Volvo V60
May17

Volvo V60

Estate cars make ideal family cars writes Hannah Gordon What is it? Volvo has definitely been on a roll lately with the SUV range and has now pulled out all the stops for the new V60 estate car. Who is it aimed at? The V60 would slide elegantly into any family with its stylish looks and cavernous boot space, company workers may also be extremely interested in something that doesn’t come from the German stable. Styling? Volvo styling...

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Overloading your Car
May10

Overloading your Car

Suzanne Keane advises that when it comes to your car less is most definitely more We’ve all seen those photos of overloaded cars online  – and of course that famous Mr. Bean scene….. But is there a limit to what you can put in your car and what could actually go wrong? It’s tempting to start loading up the back seat once the boot is full but make sure you can still see out all the windows clearly and that nothing can fly forward...

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The first Women-Only W Series Races
May02

The first Women-Only W Series Races

    We all know what Formula 1 Series is but what is W Series? writes Geraldine Herbert What is W Series? W Series is the first women-only racing series How does it work? Eighteen female drivers will compete in identical cars in season one (2019).). When is it starting and where? The inaugural W Series season starts at Hockenheim, Germany, on May 4 and the season will encompass a number of races run on some of the best and...

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How to be a safer driver
Apr29

How to be a safer driver

Driving like most things becomes routine and bad habits are easily formed so here are some simple strategies to help make our roads safer for you and all other road users writes Geraldine Herbert Skills that put you in control Consider taking an Advanced driving course, these courses cover types of driving that aren’t typically included in standard driving lessons and can improve your confidence on the road and your knowledge of how...

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First Drive: BMW X7
Apr25

First Drive: BMW X7

BMW’s new SUV is enormous and impressive but bigger isn’t better when compared to the cheaper X5, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The BMW X7 is officially the largest BMW – think of it as an X5 on steroids. But at more than 5.1m long, it is one of those cars that no matter how carefully you park, it always looks nonchalantly abandoned by overhanging conventional parking spaces. And if somehow the sheer mass slips you by, the...

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How I crossed the world’s largest lake…by car
Apr20

How I crossed the world’s largest lake…by car

Driving a Mazda CX-5 across Lake Baikal in the depths of Siberia is a test of endurance for car and driver writes Geraldine Herbert From Irkutsk we drive to Listvyanka, a small town on the shores of Lake Baikal. The 60 kilometre road runs through a white forest frozen under thick snow and was laid in just two months in preparation for what should have been a landmark state visit to Russia by the US President Dwight D Eisenhower in...

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