Here in the UK we like to stay true to Vauxhall, as a patriotic lot many of us do think about Vauxhall for a vehicle because they are still being built here in the UK…. however Vauxhall remain competitive in the car industry making sure they have strong contenders within in each category of vehicle whether it be family car, crossover or executive… so no surprise that the new Viva will give other cars in its class a run of their money. The new Viva is smaller that its 1960 namesake, and falls into the city car class. This is already a very competitive market so lets take a look at why Vauxhall think they are on to a winner…..
The Viva City car
The new Viva is not going to really turn any heads, and when placed with its rivals other models do look better in
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With summer on its way, and a new batch of cars fresh off the production line, many of us might just be thinking about an upgrade, perhaps even go topless. Despite the changeable and often wet weather we get in the UK, we actually buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe. In fact, our mild summers provide the perfect conditions for driving with the roof down. You still get the fresh air and the sunshine, but don’t have to worry so much about heat stroke or sunburn.
Fortunately, driving a convertible no longer means droughts, leaks and a flapping canvas. Today’s convertibles offer drivers comfort and refinement that you would expect with any solid-roofed vehicle.
This year brings with it an array of great convertibles to tempt you. But,
Produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) from 1959 to 2000, the Mini is a small economy car with huge iconic appeal – not just on the road but on the big screen as well. The Original Mini is certainly considered something of an icon. It had a space saving traverse engine front-wheel drive layout which made it very popular because it allowed for 80% of its floorplan to be used for passengers and luggage, something which influenced many other car manufacturers.
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In 1999 the Mini was voted the second-most influential car of the twentieth centur [...]
Mitsubishi’s practical L200 pickup is now into its fifth generation. But it’s still easily recognisable as an L200, despite having had around 330 updates. It combines rugged burly looks, decent off-road ability with serious carrying and towing capabilities.
The interior is basic, no shiny expensive surfaces here, but it is durable nonetheless. All the important controls are within easy reach of the driver.
To adjust the seats, you will need to use a lever as electric adjustment isn’t available. You might find the seat comfort a little disappointing, especially the leather seats in the more expensive models. All of models except those at entry-level have height ad [...]
Boldly marketed as the 'first premium pickup' combining 'the best of two worlds', the Mercedes Concept X Class 2017 has been receiving a good deal of attention. You may be more inclined to associate Mercedes with unrivalled luxury, top quality finishes and comfortable saloons. But the brand has decided it wants to widen its appeal by launching a burly pick-up truck
If you are looking at pickups, and are considering the likes of the Ford Ranger or the Mitsubishi L200; then looking at this concept Alaskan from Renault should probably be part of your search. Renault have revealed they are making a move into the pickup market with a bang, expected to be available in September 2017 in the UK. This latest pickup to hit the market could be an ideal business lease vehicle and the great news is, if you have a bad credit score or are a new business with no credit history you can still lease on from us. Take a look at Business Leasing with bad credit for more information.
If you are considering a van this year, and you are courting the Vauxhall Vivaro, Fiat Talento, or the Renault Trafic, then you may want to consider one rival in the form of a Nissan NV300. Built in the same factory as all three of the above in France, it may offer the best choice for the savvy driver looking for a business van lease.
What’s on offer with the Nissan NV300?
Nissan claim that they have decided to go with the new design of the NV300, to match the looks of their retail range of SUVs. The car-like design is continued also on the inside, and is very similar to the Trafic. The NV300 is available to buy in the same car tri [...]
If you’re looking at a Van this year, and your options take into account the likes of a Ford Transit, or a Mercedes Sprinter, you might want to have a serious look at the Volkswagen Crafter. This is a sizeable upgrade from the Transporter, so if you require something bigger, and have a thing for VW, it’s definitely worth putting on your list.
Like many drivers, I look back on the many cars I have owned since passing my driving test, and realise that sadly a few of them are classic cars becoming extinct. The once very cheaply brought cars then, are racking up in price now. We are of course wise after an event, but if you had put your first car away, how much would it be worth now?