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Friday, February 27, 2015

Driving uses all your senses, particularly sixth sense, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
New Mercedes-Benz Vito is offered as panel and crew vans and Tourer people-carrier with 1.6 and 2.1-litre turbo diesel engines and front and rear-wheel drive.

As Mercedes-Benz gets set to launch the new Vito commercial range, there’s an attractive finance offer on the runout range, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
You may not realise your sight is not as sharp as it should be until you have an eye test.

Making sure your eyesight is up to scratch for driving is brought into sharp focus for motoring editor Andy Russell.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Motorists are increasingly feeling the squeeze when it comes to parking.

Car park spaces that reflect the size of modern cars are needed to help reduce parking damage and make it easier for drivers to fit their car into a parking bay.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Nissan has created a Leaf electric car that glows in the dark.

Nissan Leaf owners may well

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Low fuel prices will not drive motorists back into gas-guzzlers, says one expert.

A suggestion that lower fuel prices may tempt some drivers into buying gas-guzzling cars with large, thirsty petrol engines has been branded a ‘schoolboy error’ by industry motoring cost experts CAP Automotive.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Accidents happen but you should never panic and leave the scene without getting details of other parties, not tell your insurer or admit liability at the scene.

Accidents happen but the important thing is not to panic, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
It now costs much less to fill your fuel tank.

Recent drops in the cost of fuel have seen the average price of filling a car with petrol in the UK has gone down by £6.53. Compared to six months ago when the average cost of a fuel fill was £46.32, drivers are now paying £39.79.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Tax Disc Proving Hard To Ditch

Motorists no longer need to display proof of payment of car tax on windscreens but many have been slow to ditch the disc, with 22% of north-east drivers having done so, according to an new AA/Populus survey.

New car road tests

Dramatic Mazda2 arrives in style

Thursday, February 26, 2015
All-new Mazda2's dramatic styling makes it stand out from the supermini crowd.

Feast your eyes on the newest member of Mazda’s cutting-edge collection of cars. The Mazda2 aims to muscle its way into British hearts and minds, says, Matt Kimberley, of the Press Association.

Lexus NX 300h is a petrol hybrid that brings something new and different to the diesel-dominated compact sport utility vehicle market.

Lexus brings something new to compact sport utility vehicle market with NX300h Hybrid, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

SsangYong Korando Sports pick-up now boasts a one-tonne payload which means more loads and less tax.

SsangYong’s Korando Sports pick-up is an ideal workhorse for active families and offers loads of value, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Pulsar’s return a hatch back!

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Pulsar is big on space and value and takes Nisssan back into the mid-size family hatchback market.

It’s back to the future with a family hatch back in the Nissan range. Motoring editor Andy Russell checks it out.

Audi has it all figured out with A6 Ultra

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Audi A6 has been given a subtle facelift.

The recipe for a large saloon is simple, but achieving it with confidence and luxury spilling from its every pore is harder, says Matt Kimberley of the Press Association.

My first car

My Mx-5 at the Owners' Club Rally at Pendennis castle a couple of years ago.

Samantha - that was the name of Colin Reeve’s first car. Samantha was a 1971 Austin 1300 in midnight blue, although Colin says it was more of a purple tone.

Janice Poulson's Mazda 323

We may complain about the treacherous roads when it snows each winter but it was far worse in the 1970s.

Tracey Page shares memories of her first car

This week Tracey Page has shared her memories of her first car - a custom coloured Mini that was bought for her when she first passed her driving test.

Roger Chinery's 1970s classic cars feature in the new Harry Hill movie

When Roger Chinery goes to see the latest comedy movie to hit big screens, he will be watching closely for a glimpse of some familiar friends.

My first car: 1966 Bedford minibus

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Is this the world's most polite parking ticket? Left on the windscreen outside Vienna Cathedral

George Thorburn took most of the seats taken out of his 1966 Bedford minibus to keep insurance costs down on what was his first car.

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