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Hot Caddy wows the crowds (Volkswagen Caddy TDI Racer)

Hot Caddy wows the crowds (Volkswagen Caddy TDI Racer)

VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles is wowing the crowds at this year’s Volkswagen Racing Cup with the second generation Caddy TDI Racer. The vehicle will be raced for the majority of this season by Peter Wyhinny, Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, continuing the immense success of its predecessor, the original Caddy TDI […]

SUPERMINI TOP FIVE

SUPERMINI TOP FIVE

Iain Dooley takes a look at the best superminis on the market         UNLESS you’re blessed with a wide drive and an even wider wallet, a small city car or supermini could be the car for you. If masses of space isn’t near the top of your […]

ADVANCED DRIVING

WHAT’S a car’s most important safety feature these days? The anti-lock braking system, perhaps? Or maybe the driver’s airbag? Ask a driving safety expert and they’re likely to point to the human component behind the wheel – the driver. Driver error is far and away the most important single cause […]

Trafic cools off (Renault Trafic)

Trafic cools off (Renault Trafic)

RENAULT’S Trafic range can now be had with a new ‘Air Con Plus’ accessory pack, giving additional equipment and greater value for money. Rather than launching a special edition for a limited period, the new pack is available to order now across the full Trafic range (excluding off-the-shelf conversions and […]

B-Series gets added bite (Mazda B-series Barracuda)

B-Series gets added bite (Mazda B-series Barracuda)

THE popular Mazda B-Series pick-up range has been realigned to offer a higher specification and better value for money. The new Mazda B-Series 4×4 Double Cab Barracuda, designed to meet the increasing demand for pick-up vehicles that are both practical and stylish, will be available from October 2004. Priced at […]

BEAT THE CAR JACKERS

CAR JACKING is a particularly pernicious form of car theft and is rarely out of the headlines. Recently, an elderly woman was forced from her expensive car by thieves who then drove off, leaving her shaken and stranded by the roadside. But before the nation gets as hysterical as it […]

No more excuses (Vauxhall)

No more excuses (Vauxhall)

VAUXHALL has recognised that satellite navigation is of growing importance for business users, as more and more companies count the hidden costs and lost working hours that come from poor route planning. So, in a fit of generosity, the car maker is offering free satellite navigation on selected 2004 model […]

Reworked Hiace here (Toyota Hiace)

Reworked Hiace here (Toyota Hiace)

FROM 1 September, Toyota’s Hiace will be available in new specification 280 standard wheelbase and 300 long wheelbase entry grades, replacing the outgoing S and SE models. Designed to simplify the grade and pricing structure the 280 will add more equipment as standard over the outgoing S. Key features of […]

TYRES EXPLAINED

TYRES EXPLAINED

Mike Collier offers some help for those in the market for a new set of rubbers TYRES are an expensive purchase. At several hundred pounds for a complete set of mainstream branded tyres on an average family car, it’s not the sort of purchase you’d normally make without putting in […]

Convertible with a difference (GMC Canyon)

Convertible with a difference (GMC Canyon)

IF YOU think that electric folding mirrors are the most exciting things to be found on a car company’s options list, think again. Over in the USA, GMC is offering a unique extra to go with its Canyon pick up truck. For around $200, buyers can choose to fit a […]