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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

How a bad credit score can cost drivers dear

Used MINIs

Having a poor credit score could end up costing you as much as £8,000 extra when financing one of the UK’s most popular cars, according to new research by Uswitch.com. For instance, the best-selling Ford Fiesta costs £16,645 to buy outright. However, when bought on finance with a four-year repayment …

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Top 10 most unusual items left behind in a car

Motorpoint - the UK’s largest independent car retailer

A family pet was just one of the more unusual items accidentally left behind in a part-exchange car, according to Motorpoint – the UK’s largest independent car retailer. The research comes off the back of a big influx of part-exchange vehicles at its network of branches in England, Scotland and …

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Dacia Sandero review

Dacia Sandero review

Brace yourselves badge snobs, you’re in for a shock. You see, we’ve just driven the all-new second-generation Dacia Sandero and it’s something of a revelation. Priced from just £7,995, the Sandero is still the UK’s most affordable new car, yet the latest version sports fresh new looks, a jump in …

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Close to extinction: the humble Austin Montego

MG Austin Montego

The Austin Montego is the UK’s most endangered car, according to new research. Uswitch.com, the comparison and switching service, analysed Department for Transport and DVLA data to find out which vehicles have seen their numbers drop the most in the last 25 years. The Montego, which was launched in 1984 …

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MINI Cooper S 3-Door Hatch review

MINI Cooper S 3-Door Hatch

Twenty years ago the new owners of the Mini brand managed to pull off a remarkable feat when they launched a 21st Century reinterpretation of the original Sir Alec Issigonis icon. BMW’s modern ‘MINI’ has gone from strength-to-strength. In fact, since 2001, more than five million models (3-Door Hatch, 5-Door …

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Dog-friendly car travel tips for your 2021 staycation

Dog-friendly Jaguar F-Pace

With international travel still uncertain, there’s been a surge in demand for staycations this year, which means our dogs will be spending more time than ever in cars. Travelling with dogs can be a stressful time, so if your pooch is a ‘ruff’ traveller, here are some top tips to …

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JCB goes hybrid with Toyota Corolla fleet order

JCB orders 40 Toyota Corolla Touring Sports models

Construction equipment giant JCB has made the switch to self-charging hybrid electric technology by replacing its sales team’s fleet with 40 Toyota Corolla Touring Sports models. The handover of the first 20 vehicles took place at the company’s Rocester headquarters in Staffordshire. The British-built Corolla estates are all powered by …

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Swimming champ Peaty takes to the track

Watch Team GB swimming superstar Adam Peaty MBE get behind the wheel of the all-new CUPRA Formentor for the first time.

Watch Team GB swimming superstar Adam Peaty MBE get behind the wheel of the all-new CUPRA Formentor for the first time. The reigning Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth 100m breaststroke champion, who is also the latest CUPRA brand ambassador, took to the asphalt of Oulton Park Circuit. After getting comfortable …

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Celebrating a MINI milestone

20 years of MINI production at Swindon and Oxford

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first modern MINI – and production at BMW Group’s two plants in Oxford and Swindon. Since 2001, more than five million MINI models (3-Door Hatch, 5-Door Hatch, Clubman and the Electric) have been built at Plant Oxford, all on the same production …

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Hyundai Kona Electric review

Hyundai Kona Electric

If you could judge how good a car is by the amount of attention it gets, then the Hyundai Kona Electric would go to the top of the class. Admiring glances and conversations with curious passers-by were the order of the day. Refreshed for 2021, the Kona looks slicker than …

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