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Motors: I'd love to give my car a style makeover.

EACH week MotorMax medics Dr Dashboard and Sister Spanner treat your motoring ailments and provide help on a range of problems. Whatever you need to know, they're here to help.

Q I WANT to make my VW Golf look more sporty. Any idea where I can buy some products to modify my car?

STEVE CARTER, BirminghamDr Dashboard says: Therefor both the interior and exterior of your vehicle. New items include LED gear knobs, luminous pedal pads and sports antennas.

Click on or call 01295 270 770 for more details. For other stores have a look at motoring magazines, check Yellow Pages or search on the internet.


Q I'VE just passed my driving test but want to make sure I'm safe behind the wheel. Any tips on how to improve my driving skills?

CLAIRE ROWTON, WolverhamptonDr Dashboard says: Youcould take the Pass Plus course, which effectively gives you an extra set of driving lessons.

An instructor takes you through six modules which include motorway and night/bad weather driving. Go to for more information.

SISTER'S FANTASY Q MY dream car is a Porsche 911 Turbo. If money was no object, which car would you buy, Sister Spanner?

THOMAS COWLEY, StaffordshireSister Spanner says: The 911Turbo is undoubtedly a sexy machine. For those who don't know much about this Porsche it costs nearly pounds 90,000, has a 3.6-litre, 414 bhp engine, a top speed of 190mph and a 0-62mph of just 4.2 seconds. But my dream machine is the pounds 154,000 Ferrari 575 Maranello.

It's powered by a 5.7-litre V12 engine, which develops 515bhp and fires the purposeful-looking car to a top speed of 202mph and from 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds.

Unfortunately I'll need to win the Lottery or find myself a sugar daddy to afford one!

Send your motoring problems to Dr Dashboard or Sister Spanner, Sunday Mercury MotorMax, PO Box 78, Weaman Street, Birmingham B4 6AY or e-mail
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jun 15, 2003
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