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9 Things To Keep In Mind When Buying A Used Car Online

It’s a highly digitised world where what can be done online is being done online. The added convenience of online shopping extends to buying cars as well, especially used cars. Sure you can configure and pre-order a new car from a manufacturer’s website but when you’re looking to buy a used car, it’s a bit more complicated. While there are ... Read More »

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 »

When you have to search the ranks of Ferrari’s fastest supercars for comparisons, you know there’s something special about the new BMW M5

The idiom “too much is never enough” has never been so vociferously challenged Pros Power. More power. Way too much power. Oh, and it handles like a treat, too Cons Uhm, speeding tickets and outrageous insurance bills. Not enough rear seat legroom, either Value for money Jeez, I don’t know. What price a four-door Ferrari? What would I change? A little less weight would ... 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 »

Who should die when a driverless car crashes? Q&A ponders the future

‘Smart people are trying to figure out how this works,’ the Q&A audience was told in a discussion about driverless cars. Illustration: Alamy Should a driverless car swerve to miss a child, knowing it will kill its passenger? Or should it maintain its path and end a younger life? It’s deeply troubling ethical dilemmas like these that Sandra Peter believes ... Read More »

When it’s worth flying to buy a used car

DETROIT – If you’re willing to fly, you can save — perhaps thousands of dollars — when you buy a used SUV, car or truck. Used vehicle prices vary wildly between U.S. metro areas, sometimes over $3,000. So with some careful research and a plane ticket, it might be worth the time it takes to travel. “For the adventurous deal-seeker looking ... Read More »

Things to Keep in Mind When You’re Hunting for a Reliable Used Car

An elderly woman is crying profusely over the phone, and all anyone can do is listen and try to console her. Through no fault of her own, she’s now beside herself with a $7000 repair estimate for a car that has become a 3500-pound paperweight. The only thing she knows about cars is how to drive one. Guess who was responsible ... Read More »

Things to Keep in Mind When You’re Hunting for a Reliable Used Car

An elderly woman is crying profusely over the phone, and all anyone can do is listen and try to console her. Through no fault of her own, she’s now beside herself with a $7000 repair estimate for a car that has become a 3500-pound paperweight. The only thing she knows about cars is how to drive one. Guess who was responsible ... Read More »

Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words

Cleese isn’t the first celebrity to go back on his very public word. From Charlie Simpson’s Busted to Bond star Sean Connery, it’s wise to never say never again. Image copyrightPAImage captionBusted busted in 2005 Charlie Simpson – Busted There are some bands that will never get back together. Abba. The Jam. The Smiths. Then there are those that “will ... Read More »

When Your Computer’s Location Could Deny You A Loan!

A high ratio of credit defaulters in your neighbourhood could be bad news for you. There was a time when banks used a handful of information to assess the creditworthiness of the borrower. With the introduction of credit score, the lending industry saw a huge revolution. Banks and other financial systems relied on credit reports to reduce the risk of ... Read More »