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Brits selling 2nd car

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One in six British families sold their second car in 2011 due to the rising cost of fuel, it emerged yesterday. A study found millions of cash strapped Brits are now looking at ways of slashing living costs, with motoring the main focus of belt tightening. Additionally, more than nine out of ten families who [...]


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Bizarre car names

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Rooney, Angelina and Prince William are among the bizarre names Brits give their cars, a study has revealed. The wacky monikers emerged in a study of 3,000 drivers by NCP car parks which found millions have named their motors after public figures. Sheila, Beast, and Gaga also proved popular as did Babes, Archie and Herbie [...]


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Mums make better drivers

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It’s official – mums are better than dads at driving, according to a poll of the nation’s kids. A whopping 80 per cent of 1,000 youngsters, aged six to 16, said they felt happier and more relaxed with mum behind the wheel. Kids said dads were too aggressive, drove too fast and lost their tempers [...]


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Driven round the bend

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Millions of motorists are being driven round the bend – by outdated sat navs, a study has revealed. Around eight million drivers own digital dashboard maps – but six out of ten of those are unaware they have to regularly update their device. The oversight means they are being directed along routes which are no [...]


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Rip off garages

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Men are now as worried as women about being ripped off by dodgy motor maintenance garages, it emerged yesterday. Traditionally, women have been more intimidated when taking a car in for a service amid fears rogue traders will baffle them with car jargon and charge the earth for the work. But research found men now [...]


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Road to nowhere

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Women drivers are more likely to get lost when behind the wheel than men are, a study has revealed. Researchers found female drivers go astray more often than blokes, motor further in the wrong direction and find themselves stranded after ignoring their Sat Nav. They’re also more likely to stop and ask for directions, ring [...]


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Intelligent drivers

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White van men are the smartest drivers on the roads, new research has revealed. They came out top in a general knowledge quiz ahead of BMW, 4×4 drivers and cyclists. Taxi drivers were the worst in all subject areas and 4×4 drivers also performed badly- particularly with questions about the Highway Code. Despite the stereotype [...]


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Secret desires split sexes

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A holiday home in Tuscany, a Tiffany diamond ring and a personal trainer are just some of the things women wish they could have; it was revealed yesterday. The findings emerged from a poll of 3,000 people by EuroMillions which asked ‘What would you buy if you won the jackpot?’ The men’s list included a [...]


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