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QUALITY HAT-TRICK – KIA SPORTAGE SCORES ANOTHER ENDURANCE TEST TRIUMPH

15/09/2016

The compact SUV completes Auto Bild magazine’s 100,000- kilometre endurance test with highest possible score. Third quality victory in three months

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Cars switched ‘more often than mattresses and mobiles’

07/09/2016

In recent years, the length of time motorists own a car has plummeted and they are now likely to change their car more often than they change their mobile phone or their bedding, according to automotive experts.

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Parking spaces drive up property values

07/09/2016

Homeowners could add up to 10% to the value of their property and generate an additional income of up to £1,500 a year by adding a parking space to their home.

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When was the last time you checked your tyres?

07/09/2016

Millions of UK motorists could be driving with an illegal and dangerous tyre, according to results of the most comprehensive survey of its kind.

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Survey reveals male and female perspectives on car buying and driving

07/09/2016

A survey of motorists has revealed some intriguing differences in male and female perspectives on motoring.

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New Kia model releases along with '66 plate release

07/09/2016

Donalds Kia welcomes new models to the existing lineup, including the new Niro hybrid crossover and two new Optima models.

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Safety tips for the school run

07/09/2016

Regardless of the amount of years you have been on the road, early morning starts see a lot of drivers distracted and in a hurry. This poses additional risks for students and others who are walking, cycling or driving in the area.

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Do your homework before buying a new car

07/09/2016

September is one of the busiest months of the year for buying new cars. Choosing a car is an exciting time, and it’s easy to get carried away when seeing new models in the showroom.

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New Polestar performance package now available for the Volvo S90 and V90

06/09/2016

Polestar has launched the new generation of its performance package for the new Volvo S90 and V90. Known as Polestar Performance Optimisation, the package upgrades the entire drivetrain and further improves driving dynamics.

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Volvo puts people first with Human Made Stories in partnership with Sky Atlantic

06/09/2016

Volvo Car UK has today announced Human Made Stories, a series of short films in partnership with Sky Atlantic, to mark its new 90 series range of cars.

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STYLISH SPORTSWAGON JOINS KIA OPTIMA LINE-UP

25/08/2016

Kia's first D-segment estate car is available at Donalds Kia. Powered by an efficient and refined 1.7-litre diesel engine. Up to 64.2mpg fuel economy, with CO2 emissions as low as 113g/km

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Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars

18/08/2016

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars. The Swedish premium car maker, and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing company, are to join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars.

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The All-New Kia Niro, out now

12/08/2016

Kia is shaking up the world of hybrid vehicles with the launch of the all-new Niro, available at Donalds in Bury St Edmunds priced from just £21,295 with an on-sale date of August 8.

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Survey reveals what drivers hate most on the road

11/08/2016

Car litter louts are the biggest bugbear for drivers, a new AA Populus poll has found, followed by large groups of cyclists and dodgy parkers.

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Black is the new white for car colour

11/08/2016

For consumers buying a petrol or diesel car, the bottom line is that middle of the road colours make the safest investment and it would appear that this has never been truer than at present.

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Changes proposed for driving test

11/08/2016

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency wants the public to give their views on plans to improve the car driving test by making it a better assessment of the candidate’s ability to drive independently in modern driving conditions.

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Keep your dog safe in the summer

11/08/2016

GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging dog owners to ensure their animals are safe and comfortable on car journeys, and has assembled a selection of practical and sensible information that will ensure travelling pets stay happy and healthy.

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What’s the best in-car entertainment for kids on holiday?

11/08/2016

Observational games such as ‘I-Spy’ top the list of activities to occupy children on a long journey, followed by listening to music, singing and reading.

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Summer driving safety tips

11/08/2016

From music festivals to garden BBQs, the UK summer season offers something for everybody. In many cases, that’s booze. So follow these summer driving tips from IAM RoadSmart to stay safe on the road.

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Two-thirds of ‘future’ car technology is here today already

11/08/2016

Many of the features that the British public expect to have in their cars in the future are actually already on offer today, a new survey has found.

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Stylish new showroom for Donalds Mazda Peterborough

29/07/2016

Donalds Mazda Peterborough has officially re-opened its stylish new showroom on Burghley Road in Peterborough, after an extensive refurbishment.

