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Anarchy In The UK

  Perhaps that might be stretching the point but we wanted to attract your attention. Recently, your correspondent, whilst motoring peacefully along an urban dual carriageway, was overtaken by a BMW and a Mini going at a heck of a lick. Once past, they cut me up with their lane-changing …

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What Are You Watching?

It has been reported recently that some enterprising criminal has been renting set-top boxes that show the full compliment of a well known satellite broadcaster’s TV output at a fraction of the price officially charged. Somehow or other he has managed to by-pass their system. For many of us who …

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If In Doubt, Make A List

OK, it’s a new year and, with Spring approaching (eventually), you will be in the market for a change of car. It doesn’t matter how much you like your car, there comes a point when you get that automotive itch that just has to be scratched. The search begins for …

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A Budget Car Surprise

It’s a fact that nobody really makes bad cars anymore. Certainly there are quite a few so-so ones but, by and large, we motorist have never had it so good. Our motoring history is of course littered with great cars but were they really that reliable or that good? Nevertheless …

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The Freedom To Drive As You Choose

OK, that title might be stretching the point a bit but you’ve got to have a good headline, haven’t you? Recently, your correspondent, whilst motoring along an urban dual carriageway, was overtaken by a BMW and a Mini going very fast indeed. They then proceeded to cut across my bows …

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Plenty Of Rubber On The Road

It may, on the whole, have been pretty mild this winter (so far!) but we have had some big storms and some terrible flooding. Roads awash with water are dangerous places to be and, since the tyres are the only part of the car in contact with the ground, it …

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Rediscovering The Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery is one of the world’s most stylish, capable and versatile SUVs. The 2014 Discovery receives a new look, new badging, new fuel stretching technology, improved audio systems and a new range of driver assistance, comfort and safety features to broaden its appeal even further. The Discovery …

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Don’t Be Fooled By Used Car Scams

When it comes to buying a used car the purchaser cannot take any chances. Taking advice from friends or tips from the wrong people can tempt used car buyers into believing some of the popular and common misconceptions. Amazingly many used car buyers keep falling for the same old tricks …

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Pothole Disgrace

Despite all the usual rhetoric from government sources about how they are going to do this and that, Britain’s pothole strewn roads continue to leave motorists with an annual bill of £1.2 billion for suspension, steering and wheel repairs – a rise of 16% in just twelve months. With heavy …

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Beware The Holes In The Ground

This time though it isn’t potholes under discussion, it is something much bigger and much deeper. Tunnels. These long tubes in the earth can, surprisingly, present serious problems for drivers who are not used to experiencing them. We don’t come across that many in the UK, but they are quite …

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