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LA Auto Show 2018: Audi, Porsche, Mini and more reveal new models

LA Auto Show 2018: Audi, Porsche, Mini and more reveal new models

The LA Auto Show has become one of the most important arenas in the world for car manufacturers to unveil their new models, writes Jim McGill. And while we’ve spoken about the 2019 Mazda3, there were a number of other new cars which shared the limelight. Audi While its new, more powerful and facelifted R8 […]

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LA Auto Show 2018: Mazda’s cars have evolved – but their design philosophy is timeless

LA Auto Show 2018: Mazda’s cars have evolved – but their design philosophy is timeless

Hollywood: the home of the Oscars and the global blockbuster. Where dreams do come true. Well, that’s what the scriptwriters would have you believe. So settle back, and let me tell you a story. In the shadow of the iconic, but rather tired-looking ‘Hollywood’ sign, Mazda chose California and the LA Auto Show to launch […]

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Quiz – do you know what these dashboard lights mean?

Quiz – do you know what these dashboard lights mean?

A recent study found that millions of motorists are driving around with dashboard warning lights on and have no idea what they mean. The poll of drivers by Fixter.co.uk found that one in ten drivers currently has a warning light of some sort on their car but hasn’t done anything about getting it fixed. It […]

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Daily driver to driveway dream – is your car a future classic?

Daily driver to driveway dream – is your car a future classic?

Think high-value classic cars and certain names spring to mind – Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti – but in recent years even more mundane models have started to soar in value. Thanks to “true” classics reaching the prices only billionaires can afford and a bit of nostalgia among drivers of a certain age, everyday badges from the […]

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Used car buying advice – what to look for and what to ask

Used car buying advice – what to look for and what to ask

Buying a used car can be stressful. Whether you buy privately or through a dealer there’s always a fear that the seller might have something to hide or that the car isn’t as it seems. Read more: These are the 10 least reliable used cars  It’s hard to completely put aside such concerns but a little […]

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Smart motorways – how they work and how to avoid a fine

Smart motorways – how they work and how to avoid a fine

Right now, we have over 20 sections of smart motorway on seven different English motorways. Six more are under construction, and another 18 are in the pipeline. Smart motorways are designed to ease UK motorway congestion by permitting cars to be driven on the hard shoulder at least some of the time, with traffic being […]

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Car finance jargon explained

Car finance jargon explained

The way we buy cars has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. Figures from the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) suggest that 90 per cent of all new car sales involve finance provided by one of its members. Separate data shows that last year 2.4 million cars were bought using finance options. However, […]

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How to pass the UK driving test – expert’s must-watch video tips on driving in wet weather

How to pass the UK driving test – expert’s must-watch video tips on driving in wet weather

The UK is famous for its wet weather and driving in these conditions requires a little more attention and care. In the final part of our video series on passing the driving test instructor Dave Dunsford addresses how best to tackle adverse conditions. Part one: How to boss independent driving Part two: How to perfect parallel […]

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Motoring Christmas gift guide 2018

Motoring Christmas gift guide 2018

It’s that time of year again when we all start scrabbling around wishing we’d started the Christmas shopping earlier. While we can’t help with what to get fussy Aunty Doris or tell you if you’re getting the right glitter-pooping unicorn for your youngest, if there’s a car-nut in your life we’ve got you covered. With […]

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