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Top 10 driving pleasures most missed during lockdown

MINI Convertible

New research has revealed what motorists have been missing about their cars the most, as well as some bizarre effects of cutting back on driving. The freedom of the open road (20%), cruising the countryside (25%) and singing along to the car radio (23%) are the top three driving pleasures …

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Every new Volvo now limited to 112mph

Volvo V90

Volvo has started to implement a new 112mph speed cap on all its new cars, underlining the Swedish manufacturer’s position as a global leader in road safety. As well as the speed cap, every Volvo car will now also come with a Care Key, which allows Volvo drivers to set …

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Jamiroquai star Jay Kay’s BMWs going under the hammer

1972 BMW 3.0 CSL (E9)

  Singer and musician Jay Kay is selling three BMWs from his extensive car collection on Saturday May 23 during Silverstone Auctions’ live online event. The auction will start at 14:00 BST and on offer are 86 cars, a rare Harley Davidson motorbike and 13 personalised number plates. The first …

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New days of Thunder for the Ford Ranger pick-up

Limited edition Ford Ranger Thunder

Ford has launched a limited edition version of its popular Ranger pick-up truck, reviving the ‘Thunder’ nameplate. Just 4,500 Ford Ranger Thunders have been earmarked for Europe, of which 1,400 are destined for UK buyers. Priced from £32,965 (excluding VAT), it’s based on the Wildtrak version of the Ranger, currently …

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Morgan raises £1.39m for coronavirus relief effort

Morgan Plus Four

Morgan’s car giveaway for BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief’s ‘The Big Night In’ appeal raised a whopping £1.39 million. The amount, which will be matched by the Government, will help the most vulnerable across the UK who have been affected by the pandemic. The winner of the Morgan …

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Lexus named UK’s most satisfying car brand

Lexus RX 450h F Sport

Japanese premium brand Lexus has topped two Honest John Satisfaction Index 2020 league tables – for Most Satisfying Manufacturer and Most Reliable Manufacturer. In the annual survey of 10,000 drivers, Lexus held off Skoda and Jaguar to take the Most Satisfying Manufacturer title and pipped SsangYong and Suzuki to be …

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Safety first as Bentley’s production lines roll again

Bentley Motors Resumes Production

Bentley Motors has resumed production at its headquarters in Crewe, with more than 1,700 employees following 250 comprehensive and wide-ranging hygiene and social distancing guidelines. This is the next stage of Bentley’s ‘Come Back Stronger’ programme – a phased production ramp up following a Coronavirus shutdown. Last week staff received …

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Cost of refuelling a car plummets

Filling up at the petrol pump

The average cost of filling up a car with unleaded petrol has dropped to its lowest level since May 2016, as a result of the historic oil price falls caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows the average price of a litre of petrol fell by …

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Pothole-related breakdowns accelerating, claims RAC

Potholes - RAC

RAC patrols rescued 3,426 motorists whose vehicles may have fallen victim to the UK’s pothole-ridden roads in the first three months of 2020 – more than during the same period last year. Data from the RAC Pothole Index shows this represented a massive 64% increase of 1,337 compared to October …

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Revealed: the UK’s worst speeding offenders

motorway traffic

A motorist caught driving at 115mph in a 30mph zone was one of many shocking speeding offences committed in the UK in 2019, according to new research. Freedom of Information data, obtained by insurance comparison site Confused.com, revealed police reported 2.5 million speeding offences in 2019 – a 7% increase …

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