Monthly Archives: December 2011

Revealed: best and worst cars for potholes

Honda cars are the most resilient to damage caused by potholes, according to new research released today, and could save owners hundreds of pounds a year. The data, compiled by the Warranty Direct-owned website potholes.co.uk, analysed around 150,000 policies over … Continue reading

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Mercedes to give away mountain bike

Own a van? Fancy a bike to put in it? Even if you don’t, you might well know someone who’d love a trick new bike for 2012. Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles will soon be giving away a rather tasty Commencal MaxMax … Continue reading

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Honda to create 500 new UK jobs

Japanese car giant Honda is creating 500 new jobs to meet a forecasted increase in production at its UK factory. The move came as full production resumed at the firm’s Swindon plant following supply problems, with the company launching its … Continue reading

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Build and drive your dream 911

Porsche is offering fans of the iconic 911 sports car the chance to create their ideal specification: one lucky winner will get to drive that exact car at the impressive Porsche Driving Centre at Silverstone. The brand new configurator, at … Continue reading

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More women ‘designated drivers’ over Christmas

When couples need a “designated driver” after a night out, it is usually the woman who takes the wheel, according to an AA/Populus survey. Nearly 17,000 drivers were asked who was most likely to drive home after an event where … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas (Audi Q5 3.0 TDI S line long term test month three)

Curse this infernal weather. The one thing you think you can rely on is the irritation of British weather, but even that has been a total let down. All summer long I’ve been dreaming of an entirely white winter in … Continue reading

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Revealed: new Mercedes SL

Behold the new Mercedes-Benz SL, the pinnacle of the company’s vision of sporting luxury – at least until we see an AMG version. Performance is up, weight is down and the packaging looks more appealing than ever. The bodyshell is … Continue reading

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Young drivers risk drink driving

Almost 30% of motorists aged 17 to 24 are willing to risk driving after drinking, a poll today showed. The number of these young drivers prepared to drive the morning after a heavy drinking session has risen in the last … Continue reading

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