Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cost of fuel spoiling summer fun

Tourist attractions are the latest victims of the rising cost of fuel, as increasing numbers of motorists decide not to take days out in their cars because of the rising cost of filling up their tanks. Earlier in July it … Continue reading

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Young driver insurance costs fall

Young motorists hard hit by high car insurance costs have received a welcome respite in the last few weeks, according to figures from the AA. The cost of annual premiums for drivers aged 17 to 22 fell by 5.6% in … Continue reading

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Shining Star: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

There is an argument that very little technology trickles down from Formula One to the road car world. For example, you don’t see many affordable carbon fibre cars, high-revving engines or button-festooned steering wheels. In truth that’s probably a good … Continue reading

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Japanese cars top reliability table

The most reliable second-hand cars are those made in Japan and Korea, according to a new survey. But although European cars are more prone to faults, the cost of repairing them is cheaper, the survey by What Car? magazine and … Continue reading

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Electric black cabs could save four thousand tonnes of CO2

A study has calculated that if all the Hackney carriages in London were powered only by electricity, air pollution in the city would be reduced by around 4,000 tonnes of CO2 every week. The research, conducted by the EcoVelocity, the … Continue reading

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First Drive: Porsche Panamera Diesel

Thanks to the existence of the Cayenne, Porsche is no longer a stranger to diesel technology. In fact, offering an SUV without a diesel option is something of a no-no for all the obvious financial reasons. Even a performance firm … Continue reading

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Suzuki GB Launch Girl Torque web resource

Girl Torque, Suzuki Great Britain’s new female-centric motorcycling web resource, has been launched to provide news, features, advice and information on all things bike, but with a female twist. There will be regular blogs from interesting female bikers, as well … Continue reading

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Star Ferrari sold

A Ferrari previously owned by music legend Eric Clapton and radio presenter Chris Evans has fetched £66,500 at auction. The rare 2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello, which has only covered 10,000 miles, was snapped up by a private buyer at a … Continue reading

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