Car Write Ups features reviews of new cars available in the UK.

The road tests are written by  Tim Barnes-Clay, a British motoring journalist.

Tim has a steady stream of vehicles to write about each month and is always interested in commissions.

Follow and interact with Tim on Twitter @carwriteups.


Select below to read some of Tim’s most recent reports:

Lexus IS 300h, Lincolnshire Life Magazine, September 2014

Skoda Rapid Spaceback – 26th August 2014

Hyundai i30 Tourer – 19th August 2014

Volvo S60 – 11th August 2014

Mégane Renaultsport 265 – 4th August 2014

Toyota RAV4 – 29th July 2014

Mercedes-Benz GLA – 21st July 2014

Volvo XC90 SUV – 14th July 2014

Subaru XV – 8th July 2014

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross – 30th June 2014

Jaguar F-Type Coup – 24th June 2014

Lexus IS 300h F SPORT – 16th June 2014

Audi R8 Coupé – 9th June 2014

Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Powershift – 2nd June 2014

Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir – 30th May 2014

Mazda 3 Fastback – 30th May 2014

Infiniti Q50 – 30th May 2014

Mazda MX 5 – 29th May 2014

Jaguar XF Saloon – 23rd May 2014

New Citröen Grand C4 Picasso – 1st May 2014

New Peugeot 308 Feline THP 156 – 30th April 2014

Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDi – Iceni Magazine, Issue 13 2014

Audi RS 7 Sportback, – Lincolnshire Life Magazine, April 2014

Gtechniq – Nanotech Car Care Products manufacturer makes it easy to achieve the ultimate finish on any car

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE 5dr, published in Lincolnshire Life Magazine, February 2014

New Car Owners Increasingly Turning To Independent Garages

New Subaru Outback, posted on 4th February 2014

Audi Q5, posted on, 27th January 2014

NEWS: Motorists urged to get the best price for scrap cars

New Mitsubishi Outlander, posted on 24th January 2014

Fiat 500L Trekking 1.6 MultiJet 105hp

New Nissan Qashqai triumphs at What Car? Awards 2014,posted on, 10th January 2014

UK motorists forking out hundreds on unexpected car repair costs

Suzuki Grand Vitara i.9 DDiS SZ5

MG3, posted on January 6th, 2014

‘Cars to look out for in 2014′, posted on December 30th 2013

‘Guide to 2013′s Most Desirable Motors’, posted on, 27th December 2013

Mercedes-Benz A-Class, published in Iceni Magazine Issue 09, January 2014

Mercedes-Benz A-Class, posted on, 18th December 2013

Seat Ibiza FR, posted on, 3rd December 2013

‘Executive Motoring – First Impressions Count’, published in The Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Business Link Magazine, December 2013

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, published in Issue 20 of The Consultant, December 2013 (Select pages 67-71)

Citroën C4 Picasso, posted on, 25th November 2013

Seat Leon FR 2.0 TDi 150 PS & Seat Toledo, published in Chic Asian Lifestyle Magazine, December 2013

BMW 4 Series Coupé, published in Lincolnshire Life Magazine, December 2013

Honda CR-Z, posted on 21st November 2013

Independent Garage scheme urges motorists to make their voices heard

Škoda Yeti, posted on 13th November 2013

Jeep Wrangler, posted on, 11th November 2013

 MGMW Green Apple Awards 2013 Winner 

Jaguar F-Type, posted on, 7th November 2013

Vauxhall Ampera, posted on, 28th October 2013

Peugeot 2008, posted on 16th October 2013

Seat Toledo, posted on 14th October 2013

Isuzu D-Max, posted on 9th October 2013

Chevrolet Trax, posted on 30th September 2013

2013 Subaru Forester SUV, posted on 26th September 2013

The Caravan Club Tow Car of the Year 2014

Mercedes-Benz CLS 250CDi Shooting Brake

Trust My Garage issues timely warning before clocks go back

Audi A4 Saloon, posted on, 10th September 2013

Nissan Qashqai 360, posted on, 4th September 2013

Chrysler 300C Saloon, posted on, 2nd September 2013

‘Trust My Garage’ helps students pass vital car test

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback, posted on, 19th August 2013

2013 Seat Leon Hatchback, posted on, 13th August 2013

New Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE, posted on, 5th August 2013

