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If Cars Were Chillies

DriveWrite is unwell. Even as I type this I am on the sick couch and feeling poorly. I have A COLD and cars are the last thing on my mind. My wife has offered to bring me hot beverages, paracetamol, even my testicles (if she can find them, she says) and if I feel that bad I should try childbirth etc, etc. You know how it goes. Sympathy? It ain’t in the lexicon. Continue reading

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Drive: Getting Through Those Nervy First Weeks As A New Driver

So, you finally did it! You passed your test, got your licence and bought your first car – now all that is left is to learn how to drive. You think just because you’ve ditched those L plates that you know how to drive? No, no, no… you learned how to pass a test, now you are learning how to be a driver. Continue reading

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Scanza: Film Scanning Gets Affordable

I don’t know about you but I have in a cupboard about a trillion old 35mm colour slides and negatives dating back to the days when film ruled, some of which are pretty good pics. Indeed I still have my beloved film camera that works perfectly; the problem is that processing and film scanning for the modern world costs convenience, time and money. Now though, legendary photographic company Kodak have the solution for all the aged film buffs and the increasing numbers of returners to the medium. A film scanner we can afford. The Scanza. Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo Giulia: Classic Name Back In The Game

It may not have escaped your notice that DriveWrite has previously owned not one but two Alfa Romeo cars. Previously on these pages you will have read about them. In both cases they were fabulous to behold and glorious to drive but sadly, badly, flawed. I won’t labour the point because the evidence of universal ownership issues is widely known. Now there’s the new compact executive, the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Continue reading

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Ford Ranger Pickup Takes The Prize – For Now

Over the last year or so DriveWrite has been working through the various double cab pickup trucks on offer from a variety of manufacturers and I haven’t done yet. This time it is the turn of the Ford Ranger. Frustratingly, circumstances meant I have only just been able to spend a week with this vehicle, but fortunately it was worth the wait. Continue reading

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Driverless Cars Will Take The Fun Out Of Driving –

– Or Will They? Just as Ford’s shiny black car replaced the horse, driverless cars are probably the next revolution in transport. But like any other revolution, not everybody wants to get in behind it. This makes sense: most humans like being in control. Not only do they want to be in control, they still want to have fun when driving. Continue reading

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Buying A Car On A Tight Budget

You don’t have to save up for months to buy a car. If you’re on a tight budget and need something fast to help get you around, there are options out there. You’ll probably have to set your expectations low – you’re not getting a Mercedes. But you shouldn’t settle for something straight out of the scrapyard either. Here are just a few tips for buying a car on a tight budget. Continue reading

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Introducing The Vauxhall GTC

Vauxhall has long been considered one of the best family car creators in the industry. The Vauxhall Astra is a front-runner in the small family hatchback class, and competes strongly against the VW Golf and SEAT Ateca, while being widely acknowledged to be better than its main rival; Ford Focus. And the new Vauxhall GTC range is up there with their best – but with a twist in the three models. Continue reading

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Driving The Experience Of Track Day Fun

Since the dawn of the invention of cars and the charge to make them better and faster there have been people determined to slow them down by way of the introduction of rules. It has always been so. As time has gone on our roads have become increasingly festooned with signs and gantries and the evil eyes of traffic cameras. Such is the lot of the modern motorist. Continue reading

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What You Need To Know About Cracked Alloy Wheels

Wheel strength – big wheels, run flats, checking, fixing and even buying online:

Used alloy wheels

Alloy wheels used to be something of a luxury but they are almost the norm on all but the most basic models on the market. Even base models are coming with alloys and very little else because people value them over interior gadgets. Continue reading