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Revealed: UK’s Top 10 used cars

Used car lot

Sales of second-hand cars are rocketing in the UK, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The amount of used cars changing hands more than doubled in the last few months. Year on year, the market grew 108.6% in the second quarter …

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How a bad credit score can cost drivers dear

Used MINIs

Having a poor credit score could end up costing you as much as £8,000 extra when financing one of the UK’s most popular cars, according to new research by Uswitch.com. For instance, the best-selling Ford Fiesta costs £16,645 to buy outright. However, when bought on finance with a four-year repayment …

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Top 10 most unusual items left behind in a car

Motorpoint - the UK’s largest independent car retailer

A family pet was just one of the more unusual items accidentally left behind in a part-exchange car, according to Motorpoint – the UK’s largest independent car retailer. The research comes off the back of a big influx of part-exchange vehicles at its network of branches in England, Scotland and …

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Top Tips to get your Car Road Trip Ready

With foreign travel still seeming like a distant hope, more of us than ever will be preparing for road trips around the UK this summer. And the first hints of better weather and the whiff of longer days are allowing us to dare to dream up plans for where we …

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Revealed: Britain’s most popular used cars

Ford Fiesta ST

It’s official – the Ford Fiesta remains the UK’s best-selling second-hand car, according to the final figures for 2020 released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Overall, the used car market was down 14.9% with 6,752,959 transactions, thanks to the pandemic, making 2020 the lowest performing year …

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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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