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CAR BUYING & BEST OF GUIDES

Buyers Guide: Fiat 500

Appearing two years before that other small car icon, the Mini, the tiny Fiat 500 Cinquecento was designed by Dante Giacosa. The replacement for the equally diminutive Topolino, the aim was to encourage Italian buyers to swap two wheels for four, and it was a plan that proved to be...

Buyers Guide: Nissan LEAF – 2011 to 2017

The Nissan Leaf was one of the leading electric cars right from the off. If you're thinking of buying a used model, here's all you need to know. Electric vehicles might still make up just a small percentage of the overall car market, but sales are growing quicker than ever...

Buyers Guide: Rover 200/400 (R8)

Thinking of buying a Rover 200/400 (R8)? This Buyers Guide will help you find the ideal example to suit your garage and your pocket. Head back to 1989 and the new car market was a rather different place, buyers after a family motor facing a less baffling choice than is...

Buyers Guide: Range Rover Classic

It might not have been the first luxury off-roader - the Jeep Wagoneer probably deserves that honour - but the Range Rover is surely the most famous. Celebrating its 50th birthday in 2020, it was designed by Charles Spencer King and provided a blend of peerless off-road ability with...

Buyers Guide: Porsche Cayenne (2010 to 2017)

Thinking of buying a Porsche Cayenne? This Buyers Guide will help you find out if this is the vehicle to add to your collection. It’s fair to say that more than a few of the Porsche faithful were appalled by the idea of the sports car maker churning out SUV’s,...

Buyers Guide: MINI Coupe and Roadster (2011 to 2015)

Relaunching a brand with such a famous history was always going to be a risk, but BMW pulled it off with some style. In fact, just five years after the ‘new’ MINI arrived the Plant Oxford factory had built its three millionth car. The original hatchback was followed by...

Buyers Guide: Mazda MX-5 Mk 1

The idea for the Mazda MX-5 was first mooted as far back as 1979 but it took another five years for design work to begin. Five years after that the production model was launched at the Chicago Motor Show, and the MX-5 would go on to become the world’s...

Best used V8s under £30,000

The V8 is an alluring engine offering great power, charisma and often a pretty amazing soundtrack. With more grunt than a V6 and less weight than a V12, this motor provides a good middle ground for performance cars. But what if you want to pick one up for under £30,000...

Best used cars for first-time drivers under £5,000

Just passed your driving test? Here are the best used cars to look at for under £5k Passed your driving test recently? First of all, congratulations. Second, you’ll probably be wondering which route you should take for your first car. There are some brilliant deals around on brand-new cars, especially if...

The best used 4x4s for under £4,000

A great number of the population opt for a four-wheel drive car, and they often have very different reasons for doing so. For some, it may be a necessity — with those who live in particularly rural areas relying on the added traction of a four-wheel drive vehicle (not...
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