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MINI posts strongest residual values

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A new study by residual values experts Glass’ has revealed that MINI vehicles hold more of their value than any other brand, good news for the contract hire market. Industry leading average depreciation of just 16.4 per cent for MINI customers, potentially saving thousands of pounds for consumers, businesses and fleets. Out of 34 car manufacturers, MINI boosts up to 10 depreciation percentage points less on their vehicles per year when compared with the worst performing brands. Andrew Jackson, ...

Author: Richard Lawton, Apr 23 2014
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Motorists reveal car buying plans

Last week the SMMT revealed that new car sales suffered their biggest decline since May 2009 – and now British Car Auctions (BCA) has revealed new data on motorists’ plans to replace their existing cars.According to its report, 54 per cent of motorists across the UK say they are not planning to repl...

Author: Paul Lucas, Nov 07 2010
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Brian Blessed’s booming voice to guide drivers

Drivers can feel well and truly blessed – because soon the booming voice of Brian Blessed will act as their personal map reader.Following a Facebook campaign, the Yorkshireman has agreed to record driving instructions in his distinctive tones on a new TomTom that was launched over the weekend.[capti...

Author: Paul Lucas, Nov 07 2010
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Think pink while you drive for charity

One of just 100 Smart Fortwo Pink Passion cars is being auctioned off to help raise money for a leading cancer hospital. Only 85 coupes and 15 convertible models of the limited metallic pink Smart Fortwo have been produced and are quickly being snapped up by buyers with Mercedes-Benz donating £100 t...

Author: Paul Lucas, Nov 07 2010
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Scottish Car of the Year award winners announced

The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers has announced its annual car of the year award winners – with Korean manufacturer Kia stealing the show. The Kia Sportage was named as the Scottish Car of the Year and SUV of the year, landing its first major crown thanks to its blend of style, quality, v...

Author: Paul Lucas, Nov 06 2010
Category Links: Kia, Awards, Sportage

MP praised for road safety commitment

MP for Wells, Tessa Munt, has been award as the ‘Parliamentarian of the Month’ by road safety charity Brake.The minister was noted for her commendable actions on behalf of constituents with regards to road safety as she campaigned with local residents in the village of Chilcompton following the remo...

Author: Paul Lucas, Nov 06 2010
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Dainese unveils racing airbag systems

The Italian Motorcycle Show saw legendary leather producer Dainese unveil its highly anticipated D-air Racing and Street airbag systems.The D-air Racing has been in development since 2000 and is scheduled to reach the market in late April/May 2011. It has undergone intense testing over the last 12mo...

Author: Paul Lucas, Nov 06 2010
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Don’t fall victim to a car insurance write-off fraudster

The BBC’s Watchdog programme has teamed up with vehicle information expert HPI to warn drivers about “write-off fraudsters”.Consumers are being urged to be careful as the potential number of insurance write-offs being dangerously repaired and returned to UK roads for sale is expected to rise. Many o...

Author: Paul Lucas, Oct 31 2010
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Can your tyres cope with the winter?

Britain experienced its harshest winter in 30 years at the beginning of 2010, with many motor vehicles struggling to come to terms with the icy conditions.That’s why Cooper Tire Europe has developed two new products to cope with the UK’s winter motoring conditions.The WM-SA2 and WM-ST3 are the lates...

Author: Paul Lucas, Oct 31 2010
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Mazda small fleet leads to sales success

Mazda is reaping the rewards of its “small fleet focus” as it rolls out the business development programme to a further 20 franchise dealers. The scheme has generated more than 200 company car orders from sub-50 fleets and by the end of the first 12 months is predicted to reach incremental orders fo...

Author: Paul Lucas, Oct 31 2010
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Finding your blind spot

As cars become increasingly aerodynamic to boost visual appeal and eco-friendliness, vision is often lost in critical circumstances such as when changing lanes.That’s why Bosch has created the “Side View Assist” blind spot assistant that helps drivers when changing lanes and warns them of potential ...

Author: Paul Lucas, Oct 30 2010
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