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Used car sales on the slide

Used car sales are following the new car market downwards – but at a much slower rate, sliding 2.1% in the third quarter of 2017.

Car buyer debt increases further despite warnings

The latest car finance figures show that buyers are borrowing more money to finance both new and used cars, despite all the media attention of late.

SMMT does a recount; everything’s fine in used car sales

A week after publishing disastrous used car sales results, the SMMT has now published corrected numbers and decided that things aren't so bad after all.

Used car sales record worst results in years

Used car sales for the second quarter of 2017 fell significantly and are the worst results in years, according to figures published by the SMMT today.

Volumes down but values up for car finance borrowing

Latest car finance results show that buyers continue to borrow more money on their cars, although the number of loan agreements fell in line with car sales.

2017 sees UK used car market running at record high

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that used car sales were at a record high in the first quarter of 2017.

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?

Volvo V40 ranked safest used family car for 2016

The Volvo V40 hatchback has been rated as the Safest Used Family Car 2016, in a new initiative aimed at raising the importance of safety for used car buyers.

Used car safety in the spotlight

When it comes to buying a used car, safety ranks well down the list for most buyers. However, a new campaign to change that attitude has been launched in the UK.

Used car pricing: Why are cars sometimes advertised at two different prices?

It's not unusual for dealers to advertise the same used car at different prices on different websites, or to have a higher price on the car window and a lower price advertised on the web. The Car Expert advises buyers how to deal with this in this week's #AskTCE.

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