Category Archives: Used Cars

Peugeot 2008, GT-LIne, crossover, SUV, small SUV, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Peugeot 2008 Update: The PureTech GT-Line

I reviewed the latest Peugeot 2008 last year, HERE. Then, it was a diesel-engine version in Allure trim. It was a fine modestly-sized SUV which I described as being an ideal small, economical family car. The 2008 is based on the 208 supermini but, although heavier, offers more versatility and space. This time I wanted to try the three-cylinder 1.2 PureTech petrol engine with a lively 130bhp and 230Nm of torque. Continue reading

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Common Used Car Scams and How to Detect Them

The used car market is an enormous one and the rise of the internet has now made it easier than ever to find a second-hand vehicle for an affordable price. However, it can also be a dangerous market and there are a lot of scam artists attempting to either sell an unsafe/illegal car and/or rip you off. Here are a few of the more common car scams to look out for and how you can avoid them: Continue reading

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Drive Down The Cost Of Car Insurance With This Legal Advice

Nobody wants to pay over the odds for their car insurance. However, that’s something thousands of motorists do every single year. They allow their policies to renew automatically because they don’t have to deal with the hassle of switching companies. Continue reading

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Make The Right New Car Decision

Throughout the year motor manufacturers launch, it seems, a new car on almost a daily basis. The choice has never been so good. Soon the very latest vehicles will be beckoning to you alluringly from behind plate-glass showroom windows. Try me. Buy me. Continue reading

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Ford Mustang V8 GT: Past Master.

It is dusk. The dark descends as, out of the gloom, emerges a slender figure. “That’s enormous”, said my wife, “also a bit flash”. Naturally, I expected this reaction and was ready for it. I started the car and the Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 grumbled into life; I switched on the lights and, jumping out, went around to the passenger side and opened the door to reveal – a puddle light shining a bright, white Mustang onto the road like a personal bat-signal. Job done. Sold to the lady! Continue reading

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Car Repair Vs. Maintenance

Cars are expensive and often difficult beasts to run. Like anything using a mix of electronics and mechanical parts; they are very prone to failure. Whether your cambelt snaps or your tyres need to be replaced, you need to be taking the right action. And, sometimes, this work should come before the incident ever occurs. Continue reading

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Porsche 911 Dominates European Classic Car Trade

Classic Trader, Europe’s leading online classic car trading platform operating the first international online marketplace for the purchase and sale of classic cars, has for the first time eclipsed a total trading volume of €1bn, with Porsche and Mercedes dominating the top ten in the number of listings. Continue reading

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The Sporting Minivan

If commercial vans are the arterial lifeblood of commerce then the minivan, or MPV, is the vehicle that keeps a family on the road. Roomy and comfortable, the minivan is not known for driving thrills but that does not have to be the case as this fun survey from Van Monster shows…. Continue reading

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Four Ways To Know If It’s Time To Junk A Car

Junk car, junk car medics, old cars, used cars, sell your carDoes your car need another major repair and you are wondering if its time to junk it instead of pouring more money into it? If you are at a crossroads and cant decide whether or not to junk or repair your car, its smart to consider various factors to help you make a decision with ease. While it isnt possible to tell how long your old car will run, take a look at these 4 signs that may make it clear that its time to junk your car. Continue reading