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

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

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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Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid During his Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid road test, DAVID HOOPER considers the pros and cons of owning and running a hybrid car. HYBRID cars are a bit like Marmite – you either love them or hate them. I’m generally in the latter camp because they are […]

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ContiWinterContact TS850

Drivers ‘ignoring road safety advice due to job fears’

SIX in 10 motorists are ignoring official advice not to travel in wintry conditions, with half claiming work as their reason for risking their safety, according to new research from Continental Tyres. Around 10-million people, or 29 per cent of drivers, disregard emergency warnings either frequently or all of the time. Of those who take […]

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Mercedes-Benz A250 Engineered by AMG 013

Winter tyres on Mercedes A250 make big difference

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes A250 BlueEfficiency Engineered by AMG When the new A-Class arrived for its road test, so did the wintry weather, but wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER relished the chance to review the car on a set of winter tyres. MY review of this very smart looking Mercedes-Benz A250 coincided with some […]

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This week's road test car, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250 BlueEfficiency Engineered by AMG on Continental ContiWinterContact tyres.

Conti winter tyres A-Class above when the snow falls

Having driven a car on winter tyres for the first time on UK roads, DAVID HOOPER says the difference in grip levels on packed snow and ice is dramatic! AS freezing snowy conditions cripple the country, for once I’ve got the right car at the right time – because this week’s test car arrived sporting […]

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Honda Crosstourer road test, the bike pictured near the Discovery Centre, Cleethorpes.

Honda Crosstourer proves it’s a bike for all seasons

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Honda Crosstourer A surprising number of bikers ride all year round, so well wrapped up, DAVID HOOPER, joined some of them for a run up to the Yorkshire Moors on a chilly November Sunday to road test the Honda Crosstourer. AT this time of year, most of the bikes which […]

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Are you ready for the dangers of winter driving?

A DRIVING campaign to increase awareness of the potential dangers of winter driving on the roads this year has been launched by GEM Motoring Assist. The road safety organisation and breakdown cover company is aware that UK motorists continue to cut corners on car maintenance due to the economic pinch. And while stressing that it’s […]

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Top tips to survive driving in the winter weather

THE clocks have gone back, the dark nights are here and as we head into the winter, it’s time to ensure that you and your car are ready for the worst the season can thrown at us. Forecasting the weather is an imprecise science but after successive severe winters drivers should be prepared for all […]

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