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Sound advice for summer holiday driving

08/07/2016

Now that the summer is here, Motor Codes, the Government-backed consumer watchdog for the car industry, has published some useful tips for drivers to stay safe in the holiday season.

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Study highlights danger of hands-free phones

08/07/2016

New research from psychologists at the University of Sussex has that found driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be just as distracting as talking on a hand-held mobile.

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British cars among the world’s best-kept vehicles

08/07/2016

British cars are among the best maintained in the world, with motorists spending a collective £21.1 billion a year on servicing and repair.

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Electric cars to ‘dominate’ market by 2027

08/07/2016

Electric power could be the dominant form of propulsion for all new cars sold in the UK as early as 2027, with more than 1.3m electric cars registered each year by then.

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Learner drivers given wrong steer by parents

08/07/2016

One in two learner drivers are given tuition by their parents – yet many mums and dads show a worrying lack of knowledge of basic driving best practice.

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Fake phone numbers lead to higher insurance quotes

08/07/2016

Drivers who enter fake details when searching for insurance online may actually be costing themselves big money, a new study has claimed.

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VOLVO XC90 WINS AUTO EXPRESS 'BEST LARGE SUV' AWARD FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING

06/07/2016

The Volvo XC90 has been named 'Best Large SUV' at the Auto Express New Car Awards – for the second year in a row.

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KIA GETS TOP RATING BY US CAR QUALITY CONSULTANCY J.D POWER

06/07/2016

Kia comes first out of 33 on the US car quality ranking consultancy JD Power. First time in 27 years that a non-premium brand topped the survey.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says goodbye to Swedish national football team in new Volvo V90 film

27/06/2016

One era ends and another begins as Zlatan Ibrahimovic says goodbye to the Swedish national football team in new Volvo V90 film.

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Volvo Cars wins Brand Design language award

23/06/2016

The international Car Design Award jury has recognised Volvo Cars’ contributions to automotive design, with the Swedish car maker winning the coveted Brand Design Language Award 2016.

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Kia Cee'd Sportswagon wins Practical Caravan's Green Tow Car Award

22/06/2016

Practical Caravan has endorsed what many keen load-lugging drivers already know – the Kia cee’d Sportswagon 1.6 CRDI is the “greenest” tow car on the market!

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A wise choice for Donalds Mazda driving instructor

21/06/2016

Donalds Mazda, on West End Road in Ipswich, recently handed over an all-new Mazda CX 3 to local driving instructor Christopher Wise. The 1.5-litre diesel all-new Mazda CX-3 SE-L Nav has 2WD, dual controls and supplementary speedometer, allowing Wise to use the car for his driving school One Wise Learner (OWL).

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Where do you put your sat nav?

06/06/2016

The thoughtless positioning of sat nav devices on windscreens is posing a threat to road safety, road safety experts have warned.

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Motorists wary of black box technology

06/06/2016

Nearly seven in ten drivers don’t trust ‘black box’ technology to lower their insurance premiums by proving they are a better driver, a new survey has found.

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Boost for driverless car technology

06/06/2016

The Government has confirmed its plans to support the development of driverless vehicle technology.

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Drive safely with hay fever

06/06/2016

A runny nose, headache and constant sneezing are just a few of the symptoms hay fever sufferers have to deal with during the summer. Here’s what you can do to better cope with it, before you take to the road:

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One in four drivers happy to sleep in self-driving cars!

06/06/2016

New research suggests that around a quarter of motorists say they would feel comfortable enough to take a snooze while being driven by a car with autonomous technology.

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DVLA developing digital licence

06/06/2016

The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency is developing a digital driving licence for smartphones.

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Meet the Donalds Ipswich team - on the Westeros Catwalk!

26/05/2016

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to star in new Volvo V90 marketing campaign

26/05/2016

Volvo Cars is set to launch a new V90 marketing campaign featuring global footballing star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Game of Thrones fans flock to Donalds Volvo

20/05/2016

Fans of the popular Sky Atlantic fantasy drama Game of Thrones were treated to a special event at Donalds Volvo last weekend at the dealership's showroom on West End Road in Ipswich.

