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TOP TEN LEGENDARY ENGINES

TOP TEN LEGENDARY ENGINES

IF YOU BELIEVE in the romantic notion that cars have soul, then the engine is the hearbeat and the epicentre of a car’s character. A great car can be ruined by a characterless power unit, while a merely average one can be elevated to an object of worship just because […]

SAFETY & SECURITY EXPERT HELP

PARENTS across the country face the difficult task of coaxing children as old as 12 back into child booster seats with the new child car seat regulations in force from 18 September 2006. In support of the new laws, Norwich Union has teamed up with Claire Halsey, clinical psychologist and […]

Piaggio Porter range is ready for business

Piaggio Porter range is ready for business

The extremely versatile range of Piaggio Porter light commercial vehicles is designed to meet the varied needs of a myriad of different businesses and provide customers with a fantastic combination of benefits. The Porter range boasts class leading agility with a tight turning circle and compact dimensions which ensure that […]

SAFETY & SECURITY SECURITY TIPS

SO you’ve splashed out on a shiny new car and are feeling rather smug. But with more than two million vehicle-related thefts each year in the UK, don’t let your new pride and joy be one of them. It’s time to use your head – and a little common sense […]

SAFETY AND SECURITY: CHILD SEATS AND THE LAW

        CHILD car seats are the best way to prevent death and serious injury to children in cars, yet almost 25% of parents never use an appropriate car restraint for their child. But that’s set to change, as from September 18th far more stringent laws come into […]

SHORT CUT TO HEAVEN

SHORT CUT TO HEAVEN

WE ALL have our own personal nemesis. Mine is the M4 motorway. There’s nothing particularly wrong with it: it’s no worse than any other motorway and it’s certainly better than the M25, but I’m bored senseless with it. I suspect it would be the same with any other of the […]

SAFETY & SECURITY: FAST FACTS ABOUT SEATBELTS

RESEARCHERS claim that as many as one in five car users are failing to use a seatbelt. :: Front seatbelts became compulsory in 1982 after a 10-year advertising campaign urging drivers to belt up. :: Figures shortly after the new law came in suggested that as many as 90% of […]

SPECIAL FEATURE: THE SCIENCE OF FORMULA ONE

        UNLESS you’re a keen fan of the global circus that is Formula 1, it could easily, if crudely, be described as lots of cars driving in circles for no reason. The fans would disagree, and the manufacturers would too: they pour millions into the sport in […]

BUYING A USED CAR: FIVE USED STEALS

        On the lookout for a bargain? Here are our top tips for a safe used investment. CITY CAR Daihatsu Charade Laughably little outlay will land you a virtually new car, ideally suited to city life. Many Charades were ought by older folk who recorded miniscule mileages […]

BUYING A USED CAR: SELLING YOUR CAR

BUYING a car is always fun, but deciding to invest in new metal has a flipside – getting rid of your old car. It might be time to bid a fond farewell to a trusty workhorse that has served you well, or you might just want to get shot of […]