Tag: car sales

The car sales process is one which is heavily loaded against the buyer and in favour of the dealer. How do you tilt the scales in your favour? You get The Car Expert on your side!

Should I buy a pre-registered car? (The Car Expert)

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?
I bought a car and now I've changed my mind (The Car Expert)

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?
Should I buy an ex-rental car? The Car Expert investigates.

Should you buy an ex-rental car?

Should you consider buying an ex-rental when you’re in the market for a used car? There are a number of pros and cons to consider.
Car buyers do not trust car dealers

Survey shows car buyers are dissatisfied with car finance experience

Three out of four motorists buying a new car on finance are not convinced they are getting the best car finance deal, according to new survey data.
The Ford Fiesta was the best selling car in Q1 of 2015 (The Car Expert)

Used car sales – things look fairly stable, but are they really?

The SMMT has reported that used car sales slipped by just over 1% for 2017 compared to the record levels of 2016.
Used car sales The Car Expert

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.
Fiat scrappage scheme offers include the 124 Spider

Fiat brands unveil scrappage offers

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced its scrappage scheme offers for its four brands – Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Jeep.
Kia Picanto GT-Line (The Car Expert)

Kia’s small car scrappage scheme

Kia is the latest manufacturer to join the scrappage scheme frenzy for the new 67-plate registration season, with offers on the Picanto and Rio models.
Vauxhall Astra review (The Car Expert)

Vauxhall’s new part-exchange pledge

Vauxhall has offered a twist on the part-exchange and scrappage scheme offers hitting the marketplace, with a pledge to beat We Buy Any Car by £1,000.
Hybrid Assist technology for Renault Scenic

Renault joins the scrappage scheme rush

Renault has joined the rush of manufacturers offering scrappage schemes to coincide with the new 67-plate registrations that commenced today.
Nissan Micra dynamic

Nissan ups the part-exchange ante

Nissan has unveiled a part-exchange offer to compete with the scrappage schemes on offer from numerous other car manufacturers.
Audi Scrappage The Car Expert

Volkswagen brands join rush to scrappage

VW Group brands Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and SEAT are all launching incentives to replace older higher-polluting cars.
Channel 4 Dispatches - a car sales executive responds

Channel 4 Dispatches – a sales executive responds

This week Channel 4 discussed how car finance is sold. We invited sales executive Fiona Duffy to explain the process from the other side of the sales desk.
Used car sales hit a record high in Q1 2017

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.
What to consider before buying a car

What to think about before buying a car

There are about two million people in the UK who are currently thinking about buying a new or used car of some sort. If you're one of them, what sort of things should you really be considering?
Stuart from The Car Expert will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A for NatWest

Buying a car? Join our live Twitter Q&A

Do you have questions about buying a car? Stuart from The Car Expert will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A for NatWest this Thursday evening.
There are clearly-defined rights for rejcting a car under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

New laws give car buyers extra protection

From 1 October 2015, the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 gives car buyers extra rights and protection when rejecting a faulty new or used car from a dealership.
The Ford Fiesta was the best selling car in Q1 of 2015 (The Car Expert)

The best-selling cars of 2015 so far

How do internet searches compare to actual car sales? Automotive broker and leasing company OSV looks at the ten best-selling cars so far in 2015, and compares them with the internet search results. Some answers are as expected, but some may surprise you (sponsored post).
Bentley production line - UK automotive industry

UK automotive industry facts and figures

The UK automotive industry is on a roll after a few years in the doldrums and is outpacing the rest of Europe. This infographic highlight a few facts and figures of the British car industry, both manufacturing and retail.
What are your options for paying cash for a car?

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.
VW Beetles have good resale value

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).
Car buying hub | The Car Expert

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.
The Car Expert offers car advice on downsizing your car

Downsizing your car – things to consider

There are a few important things to consider when downsizing your car. The Car Expert offers some useful advice for those looking for a smaller car.
New car depreciation

Depreciation – Why do new cars lose so much money?

Cars lose money the moment you drive them away from the showroom, but why? The Car Expert gives you a crash course in new car depreciation.
Car for sale sign, for selling your car privately

How to sell your car for cash

Are you trying to sell your car privately? Are you concerned about money laundering and counterfeiting? You should be, so here's some advice from The Car Expert.

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