Smart ideas will get you thinking

Does buying the biggest Smart make you the smartest? Given that the ForTwo is Smart’s ‘really small’ car, you’d be forgiven for thinking the ForFour was practically a family wagon. But no, it’s only the same size as a Skoda Citigo – albeit a very different sort of attack on the citycar sector.

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Safety first on motorways


Drivers need to put safety first on motorway journeys says breakdown cover specialist GEM Motoring Assist.

Clear your windows, see and be seen!


Parts of Shropshire were badly hit by snow during the night. Freeze and thaw followed by freeze and thaw that left layers of ice in the blankets of snow covering our cars this morning. Not an easy, or quick,  task to clear.

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Ford Mondeo - in action

Take a look at our video on the latest Ford Mondeo from the grumpy drivers at www. thegrumpyolddrivers. co. uk.

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Geoff's love of the magic Mini

Geoff's Mini

Classic cars come in all shapes and sizes. Some were from small production lines or even hand built in expensive workshops for the elitist brands.  

Clean living Audi quattro


It covers 310 miles on one tank of fuel – and its exhaust emits nothing more than a few drops of water.

How to beat car depreciation

Kia Picanto

Money lost by British motorists in car value depreciation ranged from around £4,000 to nearly £200,000 over the past three years, according to newly revealed figures.