What Car? news week

  • Car discounts at eight-year high
  • VED road tax rises could be postponed
  • New Ferrari revealed
New car discounts are at their highest level for eight years. Average savings are now £2000, and some cars are available for almost half price. New car discounts close to 50%

We also have a selection of some of the best deals available. Hot deals

The other big story this week is the news that the Government may perform a u-turn and delay VED road tax hikes for cars bought between the end of 2001 and beginning of 2006. New car discounts close to 50%

The news follows pressure from struggling car makers, who are calling on the Government for help. Car makers demand VED changes

Special features
Read our used car buying guide for the Honda Jazz Used cars: Honda Jazz

Watch our Reader Test Team give their views on the new VW Golf GTI. What Car? TV: Volkswagen Golf GTI

New car news
Take a first look at the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M, a roadster version of the 430 Scuderia. New Ferrari revealed

The first images of the new Mazda 3 hatch. First images: new Mazda 3

The Mazda 6 model line-up has also been revised. Mazda 6 model line-up revised.

Read about the limited edition Jeep Patriot S-Limited. Jeep Patriot S-Limited adds extra kit

The Bentley Azure T has been revealed. Bentley Azure T: fast, but thirsty

GM's financial crisis could delay the launch of the new Saab 9-5 and Vauxhall Meriva. New Vauxhall Meriva and Saab 9-5 delayed

You can read more about Chrysler, Ford and GM's financial crisis. Chrysler, Ford and GM in trouble

The full spec of the new Lexus IS has been released – and it's cheaper than before. New Lexus IS costs less

Motoring news
Pendragon, the UK’s largest car dealer group, will close 75 dealerships and make 2500 people redundant after announcing that it expects to make a loss of £30 million this year. Falling sales cost dealer £30 million

Could there be even lower fuel prices in the months ahead? Oil prices hit 20-month low

Low fuel prices aren't all good news, though, as a new study says high prices make people drive slower. High fuel prices save lives

The Government has launched its toughest ever road safety campaign for children. The toughest safety campaign… ever

Official figures suggest there are less rogue motorists on the road. Rogue motorist numbers decrease

Do you ever take your eyes off the road to stare at an attractive man or woman? Ogling causes 900,000 accidents

Officials are investigating ways of easing congestion on the M25. Traffic lights on the M25?

A new device exploits a loophole in the law to let motorists warn each other about speed camera locations. Speed camera device exploits law.

However, the Government has indicated that it will invest in more average-speed cameras. More average-speed cameras on the way

Pedestrian safety barriers are being removed – to make roads safer. Safety barriers are unsafe

Renault is selling a pedal car replica of Fernando Alonso's Formula One car. Want to be Fernando Alonso this Christmas

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