Long Distance from South Wales — Does the Car Beat Everything Else? Part One

We’re travelling four hundred miles from our garage in South Wales. Should we go by car? As you might expect at Welsh VW Specialists, we’re die-hard motorists. So our first instinct for taking a long distance journey is to zoom off in the car. But recently, we’ve been wondering. With congested roads and fuel costing… read more

The M4 Relief Road…It’s Decision Time

It’s decision time for the M4 Relief Road proposal. We take a look at both sides of a heated debate.   After years of waiting, acres of press coverage, hugely expensive reports and plenty of old-fashioned mud-slinging, we’re finally going to get a decision on the infamous M4 relief road proposal. First Minister Mark Drakeford… read more

Solve your passenger irritations with our Code of Passenger Conduct

Drivers: Do you get irritated with your passengers? Do their funny little quirks make you grind your teeth in frustration? Do you sometimes want to jump out of your speeding vehicle? If so, we’ve got great news — we’ve written a simple code of conduct for your passengers! By laying down simple ground rules, you… read more

Not So Fast: The EU’s Speed Limiter Proposals for 2022, Part Two

From 2022, the EU proposes to make Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems compulsory for all new vehicles. The system would automatically detect the maximum speed for the road being driven on and limit the vehicle accordingly. In Part One of this post, we looked at why many are so enthusiastic about the new technology. But… read more

Not So Fast: The EU’s Speed Limiter Proposals for 2022, Part One

It now seems likely that, from 2022, all new cars in the EU and UK will be fitted with intelligent speed limiters. We look at the issues surrounding this controversial proposal. If you blinked, you might well have missed this one. On Monday 25th March, the European Commission, Parliament and member states agreed proposed regulations… read more

VW Group at Geneva 2019, Part Two

A big part of any car show is checking out the fastest, blingiest or coolest vehicles on offer. So, in the first part of  our 2019 Geneva Motor Show, we naturally wanted to tell you about the concepts, hypercars and super-fast coupes that VW had on offer. But thankfully, Wolfsburg also sent some vehicles for… read more

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show: VW Group Round-Up

The annual Swiss drool-fest is upon us once more. And no, we don’t mean the World Fondue Competition, but the even tastier Geneva International Motor Show, the event that sees car fans salivating like a rabid mastiff. For 11 days in March, the swish Swiss city is home to crazily expensive hypercars, wacky concepts and… read more

Driven to Destruction: How Safe are the World’s (and the UK’s) Roads?

Being complete geeks about all things related to driving, we just happened to be looking at the UK’s road safety record. Pretty soon, we were down a rabbit hole of international and global statistics. Here’s what we found out.   1. The global road safety picture is grim… It’s not good news. Globally, there are… read more

Five gobsmackingly fast cars made by the Volkswagen Group

We all know that VW Group make some great everyday cars. There are award-winning SUVs like the SEAT Arona, evergreen saloons like the Skoda Octavia and top-rated city cars like the Volkswagen Up! So it’s easy to forget that the VW Group also makes some of the fastest production cars on the planet. We’re talking about cars that… read more

Ding Dong, The Tolls are Gone — But What’s That Going to Mean?

On December 18th 2018, a collective shout of joy went up from regular users of the Severn bridges. The tolls were finally gone. In this post, we’ll take a look at what some of the consequences could be for both sides of the estuary. A bit of history For centuries, crossing the Severn Estuary has… read more