• August 18, 2017 - James Ash

    Ever since Nissan launched the Qashqai crossover in the late naughties, rival manufacturers have been playing a bit of catch up, in a bid to try and topple its popularity.  Now, the crossover market has become one of the most competitive in the UK, it seems buyers Now, the crossover… Read More

  • August 18, 2017 - James Ash

    Independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has welcomed confirmation of the Government’s plan to allow learner drivers on motorways to improve safety, saying they are long overdue and should make a significant difference to accident rates amongst new and inexperienced drivers. The plans were last weekend by Transport Secretary Chris… Read More

  • August 17, 2017 - James Ash

    It’s been around 20 years since Ford last officially sold a large SUV, that was the Explorer, and while it was spacious and comfortable, it carried with it some typical American traits, the biggest being poor fuel economy. During that absence the demands set by 4×4 owners have grown, not… Read More

  • August 16, 2017 - James Ash

    All eyes are on the growing list of modern classics set to go under the hammer at the Classic Car Auctions September Sale as market demand increases for eighties and nineties performance cars. Fast Fords, BMWs, and performance Audis are joined by Peugeot and VW hot hatches in an impressive… Read More

  • August 15, 2017 - James Ash

    There was a time when the only draw for buying a car from South Korea was a cheap sticker price. Build quality, driving manners and even safety were all afterthoughts. But over time, manufacturers like Kia and Hyundai have evolved into brands that are starting to trouble more established European… Read More

  • August 15, 2017 - James Ash

    Over time our eyesight deteriorates and previously strong vision can become poor. If eyesight problems are left unaddressed they can often lead to poor reaction times to unexpected hazards or the behaviour of other road users. This week’s tips give advice on eyesight when riding and driving from IAM RoadSmart’s… Read More

  • August 14, 2017 - James Ash

    For over 35 years the Mitsubishi Shogun has gathering something of a cult following. Once upon a time it was considered THE go to 4×4 for anyone with an active lifestyle, capable of towing heavy loads, as well as heading further off road than many of its rivals, and without… Read More

  • August 14, 2017 - James Ash

    New research has found more than a combined £60 million was spent on failed practical and theory driving tests in 2016. Moneybarn found that more than £40 million was lost on practical tests and another £20 million was spent on failed theory tests. Analysis of statistics from the DVSA has… Read More

  • August 11, 2017 - James Ash

    A new study from automotive data experts hpi has revealed that consumers feel they don’t know enough about electric vehicles to tempt them to switch. The study, carried out in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University, also reveals that over 95% of motorists would feel extremely safe when driving an electric… Read More

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