There are several indicators here. It’s based on a Golf, so that’s good. It’s not an SUV and for those slightly jaded by the sheer prevalence of SUV tests, that’s a good thing too. But it is an MPV, and that’s a sector that has fallen fully out of favour with the market. VW has sold only about 2,300 of them in the last year, so can a facelift bring what it calls a Sports Van back into favour? VW says this is 95 per cent Golf, and so this updated model is in line with the changes in the latest Golf.
The UK market loves small cars, many of them city cars, and it’s a sector which is not only growing but also increasing in sophistication and luxury. But with more sophistication can come more complexity and with that can come more problems. To find out which cars are going to prove the most reliable, it makes sense to ask owners of the cars. That’s what a recent survey did, it asked over 14,000 owners to catalogue their experiences over the previous year.
Giving up dentistry was a wise move for Derek HoodAs a young Essex dentist, Derek Hood found the time and resources to buy the odd classic car and restore it meticulously. But that was back in the 1980s. Fast forward to 2015 and Derek Hood joined the Sunday Times Rich List with a fortune estimated at over £100 million. You’d have to take out a lot of teeth to make that sort of money, but dentistry’s loss is the classic car market’s gain.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".