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19 December 2011
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Breaking Automotive News | Saab File For Bankruptcy

After Saab’s administration news the other week, this is the story that we’ve all been expecting to happen. It just seemed inevitable. However, it’s one of those stories that impacts directly on the UK automotive market, and upon all the dealers and suppliers in the UK who happen to have …

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30 November 2011
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Unsurprising Automotive News | Saab Finally Go Into Administration

There are some bits of auto news that just aren’t exciting to report about. The Fiesta being a popular car, for instance, or wheels being round. They just ain’t gonna shock anyone.
Such is the news with Saab. The company have been mired in financial difficulties for nigh on a year, and in reality for probably even longer. They haven’t …

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24 November 2011
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Developing the “Perfect” Car, Part 1 | What is “Soul”?

This is the start of a new short series on this writer’s view of how to make the best Sports/Saloon/City/Hot Hatch/Green/GT Car. They are recipes, open to personalisation to suit different tastes – but without these basic elements the end result will be like watery packet gravy, looking about right …

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10 November 2011
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Costly Fuel | Fuelling Your Car Is Becoming Dangerously Costly

Fuel is a big problem at the minute, and it’s led to a lot of media coverage lately. Survey results are not only showing figures representing the 20% price increase on last year and the forecasted 4p increase for the next according to the AA, but they are now also …

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3 November 2011
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Toyobaru | Official Pictures and Announcement For The Subaru BRZ

The first official pictures for the Subaru BRZ are out, and although Subaru still maintain this is just a concept, I can’t see many changes needed for a production model to be formed; with a production model to go on show in Tokyo in December!
Subaru BRZ
The new Subaru will use …

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2 November 2011
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Loss Of Signal | Government To Carry Out Overnight Switch Off With Current Plan

With government plans to carry out a switch over in 2015, similar to that of digital TV, Car manufacturers have voiced there worries as to the likely success of the plan at it’s current rate.
Auto Express carried out a survey further validating this point; with the findings that many car …

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26 October 2011
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Sports Car Crossover?| The Nissan Juke-R Concept Is Unveiled

Now we know the Nissan GT-R is an outright beastly sports car, and the Nissan Juke, a mini-crossover with a desire to look sporty, but what kind of mischief will emerge should someone try to combine the pair?
Nissan Juke-R Concept
Well who needs speculation; Nissan have unveiled their Juke-R concept, with …

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24 October 2011
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Crushing News | Just How Dangerous Is High-Speed Driving?

Fifth Gear; Five’s ‘equivalent’ to Top Gear has been doing some extreme testing on an everyday Ford Focus. They hooked up the aforementioned Ford to a winch; slinging the car at 120mph towards its target.
As you can see from the video (below) hitting something solid when travelling so fast means …

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20 October 2011
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On The Up | UK Car Production Is Up On Last Year

Amongst all the doom and gloom of the economic news, it’s about time we heard some positive news; well UK car Production is actually up. Even more promisingly Paul Everitt (SMMT chief executive) said, “The September 2011 production increases confirm a positive trend we expect to continue into 2012.”
In total …

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17 October 2011
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Natural Development | Cars Made Of Grass?

You might question my sanity if I suggest that building a car out of grass might be the future for car design – but stick with me on this one. First let me introduce Greg Abbott; an American who is professionally known as Reverend Gadget, an engineer and fabricator who …

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