Conversations about: Transport & Travel

Are you baffled by in-car tech?

by , Cars & Tech Researcher Transport & Travel 24 April 2014
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New cars are packed with ever more technology, including rapidly expanding touchscreens controlling everything from cabin heating to sat nav. But do these systems really make driving easier? (more about in-car tech...)

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Would you use cashback sites for a cheaper holiday?

by , Senior Travel Researcher Transport & Travel 23 April 2014
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Pound sign clouds

Our research found you can earn up to £318 in cashback just by booking a holiday. I’ve never really bothered with cashback websites before but I’m definitely tempted to book my holidays through them now. Are you? (more about holiday cashback...)

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Don’t stand for unfair parking tickets

by , Chief Executive Transport & Travel 21 April 2014
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Parking fine on car window

Our chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith looks at unfair parking enforcement, from a lack of clear signage to faulty meters. Have you been hit by an unfair parking fine? (more about parking tickets...)

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Why it pays to shop around when getting your car serviced

by , Car Researcher Transport & Travel 17 April 2014
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Car mechanic

Our research uncovered massive variations in the price of a car service depending on where you live in the UK. And we found you can save hundreds of pounds simply by shopping around local garages. (more…)

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Will Teslas revolutionise electric cars?

by , Cars Editor Transport & Travel 3 April 2014
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Tesla Model S

Can you guess what Norway’s best-selling new car was last month? The top slot went to an electric car designed and built in California – the Tesla Model S. Are Teslas the future? (more about Tesla...)

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Have you taken action to cut your fuel bills?

by , Cars Editor Transport & Travel 25 March 2014
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Angry man on fuel gage

Running a car isn’t cheap. Once you’ve paid for the vehicle itself, along with car insurance and tax, there’s the not so small issue of fuelling it. Have you taken any steps to make your fuel go further? (more about cutting fuel costs...)

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Do you forgo appearances and buy unpopular cars?

by , Cars & Tech Researcher Transport & Travel 13 March 2014
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Cartoon car

Buy a popular car and you’ll have to stand in line and pay a steep price. Choose an unpopular model and you can find big savings on cars that are pretty much identical under the skin. Where do your priorities lie? (more about unpopular cards...)

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Carmakers are rewriting the rules in two new models

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 6 March 2014
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Geneva Motor Show

I’ve been going to the Geneva Motor Show for the last three years; it’s our first look at some of the new models to hit UK roads. This year two cars particularly caught my attention for their untraditional approaches. (more about Geneva Motor Show...)

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Do car hire tricks drive you mad?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 26 February 2014
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Car hire

Do you hire cars when you go on holiday? And have you had a problem with the car companies you’ve hired through? We reveal the top pitfalls to avoid when booking a hire car. (more about car hire...)

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Why I will never buy a new car

by , Cars & Tech Researcher Transport & Travel 25 February 2014
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Cars with prices

As soon as a new car rolls off the forecourt it’s already losing value rapidly, so getting the best price is key. But for the best value, I’ll only ever buy a used or nearly new car. (more about new cars...)

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Used cars: when warranties aren’t worth it

by , Chief Executive Transport & Travel 17 February 2014
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Car repair

Would you buy a car that costs 10 times the normal price and which you could drive only on good roads, when the sun is out? No? Yet that’s the equivalent of what thousands do every year when they buy a car warranty. (more about car warranties...)

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Do you complain when your trains are late or cancelled?

by , Senior Home Researcher Transport & Travel 17 February 2014
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Train campaign illustation

When you’re left shivering on the platform because the train is late or cancelled do you bother to complain? Now's the time to share your grievances and get the companies to take action. (more on train complaints...)

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Has a medical condition affected your travel insurance?

by , Senior Money Researcher Transport & Travel 11 February 2014
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There is nothing worse than going through the rigmarole of getting a quote, giving out all of your medical details, only to be told that the insurer is unable to provide you with cover for your condition. (more about travel insurance...)

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