Archive | March, 2013
Forester

Forester prices confirmed by Subaru

IN an effort to ensure that its most popular model stays just that, Subaru UK has confirmed the pricing of its latest Forester. The all new model goes on sale in May. It will be launched with highly competitive pricing (very close to the outgoing model) and features an array of improvements in safety, refinement […]

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Vauxhall sports car relives glory days

THERE are times in the motoring world when the phrase turning back the clock has a good connotation. One of these is the news that the  Vauxhall 30-98, a ground-breaking sports car which made a big impact on the twentieth century and the first to top 100mph in production form, is marking its centenary in […]

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Audi A1 CoD

Fuel-saving boost from Audi

AUDI has expanded its A1 and A3 ranges to include new high-tech Cylinder-on-Demand petrol models offering up to 60.1mpg. The new models, which start from £16,740, are capable of making a near seamless switch between two and four cylinder operation in as little as 13 milliseconds. And while these advanced petrol-powered models can cruise frugally […]

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The Saab 9-3

Used Saab 9-3 is a cheaper executive alternative

SAAB may no longer exist as a car manufacturer, but there is a new company called Saab Parts which rose from the ashes of the Swedish firm’s demise. There are lots of good second-hand models around and there are plenty of spares and garages that can fix them. One talented and stylish long distance cruiser […]

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Stay safe and make a PACT with safety

SPRING is on its way… it might be taking a while to get here as winter clings on stubbornly, but soon the clocks change and light evenings will be with us. Bikers aiming to make the most of their rides are being urged  to make a ‘PACT’ with their tyres. The call is being made […]

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Focus ST

Red hot sales for Focus ST

  FORD’S Focus ST was the best-selling hot hatch in Europe over the last three months of 2012, accounting for 44 per cent of all sales during this period. It put the ST comfortably ahead of the Volkswagen Golf GTI with 33 per cent and Renault Megane Sport with 12 per cent, according to figures […]

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Jaguar XKR

Fast, luxurious, and classy used car bargains

PORSCHE has recently launched a new version of the iconic 911 and the specs are pretty amazing. If fitted, as most are with the PDK semi-automatic transmission, the ‘basic’ Carrera 2 will do 180mph yet it can return 34.5mpg and it emits only 192g/km of CO2. A few years ago those figures would have seemed […]

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Golf named European Car of the Year

THE new seventh generation Volkswagen Golf has been named Europe’s Car of the Year 2013. It beat off seven other models on the shortlist to claim what is deemed one of the most important barometers in the automotive industry. The vote for Car of the Year has been run since 1964 and is one of […]

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