Some used cars values have risen over £8,000 in three months, reports CarDealermagazine.
Biggest percentage earner is the Mini Cooper S but it’s the luxury Jaguar F-Type convertible which has done particularly well in hard cash terms as newer versions are slower coming through production and eager buyers are willing to pay above book prices.
The Volkswagen Polo and Golf models hold their value highest over the first three years of registration, says Zutobi.
Behind them and jointly third are the Range Rover and BMW 6 Series GT, while the worst to lose money is the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport which retained barely half the original price.
Anglesey is among the places with the fewest reported potholes on its roads, says Carole Nash insurance.
It comes in second only to the affluent Kensington and Chelsea borough, London and the worst is Cornwall with 1,491 times as many holes as the best UK roads.
A summer storm due to hit the South West has prompted the RAC to issue warnings to drivers about severe conditions.
High winds and torrential rain will make driving very difficult, particularly if towing and could damage roofboxes, especially on exposed roads.
A third of workers in some automotive firms are self-isolating.
This is adding to the ‘very tough’ conditions facing manufacturing the SMMT said as the global shortage of semi-conductors hit assembly plants and meant only 69,097 new cars were built in June, the lowest summer month total since 1953.
Drivers in rural areas will be left behind in the big swing to electric cars, politicians have warned.
The Parliamentary Committee on transport said the National Grid must be strengthened to cope with demand, more charging points installed and motorists must be protected from excessive charges and confusing payments systems.
The Taxi Brains Project, run by The Spatial Cognition Group at University College London, is analysing taxi drivers’ brains via MRI scans as they plan routes through London.
Possessing a larger part of the brain that shrinks early in Alzheimer’s disease – the hippocampus – licensed black cab drivers are a unique test group which have to memorise all the Capital’s roads to get their operator’s licence and the results of the trial will help provide critical insights in helping science to develop diagnostics to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier.
The British Motor Museum is inviting visitors to look back to the vehicles that roamed the roads of yesteryear when it hosts the ‘Classic and Vintage Commercial Show’ on 14 & 15 August.
It offers visitors a rare opportunity to reminisce about days gone by and relive the vintage era of over 450 pre-2001 commercial vehicles including trucks, vans and pick-ups.