Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sign of the times

As our roads have become increasingly crowded and standards appear to have dropped, while driving is now more an act of survival than an enjoyable experience. Examples of selfish behavior are everywhere, from failing to indicate and blatant bullying to … Continue reading

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Drivers cut back as fuel costs rise

More than three in four motorists are cutting back on spending or driving due to rising fuel prices, according to an AA/Populus survey. And just under half of those polled blame the Government for the high cost of fuel, the … Continue reading

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Garages hold everything but the car

Motorists are moving away from using their garage to park the car, according to a survey. As many as 55% of car owners prefer to put something else in their garage other than their vehicle, the survey by car auction … Continue reading

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Flashy men ‘just interested in sex’

A Porsche serves the same function as a peacock’s feathers for some men – but may deliver the wrong message to women seeking a long-term partner, according to researchers. Scientists in the US carried out a series of studies on … Continue reading

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Totally Batty

Every man’s boyhood dream came to life when a Formula One-inspired Batmobile was unveiled ahead of a new Batman stage show. The legendary superhero and his trusty sidekick Robin are making their theatre debut this summer in an all-action extravaganza. … Continue reading

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Road signs could say ‘Take a train’

New road matrix signs encouraging drivers to leave motorways or even take the train instead are being considered, transport ministers told MPs. Road safety minister Mike Penning said the new signs would be “a complete break” with what had gone … Continue reading

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Mini adds Coupe to the range

From the humble three-door hatchback to a full range of bodystyles to suit all situations, Mini has announced the introduction of the Mini Coupé. With just two seats and a distinctive curved roof and pronounced tail the Mini Coupé represents … Continue reading

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First Drive: BMW 1 Series M Coupe

The 1 Series M Coupe has been an eagerly awaited addition to BMW’s M fleet for some time. That it’s a good bit cheaper than a current M3 will be a bonus for many. It’s ironic, then, to learn that … Continue reading

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