Over the last half-century, it’s safe to say there have been a number of turgid vehicles which for better or worse, should have been aborted at the drawing board. To say western car manufacturers have a lot to answer for would be an understatement, especially when it comes to rolling death traps such as the infamous Ford Pinto, or every pre-VW takeover Skoda.
For a little Friday fun, the team at CVS Ltd have put our heads together (and scoured Google) to drag up memories of the ugliest, most counterproductive vehicles to hit the roads.
See, Back to the Future may have turned the flawed idealism behind this car into a sacred cow of cinema, but the reality is it’s simply a bad car. Leaky, unreliable, dodgy electronics and an obtuse door design – alas, none of this stopped the DMC-12 becoming an icon.
The Fiat 500 Fun, funky, and good looking, but that’s enough about the CVS team! Let’s take a look at the Fiat 500.Everyone’s friend, the Fiat 500, with its huge personality, is sure to put a smile on any driver's face, whether you are behind the wheel or just overtaking.The first Fiat 500 was manufactured in 1957 and known as 'the tiny little mouse’ and at a cost of £400 new it was cheap, practical and captured the hearts of many. 59 years later and the love affair with the Fiat 500 continues.The Fiat 500 is smaller than the mini and it is fair to say that this really was the first micro car.The Fiat 500 the racing versionAbarth & Co. created a racing version putting in an engine that looked as if it may f [...]
We can control our household appliances, central heating and lights in our home through our smart phones, so no surprise that technology is now being used in cars to help monitor our driving.
Millions of cars globally now have a ‘Black Box’ as more drivers choose telematic insurance policies.
The ‘Black Box’ will potentially save insurance companies billions in losses each year, monitoring speed, acceleration, braking and helping insurance companies to weed out fraudulent claims. USA and UK being the counties which are favouring the ‘Black Box’ more than any another countries, but as the dodgy car insurance claims spread into each country there will be without doubt more countries adopting telematic insurance policies.
The black box’s record and then supply data which can be analysed giving insurance companies a full understanding of a crash, even if only one car has a black box installed.
Today I was driving along a country lane and met a Range Rover, this luxurious beast of the road, contained a family along with a rather large dog. It effortlessly moved onto the verge to allow me to pass, and as I drove by I had a feeling of jealousy………..I would like to be able to drive up verges and I want a dog!
Lets take a look at the Range Rover and how it has changed over the generations:
Global sales of BMW Group’s core brand rose faster in June than at Audi and Mercedes-Benz as demand from China and the United States helped the premium carmaker to extend a lead over the two rivals in the first six months of the year.
Sales at the brand were up 9 percent last month to 153,075, the group said today, compared with growth of 5 percent to 140,300 and 8 percent to 131,609 at Audi and Mercedes respectively.
Six-month sales at BMW brand rose 8 percent to 804,000 cars, expanding the lead over runner-up Audi to 24,000 from 11,000 after five months. Half-year sales at Audi and Mercedes rose 6 percent each to 780,500 and 694,000 respectively.
“BMW has stronger momentum than Audi and Mercedes, that won’t change in the second half,” said Hanover-based NordLB analyst Frank Schwope.