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  • Amazing Audis at night

    Amazing Audis at night

    The nights might already be getting lighter, but Audi has celebrated the darkness with a series of amazing photographs of some of its popular models under the cover of nightfall. Each has been lit individually against a different background to...

  • Small cars, big deal

    Small cars, big deal

    Downsizing is all the rage, and if you’re thinking about taking the plunge, you’re spoilt for choice. Matt Kimberley looks at some of the new-for-2015 supermini starlets. Believe it or not, it’s harder to make a great small car than a great large...

  • It’s the detail that makes the difference

    It’s the detail that makes the difference

    Over the years I’ve closely followed the fortunes of Hyundai. After all, I was the first local journalist to test drive the Pony, originally planned for the Canadian market and a thoroughly satisfying car to drive on our even more uncertain roads...

  • Car guide

    Alfa Romeo revised the Giulietta range earlier in 2014 with updated engines to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, plus there’s a new 2.0-litre turbodiesel. There is also now a Business Edition model aimed at company car drivers. The MiTo...

  • From Barcelona to Madrid for 20 euros

    From Barcelona to Madrid for 20 euros

    “Impossible”, “No way!”, “Are you out of your mind?” These are just some of the spontaneous reactions we got from people on the street when we asked them if they thought it was possible to drive from Barcelona to Madrid for €20. In order to prove...

  • New premises for Old Motors Club

    New premises for Old Motors Club

    The Old Motors Club, the biggest and most active classic car club in Malta, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the inauguration of new premises in Mosta on Sunday. The government in 2011 granted the club the former Linesmen’s Quarters in...

  • Ċikku’s fuel envy

    Today, Ċikku will have to spend €30 to fill his fuel tank every week with 20 litres of unleaded fuel, while Stanislav in Poland will get €10 change from €30 for the same amount of litres of unleaded fuel, which he can spend on two bottles of vodka...

  • Inverted right-of-way illogical

    Travelling down December 13 Road from Valletta in the direction of Marsa, on the second turning on the left there is a junction that leads motorists up onto a flyover to the road that leads to Mrieħel Bypass and the Santa Venera tunnels. Traffic...

  • Black tape across road signs

    Black tape across road signs

    It’s with great pleasure that I realise that Transport Malta has placed the correct No Entry signs, albeit without the obligatory No Right Turn sign to stop vehicles from going north uphill along Kennedy Drive (the turn adjacent to the entrance to...

  • Innovative, exciting and fun

    Innovative, exciting and fun

    I had seen pictures of the stunning Cactus and was particularly looking forward to testing this vehicle, so I thought of a suitable route to take this car tbrough its paces. Waiting for me was a mustard yellow Cactus, a colour that added to this...

  • Golf is US Car of the Year

    After being voted Car of the Year in Europe and World Car of the Year, the VW Golf is continuing its success story with the North American Car of the Year award. This means that the Golf has won more than 30 awards and design prizes since its...

  • Comfortable and fast

    Comfortable and fast

    Ever since Fiat added a bit of European glamour, this writer has enjoyed most seriously batting round the countryside in various modern Jeeps. OK, so nothing can compare with the old World War II workhorse, but the majority of today’s drivers...

  • The year we all plug in?

    The year we all plug in?

    The world is going hybrid mad. The market is filling up with hi-tech, low-CO2 plug-in hybrids – and many of them are brilliant. Iain Dooley highlights some of the best models for 2015. BMW i8 Genuine sports car thrills wrapped in a space-age body...

  • Five signs your car isn’t happy

    Five signs your car isn’t happy

    Your car can’t talk to you but that doesn’t mean it can’t communicate how it’s feeling. If something’s going wrong, there are a few subtle and not-so-subtle indicators that can warn of impending issues. Catch them early and you could save yourself...

  • In love with dear Annie

    In love with dear Annie

    Many old car owners have a history as interesting as that of the cars they own. In 1933, Royal Air Force captain H. G. Williams bought a brand new Hillman Minx that was his pride and joy, giving him and his wife immense pleasure as they drove it...

  • Isuzu D-Max for popemobile in the Philippines

    Isuzu D-Max for popemobile in the Philippines

    A customised Isuzu D-Max popemobile was used for several on-location trips during Pope Francis’s visit to the Philippines. The D-Max was also the vehicle used to pick up the pontiff upon his arrival.

  • King of the Road

    King of the Road

    Europe has asked for it pretty relentlessly over the last few years, and they’ve finally got it. Harley-Davidson’s customers have got their Road Glide Special, complete with an updated version of its trademark ‘shark nose’ fairing. The Road Glide...

  • Hyundai president visits Malta

    Hyundai president visits Malta

    Hyundai Malta hosted Hyundai Motor Europe president and CEO Byung Kwon Rhim. Rhim was in Malta to overview Hyundai’s operations and to meet the management and personnel at Hyundai’s showroom in Birkirkara. During his visit, Rhim reiterated...

  • Less metal, more fun

    Less metal, more fun

    How do you make driving a Toyota Aygo even more fun? One sure-fire way is to provide some classic open-top enjoyment with a new retractable X-Wave canvas roof. Looking ahead to longer, warmer days, Toyota has launched the X-Wave as an option on...

  • Vienna premiere for Seat Cupra

    Seat CEO Jürgen Stackmann unveiled the brand’s latest top model, the Leon ST Cupra, at the Vienna Auto Show this month. The new member of the exceptionally successful Leon family is a unique combination of top performance, perfect style and...

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