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Peugeot 2008 Update: The PureTech GT-Line

I reviewed the latest Peugeot 2008 last year, HERE. Then, it was a diesel-engine version in Allure trim. It was a fine modestly-sized SUV which I described as being an ideal small, economical family car. The 2008 is based on the 208 supermini but, although heavier, offers more versatility and space. This time I wanted to try the three-cylinder 1.2 PureTech petrol engine with a lively 130bhp and 230Nm of torque. Continue reading

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The Way Car Journalists Were

Why writers & journalists have it easy today… In general, car manufacturers are very generous to motoring journalists and it is appreciated. Scribes and snappers are invited to events and launches, all, or at least most, expenses paid. Recently, I was asked to attend, with VIP status, a prestigious motor racing event, for example. Very nice. Certainly the work can be demanding at times but you can’t fault the arrangements. Continue reading

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Drive The UK’s Brilliant Driving Routes & Destinations

We overlook it sometimes but the UK is in fact packed with a wide variety of picturesque sights that need to be seen to be admired; and all on these small accessible islands. To ensure you give yourself the chance to see the best that the country has to offer, take a look at this guide of the UK’s standout countryside routes, kindly compiled by the luxurious Audi dealership Vindis: Continue reading

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Common Used Car Scams and How to Detect Them

The used car market is an enormous one and the rise of the internet has now made it easier than ever to find a second-hand vehicle for an affordable price. However, it can also be a dangerous market and there are a lot of scam artists attempting to either sell an unsafe/illegal car and/or rip you off. Here are a few of the more common car scams to look out for and how you can avoid them: Continue reading

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The Demise Of Our Car Magazines

The other day a friend gifted me with two magazines dating from the 20th Century. One was a 1958 copy of The Motor, featuring the 1958 Motor Show from Earls Court; the other a 1972 copy of Motor that reported on that year’s Le Mans race when the motor racing world lost the great Jo Bonnier. Continue reading

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Still Not Electrified By Electric Cars?

As time progresses, electric cars are going to become more and more ubiquitous on our roads. They present a much more environmentally friendly way to travel. And, once you have one, they’re usually cheaper to run. Not a lot of people are convinced by electric cars, though. From low temperatures hurting battery life to full-on explosions; there seem to be loads to be worried about. Continue reading

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Everyday Family Hatchbacks Vs 100% Electric Nissan LEAF

There are a number of articles out there about the Nissan LEAF which focus on showing you how it is the best in its class. But, as an everyday combustion engine driver you don’t want to know if Nissan have produced the best electric car in the EV class but rather how the LEAF stacks up against the class equivalent of petrol and diesel cars. Continue reading

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Are There Any Legal Restrictions Concerning All-Season Tyres?

For European countries with a mild climate where snow covers the ground for only a few days a year, all-season tyres become a reasonable compromise. In most of the UK, they proved themselves as a reliable, silent and fuel-efficient solution for wet and dry roads throughout the year. Are they really sufficient in the UK and what does the law say about using all-season tyres? Continue reading

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Cars & Motoring: Help Not Hinder

Whatever the result of June’s exciting general election, the UK’s next government must, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA), support logistics businesses to enable them to reduce vehicle emissions and cope with the transition to Clean Air Zone regulations. Continue reading