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  • Škoda Yeti extensively revised

    Škoda Yeti extensively revised

    The Škoda Yeti is one of the most popular compact Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs). For the first time ever, this compact SUV is now available in two different variations: as the elegant and stylish ‘City’ variation and an adventurous off-road...

  • Topless crash

    An American driver has been cleared of charges in a fatal crash after a court ruled she had faced “an unforseen emergency” when one of her passengers untied her bikini top. Brittany Lahm, 24, took her hands off the wheel to cover up while...

  • An interview with Richard Hammond

    An interview with Richard Hammond

    Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond recalls his early life told through eight significant road journeys in his latest book On The Road, published by Hachette on November 7. What car do you drive? I haven’t got it yet but I will be driving a white...

  • Vettel helmet fetches £72,000

    Vettel helmet fetches £72,000

    A helmet belonging to four- time World Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel has been sold for a world record £72,000 (€85,670) in a charity auction. The safety gear, signed by Vettel himself, was a Red Bull-sponsored helmet by Arai designed around...

  • Warning lights

    Can you correctly identify symbols for frequently-used functions or basic warning lights on your dashboard? Here are some of the more common warning lights and advice on what to do if they’re displayed on your car. If a warning light appears (or...

  • Police chief’s stunning success

    A police chief of a small Indiana town in the US who agreed to be shot by a stun gun at fundraising event to buy a new squad car says he raised about $800 (€580) in cash and received a $25,000 (€18,139) pledge from a company. Knightstown Police...

  • It’s the cream on the coffee

    It’s the cream on the coffee

    Factually, expert Alfa man Marcel Loporto was with me on this drive, one of the more exciting ones this year. We all know that Alfa have seen some mean times, and it took me many years to forgive them for producing the fabulously handling Alfa Sud...

  • Charm offensive

    Charm offensive

    It would be quite easy to imagine that the life of a motoring journalist revolves around laughably powerful supercars with 20 cylinders that run on Bambi tears – conspicuous consumption, in other words. And while there may be a grain of truth in...

  • Dracula returns to Transylvania...

    Dracula returns to Transylvania...

    Most of us will probably have dressed up for Halloween at some stage in our lives, but for some of us there’s that nagging doubt that we could have tried harder. That’s not the case for 47-year-old Nick Cunningham; a man so captivated by classic...

  • 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...

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