Archive | December, 2011

Nissan’s Qashqai scoops second used car title

The popular Nissan Qashqai has been honoured by CAP for the second year running. CAP, one of the UK’s leading car pricing experts has named Nissan’s Qashqai Used Car of the Year. The popular crossover has scooped the title for the second year in a row. A panel of judges comprising of used car market […]

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Ferrari 458 Italia voted ‘best driver’s car of year’

The Ferrari 458 Italia is named as the best driver’s car of the year. SO which is the best driver’s car of 2012 – well, according to car magazine Autovisie, it’s the Ferrari 458 Italia. The Italian supercar won the Dutch mag’s traditional end of year group test, which included timed laps of a race […]

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Passat estate wins caravanners’ seal of approval

The VW Passat Estate proves itself to be the popular choice with caravanners. Caravan enthusiasts have voted the Volkswagen Passat Estate the Top Towcar of the Year 2011 in a poll. Readers of CaravanTimes, the UK’s largest online caravan magazine, were asked to choose between five top towcars and the Passat Estate pulled the most […]

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Reliant three-wheelers having the last laugh

Believe it or not, there are still some real-life market traders using Reliants. PERHAPS the stars of the hit TV series Only Fools and Horses were on to something after all, as the much-ridiculed Reliant three-wheeler is becoming something of a cult car. Ten years after The Reliant Motor Company stopped producing the Reliant Robin […]

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Santa's sleigh

Santa dreaming of a green Christmas

With Ford’s concept sleigh, Santa needn’t worry as much about CO2. I’M dreaming of a green Christmas, just like the suit Santa used to wear… Before Thomas Nast and Coca Cola put Father Christmas in a red suit in an advertising campaign, the jolly festive figure more often than not wore a green outfit. And […]

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Winter comforts are a real Tribute to modern designs

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Tribute 720 The Tribute 720 in snowy surroundings. A passenger train makes its way over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct while cloud still just touches the summit of Whernside. A winter break in a motorhome provides a very different experience for wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER, who woke up in one of […]

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Exciting F1 season packed with thrills and spills

The Red Bull Racing team led the way for most of the 2011 season. After the most action-packed Formula One season for years, TOM WILKINSON looks back at some of the thrills and spills of 2011. AFTER nine months of thrilling Formula One action, the 2011 season finally drew to a close in Brazil. In […]

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Big surprises in Glass’s residual values Top 10

Toyota’s Land Cruiser surprisingly tops the list of cars which depreciate the least. BUYING a new car is something people consider carefully – especially in these challenging financial times, but Glass’s has produced some useful information about which cars lose the least money – and there are some big surprises in the Top 10. So […]

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