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GENEVA 2006: THE HIT FACTORY

GENEVA 2006: THE HIT FACTORY

AS A country 16 times smaller than France, and with a car industry that revolves around the production of tiny electric cars and an eccentric Italian ex-pat, Switzerland’s annual motor show should be a minnow amongst the giants of Detroit, Frankfurt and Tokyo. Yet the Geneva Motor Show draws the […]

TOP TEN GENEVA SHOW-STOPPERS

TOP TEN GENEVA SHOW-STOPPERS

All shows are designed to grab the attention, but at Geneva there is a heavy emphasis on style, which is why some of the most successful cars debuting there have been style icons – good or bad. Here are ten of the most notable vehicles to get their first public […]

GENEVA 2006: CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

GENEVA 2006: CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

      WHILE it’s great that the British Motor Show is back this year (held at the Excel centre in London from July 19th), true petrolheads simply can’t wait that long. As a result, increasing numbers of Brits are getting their fume fix by going to the Geneva show […]

CITY CARS: FRUGAL MOTORING

CITY CARS: FRUGAL MOTORING

There’s no need to make big changes to your driving style to make you small car even more frugal. Iain Dooley offers some simple advice. YOU’VE bought your small car, you’re pleased with your small insurance quote and wouldn’t mind if its fuel consumption could be kept to a small […]

CITY CARS: BIG CAR FEATURES, SMALL CAR SIZE

CITY CARS: BIG CAR FEATURES, SMALL CAR SIZE

      THERE was a time when small meant cheap, basic and not particularly comfortable, as any owner of a Citroen 2CV, Renault 4 or Fiat 500 will testify. The merits of pocket-sized transport extended little beyond an ability to get from A to B without having to place […]

CITY CARS: THE CHEAPER THE BETTER?

CITY CARS: THE CHEAPER THE BETTER?

    AS THE smallest cars on the market, it is also the case that city cars are the cheapest on the market. In fact, these entry-level vehicles have actually been getting cheaper in real terms over recent years, making a new car an affordable proposition to buyers who would […]

MARCH 2006 NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS: OPTIONAL EXTRAS

MARCH 2006 NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS: OPTIONAL EXTRAS

INCREASED choice brings with it the potential for increased confusion. It’s a paradox that though today’s cars are better-equipped than ever before, there has been no reduction in the number of optional extras buyers can select when specifying their new motor. Indeed, technological developments and the need to appeal to […]

MARCH 2006 NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS: SECURITY TIPS

Car security doesn’t have to involve expensive gadgets. A little common sense can be just as valuable in the fight against car crime. We tell you how to stay one step ahead of the criminals IT’S ESTIMATED that car crime costs the UK £35 billion a year and accounts for […]

SAFE AS HONDAS

SAFE AS HONDAS

By combining intelligent cruise control and steering, Honda now has a winning safety package for drivers who rack up serious motorway miles, writes Iain Dooley       Yes, everyone’s going the same way and motorways are generally straight. However, long journeys often encourage the mind to wander – sometimes […]

PINCH THOSE PENNIES (IMPROVING FUEL ECONOMY)

PINCH THOSE PENNIES (IMPROVING FUEL ECONOMY)

        FUEL for your car is now more expensive than ever and prices are likely to continue rising. Saving fuel makes economic sense. If you need proof, consider that even the traditionally gas-guzzling Americans are suddenly obsessed with how they can in increase their ‘gas mileage’ and […]