Michelle Maltais USA TODAY Published 4:36 PM EDT Apr 26, 2019 Sure, we know that Tesla brought sexy back – its lineup is literally S, 3, X, Y. What is actually "sexy" to me is this car being in reach for more than just the super wealthy with more tens of thousands to spare than I could dream of. I've been more the target for cars like the Honda CR-V and Toyota Corolla. Still, I've long admired Teslas' sleek look, innovation and the complete detachment from L.A.'s $4 gas. But that was definitely from a very disengaged distance, not really daring to aspire to drive let alone own one myself. That changed in December. At the end of 2018, my husband and I got our his-and-hers Model 3s for Christmas, fulfilling his dream to prove me wrong. (When he pitched the idea when the Model 3 was first announced, I told him he was kidding. It wasn't a question.) Initially an experience reserved for the luxury buyer, owning a Tesla is now comparable to a … [Read more...] about Tesla: Could family’s new Model 3s pay for themselves as robotaxis?
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Anyone caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel faces a £200 fine and six points on their licence Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO jes2ufoto An Ipswich man has been reminded of the importance of notifying the authorities of a change in circumstances after claiming he was ‘unaware’ of being banned from driving. Vasile Didila was found guilty of using a mobile phone at the wheel on three occasions in his absence after failing to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) of his new address.On March 17, he was caught driving while disqualified and told to appear before magistrates in Ipswich, where he received another six-month ban and a fine. The 43-year-old, now of Gymnasium Street, Ipswich, was seen driving a silver Volkswagen Golf along London Road at about 12.45pm.After being pulled over for a faulty brake light, Didila showed up on the police national computer as having been disqualified from driving for six months by the same court on March … [Read more...] about Ipswich man drove after being banned for using mobile at wheel on three occasions
Video PUBLISHED: 18:10 03 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:25 03 March 2019 Lewis Hamilton's 2019 Mercedes F1 W10 EQ Power+ car. Picture: Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. © Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. As the Formula One circus heads to Australia for the first 2019 grand prix, we take an in-depth look at the technical specifications of the new Mercedes F1 W10 EQ Power+ car that world champion Lewis Hamilton will drive this season. The five-time F1 world champion from Stevenage will kick-off his title defence in Melbourne on Sunday, March 17.Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport took the wraps off their 10th modern-day F1 car at Silverstone in February, which was followed by two four-day tests in Spain at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.Mercedes team supremo Toto Wolff said: “We’re taking nothing for granted, every team is a potential threat.”The Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ completed its first laps at the Silverstone International Circuit.Both Hertfordshire-born … [Read more...] about Technical specifications of Lewis Hamilton’s new 2019 Mercedes F1 car
4 They say you're never more than 50 metres from a rat. And with more than 46 million sold since 1966, you're probably never too far from a Toyota Corolla either. After a brief decade-long hiatus, the model returns to the UK. This all-new, 12th-generation version is based the same platform as the Prius, CN-G and RAV4, and as well as the standard hatchback, Toyota is also launching an estate and a saloon, each with a 60mm longer wheelbase. Wow, a non-premium family saloon! Vauxhall stopped selling its Astra-based Belmont in 1991, Ford’s Escort-based Orion was axed in 1993 and even VW ditched its Golf-with-a-boot Jetta in 2017. So is a Corolla four-door saloon going to work here? I’m not taking bets. All the cars have a MacPherson-strut front suspension and an independent multi-link rear end, with electronically-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. There are three engine derivatives including two hybrids. A conventional 112bhp/136lb ft, 1.2-litre, four-cylinder … [Read more...] about Toyota Corolla review: the world’s most popular car is back
I have a 08 BMW 318i with low mileage. We do around 12,000km a year. Two small children later and we need more room. I have a €20k budget plus trade in. I'm looking for a good all rounder (both city and motorway driving) with a petrol engine and large boot. Would appreciate your views and advice. Gillian: The first one popping into my head is the Nissan Qashqai, mainly because it is popular as a petrol so you will find one. A 1.2 one-year-old might just about squeeze into budget for the nice spec SV but for a few extra goodies, you might be better off going for a 171/172 SVE or SV Premium model. I am conscious you are coming out of a BMW 3-series and I have been there. Actually it was when I was expecting my first child and I wanted something with a bigger boot also. I did eventually get into a Nissan but it wasn't my first choice after owning a Beemer. The issue is finding a petrol model to suit. The likes of Audi, BMW, Mercedes and other German brands are still predominantly … [Read more...] about All-rounder; buying used; petrol only; €8,000 for small car; is PCP worth it?