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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Britain’s backseat drivers reveal biggest moans

Gareth Herincx - Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Driving too fast, playing music too loud and driving one-handed are the nation’s top backseat driving moans, according to new research. The study from Direct Line pinpointed Birmingham as the nation’s backseat driving capital with 73% of Brummie drivers are plagued by complaints from passengers – 6% above the national …

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Ford Focus review

Ford Focus review

Twenty years on from the launch of the game-changing Ford Focus Mk1 comes the fourth-generation car. And the good news is that Ford’s big-selling family hatchback has regained its mojo. Having owned a few Foci over the years, I should know. Ford has clearly listened to feedback because the new …

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The real cost of car repairs

Car maintenance

New research by a leading UK online car garage and repair marketplace has revealed the top five most common components that have to be repaired. According to data from WhoCanFixMyCar.com, brakes, batteries, wheel alignment, cambelts and exhausts top the list of popular jobs. More than half of respondents said they’ve …

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All I want for Christmas… is an Audi TT

2008 Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro

The popular Audi TT has topped a British drivers’ Christmas wish list. According to data from CarGurus, the online automotive marketplace, searches for the the TT have more more than doubled in December compared to November. Most searched for cars on CarGurus this Christmas  Number Model Nov – Dec increase …

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Park & Hide – Honey, I lost the car

Car park, parking

UK motorists spend 35 million hours a year looking for their parked cars, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 drivers commissioned by Nissan GB revealed more than a third regularly forget where their car is parked, and on average ‘lose’ their vehicle once a month. A further one …

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Festive motorists gambling with alcohol

Driving a car

A fifth of drivers will risk losing their licence for being ‘slightly over the limit’ this Christmas, according to new research. The study by Auto Trader, the UK’s largest marketplace for new and used cars, discovered that 19% of motorists (the equivalent of nearly eight million) ‘only slightly over the …

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BAC Mono smashes Sepang lap record

BAC Mono sets the fastest ever lap for a production car at the Sepang circuit, Malaysia

A BAC Mono has set the fastest-ever production car lap time at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. The “world’s only single-seater, road-legal supercar” conquered the famous Formula 1 track in just 2:14.617. With Blancpain GT Series Asia driver Shaun Thong at the wheel, the previous best time (2:18.997 posted by …

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BMW 8 Series Coupe review

BMW 8 Series Coupe

The rakish, all-new 8 Series Coupe is proof positive that BMW is a brand on the move – in an upwardly mobile direction. Here’s an accomplished big GT that’s an intoxicating blend of old school and cutting edge with a dash of luxury. Powerful, plush and packed with the latest …

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Do you know a Christmas drink-driver?

Drink driving

Nearly four in 10 people (37%) have friends who they believe have driven while being over the drink-drive limit, according to new RAC research. Timed to coincide with the launch of the Government’s THINK! Christmas drink-drive campaign, the survey of 1,865 motorists found a shocking 28% were unprepared to try …

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How to avoid a Christmas shopping parking ticket

Car park, parking

Parking restrictions can often be hard to gauge, especially if you’re in a rush over the hectic Christmas shopping period. Some six million drivers were given a parking ticket during the whole of 2017 – many during the festive season. Preventing getting a parking ticket can be simple, so the …

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