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Cheapest diesel and petrol cars to run

Dacia Sandero

Ever wondered which new cars are the cheapest to own, taking into account servicing, fuel and other motoring costs over the first three years? The latest analysis from automotive data experts, cap hpi, looks at the total cost of ownership (TCO) across the most popular segements. In the small car …

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Buying and selling used cars – five things to consider

Used MINIs

The second-hand car market is currently booming as more and more savvy Brits are buying and selling used vehicles. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, used car sales were at a record high during the first quarter of 2017. In total, 2,133,956 used cars were purchased in …

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Real-world fuel economy figures revealed

Just one in 10 cars hits advertised MPG, claims new research

The gap between advertised and on-the-road MPG is now at its widest ever point, with just one in 10 cars managing to hit their official fuel economy figures, according to new claims. Motoring website HonestJohn.co.uk analysed 118,000 Real MPG fuel reports, submitted by UK drivers, and found that an average …

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Real cost of motoring revealed

Save money on your motoring costs

Did you know the average British motorist spends £1,116 on fuel and wastes three days stuck in traffic ever year? New research for The Car People reveals that despite spending a lot of time in their cars, 87% of Brits believe they have more freedom because of their car. How …

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Fuel price rises accelerate

Filling up with fuel

Filling up the average family car is now around £5 more expensive than it was in February, following the third consecutive month of fuel price rises. According to RAC Fuel Watch data for May, the average forecourt price of unleaded petrol is now 110.59p (up 1.92p a litre), while diesel …

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Shell unveils 107mpg city car concept

Shell concept city car

Oil giant Shell is hoping to prove that there’s still mileage left in the internal combustion engine by unveiling an ultra-efficient petrol car. The Shell Concept Car, which is capable of 107mpg and a 45mpg top speed, is a total rethink of ex-McLaren designer Gordon Murray’s T25 produced in 2010. …

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Go Ultra Low to save money

Go Ultra Low line-up

Motorists could save an average of £306 a year in garage bills by switching to a new electric car. New research by the government and industry-backed Go Ultra Low campaign has found that the average driver forks out £400 for servicing and maintenance for their petrol or diesel car – …

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Motorists are smiles better off

Petrol Prices Asda

British motorists are covering 3.8 billion extra miles per year thanks to lower fuel costs. The 20% fall in the price of fuel since January 2014 has left the nation’s drivers much better off, according to the study by Kwik Fit. More than four million drivers say that lower petrol …

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