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Motoring news

Mon, 10:34

Smoking can seriously affect a car’s resale value, says automotive data and valuation specialist CAP HPI.

Thousands of pounds are being paid out by motorists for car damage caused by potholes, new research has revealed.

Cyclists in East Anglia were treated to a taste of the pro cycling experience on a Tour de Ford ride, in association with Team Sky, hosted by John Grose Ford in Ipswich.

Skoda prices up new Kodiaq SUV

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Skoda has revealed pricing for its all-new Kodiaq sport utility vehicle ahead of ordering starting next month.

MINI to build plug-in hybrid

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MINI has confirmed that it will build a plug-in hybrid model “soon”, as the development process has “almost been completed”.

The organisers of the MPG Marathon challenged transport minister John Hayes to see if he could become as efficient as the country’s most accomplished eco-drivers taking part in the UK’s premier eco-driving challenge.

To mark the launch of Volvo’s new S90 and V90 premium models, Ipswich-based dealership Donalds Volvo is hosting an inspirational ‘Ninety Mins’ free presentation evening on Thursday, October 27 with special guest speakers for its customers and the public.

Call to lower UK drink-drive limit

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A poll has found that many members of the public wish for the UK drink-drive limit to be lowered.

Top tips to steer clear of deer danger

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The deer breeding season is under way and that means drivers need to be extra vigilant with a greater risk of collisions.

More than a third of motorists have lost faith in the car industry in the wake of last year’s emissions scandal.

John Grose quiz nights for charity

Monday, October 10, 2016

Back by popular demand, November will see the second annual John Grose charity quiz nights take place at its dealership showrooms at Lowestoft and Ipswich.

An expedition led by renowned British adventurer Alastair Humphreys is set to answer the question that has vexed explorers for centuries – does the Yeti exist?

Tyre Safety Month 2016 got off to a great start with positive news after the latest government analysis revealed a reduction in casualties resulting from tyre-related incidents on Britain’s roads.

The RAC is hoping chancellor Philip Hammond will “see sense” and continue the freeze on fuel duty increases in next month’s Autumn Statement.

The new car market broke through the two million mark last month with 469,696 models registered with the new 66 plate.

New car road tests

Fiat’s new family hatchback gets an old name and old-school simplicity, but there’s something likeable about that, as James Fossdyke found out.

Peugeot’s 2008 compact SUV is now even more stylish after a family facelift and the addition of a sporty-looking GT Line model, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Big Citroen people-mover sitting pretty

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Citroen has given its popular Grand C4 Picasso people-carrier a new lease of life. Simon Davis gets behind the wheel to see what its like.

What’s new?

You may not immediately spot the difference with the new Mazda3 but little changes add up to freshen its appeal and make it even better to drive, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

BMW’s 7 Series is a technology-laden tour de force that works by thought control – the car’s as much as the driver’s. Motoring editor Andy Russell is in seventh heaven.

The Hilux is a byword for reliability and dependability. We find out how Toyota’s all-new version of its famous pick-up stacks up.

V6 power real pick-up for Volkswagen Amarok

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Volkswagen’s Amarkok pick-up is about to get a new 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, making it better on road and more capable off it.

SEAT shows Ateca’s the way to do it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SEAT is aiming to make a big impression in the compact SUV sector with its agile and attractive Ateca, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

My first car

John Cowan’s relationship with Marlene the Metro was eventful from day one with a little knock that was turned into some kind of ‘ram-raid’.

Ron Lane bought his first car, a Ford Popular, when he got married but fortunately it was only the motoring that got off to a bumpy start.

Richard Read tells of some happy memories and scary moments in his Isetta bubble car.

Pamela Lucas tells of the quirks of her Hillman Minx convertible and running out of petrol in the dark outside Colchester barracks.

A 1951 Humber Super Snipe put Adrian Cannon on the road and, with a friend’s help, taught him a valuable lesson of money-saving mechanical maintenance.

Tony Martin enjoyed many ‘manoeuvres’ and journeys of discovery while in the Army with Fred his trusty Austin Seven.

Ian McLauchlin recalls some quirks of his Citroen 2CV and relives a humorous case of mistaken identity.

While living in Berlin, Peter Forster used a BMW Isetta bubble car to get to the building site and take five people to the cinema!

Geoff Town started his motoring in style – Amercian style – with a Hillman Californian based on the Minx.

Jim Barnes-Phillips tells how his Mini, one of four in the family, put him on the road to rallying.

Henry Vincent tells of his new-found freedom as the first member of his family to own a car.

Chris Bowler relives the adventure of flying a trusty Mini, fully loaded with four people, food and camping kit, to France for a memorable holiday.

Sally Palmer’s first car, a Renault Dauphine, which she restored, with the help of her dad and sister, was a labour of love.

Maurice Hayward tells of the ups and downs, highs and lows of an action-packed holiday in his fully-loaded Morris Minor.

From pedal car to bubble car and a couple of classic Citroens – Tom Evans tells of his ongoing motoring love affair.



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