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SPECIAL FEATURE: RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS (DRIVING ACROSS RUSSIA)

          EVERY now and again, you get an offer you can’t refuse. On previous occasions these have come mainly from Benny the Bookie and a charming local character called Nicky Pliers, but this time, the source was the mighty Mercedes-Benz. “Would you like to drive across […]

TOP TEN BOND CARS

TOP TEN BOND CARS

ALL THE best Bond films are complete with a few essential ingredients; crackpot villain, gorgeous girl, vicious henchman, smart suits, cocktails and a car chase. Even when the Q department fail to supply suitable transport, Bond will find some of his own. In honour of the imminent release of the […]

Relay steps up a weight (Citroen Relay)

Relay steps up a weight (Citroen Relay)

CITROEN’S new Relay range is its first van to offer a four tonne gross vehicle weight. “The new Citroën Relay sets the standard in the 3.0 – 4.0 tonne gvw sector,” claims Robert Handyside, Citroen UK’s commercial vehicles operations manager. “It is the only van with Trafficmaster Smartnav GPS Satellite […]

TOP TEN SCARY CARS

TOP TEN SCARY CARS

WITH Halloween rapidly approaching, we cringe in fear as we consider some X-rated offerings from the past, present and future. Mwah-ha-ha-ha… MAYBACH EXCELERO Just looking at this monster is enough to make you feel two fangs scratching hungrily at your neck. Dracula in automotive form, this thing is also rich, […]

Hilux range freshened

Hilux range freshened

TOYOTA’S Hilux pickup truck has a new variant introduced alongside the Single and Double Cab models. Extra Cab, offered exclusively with four-wheel drive, becomes the first Hilux to adopt Toyota’s new 2.5-litre D-4D 120 engine. The unit gives more power and torque and is cleaner than the previous Hilux engine […]

New Ducato on sale

New Ducato on sale

Fiat Auto’s all-new Ducato LCV is now on sale. With the current model Ducato representing two thirds of all Fiat LCV sales registrations in the UK, and an increase in sales of 6.5% this year, the range’s flexibility and practicality has been vital to Fiat. In the leisure conversions segment, […]

LARGE 4X4S: SIX OF THE BEST

JEEP COMMANDER (£27,490-£34,535) Beneath the skin, the Commander is essentially the same as the Grand Cherokee, and in reality there is little to choose between the two of them. For family use the Grand Cherokee has a slight advantage. In keeping with its name, the Commander has a more martial […]

LARGE 4X4S: OFF-ROADING FOR DUMMIES

      IF YOU’VE gone to the trouble of buying an off-road vehicle, it seems only polite to drive it off-road every now and again. After all, you don’t buy a lawn mower and then only use it as a drinks trolley during barbecues, do you? You do? And […]

BUSTED – STRESSED CITY WORKERS SMASH UP CARS

BUSTED – STRESSED CITY WORKERS SMASH UP CARS

Stressed out city workers headed to SE1 in London last week to smash up cars to vent their frustration. An FX Channel poll of 1000 men found that the number of overburdened and stressed workers remains at an all-time high, with over 84% of those polled claiming that pressure from […]

THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE? (PERFORMANCE CAR HIRE)

        WHAT do you want to drive today? For anyone who prefers the smell of petrol to perfume, that’s a silly question. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin – exclusive names that trip off the tongue that are the subject of adoration and even obsession. Sadly you need to […]