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Company Car vs Cash-Based Motor Allowance: Which One Wins?

Company Car vs Cash-Based Motor Allowance: Which One Wins?

23rd June 2017

There’s no two ways about it, a company car is a nice thing to have, but is it your best option? Not so long ago, there wasn’t a great deal of scope; you were either given a company car or you wasn’t. Nowadays, however, you may well have a choice: company car or a cash-based allowance. The question is, which is best? As with any decision such...

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Which one is the winner? Car Leasing or PCP or HP?

Which one is the winner? Car Leasing or PCP or HP?

26th April 2017

Some true facts and figures to differentiate just 3 of the main payment options for driving away in a new car. We have taken an article from the BBC website that was published yesterday and added in our own figures for a 3rd option – for the same car but with an additional option for car leasing. BBC original image.. It’s great that the...

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The Toyota Yaris: hybrid car spotlight

The Toyota Yaris: hybrid car spotlight

16th March 2017

Seems we missed a car from our recent Cars and Gods infographic – the Toyota Yaris’. It turns out the name comes from ‘Charis’, a Greek goddess of charm and beauty. And here it is: charming and beautiful. What is the Yaris hybrid like? This car evolved from Toyota’s ‘Funtime’ concept range from 1997. In our opinion those roots alo...

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Three of our favourite hybrid car adverts

Three of our favourite hybrid car adverts

7th April 2017

Hybrids carry their share of unfair baggage. Associations of slow suburban journeys, tame grocery runs, and MPG ratings that aren’t actually that different from their petrol cousins. Once you look past this shallow veneer though, you enter a raucous world of bear attacks, public humiliations and supernatural phenomena. Observe: Nissan Leaf This a...

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Celebrities who drive hybrid and electric cars

Celebrities who drive hybrid and electric cars

15th February 2017

Celebrity endorsement is a popular technique for car-makers wanting to convince people to buy their latest model. Victoria Beckham and Land Rover go together like bread and butter, for example. But sometimes the staged, glossy adverts showing polished celebs behind the wheels of spotless cars feels a bit false. These images promise something that u...

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Reasons to lease a hybrid: ever-improving technology

Reasons to lease a hybrid: ever-improving technology

1st February 2017

Lithium-ion batteries are used to power hybrid and electric cars. There was a interesting Catch 22 situation in the evolution of the technology, though: battery makers wouldn’t make more batteries until there was proven demand, but electric car makers couldn’t prove demand until there were enough batteries for them to make more cars. Luckily, E...

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Our Top 4 2017 Cars

Our Top 4 2017 Cars

4th January 2017

New Year, New Car? The end of a year means there has been plenty of exciting announcements and the current raft of announcements has been a good one. We’ve narrowed it down to the ones that really caught our attention. The 2017 Honda Civic (Especially the Type R) The current Honda Civic is a divisive type of car, the styling is pretty distinct &#...

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A Mini lease deal that is truly Red, White and Blue

A Mini lease deal that is truly Red, White and Blue

6th December 2016

While Theresa May dangles a ‘Red, White and Blue Brexit’ over our collective heads, let’s take a moment to remember a red, white and blue thing that is more inspiring, more exciting, and more bad-ass. There’s a reason why iconic British films – from The Italian Job through to Austin Powers – chose to feature the...

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Cars and mythology: what’s in a name?

Cars and mythology: what’s in a name?

25th November 2016

Have you ever wondered where your car got its name? Why is a Ford Fiesta named after a Spanish festival? Or why is everyone’s favourite Volkswagen named after a game where you move a small white ball around some grass with a metal club? Sometimes names are chosen because they evoke a particular image or feeling, and other times because the ca...

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