A look back at the Nissan Datsun Sunny 120Y (1973 – 1978) 0

Today’s retrospective takes us back to the ‘70s and a properly golden period in the Datsun/Nissan timeline. The company’s sales boomed in the UK in particular, and this success was most likely attributable to the easy availability to its cars, thanks to the Japanese production lines. At a time when the majority of Britain’s manufacturing(…)

VW Camper converted into a pub 0

The VW camper van is a versatile beast, available in all sorts of variants and layouts and used for a wide range of purposes. Caravan holidays, festivals, car boot sales, you name it, the Camper can do it all. It’s unlikely however, that one has ever been used as a pub before, but that’s all(…)

Colorado catches its first bear ‘joyrider’ 0

You don’t tend to associate bears with car crime, but the US state of Colorado has just had its first four-legged ‘joyrider’, according to local police. Ron Cornelius, a resident of Durango, woke to find a Subaru crashed at the hill at the bottom of his driveway. What was the real surprise however was the(…)

Number of Brits complaining about car hire in Europe rises by a third 0

The number of Brits to make complaints regarding car hire in Europe has jumped by more than a third over the last 12 months. There were 505 complaints in total in the year leading up to June 2017, compared with just 382 the previous year. The figures were compiled by the UK European Consumer Centre(…)

A look back at the Audi V8 (1988 – 1993) 0

Audi hasn’t always been regarded as the prestige manufacturer it is today, back in the 1980s the German brand was regarded by many as a young pretender, a ‘Wannabe’ playing second fiddle to the big boys: Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar. The Audi V8 was the car maker’s first tentative step, to join the exclusive gentleman’s(…)

New car sales fall as Brexit uncertainty hits market 0

Last month saw the UK’s new car market slumped by almost 10%, industry figures have revealed. Diesel sales in particular were down by a fifth. The drop is believed to have been caused by uncertainty over Brexit and marks the fourth consecutive months where sales figures have slumped. Despite conventionally vehicles faring badly, the sales(…)

Will autonomous cars render the driving license obsolete? 0

They’re not yet a familiar sight on the nation’s roads, but the experts are predicting that it’s only a matter of time. As autonomous driving tech continues to evolve and driverless cars begin tests in areas of the UK, how far away are we from road travel being largely automated? Will we still need a(…)

A look back at the Renault 4 (1961 – 1962) 0

The Renault 4 was initially conceived as a competitor to the Citroen 2CV that was effortlessly sweeping all before it as the sixties got under way. The influences of the perky little two-horse-power are clear for all to see in Renault’s response. The ‘4’ bettered its Gallic rival by providing passengers with a bit more(…)

Speed bumps to be removed from UK roads 0

Motorists rejoice! Speed bumps could potentially be scrapped from UK roads as the government attempts to find ways of curbing pollution levels. The move is being considered after research revealed that the hated humps have a negative effect on the environment – not to mention stress levels – because they result in greater levels of(…)

Tesla roll out mass market Model 3 0

After much anticipation, Tesla has finally released the Model 3 – the most affordable car the company has released to date. The first thirty cars were shipped out to their lucky owners late July, the majority of the new members being employees of the company. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has been understandably vocal in his(…)