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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: Dacia Duster

Posted by Michael Rochford on 13 June 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The Dacia Duster may use an older generation of engines & electronics but it undercuts all rivals & a used purchase gives rugged reliability

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Motorcheck — where road accidents happen

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 June 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | No comments

Every bit of information, including road accidents, helps you to make an informed purchase so maybe break out a UK road atlas before buying?

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford C-Max & Grand C-Max

Posted by Michael Rochford on 2 May 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

With family cars, 7-seaters in particular, in demand the Ford C-Max & Grand C-Max are useful, kid-friendly cars with strong residual values.

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Should I buy a new mass-market car or a used premium car model?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 23 April 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

  There are many temptations lurking in the mass of classified ads these days. Premium-badge cars, even proper full-on luxury models, for the same price as a new ‘mass-market’ car. Instead of having a Ford, Toyota or Opel badge on your driveway, mounted to a humble family hatchback, you could have a proper, prestigious, leather-lined,...

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Posted by Michael Rochford on 19 April 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

Mercedes-Benz R-Class has quite the following as families search for cars with lots of seats & space, thanks to its 6-seat layout & big boot

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Motorcheck: UK car sales surge means bargains aplenty

Posted by Michael Rochford on 12 April 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The strong UK car sales prevailing currently means potential bargains for the taking for Irish buyers willing to travel to shop.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Mazda 3

Posted by Michael Rochford on 5 April 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The Mazda 3 with the same mechanical package as the 2-gen Ford Focus has higher quality standards, so is a little more reliable overall.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volkswagen Passat

Posted by Michael Rochford on 22 March 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

The Volkswagen Passat does have about it a dash of style & is certainly more comfortable inside, and roomier, than many of the competition.

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Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Audi A5

Posted by Michael Rochford on 9 March 2017 in Motorcheck Mechanic, Uncategorized, Used Car Buying Tips, Used Cars | Comments Off

The Audi A5 is regarded by the former head of design as the best-looking car he ever designed. A future classic? No – it’s a classic already.

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Gap insurance — worth the cost or a new payment protection?

Posted by Michael Rochford on 6 March 2017 in New Cars, Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

Gap insurance bridges from what your insurer says the current market value of your car is & what you may hope or need to replace the car.

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