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Awards for UK’s best used cars

Seat Ateca

The Seat Ateca has been crowned Used Car of the Year at the 2021 What Car? Used Car Awards. It also took victory in the Used Family SUV category at the awards held in association with heycar, the online used car marketplace.Since its launch in 2016, Seat’s popular SUV has …

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Tips for Selling Your First Car Privately

For some people finally saying goodbye and selling your first car can be as daunting as buying your first car. However, this doesn’t need to be the case, and remember most motorists will have to do it one time or another. It used to be hassle to sell your car, …

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UK’s Top 10 most popular used cars

Ford Fiesta in white - the nation's favouite

New car sales may have dipped in 2019, but the latest official figures reveal that the used car market is buoyant. A total of 7.9 million second-hand cars change hands last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and there are no prizes for guessing which …

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Revealed: Britain’s best used cars

SEAT Ateca

The SEAT Ateca has won the inaugural UK Best Used Car Awards staged by leading online automotive marketplace, CarGurus. Recognising the best buys in the used car market across 13 categories, including city cars, superminis, small family cars, crossovers, SUVs and performance cars, the expert judging panel of motoring journalists also looked …

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Fastest selling used cars revealed

Volkswagen Polo

Small family hatchbacks and SUVs dominate the UK’s Top 10 fastest selling secondhand cars, according to new data. Research released by AA Cars, the AA’s used car website, shows the Volkswagen’s Polo is the fastest selling car of the year so far, being advertised for the shortest length of time …

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UK’s most and least reliable used cars

Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris has been named as the country’s best secondhand purchase in the latest What Car? reliability survey. More than 18,000 owners rated their vehicles, aged between four and 10 years, and Japanese models dominated the reliability rankings. The Toyota Yaris had a 99.1% reliability rating. Only 9% of …

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Half of used vehicles ‘have a hidden history’

Used car lot

New research suggests that more than half (52%) of second-hand vehicles checked have a hidden history that could lead to problems for new owners. A sample of RAC Vehicle History Checks covering more than 32,000 separate used cars for sale in the UK flagged up a multitude of possible issues …

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UK’s most popular used cars revealed

Used car lot

Nearly eight million used cars changed hands in 2018 with the Ford Fiesta topping the sales charts. A total of 7.9 million used car sales were completed, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – a slight drop of 2.1% year-on-year. The SMMT said that 167,980 fewer …

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Revealed: Britain’s used car ‘zombies’

Jaguar X-Type

New research has unearthed a crypt of ‘zombie cars’ – models that are no longer in production, yet are still being bought in healthy numbers on the used car market. The Jaguar X-Type, Land Rover Freelander and Vauxhall Vectra top the list of obsolete motors still hugely popular, according to …

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Awards for Britain’s best used cars

Audi four rings logo

Audi has scored a hat-trick of category wins at the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards 2019. The German car maker won Used Family Car of the Year (Audi A3), Used Luxury SUV of the Year ((Audi Q7) and Used Coupé of the Year (Audi TT). However, the …

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