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Volvo provides the first look at its new range of smaller cars

20/05/2016

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in an audacious new direction and mark the official launch of its global small-car strategy.

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Jan 14th 1980 - Evening Telegraph: Century break in a garage match

03/05/2016

About 250 people gathered at Sycamore Stamford, to see a best-of-seven-frames challenge between world champion Terry Griffiths and Peterborough star Markham Wildman. Wildman won 4-2 and notched the highest break of the evening, a splendid 113.

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Sportage success continues with Diesel Car of the Year and Best Medium SUV

01/05/2016

Only a few months after launch, the all-new Kia Sportage has been crowned with another significant accolade, Diesel Car Magazine Car of the Year. Alongside this prestigious award, Sportage was also named Best Medium sized SUV.

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Volvo S90 Excellence interior concept is a piece of art

25/04/2016

Volvo Cars has unveiled a unique piece of art, based on the interior of the new S90 Excellence sedan, Volvo Cars’ top-of-the-line variant of the S90.

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Volvo Cars announces new target of one million electrified cars sold by 2025

22/04/2016

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025.

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World Darts champion hits bullseye at Donalds Mazda

08/04/2016

Donalds Mazda, on West End Road in Ipswich, has handed over the keys to a new Mazda CX-5 mid-size SUV to a very special customer - former Darts World Champion Keith Deller.

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Mazda3 Sport Black special edition on sale from 1st April 2016

30/03/2016

The popular Mazda3 range has been boosted with the launch of the Mazda3 Sport Black special edition. Delivering an appealing blend of increased specification and sporty styling enhancements, the Sport Black arrives in dealerships from the 1st April 2016.

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New Mazda MX-5 RF revealed at New York Motor Show

29/03/2016

Mazda revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF (“retractable fastback”) today on the eve of the New York International Auto Show. The latest version of the legendary sports car offers a new dimension of open-top driving fun while at the same time staying true to the purpose of Mazda’s previous retractable hardtop MX-5: Making the roadster experience accessible to a broader range of drivers.

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WELCOME TO THE DONALDS GROUP

New and Used Car Sales, Parts and Service throughout the east of England since 1950

The Donalds Group are one of East Anglia’s longest servicing car dealerships, serving the region for all automotive requirements from our four branches located in Peterborough, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Stamford. Whether you are looking to purchase a new or used car, or take advantage of our comprehensive aftersales departments – our primary focus is to deliver outstanding levels of customer service and ensure your complete satisfaction.

Choose from a brand new Mazda, Volvo, Kia or Alfa Romeo from one of our four branches, or browse our second hand stock which also includes comprehensive selection of non-franchise cars including a large choice of Vauxhall.

Our aftercare services including manufacturer servicing, repairs and parts in addition to an all makes and models MOT station. Here is a selection of just some of the towns that we cover throughout Cambrideshire, Suffolk and Lincolnshire: Peterborough, Corby, Huntingdon, Godmanchester, Wisbech, Oundle, March, Bourne, Stamford, Oakham, Grantham, Market Deeping, March, Spalding, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Melton, Orford, Rendlesham, Framlingham, Debenham, Elmswell, Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham, Hadleigh, Diss, Stowmarket, Needham Market, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Woolpit, Ixworth, Eye, Holbrook, Nacton, Capel St Mary, Wherstead, Gruindisburgh, Otley, Stonham Aspal.

Testimonials

My wife and I recently purchased a Mini at your dealership; We wanted to feedback that we were very impressed with the service and communication we received from Chris Webb. I had been looking at Minis for a number of weeks and Chris was able to provide us with a written detailed description of the car, features and pictures within an hour. We travelled for two hours from Oxfordshire and we were not disappointed.  We think he is a great asset to the dealership and we will be using and recommending your dealership to friends and family.


MR - August 2016 - Stamford

I am writing to express my thanks to your staff when, on holiday in Suffolk i had a problem with my old Volvo V70 when the door over the petrol cap became locked and immovable.  I arrived on your premises last week, and explained the problem to reception desk.  Immediately a mechanic came out to the forecourt and diagnosed the problem and explained it very clearly.  He was most helpful and i thank him.

