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Victoria Coren Mitchell to host new Radio 4 series “Women Talking About Cars”

Victoria Coren Mitchell will be fronting a brand new series on BBC Radio 4 titled Women Talking About Cars, which will feature guests Dawn French, Germaine Greer, Olivia Colman and Sarah Millican. In the show, Coren Mitchell and her guests will talk car comparison, as well as exploring what cars symbolise to women today, as well as sharing car-related memories. Sadly, the show will not be record...

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What is the most popular colour of car in the UK?

There are some 30 million cars on the roads of the UK today, but how many of you know what the most common colour of vehicle is? Many of these colours are particularly popular in the second-hand market, meaning you could be in luck if you are looking to sell your car and they are one of the colours listed below. The information was collected from the DVLA at the end of the first quarter of 2016,...

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Top tips for reducing your car running costs

As we all probably know, buying and running a car can be expensive business. Once you have made the initial purchase of the vehicle, you have to maintain it and keep it roadworthy. This means buying fuel, road tax, insurance, MOT, breakdown cover – the list is endless, and with new research from CompareTheMarket finding the running cost of a car for young drivers has increased by 4.4% this year...

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Global electric car numbers to surpass 2m landmark by end of 2016

The number of plug-in electric cars on roads across the world is set to surpass the two million mark by the end of 2016, with industry observers stating that the electric car revolution is now underway. Thanks to a big surge in the Chinese market, Chinese-made models have now pushed into the top five best-selling models. Europe is the second biggest market, followed by the United States in third ...

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Five of the most reliable used cars for families

Reliability is an important factor when it comes to choosing a car, as you want a reliable runner that isn’t going to cut out on you mid drive. We all want to save money on motoring bills, and one of the best ways to do that is to buy a second-hand car, but how do you know if you are going to get a good deal? Warranty Direct have studied data from 50,000 of its policies to find the most reliabl...

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Eight things people say when they’re trying to sell a rubbish car

When it comes to selling a car, people can often be a bit ‘light’ with the truth in their adverts. And when we say that, we mean they’re damn right lying! Below, we have looked at eight things people say when they’re trying to sell a rubbish car, so if you see these in an advert, chances are you’ll want to look elsewhere! Good car to drive around town Perfect, you’ve found yourself ...

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Rinspeed Oasis spins on the spot and includes dashboard garden

We all know that autonomous, self-driving cars are up and coming, with every company vying to make their car different from the next by adding features that haven’t previously been attempted. Swiss carmaker Rinspeed have done just that, unveiling their latest autonomous concept car, which comes complete with wheels that allow the vehicle to spin around on the spot. The Rinspeed Oasis is a two-...

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Kia cars will park themselves by 2021

If you’re rubbish at parking your car like the vast majority of the British public, then you might be interested in this latest development from Kia. The South Korean car makers claim that automatic valet parking will be available on all their new models from 2021 as they work towards their target of a fully autonomous car by 2030. They are currently testing the auto-parking technology on the ...

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The easiest and hardest places in the world to pass a driving test

Ah, the driving test. Probably one of the scariest experiences that many of us have been through in our lives. Sweaty palms, shaky clutch foot and erratic breathing patterns are common symptoms of this day… But you probably wouldn’t experience this in some other countries. The easiest and hardest places in the world to pass a driving test have been revealed, and some of the tests are ridiculo...

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Majority of millennials want an environmentally friendly car

According to a recent survey, more than three-quarters of millennials – those born between the early eighties and late nineties – said selling a car and buying a more environmentally friendly model would be the main action they’d take to live greener lives. While there is no general consensus on the exact dates for when the Millennial Generation starts and finishes, the recent study from Ni...

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