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    Vauxhall vs Ford

    Thame Driving Blog

    About 2 years ago I was approached by several customers about information that we know as "motor industry experts" but is unknown to the wider public.

    I thought that knowing what to do to pass your MOT or how to claim money back if you hit a pothole was easy information to find. Apparently not, and anayway when it comes to cars and motoring, what I have found is that there is alot of guff and untruths out there. The feeling I got was that people want to listen to people that they trust.

    So....I started writing articles about useful motoring information, amusing tales and local information. I now send this out to over 2,000 people on a monthly basis along with other motor related emails and generally get really good feedback. In fact what happens now is that my readers are now telling me what to write about.

    I hope you enjoy the articles and if there is a particular topic you want to know about then please let me know.


    I absolutely love my iPhone 6.

    It does everything I want it to do, is easy to use and just seems to make my life better.

    In a very spirited discussion the other night, a good friend of mine claimed that I was nothing more than an ‘iSheep’.

    He’s a strong advocate of his Samsung, despite the fact that it could catch fire at any moment.

    Which phone is the best really is down to personal taste, of which my friend clearly has none.

    But this difference of opinion got me to thinking about the cars that we drive.

    Here at Thame Cars you might have noticed that we sell a lot of Vauxhall & Ford.

    And that’s no coincidence: we've been doing this for over 2 decades and know that these two excellent brands are very popular in the area with our customers.

    So it makes sense for us to have lots of these lovely cars in our showroom waiting to go to a good home.

    But, to quote Harry Hill, which is better: a Vauxhall or a Food? There’s only one way to find out…


    Well, not literally, but we are having a bit of an event this weekend where we’re handing over the verdict of which is better out to the popular vote.


    Vauxhall vs. Ford: Battle Of The Brands

    We’re inviting you along to our showroom on Rycote Lane to test drive two similar class cars; one from each brand.

    Like a Corsa & a Fiesta.

    Or an Insignia & a Mondeo.

    Once you’ve driven around our special test loop in both cars you’ll be asked which one you preferred, with your verdict then being recorded on our Knockout Chart.

    At the end of the day we’ll know for certain which is better, according to the people who matter the most (that’s you, by the way!)

    If you can join us, plan on taking 30 minutes to complete both test drives (or longer if you’d like to do additional comparisons - there’s no limit!) between 10am and 4pm this Saturday.

    Just turn up to Thame Cars on Rycote Lane with your driving licence and we’ll get you behind the wheel before you can say ‘mince pies’.

    Which, incidentally, will be part of your reward for a job well done.

    No need to book, no charge, and no pressure to buy.

    Just come along and have some fun and cast your discerning vote for the Battle of the Brands.

    See you on Saturday,


    P.S. Even if you can’t make it to the day, check out the Facebook Event Page which we’ll be updating with the latest results and LiveStreams