He then passed us back to the reception where an appointment was made for the work by on Thursday and Daniel arranged a life to Ipswich center and told us which bus to get for the return and also provided some very useful information about Ipswich and the area - all of this helped us to enjoy our holiday which could have been messed up.  Volvo's cannot go very far without petrol!  Excellent and outstanding service so again, many thanks to Daniel and other contributors!

AG - Aug 2016 - Ipswich

Thank you so much for your help with getting my new car. I love her!

Beth - July 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

I recently purchased a Mazda 3 Sport Nav [demonstrator] from your Ipswich showroom.  The initial enquiry commenced with the Sales Manager, Luke, . The car I bought wasn't available at the time.  However the way in which I was treated encouraged me to enquire later. Subsequent sale negotiations on a revisit were handled by Donnie Cabrera, whom is I understand is a new member of your staff.   Having managed a very large group of personnel in my long career in public service I am aware how easily some people complain, however thanks and compliments are less often made.  I have to say I was very impressed with Donnie's communication skills, pleasant manner and gracious aspect as we moved to finalize the deal which included the  part-exchange of my Toyota  car.  He was well mannered to me and charming towards my wife.

Luke and Paul Cox were also very helpful to in assisting in the change of the cherished registered number of my former car to the new one.  They both tactfully mentored Donnie, when needed, in ensuring all went smoothly.  I have bought many cars over the last fifty years, mainly from Main Dealers and can say without doubt that your team were the most efficient and pleasant I have before experienced.  They were professional and knowledgeable and I feel Donnie is to be commended for his performance, especially due to his relatively new time in your company.

PG - July 2016 - Ipswich

I recently purchased a Mazda 3 Sport Nav from your Ipswich showroom. The initial enquiry commenced with the Sales Manager, Luke The car I bought wasn't available at the time.  However the way in which I was treated encouraged me to enquire later. Subsequent sale negotiations on a revisit were handled by Donnie Cabrera, whom is I understand is a new member of your staff.   Having managed a very large group of personnel in my long career in public service I am aware how easily some people complain, however thanks and compliments are less often made.  I have to say I was very impressed with Donnie's communication skills, pleasant manner and gracious aspect as we moved to finalize the deal which included the  part-exchange of my Toyota  car.  He was well mannered to me and charming towards my wife.  Luke and Paul Cox were also very helpful to in assisting in the change of the cherished registered number of my former car to the new one.  They both tactfully mentored Donnie, when needed, in ensuring all went smoothly.  I have bought many cars over the last fifty years, mainly from Main Dealers and can say without doubt that your team were the most efficient and pleasant I have before experienced.  They were professional and knowledgeable and I feel Donnie is to be commended for his performance, especially due to his relatively new time in your company.


PG - June 2016 - Ipswich

Dear Ian, thank you for all your help with purchasing my new car. You made it such an easy and pleasant experience and explained everything in such detail. Thank you. 

S - June 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

Just a quick 'Thank You' to a sales person called 'Mike' and Alex Talbot for being so helpful and professional whilst negotiating my recent purchase of a Mazda CX 5. Their help and sound advice proved invaluable.

GC - June 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

We really appreciate all you did for us on both vehicles.  Thanks for your patience with me and your help at all times!

P & B - May 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

Dear Ian, Truly thank you for all your help and support in purchasing our new Kia Rio, we love it! A special thanks for the extra touches when we picked the car up. 

TS & WS - April 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

Dear Ian, thank you so much for your help & courtesy from the moment I came through Donalds' door. I am loving my Picanto and finding it easy to adapt to. You put no pressure on me to buy and I was able to think what I wanted and choose accordingly. And what a good finance offer, to boot! Many thanks.

JK - April 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

Just a brief note to thank you and your team for your help and kind attention to my wife and me as we purchased our brand new Mazda3 Nav Sport. The service we received was first class. Nick Grayson was very helpful and even took time to phone us to make sure everything was OK a few days after we drove it home. Our Thanks again. 

SC & TC - April 2016 - Stamford

Donalds Kia of Bury St Edmunds treats it's customers like family. Always friendly. Ian made the buying process so easy and explained every step.

NR - April 2016 - Bury St Edmunds