April 22, 2014

Top 5 Aftermarket Add-Ons for Family Cars

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Today's family vehicles boast quality features that are light years ahead of those clunky station wagons and minivans of yesteryear. Whether you're picking up the kids from school en route to football practice in your Chevy Suburban, navigating the highway behind the wheel of your Honda Odyssey for your daily commute to work, or just out for a … [Read more...]

Just what is the price of a new car?

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What does a new car really cost? A strange question you may well ask but is there really any point in having a recommended list price when it bears little or no resemblance to what the actual invoice price ends up being? Having recently visited several car dealers as part of my day job, I have been fascinated by the fact they all seem to be very … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – March 2011

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

Is it all about the add-ons for Tesco Cars?

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We wish Tesco all the luck in their new venture Tesco Cars and surely with their resources they can succeed where certainly Autoquake failed. However there is a feeling in the trade that they better be prepared to burn through some cash. When it comes to retailing Tesco are without equal but car retailing, as many have discovered, is a … [Read more...]

Good deals will be available for the patient car buyer

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The onset of British Summertime has coincided with the change in popularity of what sells and what sticks. 4wd vehicles are not fetching the premium they were a short while ago and, with a run of sunshine, cabs are making their seasonal comeback, seeing prices starting to harden. MPV’s will soon also start to have their say and flex their … [Read more...]

Car Makers Premier League – February 2011

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It’s time once more for the Car Makers Premier League where each and every month we examine the top 20 manufacturers by number of units registered and see just how they look when compared with the previous month. At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be … [Read more...]

The “hard sell” conundrum

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We have talked many times about how much of a pivotal role a business manager now plays in a car showroom, and this year that role is set to take on even more importance. Car buyers are now prepared for the fact that they could spend just as long talking about finance and insurance products than about the right car and, of course, the best … [Read more...]

Top 10 silly little cars

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The dictionary defines “silly” as weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid foolish or absurd; ridiculous; irrational: a silly idea, foolish, feeble-minded, simple and pitiful. We occasionally see the odd car on our travels up and down the various motorways of this country which make us think “that’s a silly looking car if ever I saw one” (or words … [Read more...]

Used car prices – it’s just a guide

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He emitted a little laugh at first but quite quickly his face turned into a grimace and he was clearly quite angry. “Do you think I am an idiot?” he snarled at the salesman who was facing him from the opposite side of his car. “No, of course not sir” he replied calmly, “I believe that to be a fair price for your car”. “Well in that case … [Read more...]

webuyanycar review – They will buy any car but beware of the asterisk

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Buy any car? Well yes but it pays to read the smallprint. There is no doubt that used car buying sites such as we buy any car or we will buy your car amongst others, are very easy to navigate and do make the process of selling your car straightforward and stress free. If you are in a position to sell your car (hopefully in order to buy a new one) … [Read more...]