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Used Car Under Cover Of Darkness

The shortest day of the year has passed and we can look forward to increasingly brighter evenings as we progress into the New Year. When Spring approaches we might be taken with thoughts of convertible cars, for example, but the fact is we buy cars all year round and don’t …

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Time To Buy A Electric Car?

For most experienced drivers, the first time in an electric car is decidedly odd. There is typically no gearbox or transmission, for example. Electric motors differ greatly from internal combustion engines in the way they deliver power and torque, and for the most part, you have maximum performance from the …

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Bad Drivers Are Getting Off Light

Most sensible motorists were delighted when the government brought into law measures to stop lane-hoggers, tailgaters and under-takers. These careless, thoughtless drivers could be fined £100 on the spot and cop for three penalty points to boot. The fact that we still see it happening on a daily basis because …

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Used Cars That Can Cost You Money

It‘s a rather shocking statistic but apparently some 353 million pounds were lost because of faulty cars during 2013 and that’s just the official figure. Who knows what could be added by the cost of home-repaired vehicles? When a car goes bad it is always the owner who has to …

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Where Electric Cars Rule

Norway is a spectacular country that derives most of its electricity from abundant hydroelectricity. Although prices have risen recently and tend to go up in winter, Norwegians generally pay a fair bit less for their juice than most of Europe. Also, they don’t allow themselves to get ripped off. The …

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After Christmas

It’s all over for another year and we pack our jaded families into the car for the long trip home, back to hum-drum normality. The festive season can be surprisingly tiring so it makes sense to have a good sleep before departure and, in the case of the duty driver, …

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Ready For The Close-Up

A few months ago we recommended ways to take better photos; the purpose being that if a picture paints a thousand words then a few quality snaps will improve the chances of shifting your old motor. It still holds true but, in the same way that automotive technology has moved …

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A Family Car With Bite – The Jaguar XFR-S.

Most car enthusiasts would jump at the chance to drive cars that are hopeless out of the budget of normal folk and this writer is no exception. Thus it transpired that when offered the chance for a thirty minute drive in a Jaguar XFR-S I was in the car before …

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Water, Water Everywhere

This year our winter season has, at the time of writing, been reasonably mild. Instead of snow we’ve had rain and lots of it. In fact, it is hissing down as I type. Heavy rain and high wind can make driving a dangerous misery. Big puddles hide potholes and other …

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It’s Those Old Car Wash Blues

There was a time when it was considered that cleaning the car was a ritual to be attended to on a Sunday morning somewhere between church and the roast. It became a bit of a joke beloved of film-makers and the like who would show rows of suburban houses with …

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