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FCA to crack down on rip-off car dealers | The Car Expert

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.
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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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Used car sales down 2% but market still strong

More than two million used cars changed hands between July and September, according to the latest data published by the SMMT.
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.
Co-op Safest Used Cars for new parents 2018

The five safest used cars for new parents

Nothing focuses your mind on car safety more than the thought of driving your newborn child home from hospital. We list the safest used cars for new parents.
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Volvo V40 wins safest used car award (again)

The Volvo V40 has been awarded the title of Safest Used Car by Co-op Insurance and Thatcham Research for the third year in a row.

Mitsubishi Outlander the UK’s fastest-selling used car in June

The Mitsubishi Outlander (2015 diesel automatic) was the UK's fastest selling used car in June, according to data from Auto Trader.
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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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The Car Expert provides independent, impartial expert advice on everything you need to know about buying a car, new or used.
Spares or repair - dodgy car dealers use all sorts of tricks

Spares or repairs – and other dodgy trader tricks

There are various tricks employed by dodgy traders to try and get around the laws that apply when selling cars, using phrases like "spares or repair only".

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Bentley Bentayga (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Bentley Bentayga

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The Bentley Bentayga has received good scores from the media sources we currently track but still lags behind its principal rival, the Range Rover.
Jaguar XE 2020 pan The Car Expert

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