BMW 525i Test Drive (2003 model)

The Queen Is Dead! Long Live The Queen Reviewed by Eddie Wren, October 2003 When BMW introduced the first 5-Series model, back in 1972, it is doubtful that even they knew quite what they had invented. Now, in Fall 2003, the fourth generation of this excellent car has reached the end of its production line,…

Ford Windstar Minivan

(2003 ‘SEL Advance Trac’ model) A Star By Any Name Reviewed by Eddie Wren, September 2003 People over 50 buy a surprising proportion of upscale minivans – these vehicles are clearly not just for the parents of young families. Spaciousness and a high seating position, without needing to climb up into SUVs, are just two…

Volvo S40 T5

New Young Blood Reviewed for Drive and Stay Alive by Eddie Wren, February 2004 With the advent of the latest generation S40, Volvo are hoping to further penetrate the young adults market here in the USA and this car may be precisely what is needed. At the time of writing this review, the new 2004-5…

Jaguar X-Type Diesel

(2005 model — UK) Reviewed by Eddie Wren, September 2005 The Smallest ‘Cat’ is No Kitten! Yet the X-Type Diesel is Stunningly Gentle on the Fuel Bill Introduction Almost fifty miles to the gallon. Yes, it’s worth stating that again — fifty miles to the gallon! “But it’s a diesel!” you protest, as if that…