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Celebrating a century of Citroen at the wheel of its icons

Celebrating a century of Citroen at the wheel of its icons

Wafting around the sunny suburbs of Paris in the back of a Citroen DS, it was hard not to give a presidential wave to the pedestrians who stopped to stare and point. There is something about the original automotive “goddess” that makes you feel slightly superior just by being associated with it. Iconic Citroen cars […]

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In pictures – 100 years of Citroen celebrated with spectacular Parisian display

In pictures – 100 years of Citroen celebrated with spectacular Parisian display

2019 marks 100 years since the launch of the very first Citroen motor car – the Type A. Since then, the French manufacturer has produced some of the most recognisable, innovation and, occasionally ridiculous cars in the business. To celebrate its centenary, Citroen invited us to try driving some of its most famous historic models […]

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I thought the glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix would reignite my love for Formula 1 – I was wrong

I thought the glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix would reignite my love for Formula 1 – I was wrong

It’s come to something when one of Formula 1’s leading lights says he’s falling out of love with the sport because drivers “all sound like lawyers” and aren’t allowed to say what they think. But I know what Sebastian Vettel meant in the wake of his controversial penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix. Once a […]

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‘Hugs and nice bits’ on Top Gear? It’s far too late for that

‘Hugs and nice bits’ on Top Gear? It’s far too late for that

Gentlemen, stall your engines. Top Gear returns to BBC2 on Sunday for its 27th run, just three months after the last. Following the second major overhaul of its presenting line-up in only four years it seems the programme will never recapture the chemistry nor the massive audience of its supposed heyday, when it was hosted […]

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The best cars for young families – SUVs and MPVs compared

The best cars for young families – SUVs and MPVs compared

New research has found that MPVs remain the best choice for young families, despite the rising popularity of SUVs among family buyers. Motoring title What Car? carried out tests on 16 popular models to find which were best at accommodating multiple child seats and found that traditional people carriers remain far more suitable than SUVs, […]

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How to drive safely in heavy rain and floods

How to drive safely in heavy rain and floods

It’s a sad fact of life in Britain that we have to put up with more than our fair share of rain. As well as the general damp, miserableness of it, heavy rain and associated flooding poses a real danger to road users – an RAC survey has found that one in 20 drivers’ cars […]

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Driving abroad: what you need to know

Driving abroad: what you need to know

If you’re heading to the continent this summer don’t let any motoring mishaps ruin your holiday. While Britain and Europe share many similar motor laws there are some important differences and breaking certain rules could see drivers with fines stretching into the thousands. With that in mind here’s a quick guide to what you need […]

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Driven to distraction: Are safety tech features in cars actually making them more dangerous?

Driven to distraction: Are safety tech features in cars actually making them more dangerous?

David Beckham recently received a six-month driving ban after being photographed using his mobile phone while driving. Unfortunately, Beckham is not alone in apparently thinking time spent driving can also be used for something else. But it is not just mobile phones that can distract us while we are driving. Increasingly, vehicles come pre-installed with […]

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‘I’ve saved £280 on my car insurance’: Would you be better off on a pay-as-you go policy?

‘I’ve saved £280 on my car insurance’: Would you be better off on a pay-as-you go policy?

Most of us assume that the less we drive, the less we pay for our car insurance. After all, it stands to reason that if you’re parked up and not driving, you’re far less likely to have an accident. But a recent report suggests otherwise: it found up to 19 million low mileage motorists are […]

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What to do if you have an accident in a hire car  

What to do if you have an accident in a hire car  

If you’re heading on a holiday abroad or even at home, hiring a car can be a good way to get around. It’ll give you the freedom and independence to explore the open road and mean you can do things as and when you want. In most cases, you’ll have a smooth experience, and everything […]

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