Monthly Archives: November 2011

Memories are made of this (Volkswagen Beetle)

For some, only Mini has come the closest to harnessing the power of ‘old’ to sell new cars. Even then some might say that its line-up is more of a caricature than homage to the original small car. Certainly, the … Continue reading

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Petrol foils thieves

Two bungling supermarket thieves were caught out when they forgot to put petrol in their getaway car. Rose Devlin, 59, and Denise Egan, 52, stole £400 of alcohol from Asda in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, but could not get their blue … Continue reading

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Older drivers ‘should give up’

More than three in five drivers think motorists should be forced to give up their licences at some stage in later life. And as many as 24% think drivers should hang up their keys at age 75, or 70 or … Continue reading

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Making it up as you go along

If you need any further proof that politicians make up transport policies on the hoof you only have to look at the latest suggestion for pay-as-you-go motorway ‘express lanes’. From the political class that brought us the infamous M4 bus … Continue reading

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Inexperienced driver fears revealed

More than half of young people fear for their lives when they travel with an inexperienced driver, a survey has shown. And the majority have been put at risk by their fellow young person’s speeding or drink-driving, the survey by … Continue reading

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LA Auto Show: Porsche unveils Panamera GTS

Porsche has added to the Panamera range with a harder, more aggressive GTS model that boasts 424bhp and a more fast-driving-biased chassis setup. The traditional GTS letters stand for Gran Turismo Sport, which explains the cars intentions. As well as … Continue reading

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Which way Bert?

The voices of Bert & Ernie are now available for TomTom devices. Developed in association with Sesame Workshop and Locutio Voice Technologies, drivers can join the duo on their adventures, whether they’re off to Sesame Street or anywhere else. Bert … Continue reading

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Strong arm of the law

Anyone caught by a speed camera has already served their punishment, so you can feel a little bit of sympathy for those captured by an all-seeing but unthinking automaton. It’s hardly what you would call a pleasant choice, but personally … Continue reading

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