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DS3 Performance: Trés Chic, Trés Quick

A little while ago I wrote (HERE to be precise) that I had lost that lovin’ feeling when it comes to the hot hatch sector. I stand by what I wrote because I feel that manufacturers seem to be in the middle of a ‘who can make the fastest hot hatch’ competition at, imho, the expense of good old-fashioned fun. The DS3 Performance featured here with 202bhp is by no means the fastest or most aggressive and there is much to like with the car; but I still feel it has a surfeit of performance at the expense of driving enjoyment. Continue reading

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Four Ways To Know If It’s Time To Junk A Car

Junk car, junk car medics, old cars, used cars, sell your carDoes your car need another major repair and you are wondering if its time to junk it instead of pouring more money into it? If you are at a crossroads and cant decide whether or not to junk or repair your car, its smart to consider various factors to help you make a decision with ease. While it isnt possible to tell how long your old car will run, take a look at these 4 signs that may make it clear that its time to junk your car. Continue reading

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I’m From Texas Ma’am. We All Got Big Ones Down There (Quote: Johnny Finger)

Department of ‘Where ‘Murica Leads’ etc. Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will stage its sixth consecutive Mecum Houston collector-car auction April 6-8 at the NRG Arena. It’s a sale of an astonishing size that demonstrates how firmly the car culture is embedded in American society. Continue reading

Preparation Is The Key To A Happy MOT

Motorparks, Jeep, Mazda,Knowing your car MOT is just around the corner is often a cause for despondency. It can often be an event that leads to expenditure but are you looking at it the right way? Forward planning – that’s the answer. Get it right first time. Courtesy of our friends at Motorparks, below you can read a checklist of how you can help yourself. Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo Mito & The Curate’s Egg

I must apologise for the state of the test car in my images, which is why I have also used AR media snaps. In my defence, the weather that week was appalling. You simply cannot keep a car clean in winter. That’s my excuse. Now, call me peculiar but I have a soft spot for Alfa Romeo cars of all ages. When, in due time, Gabriel and his air-horns call me to that great parking garage in the sky I know I will be given free entry to the petrolhead’s bar and the executive ‘restroom’ because, you see, I have personally owned two brilliant but flawed cars from the Italian manufacturer. Continue reading

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Motoring Money: Cars That Hold Their Value

It is often said that buying a car can be one of the most expensive lifetime purchases with the obvious exception of your house. Unlike a house, cars will suffer value depreciation quickly so new or used car buyers will want to try and lay hands on a vehicle that will still be worth as much as possible when it comes time to sell it on. Continue reading

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Star Wars vs The Everyday Motorist

Motorparks, Jeep, Mazda, To celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Motorparks have come up with a great new Star Wars-themed infographic. This visual pits some of the most iconic vehicles in the Star Wars universe against similar vehicles found right here on Planet Earth. Top speeds are noted but for the Earth-bound vehicles altitude might present a problem. Enjoy Motorparks graphic below. Continue reading

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Remembering The James Bond Cars With Motorparks

After a certain Mr D Craig’s rather tired performance as our eponymous hero, there has been much discussion as to who should replace him. Steven Spielberg favours Idris Elba, others will think differently. What there is no doubt about though as Motorparks, one of the UK’s fastest growing dealer groups, show us in the infographic below is that whoever gets to play James Bond the car will always be the star: Continue reading