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Best Cars For A Staycation

Best Cars For A Staycation

  If you're staying in the UK for your holiday this year, check out Car Expert Jonathan Crouch's list of the ideal cars you could drive to help make the most of your break. Many families will be taking a break from foreign travel this year & enjoying holidays in the UK. A well-earned break...

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Best Cars For MPG

Best Cars For MPG

By Cars Motoring Editor Jonathan Crouch If low fuel consumption is a priority for you with your next car, there are a variety of ways of achieving that. Of course, you don't actually have to be using any fuel at all if you opt for a full-EV battery-powered model, but you might not be quite ready...

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Best 7-Seater Cars For Big Families

Best 7-Seater Cars For Big Families

By Jonathan Crouch If your family is growing, then your choice of family car will need to do so too. Not long ago, that state of affairs would have forced you into a rather dull MPV People Carrier, but these days, the outlook for family folk is a little brighter.  MPVs are far more interesting than...

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Volvo XC40 2020 Car Review

Volvo XC40 2020 Car Review

  Imagine you ask a car reviewer what is the best new car you can buy or lease today? Standard question, right? Now imagine the reviewer says " Volvo XC40 ". But stick with this, because that's not as infeasible as it probably sounds. You can actually make a case for the Volvo XC40 being that...

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Best Cars Under £200 Per Month

Best Cars Under £200 Per Month

  By Jonathan Crouch For many customers these days, their monthly leasing outlay, not car size or genre, dictates the model they will choose. Let's say that you're fixed to an affordable budget – say up to £200 a month – and you want a choice of the best that will buy you. There's certainly...

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Best Estate Cars To Lease

Best Estate Cars To Lease

By Jonathan Crouch In a new car market increasingly dominated by SUVs, it's tempting to wonder whether there's really still a place for the classic estate body shape. The brands still offering this enduring station wagon formula though, do it exceedingly well, delivering car leasers the kind...

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0 – 60: Supercar Sounds Visualised

0 – 60: Supercar Sounds Visualised

  The sound of a supercar accelerating is something truly beautiful. One of the theories that has been put forward as to why we like it so much is that it reminds the brain of a musical instrument. There are numerous examples on the internet of musicians reproducing the noise of cars accelerating,...

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Top Convertibles To Lease

Top Convertibles To Lease

By Jonathan Crouch   If you've always promised yourself a cabriolet but have some budget restrictions, don't worry, you can now get your hands on a brand new convertible that won't break the bank! How? By leasing one! I've put together some of the most desirable models on the market to...

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Top SUVs Under £350 Per Month

Top SUVs Under £350 Per Month

By Jonathan Crouch   If you're looking for a family crossover model, it's possible that the compact 'Qashqai'-class SUVs based on family hatchbacks might not be right for you - because they're not quite big enough or you'd like a model with a premium badge. Either way, you're still going...

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Top Family Saloons To Lease

Top Family Saloons To Lease

By Jonathan Crouch Nothing makes quite the same style statement as a smartly turned-out saloon. Whether you're after something compact or larger & more luxurious, your choices are wide & varied. Here are a few choices that should suit everyone.   Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon...

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Best Hatchbacks Under £250 Per Month

Best Hatchbacks Under £250 Per Month

By Jonathan Crouch   If you've resisted looking at an SUV & still want a conventional compact family hatchback, you might be surprised at just how much a £250 per month leasing budget could get you & we're going to guide you through your best options at this price point.   ...

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Top 10 Cars You Need To Know About Post-Lockdown

Top 10 Cars You Need To Know About Post-Lockdown

  The Covid-19 lockdown has changed a lot, including the way we get from A to B. Being safe & secure in your own vehicle has become more important than ever & some of you might feel that it's time for an upgrade. Whether you're in the market for a car that's family-friendly, eco-friendly,...

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Best SUVs Under £250 Per Month

Best SUVs Under £250 Per Month

By Jonathan Crouch   These days, if you want a family car, you want a family SUV – but which to choose? Every brand has options, but if you need something that'll function as the only family vehicle & keep your leasing spend to a sensible level – under £250 a month – you might need some...

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The Evolution of Autonomous Cars On-Screen

The Evolution of Autonomous Cars On-Screen

  Self-driving cars are becoming a more realistic prospect with each passing year as companies from the traditional ( Toyota , Audi and BMW ) to the more disruptive ( Tesla , Google and Uber) race to be the first to produce an intelligent vehicle that can get you from A to B without you needing...

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4 Ways Augmented Reality Will Revolutionise the Automotive Industry

4 Ways Augmented Reality Will Revolutionise the Automotive Industry

  There are several car manufacturers who already have integrated augmented reality (AR) into their production cars, including BMW, Jaguar, Mazda and Mini. Using the screen in the centre console of the car, essentially a computer within a dashboard, the cars are able to give motorists extra guidance...

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Electric Cars Vs. Depreciation: Which Model Holds the Most Value?

Electric Cars Vs. Depreciation: Which Model Holds the Most Value?

It's generally accepted that the prestige carmakers - BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, for example - build models that stand the test of time and hold their value. But, with EV tech improving year on year and many motorists taking the plug, ahem, plunge, those age-old trends could be up for grabs. Vanarama's...

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Can You Guess The State From The Plate?

Can You Guess The State From The Plate?

The USA has some of the most interesting registration plates in the world. Every state has one of their own, celebrating what makes each region of North America so diverse & fascinating. They certainly beat the plain plates that are commonplace around the UK & Europe when it comes to the wow...

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Top 5 In-Car Essentials Every Driver Needs

Top 5 In-Car Essentials Every Driver Needs

Top 5 In-Car Essentials Every Driver Needs Whether it's navigational extras, car safety equipment or emergency breakdown gear, there are lots of in-car bits and bobs that just might save your bacon one day! Vanarama reveals the most useful ones. When it comes to kitting out your car there are plenty...

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The World’s Weirdest Car Patents Brought To Life

The World’s Weirdest Car Patents Brought To Life

In the high-pressure world of automotive tech, companies and consumers are always searching for the next big thing. Whether it's looking at how to make cars more eco-efficient or taking steps towards an autonomous future, there are no shortage of theories on what the future of cars will look like. ...

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What Is A Bad Credit Score For Car Leasing?

What Is A Bad Credit Score For Car Leasing?

When you lease a car, you're essentially taking out a loan with a finance company. You'll then pay back that loan monthly, which pays for your brand new car. When lending money, finance companies need to be confident that you'll be able to pay them back. They assess this confidence in the form of a...

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