Category Archives: Family Cars

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Back Seat Drivers & Other Road Menaces

Okay: You’re driving along a pleasing road in lovely weather with two or maybe three passengers on board and you feel that, in general, life is good. Everything is hunky-dory; until that is one person offers some advice and all of a sudden the sound that you hear is your own teeth grinding against each other. Continue reading

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How BMW Is Playing A Huge Role In Eco-Driving

If you are in the market for a new car, you might want to think twice before buying a new model from the showroom. These days it makes a lot more sense both financially and environmentally to buy a used or nearly new car. Continue reading

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Driving Courteously Not Selfishly

Returning from the South Coast on the day after August Bank Holiday is always going to test the patience of a saint and I am not saintly. When a driver, in part at least, brings travel trouble upon himself, it is even worse; at least that’s my recent experience. I also found that the idea of driving courteously seems to be a thing of the past. Continue reading

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GEM Motoring Assist Issues Warning On Dangers Of Fatigue

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to be wise to the dangers of fatigue on journeys this summer. Join Car Leasing Specialist Rosedale Leasing as they explore this issue! The advice has been re-issued as thousands of families across the country embark on long road journeys to various holiday destinations. Continue reading

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Why The Grand Transport Plan Won’t Work

If I could I would travel on my long distance trips by train. It makes sense: it’s the ideal form of transport, someone else does the driving and I can have a snooze and arrive refreshed at my destination ready for action. I also would not have to drive many, many miles on Britain’s rotten roads, senses alert for the next hair-raising close call from the next idiot driver. I could do this: Continue reading

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Seat Leon ST – Family Xcellence

They say that the first impression informs the ultimate opinion about a person or thing but it is often the case that the first impression does not always reveal the hidden talents within. This was the case with my week with the Seat Leon ST (Sports Tourer) seen in my snaps. Continue reading

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Audi A4: Pound For Pound Is This The Best Car Around?

That’s a fair question and I know what my answer would be. There are of course many Audi A4 variants. Audi do not miss a trick when it comes to offering something for everyone on every model. In this case the car on test is an A4 saloon with a 2.0L TFSI 248bhp (252PS) quattro S-tronic in S-Line trim. It has got the lot. If you check out the options list below I cannot frankly see anything I would like to add, except maybe Audi’s Virtual Cockpit which is the best thing since sliced bread. I would also like to specify a lower price. 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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Are You Spending Too Much On Your Car? Here’s How To Budget Better

Cars, despite being one of the most useful ways to travel, are expensive – there are no two ways about it. Insurance, MOTs and fuel are only three of the expenditures that come with owning a car, and finding out how to cut down how much you’re spending can be cumbersome. However, we’ve got some handy tips on how to budget better: Continue reading

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3 of the Biggest Misconceptions Surrounding Car Insurance in the UK

While automotive insurance may be one of the UK’s most in-demand industries, there is no doubt that it is poised for a major evolution over the course of the next decade and beyond. After all, the emergence of automated cars is inevitable, while the fact that an estimated 90% of all auto mobile accidents are caused by human error means that technological advancement will change the service that insurers deliver for car insurance beyond all recognition in the future. Continue reading