If you live in the UK and own a car that’s over three years old then it is more than likely to be one of the 30 million that goes through an annual MOT test to ensure it is in roadworthy condition. But did you know that on May 20 2018 the rules surrounding the UK’s MOT test are changing?
The latest in our series of half price hot hatches is a car that deserves more attention than it’s ever given: the Vauxhall Astra GTC VXR. Underrated when new, it continues to fly beneath the radar even now you can pick one up for less than 50 per cent of its original £27,720 list price. Continue reading >>>
As the first used example of the Volvo XC40 arrives on CarGurus, we thought it was worth reflecting on just why this SUV has created such a buzz. After all, not so long ago the arrival of a new Volvo was greeted with all the anticipation of the opening of a bank statement, and yet here we all are seriously contemplating the switch to a Swedish motor not only for its sensible safety credentials, but because it’s – dare we say it? – one of the coolest cars around.
Purchasing a new or used car is always an exciting thing. Paying for a new or used car can be a difficult thing, unless you have the right advice before making the transaction.
The first thing you need to do is figure out how much car you can afford. That’s different from how much of a monthly payment you can manage. Most financial experts agree: except under extremely rare circumstances, you should never buy a car based on monthly payments.
Why? It enables dealers to sell you more car than you can afford. Financing a new car for more than 60 months—or a used car for more than 48 months—indicates you can’t afford the car.