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27.09.2019

Ready for the Ride of the Valkyries

AND OTHER MACHO TROPES


Writing a car review used to be easy- you'd sit down at the laptop with a roaring hangover, eat a bacon sandwich and imagine yourself as Jeremy Clarkson.

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17.09.2018

Journey into the heart of darkness

ODD CARS FOR AN ODD COUNTY


You may never have been to Lincolnshire and it is quite possible that, even should you live to a hundred, you wont have the need to.

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22.05.2018

Lessons in the literal

WITH THE 720S IMPLICATION IS ABSURD


You're making something to pique people's interest in a very short period of time.

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22.05.2018

Analogue to digital

THE ROLLS ROYCE WRAITH LOOKS GOOD WHATEVER


When you've photographed as many cars as we have, there's a tendency to reach for the same bag of tricks every time.

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21.05.2018

McLaren 720S

WHEN WILL IT END


Dear Hell, I think you may be missing a bat.

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21.05.2018

Rolls Royce Wraith

Yacht Rock


For some, answering the call of the sea appears to be the pre-eminent motivation for their lives – lurkers of sailing club saloons, men who tie knots...

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13.03.2018

The Ferrari 488

Prepare to be Mesmerised


Italians are used to the occasional bit of bad press. It wasn't so long ago that Berlusconi seemed to be on a one man mission to Bunga Bunga the whole country into some sort of amped up hyper-sexual Euro Benny Hill pastiche.

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13.03.2018

By the book

The next chapter begins here


There are a million car leasing companies out there, some professional, others less so and when it comes to dealing with them one takes one’s chances. With XL, one thing is certain… what you see is what you get.

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13.03.2018

Mercedes-Benz AMG GTR

Bright Green and Bellicose


Ever wondered what it must feel like to to be Bruce Banner…?

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12.01.2018

Lamborghini Huracan

A Biblical Beast


Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, in due time their foot will slip. For the day of their calamity is near, and the impending things are hastening upon them.

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How we're responding to COVID-19.


At XL we've introduced several measures to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. Our head office is open for drop-offs and collections and all our vehicles are fully valeted and sterilised. Collections and drop-off staff all have full PPE including face masks, sanitising spray and hand cleaning fluid.

Our procedures for customers collecting vehicles:
  • New vehicles will be cleaned, sanitised and disinfected by our staff member, who will then place the keys on the windscreen and then go 2 metres away whilst the client goes to the vehicle to inspect it. Once our customer has checked and is happy with the vehicle a copy of the inspection report is emailed straight to them.
  • The handover is complete, and no contact is made between the customer and staff member. Spare gloves and sanitising wipes are available for our customers to use should they be required.
Our procedures for customers returning vehicles:
  • When a customer arrives with the vehicle our staff member will direct you to park the vehicle in a dedicated parking area and ask you to leave the vehicle, locking it and placing the keys on the windscreen. Once our customer has done this and is the required 2 metres away our staff member will approach the vehicle to disperse the sanitising/disinfecting fluid on the keys unlock and enter the vehicle sanitising the dashboard, steering wheel, handbrake, door and window controls, seat adjustment controls. Our staff member will then perform the initial visual checks inside the vehicle, such as mileage, servicing and fuel levels. A full external check of the vehicle is performed, along with tyres, under to bonnet and boot. Any new damage is noted. Once the inspection is complete a copy of the inspection will be emailed straight to the client.

Keep on keeping on... and stay safe!