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My First Car

Choosing your first car is a big (and costly!) decision.

As well as buying the car you need to pay for car insurance, car tax, MOT, fuel and more.

Here are a few great used starter cars, all with low running costs!

 

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The Cost of a Car Accident

Being in a car accident can be a nuisance in itself, but having to, rather quickly, find out costs for damages and injuries among many other things can become challenging. So we have provided this guide just for those kinds of situations.

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Porsche 911 50 Years Edition Revealed

With their new 911 50 years edition, Porsche is marking half a century of its most famous sports car.

The new edition is due to appear on the Frankfurt Motor Show stand 50 years after the original type 911. This model is based on the Carrerra S but features a 44mm wider rear than the Carrerra 4S.

The 50 Years Edition uses the same 3.8-litre flat-six engine as the Carrera S and boasts an identical sprint time of 4.5 seconds to 62mph – although opting for the PDK auto takes off two tenths.

As expected, the 50 years edition features a range of styling nods to the 911’s heritage, with unique 20-inch Fuchs-inspired alloys and chrome-lined engine vents.

Inside, there are bespoke touches such as the green lettering and white needles for the dials, tartan fabric panels in the leather seats and a brushed aluminium finish for the gear stick, doors and centre console.

Prices start from £92,257, which is £8,809 more than a standard Carrera S. However, Porsche plans to make just 1,963 in total ensuring its exclusivity stays intact.

The limited-edition model is available to order now with first deliveries in early September.tw

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Man Drives Car Around The World

Roy Locock, 52, decided to pack up his life in England and hit the road. It’s normal at the age of 50 to start thinking about the things you want to accomplish in your life, and for Roy, that involved driving around the world in his car.

Locock took with him no more than five-days of food, two 10-litre gas cans, and his old car Bridget, a 1977 MG Midget.

“It’s very much an adventure,” he told CBCNews.ca. “That’s really what I was looking for and it’s certainly lived up to that.”

Locock purchased the car three years previous to his journey and began touring parts of Italy and Spain. However, this wasn’t enough for Roy and he wanted to travel further, hence urging him to decide to take his trusty Midget to see the world. Literally.

Locock began his expedition in Oxford and ended up moving all the way to Chennai, India. Not long after that, he took a boat down to Australia, where he proceeded to drive around the entire continent before hopping on another boat, this time to Argentina, where he has gone all the way up to Canada.

Locock’s quest to circumnavigate the world is more than just a personal quest. The 52-year old’s adventure was done to benefit UNICEF.

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