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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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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 - Richard Porter

Supercars no longer put the fear of god into their owners. Porter advises remedial action
10 Jul 2018
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'The Land Rover Defender is a rewarding drivers' car'

Is there an ‘evo’ defence for the Land Rover Defender? As an owner of one one, Porter believes there is
3 Jul 2018
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‘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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Opinion - Richard Porter

The treatment of fine supercars as static investments is a crime, says Porter, this is why...
21 Jun 2018
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Opinion - Richard Porter

After considerable efforts to control his pedantic rage, Porter is taking the high ground and not correcting his son's Porsche faux pas
5 Jun 2018
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'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 - Richard Porter

Sport modes are everywhere… It’s a shame most have the subtlety of a sledgehammer, says Porter
22 May 2018
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Richard Meaden - opinion

Calling Toyota 'the most exciting car brand' might sound dubious, but Meaden might be on to something...
15 May 2018
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'The hardest thing to engineer into a car is niceness'

When you’ve got to live with a car, there’s a lot to be said for niceness, reckons Porter.
15 May 2018
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Opinion - Richard Porter

Porter ruminates over that intangible quality that makes some cars so much more pleasing than those without: niceness
9 May 2018
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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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Richard Porter opinion

It may not be the quickest north-south route, but its ability to surprise, entertain and even disgust makes the A1 the natural choice
24 Apr 2018
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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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Richard Meaden - opinion

Dickie ponders the pointless, but seductive objective of road cars reaching the 300mph milestone
10 Apr 2018
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‘A stranger tainted my car and it’ll never be the same’

Mrs Porter’s car has been damaged in the street. Mr Porter isn’t taking it well...
3 Apr 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Dickie harks back to a time when hunting down second hand cars was a Sunday ritual rather than an open tab on your browser
27 Mar 2018
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Opinion - Richard Porter

Treating cars as investments is nothing short of wrong-headed, reckons Porter
21 Mar 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Worried that Lamborghini might be losing its hardcore edge, Meaden appraises the future of the raging bull
13 Mar 2018
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Richard Porter opinion

Where will you find the most sophisticated four-wheel-drive system available? Look no further than man’s best friend, says Porter
27 Feb 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Could recent changes to cars and roads be causing driving standards to decline? Dickie has noticed some worrying initial signs.
21 Feb 2018
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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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Dickie Meaden Opinion

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