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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 …

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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), …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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