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Kicking up a desert storm – crossing the Sahara in the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Kicking up a desert storm – crossing the Sahara in the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

The Rubicon is the top-of-the-range Jeep Wrangler, and the all-new JL model had only been released for a matter of days when I collected one to drive from my home in Wales all the way down to Morocco. With fewer than 100 miles on the odometer – a figure that was to rise by more […]

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Thinkware X700 dash cam review

Thinkware X700 dash cam review

Price: £199 What is it? Thinkware isn’t a household name like Garmin or Nextbase but the Korean firm labels itself the world’s leading dash cam company and produces a broad range of in-car cameras. The X700 is its only touchscreen unit and is available in two formats – a single front-facing camera or a twin-camera […]

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Ross Brawn interview: ‘we are meeting resistance but things have to change in F1’

Ross Brawn interview: ‘we are meeting resistance but things have to change in F1’

Ross Brawn is a man who makes an impact; and whose words matter. From the moment his 6ft 3in frame walks through the door and he introduces himself – “Hello, I’m Ross” – in his instantly recognisable, but surprisingly quiet voice, you can sense his controlled authority. Brawn is one of the most important men […]

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How to check your car’s MOT status and history

How to check your car’s MOT status and history

The MOT test is a vital part of car ownership. It is the government-approved test that ensures a car meets minimum roadworthiness standards, meaning it’s safe to drive. New cars don’t need an MOT until the third anniversary of their registration but it’s an annual legal requirement after that – until they are 40 years […]

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Dash cam review: Garmin 55

Dash cam review: Garmin 55

Price: £149 Garmin, perhaps better known for satellite navigation, geolocation and fitness accessories has added itself to the list of manufacturers selling dash cams. The 55 is a mid-range model in its line-up but offers many of the features of the highest-spec models from other brands. The unit is tiny and features a relatively small […]

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Steal a march on summer – the best convertibles to pick up in winter

Steal a march on summer – the best convertibles to pick up in winter

With the temperature still struggling in single figures and some parts of the country still seeing snow, now might seem like an odd time to think about a convertible. But it’s actually one of the best times of year to buy a drop-top before prices start to soar in line with the temperature. By the […]

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Insiders share secrets of the showroom to help you get a better deal

Insiders share secrets of the showroom to help you get a better deal

Buying a car is an expensive and stressful business for many of us. It is among the biggest financial commitments we will make and the world is awash with stories of car dealers trying to hoodwink customers or get them to pay over the odds. To help redress the balance a bit, Admiral Car Finance […]

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The best small SUVs of 2019

The best small SUVs of 2019

According to the people who pay attention to these things, the compact SUV or crossover segment is one of the car industry’s fastest growers. While names like Qashqai, Karoq and Kuga are hugely popular, it’s their smaller stablemates that are making a march, gobbling up sales all over the place with buyers who want their […]

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Quiz: Name the 1990s hot hatches

Quiz: Name the 1990s hot hatches

If the 1980s were the heyday of the hot hatch, the 90s were a bit more hit and miss There were a few nailed-on classics but there were also things like the Mk3 VW Golf GTI muddying the name of “hot hatches”. There were also some fairly obscure breathed-on models from smaller brands. So to […]

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How to tax your car and how to check when your tax is due

How to tax your car and how to check when your tax is due

The DVLA has just launched a new campaign warning of the risks of not taxing your car. As well as a potential fine, you could have your car clamped or even seized by authorities. Even if your car is exempt, for instance if it is more than 40 years old, is a zero-emissions vehicle, or […]

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