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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.

Nervous drivers steering clear of motorways

motorway-traffic

Millions of Brits admit to feeling anxious when driving on motorways, according to new research. A poll of 2,000 motorists by Nissan has found 23% are uncomfortable on multi-lane highways. More than half (55%) of drivers say they’re nervous when hemmed in between cars and lorries on motorways, while 43 …

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New SsangYong Rexton for top rider Pippa

Pippa Funnell SsangYong Rexton

British Olympic medallist Pippa Funnell MBE has taken delivery of a new SsangYong Rexton Ultimate. Pippa, who’s a brand ambassador for SsangYong (Korea’s oldest 4×4 and SUV specialist producer), represents the company at all the major equestrian events she attends. “I am really excited about driving the new Rexton and …

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Lotus celebrates 70th birthday in style

Lotus 70th

A unique ‘burning rubber’ video has been released to help mark 70 years of Lotus sports cars. Filmed in real time on the Lotus test track at Hethel in Norfolk, a 70th tribute logo was created using tyre marks left by an Exige Sport 410 and Evora GT410 – a …

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Drivers ‘ignoring car park etiquette’

Car park

One in 10 motorists commits car park offences including parking across bay lines, driving against the direction of traffic and leaving their vehicle in a disabled bay without displaying a Blue Badge. SUV drivers are guilty of the worst car park etiquette, according to the survey for Direct Line. Researchers …

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Helping disabled drivers get behind the wheel

QEF Mobility Services to host the relaunched Get Going Live! event for young disabled drivers

A free event is being organised to give young and recently disabled people the opportunity to experience assistive driving. The Carshalton based Driving Assessment Centre, managed by the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People, will be hosting Get Going Live! on October 5. Features of the event will include: Free …

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How to reduce your car’s running costs

Credit cards can save you money

Keeping a car on the road can cost drivers thousands each year, so along with safety and reliability, running costs are often a top consideration for many when choosing a car. We’ve teamed up with Warranty Direct to put together a guide to the most expensive outgoings that come with …

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Citroen SpaceTourer review

Citroen SpaceTourer

If you’ve ever tried squeezing seven people into a so-called seven-seater SUV or MPV you’ll know that the third row is best left to small people and contortionists. So, we thought we’d road test Citroen’s impressive SpaceTourer people carrier, but is it just a van with windows and extra seats …

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Milestone as 10 millionth Ford Mustang is built

Milestone as 10 millionth Ford Mustang is built

Ford has been celebrating the production of the 10 millionth Mustang at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The landmark model was a 460 horsepower Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed convertible – a tribute to the first ever Mustang V8 from 1964 which was painted in the same colour, …

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The car technology baffling drivers

In-car technology

Almost half of drivers struggle to get their heads around in-car tech, according to a new study. Research revealed that despite technology in cars enabling us to find routes at the touch of a button, chat to friends and family hands-free and brake without touching a pedal, a large percentage …

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Renault revives Thierry Henry’s ‘Va Va Voom’

Va Va Voom is back - Thierry Henry returns to Renault (2)

French football legend Thierry Henry has returned to Renault as a brand ambassador, bringing back ‘Va Va Voom’ to UK television screens for the first time since 2011. He will star in new TV idents as part of Renault’s partnership with Sky Sports over the course of the Premier League …

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