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Hottest Ford Fiesta ever

Ford Fiesta ST200

Ford has unveiled the new 197bhp Fiesta ST200 – the most powerful production Fiesta ever. Based on the acclaimed Fiesta ST hot hatch and powered by a  1.6-litre EcoBoost engine, it  delivers 10% more power and 20% more torque and is capable of reaching 62mph in just 6.7 seconds. Top speed …

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Vauxhall Astra is the European Car of The Year

Vauxhall Astra named European Car of the Car

The all-new British-built Vauxhall Astra has won the prestigious 2016 European Car of the Year award. At a ceremony on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, the Astra was announced the jury’s favourite, just beating the runner-up, the Volvo XC90 (309 points vs 294 points). The other finalists were …

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Hospital parking charges are most hated

Hospital parking charges

Parking charges at hospitals in England have been voted the most disliked of all parking fees. In a survey carried out by the RAC, 64% of motorists said that hospital parking charges were the most unwelcome, way ahead of the next most unpopular which were private parking charges made at …

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Go Ultra Low to save money

Go Ultra Low line-up

Motorists could save an average of £306 a year in garage bills by switching to a new electric car. New research by the government and industry-backed Go Ultra Low campaign has found that the average driver forks out £400 for servicing and maintenance for their petrol or diesel car – …

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Revealed: Top 10 driving songs

Bohemian Rhapsody scene from Wayne's World

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is the king of the road, according to a new survey. The legendary 1976 chart-topper, which also featured so memorably in the Wayne’s World movie, beat Guns n’ Roses classic Sweet Child O’Mine and Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven in the poll to find Britain’s favourite driving …

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Renault Scenic’s 20th birthday

Renault Scenic

Renault is celebrating 20 years of the game-changing Scenic compact MPV. The award-winning Renault Scenic compact MPV was launched in 1996 and nearly five million have been sold during its 20-year production run. Now the success story is set to continue in 2016 with unveiling of fourth-generation model at 2016 …

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Volvo’s car without a key

Keyless Volvo tech

Volvo is planning to become the world’s first motor manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017. Replacing the conventional car key and fob with a smartphone application, Volvo owners will be able to automatically unlock their car when they walk up to it, then lock it again when they …

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Save money on your car insurance

Save money on your motoring costs

Insurance can be a pain, expensive and not the most exciting thing to spend your time or money on, so if you want to save, you’ve got to be smart. Car dealership Carspring has shared some small tips and tricks on how to beat the car insurers. Here are 8 surprisingly …

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007’s Aston Martin DB10 sells for £2.4m

Daniel Craig and his Aston Martin DB10

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 from the Spectre movie has sold for £2,434,500 at a Christie’s auction in London. The sale of the first car created exclusively for 007  will provide vital funds for Médecins Sans Frontières. It is the only car to date in the rarest DB lineage to …

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Penalty points – are you telling porkies?

Traffic jam

Millions of drivers are not owning up to driving licence points, new research has revealed. Nearly one in five motorists (18%) would not inform their insurer if they picked up penalty points while driving, according to a study by RAC Insurance. If true, potentially putting nearly seven million drivers are …

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