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Why a new 2013 BMW M5 costs less than a used one

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Ben Barry, 21 February 2013 09:00

A new BMW M5 retails for £73,000, so it’s understandable if a would-be owner considers the secondhand options; BMW’s approved used scheme throws up plenty of year-old models for £55,000 or so, including my old longtermer . How is it, then, that the new car can be substantially cheaper than a pre-owned equivalent? Because of the vagaries of personal car ...

Stay in our BMW M5 group test hotel - and save 20%

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Greg Fountain, 24 February 2012 09:41

Seiont Manor is ideally located in the beautiful heart of Snowdonia, with uninterrupted views of some of the most stunning scenery in North Wales, and some of the UK’s greatest driving roads right on the doorstep. And now CAR magazine readers can save 20% on a luxury break there with our special offer. You and a partner will pay from ...

Updated! Do we really need winter tyres in the UK?

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Tim Pollard, 06 February 2012 08:55

Should you fit winter tyres? After several hard winters [global readers note; harsh in the moderate British sense], we thought it prudent to try out some of the winter tyre programmes offered by car manufacturers here in the UK. So CAR fitted winter tyres to a selection of our long-term test vehicles: the BMW M5, Audi A1 and Infiniti M35h to ...

Saab: 8 reasons why it’s not all GM’s fault

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Greg Fountain, 17 January 2012 14:03

I blame GM for killing Saab. I’ve said that several times during the recent crisis, citing a litany of mismanagement, lack of sympathy for the brand, poorly conceived product and, in the final reel, the veto of Saab’s desperate final rescue plan. But in the course of this awful story I’ve talked to a lot of knowledgeable people with varying ...

Eight reasons why we like the Audi A7

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Ben Pulman, 03 January 2011 08:03

Just spent a few days driving Audi's new A7 in the UK, and have come away very impressed. Here's a few quick reasons why: Good point number 1: The driving position is very good: no longer do you feel the need to pull the steering wheel all the way out just to get comfortable (so often an Audi bugbear of ...

Gavin Green's Paris motor show 2010 report

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Gavin Green, 05 October 2010 07:31

The Germans ‘invented’ the petrol car, the Americans popularized it and the Japanese transformed it from quirky transport tool into consumer appliance. But when it comes to big-step advances, the French are without equal. From the ‘Systeme Panhard’ architecture – for many years, the motor car’s mechanical template – to Michelin’s radial tyre; from Citroen’s revolutions to Renault’s revelations (not ...

Jaguar & Me. What Jag means to Steven Gerrard

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Phil McNamara, 20 May 2010 11:31

The England midfielder might not like it, but he has something in common with John Prescott: two Jags. ‘We have an XKR convertible, but I like my new XFR even more. It has everything I like in a car: it’s quick, looks classy, and does the comfort side as well. And it’s a great family car: I’ve got two young ...

Jaguar & Me: Natasha Danvers talks about her Jag

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Phil McNamara, 20 May 2010 11:13

CAR caught up with 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Tasha Danvers at the launch of the Jaguar Academy of Sport. The Olympian drives a Jag XF Diesel S; previously she drove an Alfa Romeo. ‘Jaguars used to be a bit ‘old businessman’. But I park my XF S at the track and the younger generation love it.’ Danvers is establishing a foundation ...

Gavin Green's review of the 2010 Geneva motor show

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Gavin Green, 02 March 2010 22:58

Recession. What recession? As the Rolls Phantoms, Ferraris and Lamborghinis glided slowly and serenely around Geneva’s hopelessly traffic clogged streets, and ritzy hotels overlooking the lake were happily charging £1000-plus for rooms (all sold out, naturally), the world’s embattled, anxious and tormented motor industry managed to launch no fewer than 85 new cars (and counting) at its premier annual motor ...

Why I ended up buying two E12 BMW M535i's

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Chris Chilton, 28 January 2010 10:20

There’s something about impending fatherhood that makes me rush out and buy cars that I have absolutely no need for. Maybe it’s a midlife crisis thing, I’m not sure, but I can tell you that children are certainly expensive, though not for the reasons everyone thinks.Three years ago I bought a 1989 911 Carrera two weeks before my son was ...

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