Thursday , October 19 2017
Home / Auto Blog (page 2)

Auto Blog

Negative vibes for driverless cars

Driverless cars - the road to nowhere

Motorists are struggling to see the benefits of autonomous vehicles, according to a new study. In the research for Continental Tyres, the top six issues brought up by drivers were negative. When asked about what benefits will be delivered, the second most popular response was ‘none’ as more than a …

Read More »

Are you Type R?

Honda Civic Type R

Honda has launched an adrenaline-pumped video campaign to promote the launch of the awesome new Civic Type R. Featuring an inspiring montage of adventure-style clips mixed with footage of the new Honda Civic Type R navigating the Nürburgring, the new film asks the viewer a series of questions, leading to …

Read More »

Why we love driving our cars

Driving enjoyment

New research has revealed the truth behind our love-affair with driving – with freedom, personal space and being in control of our own destiny topping the chart. Top 10 reasons why driving gives Brits the feelgood factor I can get anywhere, anytime, anyhow (45%) I love being in my own space …

Read More »

Dealing with road rage – top tips

Road rage

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re confronted with an angry motorist? It can happen anywhere and anytime, and sometimes through no fault of your own. We’ve teamed up with Richard Gladman of IAM RoadSmart (Institute of Advanced Motorists) for advice on how to avoid becoming a road …

Read More »

Unique Ferrari collection going under the hammer

Ferrari Performance Collection auction sotheby's Monterey

A single-owner collection of 13 of the most iconic road-going Ferraris is to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s during Monterey Car Week. Representing more than 50 years of Ferrari history, the cars are offered almost entirely without reserve and are expected to fetch more than £15 million ($20m) in total. …

Read More »

Which car? Costs compared for different models

Total cost of motoring revealed

How much does it costs to run different types of car every year based on tax, maintenance and fuel costs? Insurance giant Aviva compared the costs of running a hatchback, estate, convertible, SUV and electric car, along with Stuart Masson of The Car Expert website. The results are fascinating, because …

Read More »

Ford Sierra RS500 voted ‘Ultimate Cosworth’

Ford Sierra RS500

The Ford Sierra RS500, one of the most iconic performance cars of the 1980s, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style, having been named the ‘Ultimate Cosworth’ by one of the UK’s biggest one-make car shows. The RS500 Cosworth pipped its spiritual successor, the Escort RS Cosworth (25 this year), …

Read More »

How to avoid an obvious MOT fail

Garage servicing

Eight of the 10 most common causes of MOT failures amongst UK drivers could be easily identified and resolved ahead of the test. According to research from the AA Garage Guide, the AA’s MOT, repairs and car servicing garage finder, issues with wipers and washers, bulbs and tyres are among …

Read More »

It’s the poshest police car ever

Rolls-Royce 'police car'

A Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge ‘police car’ has wowed the crowds at Chichester Police Station Open Day. The car was originally finished in Andalusian White, Black and Tan contrast leather and Black Badge Technical Fibre fascia, but authentic lights and Sussex Police decals were added for the event. An accompanying team …

Read More »

Lennon’s ‘psychedelic’ Rolls-Royce is coming home

Lennon's Rolls-Royce Phantom V

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that it’s bringing back music legend John Lennon’s colourful Rolls-Royce Phantom V back to London for the British public to see. Currently owned by the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada, the car will travel to the capital to join ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ Rolls-Royce …

Read More »