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Record number of vehicles on UK roads

Motorway traffic

The number of vehicles on our roads reached a record 41.4 million in 2023, according to the latest SMMT figures. The new Motorparc data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders revealed that car ownership was up 1.6% to 35,694,845. There were also record numbers of commercial vehicles, …

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Top 10 most expensive car parts to replace

Car maintenance

New research has revealed the most expensive car parts to replace in 2023, with the engine – the heart of a car – topping the chart. Electronic car part remanufacturer, Actronics Ltd, conducted the study of the average cost of replacing new car parts for the top five most frequently …

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2023 Volkswagen ID.3 review

2023 Volkswagen ID.3 review

Volkswagen’s bestselling EV in the UK has had an update for 2023 – we drive the new, improved ID.3… The VW ID.3 electric hatchback has been treated to a mild makeover and tech update, despite only being launched in 2020. Volkswagen has listened to feedback (some of it lukewarm) and …

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Least depreciating cars for first-time drivers

Hyundai Kona review

New research has revealed the best cars for new drivers when it comes to retaining their value. According to Uswitch.com car insurance experts, the 2017 Hyundai Kona is the car with the highest value retention, with the vehicle retaining 64% of its original purchase price after use. The Ford Puma …

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Peugeot 208 crowned Europe’s best-selling car

Peugeot 208 GT review

The Peugeot 208 supermini has ended the Volkswagen Golf family hatchback’s 15-year reign as Europe’s most popular new car. Against the backdrop of various challenges, including the global shortage of chips, soaring inflation and the energy crisis, overall car registrations in Europe declined by 4.1% to 11,309,310. However, the Peugeot …

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Top 10 most scrapped cars in the UK

Ford-Focus-Mk-2

The Ford Focus was the most scrapped car model in 2022, according to new data from the Scrap Car Comparison service. The Vauxhall Corsa was revealed as the second most scrapped model, with its larger sibling – the Astra – following in third. It’s no surprise that the Focus topped …

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British-built Nissan Qashqai was UK’s bestselling car in 2022

Gold-wrapped Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai was the UK’s most popular new car of 2022, and the first British-built model to top the annual sales charts for 24 years. Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirm that the home-grown Qashqai – which was designed in Paddington, engineered in …

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2022 Ford Focus review

Ford Focus review

We road test the new, improved version of the popular Ford Focus – now with mild hybrid assistance available… The current fourth generation of the Ford Focus five-door family hatchback and estate was launched in 2018 and has just been treated to a mid-life makeover. Gaining bolder looks, an updated …

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Used car market slows as buyers tighten belts

Sales of used cars dropped in the second quarter of 2022, with more than 407,000 fewer vehicles changing hands than in the same period last year. A total of 1,759,684 used car sales took place between April and June – an 18.8% fall – according to new figures published by …

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Vauxhall Astra review

2022 Vauxhall Astra hatchback

We road test the all-new Vauxhall Astra hatchback – is it as good to drive as it looks? When the Vauxhall brand was bought in 2017 it was the best thing that could have happened to the UK’s oldest surviving car brand. Cynics thought it would be left to wither …

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