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Car Buying

Benefits of Buying a Car Instead of Leasing

In today’s day and age, many motorists are deciding to lease their next vehicle instead of purchasing it. While there are a few benefits to this, in most cases it actually makes more sense for a motorist to purchase a car and especially in the used car market. Here are a few of the main benefits to consider with...
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The Smart Way to Finance Your Next Car

When it comes to making major financial decisions, most people like to think that they are perfectly capable of weighing up all of the pros and cons of the situation and making carefully considered choices opting for the deals which make the best financial sense. However, when it comes to cars, it often seems that such a rational approach...
Car Financing

Simple Guide to Car Financing

Car finance is becoming more complicated all the time. There are lots of terms out there to explain different ways to finance a car- it's pretty confusing. For example;Personal loan. You don't always have to pay a deposit but you will need a good credit rating. You own the car immediately. Hire purchase. You don't own the...

Try before you buy your next used car

Are Test Drives Really Necessary? For most people, a car is the second most expensive single item that they will ever purchase and such a major financial commitment is not one to be undertaken lightly. Absolutely everything we ever buy is chosen on the basis of need, desirability and value for money but different products require different levels of buying...
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Peugeot Options for a Mid-Price Family Car

Buying a car is always a purchase that you must carefully consider as it serves such an important role, but this is particularly true for families. Parents need to find a safe, practical and reliable vehicle that is within their budget. This can be challenging, but there are many excellent family cars available on the market which would be...

How To Start A Used Car Sales Business

If you’re looking for a change in the form of a new career, and have decided that you want to turn your passion for cars into paid employment, then there’s no better way than to start a used car sales business. Dip Your Toe in the Water First You may be unsure of whether or not to take the plunge, so...
Buy or Lease A New Car

New Cars & Depreciation

There are lots of ways to buy a car. You can pay cash, part ex and arrange finance or any combination of these three. What you do depends on how flush you are and who you are buying from. The UK car market is increasingly competitive with prices getting lower, specs higher and finance deals increasingly flexible (and more...

Thinking about a new car?

The summer is a good time to buy a new car, go cruising and enjoy the weather. Here are some tips on how to maximise your budget, work out what kind of car you really need, and where to look to help you bag a bargain.Maximise you buying power with cashPrivate sellers and commercial retailers will always want to...

How to Afford the Car You Want

Sometimes, getting what you want requires more than just good fortune. Sometimes, it requires a plan and hard work.A car is one of the big ticket items that your financial life is likely to be made up of. If you’re very lucky, you’ll be able to afford to buy it outright, or you won’t have to consider the loan...
How to buy a used car

Used Car Buying Checklist for Dummies

It can be daunting to buy a second-hand car for many who are not automobile experts. It is for this reason that this checklist has been assembled for anybody to help them to get a great deal on a high-quality used vehicle.10. Identify your budget – Before finding the car of your dreams, it is vital that you establish...

The Best Used Car Choices in 2017

With the year coming to a close it’s a time of change and renewal, the perfect time to trade in your car for something bigger and better, and with the benefit of hindsight you can find the best car for you on the pre-owned market.Why Buy Used?You might think a time of renewal calls for something new but there...
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What to Look Out for When Buying a Second-Hand Car

Buying a used car is a great way to save money on your mode of transport. There are so many great deals on used cars that you should be able to find your dream make and model at the right price, but with a lot of risks involved if you don’t know what to look out for, your used...

Selling your first car

Your first car is one which you will remember forever, for all its quirks and delights, the way it felt to drive and the excitement you felt when your feet first pressed the pedals. However, there will come a time when you wish to move on from that treasured first purchase and start the search for an upgrade. This...

Top 5 Luxurious Car Interiors

When it comes to buying a car, (and not just your standard, everyday car), but an expensive prestige one, then the interior is just as important as the exterior. What’s going on in the inside matters just as much as the appearance from the outside, because when you’re the driver, being comfortable, feeling at home and enjoying your car...

Buying A Car – Important Considerations

Most people enjoy the process of deciding which make and model of car to buy. It is a chance to spend weeks flicking through motoring magazines and test-driving cars.This stage of the research process is fun, so most of us are more than happy to do it. Unfortunately, many people buy without having sufficient checks carried out to make...

Internet Car Shopping

Use The Internet To Get The Best Possible Deal On Your New VehicleWhen it comes to getting the best possible deal for the best possible price, it's always an excellent idea to shop around. And when it comes to shopping wisely, the best policy is to make use of your ability to compare and contrast all of the various...

The Booming Small Car Market

Shining the spotlight on the UK’s popular small car marketDo you know that small cars and superminis have made up the majority of the top ten bestselling cars across the UK so far this year? How about the fact that the Ford Fiesta was the bestselling car across the country in 2014?It is clear to see that the small...

German saloons: what’s in the cabin?

German cars are renowned for their quality, so when young professionals are looking for a vehicle to support their status, it’s no surprise that they opt for a sophisticated saloon. However, this market has become massively popular over recent years, so the competition is higher than ever.So, what is it that’s most important to people when choosing an executive...

Which is the best website to sell your car?

Using a car buying service removes a lot of the stress from selling a car. The process is usually simple: you get a valuation, the car is inspected, and all being well you will get a fair price. However, it has become clear in recent years that car buying services can vary greatly in terms of quality. Here, we’ll...

3 Strategies for minimising car depreciation

Three Strategies For Getting the Most Value Out of Your CarIt’s no secret that cars lose value. Everybody knows it, and it happens as soon as you drive your new car off the lot. New cars can lose 15-35% of their value in that first year, depending on the vehicle. Stats like that are used by a lot of...

