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A Family Car With Bite – The Jaguar XFR-S.

Most car enthusiasts would jump at the chance to drive cars that are hopeless out of the budget of normal folk and this writer is no exception. Thus it transpired that when offered the chance for a thirty minute drive in a Jaguar XFR-S I was in the car before …

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Water, Water Everywhere

This year our winter season has, at the time of writing, been reasonably mild. Instead of snow we’ve had rain and lots of it. In fact, it is hissing down as I type. Heavy rain and high wind can make driving a dangerous misery. Big puddles hide potholes and other …

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The Call Of The Road

The Bedroom Wall For children – and especially boys – there comes a time when that glorious automobile on the bedroom poster must one day morph into the real thing. That real thing, sadly, is unlikely to have four exhaust pipes and a big wing; it is more likely to …

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The Big Freeze

There used to be a commodity available to all – and still is – that is called common sense. So it is even more amazing when bad things happen to people who have neglected to consume their fair share of the stuff. These days modern cars use built-in security that …

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A Car That Really Is A Star

Once in a while the chance comes along to drive someone else’s car, which is good; but the snag is you don’t get enough time with them. Not all the secrets are revealed and not all buttons pressed nor knobs twiddled. All that can be achieved from a short drive …

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The Global Appeal Of Front Wheel Drive

In the 1950’s an automotive genius called Alec Issigonis looked up from his drawing board and said to the assembled company, ‘You know, if we just turn the engine around sideways…’. It may not have gone quite like that but, whatever, the Mini was born and the first successful front …

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Car Theft And How To Avoid It

A well known car security company has just announced their top ten list of the most attractive cars to car thieves. It comes as no surprise to learn that premier brands fill all the spots. BMW held the unenviable accolade of most stolen car in 2011 and retains its title …

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Five Car Things To Make You Think

Most of us take car ownership for granted. The danger is the belief that, day in day out a car will start, run and proceed as usual, it will continue doing so without any further input from the owner. Taking a car for granted is a recipe for disaster. Windscreen …

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Volkswagen Get A Compliment – From A Rival!

The Volkswagen Golf is, arguably, one of the most enduring success stories in the history of cars. Next year will see the fortieth anniversary of this iconic car. That’s right; the first one rolled off the production line in 1974 and collectors continue to seek out those early models. It …

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Dodge The Boris Tax With New Green Cars

The London Congestion Charge is an unpleasant fact of life for the many motorists whose livelihoods necessitate them entering the City. It is an almost certain fact that this additional motoring tax will spread, like the bubonic plague, to other cities of Britain in the not too distant future. From …

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