A new slant on the roadster: Mazda MX-5 v Fiat 124 Spider

A new slant on the roadster: Mazda v Fiat


Mazda’s open-top MX-5 is a five-star car with no rivals. Or it was. Nick Rufford falls for a challenger while James Mills backs the original...
How it feels to globetrot by motorbike

How it feels to globetrot by motorbike


I was in the Karakoram mountains in Pakistan and I’d made my way there on a hired donkey. For three nights I slept in a goatherd’s hut...
The screech of tyres and the mass revving of motorcycle engines are an increasingly familiar racket in London’s back streets and industrial estates. The cacophony invariably signals the arrival of riders from UK BikeLife, a shadowy subculture that has grown rapidly in the past few years, and is now thought to number several hundred members.

Gallery: Skid row riders


The young riders of UK BikeLife burn rubber across London, posting videos of their stunts. Are they a menace or just teenagers letting off steam?
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Me and My Motor: Nigel Mansell


He might have topped 200mph on the racetrack, but when it comes to driving on public roads, Nigel Mansell insists he’s a good boy...
Cheating VW ‘owes London £2.5m in congestion charges’

Cheating VW ‘owes London £2.5m congestion charge'


Volkswagen faces a £2.5m compensation demand from the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for congestion charge underpayments linked to Dieselgate
Dashboard screens risk drivers' lives, reports The Sunday Times

Dashboard screens risk drivers' lives


Car makers are not doing enough to stop drivers being distracted by touchscreen entertainment systems, says the man in charge of Britain’s roads
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Car Clinic: Why have my alloy wheels turned black?

Car Clinic: Why have my alloy wheels turned black?


The alloy wheels on our 2014 Ford B-Max turned from silver to black shortly after purchase. Why?
Reader Letters: Electric car reviews, paint and age-based insurance hikes, and dieselgate groups

Reader Letters: EVs, insurance hikes & dieselgate


It was great to read a review of the Tesla Model S. Giles Smith mentioned the growing national charging network, but in future, in order to...
Car Clinic: How can I stop my car windscreen from misting up?

Car Clinic: How can I prevent windscreen misting?


The windscreen in my Vauxhall Corsa mists up badly in damp weather and takes ages to clear. What can I do about it?
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2016 Toyota Prius Mk 4 review

Toyota Prius Mk 4 review (2016 on)


Toyota didn’t make the first hybrid car but it is the first company you think of when it comes to combustion engine-electric alchemy...
First Drive review: 2017 Maserati Levante Diesel

First Drive review: 2017 Maserati Levante diesel


Those who wear their motoring anorak with pride and rub their hands with glee when the pub quiz throws up a car-related question are likely to
The Clarkson Review: 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

The Clarkson Review: Bentley Mulsanne Speed


People who live near a busy road often moan about traffic noise, and they have my sympathy. I’d rather listen to a wounded hare than a motorway..
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