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Mercedes A-Class review: The posh hatchback that can crack jokes and uses augmented reality to show you where to go

NOW here’s a first: A car that cracks jokes. Take these pearlers from Merc’s new voice assistant in the A-Class. “Hey, Mercedes. Tell me a joke.” “I can’t. My engineers are German.” “Hey, Mercedes. You’re rubbish.” “Hey, be nice, rem

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    How soaring temperatures could be damaging your car – and the checks you MUST make

    AS BRITAIN gets its first taste of summer, millions of motorists could be risking breakdowns by failing to complete basic checks. Extreme temperatures won’t just give you sunburn and melt roads, but they also risk causing severe damage to your car.

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      The hidden costs of owning an electric car – so is it really cheaper than a petrol or diesel?

      DRIVING an electric car might seem like a cheaper option, but drivers are being hit with hidden costs as the motors become more popular. The number of electric vehicles on British roads has risen by 33 per cent in the last year, but that’s been matc

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        VW Up! joins the GTI family so we took all three out for a track test

        FAMILY portraits are naff. You sit there looking awkward with a side-parting you didn’t want and wearing matching clothes you don’t like. You do it for your mum. But here’s a family photo you’d be proud to hang on your wall. All three Volkswagen G

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          U.S. Senate favors undoing consumer bureau's auto guidance

          The vote comes amid a broader attack of the consumer watchdog by the Trump administration.

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            Volkswagen to re-design its iconic logo to ditch diesel scandal – and create a new ‘colourful’ image

            THE iconic Volkswagen badge will be re-designed to help ditch the diesel scandal once and for all, according to reports. The VW logo will be given a fresh look for the first time since 2012. The move comes after a turbulent few years for the German giant

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              Social media car insurance ‘ghost broking’ scam warning that could mean you’re driving illegally

              DRIVERS are being warned about “too good to be true” car insurance scams on Facebook and Instagram. Thousands of Brits are have been victims of “ghost broking” leaving them illegally driving around without cover. And a fresh alert

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                Top excuses used by Brits to escape car hire damage charges – including wild animals and car park trolleys

                THE top excuses drivers use to get out of paying damage charges on their hire car have been revealed. From colliding with wild animals to blaming a shopping trolley, motorists will try almost anything to dodge extra fees from their hire company. New resea

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                  New-car shoppers: Brace yourselves for higher costs

                  A confluence of factors make the cost to own a new car about $6,500 higher than it was in 2013.

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                    Check out this 1960s Jaguar that’s been turned into a Mad Max-style pickup truck – and could be yours for just £2,000

                    A UNIQUE Jaguar that was converted into a pick-up truck more than 30 years ago is up for sale – and could go for as little as £2,000. The 1961 wagon began its life as a standard Mark 2 Jaguar saloon but was transformed in the 1970s to look like som

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                      The most unreliable cars in the UK REVEALED – and the car that makes owners happiest

                      THE motors most likely to let you down have been revealed – and it’s not good news for BMW. Three of the bottom five breakdown candidates were from the German manufacturer, according to a new owner study. Thousands of drivers with cars less th

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                        Is your car making you ill? Mouldy air con systems risking health problems as UK heats up

                        YOUR car’s air con could be making you sick as the British weather starts to heat up. Drivers could be exposed to a number of bacteria if their air conditioning systems aren’t cleaned properly, which can cause nasty allergic reactions. Warmer

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                          Tesla temporarily stops Model 3 production line – a week after Elon Musk blamed delays on too many ROBOTS

                          TESLA has stopped production on its Model 3 – again. Building of the £30,000 electric saloon as been plagued by problems with Tesla repeatedly missing targets. And the latest shut down comes just days after Elon Musk said the factory had too many r

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                            Bentley Bentayga V8 review – a sonorous exercise in excess 

                            Ever since the word “sports” was first parked awkwardly next to the phrase “utility vehicle”, car designers have been doing their best to make these large, heavy, unwieldy, compromised machines seem, well, sporty.

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                              Ford patents wacky self-driving car – with a MEETING ROOM for eight people and a panoramic domed roof

                              FORD has filed a patent for a crazy new car fitted with an eight-seater meeting room. The car giant has revealed sketches of the wacky self-driving motor that features a huge circular cabin. The “vehicle with round passenger compartment” ditch

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                                Automatic gearbox sales increase 70 per cent since 2007

                                The number of cars being sold with automatic gearboxes is rising in the UK as British drivers fall out of love with the trusty manual.

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                                  Old-time machine: Can this 1904 Vauxhall handle Britain in the 21st Century?

                                  There are just a handful of folk alive who would have been babes in arms when this car was made, 114 years ago, at the Vauxhall Iron Works on Wandsworth Road in south London, by a company founded by Alexander Wilson, a talented Scottish marine engineer.

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                                    Volvo XC90 could be the safest car EVER as it’s revealed there have been no UK deaths since 2004

                                    THE Volvo XC90 has been hailed as one of Britain’s safest ever cars. The big SUV has never recorded any fatalities on UK roads since records began, according to latest figures. Analysis by Thatcham Research of police accident stats and insurance cla

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                                      Brits could have to get a NEW licence and take another driving test to own driverless cars

                                      DRIVERS could be made to take another driving test to own driverless cars, a report claims. Brits might require a new driving licence to prove they can handle autonomous tech which is due to hit UK roads in by 2021. The warning has been sparked over safet

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                                        What is the average fine for drink driving, what’s the maximum and how are they calculated in the UK?

                                        DRINK-DRIVING remains a menace on Britain’s roads with thousands continuing to get boozy behind the wheel. The danger of a fatal accident should be deterrent enough but the courts can also hand down a driving ban, fine and even a jail term – h

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                                          Ford Fiesta ST-Line quick test

                                          The Ford Fiesta has been Britain’s best-selling car for near-on a decade now.

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                                            Be James Bond for a day with 007 Elements mountain retreat – and uncover the iconic cars from Spectre

                                            JAMES Bond fans now have the chance to take a behind-the-scenes look into the life of the world’s favourite secret agent. 007 geeks can hang out at the mountain-top location used in Spectre and get a glimpse at the iconic Jaguar Land Rover cars from

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                                              Technology is fueling the growing demand for the once-obscure element cobalt

                                              The growing demand for rechargeable batteries could lead to shortages in key materials.

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                                                What is the drink drive limit and how alcohol units can you legally drink before driving?

                                                DRINK driving is to blame for far too many deaths and serious injuries on British roads every year. Here’s all the information you need about UK laws and when the first ever roadside breath test in the UK was carried out… What is the drink-dri

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