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Life of a car – in numbers

Cars parked in the street

Brits change their car once every five years, with more than a third (35%) swapping their motor because of high running costs, according to new research. The survey, carried out by car supermarket, The Car People, asked 1,000 British car owners how long they own their car for, the reasons …

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Ford’s UK sales buck the trend

Ford Fiesta

Ford achieved its highest February UK registrations since 2004 across passenger cars and commercial vehicles. According to the official SMMT figures, overall February car sales in the UK were down 2.8% at 80,805 registrations, compared with February 2017. However, Ford reversed the industry trend with car sales up 21.6% compared …

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Luxurious new Range Rover SV Coupé revealed

Range Rover SV Coupe

Land Rover is going back to the future with the launch of a two-door version of its flagship Range Rover. The dramatic Range Rover SV Coupé pays homage to the original car – the world’s first full-size luxury SUV – launched in 1970 and initially only available as a two-door. …

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Volvo XC40 wins European Car of the Year

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s XC40 compact SUV has been named Car of the Year in Europe for 2018. Six other new cars – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi A8, BMW 5-Series, Citroen C3 Aircross, Kia Stinger and Seat Ibiza – were vying for the prestigious title. A jury of 60 journalists from 23 …

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Top 10 worst roads in England

Road pothole

England’s worst roads have been revealed, following a Freedom of Information request by online car and van parts store, Car Parts 4 Less. Using council data, the North West is home to the worst road in England with Oldham Road in Manchester racking up a grand total of 741 complaints …

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Radical Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV revealed

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar has officially launched the I-Pace, the company’s first all-electric SUV, at an event in London streamed globally. Available to order now, it will be priced from £63,495 in the UK (excluding government incentives). The I-Pace gets electrifying all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed electric motors with a combined 400PS …

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Mobile phone madness revealed by Admiral

New research by insurance specialist Admiral has exposed the stark truth about mobile phone use at the wheel. One year since the mobile phone penalty doubled to £200, more than 20,000 motorists have been caught – the equivalent of nearly 70 a day. Reviewing data from its own customer base, …

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Six ways to be unaffected by rising car servicing costs

Car dealerships have plenty of methods to get more money out of their customers once an initial sale has been agreed. Some of this income stream might be because a vehicle financing package has been arranged that needs to be paid back. There again, things like extended warranties on spare …

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Volvo XC60 wins UK Car of the Year 2018

Volvo XC60

The impressive new Volvo XC60 has been crowned the overall winner at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018. After scooping Best Medium Crossover when the category winners were announced in January, the SUV went up against another 12 triumphant new cars to fight it out for the top …

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New Volvo V60 breaks cover

New Volvo V60

Meet the handsome new Volvo V60 – a new family estate set to arrive in the UK towards the end of 2018. Looking not unlike a smaller scale V90, the new car will start at £31,810 and replace the current (very good) V60 which was launched in 2011. The new …

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