Motoring by Press Association 16/08/2018, 2:40 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The SUV market sector is one of the most popular and fastest-growing in the UK, so it follows that manufacturers all want a slice of the pie. And that’s good news for consumers, as it means car brands all compete to produce the best SUVs – and the resulting products are seriously impressive. We’ve rounded up five of the best SUVs and crossovers to buy on the new ‘68’ plate. Citroen C3 Aircross The C3 Aircross is a beefed-up, raised version of Citroen’s C3 hatch. Entering into the ever-expanding crossover market, the Aircross is there for those people who want a raised-up driving position without the need for a large, hard-to-park SUV. It offers up a range of economical engines and some seriously funky styling, while its practical interior makes it ideal for family life. Volkswagen Touareg … [Read more...] about The top five SUVs to buy on the new ‘68’ plate
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Motoring by Press Association 13/08/2018, 5:26 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter It’s that time of year again – new registration time! The changeover between registrations is a great time to buy a new car, ensuring your precious purchase stays looking box-fresh for as long as possible. But there’s a baffling array of cars out there – which ones are the best? We’ve rounded up all the best new metal you can have on this latest 68 plate, with something from every manufacturer. There are SUVs, crossovers, superminis and saloons all represented here, so you should be able to find something you like. Abarth 124 GT The Abarth 124 GT is the latest version of the Italian firm’s Fiat and Mazda-derived two-seater. The headlines are these; there’s now a new carbon-fibre roof covering the traditional folding fabric one, as well as lightweight OZ Racing alloy wheels. Alfa Romeo Giulia The … [Read more...] about The best cars to buy on the new ‘68’ plate
While there may not be such a thing as a cheap exotic, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Esprit is still pretty cheap and hella exotic. Let’s see if its price means it’s also a good deal. Some people say that we should regulate Sawzalls, that there are too many Sawzall-related incidents in society to continue to allow their unfettered access. The NRSA (National Reciprocating Saw Association) naturally opposes any such measure, saying that the fallout is a small price to pay for our god-given right to hack shit up. What is an example of such mischief? Well, how about yesterday’s 1991 Toyota Camry? It had been converted into a pickup truck with equal amounts of success and failure, and you just know that some sort of power tool or plasma cutter was involved in its conversion. Now that its builder is seeking to set it free upon the world, we’re here to possibly prevent that from happening. How you might ask? Well, by addressing that custom Camry’s … [Read more...] about At $23,500, Is This 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo ‘The One’ to Buy?
Arguably the most important aspect of selling your long-serving set of wheels is getting the correct car valuation. Luckily, this doesn't have to be down to guesswork or witchcraft, as there are a number of handy car valuation websites that offer free valuations that arm you with the knowledge of what your car is really worth. Where car value was once only really the knowledge of industry insiders, or those with plenty of time on their hands to conduct lengthy analysis of the used car market, it is now as simple as punching a few digits into the correct website and coming away with the latest car prices. How do I check how much my car is worth? Good question, as simply typing "what is my car worth?" into your chosen search engine will be enough to bring up some relevant websites but it is worth considering the sort of service you are going to use to eventually sell your car. Third party sites, such as We Buy Any Car and Evans Halshaw, will first give you a rough estimate of your car's … [Read more...] about The 10 best websites to quickly and easily value your car for free
It’s getting to that time of the year again when the car show seasons begins to wind down for another year, holidays are over and it’s the long slog till Christmas. We’re already planning what we’ll be getting up to next year and we’ve still feeling the need to scratch that European road trip itch. Now like most people, we believe the pinnacle of road trips comes in the form of the Gumball 3000, which in it’s 20th year will be taking on an all new route going from London to Tokyo, which we’re uber jealous of. We’d love to sign up to that, but we don’t have £35,000 to enter… But it’s got us thinking, what other rallies can we take part in for a fraction of the cost? So here’s our top suggestions! Rico Rally We first heard of the Rico Rally about 3 or 4 years ago, it was still a relatively small business then, organising week long road trips across Europe, and whilst they’re still doing that today … [Read more...] about The best alternatives to the Gumball 3000