April 12, 2014

Car Makers Champions League 2012

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Decembers’ new car registration figures are in so who won the league? Who made it into Europe? Who got relegated? We can now take a look at the final table for 2012 and check the standings of the various top 20 manufacturers we have followed throughout the year in the Car Makers Premier League. The SMMT welcomes a better than expected year … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League November 2012

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League October 2012

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League September 2012

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League August 2012

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League July 2012

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League June 2012

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Comparethemarket.com revamps their website

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Insurance comparison site comparethemarket.com have today launched a complete revamp of their website and MTI decided we’d take a look and report back on the user experience their makeover provides. Comparethemarket.com wanted to overhaul their old site and bring it bang up to date and first impressions are good with a nice looking blue … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – May 2012

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – February 2012

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – January 2012

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A new year and a brand new competition. It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – October 2011

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – September 2011

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – August 2011

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

More EV puff, this time from BMW

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BMW have revealed that they have successfully completed the year-long trial of their electric car the Mini E. The initiative, launched with government backing, saw nearly 138 drivers try out 40 Mini E cars over a 12-month period. BMW leased the cars to businesses as well as private individuals. According to the BMW, 96% of motorists who drove … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – July 2011

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Behind the wheel of the new Ford Focus week 6

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Well we’ve been driving the new Focus now for 6 weeks and I thought I’d mention a couple of the things that I have found to be somewhat disappointing. Now the standard list price of our 1.6 EcoBoost Titanium model is £19,745 plus we have the “Candy Yellow” tri-coat paint job at £745 the “Driver Assistance Pack” at £750, the “Convenience Pack” … [Read more...]

Behind the wheel of the new Ford Focus week 5

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Well the time has come. I have been putting it off and largely procrastinating about it but the time has come to test out the Ford Focus “Active Park Assist” which is part of the £525 “Convenience Pack” optional extra (which also includes electrically assisted folding wing mirrors) on our Focus 1.6 EcoBoost Titanium. This pack is only available on … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – June 2011

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Behind the wheel of the new Ford Focus week 4

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I managed to take the Focus out on an extended run down to London this week so I really got to see just how good the 1.6 litre 150PS EcoBoost engine is. Now I should point out that MTI is being courted at the moment by a new suitor, people or persons who must remain unnamed (for now) who would like to acquire our site. I should also point out that … [Read more...]

Skoda Yeti – So far from abominable it’s not true

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Next up in our line-up of cars from the important crossover segment is the Skoda Yeti. Skoda Yeti review   What is it? Let’s get one thing out of the way straight away shall we? The name. Despite the negative connotations surrounding the name “Yeti” such as it being the “abominable snowman of the Himalayas” and being well, abominable, … [Read more...]

Behind the wheel of the new Ford Focus week 3

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If you remember last week’s instalment I left you with a little bit of a cliff hanger (well that probably makes it sound a little more exciting than it actually was but you get the idea). The Focus had been banging on about the tyre pressures all week and yes I had checked them and they seemed OK so I figured it must be some sort of computer fault. … [Read more...]

Behind the wheel of the new Ford Focus week 2

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OK week two with the new Focus and the discovery of the usb port hiding discretely in the glove box has been an unbridled delight. 8GB’s of tunes and audio books to get through before we have to hand the car back at the end of next month. Realistically I am not going to get through them all, even if I started driving now and didn’t stop for six … [Read more...]

Behind the wheel of the new Ford Focus week 1

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The ford focus, being the UK’s best selling car of the last few years, has given a welcome profit to many a car dealer. It is a bit of a “go to” car for the independent dealer because there are invariably so many about. They have always been good value for money and a ‘bread and butter’ selling opportunity. The Focus has also been a very … [Read more...]

Ford Kuga – What’s in a name?

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Next up in our line-up of cars from the important crossover segment is the Ford Kuga Ford kuga review   What is it? The Ford Kuga is based on Ford’s C1 platform which also underpins the Focus and C-Max. Built at Ford's Saarlouis plant in Germany, the Kuga first went on sale in 2008 and is offered to the market with only Zetec or … [Read more...]