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Phantasy Number 1: If you won the lottery.

Imagine that on Sunday morning you made a cup of tea, swallowed a couple of ibuprofen and booted up your computer to  find an email from the National Lottery that informed you that it was YOU…that your numbers had come up on the big money balls and you were now …

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Servicing: Franchised Dealership v Local Independent

For many people the economy isn’t getting any better, they are finding that money is tight and the future isn’t looking all that secure.  So when it is time to service the car there are two primary questions; a)      Can I afford to get it serviced at all? b)      If …

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America or Germany – Just who makes better cars?

Now there is a question? And it is probably one for which there is no definite answer because who gets to define what criteria are used to judge cars against? A German was of course the first person to patent a petrol driven motor car when Karl Benz officially registered …

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Petrolhead…?

The likes of Messrs Clarkson, May and Hammond are often referred to as “petrolheads” and Wiktionary defines a petrolhead (in or from the UK) as “A car enthusiast”. So if you met a young man who wanted to build, from scratch, a brand new and unique supercar and drive it …

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Land Rover – A 60 Year Journey

At the 1948 motor show in war-torn Amsterdam the British company Rover rolled out an austerity era vehicle aimed at the slowly recovering farming community.  In reality it was the illegitimate child of the American Willys Jeep and the British knack for improvisation: locked in permanent four wheel drive, bolted together from aluminium …

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Selling Cars – Part Exchange or We Buy Any Car?

Ok, so the time has come to trade in the wheels, should you try to part exchange the car with the garage/dealership where you want to get its replacement, or should you sell it to one of the online buy-a-banger organisations who claim to take the pain out of selling your …

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For Sale – Tips for Private Car Ads

My neighbour has put a sign in the back window of his car to try to sell it privately.  It is lovingly crafted on a sheet of hi-viz A4 paper and printed in clear black type.  It begins with the words “For Sale” in large friendly letters. It describes the car …

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Coventry; Leading the Way to Lower Carbon Footprint

The traditional home of the UK motor industry is now fast becoming one of the leaders in the new generation of automotive development and production The financial consequences for failing to meet CO2 emission levels – as well as the ethical incentives to producing greener vehicles – are helping to …

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Car Servicing – The Best Place to Get Your Car Serviced

*picture sourced from www.guardian.co.uk There are an array of garages in the United Kingdom ranging from large chains such as Kwik Fit to small independently owned local garages. Whilst some don’t have such a good reputation, there are many within the industries that are honest and reliable. With the announcement …

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