Monthly Archives: September 2011

Aston Martin named ‘coolest brand’ – again

Aston Martin has been awarded the prize of the UK’s coolest brand, winning this prestigious accolade for an unprecedented fifth time in six years. Once again, Aston Martin has topped a poll which comprises an array of leading international contemporary … Continue reading

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First Drive: Audi Q3 2.0 TDI SE

What do you do if you hit on a sales winner? Simple really: make variations on the theme and snare as much business as you possible can. Audi already has some form in this department: the Q7 SUV made a … Continue reading

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Cities stall in transport study

London is among the hardest cities in Europe to get around without a car, according to research. The English capital (in eighth place), Cardiff (ninth), Dublin (10th) Edinburgh (11th) and Belfast (12th) were all in the bottom half of a … Continue reading

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Asda cuts petrol prices

Hard-pressed motorists have received some cheer when a major supermarket chain announced a cut in petrol prices. Asda said that from today it was cutting prices by up to 2p a litre. The company added that those filling up at … Continue reading

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Private sellers telling more used car ‘lies’

The economic climate is driving the UK to become a nation of dodgy dealers, according to new research which has found that 1 in 5 people admit to telling lies when selling their car. A survey of 2,000 motorists by used … Continue reading

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First Drive: Mini Coupe

In the space of a decade, BMW has achieved something many thought impossible. Since 2001 its Mini range has clocked up two million sales and is available in 90 markets around the world. Not bad for something cynics thought would … Continue reading

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It’s just not acc-eptable

I have a new worst enemy, and its name is Adaptive Cruise Control. I’ve been driving a few cars equipped with ACC lately, and I absolutely hate it. The general idea, if you’re a marketing man responsible for selling the … Continue reading

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Ford Evos (Concept)

NAME: Ford Evos DEBUT: Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 APPEARANCE: See for yourself. Ford’s concept cars tend to be practical rather than showy, but the Evos proves that the Blue Oval still has the ability to make jaws drop. Gullwing doors … Continue reading

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