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Used Car Buying Tips

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

Opel Zafira

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Opel Zafira

Posted by Michael Rochford on 8 November 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

Good 7-seaters like the Opel Zafira are popular as families realise that they need more seats & space than a conventional car can provide.

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MOT 1 Elevated blue Volvo estate with two engineers in garage

Beware of cars with no MOT

Posted by Michael Rochford on 28 September 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

Any change to the MOT means we need to be more guarded & careful than ever before when buying a car from the UK.

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Tips For Buying A Used Car

Tips For Buying A Used Car, From The RSA

Posted by Michael Rochford on 21 September 2017 in Importing from the UK, Road Safety, Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

We saw a great article on used car buying tips from the RSA (Road Safety Authority) recently. The article has some great independent advice so its well worth a read. It’s the sort of stuff that’s worth repeating again and again. So we’ve condensed most of that and added our own slant.

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Hyundai i30 1 Estate Grey side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Hyundai i30 Estate & Hatchback

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

The Hyundai i30 was always well-equipped, especially compared to contemporary competitors such as VW Golfs, Toyota Auris, & Ford Focus models

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Audi A8 1 Grey side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Audi A8

Posted by Michael Rochford on 30 August 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The Audi A8 is understated which is not good for show-offs, perhaps, but ideal for those who like luxury with a side order of discretion.

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Clocking 1 Odometer view

PCP is making clocking worse

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

The practice of clocking, to boost the value of an ageing car, is as rife as ever, thanks to PCP and their strict mileage limits therein.

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Ford Fiesta 2 2009 Maroon side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Ford Fiesta Mk6 and Mk7

Posted by Michael Rochford on 8 August 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The Ford Fiesta has been a constant, not just as a big-seller but as once of the best cars in its class, and certainly the best to drive.

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Seat Ibiza 1 Silver side view

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Seat Ibiza

Posted by Michael Rochford on 1 August 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The Seat Ibiza has engaging handling, low prices, decent space, and very Volkswagen-y attitude to quality and reliability.

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Volvo XC60 1 Red side view on road

Motorcheck Used Car Guide: Volvo XC60

Posted by Michael Rochford on 14 July 2017 in Used Car Buying Tips | Comments Off

The hugely successful Volvo XC60 is a safe and spacious family 4×4 with a truly comfortable interior and an exceptional safety rating.

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Dacia Duster 1 Gray side on view

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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