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The motor car continues to be an incredibly popular mode of transport - whether it be an electric, hybrid, diesel or good-old petrol engined machine. As well as getting people from A to B, cars are often viewed as status symbols - or simply ways to get rid of annoying excess cash. But which nation has the most cars per capita? Check out our top 10 to find out.
A list of the most easy-to-hack cars has been compiled by German automotive body ADAC. 24 models appeared in the report, including Audi, BMW, Citroen and Ford. Hacking typically involves two individuals with radios. One hacker's radio is used to harvest the signal from the vehicle owner's fob. This is sent to the radio of the other hacker, potentially hundreds of meters away, who uses the signal to gain entry to the car and turn on the engine.
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.
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