Category Archives: Lifestyle Auto

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The Best Smart Cars to Buy in 2018

We are all becoming more concerned about the impact we are having on the environment. We are more cautious about how our actions are affecting the planet. Because of this, a lot of people will be making the switch the hybrid vehicles in 2018. Are you one of these people? If so, read on to discover the best smart cars on the market at the moment. 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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The Future of Food, Technology and Family Life on the Go

Jaguar Land Rover have partnered up with chef, Jamie Oliver, to design and create a fully functioning kitchen inside an SUV. The Land Rover Discovery Kitchen is a truly bespoke model that highlights complete versatility of the Land Rover Discovery. Jamie Oliver worked alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team to bring his vision of a kitchen on wheels to life – and they did it with style and innovation. 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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Traffic Fury: Let The Need For Speed Recede

In light of the recent tragedy of three lads killed at a bus stop it seems reasonable to look again at the issue of speed. At the time of writing this the facts about this accident are not clear but the words ‘high speed’ have been reported. On today’s busy roads in this troubled country, as much as it might go against the grain, the need for controlling some drivers’ baser instincts is clear. In the case of this appalling accident it seems that even speed cameras festooned like fairy lights along that road would not have made any difference because the car was driven by a runaway coward for whom the law would probably not be a consideration. 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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Automotive Sponsorships

Automotive manufacturers do their fair share in sponsorship, with many taking a particular interest in sponsoring sporting events. It is estimated that the car industry is now spending $1.285 billion on general sports. Continue reading