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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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Carnatomy: Why the Nissan Qashqai should be on your car leasing wish list

Carnatomy: Why the Nissan Qashqai should be on your car leasing wish list

At Vanarama Cars we're unashamed of our love for the Nissan Qashqai – it's sleek, stylish and efficient, with bags of space in the boot. The Nissan Qashqai is no stranger to praise having won the prestigious WhatCar? Car of the Year in 2014, Best Small SUV in 2015 and 2016, and named Best Buy...

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The top five family cars for any destination

The top five family cars for any destination

Are you planning on taking a family trip to see some friends, relatives or heading out on holiday? At Vanarama we know that wherever you're heading the right car can make all the difference, that's why we've put five of the best in one place. Family cars need to be good all-rounders – spacious, comfortable,...

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Alternative Superhero Cars: What Should They Really Drive?

Alternative Superhero Cars: What Should They Really Drive?

At  Vanarama Cars , we love superheroes almost as much as we love motoring. With that in mind, we got to thinking: sure, there are some great superhero vehicles, but aren't they due a bit of an update? Where better to look for inspiration than actual road cars? After all, many of today's cars are...

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10 cars to tackle Route 66 - which one would you choose?

10 cars to tackle Route 66 - which one would you choose?

Whether it's cruising on a Harley or top down in a Mustang, there's one 'must-do' road trip for anyone with a passion for petrol. Route 66, 2500 miles coast-to-coast from Chicago to Los Angeles, goes by many a name. Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America, the Mother Road… Route 66 is as big...

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Your guide to driving abroad and what you need to do before you leave

Your guide to driving abroad and what you need to do before you leave

If you're driving to Europe for your summer holidays, you'll need to be prepared. Have you got your GB sticker for your car and warning triangles ready? At Vanarama Cars we get asked a lot if you can take a leased vehicle abroad. Yes you can and we're going to run through what you need to do before...

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New Vanarama Cars TV Adverts Launched

New Vanarama Cars TV Adverts Launched

Vanarama Cars is making its debut on the small screen with three new television adverts. They feature customers who explain how leasing a new car has enabled them to free up their money and use it to put towards holidays and even a mortgage for a house. Leasing a new car through Vanarama Cars is made...

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How will the 2016 Budget affect you?

How will the 2016 Budget affect you?

Chancellor George Osborne pledged to save the average driver £75 a year after fuel duty was frozen for the sixth year in a row. He delivered his 2016 Budget in the House of Commons and the key points from his speech are below: Growth of 2% forecast for 2016. Down from 2.4% in November's Autumn Statement...

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Making your ordering process quicker and easier with slick technology

Making your ordering process quicker and easier with slick technology

Time is important, especially when you're busy. You don't want to be wasting it completing endless forms. That's why it's our intention to make everything easy for you. When you order your new vehicle with Vanarama, we'll keep it straightforward and hassle free. Listening to you and providing you a...

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The top five family cars for your perfect holiday

The top five family cars for your perfect holiday

The open road, stunning scenery, blue skies and beautiful beaches. This is all waiting for you and your family. The best part is having total freedom when you go on holiday in your family car. There's no hassle with travelling through airports, delayed flights or issues with renting vehicles. You've...

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CARNATOMY: Why the Nissan Juke is the car you didn't know you wanted

CARNATOMY: Why the Nissan Juke is the car you didn't know you wanted

We'll admit it, the Nissan Juke is hard to place in a single car category. On the one hand, it's a nippy little urban version of a crossover, on another it's not small enough to be just for town driving. Oh, and it looks like it should have some off-road ability but it's more about SUV bling than 4x4...

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How leasing a new car is cheaper than buying a used one

How leasing a new car is cheaper than buying a used one

The future of car buying is changing and car usage lies in leasing. This is a bold statement and supported by Rupert Pontin, Head of Valuations at Glass's, the publisher of the vehicle industry-standard - Glass's Guide to Car Values. Rupert said: "Owning a car will very likely become a thing of the...

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Most reliable cars and manufacturers in 2015

Most reliable cars and manufacturers in 2015

Granted, a certain German marque might not rank up there on the honesty stakes at the moment, but German brands certainly seem to have the best reliability records.  In fact, manufacturers from Germany took the top four spots - voted the most reliable car manufacturers in a recent car reliability survey*. ...

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