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Top five reasons why Brits buy new cars

Mini forecourt

One in five people now change their car because they’re bored with their current vehicle, claims new research. The survey also revealed that finances are a big factor when it comes to deciding on a new car, with 43% switching as a result of sky high repair bills. Car leasing …

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Extreme Jaguar breaks Nurburgring record

Jaguar SVO XE SV Project 8 Nurburgring record lap

The awesome Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has smashed the saloon car lap record on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Its 7min 21.2sec lap time was 11 seconds faster than the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – the ‘fastest four-door’ until now. However, as Jaguar admits, it was “the fastest ever time by …

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Testing times ahead for new drivers

Driving test

New research suggests that half of all young motorists use a mobile phone for navigation, rather than an in-car sat nav. This finding from a study of 2,000 motorists for Continental Tyres calls into question a key change to the new driving test. The new test, which comes into force …

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Used Car of the Year – all the winners

Seat Leon

Seat’s popular Leon hatchback has topped the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards, fending off stiff competition from 14 other category winners to be named the best used car on UK forecourts today. Introduced in 2013, the latest version of the Leon was praised for its unbeatable combination …

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High number of new drivers in car accidents

Young driver

One in five drivers are involved in a car accident during their first year of motoring, according to a new survey. The research, conducted by GAP insurance brokers ALA, found out how many accidents and offences are caused by drivers in their first 12 months on the road. Between April …

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Winter driving pet peeves revealed

Frosty windscreen - picture courtesy of David Cole

De-icing car windscreens first thing in the morning, poor visibility and people driving too fast in harsh conditions are the biggest annoyances for motorists in the winter. New research conducted by car leasing specialist, Leasing Options, also found that nearly a third (29%) of motorists said that driving in the …

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London museum showcases Ferrari spectacular

Ferrari exhibition at London's Design Museum

A must-see exhibition has opened at the Design Museum in London to mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari. Some £140 million worth of cars from the Prancing Horse feature in “Ferrari: Under the Skin” including a racing car driven by F1 legend Stirling Moss. Rare exhibits from private collections include original …

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New Kia Stinger storms airport runway

Kia Stinger Newquay runway

Kia has celebrated the launch of the all-new Stinger Gran Turismo with a high-speed airport stunt. Three Kia Stinger ‘GT S’ models were let loose on Cornwall Airport Newquay’s 1.7-mile runway, achieving speeds of more than 150mph. Demonstrating the power of the new rear-wheel drive Kia flagship, three pro-drivers took …

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Sir Chris Hoy sets donut record in a Caterham

Sir Chris Hoy Caterham donut record

Six-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy has broken his first record on four wheels at Donington Park. Sat inside Caterham’s most powerful model, the Seven 620R, he completed 19 consecutive donuts in 60 seconds as part of the Seven’s 60th anniversary celebrations. “Everyone knows I spend a lot …

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Do you judge people by their car?

Mini forecourt

More than half of Brits say they make assumptions about a person based on their car, new research claims. The survey of 1,002 adults carried out by car leasing company Vantage-leasing.com also revealed that the type of car you drive may even affect your love life. One in three said …

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