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The Vanarama Electric Vehicle Challenge: Tesla Model S

The Vanarama Electric Vehicle Challenge: Tesla Model S

How far can you go in a Tesla Model S? The Tesla Model S is a stately-looking car capable of 0-60mph in around 3 seconds, but how does it handle the rigors of a proper road trip on a single charge? Vanarama's head of electric vehicle sales Will Hargreaves decided to find out. One electric car...

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ATTENTION: Keyless cars targeted by thieves with ‘relay attack’

ATTENTION: Keyless cars targeted by thieves with ‘relay attack’

How to keep your car protected from keyless car thieves... The constant development of modern technology means that criminals are learning how to cheat systems. Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Keyless car thieves have overcome yet more vehicle security technology, namely keyless entry systems and...

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Diesel car tax crisis - averted!

Diesel car tax crisis - averted!

Diesel car confusion answered... Chancellor Phillip Hammond has revealed that there will be a rise in the taxes placed on diesel cars from April 2018 onwards. But will this affect you? Vanarama's Laura Day reports. Believe it or not, you might not be in the firing line, despite owning a diesel...

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Top 5 most reliable small cars

Top 5 most reliable small cars

What are the most reliable small cars out there? Vanarama's Laura Day takes a look at our favourite, most reliable superminis. And here they are…   1. Volkswagen Polo Offering the perfect storm of price, practicality and performance, the Polo is a sure bet. It's surprisingly...

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Want to know more about the Toyota C-Hr?

Want to know more about the Toyota C-Hr?

At the cutting edge of hybrid car technology is the brand-new Toyota C-Hr – it's a stylish, upmarket family car that combines low running costs, great handling and attractive trim options into one incredibly desirable vehicle. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. Toyota's C-Hr is not just another...

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Should I lease a Fiat 500?

Should I lease a Fiat 500?

THIS, and other questions like it, is what Vanarama keeps getting asked by customers – "should I lease a Fiat 500" – along with "can I lease a Fiat 500", and even "is the Fiat 500 just for women". The answers are simple, in order: yes, yes and a definite no. Vanarama's Tom Roberts reports. The amount...

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Why I love the new Range Rover Velar’s door handles

Why I love the new Range Rover Velar’s door handles

Vanarama's Tom Roberts explains why he can't stop thinking about Land Rover's new vehicle's door handles. Walk up to the Range Rover Velar, whip out your key and press the "unlock" button. There will be the familiar click, flash of hazard lights and then…oh wow…the Velar's door handles smoothly...

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Top 5 reasons to lease a Peugeot 108 - you'll want one after reading this

Top 5 reasons to lease a Peugeot 108 - you'll want one after reading this

You might be asking yourself: "Should I lease a Peugeot 108?" Here's Vanarama's top 5 reasons why you should.   It drives EXACTLY how you think The 108 is a little city car, and it drives like a little city car. Smooth acceleration, wide handling of corners and a gentle ride are just...

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Car in focus: Mercedes-Benz E-class Saloon E220d

Car in focus: Mercedes-Benz E-class Saloon E220d

As big names go, Mercedes-Benz is up there with the best, and years of experience, designs, models, engines and refinements have been poured into its latest E-Class generation. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the E-Class Saloon E220d. With the Mercedes-Benz...

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New VED car tax rates explained - it's all about CO2 emissions

New VED car tax rates explained - it's all about CO2 emissions

All new cars registered after 1 st April 2017 will be taxed at new rates because the way Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is calculated is changing. Vanarama is here to explain how. First thing's first, let's bust the myths flying around: the change in VED won't affect any vehicles registered before April...

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Stricter penalties for using mobile phones while driving NOW IN FORCE!

Stricter penalties for using mobile phones while driving NOW IN FORCE!

On the same day as new, stricter penalties came into force for using a mobile phone while driving, scores of motorists were caught doing just that, and handed penalties and fines – now set at 6 points and £200. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. By noon on Wednesday, police forces were...

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Car drivers beware! NEW £10-per-day charge coming to Central London

Car drivers beware! NEW £10-per-day charge coming to Central London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed his £10 toxic 'T-Charge' – the toughest emission standard of any world city – will come into force in Central London on October 23 this year ON TOP OF the existing Congestion Charge. Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. The so-called "T-charge"...

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Top 5 reasons to lease a new Ford Kuga

Top 5 reasons to lease a new Ford Kuga

The new Ford Kuga has landed. It looks better, drives better, packs more space inside, more comfort, more features, and we could on. At Vanarama, we're big fans, with one member of staff calling it "the next big thing in the SUV market sector" – so, we've put together our top 5 reasons why you should...

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UK car manufacturing reaches 17-year high!

UK car manufacturing reaches 17-year high!

The number of cars made in the UK reached 1.7 million last year – the highest in 17 years – according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts reports. In total, there are  15 car plants in the UK directly e mploying 169,000 workers and  814,000...

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Why I can’t quit loving those Audis

Why I can’t quit loving those Audis

Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes a look at why he'll always have a special place in his heart for Audi cars. I'll never forget the day my Dad pulled up in his first Audi . It was a bright red Mark 1, 1.8 litre petrol engine, and it just looked amazing – at 17 years old this was my first...

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“Innovation that excites” – Nissan’s design philosophy and the British influence

“Innovation that excites” – Nissan’s design philosophy and the British influence

One of the biggest car manufacturers on the planet, Nissan is a household name thanks to its quirky and recognisable designs. But how do they keep making these lovely-looking vehicles look so lovely? Could it be the British influence? Vanarama Content Editor Tom Roberts takes a look. Nissan just...

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Car sales hit record high in 2016 – and it’s all thanks to leasing!

Car sales hit record high in 2016 – and it’s all thanks to leasing!

Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers show the numbers of cars sold in the UK has hit a record high - with close to 1.5 million sold to fleets and businesses. Nearly 2.7 million cars were registered across 2016, and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) Chief...

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They’re redesigning speed bumps! What does that mean for drivers?

They’re redesigning speed bumps! What does that mean for drivers?

Local authorities are being urged to consider lower speed limits and to redesign speed bumps in a bid to reduce air pollution – the knock-on effect of this could mean less wear and tear on your vehicles. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said that smooth driving at...

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Carnatomy: The Ford Focus Diesel Hatchback and why it’s a top choice for car leasing

Carnatomy: The Ford Focus Diesel Hatchback and why it’s a top choice for car leasing

In this week's edition of Carnatomy, we take a look at the Ford Focus Diesel Hatchback and why its looks and handling keep it at the top of peoples' car leasing list. One of the star performers in the hatchback market, the Ford Focus Diesel Hatchback 1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium Navigation 5dr is the...

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Black Friday survival guide - How to beat the crowds

Black Friday survival guide - How to beat the crowds

The first rule of Black Friday is: there are no rules. So, get your pads and helmets on, we're going shopping. Black Friday is infamous for being the retail equivalent of a hard-fought rugby match – it's physical, but someone wins eventually. With that in mind, we put together a few tips on how to...

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