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Last production Saab up for grabs

Last Saab up for auction

Here’s your chance to own a piece of automotive history – the last ever Saab to roll off the assembly line in Trollhättan, Sweden. NEVS (National Electric Vehicles Sweden), the Chinese group that bought Saab in 2012, has announced it will auction off the last regular-production car made. The very …

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Timewarp rally legend heads for auction

1985 MG Metro 6R4

A remarkable 1986 Group B MG Metro 6R4 with just seven miles on the odometer is going under the hammer at the Silverstone Classic event (July 26-28). Silverstone Auctions is giving bidders the opportunity to snap up this car – the closest you will probably ever get to owning a …

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Fewer uninsured drivers on the road

Car insurance claim - RAC

New data has revealed that there’s been a big drop in the number of people caught driving without insurance. A freedom of information request to the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) by RAC Insurance found that 79,713 people were caught breaking the law in this way in 2018. This …

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Europe’s most popular new cars

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is still the No 1 best-selling car in Europe, according to latest figures released by automotive analysts JATO Dynamics. Volkswagen also continued to lead the market as the biggest brand with 151,195 sales, followed by Renault (89,147), Peugeot (87,303) and Ford (84,811). In all, 1.34 million vehicles …

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Five essential festival driving tips

Young driver heading to a festival

The festival season is here which means many of us will be packing up the camping gear and taking to the roads. Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart head of driving and riding advice, has put together some top driving tips to help you make the best out of your weekend. Choose …

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UK’s most and least reliable used cars

Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris has been named as the country’s best secondhand purchase in the latest What Car? reliability survey. More than 18,000 owners rated their vehicles, aged between four and 10 years, and Japanese models dominated the reliability rankings. The Toyota Yaris had a 99.1% reliability rating. Only 9% of …

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Top of the pops: UK’s best new cars honoured

Citroen C5 Aircross review

The all-new Citroen C5 Aircross has been named overall ‘Car of the Year’ and ‘Best Medium SUV’ in the 2019 DieselCar & EcoCar Top 50. Celebrating the very best new cars on sale today, the Top 50 is the result of more than 200 vehicle road tests over the last …

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What I Wish I Knew a Year Ago About DVLA Number Plates

number plate

There are a lot of common misconceptions associated with private number plates, but most of them are simply not true or unjustified. When it comes to personalized number plates, you’ll hear lots of different opinions from practically everyone you ask. The truth is though, public perception of private plates has …

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Revealed: UK’s most annoying parking habits

Car park, parking

A new study has found that parking in a Blue Badge bay without a disability is the parking practice that makes motorists most angry. It was very closely followed by drivers parking too close to another vehicle in the research by YourParkingSpace.co.uk. Which of these parking habits makes you angriest? …

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Legendary Porsche Type 64 heading for auction

1939 Porsche Type 64 racer

The oldest car to wear the Porsche badge is to go under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Car Week sale in August. Designed by Professor Ferdinand Porsche to compete in the 1939 Berlin-Rome race, it’s the only surviving car of its type and is the direct ancestor of the …

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