Citroen DS4 DSport HDi 160, posted on, 2nd August 2013

Range Rover Sport, posted on, 24th July 2013

Dacia Duster Access, posted on, 16th July 2013

New 2013 Kia pro_ceed – posted on, 8th July 2013

Volvo S80 – posted on, 2nd July 2013

Motorbike v Car Safety – ‘What would make you give up biking’, posted on, 27th June 2013

Government backed code offers UK motorists even greater peace of mind at independent garages

Land Rover Freelander 2, posted on 17th June, 2013

Mummy blogger saves nearly £100 on fuel in just a week with LPG

Alfa Romeo Giulietta, posted on  12th June,  2013

Norfolk women putting themselves at risk on the road due to poor car maintenance

Vauxhall Mokka Tech Line 1.6 1.6V

Chevrolet Orlando 2.0 VCDi LTZ

VW Touran MPV, posted on, 6th June 2013

SEAT Alhambra SE2.0 TDI Ecomotive 140 PS, June 2013

Blog: Automatic versus Manual Cars posted on May 28th 2013

Maserati GranCabrio Sport, posted on, 20th May 2013

Peugeot 5008 MPV posted on May 13th 2013

Lotus Exige S posted on May 8th 2013

Gumball 3000 – 15th Anniversary Road Trip, May 2013

Honda CR-V posted on May 8th 2013

Volvo V70 posted on April 29th 2013

The Countdown’s On – The Italian Job Starts On May 9th 

Audi Q3 SUV, posted on, April 2013

Motorists can slash costs by trusting independent garages

Subaru XV 2.0D SE Lux Premium

Richard ‘Jaws’ Kiel Visits ‘Bond In Motion’

Magnum Opus Motoring – The Bentley Mulsanne

All-new Citroën DS3 Cabrio DSport 155

ŠKODA Rapid 1.6 TDI Elegance

The all-new Mitsubishi Mirage

Budget 2013 – The Motoring Headlines

Pothole Invasion leads to Risky Evasion

Audi A3 Sportback

Kia Sportage KX-4 2.0 CRDi AWD, posted on, March 2013

Maserati barn find is a barnstormer

Citroën C5 Exclusive HDi 200 6-speed auto saloon

Chevrolet Captiva VCDi LTZ, posted on, March 2013

All makes welcome at the national Austin 7 Rally

Fancy a spotless windscreen?

Aston Martin celebrates 100 years at 2013 Silverstone Classic

Bite the ‘Bullitt’ at International Trophy Sale

Giving up smoking could be good news for motorists’s pockets as well as their health

Young Petrolhead Bags Coveted Award

Buying a car on budget? Which route do you take?

Mercedes-Benz E300 Blue TEC Hybrid, posted on March 2013

Ferrari F12berlinetta

Kia Sportage KX-4 2.0 CRDi AWD

Hyundai i40 takes Premium to the next level

Revolution Motorstore offer up to £400 off OZ Racing Superturismo GT

‘Famous Five’ Inducted into the 2013 Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame

Caterham Cars  bids farewell to Caterham Showroom

400 Convertibles on offer at two Great Sales in March

Best of British Steal The Show At Race Retro Auction

Don’t Steer Your Partner Towards An Argument

Four Feisty Cars For The New 13 Registration Plates

Do You Have Car Envy? Motoring News Feb 2013

UK Drivers Spend Over a Week Behind The Wheel Each Year

March ‘13’ Plate Change Spells a Used Car Bargain Boon But Don’t Get Caught Out

Don’t Let An Application For Credit On A 13 Plate Be Unlucky

A Wheely Good Deal

Toyota GT86 TRD – It’s Official

Manchester United Player (Paul Scholes) Gets ‘Frost-Jacked 

The New Volkswagen Golf

Vauxhall Astra VXR 2.0i Turbo (280PS)

Historics offers unique World Cup Rally Austin Maxi at auction

New roles at Kia

‘Child Proofing’ – The New Ford B-Max

Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE 1.6 T-GDi

Seat Mii 5dr Vibora Negra Sport 1.0:

The sole surviving Morris London taxi up for auction

New Vehicle test centre at famous Nürburgring track

Citroën DS5 DStyle e-HDi 110 Airdream

Lexus GS 450h Luxury hybrid Auto

Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport (150PS)

Volvo V40 D4 SE Nav

Peugeot 208 Feline 1.6 THP 3dr

Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC EX

Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon LT1.7 VCDi

Ford B-MAX 1.6 TDCi Titanium

Mitsubishi L200 Trojan Double Cab

Attention Porsche 911 Speedster fans!

