Putting alloys on your car

If your car currently has steel wheels on then you may be able to change them for alloy wheels. Alloy wheels are mostly put on cars for the aesthetic appeal. You can often choose from a number of finishes and can sometimes put larger alloy wheels on your car than steel…

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Looking after your car

If you have a brand new car then you will probably be aware that it loses quite a chunk of its value as soon as it is driven off the forecourt, meaning if you went to sell it a week after you bought it, you are likely to get quite…

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The Mercedes ML 7 seater

If you are looking for a family car with that is not the usual run of the mill MPV then the Mercedes ML might be the car for you. With the usual Mercedes styling it certainly stands out against other 7 seaters such as the Vauxhall Zafira or Citroen Picasso.…

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Family cars, Dull and boring?

When most people think of buying a family car they picture a battered old clunky estate type car with as much power as four small ladybirds … however does a ‘family car’ really need to be that dull? The answer is no. There are plenty of family cars out on…

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Are standard tyres more fun?

High performance cars usually come with high performance tyres to match. Naturally, you want the maximum amount of grip to make the most of the vehicles capabilities and you need to have confidence in the tyres to enjoy the driving experience, but what about driving in the real world? Obviously,…

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The Renault Twizy

The Renault Twizy is Renault’s fully electric 2 seater car, however not a standard 2 seater set up as you may expect. This car is so small that you actually sit one behind each other with your legs (if you have long legs!) practically around the sides of the driver. …

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Air conditioning in modern cars

Most modern cars now come with air conditioning as standard and the air conditioning units are usually very effective using little power and giving a good output of cool fresh feeling air. The general thinking is that air con is great to have in the summer months when you may…

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Ten things I learned in Detroit

1. Everyone loves the new Mercedes-Benz C-class I’ve not heard a bad word said from even the most cynical of hacks about Merc’s new BMW 3-series fighter, and with good reason. It looks great on the outside, but inside it is truly special with a style and quality that would not…

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New Kia Sorento spotted – first pictures

These are the first pictures of the new Kia Sorento testing in Europe. These photos were taken in Scandanavia, where Kia is believed to be carrying out winter testing on the new model. Multiple prototypes were caught filling up at a local petrol station. While much remains unknown about the…

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McLaren 12C-based 458 Speciale rival planned

An enhanced version of the McLaren 12C is set to be launched this year. Autocar understands that the new car will sit above the 12C in McLaren’s line-up and will be sold as a stand-alone model. It is said to deliver on-road performance that will exceed that of the recently…

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