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22 February 2012
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The Nissan Leaf | First Impressions

The last time we sat in a Nissan Leaf was at the Goodwood Moving Motorshow, so it was nice yesterday to sit back and take delivery of our very own Leaf for a local blogger challenge that we are lucky enough to be participating in (more on that in the coming weeks, …

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22 December 2011
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Guest Blog | The History Of The Car

In the week where Google have developed their driverless car so that it can now park itself in a tight spot, it’s worth taking a look back at how cars have come on leaps and bounds since the first one was test driven by the wife of car designer Karl …

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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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8 December 2011
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Developing the “Perfect Car, Part 2 | The Sports Car

First off, read Part 1!
So for the 1st article proper, we’ll start with the car type that, probably more than any other, needs to be the perfect combination of objective dynamic ability and subjective feel. In other words, a car that a racing driver might be able to drive around …

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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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13 July 2011
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Guest Blog | A Car Loan with a difference

Chinese firms offer helping hand to SAAB
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association’s (ACEA) call for greater access to global markets may be happening faster than even the industry body had hoped, thanks to financial chaos at SAAB.  As two Chinese companies invest substantial amounts in the ailing Swedish company, greater access …

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24 June 2011
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Yet More Automotive News | Saab Unable To Pay Workers

It seems barely a month goes by without get more bad news coming out of Swedish car firm, Saab. The manufacturer has been plagued by financial issues for some time now, resulting in a three month suspension of production whilst unable to pay suppliers for parts. There was a little …

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26 May 2011
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Featured Car | HotRod Custom Ford Sedan

Look at that paintjob!
In the spirit of today being a tiring day, and in the absence of anything jumping out for me to write about, I thought I would celebrate the exhaustion of a Thursday with a funky looking car.  A 1930 Ford Sedan, to be precise. I’m too tired to go into the …

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9 May 2011
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Automotive iPhone Apps | Introducing Parkbud Parking Gadget

OK, I’ll admit it – I’m a sucker for a good looking iPhone app. The bright screen of this particular phone means that well crafted design is more important than ever, and this may be the main reason that I am featuring the Parkbud on the blog today. After all, …

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5 April 2011
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Automotive Gossip | Is Saab On Its Way Out?

Do you remember a few months about all the gossip surrounding Saab? The Swedish car brand was going downhill fast, and it was only with the takeover by Spyker and €400m loans from the European Investment Bank that the cash-strapped brand managed to clamber back on its feet. Now those rumours are back, …

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