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Motoring news

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fancy a taste of the pro cycling experience with Team Sky? John Grose at Ipswich is giving cyclists the chance to take part in its Tour de Ford group cycle rides.

Eyes tests for motorists

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Department for Transport figures revealed that “uncorrected, defective eyesight” was a contributory factor in 232 reported injury-causing road accidents in 2015, 10 of them fatal.

John Grose is celebrating more success in the national Motability dealer awards which recognise outstanding customer service.

Car sales record

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New car registrations last month smashed sales record as buyers looked to beat the new annual car tax rates introduced on April 1.

Drivers’ pet hates

Thursday, March 30, 2017

UK motorists find other road users not indicating more annoying than bad parking and talking on a mobile phone.

Beware of tailgating

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tailgating is said to be worse in the east of England than anywhere else in the UK but many drivers may not be aware they are even committing the offence.

Learner driver call

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A graduated licensing system for novices is being suggested as a way to cut accidents among young drivers.

Lotus lightens Elise

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lotus continues its meticulous mission to create lightweight sports cars with heavyweight performance by launching the new Elise Sprint which sheds 41kg.

Gallery: Ford Fiesta pricing

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ford has announced pricing for the all-new Fiesta, and the cost of entry has been reduced.

Europe’s best car

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Peugeot’s new 3008 sport utility vehicle is on a winning streak, adding the prestigious European Car of the Year title to its trophy cabinet.

Gallery: Geneva Motor Show

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

It’s showtime in Geneva with the cream of the new motoring crop vying for attention. Motoring editor Andy Russell picks out some of his star cars and eye-catching updates.

New challenge to cut CO2

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The UK has hit lower CO2 emissions targets for the 19th year but changing buying habits and tax changes is going to make it harder in future.

Gallery: Concept car pooch perfect

Thursday, March 2, 2017

This time of year can be far from ‘paw-fect’ for keeping your car clean if you carry dirty dogs, muddy mutts and horrible hounds. This Nissan canine concept car could be your pooch paradise.

UK Car of the Year winner

Monday, February 27, 2017

The top UK Car of the Year title went to the luxurious Mercedes-Benz E-Class which showcases a wealth of innovative technology.

Blog: Blog: Kill the conversation

Monday, February 27, 2017

New penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving come into force on March 1 but are they tough enough to make people hang up and switch off, asks motoring editor Andy Russell.

New car road tests

If looks are as important as carrying loads then Renault’s new Megane Sport Tourer estate won’t disappoint and it drives well too, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: First drive: Skoda Octavia

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Skoda has updated its popular Octavia range. Jack Evans finds out what’s different about it.

Gallery: Test drive: Mitsubishi ASX

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mitsubishi has facelifted its mid-size crossover, but is it enough to bring it up to date? James Fossdyke finds out.

Gallery: Road test: Audi A5 Coupe

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Audi’s A5 took the premium coupe market by storm nine years ago – now the all-new model is even more spacious, practical and desirable, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: First drive: Volkswagen Golf

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Volkswagen’s Golf is classless but the revised line-up is better connected with even more big-car technology, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

SsangYong has revived its Musso – Korean for rhino – and created a new identity for its big-value, highly-capable pick-up, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Road test: Volkswagen High up!

Friday, March 31, 2017

The old adage that all the best things come in little packages sums up the new turbo Volkswagen up! Motoring editor Andy Russell finds it huge fun.

Gallery: Test drive: Dacia Duster

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Motoring editor Andy Russell finds the simple charms of the cheap and cheerful Dacia Duster SUV curiously endearing.

Gallery: First drive: Skoda Kodiaq

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Skoda’s new Kodiaq has made a huge impression in the large SUV market before it even arrives in showrooms. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out why.

My first car

Barbara Mellor tells of motoring adventures in ‘Pushbar’, a modified Austin 7, which came with a few quirks for the bargain price of £5.

Janet Lucas was glad when husband Ted passed his car test as it meant that, when they needed to reverse, she no longer had to push their bubble car backwards.

Stuart Seaman’s Renault Dauphine may have been rated as one of the worst 50 cars ever but he loved it.

My First Car: MGB GT

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Clive Harvey had a classic reason to take up driving later in life but finding and owning his MGB GT, dubbed The Yellow Peril, has not been straightforward.

Mike Healey’s was broken hearted when his first car, a 1935 Morris 8, came to a sorry end in a confrontation with a tree.

Mick Cook switched from two wheels to four with a 1959 Austin A35 van but then he had to pass his driving test.

Gallery: My First Car: A sporty looker

Monday, February 20, 2017

Peter Bedingfield

My First Car: Zastava Yugo

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Susan Williams

My First Car: American Studebaker

Friday, February 10, 2017

David Duggan found switching from right to left-hand drive tricky when stationed in Germany but then fell for the charms of a large, American Studebaker.

After being left feeling flat, then denting his pride along with Penny his Fiat Punto, Stephen Firman saved her from being written off and kept her on the road.

My First Car: Nissan Micra

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Judith Palmer learned to drive in her Nissan Micra called Mo who became her motoring companion to music festivals and gigs.

My First Car: Morris Minor Traveller

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Engineer Frank Kelly became a dab hand at modifying his Moggy Traveller but the performance didn’t always live up to the speedometer.

Gallery: My First Car: Bertone X1/9

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Guy Ransom bought his Bertone X1/9 in 1990 and this ‘bella’ Italian sports car is still a big part of his and wife Claire’s lives.

My First Car: Bond Minicar

Friday, December 30, 2016

David Fairhead tells of his adventures in a Bond Minicar which he and his wife bought as warmer transport than a motorbike.

My First Car: Dodge sedan

Friday, December 23, 2016

Barry Shackcloth bought a 1951 Dodge with fellow students and travelled across America for a spell of California Dreamin’.



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