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Learner drivers CAN drive on the motorway!

Learner drivers CAN drive on the motorway!

New law means learners can drive on the motorway BEFORE passing their test… It's something that has baffled so many for so long: learner drivers not being allowed to drive on the motorway before passing their test, so that they're left to tackle it all on their own once passing their driving test...

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New driving law: UK to legalise remote control parking

New driving law: UK to legalise remote control parking

How do you feel about increased driving automation? Are you really bad at parking? Ever wondered if there was something that could help you out? Fear not, there is a solution…you're going to want to read this! Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Remote control parking will be legal in the UK from...

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Should I lease a Fiat 500?

Should I lease a Fiat 500?

THIS, and other questions like it, is what Vanarama keeps getting asked by customers – "should I lease a Fiat 500" – along with "can I lease a Fiat 500", and even "is the Fiat 500 just for women". The answers are simple, in order: yes, yes and a definite no. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. The amount...

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Top 5 reasons to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Top 5 reasons to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Emission-free, max economy, family PHEV Like a phoenix rising from the fire, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of those cars that's constantly reinventing itself. The latest PHEV version is truly something to marvel at, and here are the top 5 reasons why. Tom Roberts reports. PHEV has become...

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Car and mind COMBINED!

Car and mind COMBINED!

Nissan expose their future plans for mind-control driving... Can our minds control our driving? Is this really possible? Vanarama's Laura Day explores Nissan's latest autonomous technological advancement. Nissan's latest creation, the mind-reading driver assistance system called 'Brain-to-Vehicle'...

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If you were responsible for a collision, would you stick around?

If you were responsible for a collision, would you stick around?

No, really…WOULD you stick around? Shelbourne Motors recently asked 1,000 people whether they would own up if they were at fault in a motoring incident, and a massive 31% of drivers admitted that they would drive away! Vanarama's regular contributor Lexi Birch takes a closer look at why. A massive...

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UK’s CO2 emissions rise for the first time in 14 years

UK’s CO2 emissions rise for the first time in 14 years

CO2 emissions rise as consumers go for petrol... Research carried out by Buyacar into Department for Transport figures show that the average new car sold in 2017 produces more CO2 than those sold in 2016 – this, and the massive consumer switch from diesel to petrol, has contributed to a rise in...

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The Vanarama Electric Vehicle Challenge: Tesla Model S

The Vanarama Electric Vehicle Challenge: Tesla Model S

How far can you go in a Tesla Model S? The Tesla Model S is a stately-looking car capable of 0-60mph in around 3 seconds, but how does it handle the rigors of a proper road trip on a single charge? Vanarama's head of electric vehicle sales Will Hargreaves decided to find out. One electric car...

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ATTENTION: Keyless cars targeted by thieves with ‘relay attack’

ATTENTION: Keyless cars targeted by thieves with ‘relay attack’

How to keep your car protected from keyless car thieves... The constant development of modern technology means that criminals are learning how to cheat systems. Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Keyless car thieves have overcome yet more vehicle security technology, namely keyless entry systems and...

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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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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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