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  • Blinking nightmare

    Blinking nightmare

    Imagine having the ability to read minds; think of the power, the influence that would give you. It would allow you to find out exactly what your partner wanted for Christmas and just what the repair bill for the washing machine should cost. And,...

  • Traffic camera trafficking effects on driving and privacy

    It is amazing how these days, laws are becoming all-pervasive and tightened. Even your private car no longer affords you any privacy and liberty. Over the past three decades, digital surveillance technology, and its usage, has increased...

  • A complete thriller

    A complete thriller

    It’s party time at Aston Martin. Its centenary year has been a glorious celebration of marvellous machinery new and old, and it’s been a satisfying experience to see just how far the marque has come, especially over the past decade. As far as...

  • A very wet but fun ride

    A very wet but fun ride

    In reality, we started off with dry roads and not a hint of what was to come. Photographs were taken as it started to rain on the Mellieħa ridge. Having driven in England through the winter of 1955 in a sub-standard Austin sports, a car with a...

  • Promises, promises

    Promises, promises

    There are times when I sincerely wish that the few people who ‘rule’ over us would take time out and appreciate that the island is not peopled with an illiterate mass, a great conglomerate of mindless individuals who are simply waiting for the...

  • From words to action

    In July, I had criticised Transport Minister Joe Mizzi for renouncing his ministerial car for a bus ride in the morning, which was his way of tackling the Arriva “catastrophe”. In my opinion, it was a silly move and a gross error of judgment,...

  • Caterham launches motorbike division

    Car maker Caterham has created a motorcycle division in a shock announcement that sees the brand break new ground. The company, which as well as manufacturing the famous Seven roadster operates one of Formula 1 racing’s 11 teams, has revealed...

  • Five-stars in Euro NCAP tests and a new power unit 1.2 e-VTi 82 ETG5

    Five-stars in Euro NCAP tests and a new power unit 1.2 e-VTi 82 ETG5

    The recently launched Peugeot 2008 crossover is firmly planted on the track to success. Thanks to a flood of customers, 2008 is on the podium for the T0 segment in four countries in Europe: second place in Denmark; third place in France, Portugal...

  • The New Alfa MiTo in Malta

    The New Alfa MiTo in Malta

    The new Alfa MiTo model year 2014 has arrived, and it means business. It’s fresh, sporty and bursting with technology. Inspired by the lines of the Alfa 8C, the Alfa MiTo is still the same head-turning super mini it always was, however the...

  • Start your day with a smile

    Start your day with a smile

    There are plenty of reasons to look forward to getting into the Volkswagen Up every day. Small in size though it may be, it achieves greatness in terms of quality perception and modern technology of a kind that has never before featured in a...

  • Ford Fiesta is Europe’s bestselling small car

    Ford Fiesta is Europe’s bestselling small car

    The Ford Fiesta was Europe’s bestselling small car in September and for the first nine months of 2013, according to the latest figures from the provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics. Ford sold 33,561 Fiestas in Europe during...

  • Car-marine merger

    With its centre located at the state-of-the-art premises in Mrieħel, GasanZammit Motors Ltd, the newly-merged automotive and marine company, sets standards within its industry with a portfolio of world-renowned brands namely, Capelli, Chevrolet,...

  • All-new crossover icon from Nissan unveiled

    All-new crossover icon from Nissan unveiled

    This month marks the most significant milestone in the crossover segment for seven years. In 2007, Nissan launched a model that became the crossover pioneer, found more than two million customers and was soon followed by scores of imitators. Now...

  • Hamleys and the ultimate boys’ toys

    Hamleys and the ultimate boys’ toys

    The best toyshop in the world, Hamleys of Regents Street, London, was the perfect backdrop for some of the best big boys’ toys: Aston Martins, Porsches and veteran cars. Originals of those Airfix model cars, which most small boys built in their...

  • A-Z new car guide – last of a two-part article

    Land Rover It would take something significant to knock the new Range Rover off the top spot of news from Land Rover, but that’s exactly what the new Sport does. Like its larger sibling, the Range Rover Sport has been on a drastic weight loss...

  • The new SEAT Leon

    The new SEAT Leon is a stunning car – with its unique, emotional de­sign, dynamic sporting cha­rac­ter, innovative technologies, refined quality and premium elegance. The third-generation Leon is an all-new car developed from the ground up. Its...

  • Breathtaking Evoque

    Breathtaking Evoque

    The Range Rover Evoque offers contemporary dynamic design plus practicality, excellent accessibility and extraordinary versatility. The Evoque is bold, yet compact. Using the latest materials and technology, it is the most efficient Land Rover yet.

  • 5 Toyotas named Consumer Reports’ Top Picks

    As competition grows with each passing year, it is increasingly difficult for a single car maker to dominate Consumer Reports’ annual Top Picks list. This year, Toyota is the first brand to earn half of the top 10 spots in nearly a decade. Five...

  • All aboard

    All aboard

    Floor the fast pedal and feel the hair at the nape of the neck rise like a dog’s hackles and, although the acceleration may not match a DB9 Aston, the startling fact that a car so dimensionally small blasts up to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, with the...

  • An astonishing drive

    An astonishing drive

    Frankly, Volvo never fails to surprise me. This time round, it was the fact that somewhere up front is a pedestrian airbag and no, we took the experience no further than believing the sales staff who so informed us. Co-driver Marcel Loporto...

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