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Latest car buying advice articles

Motoring wishlist: the new cars you’ll want in 2015

Sizzling sports cars, saloons, superminis or SUVs – whatever your preferred shape of car, 2015 promises to be a belter. This article by Jennings Ford Direct lo...

Part-exchange prices: Why is my car’s value so low?

One of car buyers' biggest complaints is that dealers offer them a pathetic amount of money to part-exchange their car. So why is this?

What is a deposit contribution?

What is the difference between a £2,000 discount and a £2,000 deposit contribution on a new or used car? Well, maybe you should #AskTCE.

Why don’t I get a discount for cash?

It used to be that your best way to get a discount on a car was to roll up to the dealer with cash in hand, but not any more. What changed?

I bought a car and now I’ve changed my mind

Buyer’s Remorse is common in the car industry. You've bought a car, and now you've changed your mind or run into problems. What can you do?

Paying cash for a car – What are your options?

Most people buy a car on finance, but what if you don't want to? Paying cash at a dealership is not necessarily as easy as it sounds.

Part exchange or sell, which should I choose?

Choosing how to sell your car can be a tough decision. But which road should you go down - do you part exchange or do you sell elsewhere? (sponsored post).

Why a classic car can be a good investment

One of the most fascinating areas of luxury spending is on collectable items, such as classic cars. As well as providing considerable driving enjoyment, many b...

The pros and cons of owning a classic car

Owning a classic car isn’t for everyone - so how do you know if it’s for you? We take a look at a few of the pros and cons of owning a classic old vehicle, to h...

Before you apply for car finance…

The Car Expert presents a few simple car finance tips that you should follow before you sign your life away on that new or used car finance application.

Who makes the most reliable engines?

Figures released by a consumer warranty company show that some famous-name car brands make some of the least reliable engines on the market.

Ten cool cars for under £10,000

If you had £10K to spend, what are the ten coolest cars you could buy? Well, we had a hunt through the classifieds and here is what we found. (sponsored post)

Top winter-friendly cars

It may be worth investing in a proper winter-friendly car, so Marmalade Insurance has prepared a list of five options for all budgets.

Need a car but have bad credit?

Getting car finance with a bad credit history isn’t an impossible task. Here are some of the things you can do to remedy your situation.

Five of the best cars for new drivers

Just passed your driving test and wondering which car you should buy? Oliver Kyle recommends 5 of the best first cars for new drivers in his guest post for TheC...

Owning an electric vehicle in London: the pros and cons

An electric vehicle has many advantages in London, but there are a few issues as well. Milania Franko looks at some of the pros and cons involved in electric c...

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 p...

Can you give a car dealer cash? #AskTCE

What is the best way to pay cash for your car when buying from a car dealer? Stuart at TheCarExpert.co.uk answers your car buying questions

Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?

One of the most frequent questions submitted to TheCarExpert.co.uk is "Are diesel cars suitable for city driving?" Well, find out here...

Which optional extras are worth paying for?

The right car is dependent on personal tastes of every driver. Optional extras are one factor that consumers have to weigh up.

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Buying a car can be a stressful and confusing time for many people. Fortunately, The Car Expert has a wide range of articles covering every aspect of buying a new or used car.

If you have any questions, you can either ask them in the comments of each article or head over to The Car Expert forum to get some independent and impartial advice.

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