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As the Summer school holidays approach, we’re all getting excited about our family holidays. It’s a chance to unwind, relax and have some adventures with the kids. Eat ice-cream, drink cocktails and gorge on foods that would otherwise make you feel guilty. However, a family holiday can take a lot of planning and if you’re off on a road trip, you’ll be heavily reliant on your car. It doesn’t just have to get you there; it has to house you and all your holiday essentials too. Here’s some tips on preparing your car for a long...Continue reading »

The redesigned 2018 Ford Expedition and the updated 2018 Ford F-150 aren’t just better-looking than their 2017 counterparts; they’re also more powerful. Like last year’s Expedition, the all-new aluminum-bodied full-size SUV is powered exclusively by Ford’s twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Dubbed EcoBoost in Ford parlance, the forced-induction engine makes a stout 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque in Expedition and long-wheelbase Expedition Max XLT and Limited trims, gains of 10 horsepower and 50 lb-ft....Continue reading »

If you currently have a sports car but have a baby on the way, then some important decisions need to be made before the baby’s arrival. One of the most important one is what car will you now get? Having a family means a family vehicle, right? But before you head down to get a minivan, have a think about getting a truck first. It might not be the first thing that comes into your head when you think of a family vehicle, but there are some makes and models that would do the job just fine. I know, I know, it’s not quite a Porsche....Continue reading »

For several decades now, selling SUVs to Americans has been about as easy as peddling ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer day. But not for Volkswagen. VW introduced its first SUV, the Touareg, in 2003, and followed up with the smaller Tiguan a few years later. Neither caught on. Over 14 years, VW has sold fewer than 400,000 copies of those two models in total; for perspective, consider that Honda sold almost 360,000 CR-Vs just last year. VW now seems to be overcompensating with the new-for-2018 Atlas. While the somewhat unconventional Tiguan...Continue reading »

Your choice of tyres is a key element in your car performance. Tyres, and their quality and condition can have a huge impact on how often your car needs to stop to refuel, for instance. So it’s not only a question of vanity, but it is also a question of costs in the long term. Additionally, while you are probably aware of the essential tyre guideline, from ensuring that you get the right tyre pressure for the load your car carries to checking the tread depth – tyres are considered fully worn out when the tread reaches 1.6mm. But there’s...Continue reading »

What has to be our best look yet at Elon Musk’s next big thing, the 2018 Tesla Model 3, comes courtesy of reddit user /u/WattLOL, who posted over two dozen photos of the upcoming electric car’s prototype after spotting it at a supercharger in Dublin, California, the rest of which you can see on Imgur. As you can see, the Model 3’s charge port is in the back of the car, beneath the outer corner of the left headlight. Also noticeable is the significant gap between the hood and the front bumper — presumably a pre-production...Continue reading »

The Land Cruiser has been part of the Toyota lineup since 1957, which is the longest run of any model in the automaker’s portfolio. The current Land Cruiser continues the tradition of offering impressive off-road prowess, albeit in a much larger and more luxurious package than Cruisers of yesteryear. Not only is the Land Cruiser the largest vehicle in the lineup, it’s also the most expensive. Our test vehicle came fully loaded with standard equipment and a few options: a cargo tote, wireless headphones and a glass-breakage sensor —...Continue reading »

Honda announced that it will replace the V-6 at the top of the 2018 Accord’s lineup with a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo-four tuned to deliver torque at very low RPMs. It will be paired with either a manual or a new 10-speed automatic. That means the new, 10th-generation Accord will have three available engines. Joining the 2.0T, which is a differently tuned version of the engine from the Civic Type R, will be the 1.5-liter turbo-four at the bottom of the range paired with a CVT or a six-speed manual. A hybrid Accord will have...Continue reading »

To some people, buying a brand-new car might seem like the optimal option. The benefits are clear. You’re getting a car at its newest. You rarely have to worry about any damage being done to it in the past. To some people, it’s worth spending more for that. It’s time to challenge that logic. Let’s look at the reasons why you should, in fact, rarely if even buy a brand-new car. You take all the brunt of depreciation When it comes to making the best move for your finances, you want to consider the vehicle as an investment. Rarely,...Continue reading »

Buying a new car can be hugely time-consuming. In a way, it’s something you want to spend a lot of time doing. It’s a big purchase, and you don’t want to make a mistake or buy the wrong vehicle. However, you don’t want to feel like you’re wasting huge amounts of time when you just want to be in possession of your new car. Luckily, there are some ways you can save time when it’s time to buy a new car. You can cut down on how long it takes you to find the right car and the right price by taking some smart...Continue reading »