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Tailgating is said to be worse in the east of England than anywhere else in the UK but many drivers may not be aware they are even committing the offence.

Learner driver call

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A graduated licensing system for novices is being suggested as a way to cut accidents among young drivers.

Lotus lightens Elise

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lotus continues its meticulous mission to create lightweight sports cars with heavyweight performance by launching the new Elise Sprint which sheds 41kg.

Gallery: Ford Fiesta pricing

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ford has announced pricing for the all-new Fiesta, and the cost of entry has been reduced.

New managers motoring

Friday, March 10, 2017

A new management team at Haddocks Hyundai at Colchester and Frinton aims to build on its customer focus and really get business motoring.

Europe’s best car

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Peugeot’s new 3008 sport utility vehicle is on a winning streak, adding the prestigious European Car of the Year title to its trophy cabinet.

Gallery: Geneva Motor Show

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

It’s showtime in Geneva with the cream of the new motoring crop vying for attention. Motoring editor Andy Russell picks out some of his star cars and eye-catching updates.

New challenge to cut CO2

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The UK has hit lower CO2 emissions targets for the 19th year but changing buying habits and tax changes is going to make it harder in future.

Gallery: Concept car pooch perfect

Thursday, March 2, 2017

This time of year can be far from ‘paw-fect’ for keeping your car clean if you carry dirty dogs, muddy mutts and horrible hounds. This Nissan canine concept car could be your pooch paradise.

UK Car of the Year winner

Monday, February 27, 2017

The top UK Car of the Year title went to the luxurious Mercedes-Benz E-Class which showcases a wealth of innovative technology.

Blog: Blog: Kill the conversation

Monday, February 27, 2017

New penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving come into force on March 1 but are they tough enough to make people hang up and switch off, asks motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Chancing on ice!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

An airfield on the frozen surface of a Swedish lake isn’t the most conventional of proving grounds, but if any car can cope, it’s the new Volvo V90 Cross Country. James Fossdyke takes it for a spin.

Qashqai – strength in numbers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nissan has focused on the number 10 as the Qashqai celebrates a decade of sales success and crossover leadership.

New car road tests

Gallery: Road test: Toyota Hilux

Monday, March 20, 2017

Over nearly 50 years the Toyota Hilux has earned a reputation for being virtually indestructible. The latest version is pretty plush too, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is a large, luxurious cruiser with a strong image and good driving manners, says Jack Evans.

Gallery: First drive: Nissan Micra

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nissan will be hoping its new Micra takes the supermini segment by storm. Rebecca Chaplin checks out if it’s got what it takes.

Gallery: First drive: Honda Civic

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The new 10th-generation Civic, Honda’s biggest single model development ever and the first designed for a world market, shows that life begins at 40, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The E-Class All-Terrain is Mercedes-Benz’s answer to the likes of the Audi A6 Allroad and Volvo V90 Cross Country. Laura Thomson finds out how it fares.

Gallery: Road test: Hyundai Ioniq

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hyundai is charging ahead with its futuristic Ioniq, the first car to feature three electrified powertrains. Motoring editor Andy Russell drives the hybrid.

Gallery: Test drive: Citroen C3

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Citroen’s new C3 is as in your face as its predecessors have been anonymous. Like it or not, you can’t help but notice this sharp-suited supermini, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Test drive: Audi A5

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Audi’s previous-generation A5 experienced huge popularity which bodes well for the all-new version, say Jack Evans.

Gallery: First drive: Mazda MX-5 RF

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Mazda MX-5 RF features a retractable hard-top roof, with the aim of improving refinement. Has it worked? Andrew Evans puts it to the test.

My first car

My First Car: MGB GT

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Clive Harvey had a classic reason to take up driving later in life but finding and owning his MGB GT, dubbed The Yellow Peril, has not been straightforward.

Mike Healey’s was broken hearted when his first car, a 1935 Morris 8, came to a sorry end in a confrontation with a tree.

Mick Cook switched from two wheels to four with a 1959 Austin A35 van but then he had to pass his driving test.

Gallery: My First Car: A sporty looker

Monday, February 20, 2017

Peter Bedingfield

My First Car: Zastava Yugo

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Susan Williams

My First Car: American Studebaker

Friday, February 10, 2017

David Duggan found switching from right to left-hand drive tricky when stationed in Germany but then fell for the charms of a large, American Studebaker.

After being left feeling flat, then denting his pride along with Penny his Fiat Punto, Stephen Firman saved her from being written off and kept her on the road.

My First Car: Nissan Micra

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Judith Palmer learned to drive in her Nissan Micra called Mo who became her motoring companion to music festivals and gigs.

My First Car: Morris Minor Traveller

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Engineer Frank Kelly became a dab hand at modifying his Moggy Traveller but the performance didn’t always live up to the speedometer.

Gallery: My First Car: Bertone X1/9

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Guy Ransom bought his Bertone X1/9 in 1990 and this ‘bella’ Italian sports car is still a big part of his and wife Claire’s lives.

My First Car: Bond Minicar

Friday, December 30, 2016

David Fairhead tells of his adventures in a Bond Minicar which he and his wife bought as warmer transport than a motorbike.

My First Car: Dodge sedan

Friday, December 23, 2016

Barry Shackcloth bought a 1951 Dodge with fellow students and travelled across America for a spell of California Dreamin’.

My First Car: Morris Marina

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Howard Read’s Morris Marina broke down the first time he drove it. It turned out be the norm for the next 20 months.

My First Car: Rover 10

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Michael Sibley recalls his 1931 Rover 10 saloon and the days when maintenance and repairs were simple... but frequent.

My First Car: Morris 8

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bing Boast tells of the first in his line of 37 cars – a 1938 Morris 8 – in the days when you could do DIY maintenance and repairs.

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