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INSIDE THE SKODA MUSEUM

INSIDE THE SKODA MUSEUM

          WHAT’S THE OLDEST SKODA you remember? No doubt something from the 110 or 120 line; Cold War-era ugly ducklings that by the late 1980s had defined – and almost ruined – a brand whose heritage stretches back to 1895. It’s one of the biggest slights […]

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2013

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2013

                IT’S THE MOST wonderful or the most stressful time of year – or possibly both. Christmas is just a few fraught weeks away, but if you’re still scrambling around for presents then look no further than this motoring-themed present guide for your […]

NISSAN 360 CHALLENGE

NISSAN 360 CHALLENGE

        IN A MAKESHIFT building a man with a badge hands me a briefcase. I’m told that it contains a Very Important Something and I’m the only one who can get it where it needs to go. The challenge is on: this is Mission 360. Fortunately the […]

TOP WINTER DRIVING TIPS FOR NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK

TOP WINTER DRIVING TIPS FOR NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK

WINTER is the worst time of year to break down, but it’s also the time when your car is under the most stress, so it’s more likely to have problems. And not just that: accidents are far more likely at this time of year, too, when the roads are less […]

WINTER DRIVING: DO’S AND DON’TS

WINTER DRIVING: DO’S AND DON’TS

        LIKE SKIING, snowboarding or just heading out on a sledge, making the best of winter with your car requires a little preparation. Look after your car and yourself in the coldest part of the year and you need never fear the freeze. Here are our do’s […]

PETROL VERSUS DIESEL – MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE

PETROL VERSUS DIESEL – MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE

        You may prefer petrol to diesel, but is the right choice for you? BUYING A CAR is hard enough when there are hundreds of different models to choose from, but these days one of the hardest decisions to make is whether to go for petrol or […]

BEETLE BACK

BEETLE BACK

The original 1949 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is a car recognised the world over. The ‘Bug’ needs no introduction. Here we had a fantastically original design that captured the heart of 330,000 buyers in its 31-year lifespan. Its success lay in great styling that essentially followed the car’s function, and good […]

SAIL AWAY (IRISH FERRIES TRAVEL)

SAIL AWAY (IRISH FERRIES TRAVEL)

A recent surge in popularity for the passenger ferry proves the value of taking your own car abroad. Matt Joy takes to the sea and heads to his Irish roots to find how much has changed in the Emerald Isle.               MANY OF US […]

Flying BRIT

Flying BRIT

JAGUAR Land Rover is experiencing a renaissance. The British company, owned by India’s Tata, is flying high with healthy sales and new market shares. The success is all down to new, thoroughly thought-out products that have replaced the dated ones. “We are hugely ambitious at the moment in case you […]