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Revealed: Britain’s used car ‘zombies’

Jaguar X-Type

New research has unearthed a crypt of ‘zombie cars’ – models that are no longer in production, yet are still being bought in healthy numbers on the used car market. The Jaguar X-Type, Land Rover Freelander and Vauxhall Vectra top the list of obsolete motors still hugely popular, according to …

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Life-size LEGO Bugatti Chiron makes UK debut

One-of-a-kind life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron in London

The world’s only full-scale Bugatti Chiron built entirely from LEGO Technic has arrived in London, marking the start of a UK tour. The one-of-a-kind car was created by LEGO master builders entirely from LEGO Technic, and is made up of morer than one million elements and is powered exclusively using …

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A fifth of people suffer from car sickness

Car sickness - RAC

New research by the RAC has revealed that motion sickness doesn’t just affect children with the equivalent of 7.3m people (18%) not growing out of it and continuing to suffer as adults. Sitting in the back seat of a car appears to be the worst place for car sickness and …

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Drivers feeling the pinch as fuel prices soar

Filling up at the petrol pump

Motorists on ‘lower’ incomes are being priced off the road by record-breaking fuel costs, claims new research. Drivers who earn between £5,001 and £10,000, such as part-time sales or customer service workers who are likely to have other commitments such as young families or other dependents, are paying a significant …

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Happy birthday to the Lamborghini Espada

Lamborghini Espada

Lamborghini has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic Espada model, taking a 1976 example owned by the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese on a tour to London. First stop for the Series III, chassis #9090 Espada was the historic headquarters of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in Pall …

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Autonomous driving hype ‘confusing’ drivers

Volvo's autonomous driving vision

New research suggests that 71% of drivers around the world believe they can purchase a self-driving car immediately. The #TestingAutomation study, commissioned by Thatcham Research, Euro NCAP and Global NCAP, discovered potentially dangerous false impressions around the apparent self-driving capability of new cars and the safe usage of highway assist …

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One in five drivers ready to go green

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Nearly a quarter (22%) of motorists say they will make the switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle for their next car, according to new research. The AA-Populus poll of more than 20,000 drivers suggests there will be a dramatic increase from the 2% of drivers who currently drive a …

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Top 10 biggest stresses for drivers

Traffic jam

A third of Brits regularly drive while stressed – and half believe other motorists are to blame, according to a new study. Being tailgated is the biggest cause of anxiety among those polled, while bad weather is top for a further 35 per cent of drivers. Another one in three …

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Best driving roads in the UK

A winding country road in a picturesque corner of Somerset has been named the best to drive on in the UK. Data scientists pinpointed the B3135 from Cheddar to Ashwick, which meanders through the rolling Mendip Hills, as the most pleasant to cruise along. Second is Forres to Alford, in …

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