A car's MPG figure is increasingly important for car buyers. The higher the figure, the less money spent on fuel and the lower the emissions – which benefits the environment and can reduce or eliminate Vehicle Excise Duty.
The current crop of high MPG vehicles is dominated by electric vehicles.
Navigating the crowded satnav app market is getting tougher by the year, with a host of paid and free options now available. Here we pick five of our favourite apps for iOS and Android.
10 years ago, standalone satnav units were riding high, with firms like TomTom enjoying record sales and profits. But the financial crisis, allied with the advent of the smartphone and Google Maps, saw trailblazing satnav devices – including the TomTom – begin to fade.
Selling your car is easier today than it’s ever been, with a host of specialist car websites to choose from, alongside traditional dealerships. However, whenever you enlist the help of an intermediary – particularly one that guarantees an offer for your car – you can expect to get a lower price. But more lucrative avenues are available and if you’re willing to put in a little effort, you should be able to maximise the final price.
Getting one’s car fix used to be a rather limited affair. Decades ago you’d be happy with your weekly hit of a fresh-faced Jeremy Clarkson making glib remarks about an Aston Martin, then maybe a Sunday afternoon drive in your dad’s Skoda. Today, a whole universe of automotive loveliness is but a click away: hours of top-class documentaries, loony stunts and bonkers dash-cam footage has made the Internet an amazing place for car lovers.
Insurance is one of the biggest outgoings of running a car, but one that cannot be avoided. Many factors affect how much you will pay – such as your age and your occupation. While you have little or no control over some details of your life – nor how they impact your car insurance – you can at least choose a car which will minimise your annual premium.
Over the years, a number of automobiles have been doomed to failure: some have suffered supply-chain issues, others cost too much to make. Some simply misjudged the needs and desires of their target market – and some just looked like the back end of a bus. There are many reasons why some models become doomed to obscurity.
Here are 10 of the most obscure cars ever built...