Category Archives: driving

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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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Top 7-seater 4×4 Cars For 2018

If you’re interested in SUVs, you need to check out this guide into 2018’s top 7-seater, 4×4 motors. Most drivers who are interested in these cars need to know about features like space, practicality and versatility. In collaboration with Lookers, leading motor retailers, we’ve put together a list of the top eight 4x4s for UK driver this year — expect luxury and off-road capability… Continue reading

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The World Rally Championship: Time For Monte Carlo

Last year the new generation of World Rally cars helped deliver, arguably, one of the best championships since the old Group B days; only without the tragedy. It also saw the steady rise to the top echelon of another British rally ace, Elfyn Evans, the son of the legendary Gwyndaf as rally fans will remember. Continue reading

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Traffic Fury: On The Motorway

Here’s another of my Traffic Fury rants. This time we had occasion to drive to Western-super-Mare the other day which entailed using the M4 and M5, possibly the most boring stretches of motorway ever. To entertain and inform we decided to keep actual real notes about driving standards; a sort of automotive version of Ten Green Bottles. This is the plain, unvarnished account of misdemeanours witnessed: 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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Loving Those Old Cars

Just lately, this writer has taken an awakening interest in old cars. Not classics necessarily, although they could be; just cars from a few years ago in the days when car advertising wasn’t quite so silly and trivial. Continue reading

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Introducing The Outstanding Steeda Mustang

Just when you thought that the latest Ford Mustang could not get any better, it does! There would be no point in this post otherwise. The good news is that Steeda, the world’s largest privately-owned Ford performance-based specialist, has unveiled its first turnkey (i.e. ‘Ready To Go’) V8 Mustang for the European Market. Derived from the regular 5.0 V8 model, the Q500 Enforcer, part of Steeda’s SSV range of tuned Fords, is a practical and usable sports car that offers noticeable improvements in performance, chassis design and styling over the standard Mustang. Continue reading

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Exciting New Bi-Turbo Touring From Alpina

In a world …of squat, bland crossovers a big tourer stands out like a sleek athlete in a burger bar. It certainly seems clear to me that my preference and fondness for big, fast estate cars shows no sign of abating. Good. Let’s hope it stays that way and that Alpina continue doing their good works for the benefit of motoring mankind. Continue reading

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The Railway Network Eats Itself

Despite being a car driver first and foremost, I would from time to time like to use our railway network. The idea that I could travel a long distance, arrive refreshed and hire at car at the destination appeals to me, especially with our rotten, crowded roads. Sadly, there are too many reasons why I don’t. I’ll take the car every time. Continue reading