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Mon, 30 Sep 2002
For the month of October, Citroen UK will pay the VAT on every privately bought new car in its range. This effectively reduces Citroen prices by...
Mon, 30 Sep 2002
To hype-a-market, the first requirement is people with too much money and the confidence to spend it on expensive cars in short supply....
Sun, 29 Sep 2002
This fully loaded Dutch import RHD 52 reg BMW X5 3.0D Sport HJ52GGK comes under the hammer at BCA's Top Car auction on 30th September. It could...
Sat, 28 Sep 2002
Just in: New for 52 reg Kia Magentis 2.5 V6 for just £10,495 from Stanley Cars of Bradford, but must be registered by 30th September. With...
Sat, 28 Sep 2002
Was it a Laguna? The photo above is the closest match I could make. Other possibilities put forward by Backroomers are Ford Escort, MG ZS...
Fri, 27 Sep 2002
Seems that if you crave the status of a BMW X5 right now, you can go to Top Hartley www.tomhartley.com, or you can buy one at auction. This...
Thu, 26 Sep 2002
VW seems to have stolen the limelight at the Paris Motor Show with the launch of its twin-turbo 6.0 litre W12 500bhp 180mph Bentley Continental...
Wed, 25 Sep 2002
This week's big news from www.showroom4cars.com is that, with the end of the month drawing closer, all European supplied in-stock vehicles have...
Wed, 25 Sep 2002
As we get closer to the end of the month, fleets and dealer chains feel a more pressing need to turn cars into money in order to balance the...
Tue, 24 Sep 2002
According to figures from the SMMT, UK car production was up 19.5% in August 2002 compared to August 2001. But according to...
Tue, 24 Sep 2002
MG Rover has today announced a tie-up with www.virgin.com/cars an an “incremental” outlet to its dealers to sell its models online at discount...
Mon, 23 Sep 2002
As last week, auction prices continue to harden, particularly for prime, ready-to-sell stock. It was the first time I’d seen an Ibiza Cupra Turbo...
Sat, 21 Sep 2002
It’s approaching the last week of the month, new cars have not been selling as well as expected and dealers are having to think about balancing...
Fri, 20 Sep 2002
September has been much slower for new car sales than anyone thought (including me), so the expected flood of part-exchanges has been more like...
Wed, 18 Sep 2002
This week's Deal of the Week from www.showroom4cars.com is the Lexus RX300 3.0 SE Auto (see road test on this website), with the easy to...
Wed, 18 Sep 2002
www.drivethedeal.com is offering the impossible: serious savings on UK supplied examples of cars for which there are already long waiting lists....
Tue, 17 Sep 2002
In launching the 2003 Micra at The Paris Motor Show on 26th September, Nissan will also unveil a folding roof coupe cabriolet version. The...
Mon, 16 Sep 2002
The moneyed classes have obviously gone crazy for X5s. The three Merc C270CDIs in the sale were the first three I’ve seen at Top Car. LHD...
Sun, 15 Sep 2002
Monday 16th will be a big day at BCA Blackbushe.
Sat, 14 Sep 2002
With just a few exceptions, 52 reg cars have not been selling as well as everyone thought they would. Citroen London West:- (All new cars with...
Fri, 13 Sep 2002
VW’s Beetle has finally got its top off and goes on sale in the UK with right-hand drive from next Spring. There will be automatic protection in...
Fri, 13 Sep 2002
Honda is trying to get out of the melee of the rep’s special market and move its Accord model slightly up-market into Mercedes Benz C Class territory.
Fri, 13 Sep 2002
Audi will be launching its new Jaguar XJ rivalling A8 at the Paris Motor Show on 26th September. The new aluminium spaceframe bodied flagship...
Fri, 13 Sep 2002
Besides its new, 1,630kg Audi A8 rivalling aluminium and magnesium construction, Jaguar’s new 2003 XJ range also marks the welcome return of...
Fri, 13 Sep 2002
Falling stock markets, a war with Iraq, Al Qa’eda and the fact it was Friday 13th all seemed to have been forgotten at Blackbushe today. There were...
Wed, 11 Sep 2002
Peugeot has announced a new VVTI 180bhp version of its good looking 206 GTi. Electronic stability control is included (with a switch to turn it...
Wed, 11 Sep 2002
This week's Deal of the Week from www.showroom4cars.com is the latest European supplied Corsa 1.8i 16V SRi 3 door hatch, for just £9,969 on...
Wed, 11 Sep 2002
There are AWAYS bargains at auction. It seems that the public hasn’t taken too well to the idea of a 52 plate on its cars. The 83,000 mile...
Thu, 05 Sep 2002
www.showroom4cars.com is currently offering a saving of £4,885.30 on the Land Rover Defender County 110 Station Wagon (sorry, only had photo...
Thu, 05 Sep 2002
Citroen will be launching production versions of its multicar concept, the C3 base Pluriel at the Paris Show on 26th October. Effectively five...
Thu, 05 Sep 2002
Citroen has facelifted its brilliantly practical Berlingo for 2003. Outside, there’s a new look front with optional foglights and 15” wheels on...
Wed, 04 Sep 2002
Black Horse Finance was letting a lot of snatchbacks go for sensible money today. Think that was cheap and there were plenty of other nice...
Wed, 04 Sep 2002
This week's deal from www.Showroom4cars.com is the 200bhp Honda Civic Type R, at just £14,499 on the road, a saving of £1,761 on the...
Tue, 03 Sep 2002
www.broombroom.com has some top deals on Japanese cars from Burnaston and Swindon. www.broombroom.com is Trading Standards Approved as the first...
Tue, 03 Sep 2002
www.broker4cars.co.uk has just secured 44 brand new Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 16v Elegance models for immediate delivery for a cut down price...
Tue, 03 Sep 2002
A new, UK supplied VW Golf Mk IV for £9,150? All www.drivethedeal.com cars are UK supplied by UK franchised dealers and fully UK warranted...
Mon, 02 Sep 2002
At the last Blackbushe Top Car auction, another left-hook 500 mile 02 reg SL500 failed to crack £61,000. I thought I’d better get straight...
Mon, 02 Sep 2002
Another September 26th Paris Motor Show debut is the new SEAT Cordoba. Engines are VAG’s 75bhp four cylinder 1.4 petrol, it’s 100bhp 1.9 TDI PD...
Sun, 01 Sep 2002
This is from SMMT chairman Chris Macgowan’s private newsletter. While changes are not imminent, when they come they could lead to...
Sun, 01 Sep 2002
Toyota is about to launch an all new Land Cruiser. The new Land Cruiser comes in two lengths with 3 or 5 doors and two widths to accommodate...

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