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DS3 Performance: Trés Chic, Trés Quick

A little while ago I wrote (HERE to be precise) that I had lost that lovin’ feeling when it comes to the hot hatch sector. I stand by what I wrote because I feel that manufacturers seem to be in the middle of a ‘who can make the fastest hot hatch’ competition at, imho, the expense of good old-fashioned fun. The DS3 Performance featured here with 202bhp is by no means the fastest or most aggressive and there is much to like with the car; but I still feel it has a surfeit of performance at the expense of driving enjoyment. Continue reading

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Dashcam: Striking The Right Balance

The use of dashcams, while prevalent, hasn’t quite snowballed as much as I thought. It’s a great idea, especially for drivers of older cars who don’t have all the latest whizz-bang technology. We are not hearing so much about ‘cash for crash’ scams as we used to and, I would suggest, using a dashcam in a car might have contributed to that. Continue reading

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A Money Saving Driving App From CarPrint

Driving cleaner and greener is a worthwhile aim and, through eco-driving, money is saved too. Ever wondered how to monitor your driving to the benefit of all? Well, now you can thanks to CarPrint. This proven app takes the boredom out of driving and keeps you focused on the task at hand. Continue reading

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Four Ways To Know If It’s Time To Junk A Car

Junk car, junk car medics, old cars, used cars, sell your carDoes your car need another major repair and you are wondering if its time to junk it instead of pouring more money into it? If you are at a crossroads and cant decide whether or not to junk or repair your car, its smart to consider various factors to help you make a decision with ease. While it isnt possible to tell how long your old car will run, take a look at these 4 signs that may make it clear that its time to junk your car. Continue reading

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I’m From Texas Ma’am. We All Got Big Ones Down There (Quote: Johnny Finger)

Department of ‘Where ‘Murica Leads’ etc. Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will stage its sixth consecutive Mecum Houston collector-car auction April 6-8 at the NRG Arena. It’s a sale of an astonishing size that demonstrates how firmly the car culture is embedded in American society. Continue reading

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The Volvo V90: The Cream In Your Coffee

In the UK, the classic Volvo estate was once a stalwart of countryside antiques emporiums whilst doubling as transport for Labrador dogs. Times change and now Volvo has changed with them courtesy of the latest V90. Designed to take on the premium German brands at their own prestige game, the big Volvo V90 has a subtle yet distinctive Swedish aesthetic with an interior that is both tasteful and cosseting. Continue reading

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Hot Hatch Love Lost?

At the time of writing this I am driving a DS3 Performance. That’s it above. With its Parisian boulevardier looks and feisty engine it is the very epitome of a hot hatch. There’s much I like and some things I like not. I’ll write a pretty positive review soon; but there’s a problem. Continue reading

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Lords A’Leaping

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be paid £300 per day to sleep at work? I know I have. Sleeping during the day is something I am particularly good at so you would think that I would be a shoo-in when a vacancy in the House of Lords arose. Yet I have never been interviewed despite actively demonstrating my skills on a regular basis, often with a special-effect soundtrack. Continue reading

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New Car Finance Choices

Financing a car purchase has become easier yet, at the same time, more complex. Treating yourself to a new car is one of the great pleasures of life but it is also a big expense. Therefore it pays to get your facts in line before you head off to view all those alluring beauties winking at you from shiny showrooms or welcoming websites. Continue reading