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The Road of Death, in Bolivia.

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Have you checked you car recently. A friend of mine asked me the other day what I thought would be the worst car to breakdown in. This got me thinking. If I had all the money in the world, what car would I not want to breakdown in? A Bentley, an Aston Martin or maybe […]

New Cars

DS4 Crossback BlueHDi 180

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The New DS4 is a decent looking car and is available in two distinct body styles. The one you are looking at here is called the ‘Crossback’ which I would say is the better looking out of the two. DS Automobiles say that the DS4 embodies the spirit of avant-garde in being luxurious, beautifully finished and inspiring […]

Retro Cars

The Peugeot 205 GTi: Party Hard

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On the mean streets of Chipping Ongar in Essex back in the late eighties, there always appeared to be a number of fast and furious hot hatches racing up and down the high street, whilst looking quite unbelievably cool to a young MotorMartin gazing on from the sidelines and dreaming of better days. From Ford […]

New Cars

F-Pace – R-Sport 2.0d 180PS AWD

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At first you might look at the all new F-Pace and think OK, it’s just another SUV that looks just like all the others currently on the market – so, why should I bother looking any further. Well – I have a few good reasons why you should; firstly it’s actually a very good looking […]

New Cars

Customer Service – Love your customers!

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Customer service; the assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services I’ve spent quite a few years in the motor trade in various roles. I started in the ‘90’s as a junior car sales person and worked for various dealers, representing various marques over the […]

Retro Cars

Porsche 924 Doubloon – Project Phoenix

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There are rare cars and there are rare cars. Consider the Jaguar XJ220 with only 271 ever produced, that’s pretty rare. Take for example the beautiful Lamborghini LP400 with only 158 ever made, that’s rare. Both are practically full on, mass produced cars when compared to the Porsche 924 Doubloon. This is a car so […]

New Cars

Morgan Motor Cars – it’s just so British.

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I recently asked Morgan Motor Cars if it was possible to have a factory tour at their wonderful facility in ‘Malvern’. ‘Of course Morgan said, ‘we are more than happy to help out’ This was great news as it would give me the opportunity to not only see the cars still being traditionally hand built […]

Electric Vehicles

Volvo XC90 – T8 Twin Engine R-Design

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I never quite got to grips with the older ‘Boxy’ XC90 – so, when Volvo announced that they were going for a bold new move on updating the old model – I was a little worried that it would be no more than some new door handles and a new lighting system. So, when I […]