Me and My Motor: Lesley Garrett, opera singer


As well as being a successful soprano, Lesley Garrett is also perhaps the only singer ever to have travelled by motorised bathtub.

Fiat Panda scores zero stars in crash test


The Fiat Panda Panda has been awarded one of the worst scores in Euro NCAP crash test history, with a zero-star safety rating.

Me and My Motor: Antony Beevor


It is easy to picture Sir Antony Beevor, the army officer turned historian and multimillion-selling author, at the controls of a Chieftain tank.
Top 10 petrol cars to buy instead of diesel

Top 10 petrol cars to buy instead of a diesel


If now is the time to switch to petrol cars, here are 10 that will give you just as much for your money as a diesel without harmful NOx emissions
Me and My Motor: Ricky Wilson, The Kaiser Chiefs’ singer on his love of riotous revs

Me and My Motor: Ricky Wilson


Ricky Wilson, lead singer with Kaiser Chiefs, is no fan of name-dropping, but can’t resist mentioning he’s “sort of” become mates with the...
Me and My Motor: actor Laurence Fox on hopping from one car to another

Me and My Motor: actor Laurence Fox on his passion...


Laurence Fox changes cars like other people change trousers. The problem, the actor says, is he just can’t resist a good-looking Jaguar...
Me and My Motor: actress Sheridan Smith chauffeurs Enid Blyton in a BMW X5

Me and My Motor: actress Sheridan Smith chauffeurs...


Sheridan Smith moved “reluctantly” to London, aged 16, to take up a role in the National Youth Music Theatre’s acclaimed production of Bugsy...
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Buying Guide: Fantastic four-wheel-drive used cars...


The days of the Chelsea tractor are long gone. Four-wheel drive is now fitted to cars of all shapes and sizes
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Five funky city cars for £5,000


Call them what you like – small cars, city cars, runarounds, first cars – but one thing's for certain: they should be affordable to buy and run
2014 Fiat Panda Cross review

First drive review: Fiat Panda Cross 1.3 (2014)


Fiat's Panda city car has long suffered the indignity of being labelled cute and cuddly, but the member of its family with the best off-road capability...
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Buying guide: The best used city cars for under £5,000


The best value small cars for real-world motorists on a budget.
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Fiat Panda review Mk 3 (2011-on)


The Panda is the Fiat 500’s sensible sister; a small, five-door hatchback that looks a little like a stylish domestic appliance.
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Fiat Panda 4x4 Mk 3 review (2012-on)


The Fiat Panda 4x4 is not so much an off-roader in the Land Rover mould but a runaround which won’t flinch from muddy fields or loose ground