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Half of used cars have hidden history – from insurance write-offs to outstanding finance

Half of used cars have hidden history – from insurance write-offs to outstanding finance

Used car buyers are being urged to be on their guard after a new study found half of all used cars have a hidden history. The release of new registrations at the start of March traditionally sees a spike in buyers looking for a used bargain. However, a study of vehicle data by the RAC […]

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Volvo to impose 112mph speed limit on all its cars from next year

Volvo to impose 112mph speed limit on all its cars from next year

Volvo has announced that it will limit the top speed of all its new cars to 112mph (180kph) from 2020. The Swedish car maker said that people do not realise the danger of speeding and that its limiter would help people understand the dangers associated with speeding and to adapt their behaviour. Volvo’s Vision 2020 […]

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Car dealers overcharging buyers by £1,000 a year for finance

Car dealers overcharging buyers by £1,000 a year for finance

Car dealers are overcharging customers buying on finance by more than £1,000 a year in order to push up their own commissions, according to the UK’s financial watchdog. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it was considering how to intervene in the car finance market after uncovering what it called “serious concerns” relating to how […]

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A record number of cars are expected to fail their MOT in March

A record number of cars are expected to fail their MOT in March

A record number of vehicles are expected to fail their MOT in March – yet more than half will be for easily-avoidable reasons, according to new research. March is the busiest month of the year for new car sales, accounting for around 20 per cent of annual registrations. Three years ago a staggering 609,000 new […]

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Insiders share secrets of the showroom to help you get a better deal

Insiders share secrets of the showroom to help you get a better deal

Buying a car is an expensive and stressful business for many of us. It’s among the biggest financial commitments we will make and the world is awash with stories of car dealers trying to hoodwink customers or get them to pay over the odds. To help redress the balance a bit, Admiral Car Finance gathered […]

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World’s most significant Jaguar collection put up for sale

World’s most significant Jaguar collection put up for sale

Some of the world’s rarest Jaguars, including the very first prototype to carry the name, are being put on sale for the first time. The 12-car ‘Jaguar Sports Car Collection’ is being broken up and sold on the open market in what is being described as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors and fans. The collection […]

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Cars across Britain are being cut open by thieves for their catalytic converters

Cars across Britain are being cut open by thieves for their catalytic converters

The balaclava-clad figure who arrived under cover of darkness at the depot of Evans European Transport Ltd on the edge of a Grimsby industrial estate three weeks ago wasted no time in setting about his work. After using an angle grinder to cut through the metal perimeter fence, the 6ft-tall intruder systematically looted the fleet […]

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Diesel Land Rover 20 times less polluting than a Renault Clio

Diesel Land Rover 20 times less polluting than a Renault Clio

A 3.0-litre diesel Land Rover emits fewer harmful pollutants than a Renault Clio, according to a new independent emissions test. The AIR Index is a new real-world testing programme designed to remove confusion around the nitrous oxides (NOx) emissions of modern vehicles. In its first round of tests it found that the 1.2-litre diesel Clio […]

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UK’s safest cars – three SUVs set standard for 2019

UK’s safest cars – three SUVs set standard for 2019

Seat’s new Tarraco has “set the target” for safety in 2019 after testers revealed the results of the first round of crash assessments. The seven-seater was one of three SUVs to score top marks in the opening tests by Euro NCAP. The Honda CR-V and Mercedes G-Class were also awarded a full five-star rating by […]

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Doing any of these 10 things could leave your car uninsured

Doing any of these 10 things could leave your car uninsured

Car insurance is an expensive business. Recent years have seen repeated rises in costs and the average policy at the end of 2018 stood cost £774, up two per cent on the previous quarter. There are plenty of hints and tips about how to keep your costs down but there’s a fine line between being […]

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