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Top 10: most popular used car reviews | What Car?

Buying a used car can net you a real bargain, and with sales of used cars in the UK consistently outstripping new cars, it’s no wonder that the used reviews section of our website is proving so popular. That’s why we’ve rounded up the most popular used car reviews that you’ve been reading. It’s a real mixture, combining some of ... Read More »

Fitch: European Diesel Restrictions Could Hit Used Car Prices

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 26 (Fitch) The prospect of greater restrictions on diesel-engine cars in Europe has not affected used car prices so far, but this could change if the restrictions caused a rapid and large shift of demand away from diesel cars, Fitch Ratings says. Implications for auto loan and lease ABS ... Read More »

Inflated New Car Inventory Could Be Killing Used Car Prices

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Inflated New Car Inventory Could Be Killing Used Car Prices Analysts have long suspected that high volumes of lease turn-ins would kill used car prices, but that’s ... Read More »

Check for Recalls Before You Buy a Used Car

On Friday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced settlements with 104 car dealerships that sold vehicles with unresolved safety recalls without informing the buyers. The settlements allow dealers to market used cars with open safety recalls as long as they disclose the issue in their advertising and in the showroom before the sale. It’s the latest wrinkle in a ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki to unveil DZire on April 24 Five things to expect in the new car

Maruti Suzuki teased the facelift of its compact sedan DZire on Friday. The company has touted the new model as DZire, dropping the prefix Swift in the badge, to make its identity distinct and independent of the popular hatchback. Sales justify DZire’s hype: Since its launch in 2008 and through a makeover in 2012, over 13 lakh units have been ... Read More »

How diesel motorists could receive £2,000 towards a new car

Plans to reward diesel motorists with £2,000 towards a new car has moved a step closer. The move comes as Theresa May reportedly overruled ministers to demand the introduction of a diesel scrappage scheme. It’s intended to lessen the impact of new plans to tackle air pollution by introducing a ‘toxin tax’ on older diesel vehicles when they enter 10 ... Read More »

Volkswagen Amarok Aventura car review: ‘Who would need it?’

Flatbed trucks always have names like speciality condoms – Titan, Hilux, Trojan – and the Amarok Aventura took this one step further (I’m a rock, I’m a roll, I’m adventura! I’m your worst nightmare and your wildest dream). But it was a sensitive vehicle with a highly responsive automatic gearbox. In sports mode, it sounded like it was having a ... Read More »

MG E-Motion EV sports car on course for production

The MG E-Motion concept is on course to make production as an electric sports car that could rival the Tesla Model S. Speaking at MG’s Shanghai research and development centre today, the brand’s product planning boss Zhang Liang said MG would put the car into production if reactions to its reveal at the Shanghai motor show are positive. Following the release of images in ... Read More »

Tommy Wright: St Johnstone are shopping in the used car market

St Johnstone’s weekend opponents Aberdeen have got to second in the Premiership by splashing out on Mercedes cars, according to Perth boss Tommy Wright. And the McDiarmid Park side have got to fourth with shrewd second-hand deals. Wright, who praised chairman Steve Brown for helping him build a squad that would be the envy of many a manager in the ... Read More »

How you could save thousands on a new car this Easter

VW Golf If you are looking for a new car, this Easter weekend could be the perfect time to buy one. Online car buying site, carwow, are expecting sales of £5.5m this Bank Holiday weekend via their site alone and wth a car the second most expensive purchase most people ever make, it’s important to make sure you get the ... Read More »