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New Jaguar XF - Better Than Ever!
I always find the prospect of a week with a Jaguar an exciting one. Regular readers of my ramblings will know of my love for the marque and being without a classy cat in my garage for the first time…
Jaguar XF

Online Vs Physical Car Auctions. The Pros And Cons


Technology has transformed our lives immeasurably in recent years, and the pace of change has been nothing short of breath-taking.

The brick-sized mobile phones that astounded us when they first…

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Thu 4th Feb, 2016 | 8:00am

JCT600 Celebrates 70 Years In Business

Tordoff family from left to right:  Ian (Director), Jack (Chairman) and John (Chief Executive)
Tordoff family from left to right: Ian (Director), Jack (Chairman) and John (Chief Executive)
£1.1bn turnover Yorkshire-based car retailer JCT600 this week held its annual conference and used the occasion to celebrate its 70th anniversary, bringing together almost 2,000 colleagues,…

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Thu 28th Jan, 2016 | 1:29pm

Clubman - The Grown Up MINI


BMW must be delighted with the success of the MINI brand. What started over a decade ago as a modern day incarnation of Alec Issigonis's 60s icon, has gone on to spawn a plethora of worthy…

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Mon 25th Jan, 2016 | 10:00am

How To Be A Better Bidder - Top Ten Tips When Buying A Car At Auction


When it comes to buying and selling in the 21st century, auctions really are where it's at. There's something about the atmosphere of an auction that fascinates and intrigues the public, who see…

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Tue 19th Jan, 2016 | 8:00am

Sky High - Ford Become The Elite Cycling Team's Vehicle Supplier


Ford has announced a new multi-year partnership agreement with Team Sky as the elite cycling team's exclusive supplier of cars and vans.

Team Sky, which has won the legendary Tour de France three…

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Wed 13th Jan, 2016 | 10:00pm

New Ford Edge Joins The SUV Fray


The all-new upscale Ford Edge enters the UK's surging SUV market priced from £29,995.

This new SUV from Ford - arriving in Ford dealerships this summer - offers class-leading space for up to…

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Thu 7th Jan, 2016 | 9:05am

Honda Civic Type R - A Race Car For The Road


It has been a long time coming, but now the wait is over. Your friendly Honda dealer is finally able to sell you the latest version of its oh-so-hot hatch. So has the five year wait been worth it?…

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Sun 3rd Jan, 2016 | 5:49pm

Land Rover Defender Bows Out In Style


A one-of-a-kind Land Rover Defender sold for a record £400,000 at a prestigious charity auction at Bonhams last night, from which all proceeds are being donated to Land Rover's humanitarian…

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Thu 17th Dec, 2015 | 5:00pm

Viva - Living Life With Vauxhall's New City Car


The Vauxhall Viva has now been on sale since the spring and having been unable to attend the UK launch, a top spec SL model was recently despatched to Yorkshire for me to evaluate.

Joining the…

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Fri 11th Dec, 2015 | 3:32pm

Suzuki Adds Some Sportiness To The Vitara Range

Vitara S Range
Vitara S Range
Just eight months after the successful UK launch of the new Vitara, Suzuki is introducing the S model in January 2016 which provides a more sporting and dynamic character to the Vitara line up.…

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Fri 4th Dec, 2015 | 1:27pm

Andy Harris
Honda's New HR-V Under The Spotlight
By Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor

The HR-V moniker was used by Honda for its junior SUV, sold in the UK from 1999 to 2005. Its quirky looks made it stand out from the crowd and it was practical too.

I'm sure Honda must bitterly…

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Thu 28th Jan, 2016 | 2:10pm

Order Books Open For The Stylish New Mercedes-Benz SLC


Twenty years have now passed since the Mercedes-Benz SLK first hit the showrooms. As part of the company's rationalisation of model names, SLK has now become SLC.

The new Mercedes-Benz SLC is now…

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Tue 26th Jan, 2016 | 12:55pm

And All That Jazz - Honda's Supermini Refreshed


The Honda Jazz has had a makeover and judging by the colour of my test car, the intention is to try and woo some younger buyers. Traditionally the Jazz has appealed to an older audience, clearly…

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Tue 19th Jan, 2016 | 12:01pm

It's A Floody Write-Off Say HPI


A staggering 237 thousand written off cars are uncovered every year by hpi, provider of the hpi check, as being offered for sale by sellers who won't always declare to buyers that they are…

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Sat 16th Jan, 2016 | 6:08pm

Land Rover Discovery HSE - The Landmark Edition


The Land Rover Discovery has been a familiar sight on our roads since 1989 and their appeal has been undimmed, despite a distinct move upmarket in recent years.

Intent on broadening the appeal,…

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Wed 13th Jan, 2016 | 2:38pm

Freelander 1 Becomes The Latest Land Rover Heritage Vehicle


Produced between 1997 and 2006, the Land Rover Freelander 1 remains one of the brand's best-selling models and is now officially a Land Rover Heritage vehicle.

Land Rover Heritage specialises in…

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Tue 5th Jan, 2016 | 11:31am

Rolls-Royce Wraith - The Ultimate Grand Tourer


It is always thrilling to become temporary custodian of an interesting press car, but the air of excitement in the build up to delivery of the Rolls-Royce Wraith was in another league altogether.

M…

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Wed 30th Dec, 2015 | 10:35am

Q7 from Audi - The Range-Topping Luxury SUV IS Better Than Ever


The second generation Audi Q7 has been on sale for a few months and is destined to carry on where its excellent predecessor left off.

The original model has become a familiar sight on UK roads and…

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Tue 15th Dec, 2015 | 1:30pm

Volvo V60 Cross Country


Volvo is renowned for their estate cars and the V60 is their mid-size offering. As practical as ever there is a lot to like.

The Cross Country version being reviewed here is intended to appeal to…

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Thu 10th Dec, 2015 | 3:48pm

Peugeot 2008 Crossover - A Week Behind The Wheel

Peugeot 2008
Peugeot 2008
Peugeot's 2008 has been on sale for a couple of years and has sold well. It continues to face stiff competition in the compact crossover class, brimming with talented rivals such as the Nissan…

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Mon 30th Nov, 2015 | 9:39am

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