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Tech Rant: Terrible Web Designs & Where To Find Them

Web Design can be a complex task for some. It has come a long way since its introduction back in 1991. Yet, some users haven’t quite grasped the concept of good design. Back in the 90s, it was common for websites to be made for personal use as a form of expression. Simple design languages…

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The Diesel Decline – 10 Of My Favourite Diesel Cars

With the DVLA’s recent statistics being published, it’s apparent that diesel cars are steadily declining. With a majority of cars being sold in 2018 being petrol, and electric vehicles becoming a rising star – it’s time to start waving goodbye to our dear old friend: The Diesel Engine. As an owner of a diesel car,…

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A Mini Cooper D front-side view with the front wheels fully locked right.

Mini Cooper D 1.5 Review – A Quick & Nimble Car

The Mini Cooper is something of a British hero in the automotive world. The original Morris Mini-Minor was made popular with its radical design of the late 50’s. It helped popularise the transverse engine layout as well as the small city car. Since BMW’s take over back in 2000, the car-maker has re-revolutionised the small…

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A large majority of SUVs sold at an average car dealership.

There’s a Growing Number of SUVs & Crossovers, But Why?

It’s not an easy task buying a car. You have to take a lot into account; is it spacious enough? Does it drive well? Is it comfortable? These are just a few of the countless other examples of what we look for. There’s been a recent craze of late where decision making seems to be…

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Living With a Vauxhall Insignia: Love at First Sight

Bulky, long and loud are a few ways of describing the Insignia… In actuality, of course, I’m inclined to agree. There was this peculiar “love at first sight” feeling that went on when I came across the Insignia. I’ve always been fond of the family hatchback/saloon, it’s always appealed to me for some reason, maybe…

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