Sunday, August 20, 2017
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10 tips to save your life: Swindon firm Arval release innovative new video

AS CONDITIONS on the road continue to deteriorate, Swindon-based Arval, has developed a short video to share its top 10 road safety tips with drivers. A couple of years ago, the leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company pulled its safety tips...

Subaru’s Outback is wizard in Oz… and closer to home

MANUFACTURERS spend a great deal of time and effort, not to mention money, when it comes to choosing model names for their range. Even so, it didn’t stop Proton sheepishly coming up with Jumbuck for its pick-up truck – like...

WATCH: Speeding driver narrowly misses horse rider

THIS is the shocking moment a horse rider narrowly missed being mown down by a speeding driver on a quiet country road. Shocked motorist Michael Preedy, 36, filmed a silver Honda Civic zooming past him on his dash cam at...

Suzuki pulls off three-cylinder trick in style

WHEN the Japanese car industry was embryonic, it kept itself busy manufacturing designs from the west. Datson (as it then was, literally son of Dat) started with a remanufactured Austin 7. But there’s no shame in that, for BMW did...

2008 model can secure Peugeot’s place as the people’s champion

PEUGEOT cars just continue to get better and better. They have dragged the French motoring industry back to where it belongs, right at the top along with the Germans and the Japanese. Their latest offering is the crossover 2008 which will...

Cool-headed motoring for nostalgia fans

FIAT knows a thing or two about nostalgia. The phenomenal success of the 500 city car is illustration enough. But whether or not it needs to revive memories of the 124 Spider from 50 years ago to sell its latest...

Agile on and off road, Volvo’s V60 Cross Country lives up to its name

FOR every nonagenarian who would like to feel more like a 20-year-old, there is hope. It comes courtesy of Volvo, 90 this year yet celebrating its 20 years of all-wheel- drive cars that will go anywhere even when they don’t...

DRIVEN: Kia Soul – Bringing Back The Fun

TODAY'S featured car is the Kia Soul, seen here in the well specified 'Mixx' trim. The original car first saw the light of day seven years ago and, I'm pleased to say, this current model is a huge step...

Swindon-built Honda CR-V leads the pack

NEVER mind the old saying: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Where mid-size SUVs are concerned, it's which came first the Honda CR-V or the Land Rover Freelander? The answer is the Honda, the first car of its...

Swindon factory worker hits jackpot in Mitsubishi prize draw

FACTORY worker Gary Broom has won £1,000 of vouchers thanks to Swindon Mitsubishi. The 52-year-old entered a prize draw to win the Love2shop vouchers while the dealership had a vehicle display outside Tesco in Ocotal Way. Gary, of Burford Avenue, Swindon,...

Road test: Supercar connection lifts Ford to higher level

HERE in the UK, car buyers love motors specced up to the nines. We don’t just travel for the sake of it but want to enjoy time behind the wheel in a comfortable environment where we can literally feel at...

Volvo S90 has a great deal you won’t find on classic Amazon

NON-Volvo enthusiasts may never have heard of Jan Wilsgaard. But, aged 26, he designed the car known the world over as the Volvo Amazon. That was 60 years ago and although Volvo had been a significant presence in the motoring...

DRIVEN: Ab Fab – Skoda’s new mark of excellence

REGULAR readers will know that I am partial to a Skoda. Within the currently available range there simply isn't a bad car. They are all roomy, well priced, well made and well priced so I didn't expect the new Fabia...

Subaru enthusiasts get more mature choice with BRZ

EVERY driver possessing even an ounce of sanity has probably hoped at some time that spotty youths in Subaru Imprezas would one day graduate to something newer and more sophisticated – a more mature choice, if you like. The opportunity...

Lydiard Park gearing up for Auto & Retro Festival

MORE than 150 classic, vintage and performance cars will be on display in front of Lydiard House on Saturday. The display will form part of the Lydiard Park Auto & Retro Festival, which is organised by Swindon Borough Council and...