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Quiz: How many cars of the 1970s can you name?

Quiz: How many cars of the 1970s can you name?

Think you know your cars? Take a trip with us back to the decade that taste forgot and see how many of these automotive beauties you can name.  

Car Feature
Nissan Leaf review – a quiet revolutionary

Nissan Leaf review – a quiet revolutionary

It’s fair to say that recent months have marked a bit of a breakthrough in electric cars, with a host of new manufacturers bringing EVs to market. But for Nissan, EVs are nothing new and its Leaf is already onto its second generation as other companies just get going with their first. The first generation […]

Electric Cars
Car finance jargon explained and the small print to look out for

Car finance jargon explained and the small print to look out for

It’s easy to get carried away when buying a car. It looks amazing, you can see yourself clocking up the miles touring around the country on road trips, but picking the car is the fun bit, the more serious bit is – how are you going to pay for it? Unless you’re lucky enough to […]

Car Feature
May bank holiday traffic set to hit six-year high – here are the best times to travel to avoid delays

May bank holiday traffic set to hit six-year high – here are the best times to travel to avoid delays

This weekend’s bank holiday is expected to be the busiest on the roads for six years, with Britons planning more than 22 million leisure journeys. According to data from the RAC a record number of people are planning trips between Friday and Monday, leading to potentially long delays and problems on many of the most […]

Car News
Demands to rethink ‘unsafe’ rural speed limits

Demands to rethink ‘unsafe’ rural speed limits

Safety campaigners are calling for a review of speed limits on rural roads after a report found most drivers don’t feel safe travelling at the 60mph speed limit. The study by the charity Brake and insurer Direct Line found that 60 per cent of drivers feel unsafe travelling at the default limit on single-carriageway rural […]

Car News
Worrying hidden camera footage shows 3 in 4 Britons will help a drunk driver into their car

Worrying hidden camera footage shows 3 in 4 Britons will help a drunk driver into their car

Shocking video footage suggests that three-quarters of Britons are willing to help an apparently drunk motorist get into their car to drive. As part of an investigation into attitudes towards drink-driving, a hidden camera was set up to capture people’s responses when asked by a “drunk” driver to help unlock their car so they could […]

Car News
Firefighters called to help bungling driver who got van wedged in a Tesco car park

Firefighters called to help bungling driver who got van wedged in a Tesco car park

A van became wedged under a car park roof at a Tesco supermarket and firefighters were called to get it free. The driver was uninjured and the white Ford transit van was not badly damaged in the bizarre crash on Tuesday, after West Midlands Fire Service used winches to free them both. Fire crews were […]

Birmingham
Sainsbury’s is offering 10p a litre off fuel – here’s how to claim

Sainsbury’s is offering 10p a litre off fuel – here’s how to claim

Sainsbury’s is offering motorists a break from relentless fuel prices rises with a new promotion offering 10p off every litre at its filling stations. The retailer has announced the offer just a day after it and the other big four supermarkets were criticised for having raised prices almost every day for the last three months. […]

Car News
Watch shocking moment learner driver almost causes head-on crash

Watch shocking moment learner driver almost causes head-on crash

This is the shocking moment a learner driver was almost involved in a head-on crash. A reader sent the video footage to our sister title the Derbyshire Times showing a learner driver on a driving lesson with Bill Plant Driving School near Arkwright, Chesterfield, at about 4.30pm last Friday. The footage shows the learner driver […]

Car News
Abarth 595 esseesse review – a rocket-propelled roller skate with a sting in its tale

Abarth 595 esseesse review – a rocket-propelled roller skate with a sting in its tale

In the same week that I drove the Abarth 595 esseesse, I also drove the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio. That the 179bhp front-drive hot hatch left as big a grin on my face as the 503bhp rear-drive super saloon says either a lot about me or about what a great job Abarth’s tuners have done. The […]

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