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The best British convertibles from £6000 – used car buying guide

In mainland Europe they called this roadster the Opel Speedster and it sold by the bucket load. In the UK it was called a Vauxhall and most badge-obsessed Brits walked on by. More fool them. This lightweight two-seater packs a 147bhp 2.2-litre in-line four amidships, enough to propel the car to 136mph and from zero to 60mph in 5.6sec. Track ... Read More »

The UK’s 10 Fastest Selling Used Cars In October

According to Auto Trader, the UK’s fastest selling used car in the month of October was the 2010 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso HDI, followed by the 2013 Toyota Aygo and 2013 Vauxhall Astra Coupe. The Grand C4 Picasso sold in an average of 19 days across the UK with a retail price of £6,999, equipped with an HDI turbodiesel engine ... Read More »

VW emissions scandal pummels prices of used diesel cars

Prices for used Volkswagen diesel cars have hit the skids since an emissions scandal broke, but prices for gasoline-powered VWs appear to be relatively unscathed, according to auto industry sources. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board notified Volkswagen that certain of its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI diesel vehicles did not comply with clean-air standards. ... Read More »

Kenya: Higher Taxes Hit Used Car Dealers Ahead of New Law

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has slapped higher taxes on importers of second-hand vehicles ahead of a new duty that will push the prices up by Sh200,000. The revenue authority reviewed the current retail selling price of second-hand vehicles in October 15. This is the benchmark the taxman uses to calculate taxes. Documents seen by the Sunday Nation show the ... Read More »

Used-Car Prices Fall to Lowest Point This Year

Gas is cheap, and so are some used hybrid cars. The two models that had the biggest October declines in seller-set asking prices were the Toyota Prius Plug-In and Ford Fusion Hybrid. Average prices for the Prius Plug-In were down 5.7 percent ($1,110), and Fusion Hybrid prices dipped 4.4 percent ($849). The Prius Plug-In has been in the top 10 ... Read More »

Only 10% of used buyers check a car’s history

New data collected by the RAC shows that 90% of motorists are taking an unnecessary risk when buying a second-hand car because they’re failing to check its history before handing over their cash. This means that 2.5m of the 2.8m used cars sold every year are not checked for such issues as outstanding finance, being written off for insurance, or ... Read More »

Insurance firm ranks Halifax worst place for vehicle collisions

 The frequency of vehicle collisions in Halifax is increasing, says newly released data. Allstate Canada numbers sent out Thursday show that Halifax ranks last out of 81 communities, with the highest frequency of collisions over the last two years. For its annual study, Allstate used customer data from communities in provinces where the company has agency locations: Nova Scotia, New ... Read More »

The Top 5 Tips for buying a used Car in Liverpool

Despite the on-going controversy that has engulfed the Volkswagen brand in Germany, European car sales rose by an impressive 9.8% during September. The UK market played a prominent role in this growth, with new and used cars selling at an increased rate nationwide. Buying a used car is something of an art-form, especially if you purchase from a private vendor ... Read More »

Rock Hill plans new rules for used car lots

ROCK HILL -Gerald Black has done his car shopping at big franchise dealerships before, but this week, he was comparing cars at a smaller, independent used car lot, one of several that line the main roads coming off of Interstate 77. They tend to be good places to hunt for a deal, he thinks. “If you don’t have great income ... Read More »

Auto Trader announces maiden dividend as sales zoom ahead

Auto Trader has unveiled its maiden dividend after sales accelerated in the first six months of the year. The online marketplace for buying and selling cars said sales in the six months to September 27 grew 8pc to £138.2m, while underlying operating profit jumped 17pc to £83m. The company, which listed on the London Stock exchange in March this year, ... Read More »