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A look back at the Renault Safrane (1992) 0

For today’s nostalgic retrospective, travel back with us to the giddy days of the early 1990s. New Labour was just a glint in the eye of a youthful Tony Blair and the England football team was…still rubbish, sigh… Despite other manufacturers moving away from large executive vehicles – the market was believed to be dying(…)

Driverless Roborace car crashes during Buenos Aires 0

A pioneering race between two driverless cars has ended with a crash at the Roborace competition in Buenos Aires. The unfortunate vehicle misjudged a corner and crashed at high speed. Its competitor meanwhile successfully completed the race and clocked an impressive average speed of 116mph. “One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre,(…)

Toyota 1972 Crown gets new leash of life 0

It’s safe to assume that most people in the UK won’t be familiar with the Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe. So, allow us to introduce you to the longest running model in the Toyota family. This particular 1972 Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe is an extremely rare sight on British roads, showrooms or museums. Japan(…)

How not to get burnt when you’re buying a second hand car 0

Too good to be true? Unfortunately, when it comes to second hand car buying, that’s quite often the case. We all know someone who’s been unlucky/foolish enough to have bought what’s turned out to be a right old banger. There are some good deals out there, but it’s important to know what to look for.(…)

Thousands of bees attack car in Hull 0

A car in Hull has been invaded by a swarm of up to 20,000 bees. Shirley Taylor said her Nissan, which she had parked outside the front of her house, had become the new residence of a local swarm of the flying insects. Chairman of the Beverley Beekeepers’ Association, Chris Coulson, has been trying to(…)

Nissan reveals unique-looking X-Trail 0

Japanese car giant Nissan has created a one-off special adaptation of the best-selling X-Trail SUV equipped with tracks for the ultimate off-roading experience. The rubber kit has been specially designed for both snow and sand, with wide tracks that measure 122cm by 38cm, for extra floatation and grip. This means there are specially designed wheel(…)

A look back at the Peugeot 305 (1977 – 1988) 0

Today’s healthy dose of nostalgia comes in the form of one of the real workhorses of the late seventies and majority of the eighties. Despite being a regular sight, not just on the continent, but in the UK too, it’s easy to forget the… Peugeot 305 (1977 – 1988) The first thing you have to(…)

A look back at the Nissan Micra (1982 – 1992) 0

It was back in 1981 that the Nissan Micra made its first appearance – albeit in concept form. That year’s Tokyo Motor Show saw Nissan unveil the NX-01 to a curious public. Initially designed as a 1.0-litre supermini for the range just below the Cherry, the concept won plenty of praise at first for its(…)

New rules needed for dash cams says AA 0

The AA has stated that new legislation needs to be introduced regarding the use of vehicle dashcams. Drivers who regularly share their dashcam footage could be accused of voyeurism, the motoring organisation believes. The AA feels that the posting of dashcam footage on social media can be insensitive and many doing so do not fully(…)

Are Brits in favour of new motoring legislation? 0

In just three months, a string of new motoring regulations have been introduced landing drivers with tougher penalties and heftier fines; but despite the changes, motorists appear to be backing the government’s decision. In March, a Fixed Penalty Unit was introduced for mobile phone users which means guilty socialites must pay a hefty £200 fine(…)