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About Irritating & Inconsequential Car Advertising

Manufacturer car advertising is always rich in hyperbole, we understand that; but there is a limit. When the latest advertisement for the new Renault JamJar comes on the television the background slurping noise that you may faintly hear in the distance is the sound of my heart sinking. We are asked to believe that this clearly wealthy, attractive yet divorcing couple will swing around in the road and go to their ‘beach house’ – which is in fact a bijou villa somewhere wonderful – for a bit of post-marital nookie. Continue reading

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Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0L Diesel – Business As Usual

There are Jaguars for work and there are Jaguars for play. In this case, here’s a car that is the business. The Jaguar XE featured here in R-Sport trim certainly looks the part; the looks are understated yet racy but that’s as far as the performance goes. You see, this model is a diesel and is not designed for high speed travel; it is designed for comfort with matching economy and on that score it certainly delivers. Continue reading

Will Solar-Powered Cars Impact the Auto Industry?

The electric car had some popularity from 1832 up until the 1920s, where it was deemed to no longer be a commercially viable product. Its downfall was due to the availability of fossil fuels, consumer needs to drive longer distances, and also the lack of horsepower. Fast forward to 1997 and Japan releases the world’s first commercially mass-produced hybrid car, the Toyota Prius. Nowadays, electric cars are aplenty and you can pick one up by simply walking into your local dealership. The electric car is a prime example of how consumer commands shift throughout the years, demanding innovation and new ideas from manufacturers. Continue reading

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Do You Really Want Your Teen On The Road?

The stereotypical teen driver is a 17-year-old male who has just passed his test. His parents have enough money to get him his own car. He piles it full of his mates on a Saturday night, drink or drugs may be added to the mix and a tragedy occurs which shatters many young lives and may affect other road users. It is every parent’s nightmare but happens on UK roads every day. This is a stereotypical view and we all know that stereotypes can be both unfair and damaging. However, in this case, there are some statistics to back it up. Continue reading

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It’s All About Aesthetics: How To Improve The Look Of Any Used Car

Most people purchase used cars because they can’t afford the latest models. That often means they have to resign themselves to accepting something less than perfect. However, there are lots of techniques you could use to improve the aesthetics and give your automobile a makeover. Continue reading

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Rubber Folly: Are Your Tyres Up To The Job?

It seemed to me that the use of second-hand or ‘remoulded’ tyres on cars was a rubber folly of the Twentieth Century consigned to history like that out-of-date prophylactic you once found at the back of the glove box. With modern motors, even city cars, having more power than ever you’d have thought that quality black hoops would be the order of the day for all. This seems not to be the case, at least according to supplier AA Tyres. Continue reading

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Taking A Toll On Motorists

When political parties are in opposition it is easy for them to make promises no matter how pie in the sky they may be. Vote for us and sixteen year old’s will all earn £20 per hour! On your child’s birthday a unicorn will visit with a fairy princess! And so on. How many people remain so gullible as to believe anything any opposition politician of any party tells them? Quite a lot, it seems. Why the next thing you’ll know they will be turning up and speechifying at music festivals! The very idea. Continue reading

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Car Services: Necessary Or Not?

It’s never a happy time when it comes to servicing your car. A lot of people avoid them altogether, preferring to spend their money on something that they deem to be more important. Others have payment plans put in specifically for the services so they know that they’re covered at the end of the year, whilst a small majority choose to pay it all upfront. It depends on the person and the dealership in question. But the main question is this: are they really necessary? Continue reading

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Top 5 Second Hand Coupes

Nowadays there are numerous different coupes on the market, and everyone has their own tastes and needs when buying a car. There are a number of factors to consider when buying one second hand, and there are some which stand out from the crowd. Here are the top 5 second hand coupes on the market. Continue reading