7 tips for improving fuel economy amid record high petrol prices


With fuel prices hitting record highs thanks to geopolitical strife, many motorists will be looking for ways to improve fuel economy.
Why do cars not achieve the claimed MPG figure?

Why do cars not achieve the claimed MPG figure?


A Peugeot I test-drove recently claimed 90mpg; I managed 47mpg. Why the discrepancy?
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Letters of the week, November 29


This week: roundabouts, Northolt and Vauxhall Zafiras
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Letters of the week: November 15


This week: driving tests, diesel, the DVLA and fog
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Will a roof box increase my car's fuel consumption?


I need to buy a roof box for my 2003 Audi RS 6 to accommodate my family’s expanding paraphernalia. I regularly travel in France and Germany and...
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Car clinic: Which car makers are most realistic about...


Q. I’m looking for a new car, but I’m worried by media reports of the inaccuracy of official figures. Whom can I trust?
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Car clinic: Is my Vauxhall Corsa's thirst problem down...


My wife’s 18-month-old Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 automatic has done only 4,250 miles but never manages more than about 30mpg. Is there anything we can...