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Shopping for a new set of wheels? Chances are that one of the last things you’ll be thinking about is what’ll happen when you want to sell that car a few years down the line… It’s a universal truth that all cars begin to lose their value the moment they’reContinue Reading

Nissan Pulsar 2014 620x277

After enjoying huge success with the Qashqai, Nissan is returning to the family hatchback market with the new Pulsar. Reviving an old name, the Pulsar however promises to be packed full of new technologies including Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning, all asContinue Reading

Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2013 665x297

Less than a year in to their first World Rally Championship campaign, Volkswagen look set to take both the drivers and constructors title well before the end of the year.

Range Rover Sport Dashbaord 2013 665x297

Modern technology is fantastic. There may be plenty of claims that ‘things were better back in my day’ but, quite frankly, that is not true. Back in my day, whenever that was, you were lucky to get an FM radio in your new car. Now there are digital DAB radiosContinue Reading

Skoda Range 2013 665x297

There are few car brands that still hold the power to surprise. Beyond the occasional concept car that looks like it’s been designed for interplanetary travel (yes, I mean you, Lamborghini Egoista) most manufacturers bring out evolutions of existing models, with small iterative improvements, tiny changes here and there. SomeContinue Reading

Volkswagen is celebrating forty years since the arrival of the Volkswagen Beetle GSR with a special edition model and, unlike the Scirocco Million, this time we’ll be getting some in the UK.

Volkswagen’s Scirocco has always gone down well in the UK, the rakish two door coupe being a sportier option to the dominant Golf GTi. The current Scirocco, the third generation model, was even awarded Top Gear’s Car of the Year title on its introduction in 2008.

The word ‘swift’ conjures up different images for different people. To Samantha, my partner, it brings to mind summer evenings with tiny birds swooping around a darkening blue sky. To me it means speed, but not outright big numbers, rather the sensation of moving from point A to point BContinue Reading

Small is beautiful, so the saying goes. There’s the iPhone, Monaco and Keira Knightley for example, although they’re all quite expensive. I want something that’s small but also good value, avoiding the trap of increasing prices with miniaturisation that’s caught out Smart with the ForTwo and, more recently, Renault’s Twizy.

The most economical cars on the road, at least according to official economy figures, are almost invariably diesel powered superminis. However, petrol engines are getting ever more efficient, cost less to fuel and quieter, and they’re generally less bad for the environment in an urban setting than diesels. So whatContinue Reading

Volkswagen have jacked up the Passat Estate, added the 4MOTION four-wheel drive system and bolted on some ‘rugged’ body enhancements to create the Passat Alltrack.

There’s still another five days of the Geneva Motor Show left to run, but all the European premieres and debuts have now taken place. There’s been 131 of them in total, and we’ll be showing you all of them. Here’s part five, Skoda through to Volvo…

Volkswagen launched the first Golf Cabriolet way back in 1980, and in the 32 years between then and now there’s never been a GTi version. Until now.

Britain’s first low-carbon motor festival, EcoVelocity, proved a success for manufacturers with sales emerging as a direct result of the motor show held in the shadow of Battersea power station.