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Sunday 20 March 2011
Sharon Griffiths is 62 and has already downsized from a Toyota Avensis estate to a Honda Civic. However, the lack of a rear wash-wipe on the Civic has annoyed her hugely. Despite that, the car has been excellent in bad weather, and dealt well with ungritted inclines in the Yorkshire Dales. Sharon has a budget of up to £20,000, expects to cover 25,000 miles a year, her tall, non-driving husband needs to be comfortable – and she really needs that rear-windscreen wash-wipe!
Monday 28 February 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Hollywood A-listers love to trumpet their green credentials. Guy Adams reports on a film-maker who's out to expose them
Thursday 20 January 2011
Kia's Picanto and Volvo's XC60 have emerged as two of the big winners in the annual depreciation survey carried out by Parkers, the car buying website and publisher of residual values data.
Friday 07 January 2011
We start with Julie Hill hosing out maggots from her mother's wheelie bin. They are the unintended consequence of the local council's switch to fortnightly waste collection, done in the name of encouraging people to throw away less stuff and recycle more. As a lifelong professional green – a serial adviser to numerous governments and corporations - Julie Hill is in sympathy with the message. But clod-hopping bureaucrats keep coming up with solutions to fit Whitehall targets rather than the needs of green living. Going green should be about a simpler and better life, not a bin full of maggots.
Sunday 02 January 2011
Friday 10 December 2010
It may not look much different from its predecessor but this 4x4 has lost 200kg for a start
Monday 08 November 2010
Thursday 04 November 2010
The full Kia Sportage range is now on sale; sixteen different trim/engine/transmission permutations are available at prices ranging from a keen £16,645 to £26,170.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
A farmer was run down and killed after disturbing a burglary "with tragic consequences", detectives said today.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Friday 13 August 2010
Thursday 05 August 2010
Land Rover has announced a series of mid-life updates for its popular Freelander 2. A more powerful 190 horsepower diesel engine will be added to the range but the most surprising change is that the Freelander 2 will be available from January next year with a two-wheel drive (2WD) system, rather than the usual 4x4 transmission.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Thursday 29 July 2010
The troubled Toyota motor company today announced yet another recall, with the latest involving 348 vehicles in the UK.
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