Renault Captur
Sep11

Renault Captur

Lara Platman gets behind the wheel of Renault’s very stylish Captur It is my first time testing a car for about two years. As a motoring journalist, I had refrained from going on press launches and receiving cars for the weekly trial, mainly because my editorial work took another strand and corporate photography work (my passion) kicked in. I also was very happy with double de clutching on my days off with my restored classic....

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Looking for a gift for a car lover? Look no further!
Jul16

Looking for a gift for a car lover? Look no further!

When it comes to finding a gift for someone, it isn’t always easy to find one that is perfect. It doesn’t matter who they are, it doesn’t matter whether or not they have a particular interest, such as cars. Knowing exactly what to buy them can give you a bit of a headache. If the […]

When it comes to finding a gift for someone, it isn’t always easy to find one that is perfect. It doesn’t matter who they are, it doesn’t matter whether or not they have a particular interest, such as cars. Knowing exactly what to buy them can give you a bit of a headache. If the person that you are buying for is a big fan of cars, then one gift that you might not instantly think of is a personalised and unique number plate. However,...

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On the bike one year on….
Jun06

On the bike one year on….

Lara Platman took her Direct Access Motorcycle with Honda Motorcycles and wrote to tell Wheels for Women how she got on, she returns to tell us her latest news about her motorcycle exploits… Over a year ago now I took it upon myself to pass a Direct Access motorcycle exam with Honda with their Get On […]

Lara Platman took her Direct Access Motorcycle with Honda Motorcycles and wrote to tell Wheels for Women how she got on, she returns to tell us her latest news about her motorcycle exploits… Over a year ago now I took it upon myself to pass a Direct Access motorcycle exam with Honda with their Get On scheme and get on a motorcycle. I thought it would be an excellent way to find a boyfriend if anything. I wrote about it here on Wheels...

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It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test
Apr20

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test, according to research. A study of 2,000 car owners found the average new road user lets bad habits creep in less than three months after ripping the L-plates off. And one in 10 even admitted they began to forget what […]

It takes motorists just 10 weeks to become a ‘bad driver’ after passing their test, according to research. A study of 2,000 car owners found the average new road user lets bad habits creep in less than three months after ripping the L-plates off. And one in 10 even admitted they began to forget what they learned two weeks or less after passing their test. Not holding the steering wheel in the correct ’10 to 2′ position and...

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Hybrid theory – We look back on the success of the Toyota Prius
Jan31

Hybrid theory – We look back on the success of the Toyota Prius

Toyota’s Prius was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid and set the standard for others to follow Back in the Seventies and Eighties Toyota was the most conservative Japanese carmaker. Nissan was aggressively exporting their cars while Honda was keen to show everyone how technically clever it was by building F1 cars and introducing variable valve […]

Toyota’s Prius was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid and set the standard for others to follow Back in the Seventies and Eighties Toyota was the most conservative Japanese carmaker. Nissan was aggressively exporting their cars while Honda was keen to show everyone how technically clever it was by building F1 cars and introducing variable valve timing and four-wheel steering. Toyota, by contrast, tended to introduce...

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