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Simoniz Summer Shining Competition

Simoniz Summer Shining Competition

Like nothing more than washing your car on a balmy Sunday afternoon? Your passion for polishing could land you with a fantastic prize as part of Simoniz’s fantastic Summer Shine Competition. In celebration of the loveably soggy British summer, car care and maintenance specialists, Simoniz, is offering one lucky motorist …

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Right on: Ford Mustang milestone

Ford Mustang production line

First right-hand drive Ford Mustangs roll off the production line as UK orders head for 2,000 since January. The Ford Mustang. launched 50 years ago in ther States has never been available to order with right-hand drive – until now. The first RHD cars have started to roll off the …

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Volvo V40 Cross Country review

Volvo V40 Cross Country

The Volvo V40 Cross Country is one of those rare cars that fits you like a glove – or at least that’s how I found it. Comfortable, classy, poised, powerful and very frugal, it’s the most rugged version of Volvo’s mid-sized hatchback. If nothing else, I guess this demonstrates how …

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Mansell supports safe driving campaign

Nigel Mansell

Formula One legend Nigel Mansell is backing a free advanced driving scheme to improve standards. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), the UK’s biggest independent road safety charity, is offering a “taster” session (normally worth £39 a person) to any UK licence holder. The campaign, called Love Driving, takes the …

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Can an executive car really be a family car?

Mercedes C-Class

If there’s one thing that you can rely on any kind of businessman for, it’s a nice car – they always have nice cars – but what happens when the businessman takes his suit off at the end of the day? Is a posh, German saloon really practical? We didn’t …

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Spain 2015: Jaguar XF launch

Jaguar XF

I’m just back from the international press launch of the all-new Jaguar XF in the Navarra region of northern Spain. I thought I’d share a few pictures with you to whet your appetite… We landed at Pamplona airport where a fleet of XFs was waiting for us. A leap of …

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Short cut to expensive motoring

Car maintenance

One in five car owners have skipped maintenance or repairs in the last year, according to new research. The study carried out for Kwik Fit also revealed that many of these seven million drivers are well aware that their neglect will prove more costly in the long run. Almost half …

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Volkswagen Scirocco GT review

Britain has something of a love affair with the Volkswagen Scirocco. Apparently we’re the second biggest market for the car after China. It’s even harder to believe the VW Scirocco is more than 40 years old, though the current generation has been with us since 2008. Still popular, this pretty …

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Best car brands for customer service

JD Power winners

Volvo and Honda share the honours in JD Power’s inaugural UK Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The research was based on the service experience of more than 9,000 respondents at franchised dealers who were rated for maintenance and repair work. It explored customer satisfaction (listed in order of importance) for: …

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The ultimate Scalextric track?

Martin Brundle's ultimate Scalextric

Your chance to own an awesome Scalextric layout designed by ex-Formula One star Martin Brundle. The track, which is the biggest layout experts at Hornby Hobbies have ever created, will take centre stage on the company’s stand at CarFest South August 28-30. Made up of 177 pieces, the circuit is …

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