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23 February 2015 at 11:53

It once provided adventurous families with the only affordable way of enjoying a holiday in Europe.But now a unique example of the iconic VW camper van has been sold at auction for a staggering £67,500.A UK buyer, who has asked to remain anonymous, forked out the five-figure sum to get their hands on the 60-year-old Volkswagen Type 2 Samba Microbus when it was put up for sale in Warwickshire.Wi...

20 February 2015 at 11:02

Millions of motorists may be entitled to refunds after being "short-changed" over private land parking stays, according to the RAC Foundation. Experts believe motorists could have been overcharged around £100 million in 2013 alone.It said motorists parking on private land may have been illegally charged as much as £100 for exceeding time limits. The Foundation wants to see these cases tested ...

20 February 2015 at 11:02

London is to host two Formula E races over an action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled weekend this summer.Battersea Park will be turned into a 15-turn, 1.8-mile circuit fit for the fastest electing racing cars in the world.Formula E is the first fully-electric racing series. The new FIA single-seater championship began in Beijing in September 2014, where it proved a tremendous success with racing fan...

20 February 2015 at 11:02

An "amazing" last-of-line Mini is being put up for sale next month at a new classic motor auction house's inaugural auction. Enthusiasts buying a car from the Rover Mini Cooper's range looking for something big on history and low on mileage need look no further.Despite being 14 years old, this featured car at CCA's Silverstone circuit auction on March 3 only has 182 miles on the clock.It was t...

20 February 2015 at 11:02

Never mind its spaciousness, strength and technology - motorists should buy the new Berlingo MPV because it is 'cheerful', according to Citroen. The French manufacturer says its practicality; comfortable ride and three-seat second row seating arrangement make the Berlingo Multispace a cheerful vehicle.If 675 litres of boot space isn't enough, the van-like Berlingo has van-like carrying capacit...

19 February 2015 at 12:23

The SMMT has played down January's slip in car production. The number of cars produced last month fell by 1.2% compared with January 2013. But Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says this was a result of new models being made in UK factories. Some 127,385 cars were made in UK plants in January, but Mr Hawes says the slight dip is a result of major inv...

19 February 2015 at 12:23

New smart technology surprisingly suggests that women are more prone to speeding than men. An in-car telematics device was fitted in over 10,000 hired motors and the results measured across six months.Such gadgets are increasingly becoming attached to privately-run cars to reduce car insurance and business fleets to track costs.The research found that female drivers are typically 17.5% more li...

19 February 2015 at 12:23

Motorists face new council parking charges, a new study warns. Drivers heading to to local authority-run car parks will be asked to help councils balance budgets nationwide.This is according to a poll undertaken by the local council magazine, MJ, and the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU).It said that four in five of the 90 local authorities which answered claimed they would have to rais...

19 February 2015 at 12:23

Three more major car manufacturers have thrown their weight behind a government low-carbon initiative. Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen have joined BMW, Renault, Nissan and Toyota in backing the Go Ultra Low campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness of ultra-low-emission vehicles (ULEVs).All seven manufacturers produce ULEVs - which are kinder on the environment and also come with little or...

19 February 2015 at 12:23

Honda's HR-V is to make a comeback a decade after it was taken out of production. The Japanese manufacturer sees the vehicle as a way back into the compact crossover market, rivalling the Nissan Juke, BMW X1 and Audi Q3. After all, it pretty much invented the 'crossover' body style when it was first released in 1999.Buyers will have the option of 1.5-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines, ...

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