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Drivers pay £1,000 a year in motoring taxes

Vehicle tax disc

The average driver pays well over £1,000 a year to the government in motoring taxes, according to research by the Local Government Authority (LGA).

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30% rise in petrol station fuel theft

Petrol pumps

A 30 per cent rise in fuel theft has led to a new government crackdown. But what happens if you're caught short at the pumps?

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The best & worst German cars ever made

AMG Mercedes

Thanks to car industry giants such as Mercedes, Audi and BMW, Germany has produced many iconic cars. But not all of them have been successful, writes motoring journalist Rob Griffin.

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Car review: Vauxhall Ampera

Vauxhall Ampera

It might be greener than Shrek and save you pounds at the pump but it's unfortunate the electric Vauxhall Ampera only seats four, warns car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008 exterior

The Peugeot 2008 launched in the UK this summer and it's a car which has some people confused already, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Are potholes your top motoring gripe?

Pothole and car wheel

Forget petrol prices, car insurance premiums and middle-lane drivers: the shocking state of Britain’s roads is fast becoming motorists’ number-one complaint.

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Gender gap opens over car insurance costs

Woman taking drive with boyfriend

Figures published this week show a new gender divide has opened up over car insurance prices.

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Car insurance costs fall by 24%

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The latest Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index reveals that comprehensive car insurance prices have fallen by 24 per cent since prices peaked more than two years ago in June 2011.

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The best and worst Italian cars ever made

Fiat 124

There’s much more to the Italian motor industry than the production of supercars, writes motoring journalist Rob Griffin.

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