Why we should be outraged at the VW Emissions Scandal

Many of you will be aware of the VW emissions scandal, where the company reported that their cars emitted fewer pollutants than they actually did. However, less of you may realise why this is such an important issue, both to buyers of VW cars and everyone else as well.

The reason that car manufacturers have to measure their emissions is because buyers want to know how much they will be polluting the environment when they are driving their vehicle. There are also rules on emissions and regulations which state what levels cars need to be at and these need to be met by manufacturers. Those buyers that picked a VW because they thought that it would be kinder to the environment than other models will have been sold a vehicle under false pretences. This means that they could be very cross about the fact that they are causing more pollution than they thought that they would be. It is worth them knowing that it could be possible for them to get VW emissions compensation. This may give them some peace of mind, but what about the rest of us?

It is worth thinking about what impact these false reading ill have had on the rest of us. Firstly, other car manufacturers may have been doing the same thing or copy the idea now and so we could all be buying cars which are more damaging to the environment than we realise. Hopefully tests and checks have tightened up so this may not happen, but it could just mena that manufacturers get cleverer at cheating on the results. Read More

Flexible Fuel Frugal Ford Fiesta Favoured by UK Driving Instructors

There is almost nothing more reassuring than a vote of confidence from a group of drivers who spend their working lives in a car, and the fact that the AA driving school have announced the addition of the latest Ford Fiesta to its 2,000 strong fleet of cars, confirms that Ford have got things right with their latest model of this popular car.

Choosing the Fiesta over the Focus

The AA have ordered more than 200 units of the 2013 Ford Fiesta model and they are particularly attracted to the 1-0 Litre Ecoboost model, which will probably see the current 50/50 split of Fiesta and Focus models advance more towards favouring the Fiesta in the future.

2013 Ford Fiesta

Most popular model

The specific model that is flying off the shelves as it were is the Titanium 1.0 Litre Ecoboost model that delivers 123bhp. There is also a similar 1-0 Litre petrol unit that delivers 98bhp, and both versions of the Fiesta offer a combined fuel economy of 65.7mpg and CO2 emissions at only 99g/km.

Fuel efficient

The fuel efficiency aspect is of course a strong selling point as fuel costs have been on an upward spiral for some considerable time and are a major part of the overheads incurred by driving instructors and motorists in general. The 1.0 Ecoboost model offers excellent fuel efficiency but importantly, it still delivers the sort of power that you might expect from a car with a larger engine capacity. Read More