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Can you suggest a reliable SUV under £9000 that will hold its value over 5 years? I live in Bristol so was leaning towards petrol.
Could you please tell me if the new Toyota Camry is selling well in the UK? I know they have only bought a limited number into the UK, but I haven’t actually seen one on the open road. I have had a test...
I recently bought a new car. I'm not sure why I did not consider nearly-new, cheaper cars, but with Covid-19 and showrooms closed, I bought new. Now I could be out of a job. I own the car (with a personal...
I'm considering leasing a Ford Mustang and wish to understand the pros and cons of this idea.
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 bought a 1.5 TSI VW Passat Estate GT in September and I'm very happy with the buy. I moved from a 2.0 TDI to the mid-sized petrol engine due to the overall MPG and power. This move was mainly down to...
I'm worried the value of diesels will plummet, but can't find an affordable alternative. I'm considering a 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and feel I get a lot of car for the money, but I have no idea what...
In early 2013, I bought a new BMW 640d M Sport Gran Coupe. I part exchanged it two years later for a new BMW M4. That cost me £32,000 in depreciation. I'm now thinking of selling my M4 at the three year...
Thinking about buying a small electric car for my wife. She does mainly local trips, shopping, visiting friends, absolute maximum 70 - 80 miles in a day. I know new electric cars are expensive and suffer...
I'm looking for a cheap to run car which will be reliable, but over the magic 100,000 mark, as I do plenty of miles and don't want to crucify value. Ideally for about £2500. I do enough miles (12,000 plus)...
 

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