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Big surprises in Glass’s residual values Top 10

Toyota’s Land Cruiser surprisingly tops the list of cars which depreciate the least. BUYING a new car is something people consider carefully – especially in these challenging financial times, but Glass’s has produced some useful information about which cars lose the least money – and there are some big surprises in the Top 10. So […]

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Used car prices hit by low economic confidence

It’s a mixed picture for used car prices around the country. HERE’S our round-up of the state of the market in the UK – region by region. South East Economy Still Shaky SOUTH EAST average car value: £8,793 (Sample size: 60,081) Car prices in the South East reflect a generally nervous economic picture, with consumers […]

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80’s icons – the Sierra XR4i and the Space Shuttle

  The Space Shuttle and a Ford Sierra XR4i pictured together in the early 1980s. THIS rare picture from Ford’s archives shows two unlikely vehicles pictured together. The XR4i has become a modern classic, sought-after by collectors, while the Space Shuttle programme is coming to an end. During the early 1980s space exploration changed dramatically […]

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Ageing gracefully, but beware of faulty instruments

Based on the Golf MkIV platform, the futuristic AUDI TT has hardly aged at all. Here’s the Usedcarexpert’s buyers’ guide. The Audi TT is blessed with timeless design which is ageing well. Why consider a AUDI TT? Groundbreaking coupe from Audi that was incredibly futuristic at launch and has hardly dated at all since. The […]

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BMW Z3 design is fast becoming a timeless classic

The BMW Z3 may not be the most exciting car to drive, but its styling is approaching classic status. Here’s the Used Car Expert’s buyers guide. BMW’s Z3 is becoming a modern classic, just like the 007 films. Why consider a BMW Z3? First introduced to the world by a Mr J. Bond, nice to […]

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Network Q offers lifetime warranty on used cars

The Vauxhall Meriva is just one of the cars covered by Network Q warranties for up to 100,000 miles. AFTER stunning the motor industry and customers alike with its Lifetime Warranty, Vauxhall has raised the bar still higher by passing on this unique benefit to second owners. Called Network Q Lifetime Warranty, the lifetime cover […]

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Alfa Romeo’s GT could be a modern classic

The Alfa Romeo GT could well be a future classic. Here’s the Used Car Expert’s buyers guide for 2004-2009 models. If it’s been properly serviced, the Alfa GT can be a trusty machine. Why consider a ALFA ROMEO GT? A stunning four-seat coupe in the classic Alfa manner. The seats in the back are for […]

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MoTs for veteran cars may become a thing of the past

Pictured leaving the Palace of Westminster in Lord Montagu’s 1914 Rolls Royce Alpine Eagle from the National Motor Museum collection, are Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (front driving), Minister Mike Penning MP (front passenger), Rt Hon Greg Knight MP (rear). CARS made before the war may not need to have a MoT test for much longer […]

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