Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cambridgeshire town ‘cheapest spot for taxis’

Wednesday, 29th February, 2012

A taxi firm in Fenland, Cambridgeshire, has claimed that the area is one of the cheapest in the country to hire a cab. However, bosses now want the council to introduce a maximum fare to be able to cover the rising costs of insurance, fuel and licensing fees. Read the full article…

Ford scoops award for hi-tech B-MAX

Wednesday, 29th February, 2012

British manufacturer Ford has scooped yet another accolade after picking up the 2012 Global Mobile Award. The company was commended for its new Emergency Assistance technology in its latest B-MAX model. Ford had recently unveiled a new line of paint schemes for the vehicle taking inspiration from famous Read the full article…

Motorists lose money by not switching car insurance

Wednesday, 29th February, 2012

British motorists are wasting a total of £2.8 billion by not switching their car insurance when its renewal is up. Research by MoneySupermarket.com found that the average UK driver can lose out on savings of £375 by continuing with their current policy. The price comparison site found that Read the full article…

Prius Plug-In becomes ‘most efficient’ Toyota in Britain

Tuesday, 28th February, 2012

Toyota’s new Prius Plug-In Hybrid has become the “most efficient” vehicle in its British fleet. Officials at the Japanese manufacturer have announced that the eco-friendly car will be able to travel 134.5 miles on a single tank of petrol. That would get a driver from Leeds to Birmingham without having to stop off to refuel. Read the full article…

West Midlands taxi drivers banned from council spaces

Tuesday, 28th February, 2012

Taxi drivers in the West Midlands, will be prohibited from using council-run car parks. It follows a number of complaints from shoppers and traders around the area who have said that taxis and private hire vehicles had been taking up valuable space that is needed for the consumers Read the full article…

Land Rover to unveil Evoque convertible

Monday, 27th February, 2012

Land Rover is set to unveil the world’s first ever premium convertible SUV at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept builds on the success of the manufacturer’s already popular 4×4, hard-roofed version and explores the capability of this style of vehicle. The car Read the full article…

Car insurance prices continue to fall

Monday, 27th February, 2012

Car insurance prices continue to fall as new research shows that premiums declined by 0.1 per cent for February. Research by price comparison site Tiger.co.uk found that the drop added to a reduction of 2.5 per cent month-on-month in January. It comes as welcome relief for car buyers Read the full article…

Mazda puts new range on the market

Friday, 24th February, 2012

Mazda has announced that it is making its upgraded range of the “3” vehicles available in the UK from £13,495. The fleet of 16 different models has been released across Britain and includes the Tamura and the Sport Nav vehicles. Mazda3, which is the company’s best-selling vehicle across Read the full article…

Used car buyers caught out by outstanding finance

Friday, 24th February, 2012

One in four used car buyers have purchased a vehicle without realising the amount of outstanding finance that is left on it. A report by the BBC’s One Show highlighted that consumers are buying used cars unaware of the risks. If previous finance is not paid off it Read the full article…