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We like to put our money where our mouth is by running the cars we cover on AROnline. Sometimes they’re troublesome, but always rewarding. Here’s the pick of them…

Blog : The Rover reviver becomes Mondeo Man

Blog : The Rover reviver becomes Mondeo Man

Our man in the south waves farewell to Project HHR, the car that’s quite possibly been the cheapest and most dependable of the bangers we have brought you. In a strange twist of fate, Mike hasn’t got a new project, but he is making good use of the ratty Mondeo we recently purchased. Andy Widdows […]

Our Cars : Mike’s 400 blots its copy book

Our Cars : Mike’s 400 blots its copy book

Mike Humble After months of trouble free motoring it had to happen eventually. The old scrotter itself, our Project HHR, has finally given me a serious enough reason to dig deep into the pocket in order to keep the old girl rolling just that little bit longer… It’s always the way, isn’t it? Just as you settle […]

Our Cars : Keith’s MINI Cooper – lighting up the way

Our Cars : Keith’s MINI Cooper – lighting up the way

Keith’s fitted LED headlamp bulbs to his MINI Cooper in an attempt to improve the view forward. They’re working, but are they legal?

By 18 February 2017 9 Comments Read More →
Our Cars : A new lease of life

Our Cars : A new lease of life

Alexander Boucke Car ownership involves certain plights – at least if the word automobile has a certain importance for you. Of course, we all know that servicing car is essential to remain mobile. When a timing belt slips into the equation, this often means a significant expenditure, in particular when a big V6 fills the […]

Blog : The view ahead…

Blog : The view ahead…

Alexander Boucke While I know that about 3 per cent of the New Year have already passed, I will start with a look in the rear view mirror… Listening to a two-hour special on the local radio station playing just David Bowie songs, I am reminded that 2016 had some memorable moments, but certainly not all […]

Our Cars : Project HHR – and she just keeps plodding on

Our Cars : Project HHR – and she just keeps plodding on

Snatched, quite literally, from the jaws of the crusher, Mike’s Project HHR has had some adventures in the past couple of months. Reliability doesn’t make for the most interesting of reads but, in the cold, damp and miserable weather at this time of year, it’s all you could ever wish for in a car. At the Classic Car Show […]

By 22 December 2016 5 Comments Read More →
Our Cars : Getting to know Keith’s MINI

Our Cars : Getting to know Keith’s MINI

Keith’s bought another car. This time, it’s one of the first R50-generation MINIs off the line. There are one or two issues to sort, but that’s what you’d expect with an old Mini. Yes?

By 28 November 2016 9 Comments Read More →
Our Cars : Ian Nicholls’ Jaguar journey

Our Cars : Ian Nicholls’ Jaguar journey

Ian Nicholls, AROnline’s resident historian takes time out from his studies of the BMC>MGR archive to tell us about his rather eclectic taste in cars – and his relationship with Browns Lane’s finest…

By 22 November 2016 14 Comments Read More →
Our Cars : Project HHR – it’s showtime!

Our Cars : Project HHR – it’s showtime!

With most of the niggles ironed out and the jobs to do list getting ever shorter, the Rover 414 is proving to be a faithful daily driver. Not only that, but it’s going on show at this year’s Classic Car Show at Birmingham’s NEC – and, in true AROnline style, getting the car ship shape […]

By 9 November 2016 8 Comments Read More →
Blog : Y-reg Minis – gotta catch ’em all!

Blog : Y-reg Minis – gotta catch ’em all!

The R50- and onwards-generation of MINI rather neatly dovetails AROnline in many ways. It appeared in 2001, started out with good intentions, and has grown beyond all recognition from the original idea. Well, something like that. That maybe why I now seem to have two very early MINIs in my possession right now.