September car sales best since 2004

Posted on October 8th, 2015, by startrescue

Ford Fiesta (eans/

More than 460,000 new cars were registered across the UK in September – the best sales figure for the month on record.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that 462,517 vehicles were sold over …

Will Audi be No 1 UK premium brand by the year’s end?

Posted on October 7th, 2015, by startrescue

Audi S6 (miromiro/

Audi believes it will still be the UK’s leading premium brand by the end of 2015 – despite the current ‘diesel gate’ scandal hitting its parent firm, Volkswagen Group.

But hasn’t Audi sold cars with rigged engines?

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Is this dog REALLY driving a toy car?

Posted on October 6th, 2015, by startrescue


A video clip of a dog driving a toy car has taken the internet by storm, having amassed more than half a MILLION hits.

Normally dogs are seen with their heads hanging out of car windows, their ears flapping …

Checklist for Autumn Driving

Posted on October 5th, 2015, by startrescue

Autumn is a beautiful time to be driving in Britain. The red and gold foliage carpeting the landscape creates some dazzling scenes. But the low autumn sun can also dazzle, making driving at this time of year especially hazardous. And …

Guy Martin turns down Top Gear role

Posted on October 5th, 2015, by startrescue

Guy Martin (Facebook)

Motorcycle racer, lorry mechanic and part-time TV presenter Guy Martin has turned down the opportunity to work on the next series of Top Gear.

In an interview with Commercial Motor magazine, Martin said that being a truck …

Police rescue baby from car, only to find it was a doll

Posted on October 2nd, 2015, by startrescue

Police in the West Midlands broke into a car to rescue what they thought was a baby – only to discover it was actually a very lifelike doll.

The toy – called Ryan – belonged to 10-year-old Janiah Rattray who …

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VW sold ‘defeat device’ cars in UK AFTER scandal broke

Posted on October 2nd, 2015, by startrescue


‘defeat systems’, even after news broke of the so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal in the US.

News that VW did not immediately suspend sales of cars with defeat devices will compound the German car giant’s problems.

The firm halted the sale …

The Costs of Running a Classic Car

Posted on October 2nd, 2015, by startrescue

MG Spitfire (i4lcocl2/

When driving has become humdrum and chore-like, buying a classic car can promise to re-kindle automotive passions. Driving and maintaining a car of 40+ years can be an all-consuming and visceral experience: keeping it on the road …

Breakdown Nightmares: Have any of these happened to you?

Posted on September 30th, 2015, by startrescue

In the real world, dealing with a car breakdown usually involves a quick call to a vehicle recovery company and a short wait while a trained operative is sent out. In most cases, motorists are back on the road within …

2016 Vauxhall Astra – another 36 years on the clock?

Posted on September 30th, 2015, by startrescue

Way back in 1979 Vauxhall launched the Astra, a car that has been nipping at the heels of Ford’s popular Fiesta model ever since.

It has consistently been the second most popular hatchback in the UK for nearly all that …