Cars to drive before you die: survey reveals UK favourites

Posted on October 31st, 2014, by startrescue

A new survey by Gumtree Motors has revealed the top 10 cars Britons would like to drive before they die. 2,000 people were polled.

While the list is dominated by supercars, as one might expect, tenth position is actually taken …

Free Rolls Royce interactive exhibition to open in London

Posted on October 31st, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

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Rolls Royce Motor Cars was so impressed by the response to a recent Channel 4 documentary about the firm that they decided to set up an interactive exhibition based on their famous cars.

That exhibition runs in London’s …

BBC’s Watchdog highlights scanner car theft problem

Posted on October 31st, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh


The BBC’s Watchdog programme last night revealed how high-tech scanners are being used by criminals to re-programme the electronic keys of executive cars in order to steal them.

Among the models most at risk from the practice are Audis, …

New KTM RC390 impresses reviewers

Posted on October 29th, 2014, by startrescue

Five thousand pounds may seem like a lot for an A2 licence bike – i.e. one that you are only going to use for a couple of years – yet the motorbike press have been getting excited about the KTM …

Malaysian survives car crash, crawls for three days in jungle

Posted on October 28th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

A Malaysian man whose car careered off a highway and plunged into a ravine was found in a remote village last week after crawling through the jungle for three days with a broken arm and leg.

Nicholas Andrew had been …

Is London’s car electric charge network falling apart?

Posted on October 28th, 2014, by startrescue

London’s electric car owners are having a tough time keeping their vehicles topped up at present, due to a large number of out-of-action charge points.

Of the 1,415 charge points across the capital, many are out of service. And in-fighting …

How to avoid buying a flood-damaged car

Posted on October 28th, 2014, by startrescue

The weeks and months after periods of heavy rain and flooding often see many flood-damaged cars appear on the second hand car market.

Cars that have been parked in standing water, or that have been driven through especially deep bodies …

Child car seat VAT exemption campaign gains momentum

Posted on October 27th, 2014, by startrescue

Child car seats are essential pieces of equipment for those who drive passengers under the age of 12 (or who are under 135 cm), yet they are still subject to VAT in the UK.

The government blames EU rules for …

Very explosive Peugeot ad marks 208 GTi revamp

Posted on October 27th, 2014, by startrescue

In 1984 Peugeot decided to infuse its 208 GTi with a little James Bond style glamour, by making the most gung-ho commercial in the firm’s history.

Thirty years later and the 208 GTi’s 30th birthday has inspired Peugeot to dig …

The electric car gamble begins to pay off as sales soar

Posted on October 27th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

September’s sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars are really beginning to catch on.

9,955 alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) were registered in September, an impressive increase of 56 per …