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‘Hugs and nice bits’ on Top Gear? It’s far too late for that

‘Hugs and nice bits’ on Top Gear? It’s far too late for that

Gentlemen, stall your engines. Top Gear returns to BBC2 on Sunday for its 27th run, just three months after the last. Following the second major overhaul of its presenting line-up in only four years it seems the programme will never recapture the chemistry nor the massive audience of its supposed heyday, when it was hosted […]

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The best cars for young families – SUVs and MPVs compared

The best cars for young families – SUVs and MPVs compared

New research has found that MPVs remain the best choice for young families, despite the rising popularity of SUVs among family buyers. Motoring title What Car? carried out tests on 16 popular models to find which were best at accommodating multiple child seats and found that traditional people carriers remain far more suitable than SUVs, […]

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How to drive safely in heavy rain and floods

How to drive safely in heavy rain and floods

It’s a sad fact of life in Britain that we have to put up with more than our fair share of rain. As well as the general damp, miserableness of it, heavy rain and associated flooding poses a real danger to road users – an RAC survey has found that one in 20 drivers’ cars […]

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Driving abroad: what you need to know

Driving abroad: what you need to know

If you’re heading to the continent this summer don’t let any motoring mishaps ruin your holiday. While Britain and Europe share many similar motor laws there are some important differences and breaking certain rules could see drivers with fines stretching into the thousands. With that in mind here’s a quick guide to what you need […]

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Driven to distraction: Are safety tech features in cars actually making them more dangerous?

Driven to distraction: Are safety tech features in cars actually making them more dangerous?

David Beckham recently received a six-month driving ban after being photographed using his mobile phone while driving. Unfortunately, Beckham is not alone in apparently thinking time spent driving can also be used for something else. But it is not just mobile phones that can distract us while we are driving. Increasingly, vehicles come pre-installed with […]

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‘I’ve saved £280 on my car insurance’: Would you be better off on a pay-as-you go policy?

‘I’ve saved £280 on my car insurance’: Would you be better off on a pay-as-you go policy?

Most of us assume that the less we drive, the less we pay for our car insurance. After all, it stands to reason that if you’re parked up and not driving, you’re far less likely to have an accident. But a recent report suggests otherwise: it found up to 19 million low mileage motorists are […]

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What to do if you have an accident in a hire car  

What to do if you have an accident in a hire car  

If you’re heading on a holiday abroad or even at home, hiring a car can be a good way to get around. It’ll give you the freedom and independence to explore the open road and mean you can do things as and when you want. In most cases, you’ll have a smooth experience, and everything […]

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Quiz: How many cars of the 1970s can you name?

Quiz: How many cars of the 1970s can you name?

Think you know your cars? Take a trip with us back to the decade that taste forgot and see how many of these automotive beauties you can name.  

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Car finance jargon explained and the small print to look out for

Car finance jargon explained and the small print to look out for

It’s easy to get carried away when buying a car. It looks amazing, you can see yourself clocking up the miles touring around the country on road trips, but picking the car is the fun bit, the more serious bit is – how are you going to pay for it? Unless you’re lucky enough to […]

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A buyers’ guide to hybrids and electric vehicles

A buyers’ guide to hybrids and electric vehicles

As diesel sales decline, registrations of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) have soared. In 2018 141,234 were sold – a 20 per cent rise on 2017 – and a significant growth given that the total car market shrank by 6.8 per cent per cent. Despite their growth, AFVs, including hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs) are still […]

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