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Luscombe Mitsubishi Leeds
Low Road, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire,
LS10 1QR
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If you want a Celerio, get one soon, before they run out!

24-07-2019

Perhaps I should explain the Japanese city car rules first…if you believe that our roads are overcrowded, spare a thought for the cluster of islands that make up the country we know as Japan. Japan was decimated by the second world war but was determined to emerge from its bicycle and…
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The BEST crossover in the world (and no idle boast!)

19-06-2019

What makes a good car these days? Sound engineering, responsive handling, low running costs and remarkable performance seem like a decent combination. Suppose I told you that a Suzuki Vitara (list prices start at £16,999) is a tremendous all-rounder (actually, I have done so, if you check back…
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New Swift and a ‘love:hate’ relationship

04-06-2019

For the sake of anonymity and avoiding a clip around the ear, let’s call the good lady ‘Lisbeth’. Several years earlier, I had advised her into the Skoda brand. It was right for her at the time. Her ancient Ford Escort XR3i was worth tuppence but Skoda allowed her £1,000…
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Baleno, the Suzuki ‘gift’ that keeps giving

21-05-2019

A good measure of an outstanding motorcar is how it looks after spending 30 months in the open air, with little more than an annual polish and weekly car washes to keep it in presentable fettle. Its ‘pewter’ paint finish still glistens like a new pin. Having owned a run of Skoda models,…
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Suzuki’s winning ways

08-05-2019

We have only just entered the first days of spring and a new glass cabinet has been installed in the foyer at Suzuki GB headquarters, Milton Keynes, to display trophies and plaques won by the brand in various quarters. Of course, the majority of them are given by motoring magazines, which cynics…
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Keeping Suzuki clean

16-04-2019

Having tried everything from dust-pan and brush, to frustrating coin-op machines at the local garage forecourts, or paying a manual car-wash company to surface-clean the carpets and upholstery in my cars, when a renowned tool company first introduced its in-car vacuum-cleaner, I became an early…
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Vitara – An understandably popular SUV

27-03-2019

Just reviewing the long list of product names that have been attached to Suzuki’s important midfielder should provide a generous idea as to its overall reach. Intended to slot above Jimny/SJ in the corporate pecking order, it became known as the fun-loving Sidekick in the North American…
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Local Trading Standards rewards Luscombe for fifth successive year

22-03-2019

Many consumers are unaware of the impact of some local authority services on their relationships with local traders and retailers. Yet, when one of them, WYTSS, perpetrates successful fair trade through its Motor Trade Partnership, it provides genuine peace of mind to them. Luscombe Suzuki and…
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Kizashi – when Suzuki went large!

12-03-2019

One of Suzuki GB’s hardest-working key members of staff is Alun Parry, a veritable powerhouse of a Public Relations executive. He telephoned me one day, in early-2012, and asked if I would like to have a close-up look and drive of a new D-segment model. Naturally, my curiosity is seldom sated…
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Ignis moments prove a go-anywhere theory

27-02-2019

Possessing styling shades of Suzuki’s amazing SC100 ‘Wiz Kid’ rear-engined micro-coupe (look it up!), the Ignis is a veritable barnstormer, as capable on-road, as it is phenomenal off it. While all-wheel-drive is an option for Ignis owners, as the front driven versions cost…
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Vitara Auto makes a perfect company car

08-02-2019

No matter from which angle you approach this proposition, the sums add up. What does the typical company executive desire most from his mode of transport? 1) An SUV-class model; with Vitara he gets it. A neat-looking, well-balanced, all-wheel-driven machine. 2) The latest driver and safety aids;…
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Baleno makes consummate sense as an ‘L-car’

29-01-2019

Teaching new drivers demands enormous patience, nerves of steel and intense belief in the integrity of their choice of training vehicle. However, the driver education industry has become predominated by three, or four, large companies, to which overall profitability has become a precursor. With…
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When Suzuki met Fiat

23-01-2019

In 1981, American carmaker, General Motors (GM), together with its Japanese subsidiary, Isuzu, bought a 5.3% shareholding in Suzuki. Its intention was to enter the realms of sub-compact motorcars, where GM had almost zero experience. The first fruit of the relationship arrived in the form of the…
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The logic behind Top Gear’s Liana

15-01-2019

Placing a ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ was a master-stroke of television planning. The BBC’s most successful programme of the modern era commenced in 2002, in its most popular format, and the Suzuki Liana was chosen as the ideal vehicle for celebrities and racing drivers to…
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See You Jimny!

10-01-2019

Possessing as much desirability as a McLaren supercar, which is not as daft a comparison as you might think, an instant collectability status has arisen for the latest Jimny model, in either of its trim guises. Despite the Japanese factory working flat-out to satisfy a worldwide demand for what is…
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Suzuki impresses by making the best Vitara even better

21-12-2018

Cut me through the middle and you might find a six-letter brand in my core, for which I cannot be blamed, as Suzuki has been such a vital part of my motoring life for several years. If you have read any of my past contributions to Luscombe’s Suzuki website, you will be only too aware that I…
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Do you fancy a Cappuccino?

13-12-2018

Over the years, Suzuki has produced some truly wonderful motorcars, each of which has either established, maintained, or built an unique platform for the brand. Among the cars that have been supplied to the UK new car scene are the intriguing X-90 and the undeniably sporty Cappuccino, both of which…
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SUV? SchmeshUV!

