Our cars: Kia Soul, Lexus iS300h and Skoda Octavia

The Kia Soul has issues staying focused musically, the Lexus iS300h has won praise where previously there was criticism, and the Skoda has been proving its worth once more...

Our cars: Kia Soul, Lexus iS300h and Skoda Octavia

Every day we take a look at a selection of the cars we live with on a day-to-day basis. Today we have a look at the Kia Soul, Lexus iS300h and the Skoda Octavia.

Will Williams, our staff photographer, has been getting used to his new Kia Soul this past week. Mostly, metaphorically speaking, it's been a harmonious period of adjustment, but there have also been moments of discord. Click here to find out why.

Mark Pearson, our database editor, has been out in not one, but two cars this week.

First-up, he took to the helm of the Lexus iS300h. The gearbox in the Lexus hasn't been without its critics, so click here to see if Mark's views sided with the no camp.

Next, Mark drove, enjoyed, and as a result, was reminded to defend, the honour of the Skoda Octavia. Click here to find out why he was called upon to do this, and what his arguments were.

Read the rest of our weekly long-termer updates here.