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New Saab 9-5 pictures

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The new Saab 9-5 exec saloon has been revealed prior to its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new 9-5 reveals a modern exec to rival the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF - and gives a...

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Scrappage extension not ruled out

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The Government has not ruled out extending the scrappage scheme when the allocated £300m runs out, according to Chancellor Alistair Darling. The Chancellor was visiting Ford's Bridgend plant in Wales when he admitted that the government would keep an open mind...

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Honda triumphs in reliability survey

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Honda has triumphed in this year's Which? survey on car reliability, winning the overall manufacturer position and best car in the shape of the Accord. The new Accord achieved a reliability score of 99.5 per cent, with the Jazz supermini taking...

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Cheapest Mini First costs £10,950

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The new entry-level Mini First is available to buy now at £10,950. The Mini First hatch is based on the Mini One and features a detuned 1.4-litre engine from the Mini One, with 75bhp through a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The...

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Toyota to build 'full hybrid' Auris in UK

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Toyota will build a hybrid version of the Auris hatch at its Burnsaton, Derbyshire plant from 2010, with engines for the vehicle made at Toyota's Deesside plant. The Auris hybrid will the Europe-built hybrid, with only Toyota and Honda currently manufacturing...

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Jaguar reveals brand new XJ

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Jaguar has unveiled the all-new XJ luxury saloon, revealing a radical reinvention of Jag's flagship. Styling cues from the XF exec saloon are obvious, though the influence of classic grand tourers is also clear. A low-slung stance and wide track give...

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Seized cars 'will go to auction'

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The government will no longer automatically crush cars seized for tax evasion, but will sell the better cars at auction instead. Cars seized on behalf of the DVLA have traditionally been scrapped after 14 days, but the cars will instead go...

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Clamping 'is illegal'

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Exorbitant release costs levied by clamping companies are acting illegally, according to a review published by the RAC Foundation. Even though courts have upheld the right to clamp and charge a reasonable fee for release, even that judgement could be on...

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Save cash on MOTs by preparing

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With around one-in-three vehicles failing their annual MOT, mail order specialist Car Parts Direct is urging motorists to swot up on maintenance and save cash. It says most vehicles that fail the MOT do so because the owners don’t carry out...

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