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Getting A New Car On A Budget

There’s nothing much worse than having a car as your essential item in life and not being able to use it because it’s broken down and in the garage. Buying a car is a huge purchase and after a house, it’s probably the biggest you’ll make. You have to be able to keep it roadworthy and safe, but when you’re working to a budget, your choices may feel like they’re a little limited! Continue reading

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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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The Things You Need To Know Before You Go

Planning for an embarking on a long journey or roadtrip by car can be extremely exciting. From getting your music playlists in order and stocking up on mid-journey snacks to scheduling coffee shop pit stops along the way, journey planning is can be a whole lot of fun – and that’s that way it should be! However amidst all of the fun and games comes a time to be serious and the safety of yourself and your passengers first. Continue reading

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Isuzu D-Max Pick-up 2017 Update

I like a pick-up truck. I like the utility of them, which is of course, the point. There’s a real usable versatility to them which suits for work, rest and play. Nowadays these behemoths of the byways are nowhere near as agricultural as they used to be, allowing now for more creature comforts. That doesn’t mean they have lost that ruggedness of old, it’s just a better overall package; not unlike the Isuzu D-Max featured here in Utah trim. Continue reading

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A Look at the New 2017 Nissan GT-R Against the Original

There are not many supercars that are as highly revered as the Nissan GT-R. It is for this reason that there is a great deal of buzz surrounding the new 2017 version, which is the biggest update that the GT-R has seen since originally being unveiled back in 2007. This 2007 version is legendary for its staggering power and performance, as well as its sporty charm. So, what does the 2017 version bring to the table and is it worth getting excited about? Continue reading

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FIAT 124 Spider – Old School & Better For It

Italian cars of the past had all the attributes of a practiced vamp: hugely desirable and ruinously expensive. Invariably, the design was gorgeous but the construction and electrics were often suspect and rust was an ever present spectre of impending brown doom and general owner misery. Continue reading

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The Way Car Journalists Were

Why writers & journalists have it easy today… In general, car manufacturers are very generous to motoring journalists and it is appreciated. Scribes and snappers are invited to events and launches, all, or at least most, expenses paid. Recently, I was asked to attend, with VIP status, a prestigious motor racing event, for example. Very nice. Certainly the work can be demanding at times but you can’t fault the arrangements. Continue reading

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Still Not Electrified By Electric Cars?

As time progresses, electric cars are going to become more and more ubiquitous on our roads. They present a much more environmentally friendly way to travel. And, once you have one, they’re usually cheaper to run. Not a lot of people are convinced by electric cars, though. From low temperatures hurting battery life to full-on explosions; there seem to be loads to be worried about. Continue reading