General Car Advice

Beat Depreciation

Beat Depreciation

Running a sports car is expensive. Insurance, servicing, tax, fuel and parts can all cost significantly more than a regular car. However, depreciation is one of the largest costs of owning a sports car for several years. You can minimise the depreciation by buying an iconic sports car that’s out of production. read more

 

 

Fast Fords

Fast Fords

We have always had a passion for fast fords. They are dramatic, exciting and available to all enthusiasts of all budgets. From an early Escort RS1600 all the way up to a GT40, there is something for everyone. Most were derived from motorsport, Ford has a great racing heritage. Successful campaigns in Rallying, Touring Cars and even Le Man GT racing has led to some of the greatest sports cars of all time. read more

 

Why 90′s sports cars are icons

Why 90′s sports cars are icons

Sports cars and hot hatches from the 90′s typically weigh under 1000kg (Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI weighs approximately 875kg), compared to a kerb weight of over 1500kg for modern equivalents. The weight increase of 50% has meant that modern cars need much more power to perform. The inertia effects of all the extra weight in corners has a huge impact on handling. read more

 

Progression of the Hot Hatch into the Hyper Hatch

Progression of the Hot Hatch into the Hyper Hatch

The Hot Hatch has transformed from a fun B-road hero into a supercar baiter in the last 30 years. The mk1 Golf GTI marked the birth of the Hot Hatch . The 1.6 litre normally aspirated lightweight (~800kg) 3 door hatchback with uprated suspension was a car that could be driven quickly down a UK B-road at Porsche 911 pace. The car was a revelation and instant hit. read more

 

The Perfect Pair

The Perfect Pair

With ever increasing petrol prices most people can no longer be complacent about using a large engine or high output car on a daily basis. There are ways to bypass the extra costs by thinking laterally. I would suggest buying a low cost, economical everyday car and using the savings to run a performance car at the weekend. read more 

 

 

New cars with £0 road tax

New cars with £0 road tax

Since the new road tax legislation was brought in the lowest band cars cost £0 to tax each year. Band A cars emit up to 100 CO2 g/km. An added bonus is they are also exempt from London Congestion Zone charges which are currently £10 per day for most cars. Some insurers are also now offering “green discounts” to make running these cars even cheaper. read more

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