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Used Car News

Plant Oxford celebrates 100th birthday

28/03/2013

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A car plant in Oxford which has manufactured over 11 million vehicles celebrates its 100th birthday today. The Cowley plant produced its first vehicle, the Bullnose Morr ...

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Fuel prices 'have almost doubled'

27/03/2013

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Petrol prices have nearly doubled in the past decade, according to new figures. Anyone who has used cars in that time will have noticed spiralling fuel costs at the pump ...

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Over 31 million cars on UK roads

26/03/2013

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Britain's roads are now home to more than 31 million cars, with around 11 million of them built over a decade ago. The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufactu ...

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Regional variations in road accident rates

25/03/2013

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Road safety records vary vastly between council areas across the country, figures show. People in the City of London are 21 times more likely to be injured in a car acci ...

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Fewer men get good deals on used cars

22/03/2013

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A new poll from HPI, the vehicle background checking specialists, shows that more males than females believe that their most recently purchased used car was not good value. ...

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Potholes causing drivers more problems

21/03/2013

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Two thirds of drivers have been forced to swerve or brake in order to avoid their car being damaged by potholes, a study has found. Research by Kwik Fit found that there ...

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Jam hotspot traffic only just faster than snails

20/03/2013

Jam hotspot traffic only just faster than snails Image

Traffic on the UK's newly crowned "most congested road" almost literally crawls at a snail's pace, according to a new survey. Motorists driving along Jamaica Road in Sou ...

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Car phone crime blamed on ex-wife's rant

19/03/2013

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A ranting ex-wife is among a list of excuses given by motorists caught driving while on their mobile phone. The driver pleaded for help from the police officer who stopp ...

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Texting at wheel as dangerous as drink driving

18/03/2013

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When it comes to dangerous driving habits, texting while driving is as dangerous as being well over the drink-drive limit, a new study has found. Sending text messages v ...

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Fuel prices pumped up to 140p a litre

15/03/2013

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Motorists have two crumbs of comfort as the AA reports that the price of petrol at the pumps reached 140p-a-litre again. Supermarkets have slashed fuel prices and Chance ...

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Kia dealers pimp their rides for charity

14/03/2013

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Visitcars: Kia dealers pimp their rides for charity Kia dealers from across the UK have auctioned off "tweaked, tuned and pimped" cars - all in the name of charity. ...

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Stars tweet on snow-hit journeys

13/03/2013

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Celebrities Toyah Willcox and Rizzle Kicks have been tweeting updates to fans on their mammoth car journeys through the snow. Singer Toyah took to Twitter to reveal she ...

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Demand abroad 'drives export prices up'

12/03/2013

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UK cars for sale are in such demand abroad that prices are more than doubling sometimes. A four-year-old Honda Civic diesel up for auction went for £20,600. This was alm ...

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Drivers urged to look out for bikers

11/03/2013

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The Government has launched a £1.3 million safety campaign to get drivers to think about the motorcyclist under the helmet. The campaign, part of the Department of Trans ...

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Used car values slip in February

08/03/2013

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Prices of used cars slipped by 0.1% in February from the previous month, a new report on used car values by What Car? found. Buyers looking for bargains would do well to ...

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Used car prices continue to soar

07/03/2013

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Prices of used cars were 13% higher in February than they were in the same month last year, according to an auction company. The British Car Auctions (BCA) Pulse Report ...

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Significant rise in new car sales

06/03/2013

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A rise in private sales was a major factor in increased new car sales in February, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Official figures s ...

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Slow progress on fuel economy target

05/03/2013

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Targets to cut average fuel use by 50% for all new cars by 2030, will not be met at the current rate of improvement in worldwide fuel economy, according to a new report. < ...

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Locust key to cutting down crashes

04/03/2013

Locust key to cutting down crashes Image

Automatic collision sensors on vehicles could become a reality after researchers developed a computer system based on the brain of a locust. University of Lincoln scient ...

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50,000 - the cost of drink-driving

01/03/2013

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Drink-driving is not only dangerous but could leave motorists with a bill of up to £50,000, according to the latest drink drive campaign. Including fines, legal costs, r ...

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