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BTCC title showdown at Brands Hatch

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TWO of the British Touring Car Championship’s (BTCC) biggest names will be going head to head for the title this weekend. Colin Turkington and Jason Plato will show no quarter to each other as they bid to win biggest prize in British motor sport The 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will draw to […]

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Vauxhall extends recall programme

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VAUXHALL has announced that it is expanding its safety check on Corsa and Adam vehicles. After investigations at the site of one of its suppliers, the company has decided to extend the recall back to vehicles registered since February 2014. This move comes on top of the previous recall to the vehicles registered since May […]

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INVESTMENT RENTAL PROPERTY FOR SALE, GRIMSBY, FREDERICK STREET, GOOD TENANT

INVESTMENT RENTAL PROPERTY FOR SALE, GRIMSBY, FREDERICK STREET, GOOD TENANT – Three bedroomed terraced house, with or without current tenant.

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Honda and Pata link up for Euro Junior Cup

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HONDA and Pata have cemented their partnership further. They have announced that the Pata European Junior Cup, with power plants by Honda, will be contested by Honda’s CBR650F for the 2015 season. Aimed at 14 to 19-year-old riders, the eight rounds of the championship has been a great success in providing valuable racing experience and […]

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5,000,000th Ibiza rolls off production line

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IT hardly seems 30 years since SEAT launched its popular Ibiza model. So popular, in fact, that the Spanish carmaker is celebrating the 5,000,000th model to roll off its Martorell production lines in Barcelona. Workers at the plant celebrated the news with company bosses Jürgen Stackmann, Dr Andreas Tostmann, Stefan Loth and Matías Carnero. SEAT […]

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Road tax changes come into force from October 1, 2014

Car tax disc rule changes

FOR more than 93 years, we’ve had to display a tax disc in our windscreens – but after October 1, 2014, that will no longer be the case – but don’t think you’ll get away without taxing your vehicle! The tax disc is being phased out as part of an overhaul of road tax arrangements […]

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Ferraris go under the hammer

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A COLLECTION of superb Ferraris had the pulses racing and the bids flying at Silverstone Auctions. Held in The Wing at the Northamptonshire circuit, the Autumn Sale saw the hammer go down on more than £1-million of motors. Going under the hammer were six of Maranello’s finest with a beautiful and low mileage 1985 Ferrari […]

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Pixie Lott picks DS3

Pixie Lott

  POP star, top singer-songwriter and now star of Strictly Come Dancing, Pixie Lott has picked the DS3 as her co-star in her latest music video. She appears alongside her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire and the other love of her life, the DS3. The couple use the elegant motor to complement the video’s storytelling and use it […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

VW Passat Estate 2.0 TDI SE Business road test report and review

VW Passat Estate 2.0 TDI SE Business road test report and review

THIS is the eighth generation of the Passat, which since its launch in 1973 has racked up over 22 million sales worldwide and going on for half a million in the UK, where the estate version consistently outsells the saloon.

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Ford Mondeo 2.0 Ti-VCT Hybrid Electric Titanium road test report and review

Ford Mondeo 2.0 Ti-VCT Hybrid Electric Titanium road test report and review

It has taken some time, but Ford’s first hybrid vehicle to be produced in Europe is making a glimmer of progress in the UK.

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Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet II Limited 120 road test report and review

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IT has been some considerable time since I last drove a Jeep, so spending a few days at the wheel of this latest Renegade model was a great demonstration of just how far they’ve come in a relatively short space of time.

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Kia Sportage ‘2’ 1.7 CRDi road test report and review

Kia Sportage ‘2’ 1.7 CRDi road test report and review

THE Sportage sold in record numbers here of around 23,000 in 2015. That has not stopped Kia kicking off 2016 with an all-new fourth generation version of what is easily its best-selling model and declaring a target for it of 25,000 UK sales in the next 12 months. An 18-strong range is priced between £17,995 and £31,495, so starting £495 dearer than the previous Sportage, but keenly priced against its main competitors

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Fiat 500 Lounge 0.9 TwinAir 105hp road test report and review

Fiat 500 Lounge 0.9 TwinAir 105hp road test report and review

EVERYBODY loves the Fiat 500, so when it came to updating an old favourite, Fiat faced something of a dilemma when it came to deciding how much to change. As someone once said, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, so when you stand back and admire this latest updated model, the updates are hard to spot. Fiat reckon there are 1,800 changes, but apart from the lights and bumpers, they’re hard to spot for a casual observer, or even an enthusiast!

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VW Golf SV SE 1.6-litre TDI 110 PS road test report and review

VW Golf SV SE 1.6-litre TDI 110 PS road test report and review

VW Golf SV SE 1.6-litre TDI 110 PS road test report and review: The Golf SV has replaced the Golf Plus. It has more room and more kit. DAVID HOOPER has a look at one of the new models. THE VW Golf SV is a smart looking mini-MPV with seats for five, plus a good sized […]

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Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review

Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review (1)

WHEN a group of friends started to plan their next skiing trip and the decision to drive across Europe in winter was made, for me, this All Wheel Drive Volvo XC60 was the weapon of choice. Having driven Volvos in the Finnish Arctic Circle on frozen lakes, I know how good they are in their native conditions – conditions we were likely to encounter during our trip south to Italy in February.

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VW Golf GTE plug-in hybrid review, road test report

VW Golf GTE front road test report review

IN a remote area of Northumberland, not far from Hadrian’s Roman Wall, the car park of our recent overnight hostelry offered the surprise of a very 21st century facility – a charging point for electric vehicles.

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