Choosing between an automatic and a manual car.

Choosing between a manual and automatic car can be a very difficult task. The price of the car is probably the most important criterion for most of us when purchasing a new one. Usually automatic cars are more expensive than manual transmission ones. Most drivers say that an automatic car is extremely comfortable and easy to drive. The driver can enjoy the drive without having to worry that he would have to push the clutch when changing gears or hold it at a red lights stop. There are some technical issues you also have to consider. A manual transmission car accelerates easier than an automatic and the gears can be... Read More »

Getting the most out of your 4WD

Many 4 by 4-wheel drive owners do not put the cars 4WD to use, they simply keep the vehicle in 2-wheel high power mode as a standard road car. There is no problem with driving your car in 2WD if this is what you choose, 4-wheel drive cars were built and designed with the ability to drive on difficult surfaces such as sand, ice or even rocky ground so it’s always great to put them to the test. Setting your vehicle up for 4WD mode can be different depending on your 4X4 model, some cars require the front wheels to be unlocked before shifting settings. 4WD vehicles usually have to... Read More »

Driving in Australia – What you need to know

When you’re spending time in Australia and you decide to hire or buy a vehicle, there are a few things you should know. Firstly they drive on the left over there like we do in the UK so it doesn’t take long to get used to the roads. Secondly, you’ll need at least 2 spare tyres if you’re hitting the outback. Tyres can wear extremely quickly and you need to be familiar with changing your wheels, so practice first because it’s bound to happen at some stage. You’ll also need to make sue you have a medical kit handy with plenty of suncream in there, because you could be stuck... Read More »

Hybrid Powered Cars – Both Petrol and Electric Engines

Electric cars recently came into the UK market with the aim to solve everything to do with the limited supply of natural resources and oil. However, unfortunately the technology used along with the process of running an electric car, would generally not be able to fit in with the daily lifestyle and peoples job’s that we see today. For example, if you bought an electric car today, one of the latest miles, on a full charge you would only be able to get around 200-300 miles out of it, until, having to charge it up for 48 hours to replenish the spent energy.   This wait for many was really... Read More »

Volkswagen Polo 2.0D – Car Review

We have recently test drove the Volkswagen Polo 2.0D diesel version. The car was originally made in 2008 with about 28,000 miles on the clock when we reviewed it. There were no problems or faults that were present on the car and all seemed to be in good working order.   The drive in particular was very good. Being a small car, generally car users would expect to have a choppy and bumpy ride, but fortunately in this car, everything was fine.   When it came to power, the 2 litre diesel engine certainly showed some might and could take the car up to 60 miles per hour pretty effectively... Read More »