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Private car buyers lift new car market in February

New car sales rose slightly in February, thanks to strong growth from private new car buyers, while fleet registrations slipped slightly.
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Financial watchdog to crack down on rip-off car dealers

Car dealers are ripping off buyers on their car finance by more than £1,000 to pocket higher commissions, Britain’s financial watchdog has found.
Reality check: is Brexit making car finance more expensive? | The Car Expert

Reality check: Is Brexit making car finance more expensive?

Media reports in the last few days claim that Brexit is responsible for driving up the price of cars and the cost of PCP car finance. But is that actually true?
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Car finance report 2018: record debt for new and used cars

Despite private new car sales falling more than 6% in 2018, it was yet another record-breaking year for car finance borrowing for both new and used cars.
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New car buyers defy Brexit gloom in January

Private new car sales were up by 3% in January, confounding expert predictions that buyers were staying away from showrooms due to uncertainty over Brexit.
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2018 new car sales: winners and losers

With the 2018 new car sales figures being reported this week, we can now see which car companies are celebrating and which are drowning their sorrows.
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2018 new car sales: the key issues

With the official new car registration results for 2018 published this week, we dive into the data and look back at the key issues that shaped the year.
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Turbulent year for new car sales ends on a low note

New car registrations were down over 5% in December as poor fleet sales dragged figures down the overall market, bringing a difficult year to a close.

New car sales fall in November

New car registrations were down by 3% in November, just as they were in October, according to the latest data released today by the SMMT.
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Christmas bargains for clever car buyers

As another year draws to a close, car dealers start looking at their sales numbers and many of them will be getting quite nervous. If you are in the market to buy a car, you are in a strong position to get a deal on your perfect new set of wheels this Christmas.
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Relative stability for new car registrations in October

New car sales were down by 3% in October, as the overall market largely recovered from supply problems in September. Audi had a terrible month, though.
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New car registrations crash by 20% in September

UK new car registrations fell by more than 20% in September compared to the same month last year, according to data released today by the SMMT.
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UK buyers shunning British-built cars

UK car buyers are increasingly shunning British-built new cars in favour of imported vehicles, according to 2018 production and registration data.
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New car registrations enjoy a sunny summer

Last month's new car registration numbers were the best ever recorded for the month of August since the current registration system was introduced in 2001.
Car finance debt has broken new records in 2018

Car finance debt breaking new records in 2018

Car finance borrowing for 2018 to date has smashed previous records, as new and used car buyers continue to borrow more and more money for their cars.
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The September number plate change

Ahead of the September 68-plate change, we look at what you can expect and why the numbers on your number plate are so important to some drivers.
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New car market stable in July

New car registrations were stable in July, with private sales almost exactly the same as 12 months ago and fleet registrations showing a small increase.

‘Back diesel’ call as car sales slump 6% in 2018

Registrations of new cars in the UK fell 6.3% in the first half of 2018, the slide blamed on lack of consumer confidence and a continuing diesel backlash.
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Car finance levels continuing at record pace

The latest consumer car finance figures show that customers are still borrowing more and more money on both new and used cars.
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Rise in car sales ‘may not be good news’

UK car sales staged a comeback in April after a full year of sliding figures – but the turnaround could be misleading after a very poor April 2017 performance.

New plate fails to halt slumping car sales

The UK new car sales market slid almost 16% in March – despite the launch of a new registration plate that traditionally draws buyers into showrooms.
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New car sales dip slightly in February

New car registrations fell by just under 3% in February, according to results published this morning by the SMMT.

Sliding new car market shows no sign of slowing

The UK new car market slid by 6.3% in January, as leading industry figures admitted that the latest figures are worrying.
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The Car Expert launches “Best of British” campaign

The Car Expert has launched a "Best of British" campaign to raise consumer awareness of British-built cars and the outstanding work being done right across the UK automotive industry in 2018.
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The best websites to look at when buying a car

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