New Honda CR-V 2.2 i- DTEC SE 

Isuzu D-Max Utah Double Cab 4×4

Skyfall: 007 Bond Car Winner Is Shaken And Stirred

Ford Focus ST , Police Patrol Vehicle

Range Rover Evoque SD4 Prestige LUX Automatic 3 dr Coupé

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 2.0 CDTi SRi

Baby on Board signs: life-saver or danger?

New Seat Ibiza FR 2.0 TDI

British cars take Gold, Silver & Bronze

Škoda Citigo Elegance 1.0 MPI GreenTech

Mercedes-Benz B 200 CDi BlueEFFICIENCY SPORT

Kia cee’d Sportwagon 1.6 CRDi 3

Mazda CX-5 2.2 Sport Auto AWD

Hyundai i40 Saloon Premium 1.7 CRDi 136ps 

VW Golf Cabriolet

Peugeot 508 RXH

Chris Evans Revs Up For Car-Fest

New Toyota Avensis Tourer

Lotus Elise S

Lotus Exige S

Bentley Mulsanne

62 Is The Number For New Cars – Tim’s Guide To Buying A New Car

Great Wall Steed S

Vauxhall Insignia Bi Turbo SRi Sports Tourer

Subaru Outback 2.0D SE Nav Plus

New Hyundai i30 Style 1.6 CRDi

Honda Accord Saloon 2.2 I-DTEC ES GT

Modern Men & Motors

The Italian Job…

Seat Exeo ST

Mazda3 1.6D TS2

BMW 320d Sport Saloon

New Kia cee’d

Talking the torque – Hatchbacks for business

Škoda Octavia vRS Hatch 2.0 TFSI 200PS

VW Golf Match 2.0 TDI 140

Peugeot 3008 2.0 HDi HYbrid4 104g

Mercedes-Benz E220 CDi BlueEfficiency Saloon Executive SE

Three sporty cars for under £20k

Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Electric Car)

Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.4 Turbo

Volvo XC90 D5 R-Design

Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet Lounge

Budget Busting Cars for Business

Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi ’3′

Peugeot 508 Active HDi 140

Maserati GranCabrio 

Chrysler Delta 1.6 MultiJet SE – February 2012

Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 TB MultiAir 135bhp Distinctive – February 2012

Nissan Juke 1.6 DIG-T Tekna – February 2012

BMW 640d Coupé M Sport – January 2012

Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDi BlueEfficiency – January 2012

Seat Leon FR+ – January 2012

Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 Di-D GX4 SST

New Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Bentley Continental GT

Check out other recent articles of interest:

Historics offers unique World Cup Rally Austin Maxi at auction

New roles at Kia

‘Child Proofing’ – The New Ford B-Max

Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE 1.6 T-GDi

Seat Mii 5dr Vibora Negra Sport 1.0:

The sole surviving Morris London taxi up for auction

New Vehicle test centre at famous Nürburgring track

Skyfall: 007 Bond Car Winner Is Shaken And Stirred

Ford Focus ST , Police Patrol Vehicle

Baby on Board signs: life-saver or danger?

British cars take Gold, Silver & Bronze

Chris Evans Revs Up For Car-Fest

62 Is The Number For New Cars – Tim’s Guide To Buying A New Car

 MGMW Green Apple Awards 2012

Modern Men & Motors

The Italian Job…

Three sporty cars for under £20k

‘Creme de la creme convertibles’ (Bentley Continental GTC, Maserati GranCabrio & Mercedes-Benz SLK)

Three’s A Magic Number (Rolls Royce Phantom II, New Bentley Continental GTC, McLaren MP4-12C)

Cars Oil the Cogs of Business

Toyota FCV-R Concept

Arrrive in Style – Lincolnshire Today

(Garage) Trust is the Key for Drivers – Kwik Fit Survey

Motorists’ alarm at plans to change MOT test

Best Cars for Business Commuters

MGMW-Green Apple Awards 2011

Panoramic Glass Roofs

Executive 5-Star Cars

Raise The Game : V-E-R-Y Exec Business Cars

Wallet-Friendly Executive Cars

Motor Gadgetry

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