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Ivan Aistrop
Road test editor

Ivan has been testing cars and writing reviews since 2000. There aren't many motors out there that he hasn't driven.

2015 McLaren 570S Coupe First Drive 2 years ago

McLaren 570S first drive review

The 570S sees McLaren taking on the best of the sports car market, most notably, the Porsche 911. Can it compete?
2015 Mini Clubman Review 2 years ago

Mini Clubman estate (2015 - ) review

The Clubman is the biggest, most family-focused Mini yet. It competes with premium hatchback rivals like the Audi A3 Sportback and Mercedes A-Class.
2015 Vauxhall Astra ride Review 2 years ago

Vauxhall Astra review

The Vauxhall Astra is one of the mainstays of the small family hatchback class, and sells in huge numbers as a result. And, this latest Astra might just have what it takes to compete with the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
2015 Peugeot 308 GTI By Peugeot Sport 270 First Drive 2 years ago

Peugeot 308 GTI 270 first drive review

Any new hot hatch from Peugeot is inevitably compared to greats from the company's past, but what really matters is how this new flagship 308 compares to its current rivals
2014 BMW i8 ride Review 2 years ago

BMW i8 Coupe (2014 - ) review

The BMW is a car of the future that you can buy today. Supercar performance combined with city car running costs
Nissan Qashqai on-road front Review 2 years ago

Nissan Qashqai Hatchback (2013 - ) review

Read the Nissan Qashqai (2013 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
2015 Ford Grand C-Max ride Review 2 years ago

Ford Grand C-Max MPV (2015 - ) review

The Ford Grand C-Max is a seven-seat MPV, but because it’s a small one, it can’t offer the space that rivals such as the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and Seat Alhambra can. That said, it is one of the best MPVs to drive.
2015 Ford C-Max ride Review 2 years ago

Ford C-Max MPV (2015 - ) review

The Ford C-Max is a five-seat compact MPV that rivals the likes of the Citroen C4 Picasso. It’s not the most practical car of its type, but it is one of the best to drive.
2015 Ford S-Max ride Review 2 years ago

Ford S-Max MPV (2015 - ) review

The Ford S-Max is a seven-seat MPV to rival the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, and is also arguably the most driver-focussed MPV on the market right now
2015 VW Sharan handling Review 2 years ago

Volkswagen Sharan MPV (2015 - ) review

The Volkswagen Sharan is an enormous seven-seat MPV that competes with cars the Ford Galaxy and Seat Alhambra. MPVs don’t come much bigger – or better – than this.
Mercedes Benz GLC main shot Review 2 years ago

Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV (2015 - ) review

The Mercedes GLC is a prestige compact SUV to rival the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Range Rover Evoque. It’s a cracking all-rounder and a very tempting ownership proposition.
Subaru Outback ride Review 2 years ago

Subaru Outback Estate (2015 - ) review

The Subaru Outback is part off-roader and part family estate car, in much the same way as the Skoda Octavia Scout or Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer
Renault Kadjar ride Review 2 years ago

Renault Kadjar SUV (2015 - ) review

The Kadjar is Renault’s assault on the fashionable Compact SUV market, and it shares many of its mechanicals with the current class-leader, the Nissan Qashqai. Pretty good start, then…
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Review 2 years ago

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe (2014 - ) review

In a world where wind tunnels dictate the shape of most supercars, the Mercedes-AMG GT is an outrageously brash breath of fresh air. Priced to rival top-end Porsche 911s, its 4.0-litre V8 engine delivers astonishing pace and a truly bonkers soundtrack.
2015 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI S line tracking Review 2 years ago

Audi Q7 SUV (2015 - ) review

The Audi Q7 is a prestige seven-seat 4x4 that competes with cars like the BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport. It’s luxurious, practical and very desirable.
Mazda CX-3 SUV (2015 - ) Review 2 years ago

Mazda CX-3 Hatchback (2015 - ) review

The Mazda CX-3 is a supermini-based SUV to rival cars like the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008. It's fun, but it could be a lot more comfortable.
Kia Rio ride Review 2 years ago

Kia Rio Hatchback (2014 - ) review

Kia's Rio is a worthy rival for the likes of the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, but does it have what it takes to tempt buyers away from the mainstream choices?