Opinion

'Why a Range Rover could help you avoid Espace man'
Richard Porter opinion
Opinion

'Why a Range Rover could help you avoid Espace man'

I just liked the Rover 75. It was calming and comfortable. It also earned absolutely zero respect from other road users
17 Apr 2019
'Reborn classics are a hark back to simpler times'
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'Reborn classics are a hark back to simpler times'

There's a powerful craving for cars that are compact, characterful and beautiful
11 Apr 2019
'An electric E-type beats the Goldfinger DB5 Continuation'
Richard Porter opinion
Opinion

'An electric E-type beats the Goldfinger DB5 Continuation'

In a nutshell, the Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 Continuation Edition is an expensive, largely unusable and deeply naff car for dullards
3 Apr 2019
The erosion of our ability to enjoy the open road isn’t new
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The erosion of our ability to enjoy the open road isn’t new

It’s the prescience of his observations and the relevance almost half a century later that really resonates
26 Mar 2019
An unlikely head-turner holds great promise
Richard Porter opinion
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An unlikely head-turner holds great promise

I’ve parked Ferraris outside my house and no one’s paid much attention, but everyone on my street went absolutely nuts for this
19 Mar 2019
Alpine’s leading a lightweight revival with the A110
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Alpine’s leading a lightweight revival with the A110

What excites me most is that it could be the beginning of a new and thrilling family of sports cars
12 Mar 2019
'Thanks to SUVs, normal car's days are surely numbered'
Richard Porter opinion
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'Thanks to SUVs, normal car's days are surely numbered'

Getting modern SUVs to handle in a half-decent manner is like getting a bear to dance: everyone's very impressed, but it's just not natural
6 Mar 2019
‘The joys of a group test are an increasingly rare treat in
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‘The joys of a group test are an increasingly rare treat in

The magazine road test is under threat at a time when it’s needed more than ever
28 Feb 2019
Richard Porter evo opinion
Richard Porter opinion
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Richard Porter evo opinion

This memory made me smile, but also made me sad, because I released I don't get quite as excited about cars as I used to...
19 Feb 2019
'you don’t need 500 horses to put a smile on your face'
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'you don’t need 500 horses to put a smile on your face'

Power and speed are intoxicating, but you don’t need 500 horses to put a smile on your face
12 Feb 2019
Opinion - Richard Porter
Richard Porter opinion
Opinion

Opinion - Richard Porter

If McLaren wants to continue its success with road cars, it’s time to pull down the pitlane shutters
31 Jan 2019
Dream Drive: Formula 1 at Circuit de Monaco
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Dream Drive: Formula 1 at Circuit de Monaco

Following in the tyre tracks of Senna, Hill and Hamilton is just a dream away…
9 Jan 2019
Opinion - Richard Meaden
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

It's over 30 years since Meaden passed his driving test, and it remains as the single most momentous thing he's ever passed
8 Jan 2019
Opinion - Richard Meaden
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Gimmick or genuine drivers' tool? Meaden weights up digital driver modes, and their positive, or negative effect
11 Dec 2018
Would we miss Italian car makers?
Richard Porter opinion
Opinion

Would we miss Italian car makers?

If the Irish can cope without moles, are there some car companies that we can all live without?
20 Nov 2018
Opinion - Richard Porter
Richard Porter opinion
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Opinion - Richard Porter

Rusting bodywork is largely a thing of the past, but it’s unlikely car makers will address certain other issues, reckons Porter
23 Oct 2018
Opinion - Richard Meaden
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

These days if you’re searching for performance bargains you need to think big, reckons Meaden
3 Oct 2018
Opinion - Richard Meaden
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

The cornering shot used to be a source of education and inspiration, but its currency has been devalued in recent times, reckons Meaden
25 Sep 2018
Opinion - Richard Meaden
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Your perfect three-car garage? Child’s play, says Meaden. What you really want is to identify your automotive soulmate
11 Sep 2018
Opinion - Richard Porter
Richard Porter opinion
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Opinion - Richard Porter

Finding a carefully stored old car part in his father’s garage has got Porter feeling nostalgic for simpler, more resourceful times
4 Sep 2018
Opinion - Richard Meaden
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Flying may be quicker, but you can’t beat the sense of adventure that comes with a big-miles road-trip, reckons Meaden
28 Aug 2018
Richard Porter - Opinion
Richard Porter opinion
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Richard Porter - Opinion

Porter’s thought of a new, low-cost way to get everyone driving more efficiently. The catch? It could be incredibly irritating…
21 Aug 2018
Opinion - Richard Meaden
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

What was your most memorable drive? Dickie recounts some of his, and obviously, they're incredible...
14 Aug 2018
Opinion - Richard Meaden
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

There’s a natural antidote to the crushing ability of modern performance cars, says Meaden, just keep an eye on the Met Office
31 Jul 2018
Dickien Meaden opinion
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
Dickie Meaden opinion
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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
Opinion - Richard Porter
Richard Porter opinion
Opinion

Opinion - Richard Porter

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

'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
‘I think I’m done with fast road cars’
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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
Opinion - Richard Porter
Richard Porter opinion
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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
Opinion - Richard Porter
Richard Porter opinion
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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
'We should begrudgingly endorse the SUV not lament it'
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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
Opinion - Richard Porter
Richard Porter opinion
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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
Richard Meaden - opinion
Opinion

Richard Meaden - opinion

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

'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
Opinion - Richard Porter
Richard Porter opinion
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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