Archive | August, 2012
Mii Auto box

Now Mii comes with automatic gearbox

SEAT is boosting the appeal of its Mii by bringing out a version with an automatic gearbox. Already claiming class-leading interior space and versality, the addition of the automated manual gearbox is sure to prove attractive for those looking for a little more luxury. In fact, the new sequential transmission boosts fuel consumption figures. The […]

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VW Passat BlueMotion estate is still jazzing it up

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: VW Passat Estate Perfect for jazz musicians and families, KEITH WARD reviews the versatile VW Passat estate. IN its six generations and 15-million sales over the last 38 years, VW’s Passat Estate has long enjoyed a revered status, at times outselling the saloon and sought after used as well as […]

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Carrera 4S

The models proud of their wider rear ends!

PORSCHE has added two all-wheel-drive models to its new generation 911 range. The 911 Carrera 4 and 4S both benefit from the newest version of the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system which helps put all that power down with greater safety and roadholding in all weather conditions. To help the two new models stand out […]

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Packing for university

Take little bit of stress out of going to university

IT’S an expensive and stressful time when your children go off to university. The excitement of gaining their place has been replaced by the logistics of getting them there with all their stuff. And so, with mums and dads in mind, Europcar has introduced a “back to uni” offer on van hire. To make it […]

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More power

More power, fewer pounds with Subaru offer

More bang for your bucks with the WRX STI SUBARU is making a big push to grab market share in the new registration rush. The Japanese carmaker has unveiled a tempting offer on its performance car the WRX STI. Buyers can pick up this hot piece of kit for £26,995. As if that wasn’t tempting […]

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It’s a wrap for rapid little Volvo C30 T5 Polestar

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Volvo C30 T5 Polestar Like all good presents, it’s what’s beneath the wrapping that makes Volvo’s C30 Polestar special. DAVID HOOPER gets under the skin of this very special little car. TALK about body wraps and most people would conjure up images of health farms and expensive treatments to soothe […]

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BMW approves Bike Trac for insurance discount

BMW has approved the Bike Trac system for use on its machines giving a 10 per cent discount for bikes covered by BMW Insurance which are fitted with the system. The tracking system has been developed by the Road Angel Group specifically for use on motorcycles. One celebrity rider to have benefited from the system […]

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Better VW Beetle is now much less of a girlie car

ROADTEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Volkswagen Beetle Now with a more masculine look and feel, IAN LAMMING likes VW’s third generation Beetle. VW’S cutsey Beetle has just slipped off its caftan and sandals and slipped into a pair of steel toed boots. Third generation Bug has shrugged off its girlie accessories and gone for a bolder […]

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