Car buying

Best used cars under £10,000
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Tips and advice
27 Oct 2021

Best used cars under £10,000

We show you some of the best used cars for £10,000 or less
2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide
Scrappage schemes - Ford Focus
Tips and advice
25 Oct 2021

2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide

With several manufacturers still offering scrappage and trade-in schemes in 2021, we explain what each one entails
Best new car deals 2021
Hyundai Bayon deals
Deals
22 Oct 2021

Best new car deals 2021

The latest and greatest new car finance deals, including offers from Hyundai, Ford, and Renault plus brokers
Buying a car from a dealership: 20 car buying secrets that dealers don't want you to know
20 car buying secrets the dealers don’t want you to know - gallery
Car buying
8 Oct 2021

Buying a car from a dealership: 20 car buying secrets that dealers don't want you to know

Our top tips and tricks for buying a car to save you money, hassle and time
What is a V5C? Here’s everything you need to know about the log book
V5C close up
Tips and advice
27 Sep 2021

What is a V5C? Here’s everything you need to know about the log book

The V5C is an important piece of documentation about your car. Our guide explains what it is and when you might need it
Your complete BMW car configurator guide
BMW M4 configurator
BMW
8 Sep 2021

Your complete BMW car configurator guide

Your complete guide to the official online BMW car configurator and the process of building your new BMW car
PCP deals explained – what is PCP finance?
Car dealer and customer talking
Car finance
8 Sep 2021

PCP deals explained – what is PCP finance?

PCP finance deals are a popular way of getting into a new car. How does it work?
Top 3 used estate cars for £10,000
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Estates
8 Sep 2021

Top 3 used estate cars for £10,000

“Dear CarBuyer, I want a good family estate car for a budget of £10,000 - what do you recommend?”
Top 3 used sporty cars for £5,000
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Car buying
8 Sep 2021

Top 3 used sporty cars for £5,000

Dear Carbuyer, I need to replace my loved but rusty Ford Puma coupé with something as characterful. What can I get for £5,000?
How to buy a secondhand hybrid
3rd generation Toyota Prius
Tips and advice
31 Aug 2021

How to buy a secondhand hybrid

Our comprehensive guide on what to look out for when buying a used hybrid car
What car should I buy? How to decide
Ford Fiesta colours
Car buying
25 Aug 2021

What car should I buy? How to decide

With dozens of brands and hundreds of models available, choosing a car can be a lengthy process. Our guide is a great place to start
Classic car tax exemption: explained
Classic car tax exemption
Car ownership
10 Aug 2021

Classic car tax exemption: explained

Here’s what you need to know about the UK’s 40-year classic car tax exemption
Car warranty: what you need to know
Car warranty: what you need to know
Car buying
10 Aug 2021

Car warranty: what you need to know

Whether you’re buying a new or used car, a decent warranty is essential to protect your purchase. Our guide explains how they work
Best used cars under £7,000
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Tips and advice
29 Jul 2021

Best used cars under £7,000

Here are some of the best used cars for £7,000 or less
Best used cars under £3,000
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Tips and advice
26 Jul 2021

Best used cars under £3,000

Even a modest budget gives you a huge variety of cars to consider. Here are the best used cars for £3,000 or less
What is a DSG gearbox? Should I buy one?
What is a DSG?
Car buying
22 Jul 2021

What is a DSG gearbox? Should I buy one?

Also called twin-clutch or DCT gearboxes, a DSG automatic gearbox is offered on many cars now. But should you buy one over a manual?
Ex-Motability cars: should you buy one?
Used car dealership
Car buying
25 Jun 2021

Ex-Motability cars: should you buy one?

