Gavin Conway

When is it OK to tow another car, and what do I need to know before towing?


Towing another car behind yours might sound like a simple operation, but it isn’t – if you’ve never towed another vehicle, you’ll discover that it’s actually quite tricky...
First Drive review: 2017 Audi Q5

First Drive review: 2017 Audi Q5


Donald Trump will not be happy with the new Q5, not happy at all.
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First Drive review: Jaguar XF (2015)


Designed to take on luxury German cars, Jaguar’s latest XF certainly has a meaner look but what is it like when prowling some fast, twisting tarmac?...
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First drive review: Volkswagen Passat GTE (2016)


The popularity of plug-in hybrids is set to explode. Volkswagen reckons that sales will mushroom four-fold by 2018, to a staggering 893,000 per year....
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First Drive review: BMW X5 xDrive40e (2015)


BMW's large but refined new plug-in hybrid SUV is certain to be seen but not heard when it flies past you.
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First Drive review: BMW 7-series 740iL prototype (2015)


The new BMW 7-series parks itself and allows you to dismiss incoming phone calls with a wave your hand....
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First Drive review: Audi Q7 (2015)


While Surrey’s tree-lined roads may be the toughest test many new Audi Q7s will face, the SUV can cope with far worse including the sand and potholes...
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First Drive review: Mazda CX-3 (2015)


Mazda takes aim at the Nissan Juke with this compact crossover
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First Drive review: Porsche Cayman GT4 (2015)


Anyone seeking a sports car simply to pose in should steer well clear of this road-hugging, bend-devouring, sugar rush of extremes
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First Drive review: Mazda CX-5 (2015)


It's always a bit worrying when a mainstream manufacturer announces that it is going 'premium'. More often than not, this means they've stuck a bit...
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First Drive review: Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (2015)


You have to feel for Volvo. Like the conscientious pupil who has diligently learnt all the lines for the end-of-term play only to be upstaged by the...
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First Drive review: Mercedes-Maybach S 600 (2015)


If you want to know who’s got money and how much, you could do worse than ask the Swiss bank UBS. It has published a report called, rather grandly...
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First drive review: BMW 3-series plug-in hybrid (2014)


BMW's plug-in hybrid saloon packs serious power and torque alongside low emissions, high mpg and a bargain price...