Top Tips for buying a Used Car

Most people don’t buy their cars brand new; in fact, buying a car straight out of the showroom is simply a terrible investment given that its value can drop by nearly 20% in its first year alone, and taking out a loan to pay for it means you’ll likely end up paying double what it’s actually worth.This is not...

Car Leasing on a Budget

With the cost of living constantly rising, and everyone trying to live within their budget, one of the huge expenses people have to deal with is their car. However, did you know you can actually save money by leasing a car instead?Used car leasing is ultimately cheaper than buying a car outright, and you get the benefit of being able...

The Cargiant Car Quiz!

Cargiant are typically known for being the largest used car supermarket in the world, so if you’re looking for second hand car sales in London then their 28 acre site is the perfect place to start. However if you want to test your iconic car knowledge across some of the biggest movies and television shows of the 60s, 70s,...

The Car Buying Dilemma

Whilst recently searching for a new car, I came to a crossroads: should I buy from a dealership, or should I buy from a private seller on somewhere like Craigslist? You've probably had the same car buying dilemma - 'dealer reassurance' or 'lower cost private seller'. This post will explore the pros and cons to each and hopefully get you pointed in...

Car Ownership Costs

Most motorists are pretty clued up when it comes to securing a good deal on their new car. Whether buying a new or used model, UK buyers have come to realise that there is almost always room to manoeuvre on the sticker price. The internet has been invaluable here. There are now many sites that will give you not...

Top 5 Family Hatchback Cars

Picking the perfect family car can be quite a dilemma, let’s cut through the bewildering array of mainstream cars on the market and take a look at the top 5 most affordable and versatile (ie, family friendly) hatchback models out there: Best all-rounder: VW Golf 2009-2012Pros: Great engines, refined designed, BlueMotion model cheapest to runCons: Expensive purchase price, nothing ground-breaking...

The benefits of Car Leasing

Many people are still undecided when it comes to buying or leasing a car. Leasing became huge in the US before it eventually caught on here in the UK. It is essentially a long term vehicle rental, whereby you pay a fixed price monthly over a period of time.Whilst the UK new car market thrives it seems that most...

Ways to finance a new car

A new car can be a big purchase. For many people, cars are among the biggest purchases they will ever make except for property. This can leave many people unsure as to how best to fund their new vehicle purchase. There are a number of ways you can finance the purchase of a new car, and some of the...
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5 reasons you need a Compact Car

These cars are small but perfectly formed. They are cheap to buy and run and a terrifically competitive market means they drive better, look better and have better interiors than ever before. These are now viable cars for nearly every household; even families would find them useful as second cars or an excellent first car for a teenager or...

True Cost of Owning a Car

Have you considered buying a new car? You may be surprised at the real cost behind owning a new car once you add all the additional extras. Insurance, fuel, parking and maintenance, it all adds up and that’s not even to mention the swift depreciation new cars face. Especially when it comes to buying your first car, there are...

What kind of car is right for you?

Are you looking at buying a new car or upgrading your current one? With so many different options available on the market from numerous brands, selecting the car that’s right for you might seem like a daunting task. It’s important to consider several factors and your own personal needs before deciding on the type of car that you will...

Ultimate Car Financing Guide

A new car purchase is a big expense and can be a difficult one for many people. When it comes to financing a new car, there are a range of options available. Each has its own pros and cons, and the question of which is best depends on your individual circumstances.CashUsing cash from savings to buy a car is...

Buying a used car safely

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Helpful Tips When Buying A BMW

Helpful Tips When Seeking A BMW for sale in LondonWhen you are looking for a new car, there are few models more appealing than a BMW. Alongside Mercedes-Benz and Audi, the brand is one of the best selling luxury automobile manufacturers in the World.BMW manufactures a variety of models, from the executive M5 saloon to the sporty Z4 Roadster...

Bundles of Joy with an MPV

Picking the right family vehicle is never a clear-cut decision as some days you may fancy a uniquely-styled saloon or an elegant estate. It all depends on what mood you are in when you look at your current set of wheels. You may have overlooked the people carrier but if you have a new member of the family crying...
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Best Strategies for selling your car

The Three Best Strategies for Selling Your CarAt some point during every car owner’s life there will come a time to trade up for a better car and if not done correctly this somewhat tedious task can see many left short in the pocket. Being prudent when selling your car can enable you to minimise your losses and help...

Take it or Leave it? Choosing Car Dealer Add-ons

Purchasing a new car is always an exciting time. If you’ve been considering it for a while, you’ve probably researched, taken test drives and asked plenty of questions to help you decide on your ideal make, model and price range. While you may be ready to spend a bit extra on a few luxury add-ons (who can live without...

Car buying when you have bad credit

What happens when you have a bad credit rating?Lets face it, Britain has been in recession for some time now..and as a result, it has left alot of people with bad credit.Its nothing to be ashamed of, there are many different reasons why this has happened, from businesses failing, redundancy to houses in negative equity. But it has left...

Choosing your First Car

You have recently passed your driving test and now it feels like a new world has opened up around you. A newly-found freedom to go where you want, when you want without having to rely on mum and dad gives you an independence which now needs to be explored. The only real snag is that car ownership is dangerously...

What you can expect from a Car Supermarket

What Types of Cars Can You Expect from a Car Supermarket?The time has come to change the car parked in your driveway which means that you are now faced with one of life’s difficult decisions. Which brand should you go for or if you are devoted to a brand then which variety of model should you choose? The selection...