July 31, 2013
We have probably all made silly excuses for something in our lifetime, a little white lie to get us off the hook for something we know we shouldn't have really been doing. The DVLA (Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency) revealed recently, the top ten excuses over the last 12 months that drivers have used for not purchasing a new tax disc.  It is actually hard to believe what kind of excuses are conjured by some members of the public, to try and get themselves off the hook.  Here are the top 10 best excuses for not having car tax, from the DVLA based on the past 12 months.&nb... - Read more
July 30, 2013
The Skoda range will be getting  two new special editions, the Skoda Fabia Reaction and the Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo TECH estate. Both of the models will go on sale in August and are priced at £9,690 for the Fabia Reaction and £12,575 for the Fabia Monte Carlo.  The Fabia Reaction, with it's introductory price of £9,690 offers a saving of around £3,700 over the usual starting price tag of £13,405, yet it includes extra kit. The standard equipment for the model includes a three spoke leather steering wheel, air conditioning, rear spoiler, 16 inch bl... - Read more
July 29, 2013
Honda top a new reliability survey in the UK   The annual survey carried out between both What Car? And Warranty Direct have highlighted that the Honda brand produce the most reliable cars for the longest period of time.   A total of 38 manufacturers and 50,000 cars aged between three and eight years old were assessed in the survey. Honda have once again come out on top and have done for seven consecutive years prior to another successful result this year.   In terms of reliability, Japanese manufacturers have received a certain level of unwanted press... - Read more
July 25, 2013
According to the latest fuel report from the AA, Petrol prices will be rising, yet again. Which could soon mean that there will be an extra 5p on every litre at the fuel pumps.  Thanks to the increasing costs of wholesale, speculation on oil prices and the weakening pound coin, the average cost for petrol forecourts in the United Kingdom has already risin over 1p since the middle of last month.  The average price in the United Kingdom for a litre of petrol was 134.61p, though now it is 135.78p, the AA have also stressed that even this hides worrying information it appears that ... - Read more
July 23, 2013
Bentley have said that the development of a luxury vehicle will create 1,000 new jobs in the United Kingdom. Bentley is investing £800,000,000 at it's Crewe Headquarters to build an SUV, which will compete with cars such as the Range Rover.  Volkswagen, who own Bentley originally considered producing the car in Bratislava, Slovakia, where it already produces SUVs. The British Government pressed for the project to be kept in the United Kingdom. David Cameron, Prime Minister, was at the announcement at the company headquarters.  He said that he was delighted that Bentle... - Read more
July 23, 2013
An All New Ford KA   It had been widely rumoured that the Ford KA would cease to be produced after the end of 2013, however, in the last 12 months the face lifted model has been a huge success in the UK and other markets around Europe. One thing to be certain of is that there needs to be a model sitting below the Ford Fiesta to offer that smaller alternative to the motorist.   The Ford focus, Fiesta and KA model have all been a success and have one of the largest market shares in the current market today. The older and more recognisable KA model was seen largely as... - Read more
July 22, 2013
BMW has finally confirmed the cost of it's brand new i3 electric vehicle. The compact zero-emissions vehicle will be going on sale in the United Kingdom in November this year and will have a starting price of £25,680.  This will put the BMW i3 model into direct competition with the top specification version of the Nissan Leaf, which has been recently revised and is priced at £25,490.  Full details of the production version of the i3 model will come on the 29th of this month at the Worldwide unveiling, which is taking place simultaneously in London, New York and ... - Read more
July 22, 2013
The New Skoda Rapid Spaceback   Skoda have set the ball rolling with the official release of the new Skoda Rapid Spaceback as the Volkswagen owned firm looks to expand the current range of models.   Skoda have a number of successful models in the form of the Fabia, Octavia, Rapid and the Yeti. Skoda plan to build on the success of these models by adding a number of variants to the range, with the first being the new Skoda Rapid Spaceback model. The next model to be updated and released is the all new Yeti model.   Skoda have also put plans into place t... - Read more
July 20, 2013
DRB-Hicom, the owner of Lotus has signed off a three year programme which should help to revitalise the struggling firm.  Details remain scarce at the moment, though it has been confirmed that the company has spent over £100 million trying to keep Lotus afloat and the rise in sales throughout that time has convinved the company that Lotus is worth investing in.  Tan Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil, the DRB managing director explained that the company has cleaned up and is moving ahead. This highlighted the technical, financial, marketing and product planning issues that the firm in... - Read more
July 19, 2013
Audi have announced the new A1 S line Style edition model which is to be priced from £18,125 to £20,605. The new Audi A1 S line will slot into the Audi A1 range right above the S line models, though will be below the top specification Black Editions, prices will start at £18,125.  Audi claim that the Style edition model features around £2,200 worth of technology and design orientated options for a £950 premium above the equivalent S line model.  The car is available with either an 85 brake horsepower 1.2 TFSI engine, a 120 brake horsepower 1.4 TFSI... - Read more