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Princess Diana’s Audi Cabriolet for sale

1994 Audi Cabriolet used by Diana Princes of Wales up for auction

An Audi driven by Diana, Princess of Wales, is going under the hammer at Coys auction at Blenheim Palace on July 15. The 1994 model is tipped to make between £35,000 and £40,000, having been driven by one of the most influential female figures of this century. It was loaned …

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The struggle to debunk electric car myths

100% electric Nissan Leaf

Car manufacturers are facing an uphill struggle to convince Brits to go electric, claims new research. A survey for leading karting company TeamSport revealed that there’s still an issue about separating fact from fiction when it comes to electric cars. For instance, half of drivers (50%) think electric cars are …

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The Magnificent Seven: a birthday celebration

Caterham Seven celebrates 60th birthday

British sports car manufacturer Caterham has brought together a range of its classic models to mark the 60th anniversary of the original Lotus Seven Series 1. Reaching a top speed of 78mph and featuring a Ford 100E engine and aluminium bodywork, the Series 1 was the ideal lightweight sports car …

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Most common cars on dating profiles

Car dating

A study of 5,000 online dating profiles has revealed the No 1 car manufacturer featured in dating profile photos. And the big news is that Vauxhall beat BMW and Audi as the automotive brand of choice for both men and women. However, rather than encouraging someone to swipe right, using a …

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Epic journey for VW camper van fans

From Malaysia to Hannover: Volkswagen fans cover 12,500 miles

Five Volkswagen fans have arrived in Germany after a marathon three-month journey from Malaysia in south-east Asia. Driving three Bullis and one Beetle, they crossed two continents and travelled 12,420 miles before reaching their destination – the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles assembly plant in Hannover. When they arrived, they were greeted …

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Hacking fears for driverless cars

Volvo's autonomous driving vision

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars are going to play a big part in the future of the automotive world, but what are motorists’ biggest concerns? A survey of over 2,000 people commissioned by B2B marketplace Expert Market has found that more than eight out of 10 people fear that …

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Keeping your dog cool in the car

Cool Dog in Skoda Octavia

The current heatwave has seen temperatures soar high into the 30s – good news for UK holiday-makers, but it can make family dogs feel very hot under the collar. Every year dogs die in cars. In fact, in 2016 the RSPCA received 7,187 calls about animals left in potentially life-threatening …

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Classics reborn at new Jaguar Land Rover facility

JLR Classic Works

Jaguar Land Rover has opened a huge new Classic Works facility in Coventry to build, restore and allow people to enjoy legendary cars from both brands. The Classic Works menu includes: The production of ‘continuation cars’ like the six lightweight E Types already completed, or the nine new, hand-built Jaguar …

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Cheapest diesel and petrol cars to run

Dacia Sandero

Ever wondered which new cars are the cheapest to own, taking into account servicing, fuel and other motoring costs over the first three years? The latest analysis from automotive data experts, cap hpi, looks at the total cost of ownership (TCO) across the most popular segements. In the small car …

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Skoda Fabia celebrates double milestone

Fabia production double celebration

Skoda has produced the 500,000th third-generation Fabia – and the four-millionth Fabia since the model debuted in 1999. The half-millionth Fabia – a Combi with a 1.0 TSI petrol engine and an automatic DSG transmission in Moon white – rolled off the production line in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech …

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