Monthly Archives: July 2011

Electric cars just aren’t naughty enough

Some of the oldest and proudest car manufacturers in the world have their own museums, showcasing glorious times gone by, amazing feats they’ve achieved and the kind of thing we can expect to see from them in the future. They’re … Continue reading

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The lion and the pussycat: The Mercedes SL 63 AMG

If the SLK has ever been criticised for looking a bit too weedy, one glance at its biggest of brothers, the SL 63 AMG, would be enough to make even Chuck Norris think twice about getting involved. The SL is … Continue reading

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First Drive: Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen is pitching its new Beetle as a car for the 21st century. In common with so many fashionable items from the past, it would be appropriate to view this as a reboot of the classic automotive icon. Of course … Continue reading

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Drivers warned over holiday traffic

Drivers were warned today to expect traffic build-ups on major routes as the school summer holidays begin this weekend. The AA said jams were likely from Friday lunchtime, with around 14 million cars expected on the roads. And road safety … Continue reading

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Christie ’caused wrong-way crash’

Former Olympic sprint champion Linford Christie crashed head-on into a taxi carrying a pair of newlyweds while driving the wrong way down a major road, a court has heard. The former 100m champion allegedly clambered from his badly-damaged Audi A8 … Continue reading

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Cygnet in the city

I live in London and as any city dweller well knows urban living has some serious drawbacks – mainly when it comes to driving. On the one hand we want to do the right thing and not pollute the planet. … Continue reading

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2011 Toyota Yaris unveiling

Japanese car maker Toyota has unveiled its new Yaris at the firm’s Valenciennes facility near Lille, France. The third generation car will hit the showrooms in September, and boasts a number of improvements over its predecessor. With the B-sector accounting … Continue reading

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Drivers are ‘nodding off’

As many as one in eight drivers has “nodded off” at the wheel in the past year, a new survey shows. And 29% of drivers have continued their journey despite noticing the first signs of drowsiness, according to the poll … Continue reading

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