Monthly Archives: April 2008

Mondeo ‘the most used UK car’

Wednesday, 30th April, 2008

The Ford Mondeo is the most used model of car in the country, according to the latest research. Statistics based on 50,000 cars across a ten-year period collated by Warranty Direct have shown that a Ford Mondeo does on average 15,483 miles each year. Drivers, including car insurance customers, drive Saab 9-5s an average of Read the full article…

City cars’ ‘lack of safety’

Wednesday, 30th April, 2008

Drivers of city cars may be more at risk of injury than those who drive other kinds of cars, a new report warns. Figures from Thatcham indicate that the smaller vehicles are the least effective types of vehicle at saving occupants from whiplash injuries in the event of low speed rear end collisions. The organisation Read the full article…

Lowering transport emissions ‘important to mayoral campaigns’

Tuesday, 29th April, 2008

Greenpeace has announced that the next mayor of London will have to see climate change as an important issue. Whoever wins the race to become London Mayor will have key responsibilities for enacting and formulating plans to improve the city and benefit Londoners, to run London’s transport, fire and police services and to promote Read the full article…

Sexy Green Car Show ‘to feature 100mpg family car’

Tuesday, 29th April, 2008

The Eden Project is promoting its Sexy Green Car Show that will see the launch of a new 100mpg car. Axon Automotive has produced a vehicle that it claims can do 100mpg and has emissions of less than 80g/km of CO2. The new eco-friendly hatchback is based on a lightweight design that increases both Read the full article…

UK motorists looking for ‘economical’ cars

Monday, 28th April, 2008

More and more motorists are trying to cut down the costs of running a car by looking to buy smaller and more economical cars. In figures released by online car marketplace Justgoodcars.com, more consumers were looking to buy smaller cars, which could impact the associated costs of car insurance and fuel. Models such as Read the full article…

Alfa Romeo sees rise in customer satisfaction

Monday, 28th April, 2008

Alfa Romeo has made a leap in the customer satisfaction rankings, according to the Driver Power survey 2008. In a poll of around 32,000 drivers by Auto Express magazine, Alfa Romeo jumped up 11 places in the ranking of Britain’s carmakers, something which may interest car insurance customers. Nearly 96 per cent of Alfa Read the full article…

Windows smashed in attack on delivery vans

Friday, 25th April, 2008

Van drivers in one area are on their guard after a sudden campaign of vandalism. Exeter police put out an appeal for information after several vehicles vehicles were targeted on an industrial estate in Exeter. Driver side windows and windscreens were smashed in the attack on the vans, which belonged to delivery firm Parceline, reports Read the full article…

Tax band data now included in industry car book

Friday, 25th April, 2008

An addition to a popular guide means traders and motorists will find it easier to get tax and emission rates for vehicles. Data analysis firm CAP is to publish CO2 figures and tax bands in the Black Book used car values guide. CAP produces the book as a benchmark on latest pre-owned vehicles, with Read the full article…

Discounted used vans ‘could flood forecourts’

Friday, 25th April, 2008

Courier firms and van drivers could cash in on a reported surge of late-year vehicles arriving on the used market. Fleet News reports information from intelligence firm EurotaxGlass’s suggesting fleets are disposing of additional used vans. The development has apparently been caused by 2007 being a record-breaking year for new vehicle registrations. Quoted in Read the full article…

Van maker scoops big little prize

Thursday, 24th April, 2008

Van manufacturer Fiat has proved its Doblo Cargo van is small and beautiful by winning an award. The vehicle scooped best small van at the fifth annual Professional and Light Truck Awards held at the British Commercial Vehicle Show. Bosses from Fiat said they were delighted with the accolade as judging for it is Read the full article…