Recent articles by Julie Sinclair

Euro NCAP improves child safety tests

Euro NCAP boosts child safety tests

21 Mar, 2012

Euro NCAP is introducing new child dummies the size of six and 10-year-olds, to improve its tests of rear seatbelts

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Mazda 5: Fifth report

19 Mar, 2012

Spring has sprung, and our Mazda 5 is set to blossom after a tough winter

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Fuel prices reach record high

8 Mar, 2012

Petrol and diesel prices are the highest they've ever been, and they're set to increase further

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Call for switch to mpl

7 Mar, 2012

Poll by the AA and Auto Express reveals many motorists want to switch from mpg to mpl to make it easier to work out fuel costs

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Nissan Hi-Cross Concept revealed

6 Mar, 2012

The Nissan Hi-Cross concept has been revealed at Geneva, previewing a sleeker new X-Trail

Traffic warden quotas exposed

Traffic warden quotas exposed

26 Jan, 2012

Traffic warden wins case after refusing to meet 10-a-day ticket quota

Customer complaint forms have been tampered with

Insurers fined for complaint tampering

19 Jan, 2012

FSA issues huge fines for Direct Line and Churchill after they are found to have doctored customer complaint files

Drug driving shake up

Drug-driving shake up

6 Jan, 2012

The Government is considering changing the laws on drug-driving to make conviction easier. But are the changes an improvement?

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Mazda 5: Fourth report

4 Jan, 2012

Winter is here – and our MPV is prepared for anything

How to pass your driving test

How to pass your driving test

2 Jan, 2012

We reveal where and when to take your driving test for the best chances of success

Learner drivers on Motorway

Learner drivers on motorway

8 Dec, 2011

Lessons on Motorway driving among changes to the driving test from next year, in a bid to reduce fatalities

Focus ST set for Sweeney

Focus ST set for The Sweeney

23 Nov, 2011

Hot Ford Focus ST is to star in big screen remake of The Sweeney

Wales backs car smoking ban

Should smoking in cars be banned?

16 Nov, 2011

The British Medical Association is urging the government to introduce a complete ban on smoking in cars

Biofuel shake-up will affect thousands

Biofuel shake-up will affect thousands

3 Nov, 2011

New ‘eco-friendly’ unleaded won’t suit all cars, forcing thousands of drivers to switch to more expensive alternative

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Bogus smash sites revealed

28 Oct, 2011

Research by Direct Line names the spots most targeted by insurance scammers


£25k cap for Motability

25 Oct, 2011

No more premium cars in disabled scheme with new £25,000 limit aimed at reducing fraud

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Mazda 5: Third report

17 Oct, 2011

After grinding to a halt, our MPV was sparked back to life with a simple reboot

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Philip Hammond: "Buy electric"

13 Oct, 2011

Soaring fuel prices met with shrugged shoulders from former Transport Secretary, who tells cash-strapped motorists to buy electric instead


What 80mph limit means for you

12 Oct, 2011

Experts have their say on the Government's plan to raise the national speed limit

Northern Ireland plans drink drive change

Northern Ireland cuts drink driving limit

27 Sep, 2011

As Northern Ireland plans to tighten the rules on drink driving, should Britain ban all boozing behind the wheel?

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