News : Top 10 most read stories on AROnline in 2018

Keith Adams links back to the 10 most-read pages on AROnline over the past year. There’s been some interesting changes in what we’re all reading – and it seems a lot of you love the 2001 MINI…

AROnline is the Internet’s first port of call for new, used and classic British car news – and features – and, during 2018, we attracted more than 1.8 million unique users (which isn’t too shabby for a niche website like this).

Here, then, are the most popular individual stories you read throughout the year…

  1. Buying guide: 2001-2007 MINI (R50)
  2. Engines: K-Series
  3. Engines: A-Series
  4. Blog: Brexit – we need a rethink before it’s too late
  5. Concepts and prototypes: Rover P8 (1966-1971)
  6. The cars: Jaguar X-Type (X400) development story
  7. BL50: AROnline readers choose the 10 greatest BLMC cars
  8. The cars: Austin Allegro (ADO67) development story
  9. The cars: Princess (ADO71) development story
  10. Best of British: Gardner 6LX diesel engine

If nothing else, it would appear that the most popular development story is now the Jaguar X-Type (after years of it being the Rover 75), and that AROnline readers love debating Brexit when they’re not researching engines.

Once again, thank you so much for all your support throughout the year – and special thanks to the contributors, Mike Humble, Alexander Boucke, Ian Nicholls, Clive Goldthorp and David Morgan for their excellent contributions throughout this year.

Long may it continue!

Jaguar X400 design sketch
Jaguar X400 design sketch

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams


  1. PMSL @ Simon

    Not ideal, stiletto’s are murder for punching holes in the carpet too.

    Also equally useless for wigging into situ, Cortina gearboxes, my ankle still smarts on a cold damp morning!

  2. I would love to read articles on the O series Diesel engines and L series engines. Would love to hear what perkins engineers did to convert the O series petrol to diesel

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