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Sep 16

Great Used Cars for Not Much Money!


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Unlike most houses, cars do not usually appreciate in value; in fact, the depreciation process is quite dramatic. It is possible, however, to avoid the traps of depreciation by settling for a decent used car, rather than spending money on a new vehicle that will plummet in value almost as soon as you start to drive it.

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Aug 16

Bristol Sports Cars Set for Comeback


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British drivers have long been enamoured of the two-seater sports car, and many will welcome the launch of a new, very expensive model. If you like to feel the wind in your hair when driving, and you’re not too particular about how much you pay for the privilege, you’ll be interested in the launch of this less well-known company’s new, two-seater sports model. If you’re a new driver, or just about to take your driving test, it’ll give you something to aim for!

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May 16

Is an Electric Car Right For You?


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An increasing number of drivers now opt for an electric vehicle when replacing their current car. Electric cars do have a number of things to recommend them, not least the fact that they are a lot more environmentally friendly than either petrol or diesel vehicles.

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21
Apr 16

Why and How to Choose A Used Car


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Whether you have just passed your driving test, or you can’t afford/don’t want a new car first time out, a previously owned vehicle is the logical choice. This article is a guide for choosing a used car, either from notice boards, local papers, or guaranteed from a professional car dealer.

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10
Mar 16

How to Pick a Second Hand Car


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For many newly-qualified drivers, the dream of a brand new shiny car is simply out of reach – after all, learning to drive is expensive, and you might be short a few pennies for a gleaming Ferrari or Porsche! However, that doesn’t mean that you’re relegated to driving a moving heap of junk. Buying a second hand car is a sensible investment involving very little compromise on quality – and remember, most cars bought brand new depreciate sharply in the first year, as much as 40%, so it’s a smart long term move. That doesn’t mean that it’s an easy field to navigate. Buying a second hand car carries risks that are simply not involved in buying brand new. However, there are some steps that you can take towards making the best choice, and protecting yourself and your hard earned money.

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19
Nov 15

Should You Buy A Second Hand Car Online?


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With more complaints against used cars than any other purchase, there are many reasons against buying a second hand car. However, there are also many benefits to purchasing a used car, including one of the most predominant factors, price.

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12
Nov 15

Best Value Hatchbacks For Young Drivers


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Although many young drivers have expensive taste, times are tough. Value for money is vital in this day and age, so if you’re looking for your first motor you’re best to go for something practical. If you are in the market for your very first car, scroll through this list and see if anything tickles your fancy, and remember, buying a car is just the beginning…

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16
Jul 15

The Top 5 Cars for Young Drivers


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Passed your driving test? Congratulations! Now it’s time to choose your first car. However, with so many on the market, which do you pick? If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, here are our top 5 picks for cars for young drivers:

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Jun 15

Best First Cars for Young Learners


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Choosing your first car – the car you’re going to learn to drive in – is a big deal, but don’t rush into anything. Although you may be excited to finally be getting out on the open road, remember that some makes and models of car are much better suited to learner drivers and new drivers than others. While the little sporty numbers and convertibles may look nice, they’re not always cost effective, easy to maintain, or simple to drive. Here are some aspects to look out for in your first car, including a few suggestions to help you on your search:

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Jan 15

The Best Driving Apps of 2014


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If you search for driving apps on your smartphone or tablet PC, you’ll find plenty of time-killing games that challenge you to parallel park your virtual car, to race to get kids to school in your virtual bus on time, or even see if you can maneuver a limo without hitting anything. However, delve a little deeper, and you’ll find some apps that could actually be really useful to you as a driver. Here are 4 fantastic apps that have enjoyed great success in 2014, making it easier than ever before to control, maintain, and manage your vehicle.

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