Retro Road Test reviews by Motoring Research. We drive old cars on modern roads to discover just how some of the most popular classic cars stack up today.

The top 20 Retro Road Tests of the year

The top 20 Retro Road Tests of the year

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A round-up of the best classic cars we’ve driven in 2016, including two Porsche 911s, a Honda NSX and an original Fiat 500. Oh, and a Sinclair C5.
What’s it like to drive?

Honda Insight review: Retro Road Test

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The original Honda Insight was one of the first hybrid cars on sale – but was it too quirky for its own good, and should you buy one today?
Renault Clio V6: Retro Road Test

Renault Clio V6: Retro Road Test

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How does the bonkers mid-engined Renault Clio V6 3.0-litre hot hatch stack up in 2016? We give it the Retro Road Test treatment
Peugeot 205 Rallye: Retro Road Test

Peugeot 205 Rallye review: Retro Road Test

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Should you buy a Peugeot 205 Rallye over the more popular 205 GTI? We've driven one of the best forgotten hot hatches to find out
Smart City Coupe

Smart City Coupe review: Retro Road Test

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We drive the original Smart: one of the most forward-thinking – and flawed – cars of recent years
Mazda RX-8: Retro Road Test

Mazda RX-8 review: Retro Road Test

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Mazda’s rotary-engined RX-8 can be picked up for as little as £500. You probably shouldn’t...
Audi RS4 B5

Audi RS4 B5 (2001) review: Retro Road Test

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When Audi engineers go bonkers and hot up a cooking estate, take two
Porsche 996 Turbo

Porsche 996 Turbo review: Retro Road Test

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The 996 Turbo is a high-watermark in the history of the Porsche 911 – and relatively affordable, too
Bentley Turbo R: Retro Road Test

Bentley Turbo R: Retro Road Test

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You can pick up a Bentley Turbo R for as little as £10,000 – but should you?

Skoda Fabia vRS: Retro Road Test

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In 2003, Skoda unveiled the diesel-engined Fabia vRS. We drive one to see if it’s all torque and no fireworks