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Most Brits planning to ditch diesel cars

Diesel fuel

UK motorists look set to go green in the near future, as 55% plan to swap diesel for a more ‘planet-friendly’ alternative with their next car purchase. A study of 2,000 motorists currently in the market for a new vehicle found 42% are concerned that they may be taxed more …

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True total cost of motoring revealed

Car finance cost

The average UK motorist is spending £162 per month on running their car, or almost £2,000 per year, before they even take into account the cost of the vehicle itself, reveals new research from Kwik Fit. While many drivers buying a new or used car do so on finance and …

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Top 10 most searched for cars in 2017

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is the most searched for car in the UK for the seventh year running, according to Auto Trader – the UK’s largest online marketplace for new and used cars. The 3 Series was searched for more than 40 million times on Auto Trader in 2017, closely …

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Worried about the 2040 diesel and petrol ban?

London traffic

New research has revealed that motorists and businesses are concerned and confused by the proposed ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040. The report, released by TheCarPeople.co.uk, indicates that some consumers are questioning when they should buy their next car, with one in four owners now …

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Cheapest diesel and petrol cars to run

Dacia Sandero

Ever wondered which new cars are the cheapest to own, taking into account servicing, fuel and other motoring costs over the first three years? The latest analysis from automotive data experts, cap hpi, looks at the total cost of ownership (TCO) across the most popular segements. In the small car …

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Buying and selling used cars – five things to consider

Used MINIs

The second-hand car market is currently booming as more and more savvy Brits are buying and selling used vehicles. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, used car sales were at a record high during the first quarter of 2017. In total, 2,133,956 used cars were purchased in …

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Real-world fuel economy figures revealed

Just one in 10 cars hits advertised MPG, claims new research

The gap between advertised and on-the-road MPG is now at its widest ever point, with just one in 10 cars managing to hit their official fuel economy figures, according to new claims. Motoring website HonestJohn.co.uk analysed 118,000 Real MPG fuel reports, submitted by UK drivers, and found that an average …

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Real cost of motoring revealed

Save money on your motoring costs

Did you know the average British motorist spends £1,116 on fuel and wastes three days stuck in traffic ever year? New research for The Car People reveals that despite spending a lot of time in their cars, 87% of Brits believe they have more freedom because of their car. How …

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