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Volkswagen Beetle Dune ‘Could Be Built’

Volkswagen Beetle Dune ‘Could Be Built’

IF YOU like your Beetles with a little more ‘dune buggy’ about them, Volkswagen’s latest concept is right up your street.And what’s more, it really could be right up your street if public reaction to the so-called Beetle Dune is strong enough. With a body raised by 50mm, 19-inch wheels […]

Cyclists ‘A Pretty Special Bunch’

Cyclists ‘A Pretty Special Bunch’

WE BRITS think cyclists are more intelligent and charitable than the average person, according to a new report.A study for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found that sportsmen and women generally were more attractive than celebrities, with most qualities attributed to cyclists. The survey of 600 adults also showed that […]

Famous British Car Brands Achieve Record Sales

Famous British Car Brands Achieve Record Sales

SALES figures from two of Britain’s most famous car brands have reached record highs in 2013.Mini and Rolls-Royce, which are both owned by BMW, have sold more cars than ever before. Thanks to a spate of popular new models, a total of 305,030 Minis were purchased across the globe last […]

U-turn For Wheelchair Ror Taxi Firm

U-turn For Wheelchair Ror Taxi Firm

A TAXI firm that refused to pick up wheelchair users has had to perform a U-turn.Middlesbrough-based Boro Cars, the largest taxi firm in the North East, had originally said refusing disabled passengers was “morally wrong”, but it brought in the policy anyway. The firm insists that minibuses cost drivers more […]

Pothole Disaster Imminent, Say Campaigners

Pothole Disaster Imminent, Say Campaigners

THE UK’S recent tempestuous weather is set to create the worst pothole catastrophe the country has ever seen, according to campaigners.Freezing conditions are being forecast for the end of January, and road condition campaign website potholes.co.uk is predicting a ‘perfect storm’ of potholes if the forecasts prove correct. With the […]

Asda Starts New Fuel Price War

Asda Starts New Fuel Price War

DRIVERS are set to keep some extra money in their pockets with the announcement that Asda is to cut its fuel prices.From tomorrow the firm’s forecourts will knock 2p per litre off both its unleaded and its diesel. If past trends continue, rival supermarkets Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s are expected […]

Tyre Warning For Drivers Heading Into Europe

Tyre Warning For Drivers Heading Into Europe

BRITISH DRIVERS could face on the spot fines for using the wrong tyres when travelling in Europe this winter.Severe winter weather in many European countries means the normal summer tyres fitted to most UK cars will not offer enough grip for safe driving or braking in icy or snowy conditions. […]

Continental Rolls To Which? Best Buy Awards

Continental Rolls To Which? Best Buy Awards

THE EXPERTS at Which? have singled out a Continental tyre as the best to let drivers give winter the cold shoulder.Two sizes of the ContiWinterContact TS 850, used on cars like the Audi A3 and Renault Clio, won plaudits for offering increased grip and stability in cold weather on dry, […]

‘Concrete Glimpse’ Of Near-Future Audi Technology

‘Concrete Glimpse’ Of Near-Future Audi Technology

THE “near future” of Audi design and powertrain engineering has been unveiled ahead of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.The Allroad Shooting Brake show car will premiere an exciting new high-powered petrol-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain and a development of the firm’s current design language. It is expected […]

MP Slams Ministerial Cars ‘Waste’

MP Slams Ministerial Cars ‘Waste’

MINISTERS have been accused of wastefulness by having their official cars sitting outside Parliament with the engines running.Labour MP Thomas Docherty said he had seen Government cars sitting in New Palace Yard – one of the main thoroughfares in and out of the Palace of Westminster – for more than […]