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Ford Fiesta vs rivals

Best car deals 2014

14 Aug, 2014

All the best new car deals in 2014, with offers on the cheapest new cars and the top offers available

Mazda MX-5 front cornering
In-depth reviews

Mazda MX-5 review

The Mazda MX-5 delivers superb handling, sleek looks and bulletproof reliability at an affordable price

Emissions tests questioned

EU to crack down on unrealistic car mpg figures

21 Aug, 2014

Crackdown on unrealistic tests for mpg and CO2 emissions due this year

Cheaper fuel for scottish drivers?

Scottish Independence: cheaper fuel prices for Scotland?

20 Aug, 2014

Will Scottish Independence mean cheaper petrol and diesel north of the border? What else could a 'yes' vote mean for motorists?

Kia Sportage key fob

Car hacking: the most vulnerable cars revealed

14 Aug, 2014

US experts assessed cars for their vulnerabilities with Jeep Cherokee and Cadillac Escalade the easiest to hijack

Speed cameras on M25 set to be switched on

Speed cameras on M25 set to be switched on

13 Aug, 2014

Two years after being installed, variable speed cameras will finally be switched on

Road pricing motorway toll

Entrepreneur builds private toll road

6 Aug, 2014

Motorists charged £2 a time use unofficial toll road after closure of main road

Whiplash report fees slashed to cut false claims

Whiplash report fees slashed to cut false claims

5 Aug, 2014

Cost of medical reports will be drastically cut in a bid to limit false whiplash insurance claims

Self-driving Toyota

Driverless cars could be on UK roads by 2015

30 Jul, 2014

Government has announced a number of measures for autonomous cars to be tested on UK roads

Diesel smog, haze, pollution

Diesel cars to be hit by pollution charge in cities

29 Jul, 2014

Drive to lower air pollution would see diesels and older petrol cars penalised in urban areas by 2020


UK's worst excuses for a hard shoulder motorway stop

24 Jul, 2014

The Highways Agency reveals the most inappropriate excuses for illegally pulling over on Motorways

Audi A4 Ultra - front
Road tests

Audi A4 Avant Ultra review

23 Jul, 2014

No doubt that the new Audi A4 Avant Ultra is green but is it also good? Find out here…

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV long termer car
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

23 Jul, 2014

We pick up the keys to our new plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Let's find out what it can do

Audi A7 Ultra tracking
Road tests

Audi A7 Ultra review

19 Jul, 2014

Efficient Audi A7 Ultra gets power boost and impressive fuel economy gains

Audi A8 Front action

Audi A8 e-tron on the way with new V6 diesel-electric engine

18 Jul, 2014

More powerful plug-in hybrid version of V6 diesel to get first showing in Audi A8 e-tron, then rolled across the range

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Clean diesel front
Road tests

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Clean diesel review

18 Jul, 2014

Audi Q5 gets new 2.0-litre diesel engine, and could be badged as an Ultra model when it comes to the UK in 2015


Wales backs car smoking ban

15 Jul, 2014

Consultation currently open to make decision on banning smoking in cars with children present

Geely GE

Chinese copycat cars

8 Jul, 2014

As China’s car market booms, we look at the shameless lookalikes Chinese car makers are selling - and see if they are legal

Citroen tackles C4 Picasso suspension issues

Citroen tackles C4 Picasso suspension issues

3 Jul, 2014

Customers complained to BBC Watchdog of poor ride after gas escapes from air suspension system on rear wheels

Mercedes CLA 180
In-depth reviews

Mercedes CLA review

with sharp looks, an engaging drive and a varied engine range, the Mercedes CLA is an attractive alternative to the Audi A3 saloon

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