Some ex-Motability cars can be excellent value, but make sure you do plenty of research before you buy one
Should I buy an insurance write-off? Cat C, Cat D, Cat S and Cat N car explained
Cat D cars, Cat C & insurance write-offs: complete guide
Tips and advice
23 Jun 2021

Should I buy an insurance write-off? Cat C, Cat D, Cat S and Cat N car explained

We explain the pros and cons of buying an insurance written-off car
Best used cars under £5,000
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Tips and advice
23 Jun 2021

Best used cars under £5,000

We show you some of the most tempting used cars for £5,000 or less
Ford EcoBoost engines: what are they and should you buy one?
2020 Ford Puma - front tracking
Ford Focus hatchback
4 Jun 2021

Ford EcoBoost engines: what are they and should you buy one?

Everything you need to know about Ford’s high efficiency EcoBoost engine technology
How to transfer car ownership
V5C close up
Tips and advice
26 May 2021

How to transfer car ownership

Buying or selling a used car? The easiest way to legally transfer a car to its new owner is via the DVLA website
Volkswagen ID.4 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E - rivals comparison
VW ID.4 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E hero
Compare cars
20 May 2021

Volkswagen ID.4 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E - rivals comparison

Both cars are significant entrants into the electric SUV market but which one should you buy?
Car showrooms reopen in England and Wales
Car showroom
News
12 Apr 2021

Car showrooms reopen in England and Wales

New and used car dealerships reopen on 12 April with safety measures in place
UK plug-in car grant cut to £2,500 for electric cars
MINI Electric driving
Car buying
18 Mar 2021

UK plug-in car grant cut to £2,500 for electric cars

UK government reduces electric car grant again
Volkswagen Golf GTI: old vs new
Volkswagen Golf GTI old vs new header
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback
12 Mar 2021

Volkswagen Golf GTI: old vs new

How does the new Mk8 Golf GTI compare with the previous model?
Top 10 best used hatchbacks 2021
2014 Skoda Octavia in blue driving around a corner
Family hatchbacks
12 Feb 2021

Top 10 best used hatchbacks 2021

Cars like these are easy to park, spacious, well-equipped and cheap to run. We pick out the best used hatchbacks
Top 3 used executive cars for £40,000
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Tips and advice
10 Feb 2021

Top 3 used executive cars for £40,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I’m searching for a used executive car with driver-assistance features to make my commute easier. What would you recommend for £40,000…
Facelifted BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes E-Class: rivals comparison
BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes E-Class
News
21 Jan 2021

Facelifted BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes E-Class: rivals comparison

The BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class have both been updated recently but which is the best premium saloon?
Best cars of the decade - the Carbuyer cars of the year 2010-2020
News
20 Nov 2020

Best cars of the decade - the Carbuyer cars of the year 2010-2020

As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, we take a look back at the winners of the coveted Carbuyer Car Of The Year award
Official: new petrol and diesel car sales will be banned from 2030
Consumer news
18 Nov 2020

Official: new petrol and diesel car sales will be banned from 2030

UK Government brings ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars forward but hybrids will be sold until 2035
Top 3 used four-seat coupes for £20,000
BMW 4 Series
30 Oct 2020

Top 3 used four-seat coupes for £20,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I want a petrol-powered four-seater coupé with decent performance. What are my options for £20,000?”
Used VW Golf buying guide: 2004-08 (Mk5); 2009-13 (Mk6)
Volkswagen Golf
14 Oct 2020

Used VW Golf buying guide: 2004-08 (Mk5); 2009-13 (Mk6)

The Volkswagen Golf is a great secondhand car thanks to its hatchback practicality, rock-solid build quality and sophisticated image
Top 3 used sporty cars for £25,000
Hyundai i30 N
18 Sep 2020

Top 3 used sporty cars for £25,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I want a sporty car that’s well-equipped and economical enough for my daily commute. What can I get for £25,000?”
Hyundai i10: old vs new
Hyundai i10
27 Aug 2020

Hyundai i10: old vs new

How does the new Hyundai i10 compare to the car it replaces? We see whether you should buy the old model or the new one
Nissan Leaf hatchback: old vs new
Nissan Leaf
21 Aug 2020

Nissan Leaf hatchback: old vs new

The mk1 Nissan Leaf was the world's best-selling electric car - how does the new one compare?