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Ford Fiesta is named the top used car of 2012

THE Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec five-door has been named Used Car of the Year 2012 and used supermini of the year. And in a triple swoop for the blue oval brand the Ford Mondeo was voted best used family car while the S-Max took the best used MPV trophy in the annual What Car? awards. […]

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Games makers make a play for Olympic BMWs

AFTER supplying nearly 3,000 cars to London 2012 for the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer, BMW UK is now turning them into gold for their used cars business. The cars are being offered with discounts, low rate finance, extended service and longer warranties in a special package to the 70,000 games makers volunteers who […]

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Used car shortage pushes values upwards

A comparative shortage of used cars is pushing used car values up according to a report from British Car Auctions. Compared to last year, values are almost 10 per cent higher in July the latest Pulse Report claims. The increase is apparent in the fleet, lease and part-exchange market sectors, creating improvements in values of […]

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Second-hand Ford Puma is still feisty and great fun

FORD’S fabulous Puma is surely a future-classic, so now is a great time to snap one up before the prices start to rise. The timeless three-door coupe was based on the well-proven Fiesta platform and was built from 1997 to 2002. There were three main derivatives, the 1.4i 16V, the 1.6i and the 1.7i 16V, […]

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Used Seat Leons are cheaper than VW or Audi rivals

The Leon is a radically styled, Golf-based entrant into the Focus class. The pleasing but radical styling and non-premium badge have kept prices soft when compared to the Golf or Audi A3 which are essentially the same car underneath. But with no significant updates, the design is not dating, but is rather standing the test […]

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Changing face of BMW’s 3 Series through decades

Each new BMW 3 Series is a harmonious combination of BMW tradition and modernity, of classic and innovative elements that constantly interpret the desired family resemblance in a most exciting way. During the course of more than three and a half decades, the face of the BMW 3 Series has constantly evolved. Designers have always […]

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Rare Fisker goes under the hammer

A special sale at BCA Bedford saw a 2006 Fisker Tramonto – the only right hand drive model in existence and one of just 15 built, go under the hammer. A true supercar, the Tramonto is based on the Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG and was created by the Californian based company founded by former Aston […]

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Nissan’s Qashqai scoops second used car title

The popular Nissan Qashqai has been honoured by CAP for the second year running. CAP, one of the UK’s leading car pricing experts has named Nissan’s Qashqai Used Car of the Year. The popular crossover has scooped the title for the second year in a row. A panel of judges comprising of used car market […]

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