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Used Car Buying Tips

Tips and tricks on what to look out for when purchasing a used car

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Subaru Forester

Posted by Michael Rochford on 7 February 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

Irish roads throw up challenges, much of it weather related, & we need cars that can deal with our natural terrain. A Subaru Forester can!

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Car safety rating: Does a poor safety rating mean a car isn’t safe?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 February 2017 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

Car safety ratings play a key role. It’s worth paying attention to what the EuroNCAP results say, as their influence assist in saving lives.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Nissan Micra

Posted by Michael Rochford on 17 January 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Some mock the Nissan Micra for being a ‘granny’s car’ – it’s a far better machine than that – roomy, reliable, comfortable & nice to drive.

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Cutting the post-Christmas motoring costs

Posted by Michael Rochford on 11 January 2017 in Motorcheck Mechanic, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Switching cars might be a drastic measure in bringing down your motoring costs, but if done with a level head, there are benefits to be had.

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Top tips for buying a new or used car

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 January 2017 in Importing from the UK, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

It’s safe to say that when it comes to buying a new or used car, buyers fall into two categories. There are those that can’t put off buying a car any longer and those that have been biding their time, getting ready for their dream purchase.

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Why you should always use your credit card to buy a car.

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 January 2017 in New Cars, News, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

Chargeback is not legally enforced by legislation but it has been used by credit card companies and is an accepted part of the credit system

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mercedes-Benz CLS

Posted by Michael Rochford on 29 December 2016 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

It is an apt time to speak of cars that are something of a treat. And they don’t get more treat-like & practical than a Mercedes-Benz CLS.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Land Rover Discovery

Posted by Michael Rochford on 13 December 2016 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

With snow & ice, one might covet the occasional passing Land Rover Discovery. Big, bluff & no-nonsense with a surprising dollop of luxury.

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Motor Tax: UK’s new car tax rules could see flood of exports to Ireland

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 December 2016 in Importing from the UK, New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

A combination of low Sterling levels and high motor tax could see more UK imports coming to these shores

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Fiat Panda

Posted by Michael Rochford on 29 November 2016 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | No comments

Bringing great economy the Fiat Panda can easily do 50mpg if you’re just tootling about. It is one of Fiat’s best-built & reliable vehicles.

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