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Motoring

  • A set of new wheels

    The decision on which new car to buy is often based on choosing a model you like and that is within your budget. The more you can afford to pay, the faster and more luxurious the car usually is. Yet it pays to stop and think about what your actual...

  • ‘Civilised performance’

    Can the 208 GTi survive an entire road test without unfair comparisons to its much-lauded stablemate? It should do; the 205 GTi was certainly one of, if not the finest hot hatch of the 1980s and even into the 1990s, but things were very different...

  • The driving force behind Le Mans success

    Audi Motorsport has opened its doors just a crack and let slip an insight into how the drivers the company chooses have made the brand so dominant in endurance racing. As the Le Mans 24-hour race approaches, long-standing head of Motorsport...

  • Audi in imperious form ahead of Le Mans

    Audi has dominated testing ahead of the Le Mans 24-hour race later this month. The team that has ruled the roost in the famous event in recent years was in imperious form on June 9 as its three cars set the first, second and third-fastest lap...

  • MGB GT

    Ever since his childhood, Silvio Demicoli displayed a keen interest in four-wheelers, especially those belonging to bygone days, and he was always asking his father about their type, brand and history. For a while, while still a teenager, he...

  • The good and the bad of ethanol

    This month the main thrust of this column is on the addition of Ethanol in the petrol that we all use in our cars. Ethanol is a form of modified alcohol, [ethyl alcohol and undrinkable], that can be used as fuel. In fact, Henry Ford ran the model...

  • Early reveal for BMW X4

    BMW has unveiled an almost production-ready X4 Sports Activity Coupe concept, built as a little brother to the successful X6. The company reports that one in four cars it sells worldwide is an X model, so it makes business sense to expand the...

  • Editorial: Parking or no parking

    Anything precious in this world co­mes at a sub­st­antial cost. Gold, diamonds, uranium, lovable wives, and so on and so forth. And they are precious because they are scarce. The same rule applies to parking. Parking has become such a scarce...

  • Just what the doctor ordered

    This was the first time I had been out and about in a European, friendly-sized Chevrolet, and this user-friendly, five-seat, five-door saloon provides the majority of family motorists with a complete package. So complete, that with Cruise Control...

  • A revelation

    Way back in 1968, I enjoyed a Fiat 500 twin-cylinder run-about. Marcel Loporto, who joined me on this run, also had a Fiat 500 years ago, and we were both more than interested in sampling the latest twin-cylinder Fiat. Truth to tell, we were both...

  • A modern and stylish urban crossover

    The 2008 is the latest expression of Peugeot’s renewed brand positioning and cements the company’s arrival within a highly competitive sector, pushing customers’ expectations to a new level. The car oozes desirability, with an athletic design,...

  • Super savings at Debono Commercials

    Debono Commercials strive to find new ways of rewarding Malta’s business community and this is very much reflected in this year’s new Super Savings campaign. In fact, clients purchasing the popular Hino 300 Series trucks, Toyota Hilux, Dyna and...

  • Corsa crazy offers

    Cars International Ltd, sole importers for Opel in Malta, are presenting the Opel Corsa range at excellent prices. Each Corsa version offered has a character of its own. Starting with the Corsa Base at €11,400, the model is equipped with...

  • Europe’s bestselling car

    The Ford Fiesta was Europe’s bestselling small car in March and for the first three months of 2013, according to the latest figures from the world’s leading provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics. European customers bought...

  • Mini Adventure, Maximum Town

    Context is everything; if you’ve ever found yourself insufficiently well-dressed at a function or perhaps at the wrong end of a football stadium, you’ll know that everything has its place and being in the wrong can be uncomfortable. Apply that...

  • 100 years of Oxford Mini

    Driving all over Europe in a Mini is definitely not something one does every day, but a team of young enthusiasts aided by Mini were doing exactly this. They travelled from Munich to Slovenia to Milan, then Naples, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Belgium...

  • If the hot hatch is king of the all-round everyday car, then the Ferrari FF is the king of the hot hatch

    In case you’re angrily berating such a ludicrous suggestion, just bear with me. Okay, so it’s not especially affordable to most of us, but the FF’s shooting brake body style means it does have a proper hatchback boot. And that makes it practical...

  • A car for all reasons

    Test drives are often embarked upon with Marcel as photographer, co-driver and general companion while I distil thoughts and sometimes find it hard to put them into words. The new Clio that we had out and about proved an easy ride actually, and...

  • King Alonso

    Bahrain and Spain marked the end and the beginning respectively. It was the end of the first four away races, with all the teams trying to get to grips with their cars and their Pirelli tyres’ behaviour. Ironically, prior to the Bahrain GP,...

  • A new form of space

    The new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo adds an innovative new concept to the successful BMW 3 Series line-up. The third body variant in the current model family combines the Sedan’s dynamic, sporting genes with the practicality and versatility of the...

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