Features - by Ben Pulman

  • Why we're the problem and not hybrids

    28 March 2008 by Ben Pulman

    It’s not hybrids that are the problem per se, says Ben Pulman, but the humans who regulate their use. I hate a lot of things (models, people who turn their noses up a Skodas, the usual) but I don’t...

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  • A thong has ruined the Bologna Motor Show

    17 December 2007 by Ben Pulman

    The Bologna Motor Show isn’t the best show in the world. Even within Europe it has little of the prestige of Geneva, the flare of Paris, or the sheer size of Frankfurt. But we go because it’s a...

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  • Help! I desperately need a BMW 3-series

    30 October 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Ben Pulman lusts after an M3 - but can't afford one. Here's his cunning plan... There are two types of motoring journalists; those who own their own cars, and those who don’t. I currently fall into...

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  • Why cosmetic surgery sucks for most cars

    11 October 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Ben Pulman wonders if tuned cars break mass-produced monotony or just ruin your car Before the new Mercedes C-class was launched, more than 15 million miles were covered by prototypes in one of Merc's...

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  • A CO2 obsession. Or just corporate posturing?

    03 August 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Ben Pulman wonders how sincere some car makers' eco efforts are... I recently sat down to watch Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. While I fell asleep by the end of it – due to tiredness, not boredom I...

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  • Will the XF seal Jaguar's fate?

    26 July 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Ben Pulman stumbles across the new Jag XF on his first day in a new job A first day on the job is usually a letdown; all mind-numbing admin and IT problems. Not at CAR. My first (and second) day found...

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