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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford Focus

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 May 2016 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The second generation Ford Focus had greater cabin space & a higher-quality interior, but retained the pin-sharp chassis of the first Focus.

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PCPs driving down used car values

Posted by Michael Rochford on 24 May 2016 in News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The point of a PCP is it relies on an accurate projection of the future used value of the car. All good news until the market softens.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: BMW 3 Series

Posted by Michael Rochford on 16 May 2016 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The BMW 3 Series 320d, 2.0-litre turbo diesel is smooth, refined, powerful & yet with the potential to supply 60mpg if driven with a light foot.

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Selling a used car – Sniffing out the dodgy used cars.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 May 2016 in Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Even in selling a used car our smell is very powerful and has been shown to unlock memories in the brain that other stimuli just can’t reach.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Seat Alhambra

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 May 2016 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The Seat Alhambra comes with a massive space in the fold-away 3rd row with a smidgen of boot space left or folded flat a boot of 955-litres.

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Why your next big option choice should be pedestrian detection.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 26 April 2016 in New Cars, Road Safety | No comments

Cars can be deadly to those around us – Pedestrian Detection Systems shave vital microseconds off reaction times or a driver’s distraction.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Nissan Leaf

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 April 2016 in Electric Cars, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The performance of the Nissan Leaf is roughly equivalent to a 1.6 diesel, is silent & acceleration only starts to tail off above 80kmh.

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Car profit – How to make your car make money.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 April 2016 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

The notion of a car profit centre is not too far fetched – we do live in the era of personal rentals and the sharing society!

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New Car Sales up 28% in Q1 2016 but are we creating a “Car Finance Bubble”

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 April 2016 in New Cars, News, Used Cars | No comments

With one third of all new car sales sold availing of finance. the market must be prudent or run the risk of creating a “Car Finance Bubble”.

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Cars and water: safety reminders for all of us

Posted by Michael Rochford on 31 March 2016 in Featured, Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Cars | No comments

It would be wise of us to learn from accurate safety advice for cars and water and to hope that we never need deploy them in our own need.

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