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Diesel car tax crisis - averted!

Diesel car tax crisis - averted!

Diesel car confusion answered... Chancellor Phillip Hammond has revealed that there will be a rise in the taxes placed on diesel cars from April 2018 onwards. But will this affect you? Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Believe it or not, you might not be in the firing line, despite owning a diesel...

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Want to know more about the Toyota C-Hr?

Want to know more about the Toyota C-Hr?

At the cutting edge of hybrid car technology is the brand-new Toyota C-Hr – it's a stylish, upmarket family car that combines low running costs, great handling and attractive trim options into one incredibly desirable vehicle. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. Toyota's C-Hr is not just another...

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Why I love the new Range Rover Velar’s door handles

Why I love the new Range Rover Velar’s door handles

Vanarama's Tom Roberts explains why he can't stop thinking about Land Rover's new vehicle's door handles. Walk up to the Range Rover Velar, whip out your key and press the "unlock" button. There will be the familiar click, flash of hazard lights and then…oh wow…the Velar's door handles smoothly...

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Car in focus: Mercedes-Benz E-class Saloon E220d

Car in focus: Mercedes-Benz E-class Saloon E220d

As big names go, Mercedes-Benz is up there with the best, and years of experience, designs, models, engines and refinements have been poured into its latest E-Class generation. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the E-Class Saloon E220d. With the Mercedes-Benz...

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New VED car tax rates explained - it's all about CO2 emissions

New VED car tax rates explained - it's all about CO2 emissions

All new cars registered after 1 st April 2017 will be taxed at new rates because the way Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is calculated is changing. Vanarama is here to explain how. First thing's first, let's bust the myths flying around: the change in VED won't affect any vehicles registered before April...

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Top 5 reasons to lease a new Ford Kuga

Top 5 reasons to lease a new Ford Kuga

The new Ford Kuga has landed. It looks better, drives better, packs more space inside, more comfort, more features, and we could on. At Vanarama, we're big fans, with one member of staff calling it "the next big thing in the SUV market sector" – so, we've put together our top 5 reasons why you should...

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UK car manufacturing reaches 17-year high!

UK car manufacturing reaches 17-year high!

The number of cars made in the UK reached 1.7 million last year – the highest in 17 years – according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. In total, there are  15 car plants in the UK directly e mploying 169,000 workers and  814,000...

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Why I can’t quit loving those Audis

Why I can’t quit loving those Audis

Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes a look at why he'll always have a special place in his heart for Audi cars. I'll never forget the day my Dad pulled up in his first Audi . It was a bright red Mark 1, 1.8 litre petrol engine, and it just looked amazing – at 17 years old this was my first...

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“Innovation that excites” – Nissan’s design philosophy and the British influence

“Innovation that excites” – Nissan’s design philosophy and the British influence

One of the biggest car manufacturers on the planet, Nissan is a household name thanks to its quirky and recognisable designs. But how do they keep making these lovely-looking vehicles look so lovely? Could it be the British influence? Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes a look. Nissan just...

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Car sales hit record high in 2016 – and it’s all thanks to leasing!

Car sales hit record high in 2016 – and it’s all thanks to leasing!

Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers show the numbers of cars sold in the UK has hit a record high - with close to 1.5 million sold to fleets and businesses. Nearly 2.7 million cars were registered across 2016, and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) Chief...

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They’re redesigning speed bumps! What does that mean for drivers?

They’re redesigning speed bumps! What does that mean for drivers?

Local authorities are being urged to consider lower speed limits and to redesign speed bumps in a bid to reduce air pollution – the knock-on effect of this could mean less wear and tear on your vehicles. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said that smooth driving at...

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Carnatomy: The Ford Focus Diesel Hatchback and why it’s a top choice for car leasing

Carnatomy: The Ford Focus Diesel Hatchback and why it’s a top choice for car leasing

In this week's edition of Carnatomy, we take a look at the Ford Focus Diesel Hatchback and why its looks and handling keep it at the top of peoples' car leasing list. One of the star performers in the hatchback market, the Ford Focus Diesel Hatchback 1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium Navigation 5dr is the...

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Black Friday survival guide - How to beat the crowds

Black Friday survival guide - How to beat the crowds

The first rule of Black Friday is: there are no rules. So, get your pads and helmets on, we're going shopping. Black Friday is infamous for being the retail equivalent of a hard-fought rugby match – it's physical, but someone wins eventually. With that in mind, we put together a few tips on how to...

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Carnatomy: Why the Nissan Qashqai should be on your car leasing wish list

Carnatomy: Why the Nissan Qashqai should be on your car leasing wish list

At Vanarama Cars we're unashamed of our love for the Nissan Qashqai – it's sleek, stylish and efficient, with bags of space in the boot. The Nissan Qashqai is no stranger to praise having won the prestigious WhatCar? Car of the Year in 2014, Best Small SUV in 2015 and 2016, and named Best Buy...

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Alternative Superhero Cars: What Should They Really Drive?

Alternative Superhero Cars: What Should They Really Drive?

At  Vanarama Cars , we love superheroes almost as much as we love motoring. With that in mind, we got to thinking: sure, there are some great superhero vehicles, but aren't they due a bit of an update? Where better to look for inspiration than actual road cars? After all, many of today's cars are...

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10 cars to tackle Route 66 - which one would you choose?

10 cars to tackle Route 66 - which one would you choose?

Whether it's cruising on a Harley or top down in a Mustang, there's one 'must-do' road trip for anyone with a passion for petrol. Route 66, 2500 miles coast-to-coast from Chicago to Los Angeles, goes by many a name. Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America, the Mother Road… Route 66 is as big...

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Your guide to driving abroad and what you need to do before you leave

Your guide to driving abroad and what you need to do before you leave

If you're driving to Europe for your summer holidays, you'll need to be prepared. Have you got your GB sticker for your car and warning triangles ready? At Vanarama Cars we get asked a lot if you can take a leased vehicle abroad. Yes you can and we're going to run through what you need to do before...

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New Vanarama Cars TV Adverts Launched

New Vanarama Cars TV Adverts Launched

Vanarama Cars is making its debut on the small screen with three new television adverts. They feature customers who explain how leasing a new car has enabled them to free up their money and use it to put towards holidays and even a mortgage for a house. Leasing a new car through Vanarama Cars is made...

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The top five family cars for your perfect holiday

The top five family cars for your perfect holiday

Are you planning on taking a family trip to see some friends, relatives or heading out on holiday? At Vanarama we know that wherever you're heading the right car can make all the difference, that's why we've put five of the best in one place. Family cars need to be good all-rounders – spacious, comfortable,...

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CARNATOMY: Why the Nissan Juke is the car you didn't know you wanted

CARNATOMY: Why the Nissan Juke is the car you didn't know you wanted

We'll admit it, the Nissan Juke is hard to place in a single car category. On the one hand, it's a nippy little urban version of a crossover, on another it's not small enough to be just for town driving. Oh, and it looks like it should have some off-road ability but it's more about SUV bling than 4x4...

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