Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Six car insurance myths busted

The world of car insurance can be a tricky one to get your head around, with so many different companies offering different policies. There are, however, a number of myths that people are often caught out by, which we have taken a look at below: “If I take out fully comprehensive insurance, I am automatically covered on any car I drive with the permission of the owner” Perhaps the most commo...

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Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars in 2015

It may sound like something straight out of a satirical newspaper, but it is true! Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars during 2015… The Volkswagen emissions scandal has clearly hurt the popularity of cars, but not the VW branded currywurst, with 7.3 million sausages being sold in 2015, nearly one million more than in 2014. Car sales, however, fell from 6.12 million to 5.82 million in 201...

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Fuel economy: The best and worst cars

Throughout 2015, What Car? tested over 160 cars to see how their real fuel consumption measures up to the claims made by the manufacturers. As you can very well imagine, there were some discrepancies, showing that many cars did not perform as quoted. Below, we have taken a look at some of the most economical cars when it comes to fuel consumption, as well as those guilty of fuel guzzling: Bes...

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Talking Knight Rider replica car up for sale… But there’s a catch

Fans of the cult TV show Knight Rider, as made famous by David Hasselhoff in the 1980’s, are being given the chance to bid on a car described as “absolutely identical in every detail” to the one driven by Michael Knight. The car even talks and can respond to commands, such as opening the windows upon instruction. However, there is a slight catch if you wanted this estimated £35,000 KITT ...

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Five cheap to insure cars for 2016

Car insurance is an expensive necessity, whichever way you at it! However, if you are looking for cheap to insure cars in 2016, there are options out there. The best way to work out if a car is going to be cheap to insure is to look at what insurance group it lies in. These range from one to 50, and new cars in the lowest groups are easy to find. Prices will differ depending on personal circums...

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End of the road for white lines on British highways?

The white lines used to divide road lanes are being removed from busy roads across the country, in an attempt to make motorists slow down. Highway chiefs have said that blank roads bring about a sense of uncertainty, which causes motorists to drive more cautiously, especially when faced with oncoming traffic. The central white line has been a feature of British roads for nearly 100 years, but re...

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5 film and television cars that stole the show

Cars quite often play a huge part in film and television, which leads to people craving their own version of what they see on screen. The original Batmobile from the 1966 Batman television series is up for sale again in Arizona, and was previously tied with James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 as the most expensive vehicle in TV and film history when it sold for around £3 million in 2013. It current...

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SUVs are now best-selling cars in Europe

SUVs are now officially the best-selling cars in Europe, after registrations of the vehicles rose 24 per cent to 3.2 million in 2015. It has been well known for a while that 4x4s were getting more popular, but now official figures can actually demonstrate it. They have replaced superminis at the top of the pile, with small SUVs boosting the numbers the most. These figures are according to analys...

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