Category Archives: Used Cars

Understanding the Different Types of Motor Insurance

Choosing the right motor insurance can be difficult due to the sheer amount of cover available. From third party to GAP insurance, how can you tell which one is right for you? To help you make a decision, below you’ll discover more about the different types on offer. Continue reading

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Top 5 Second Hand Coupes

Nowadays there are numerous different coupes on the market, and everyone has their own tastes and needs when buying a car. There are a number of factors to consider when buying one second hand, and there are some which stand out from the crowd. Here are the top 5 second hand coupes on the market. Continue reading

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We’re Pumped For The New BMW GT, You Should Be Too!

Last month, BMW unveiled the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo and wow, is it impressive. It’s the next in line after the 5 Series GT, and this one has five doors with liftback. We have to admit, this latest model has us excited for a wide range of reasons, and it is worth examining everything we know so far about this beautiful new car. Continue reading

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Driving God? Listen; Nobody’s Perfect

Men: As a man, have you ever paused and, in a moment of quiet self-reflection, told yourself, “Do you know; I reckon you’re just about perfect”? I know I have and this is especially true of my innate driving ability which I have always assumed was second to none. Continue reading

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The New VED Rates 2017

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) has been a bane of motorists for almost as long as cars themselves. The Motor Car Act of 1903 required motorists to pay £1. Then a ‘road fund’ was established for the purpose of maintaining the roads but by 1937 the government of the time realised that this was a handy sum annually and absorbed it into general funds. The result is the system we have today and, as of April 1st, anyone buying a new car has to stump up VED. Motorparks, the national multi-brand new and used car dealership, kindly offer this comprehensive infographic to help drivers make sense of it all: Continue reading

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Brexit: How Do You Like Your Fudge?

The important news is that this weekend it’s the Le Mans 24 hour race. Enjoy. In other news, this coming Monday (Probably. Or not. What could possibly go wrong?) will see the start of the Brexit negotiations with those obstinate continental fellows. Continue reading

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What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Car’s Engine Oil

The most important thing to remember about car engines is they need lubrication! Here’s why you should regularly check, top-up and change your oil: If you were hungry, you wouldn’t neglect your belly. Neither should you ignore the dipstick when it tells you that your car’s engine oil is dangerously low. Read on to find out why your oil is so important and how to check the levels in your car. Continue reading

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Why It’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Car Lover!

For some people, a car is little more than a method of getting from one place to another. They treat it as little more than a tool of convenience to help them deal with the day-to-day logistics of going to work, seeing friends, and picking their kids up from school every day. And there’s nothing wrong with that. However, for many other people, cars are so much more than that. Continue reading

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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