05-12-2018

Consider carefully your reasons for buying into the Suzuki brand. For some motorists, Suzuki is a leftfield choice. It is an oddball. It plays by slightly different rules. Highly respected for its engineering stance, its designs are often very attractive and set standards. Yet, compliance with other…
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What is now Sport is no longer GTi

26-11-2018

Around 28 years ago, with an offspring celebrating an 18th birthday, I was determined to mark the occasion in grand style. The child had learnt how to drive to an advanced level and (to be frank) I was becoming slightly tired with providing an all-hours chauffeur service to him and his cadre of…
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Meeting the Team

13-11-2018

Meet Rachael Bell (27) While Rachael has only been with Luscombe’s since May 2018, she has found it a remarkably easy firm to work with, despite its frequent flurries of ‘emergent’ business. Her background in working as a customer contact executive for one of Bradford’s…
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The currency of the pretty little Celerio

06-11-2018

The everyman Ford Cortina Mk3 (in 1971) cost £963 (the equivalent of £12,294 today), while the more iconic Jaguar E-Type V12 was a bolder £3,139 (£43,866 today). The Dagenham-built Cortina was sold as a ‘Standard’, no-frills model, powered by a 1.3-litre,…
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Meeting the team

30-10-2018

Introducing you to Nicky Phillips (39) Nicky has been with Luscombe for just 14 weeks. She works part-time within a team of three staff providing Sales Administration duties for the busy Suzuki dealership, while also learning about Mitsubishi, to extend her future duties to the sister franchise.…
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Jim-jiminy Jimny is Suzuki’s perfectly accentuated 4x4

24-10-2018

Analysing the current Jimny, it is a vehicle that has NO rivals. It used to have one, in the form of the Land Rover Defender. Okay. I know that the Landy is a much larger 4x4 but, as there are no other vehicles of similar off-road capabilities, other than Jimny, perhaps you can understand my…
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Nobody knows better than Suzuki how to make a small car truly sporty

17-10-2018

Starting early-morning from my Lincolnshire home, I drove across country to collect a colleague and friend from Ludlow. Having equipped my Baleno with some Bridgestone Turanza tyres (on test), I was keen to experience how they would manage our subsequent drive north, through spectacular Welsh…
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S-Cross indicates Suzuki’s performance perspective

10-10-2018

If you agree with the premise that ‘every picture tells a story’, then you will understand the logic of driving an S-Cross on the rain-lashed roads of the Scottish Highlands, through the lovely City of Edinburgh, on Kielder’s scenic, mostly gravel forest drive and the back-street…
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Compact does not mean ‘pokey’, when it comes to the mighty Suzuki Baleno

02-10-2018

When you stand 6’ 6” tall in your stocking soles, one of the first aspects of car ownership has to be, can I fit? Well, in Baleno, I do, what’s more, there is even space for another six-footer behind me, let alone abundant room elsewhere in the cabin. Were I Robin Luscombe, I would…
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Latest Vitara 1.4S provides both on and off-road thrills

25-09-2018

Having driven well over 5,000-miles in various Vitaras since the new model was launched in late-2015, I can inform you that I have driven it on Croft racing circuit, near Darlington, on a rally stage, in South Wales, and in seasonal weather on roads all over the UK and even Europe. It is fair to…
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High local standards are vital for upstanding local businesses

23-09-2018

A popular complaint raised in general chit-chat is the falling standards of television, food, education, manners and, almost the most important of them all, trading. Therefore, it is fortunate indeed that West Yorkshire benefits from the back-up provided by its local Trading Standards Service.…
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New Jimny is due soon and its legacy looks secure

18-09-2018

As a motoring journalist, with privileged access to Suzuki’s ‘inner sanctum’, me and my colleagues are provided with some truly outstanding test drive opportunities. One of the most entertaining took place towards the end of last year, at a ‘secret’ off-road ground, in…
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The Future is Bright…the Future is online content

14-09-2018

Hello and welcome! My name is Iain Robertson. I am a motoring journalist and a Suzuki owner (I pay for it!). Thanks to the foresight of Robin Luscombe, the illustrious boss-man at your Suzuki (and Mitsubishi) dealer in Leeds, over the next few months, I hope to introduce you to my Suzuki Baleno,…
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Changes to Vehicle Excise Duty Road Tax – What impact will it have?

08-12-2016

There are changes ahead for the way that road tax is to be calculated and I consider it is important for you to be aware of these changes because it could have a BIG impact on you. The new VED Road tax changes will be implemented on 1st April 2017 but will not affect your existing car –…
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HP, PCP or PCH - Are you ‘confused.com’ about which type of Finance best suits your requirements?

23-08-2016

  I am often asked by buyers of both new cars and used cars about which sort of finance package they should choose and what the differences are in the finance options they are given - as I don’t mind which sort of finance you use, as long as it’s the best product for your…
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What are Pre Reg Cars?

05-08-2016

This may seem a simple question to many, but last week I took a call on my mobile from a lady in Bradford  who was looking on our website for a new or nearly new car, and just wanted a few simple points explained in non-technical motor trade language –  I was more than happy to…
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Brexit - my views

07-07-2016

The hot topic in the pub and everywhere else this week is the result of the referendum, and everyone wants to know what's going to happen- I’m sorry but I am not going to join that gang either predicting a wonderful future or a slide into recession, because, as I told all my staff last…
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Genuine Reasons for using Genuine Parts ....

29-06-2016

    Why Use Genuine Parts?  - That is a question which often gets asked and I am sure the Fastfit Centres in Yorkshire such as Kwik Fit and Halfords may think the opposite of what I am about to say, but here goes….   I think it's very important and in the long term…
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