What Car?'s news round-up

  • Car sales latest
  • Insignia and Golf driven
  • All the week's news
New car sales have slumped, and you can read all the statistics here.

Worse still, the Police are predicting a surge in car crime as economic gloom deepens. Find out about that here.

But don't despair!

For starters, click here to find out how you can pick up a Ferrari California for £200.

Then find out which economical superminis we think are the best on sale today by clicking here.

Used car buyers are also thinking small – and saving on depreciation in the process. Read about it here.

Finally, there's some positive news from Rolls-Royce and Ferrari here.

First drives
Vauxhall Insignia
VW Golf 1.4 TSI 160
Audi A6
VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 170
Audi Q7 V12
Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-360

Paris motor show round-up
Best of the show
Worst of the show
Full show reports
Video highlights
Show overview

Special features
New Renault Megane – in detail
Our Cars: VW Eos, final report
Our Cars: Suzuki Splash
Our Cars: Toyota Auris

Other news
BMW goes turbo
Every BMW engine – petrol and diesel – will soon be turbocharged. Find out why here.

First official pictures: new Mazda
Mazda has released three pictures of its new 3 saloon, which will go on sale next year. See it here.

Reversing to be dropped from L-test?
Yes, you read the headline right – but amazingly it could be dropped to make the test harder. Find out how here.

Infiniti's convertible
Nissan's upmarket brand has confirmed it will put its new convertible on sale in the UK next year. See it here.

Southampton's naked streets
Find out why city bosses have removed all the road markings in a street in Sothampton by clicking here.

London's road death struggle
England's capital city is struggling to cut road deaths. The full details are here.

Friends increase death rates
A study has discovered that new drivers carrying groups of friends are three times more likely to die in a crash. See the facts here.

The new Transport Secretary
What are the first tasks facing new Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon? Find out here.

Drink-drive limits to stay
Britain will buck the trend in the rest of Europe by sticking with its current drink-drive limits rather than lowering it. Read more here.

Car chiefs demand Government aid
Car company bosses are demanding Government help to fund 'green' initiatives. Find out why here.


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