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Yellow Cars Parade in Cotswold Village

yellow cars in cotswold village

Yellow car owners recently paraded in Cotswold Village. The act is in support of the backlash that resident Peter Maddox received when he parked his yellow-painted Vauxhall Corsa outside his cottage in Arlington Row.

According to BBC, the 84-year old gentleman in Cotswold Village was criticized by tourists for parking his yellow car in the historic place. They said that his auto ruins the view.

Tourists who went to social media to air their frustration posted that the car is just “ugly”. The earliest complaint came from Lee McCallum who said, “Picture postcard street photobombed by ugly little yellow car.”

People went as far as to vandalize the car. The report stated that the yellow Vauxhall Corsa was scratched, etched with the word “move” in its hood, had its panels damaged and its windows smashed.

Due to the expensive repairs amounting around £6,000, Maddox told in an interview that he would just buy a replacement. He planned on buying a lime green-painted unit.

In response to the harsh comments and acts against the yellow car of Maddox, 100 yellow car owners recently drove their vehicles along the roads of Cotswold Village. Matty Bee organized the event who pointed out that it was “a celebration of anything yellow”.

For safety reasons, only 100 cars were allowed to join the event. The yellow vehicles ranged from three-wheelers to an expensive Lamborghini super car.

Maddox was delighted over the show of support to his yellow car.

The source said yellow is the most popular color for cars in the UK in 2016 based on the records of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The country saw 12,431 registrations of yellow cars in that year.

An AA survey in 2011 also found out 15 percent of the respondents found that yellow cars have the safest color. Yellow topped that survey compared to other car colors.

2018 Volkswagen Polo Spied Without Camo Ahead of Its Debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

volkswagen polo

The 2018 Volkswagen Polo is expected to make its world premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. We are still a long way from September but the car has already been spied without its camouflage.

CarThrottle claimed that the spy shots of the sixth-generation Polo were taken while it was being tested in South Africa. The pictures show the car in a modest set of standard black steel wheels like the ones usually given out as a spare.

At the front, the new Polo resembles the Golf model of Volkswagen. A closer examination though would reveal that it is bigger than the said car. Therefore, it follows that the Polo is a bit more spacious. In addition, the upcoming Polo appears to have updated headlamps and taillights.

The Polo is noticeably sharing the same platform used by the Golf, Seat Ibiza and Skoda Fabia. It rides on the scalable MQB-A0 architecture of its maker.

According to Autocar, the Volkswagen Polo aims to go head-on against the Ford Fiesta in the market. The entry-level model of the auto will come with a 1.0-liter three cylinder petrol engine with 64 bhp. Other models will also carry the same engine but with configurations of 74 bhp, 94 bhp and 113 bhp.

A 1.5-liter engine version of the vehicle will have an output of around 128 bhp to 148 bhp. A Polo GTI variant is rumored too equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 200 bhp. The source stated that the Polo GTI will be the range-topping model of the series as the brand will no longer offer a Polo R. Look forward to a hybrid Polo as well.

The Polo will still be available in diesel-fed engines. The report mentioned that it will drop the 1.4-liter three-cylinder diesel engine in favor of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit. The engine will be configured to deliver 79 bhp, 94 bhp and 108 bhp.

The Polo might not get a four-wheel drive system. On the other hand, its power will be distributed via five-speed and six-speed manual gearboxes. A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox will be optional.

Review of the Top 5 Features of the 2017 BMW M240i Coupe

BMW M240i Coupe

The 2017 BMW M240i Coupe is the entry model of its brand’s 2 Series. The car comes packed with plenty of features for consumers.

Should you buy it?

Here is a look at the top 5 features of the 2017 BMW M240i that will help you decide if the auto is worth your money or not.

1. Engine

bmw m240i

The M240i is equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six power unit. The engine has an output of 335 bhp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The car can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds when equipped with its maker’s eight-speed automatic gearbox while its manual version can achieve that in 4.8 seconds.

2. Exterior

The exterior of the M240i takes many styling elements from its M235i predecessor. The outline and the design language of the two are almost too similar. Getting closer though would reveal that the new car has a sexier outline as well as smoother body lines. The headlamps are also updated to offer better illumination.

3. Interior

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No significant changes are noticeable inside the M240i compared to its predecessor. The two are pretty much identical in that aspect. However, it should be noted that buyers can make the car’s cabin stand out by getting BMW’s optional add-ons that will imbue it with sports pedals, wood and carbon fiber trims on the dashboard, Alcantara materials for the seat covers and many more.

4. Tech

There are improvements in the tech of the auto, particularly its infotainment system. Some of the key enhancements include the crisp graphics of the iDrive, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility plus inductive mobile device charging.

5. Pricing

The 2017 BMW M240i Coupe has a starting price of $53,495 according to CarAndDriver.

Overall

In a nutshell, the M240i has a decent power, attractive design, and has better driving dynamics than the M235i. The only setback is that it retains almost all the design elements of its predecessor. The interior of the auto is a reminder that it is an entry-level model in its series.

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