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Dickie Meaden
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Opinion

Dickien Meaden opinion

Long-term magazine tests are a fundamental link between you, the reader, and us, the journalists. We shouldn’t dismiss them, says Meaden
24 Jul 2018
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Opinion

Dickie Meaden opinion

It’s easy to get sentimental about cars, but to romanticise washing them? No problem for Meaden (who hasn’t held a sponge in years)
17 Jul 2018
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Opinion

‘I think I’m done with fast road cars’

‘Too fast for the road’ has long been a badge of honour among supercars, but it’s now a condition that afflicts most performance cars
26 Jun 2018
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Honda S2000 convertible

Honda S2000: review, history and specs of an icon

Considered flawed in its day, has the passage of time seen the appeal of the high-revving, naturally aspirated Honda S2000 grow?
14 Jun 2018
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Features

evo opinion - Richard Meaden

Dickie questions whether the established manufacturers are doing enough to adapt to the future of sports cars...
12 Jun 2018
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Opinion

'We should begrudgingly endorse the SUV not lament it'

Meaden dons a flak jacket and presents a robust defence of the cars we all love to hate
30 May 2018
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Opinion

Dickie Meaden opinion

Switch off the stereo and listen to the music of the engine? Alternatively, suggests Dickie, leave it on and crank up the volume.
1 May 2018
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Opinion

Dicken Meaden opinion

It’s easy to moan about the seemingly extortionate prices of new performance cars, but is that actually the case? Meaden investigates.
17 Apr 2018
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Ford Escort Mexico

Ford Escort Mexico review – all the power you'll ever need

If there's ever a car to demonstrate that power and speed aren't necessary for a thrilling drive, it has to be the Ford Escort Mexico.
9 Mar 2018
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Opinion

Dickie Meaden opinion

Not only is the way in which hypercars are built rapidly changing, but so is their raison d’être.
6 Feb 2018
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Opinion

Dickie Meaden Opinion

Perhaps more evidence of his advancing years, Meaden confesses to a growing passion for convertible motoring
31 Jan 2018
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Opinion

Dickie Meaden opinion

Dickie Meaden discusses the three different personality types that exist among car owners.
16 Jan 2018
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Opinion

Opinion - Dickie Meaden

Nürburgring lap records have become mighty but meaningless, says Meaden, who reckons we can bring back the awe of the olden days
12 Dec 2017
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Opinion

Dickie Meaden opinion

We’ve all got our favourite corners. Meaden wants to hear yours in the hope that it could become part of something rather special
28 Nov 2017
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Opinion

Dickie Meaden's opinion on the driving experience

Car, driver, road: they’re all important, but which holds most sway when it comes to a rewarding drive?
14 Nov 2017
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Ferrari

Ferrari V8s history

28 Oct 2017
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Ferrari V12 2+2s: the evolution of the Ferrari grand tourer

28 Oct 2017
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Ferrari

Ferrari V12s: the latest and greatest 12-cylinder Ferraris

28 Oct 2017
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Ferrari

Ferrari Hypercars - Ferrari at 70

28 Oct 2017
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Porsche

‘What would you commission as your one-off supercar?’

Money no object. Three words, endless possibilities for the imaginative petrolhead. Meaden gets the ball rolling with his own fantasy car
17 Oct 2017
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Features

Racing at the Nurburgring

Dickie Meaden describes the all-enveloping experience of competing at the Nürburgring with some personal anecdotes
3 Oct 2017
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Aston Martin One-77 coupe

The Aston Martin One-77 experience

Dickie Meaden finds out what it's like to be an Aston Martin One-77 owner on the day you collect your new car.
26 Nov 2010
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Porsche 911 coupe

997.2 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS review

Richard Meaden gets behind the wheel of the flagship 911 Carrera, the 408bhp £76,758 GTS
22 Nov 2010