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I have a 12-year-old BMW that is getting expensive to keep on the road. I want to get an electric car. It needs to be one that can handle the bumpy lane I live on (full of potholes). Is there a scrappage...
Is it possible to predict how rapidly a car will depreciate? I have a 2014 Mercedes C-Class Estate, which I bought when it was a year old. It had already lost about £10,000 of its original value at that...
I currently have a private car for sale which is attracting some attention from motor traders. If they insisted on a test drive, would they be insured fully comp?
I had a Jaguar E-Type with a dealer on sale or return. I've been notified by the DVLA that the car has been sold and they have amended my records. I have not been paid for the car and it appears the dealer...
I am looking to sell my car but cannot find the V5C logbook. What is the procedure for getting a new one and will this delay the sale?
I am about to sell my vehicle privately. What insurance is needed for a test drive? I have spoken to my insurers (plus others) and have got several different versions of information. Most often it seems...
I need to sell my mother in law's car. It has been off the road on SORN for the last year. I have now had an MoT test done again and the car has passed. Do I need to tax and insure the vehicle before being...
Our car is going to be sold. The insurance runs out at the end of May. We will not be driving it again other than to put it on the drive with a For Sale sign on it. Do we need to tax, and insure it? Also,...
My husband died recently and I am left with a 1961 Ford Consul which is in bits with lots of spares. I don’t know where to start in trying to sell it. How and where should I advertise it? I don’t know...
The dealer buying my car has asked for my bank details so that he can deposit a small amount of money prior to the actual sale. Is this safe? I know you said that sellers should ask for cash, but the dealer...
 

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