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May
15

Driving forward with online selling and buying

Driving forward with online selling and buying The internet has transformed the way in which so many goods and services are sold, and cars are no exception to the trend.  Buying or selling a car online can be daunting, however, because there is just so much information online and so many options to choose from that some people might not know where to start. When it comes to buying a car, one of the distinct advantages of the internet is that it...
Apr
16

Ford showcases new S-Max Concept

Ford showcases new S-Max Concept Ford Motor Company used the opportunity provided by the 2014 Milan Design Week to reveal a new model, the S-Max Vignale Concept.  The S-Max Concept is part of the car giant’s strategy of moving upmarket with a new line of vehicles.  The S-Max Vignale is expected to move beyond the concept stage and go into production, with the model appearing in showrooms at some point in 2015.  The Mondeo Vignale is...
Mar
26

How to start your own car club

How to start your own car club Car clubs offer individuals the chance to meet like-minded people who share the same interests, but it can be hard to find the right club if you focus on a specific manufacturer or specific model of car. This is where setting up your own car club can benefit you and your like-minded friends. You may think that most big international car clubs began like that but the truth is that many of them started off...
Mar
19

How a British Major saved VW

How a British Major saved VW Had it not been for the efforts of a Major in the REME in 1945 immediately at the end of World War 2, the success of Germany’s Volkswagen may possibly not have happened. The story goes back to the ruin that was the VW factory at Wolfsburg and the person in question, Major Ivan Hirst of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) was ordered to see what could be done to restore the factory and...
Mar
7

Wayne Rooney’s Range Rover turns up for sale on Auto Trader

Wayne Rooney’s Range Rover turns up for sale on Auto Trader A fully customised Range Rover once owned by footballer Wayne Rooney has shown up for sale on Auto Trader. The mega-rich footballer, who just signed a new contract with Manchester United for a whopping £300,000 a week, bought the Range Rover in 2009 and has racked up 50,000 miles in the one of a kind motor. The luxury car comes with a range of extras including black leather seats and black wooden...
Feb
26

The new Focus is nearly here!

The new Focus is nearly here! The long awaited new Ford Focus is to be revealed at the Geneva show on March the 4th and it is showing some important improvements, although the body is just having a facelift. This will include improvements to the grille and much more to the interior of the car, but there are important technology changes as well as new engines on offer. The new engines include 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and 1.5-litre TDCi...
Feb
19

New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer announced

New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer announced The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is to feature front wheel drive for the first time in the company’s history and it also has a three cylinder 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine that also features in the new mini. It has long been thought that BMW would always stick to their rear wheel drive configuration, but with the competition being so intense in that class, front wheel drive seems to be the only...
Feb
13

The cost of motoring insurances falls

The cost of motoring insurances falls We do not know whether it is due to the intense competition, the fall in claims, the cost of repairs becoming cheaper, or the scam of whiplash that is being closely scrutinised, but the overall effect is that the cost of motor insurance premiums is falling. The motoring organisation which has been monitoring premiums for the past twenty years, the AA, tells us that during 2013 a fall of 14.1% was noted...
Feb
5

Sinkhole Swallows Teenager’s Volkswagen Lupo

Sinkhole Swallows Teenager’s Volkswagen Lupo A family in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire have been left in shock after a giant sinkhole opened up in their driveway swallowing their daughter’s car in the process. The family are now staying with friends as they wait for experts to confirm that their house is safe or needs to be condemned. The teenager, Zoe Smith’s Volkswagen Lupo was engulfed by the 15 foot wide and 30 foot deep hole when it appeared...
Jan
25

Forget ‘Road Rage’ the future is ‘Charge Rage’

Forget ‘Road Rage’ the future is ‘Charge Rage’ The future of cars is electric, if you believe the hype and if so there are already problems that could face us all in a few years ‘charge rage’. This new phenomenon is the result of owners of electric cars fighting over place to plug their cars in. In the US there are currently 170,000 electronic cars on the road and only one charging point for every six vehicles. President Obama has stated that he...

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