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Elvis car rocks up at Beaulieu

A LITTLE bit of Elvis has entered the room! Or to be a little more precise, one of his cars. And the room in question is the National Motor Museum. The music legend’s 1977 Cadillac Seville is the latest exhibit to go on display at Beaulieu. The car was purchased and driven by the King […]

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Aston’s sparkling diamond specials

SPARKLING is the only way to describe how Aston Martin Works is going to celebrate its diamond anniversary. 2015 marks 60 glorious years of producing the marque at its Newport Pagnell facility. And all that experience is going to be put into six limited edition sports cars. As part of the company’s Christmas celebrations, it […]

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Fiat unveil prices for new Doblo

  IT already has a legion of fans who admire the load-lugging capabilities of the Doblo among its other attributes. And Fiat will be hoping to add more of them with its latest update. So, just what do they have in store for would-be buyers? The new Doblo builds on the strengths of the current […]

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First pictures of new Vauxhall Viva

Vauxhall Viva

  VAUXHALL has released the first pictures of the new Viva. It will be the carmaker’s all-new five-door entry-level model and is due to arrive next spring. The Viva will be the latest edition to Vauxhall’s small car range joining the fashionable Adam and the popular Corsa supermini. With a name that pays homage to […]

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Kia brings Soul EV to UK market place

Soul

KIA has become one of the few carmakers selling a battery-electric car in the UK. The Korean manufacturer has today put its Soul EV into the market place. It comes in only one model, which costs £24,995 after deducting the Government’s £5,000 plug-in car grant. The Soul EV is the result of almost 30 years […]

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Message getting through on drink driving

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IT has been 50 years since the Government launched its first don’t drink and drive campaign. And in those decades the attitude to the issue has changed markedly. New research from THINK! shows how much attitudes have changed to drink driving in the last half century. Of those surveyed, 91 per cent agreed drink driving […]

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Top Gear Live takes to UK arenas

Top Gear on tour

THE boys from Top Gear are going on a grand tour of the UK. Top Gear Live, in partnership with Live Nation, announced today that it will embark on its first UK-wide arena tour with the presenters set to perform their latest and greatest stunts in arenas up and down the country. The three amigos […]

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Watch out for joggers as clocks go back

Joggers

BRITISH Summer Time comes to an end tonight, but life doesn’t! For drivers, they need to be aware that the number of joggers who took advantage of the lighter nights to run along our roads will mostly still be there. But they will be much harder to spot. Britain’s top advanced driver, Peter Rodger, of […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

Fiat 124 Spider 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 140hp road test report and review

Fiat 124 Spider 1.4 MultiAir Turbo 140hp road test report and review

MODERN slants on retro cars have proved quite popular in recent years, Fiat’s incredibly successful 500 being a prime example, so you can’t be too surprised that its new sports car also harks back to the brand’s heritage.

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Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 2.0d 180PS AWD road test report and review

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 2.0d 180PS AWD road test report and review: DAVID HOOPER has a look at Jaguar’s new SUV, but does it make the grade?

ONCE upon a time, not so long ago, the thought of taking a Jaguar any further off road than a gravelly driveway would have filled most owners with horror, but this new F-Pace is designed to do just that.

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Fiat 500X road test report review

Fiat 500X road test report review

HERE are Fiat cashing in further on the huge success of the original little retro-styled three-door 500 model with yet another variant.

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Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ5 road test report and review

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ5 road test report and review: A good drive and great economy.

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ5 road test report and review: Drive the new Suzuki Baleno with its 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine, and you’ll quickly understand why it’s been getting such rave reviews. THE new Suzuki Baleno has been getting rave reviews in the motoring press, and having now spent a few days at the wheel of […]

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McLaren 570GT and 570S Coupe road test report and review

McLaren road test report and review

TAKE a huge chunk of race-honed engineering ability, technical excellence, clinical attention to detail and cutting edge design, then mix with that a huge slice of passion and pride in a brand rarely seen in any industry and what do you get?

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Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0 i4 180PS Auto road test report review

Jaguar XE R-Sport 2.0 i4 180PS Auto road test report and review

The Jaguar XE is without question a bit of a head turner and one of the most attractive and desirable cars in its class. Our test car raises the XE’s game further still with the addition of the R-Sport body kit, discreet R-Sport badging on the air vents on wings and a set of 19in Venom twin-spoke wheels with a black finish which add a further £2,200 to the total invoice.

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Facelift for Mazda 3 range – road test report review

Facelift for Mazda 3 range - road test report review

Facelift for Mazda 3 range – road test report review: KEITH WARD has a first drive of the latest Mazda 3 line-up HAVING passed earlier this year a global production figure of 5m, Mazda’s best-selling 3 model, renewed in 2014,  gets a mid-term makeover. Nothing radical – Mazda buffs will spot a revised grille and […]

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Citroen DS3 Prestige THP 165 road test report review

Citroen DS3 Prestige THP 165 S&S 6-speed road test report and review

THE Citroen DS3 has long been one of my favourites, similar in size to the BMW Mini, but somehow markedly better. It’s certainly less pretentious, despite its diagonal row of LED’s adorning either corner of the front bumper and I think that as the Mini as morphed up a size or three with each of its new model ranges, few would argue that the DS3 is actually a better looking car.

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