News

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 […]

TOP TEN FIRST CARS

TOP TEN FIRST CARS

EVERYONE remembers their first car. Even if it was a clapped out MOT failure than was far from reliable, there’s an emotional attachment that is hard to break. Fortunately there are plenty of cars suitable for a small budget that won’t cause embarrassment nor leave you on the hard shoulder. […]

PARIS MOTOR SHOW: WINNERS & LOSERS

        EVERY show throws up a few surprises. Some things go down a storm, others go down the pan, and not until the wraps come off can you be sure which are which. Mike Collier gives his personal view of what was ‘Oh la la’ and what […]

PARIS MOTOR SHOW: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN WINGLE

                MOST people’s attention at this year’s Paris Motor Show will focus on the major established manufacturers, and in particular the French companies who always pull out the stops on home turf. But, for me, the most interesting part of the show was […]

WINTER MOTORING HELP YOUR BATTERY SURVIVE THE WINTER

WINTER weather is tough on all parts of a vehicle, but it is the battery that can suffer the most when the temperatures drop. Your vehicle’s battery loses 33 per cent of its power in lower temperatures and over 50 per cent of its power when the temperature falls below […]

WINTER MOTORING STAY SAFE THIS WINTER

COPING with dark days and foul weather can make winter driving a stressful activity at the best of times. To help you on your way we tell you how to survive the season intact and improve your driving while you’re at it. BE PREPARED Before you set out, ask yourself […]