Category Archives: Auto Trader

Formula One World Champion’s F1 car for sale

Former Formula One World Champion Jaques Villeneuve’s 2001 Honda Lucky Strike is currently for sale on Auto Trader.

Villeneuve’s F1 car, minus the engine, is advertised for sale by R&E Hendersons, for £29,995. Continue reading

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Things a petrolhead must do #43: see a Top Fuel drag car

Drag action at Santa Pod

Last weekend, I was able to tick another thing off my petrolheads’ things-to-do-before-you-die list.

I made the pilgrimage to the home of UK drag racing, Santa Pod for the Auto Trader Easter Thunderball, a weekend event that sees the cream of British and European drag cars smashing their way along the quarter mile strip. Continue reading

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Lost Keys and site improvements

The last week and a half has seen a huge amount of activity on autotrader.co.uk.

Not only has the site been improved as a result of feedback, but last week also saw the launch of the Auto Trader Lost Keys competition.

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Find a key and win £1,000 a day

One of the Auto Trader robots has lost his car keys and is rewarding helpers with the chance to win £1,000 per day*.

Five new keys can be found daily on autotrader.co.uk’s used car search results until February 14.

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Cheap and cheerful

The Lada 1500 Estate

The Lada 1500 Estate

Kia is about to launch its new supermini, the Venga, in the UK. Having just driven it, I can confirm that while it isn’t class leading, it is thoroughly competent both dynamically and in terms of build quality.

This is the latest in a line of supposed budget brands producing a highly competent car – but without the bargain-basement  price tag that we used to take for granted. So where do you turn if you want a budget family car?
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Auto Trader caption competition – day 5

Feeling a little hoarse?

AAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!

If there’s ever anything you didn’t want peering through your window, it’s an angry-looking horse – especially if you’re locked in the back of a car.

Yup – its caption time again. See if you can better our efforts Continue reading

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Auto Trader caption competition – day 4

Possible places to park your Beetle:

  1. Near a tree
  2. Next to a tree
  3. Into a tree (at high speed)

But is it possible to grow a tree through your Beetle? Until today we would have said no – but anything is possible in the caption competition… Continue reading

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Auto Trader caption competition – day 3

Holy cow – its the return of the caption competition. You know the drill – try to come up with something wittier than us… Continue reading

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Auto Trader caption competition – day 2

Its day two of our caption competition, and so its time for a bit of donkey/car madness… Continue reading

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Welcome to the Auto Trader caption competition – day 1

There are few things funnier than a great caption – just ask the makers of Have I Got News For You; they’ve been at it for years.

So today we bring you a pic of the world’s most pointless car park.

Here are our efforts, but see if you can do better…

  • The annual village car fishing tournament got off to a bad start
  • Skoda’s weight reduction programme hadn’t gone according to plan

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