Andrew Frankel

Nine of the most exciting new cars arriving in 2022


We choose nine of the most exciting cars of 2022, from city crossovers to sports GTs and everything in between.
2015 Vauxhall Corsa SRi review

First drive review: Vauxhall Corsa SRI VX-line (2014)


The Corsa has a new body, new innards and — sort of — new engines. But only one question matters: is it as good as the Ford Fiesta?
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First drive review: BMW X6 M50d (2014)


When I first drove the BMW X6, in 2008, I came away thinking it was a car with all the impracticality of a coupe but none of the style, and all the...
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First drive review: Mercedes-Benz SL 400 AMG Sport...


The new entry-level Mercedes-Benz SL-class is furiously fast but it sounds uncouth and, as Bobby Ewing could tell you, that's a mistake...
2013 Ford Fiesta ST review

First drive review: Ford Fiesta ST (2013)


The affordable hot hatch has been on the endangered species list for a while, with rare sightings of Renault Clio Renaultsports usually being the...
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First drive review: Bentley Flying Spur (2013)


It tells you much of what you need to know about Bentleys priorities for its new Flying Spur that these words are brought to you from its back seat...
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Ferrari 599 GTB review (2006-2012)


For many purists, the 599 GTB is the apotheosis of what a Ferrari should be. It has a V12 engine in the front and is driven from the rear alone.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2010-2015)

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG review (2010-2015)


A homage to the 1954 300SL and the first car wholly designed and engineered by Mercedes-Benz's high-performance AMG division, it's a quick and brutal...
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First drive review: Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG (2013)


It;s been a long time coming, but finally Mercedes-Benz has built its first proper hot hatchback. And it has laid down a challenge to every other...
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First drive review: Rolls-Royce Wraith (2013)


Recently I was among a few hand-picked journalists invited to a secret rendezvous at the Rolls-Royce factory in West Sussex to see its new Wraith.
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First drive review: Honda Civic Type-R (2015)


AT THE END of the noughties, and in the face of global economic meltdown, Honda gave up the fight. A company once regarded as possessing more car...
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Mazda 3 Mk2 review (2009-2013)


The second generation Mazda3 is one of those cars that are too easily lost in the mix. It doesn't have a cute name like Giulietta, nor the brand cachet...
Honda Accord (2008-2015)

Honda Accord review (2008-2015)


This generation of Honda's full-sized family car has been with us since 2008, was mildly facelifted in 2011, and has proven inoffensive yet underwhelming...