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Cost of living crisis is fuelling booming used car market

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New research has highlighted the No 1 reason why more people choose used cars over factory-fresh models. A poll commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman found that more than half of respondents (58%) said that their primary motivation would be to save money. This is particularly pertinent at a time when …

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New drivers plan to spend £4,000 on their first car

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Newly qualified drivers plan on spending £4,124 on their first car, according to new research. Pre-17 driving experts at Young Driver surveyed 500 of its customers, who will soon turn 17, to find out what their plans are when they pass their driving test. Almost two thirds of the respondents …

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How to spot secondhand car scams

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Buying a used car has never been so fraught with danger, so Metro Bank has come up with some essential advice. September sees an influx of secondhand car scams as approximately a million drivers take possession of their new 73-plate cars and trade in their current vehicles, which means more …

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Revealed: The UK’s most reliable car brands

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Japanese and Korean car manufacturers have once again dominated an annual Top 10 of most reliable marques. Honda topped the table, scoring an impressive 96.8/100 overall, according to Warrantywise – the UK’s leading extended car warranty provider, The Reliability Index is compiled from more than 131,000 active extended car warranty …

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10 Secrets Dealers Don’t Want You To Know When Buying a Used Car

Purchasing a vehicle can be an exciting adventure. You’ve probably done your homework and chosen a few makes and models that fit your style and needs. You want to be fully prepared when you go in search of the best deal to spend your money on, so you need to …

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Retired nurse wins ‘lucky’ Ford Fiesta

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Helen Bartz, from Caerphilly in South Wales, has won her dream car worth £14,000 in Motorpoint’s national ‘Win A Car’ competition. The retired nurse entered the competition back in late 2021. It ran for seven weeks and was timed to roll out during Motorpoint’s sponsorship of ITV’s popular Sunday night …

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Expert used car buying advice

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New year, new car? If you’re thinking about changing your car in 2019, we have some top tips to guide you through the process. Follow this advice from Tim Shallcross, IAM RoadSmart’s head of technical policy, and you’ll be able to tell a trustworthy bargain from a troublesome money pit… …

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Savvy Brits planning to buy more used cars

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Two in five UK adults are planning to change their car within the next two years and most are likely to buy a second-hand vehicle, according to new research. Sainsbury’s Bank Car Insurance found that the average amount they plan to spend is £14,070 and men spend almost £5,000 more …

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Top features motorists want in a car

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New research has revealed that most in-demand options motorists would like in their next car. Air conditioning, parking sensors, electric windows and sat nav are among the Top 20 favourites in the list, according to the study by Hyundai. Air conditioning Parking sensors Electric windows Sat nav Spacious boot Digital …

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One in three used cars has a hidden past

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Hundreds of thousands of cars on UK roads could potentially have a chequered history – and most drivers are unaware of their vehicle’s unknown past. That’s according to used vehicle database Cazana.com which has revealed an alarming one in three used cars in the UK is missing important details about …

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