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How to pass your MOT first time

Mechanic at work under a car

September is one of the most common times for motorists to get their MOT done, yet 40% of cars fail first time. Here’s how to pass with flying colours – with the added bonus of saving money too. 

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Would you pass the dashboard warning light test?

Car dashboard with warning lights and speed dials

Modern cars have an array of dashboard warning lights to let drivers know when something’s wrong. But do you take notice of them? Here's our guide to what they mean and why you shouldn't ignore them. 

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The best and worst Volvos of all time

Volvo P1800

Volvos appeared almost a century ago and have enjoyed a reputation for being well designed and reliable. Motoring journalist Rob Griffin looks at the best and worst.

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Car review: Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Skoda Rapid Spaceback exterior

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback has the right blend of style, practicality and character. It's a credible, value-for-money family motor, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Hyundai i30 Tourer

Hyundai i30 Tourer exterior

The Hyundai i30 Tourer is spacious and has a range of clean and fuel-efficient engines - shame it's no oil painting, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Legal ruling puts motorsport venues under threat

British touring car championship 2012

The Supreme Court has upheld a couple’s noise complaint against a motor stadium despite the fact they knew they were moving next door to a racetrack.

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Five of the best Alfa Romeos

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

With starring roles in hit movies, television series and music videos, Alfa Romeos are stylish and irresistible. Rob Griffin picks his top five.

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Car review: Volvo S60

Volvo S60 exterior

The Volvo S60 is a thinking man's car, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay, who is impressed with the Swedish motor's revamped design and fuel efficiency.

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Car review: Mégane Renaultsport 265

Megane Renaultsport 265

A powerful and good-looking hot hatch: you’ll love the Mégane Renaultsport 265, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Legal roadblocks lie ahead of driverless cars

Driverless car

Britain will see its first trials of automatic cars in 2015, according to ministers. But there are still considerable obstacles to overcome, experts warn.

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