Review: Ford Puma 1.7 VCT

A review of Ford’s last compact coupe and one of their best received sports cars. The Ford Puma. Turn back the clock, to the 1980’s and the 1990’s, you will find that the automotive market was very different. There were no crossover SUVs, which saturate today’s automotive market, but while sport sedans and hot-hatchbacks were... Continue Reading →

Review: Volvo S60 (Gen. 3)

A review of Sweden’s latest contender in the premium midsize saloon market. The midsize saloon market- nowadays, it is not what it once was for popularity. However sales for the premium midsize car market is still a strong sales post, as compared to contemporary midsize saloons; while they are more- plush nowadays, they are being... Continue Reading →

Hot Topic: Toyota Supra (A90)

A look at the legacy- and return of one of the most respected nameplates not only from Toyota, but the automotive world. Sports cars. Coupes, Saloons, Hot-Hatchbacks, whatever form a sports car may be in, it can easily be under scrutiny, due to market trends and the financial condition of the company, which can be... Continue Reading →

Ford Puma

The Ford Puma was a small, compact coupe based off the Ford Fiesta MK4. It was sold in Europe and the UK only, from 1997 until 2002. It was popular and well received- improving Ford's reputation for great handling and driving dynamics, in an affordable package. It was one of the first Ford cars to... Continue Reading →

Volvo: Electric Future

An observation about the sharp new move for Volvo and Polestar. Up until recent years, car manufacturers would need a environmentally- conscious image, to satisfy their consumer base, since the 70’s, in order to show that their products weren’t as bad for polluting the environment, but more so to comply with mandatory government regulations, usually... Continue Reading →

A brand that needs revival – Lancia

If you were to say to anyone today to think of an Italian car brand, what would come to their mind is ‘Fiat, Alfa Romeo or Maserati’. If you were to question someone on a brand of innovation, they may say ‘Honda, Toyota, Mercedes or Saab’. And motorsport pedigree, they may say ‘Ford, BMW, Lotus... Continue Reading →


Welcome to Open Roads. Like open roads, this site involves matters of driving, cars, motor-sport, automotive history, engineering design and much more. This is a place to either delve into reading automotive, learning something you may not know, or even somewhere to causally glance at for trivia or a quick read. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this... Continue Reading →

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