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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.

True total cost of motoring revealed

Car finance cost

The average UK motorist is spending £162 per month on running their car, or almost £2,000 per year, before they even take into account the cost of the vehicle itself, reveals new research from Kwik Fit. While many drivers buying a new or used car do so on finance and …

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Historic Le Mans Ford GT40 up for auction

Historic Le Mans Ford GT40

A 1966 Ford GT40 – one of three that propelled Ford to its first-ever 24 Hours of Le Mans victory – is the latest star entry for RM Sotheby’s upcoming flagship auction in Monterey, California, on August 24-25. Chassis P/1016 (which sported No 5 on the day) was one of …

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Best used electric cars for under £10,000

Electric vehicles (EVs) are more popular than ever with May seeing an 18.7% increase in the number of new pure electric vehicles registered, according to the SMMT. For motorists looking for a used electric vehicle, vehicle valuation experts at HPI have selected five of the best EVs to buy for …

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Hyundai signs as Chelsea FC’s Global Automotive Partner

Hyundai signs as Chelsea FC’s Global Automotive Partner

Hyundai Motor has announced a multi-year partnership with Premiership giant Chelsea Football Club. The deal will see the Hyundai logo presented on the sleeve of the new Blues jersey in all domestic competitions from next season until 2022, as the Global Automotive Partner. It’s the first time that Hyundai has …

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Porsche celebrates 70 years with special exhibition

Porsche’s anniversary year has moved up a gear with the opening ceremony of the “70 years of the Porsche sports car” exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. On June 8, 1948, the first vehicle to bear the Porsche name was registered. It was the iconic Porsche 356 “No 1” Roadster. Since then, …

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Mazda CX-5 SUV is the top dog

Mazda CX-5 voted most dog-friendly car

One of our favourite SUVs, the Mazda CX-5, has been crowned overall winner of the What Car? Best Car for Dogs Award. What Car? chose a shortlist of six cars from different price-points, using a list of dog-friendly criteria created with the help of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. The …

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Andy Murray goes electric with Jaguar

Andy Murray and his all-electric Jaguar I-Pace

British tennis ace Andy Murray has taken delivery of the all-new, all-electric Jaguar I-Pace. The Wimbledon winner fulfilled the promise he made during WWF’s World Earth Hour to ‘go electric’ and become one of the first Jaguar I-PACE customers on World Environment Day. Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver and fellow WWF …

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Top 10 most reliable popular hatchbacks

Volkswagen Polo

The evergreen Volkswagen Polo is crowned the most reliable of the bestselling hatchbacks. Despite being the sixth most popular hatch of 2017, it was No 1 for dependability, spending just 1.46 hours off the road for repairs, which cost an average of just £184. The data comes from car warranty …

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Own a Bugatti Chiron for just £329.99

LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron

Have you stopped dreaming about buying a Bugatti Chiron because you think it’s way out of your league? Well, think again. The new LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron has been unveiled, and though it’s not quite the real thing, this 1:8 scale supercar is available for just £329.99. The model brings …

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Made in Japan: Mazda celebrates milestone

Mazda production line in Japan

Mazda has made its 50 millionth vehicle in Japan – 86 years and seven months after it produced its first three-wheeled truck. A commemorative ceremony was held at Mazda Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi, where vehicle manufacture started in 1982. Mazda began its journey as an auto maker in 1931 when …

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