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Should we ban Used Car imports from the UK?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 January 2019 in Importing from the UK, News | Comments Off

Motorcheck examines how the prospect of banning Used Car imports from the UK might affect the market.

Well, should we? Some interesting, ‘terrifying’ if you’re looking at them from a certain perspective, figures came out of 2018. 120,000 new cars were sold, a 4.4 per cent decline on the sales of 2017 (which were themselves down on 2016). It’s not a terrible figure, perhaps. Given that the Irish car market collapsed to fewer than half that number in the dark days of the recession, it’s actually not half bad, not least because a majority of those cars are of higher value than they would have been a decade ago

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Most Popular Christmas Driving Songs In Ireland

Posted by Michael Rochford on 4 December 2018 in Featured, News | Comments Off

The weekend before Christmas, around 40% of people in Ireland expect to drive over 20 miles homeward bound, as they finish work and indulge in last-minute shopping. Luckily, turn on the radio and a Christmas song will never be more than a few seconds away, to keep the festive cheer brimming over! So, in the festive spirit, Motorcheck surveyed 1000 people, asking ‘Which Christmas driving song do you love the most?’ Can you predict the most popular answer in Ireland and do you agree?

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PCP – So what’s all the fuss about?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 July 2018 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

Consumers warned by the CCPC to think carefully before committing to a PCP. But we ask what’s all the fuss about and should we really be worried?

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New Car Sales down 5% in January whilst Used Car Imports surge again

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 February 2018 in New Cars, News, Used Cars | Comments Off

Official figures released today by Motorcheck show that new car sales in January 2018 have decreased slightly on last year with 37k units sold compared to 39k units in January 2017. This represents a drop of about 5% on last year. Whilst Used Car Imports have surged by 20% for the same period.

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Finance Stats

Car finance increases by 139 percent in three years

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 July 2017 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

The latest Car Finance Stats released today show that New Car Finance has increased by 139% over the past 3 years. In 2014 there were 30,943 new vehicles sold under finance whereas this increased to 73,979 new vehicles sold on finance in 2016.

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New Car Sales down 8% for Q1 2017

Posted by Michael Rochford on 3 April 2017 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

Official new car sales figures released today by Car History experts Motorcheck.ie show New Car Sales have continued to decline for the third straight month with registrations to the end of March 2017 down 7.5%. The decrease means that the Motor Trade has finished the first quarter of 2017 8% behind 2016 figures.

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New Car Sales February 2017 are down 21%

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 March 2017 in New Cars, News | Comments Off

New Car Sales are down 21% in February 2017, however, the extra trading day in Feb 2016 makes slide in sales look more pronounced

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New Car Sales drop in Jan 2017 whilst Used Imports Surge

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 February 2017 in Importing from the UK, New Cars, News, Used Cars | Comments Off

New Car Sales have dropped down 1.75% in January 2017 whilst Used Imports surge by 67% due to Brexit and exchange rates.

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Hybrid cars : Buying a car in 2017? Buy a hybrid then…

Posted by Michael Rochford on 25 January 2017 in Ask the Experts, New Cars, News, Used Cars | No comments

    Well, I think most of us will have waved good bye to 2016 with no small sense of relief, and while 2017 holds many an unknown for all, surely it can’t be as bad as last year? Can it? Well, we can at least offer one certainty for the coming year and that...

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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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