Tag Archives: Buying

11 questions to ask when buying a new car

  1. Do you really need a new car? Back in the good old days, people bought new cars every few years because cars were far less reliable than they are today. The arrival of long-lasting Japanese-made cars in the 1970s and 1980s changed that. Cars can now hang in there quite well for a decade or more, no matter ... Read More »

10 BIGGEST mistakes people make while buying a new car!

Now this is one of the most overlooked thing while buying a car. Pre-Delivery Inspection or PDI is the final and through checkup of your car before handing it over to you. Dealers sometimes try to skip this step and hand over the car without a PDI certificate. Many people are not aware of this and overlook this important process. ... Read More »

Used car buying guide: Smart Roadster

Just £2450 will get you behind the wheel of one of the most interesting small sports cars of the past 15 years – a Smart Roadster Light coupé. The 2005-registered £2450 car we found has done almost 90,000 miles. It has only seven service stamps in the book – not ideal given the tiny engine’s fondness for fresh oil (every 7000 miles). ... Read More »

Top 15 used car models that people are buying right now

The used car market in India has become larger than the new car market. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Planning to buy a car? Whether you are buying a new or a used car, this listing of the top used cars in demand across India is going to be useful. For new car buyers, it helps to zero in on a brand ... Read More »

Used car buying guide: Jeep Wrangler

The 4.0 is better if you plan off-roading There’s an all-new Wrangler coming to these shores next year. It looks a lot like the old one but, even more important, like the one before that. It’s a good time, then, to consider this most ancient version, the well-regarded Wrangler TJ, from 1996 to 2006. See Jeep Wrangler for sale on PistonHeads In ... Read More »

Buyer beware: How to avoid buying a used Uber or Lyft car

If you are looking to buy a used car—beware!  Former Uber and Lyft vehicles are popping up in used car lots without any warning to you, the potential buyer. Experts tell us their wear and tear is worse than what typical used cars experience, which could lead to costly repairs and maintenance for the next owner. West Palm Beach resident ... Read More »

Car subcriptions instead of buying, now LIVE! Zoomcar Subscribe brings Baleno, Creta, Brezza, XUV & more

Have you looked other cars on the road and wished to drive them like you own them? Yes we all did and it was a distant dream till now but ZoomCar has come up with new subscription offers for cars where you can change your vehicle according to your need and preference. Just like magazines. What is it all about? ... Read More »

Used car buying guide: Honda NSX

I was going to say you wouldn’t find a Ferrari with 126,000 miles under its wheels, as one particular 1995 Honda NSX Targa F-Matic auto can claim (it’s up for £31,995) – and then I came across a 1998 Ferrari F355 GTS (£45,000) with 151,000 of them. See Honda NSX for sale on PistonHeads  Given that some Ferraris are driven around the block just ... Read More »

Five More Ways To Save When Buying A New Car

Last month, we brought you Six Ways To Avoid Paying Too Much For Your Car This Winter. Here are five more points to ponder as you prepare to walk into a dealership. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Don’t be in a hurry. A consumer who needs wheels right now, today, is gold to a dealer, especially if you let them know you’re ... Read More »

GST impact on buying, selling used cars; 4 power points explain it all briefly

This type of transaction is similar to the one in the previous case, except that the buyer is in the course or furtherance of business. The second-hand car market in India is largely unorganised and fragmented. Since the transactions happen in different ways, following are the impact of goods and services tax (GST). Individual sells to individual As per Section ... Read More »