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Changes to the driving test will help improve road safety

Millions of newly qualified drivers will be better prepared for life on the road under changes to the driving test that will better reflect real life driving.

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Which is the most reliabale car manufacturer? BMW, Land Rover, Audi... or Skoda?

Which is the most reliabale car manufacturer? BMW, Land Rover, Audi... or Skoda?

Skoda is the most reliable car manufacturer in the UK, while premium brands such as BMW, Land Rover and Audi are among the least reliable.

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Car insurance hikes reach a five-year high

Car insurance hikes reach a five-year high

Motorists face the biggest car insurance price hike for five years - with costs rising by an average of £115 over the last 12 months, warns new research.

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Calls to jail killer drivers for at least ten years

Calls to jail killer drivers for at least ten years

Two thirds of Britons believe that drivers who kill due to criminal behaviour should be jailed for at least ten years.

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Yorkshire drivers prefer their first car to their first love

Yorkshire drivers prefer their first car to their first love

For most of us, our first motor may not have been a £100,000 Audi R8 like Harry Styles, or a £90,000 Range Rover Evoque like Justin Bieber, but new research has revealed that our first car, even if an old banger, holds a very special place in our heart.

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350 cars bought every day as UK sales hit record high

350 cars bought every day as UK sales hit record high

New car sales in the UK are at an all-time high despite last month recording a slight drop in deals as the market stabilises, news figures reveal.

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Volkswagen to pay £11bn to settle Dieselgate claims

Volkswagen to pay £11bn to settle Dieselgate claims

German car manufacturer Volkswagen is to spend up to $15 billion (£11.3bn) to settle consumer lawsuits in the US after it admitted cheating on emissions tests.

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Vauxhall Astra

Astra is still a car for all seasons

HANDS UP if you’ve ever owned an Astra? That’s one in four of you who have had one of Vauxhall’s cars for all seasons.

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Hyundai i10

Why the i10 is a stunning package

YOU CAN tell a lot by a car’s steering wheel.

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Kia Optima

Is Optima now Kia’s best-kept secret?

YOU can hardly escape Kia these days. From motoring minnows a generation ago, their cars are now a familiar site on our roads, thanks to fresh styling, competitive prices and seven-year warranties.

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UK motor industry backs remaining in EU

UK motor industry backs remaining in EU

The UK’s motor industry has restated its view that remaining in the European Union is best for its business and best for British jobs.

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Volkswagen Tiguan

Why making Tiguan better is no easy task

WHAT’S THE hardest job in motoring? Designing a new Tiguan must be one of the most impossible jobs.

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Audi TT

Is TT an affordable supercar?

IF FERRARI or Lamborghini ever produce an affordable sports car, it might be something like the Audi TT.

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How a big SUV manages 85 miles per gallon

How a big SUV manages 85 miles per gallon

TWO FACTORS have changed enormously in the executive car market in recent years.

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UK traffic levels reach record high

UK traffic levels reach record high

For anyone who spends much time behind the wheel it might seem obvious but now government statistics have proved that Britain’s roads are getting busier.

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Vauxhall recalls fire-risk Zafiras for second time

Vauxhall recalls fire-risk Zafiras for second time

More than 234,000 Vauxhall Zafiras will be recalled for the second time over a problem that has seen seen the cars burst into flames.

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Ford set to make car seats from carbon dioxide

Ford has announced plans to harness the damaging greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and use it to make its manufacturing processes more environmentally friendly.

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Video: A youngster has transformed a boring 1970s motors into one of Britain’s coolest teenager’s cars

The Morris Marina is widely regarded as one of the least cool cars of the past 50 years - with Richard Hammond particularly critical of the family saloon.

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Government reveals digital driving licence plan

Government reveals digital driving licence plan

The Government has revealed that plans for a digital version of the driving licence are in the pipeline.

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Government reveals plans to change driving test

Government reveals plans to change driving test

The Government has announced plans to change the practical driving test to better reflect the realities of modern driving.

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