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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Spain

Manual or automatic?
Transport Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Manual or automatic?

Deciding on a gearbox for your car used to be quite easy – you either wanted an automatic gearbox or a manual gearbox and that was that. There are so many types of transmission options car buyers can choose from these...

Driving holidays - be prepared
Transport Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Driving holidays - be prepared

Driving holidays – are you prepared? The freedom of a fly-drive holiday, or just touring around Spain in your own car may sound like heaven to you. However, if your driving experience is limited to nipping down to the...

Ticket to ride
Transport Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Ticket to ride

A new tram service is now available between Puerta del Mar in Alicante and El Campello. This is the first stage of an ambitious project to provide Alicante with an innovative system of public transport.The service will...

Mazda RX-8
Transport Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Mazda RX-8

There are only four good things about the new Mazda RX-8. They can be summed up in four words. Usually, such lexical concision would indicate a car with limited appeal, but the RX-8 is different - in more ways than one....

Ford Focus C-Max Ghia 2.0 TDCi
Transport Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Ford Focus C-Max Ghia 2.0 TDCi

The MPV is old hat, the SUV is so last season and lifestyle 4x4s are for the terminally untrendy. The latest and coolest acronym in the initial obsessed world of motoring is the 'MAV' or multi activity vehicle....

Transport Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Benidorm traffic chaos

Local police in Benidorm are struggling to control the traffic chaos that has descended on the tourist town this August. The police say that the volume of traffic far exceeds previous years with car parks full up by mid...

Alicante airport improvements
Transport Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Alicante airport improvements

Spanish airport company AENA is making an investment of 377,470 euros in new facilities at l’Altet airport in Alicante. The project includes building five walkways for boarding and disembarking, employing five new...

Delay for Dénia car park
Transport Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Delay for Dénia car park

A new car park with spaces for 470 cars supposed to open last month is still not finished. The car park will have three entrances in Patricio Ferrándiz, Calderón and Diana streets as well as several pedestrian...

Transport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Car Clinic

Mr H had a problem with his stereo, in particular his cassette player did not work. A few minutes of searching found the cause; the tape had melted and was now shaped like a banana! Fortunately the player itself was OK,...

Seat Córdoba 1.9 TDi S
Transport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Seat Córdoba 1.9 TDi S

Spending a few days pottering around Spain recently brought it home to me that British drivers are missing out on a few things: about 18 inches ofsheet metal aft of a car's rear window and the ability to save a few...

Transport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Volvo S60 R and V70 R

Volvo’s fabulous new high-performance models, the S60 R and V70 R have now gone on sale. Volvo launched the high-performance estate car in the mid-1990s along with the famous 850 T5-R. Now, the amazing new R Concept...

Transport Tue, Dec 31, 2002

Benissa coastal path long overdue

Benissa’s coastal path has finally been opened after two years of controversy and criticism by opposition and environment groups. The path, which has cost two million euros, includes viewing points, benches, an...

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