Category : Opinions

Rental is driving me mental

7 years ago / 0 comments

Recently we discovered our drivers squeezing into smaller rental cars than due, within our specified grade. Used to a 1.6-litre hatchback, we are now seeing 1.2-litre … Read More »

Joined up thinking

7 years ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has launched a new leasing programme aimed at local fleets. What surprised me was not how groundbreaking the initiative is, it isn’t, but the fact … Read More »

Camels, cars and CO2

7 years ago / 0 comments

In the old days, one’s wealth was dictated by the number of cows or camels one owned. Today’s drivers still focus on the perceived number of … Read More »

Independents’ day?

7 years ago / 0 comments

One of the few positives to emerge from the economic downturn is a greater appreciation of value for money. Rewind four years and, with the possible … Read More »

Tough choices

7 years ago / 0 comments

As one of those high-flying global executives US car firms are so good at creating, Mark Ovenden is ideally situated to give a view on how … Read More »

Nissan is on a steep learning curve

7 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan broke new ground last year when it brought its first electric vehicle, the LEAF, to the UK. Though rivals were already offering electric cars, the … Read More »

Gold rush

7 years ago / 0 comments

You don’t have to go back much more than a decade, and BMW was fairly cool about the corporate market. Previously a retail-heavy manufacturer of sporty … Read More »

Sometimes, sexism is a good thing

7 years ago / 0 comments

Car insurance costs are set to be studied by the Competition Commission after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said the market was ”dysfunctional”, blaming credit … Read More »

A new fleet funding option?

7 years ago / 0 comments

One of the few positives of the economic downturn is the availability of low interest finance. In theory there’s never been a better time to buy … Read More »