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September new car sales highest since 2008

September new car sales highest since 2008 It’s good news for the UK car market as new figures released by the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that new cars sales for September were at the highest level for five years. SMMT figures show that 403,136 new cars were registered in the UK during September 2013, a 12.1% rise from the same period last year and the highest number since September 2008. The figures also show that 1...

Citroën C4 Review

Citroën C4 Review Engine choices, ride and handling The Citroën C4 has a choice of three petrol engines and three diesel engines all of which are capable and economic to run. Here are the engine choices: •    1.4 VTi (95 PS) petrol •    1.6 VTi (120 PS) petrol •    1.6 THP (155 PS) petrol •    1.6 HDi (90 PS) diesel •    1.6 HDi 16v (110 PS) diesel •    2.0 HDi 16v (150 PS) diesel The 1.4 VTi...

Vauxhall Astra Review

Vauxhall Astra Review Engine choices and driving There are a ton of engine options with the new Astra from the 1.4 litre VVT (87PS) petrol engine to the exquisitely fast 2 litre CDTI (165PS) diesel powerhouse. We would recommend staying away from the 1.4 litre petrol engines as they can be tediously slow, and a better option is the 1.6i 16v VVT petrol or the flexible 1.7 CDTi ecoFLEX diesel. The Astra’s ride is smooth and...

Ford Focus Review

Ford Focus Review Engine choices The Ford Focus has a mind blowing amount of engines to choose from including seven petrol and five diesel engines, but for all round practicality and price we would go for the 1 litre (125PS) EcoBoost petrol or the 1.6 litre (115PS) diesel; both these engines are at home around town or on the motorway. Engine choices include: •    1.6 (85PS S5) petrol •    1.6 (105PS S5)...

Steps to getting the best deal on your new car

Steps to getting the best deal on your new car The time has come for you and your 5-speed Volkswagen to go your separate ways.  It has served you well, but repairs are making it too expensive to drive.  It is time to find a replacement.  Do not make the mistake of going to a car dealership and saying, “What is my Volkswagen worth in part exchange?”   Instead, go online and see what people are paying. Next, do not limit your new car shopping to...

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