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UK’s safest used first car is revealed

Skoda Citigo

The Skoda Citigo has pipped the Volkswagen Up! to be crowned the safest used first car for young drivers by Co-op Insurance. Based on a formula ranking devised by the Co-op and vehicle safety experts Thatcham Research, cars had to be in the supermini category, have a five-star Euro NCAP …

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Clunk-click every trip?

Seatbelt - clunk-click every trip?

One in four motorists have driven their car without wearing a seatbelt, according to a new study. Research revealed a large percentage of drivers flout the law by refusing to buckle up, usually to drive short distances to local shops or around areas where they live. Moving their car from …

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Hyundai i30 review

Hyundai i30

Hyundai is on a roll, and the latest evidence of that is the new i30. Now in its third generation, the mid-sized family hatchback is now stylish, well packaged and good to drive. In fact, it’s so improved that it’s able to brush shoulders with the best cars in its …

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Volvo V90 Cross Country review

Volvo V90 Cross Country review

When it comes to estate cars, Volvo has a rich heritage, and the V90 is the latest in a long line. Not only is it one of the best looking load-luggers on the market, it’s a class act. However, these days it’s not enough to have a regular estate car …

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Drivers urged to put safety first

automatic emergency braking - aeb

New car buyers are more likely to upgrade infotainment systems than choose enhanced safety features, according to new research. Four in five motorists say that safety technologies are important when buying a car, but a fifth refuse to pay extra for them even if it reduces the chance of having …

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Cash-strapped motorists driving faulty cars

Traffic jam

Nearly one in five UK drivers admit to running their car, despite knowing it needs repairs, because they can’t afford the bill. According to motoreasy, which manages car maintenance and repairs on behalf of the motorist, men are more inclined to dodge necessary car repairs than women, with 19.5% and …

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Drivers braced for harsher phone penalties

Using a mobile while driving

New punishments due in 2017 will deter 91% of motorists from using mobile phones whilst driving, new research has revealed. An update to the law regarding mobile phone usage whilst driving could see the number of offenders drop dramatically, according to the study by leading vehicle leasing company, Leasing Options. …

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Drivers would back ‘phone blocking’ plan

DRIVERS BACK BLANKET BLOCK ON MOBILES

Most motorists believe the Government should introduce technology to disable certain phone functions for the sake of safety, according to new research. Fitting all cars with some form of blocking device was considered a more effective plan than harsher penalties or more education as road users reveal they cannot resist …

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Winter car maintenance essentials

Winter driving

Avoid the misery of a breakdown this winter with these five basic car maintenance tips… Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering advice for drivers to ensure trouble-free journeys over the next few months. Here are GEM’s simple steps for reducing the chance of a breakdown or malfunction this …

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Happy birthday Volvo Amazon

Volvo Amazon

Volvo is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the classic Amazon. Named after the female warriors in Greek mythology, it is still one of the most iconic models in the Swedish car giant’s history. The new four-door model was revealed during the first weekend of September in 1956. Its bold design …

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