Think you’re a pretty good driver? You’re not alone…

How do you rate your own driving ability? It’s a simple enough question, and yet the typical answer tells us lots about human psychology – and safe driving. Psychologists have been popping the driving ability question for many years now and the results continue to amaze. As it turns out, most people consider themselves above-average… read more

November Czech-Up: A Skoda News Round-Up

With strong sales and a slew of awards, Skoda continues to wow both the public and motoring critics. Our November round-up looks at what’s been happening at the Czech company over the last few months. Skoda’s record sales… Despite the storms faced by European car manufacturers, Skoda has had a stunning 2018 so far. Let’s… read more

The Challenge of Tesla

The Tesla Model 3 is about to hit Europe. And that could be a big deal for European car manufacturers. Here’s today’s starter for ten: in which country are electric cars (EVs) currently outselling the equivalent petrol and diesel models? Is it eco-friendly Norway? The bicycle-embracing Netherlands? Nope — it’s the good old gas guzzlin’… read more

Great European Driving Trips, Part Two

In our previous blog post, we looked at four very different European driving trips. This time, we’re continuing the theme with three more driving roads on the continent for diverse tastes. What sort of road trip floats your boat? I just want a stupendous driving road Now if it’s driving adventure you want… The Transfagarasan… read more

Great European Driving Trips

A little while ago, we were singing the praises of great Welsh roads. This month, we’re returning to the road trip theme, but peering across at what Continental Europe has to offer road-trip enthusiasts. Of course, people interpret ‘road trip’ in different ways. For some, it means spirited driving on challenging roads. For others, it… read more

Cheesy Car Sales Tactics That Won’t Die

In case you hadn’t noticed, cars salespeople are changing. For years, they were the butt of the joke – viewed as pushy, aggressive types who had a casual relationship with the truth. And whilst that was always a stereotype, there did seem plenty of real-life Arthur Daleys. But over the last twenty years or so,… read more

Will Trump kill VW?

President Trump has been threatening massive import duties on European cars. We look at the reasons, and whether this could be disastrous for the VW Group. There’s a risk writing anything about President Trump’s trade policy: by the time you publish it, it could well be out of date. That holds true about Trump and… read more

Funny-But-True or Urban Myth? Odd Driving Rules From Around the World.

A few weeks back, and not a million miles from our garage, a driver did something very strange in his Volkswagen Passat. He used it to transport a cow. Well, more accurately, it was a calf, but The Times didn’t let that stand in the way of a good headline. Understandably, the RSPCA weren’t happy,… read more

Six Tips for Smooth Summer Driving

In case you hadn’t noticed, Summer’s here. And in 2018, it’s really here. Millions of Brits, accustomed to grey, rain-soaked Julys, are blinking at the strange yellow orb in the sky. Hot, dry, sunny days? It’s all a bit unexpected. Whilst we make the most of the weather, it’s worth remembering that these conditions can… read more

Autonomous Driving Errors — Who’s Really to Blame?

Autonomous driver aids are quickly becoming a fact of life. When there’s an accident, how much responsibility falls on the driver? In March 2018, as Elaine Herzberg pushed her bike across a poorly-lit Arizona street, she was struck and killed by a car. The collision was one of  6,000 each year that result in a… read more