Blogs

  • On the way to 1000mph

    2 December 2008
    Anything goes
  • US car makers need the cash

    1 December 2008
    Anything goes
  • Deals: Cut-price performance diesels

    With the cost of fuel still taking its toll on the residual values of high-powered machinery, now is a great time to take advantage the effortless pace and good economy of sporty diesels.</p> <a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/cheapfastcars/WindowsLiveWriter/DealsCutpriceperformancediesels_EC2E/330d_2.jpg"><img style="border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px; border-right-width: 0px" height="163" alt="330d" src="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/cheapfastcars/WindowsLiveWriter/DealsCutpriceperformancediesels_EC2E/330d_thumb.jpg" width="244" align="left" border="0" /></a> Just look at what you can find for less than &#163;15k.

    1 December 2008
    Half-price heroes
  • Toyota F1: online and on-message

    </p> &nbsp;Toyota's decision to officially unveil&nbsp;its new TF109 F1 contender online in the middle of January is in tune with the economic <a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/racinglines/WindowsLiveWriter/ToyotaF1onlineandonmessage_8FAC/Toyota%5B8%5D.jpg" atomicselection="true"><img style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; margin: 10px 5px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="161" src="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/racinglines/WindowsLiveWriter/ToyotaF1onlineandonmessage_8FAC/Toyota_thumb%5B2%5D.jpg" width="240" align="left" border="0"></a> realities of the moment. This low-key approach is a well judged signal at the start of a season in which we will be fortunate to have every team we can muster turning out on the grid.

    1 December 2008
    Motorsport
  • Superb is just too good

    The Volkswagen Group’s cars have often confused me: VW Phaeton or Seat Toledo, anyone? But after spending a few days in one I’m going to have to add the Skoda Superb to the list.

    1 December 2008
    Tester’s notes
  • Go buy a car

    It is now not possible for a day to go past without at least one person ringing me up and telling me an ever more outrageous tale about the price at which a certain car has changed hands. </p> <a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/anythinggoes/WindowsLiveWriter/Gobuyacar_A244/Merc%20wagon1_2.jpg"><img style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="138" alt="Merc wagon1" src="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/anythinggoes/WindowsLiveWriter/Gobuyacar_A244/Merc%20wagon1_thumb.jpg" width="244" align="left" border="0" /></a> Today&#8217;s came from a gentleman whom I have known since I was a child and is the last person on the planet to make something like this up.

    28 November 2008
    Anything goes
  • Congestion charge battle rages across UK

    The last 48 hours have been pivotal for the UK’s motorists.

    28 November 2008
    Anything goes
  • GM sharpens its axe

    News that GM is on the point of killing its non-performing brands - Saab, Hummer, Pontiac and Saturn - as part of a bid to win the lion's share of the $25 <a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/anythinggoes/WindowsLiveWriter/GMsharpensitsaxe_CE44/Saab_2.jpg"><img style="border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; margin: 5px 5px 0px 0px; border-right-width: 0px" height="191" alt="Saab" src="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/anythinggoes/WindowsLiveWriter/GMsharpensitsaxe_CE44/Saab_thumb.jpg" width="287" align="left" border="0" /></a> billion bail-out that the US Big Three is seeking from the US government looks the strongest confirmation yet that quite a few more marques will go west before the current economic conflagration is over.

    27 November 2008
    Anything goes
  • Toyota iQ: a clever car

    Just back from two decent days in Italy driving the Toyota iQ for a video you&#8217;ll be able to watch here next week.</p> <a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/stillatthewheel/WindowsLiveWriter/ToyotaiQaclevercar_DB1A/IQ.jpg"><img style="border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px; border-right-width: 0px" height="184" alt="IQ" src="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/stillatthewheel/WindowsLiveWriter/ToyotaiQaclevercar_DB1A/IQ_thumb.jpg" width="244" align="left" border="0" /></a> And you know what? I really like this little car. It&#8217;s just so clever.

    26 November 2008
    Tester’s notes
  • Take the 2-Eleven challenge

    What makes a car great? Speed? Style? Comfort? Driver involvement? A combination of all of these? Or is it the ability to plaster a grin across your face whatever the circumstance?</p> <a href="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/stillatthewheel/WindowsLiveWriter/Takethe2Elevenchallenge_CB83/2-Eleven_2.jpg"><img style="border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px; border-right-width: 0px" height="173" alt="2-Eleven" src="http://www.autocar.co.uk/csfiles/blogs/stillatthewheel/WindowsLiveWriter/Takethe2Elevenchallenge_CB83/2-Eleven_thumb.jpg" width="259" align="left" border="0" /></a> Having just contorted myself out of the Lotus 2-Eleven with freezing hands and bruised shins, spent a good five minutes wrapping it up in its protective tent and disengaging the electric switch, I reckon it&#8217;s definitely the latter.

    26 November 2008
    Tester’s notes

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