The Jaguar X-Type was Jaguar’s best-selling entry-level luxury sedan and its first front-wheel drive, sold from 2001 to 2009. It shared a platform with the Ford Mondeo but aimed to bring Jaguar styling and brand cachet to a smaller, more affordable package for buyers. The X-Type competed with cars like the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class and was produced at Jaguar’s Halewood plant in England.Continue reading
The Hyundai Tucson is a popular compact crossover SUV. In production since 2004, it’s known for its modern and stylish design. Over the years, it has evolved to feature bold design elements like the distinctive cascading grille and sharp lines. The Tucson also offers a comfortable interior with various features, including leather upholstery, infotainment systems and smartphone integration. It provides a range of engine options, including petrol, diesel, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid.Continue reading
The Audi Q7 is a luxury midsize SUV in production since 2005. It was the first SUV vehicle from German automaker Audi, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group.
The original Q7 (2005-2015) shared its platform with the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne and offered a choice of V6 or V8 engines. The second generation Q7 (2015 – present) moved to Volkswagen’s MLB platform. It’s lighter and more fuel-efficient than the original, with a focus on technology and connectivity features.Continue reading
The Toyota Auris, a compact car, is recognised for its practicality, efficiency, and reliability. Toyota produced it in various body styles – a 3-door hatchback, a 5-door hatchback, and an estate version – from 2006 to 2018. The Auris also offered different engine options, including petrol, diesel, and hybrid. The hybrid variant, the Toyota Auris Hybrid, was famous for its fuel efficiency and eco-friendly features.Continue reading
First introduced in 2007, the Peugeot 308 is a compact car that offers a range of body styles, including hatchback, estate, and convertible.
The Peugeot 308 has had its fair share of issues and technical hiccups, which have been well-documented among 308 owners. However, because it’s a mature model, it’s easy to find affordable parts, making it a good choice if you like carrying out repairs yourself.Continue reading
Your vehicle’s heater matrix, also known as a heater core, is a crucial heating and cooling system component. Situated behind the dashboard and connected to the engine’s cooling system through hoses, it transfers heat from the engine to air, which is directed back into your vehicle’s cabin.Continue reading
Any car enthusiast knows that oil is the lifeblood of the engine. Regular oil changes are necessary to ensure your vehicle’s optimal performance and durability. However, the pivotal role the oil sump plays often goes unnoticed.
The oil sump, also known as the oil pan, acts as a reservoir to store and protect your vehicle’s oil. It ensures oil is readily available to provide lubrication essential to moving parts within the engine, protecting them from excessive friction. It also plays a vital role in oil cooling.Continue reading
The cylinder head is a crucial component in any internal combustion engine. It’s responsible for optimising your vehicle’s performance, efficiency, and power output.
Housing the intake and exhaust valves, along with other critical components which control the intake and exhaust processes, the cylinder head maximises airflow to create the ideal air-fuel mixture for combustion.Continue reading
It’s essential to keep things in perspective whenever you talk about car reliability, as experiences can vary widely among individual owners and models. That said, it’s the case that specific model years of the Audi A5 have had more reported issues than others, particularly those manufactured between 2008 and 2011. These model years have more reported problems with electrical components, oil consumption, and other faults.Continue reading