Car buying

Best new car deals 2021
Deals
15 Jan 2021

Best new car deals 2021

New car finance deals on models from Ford, Mazda and SEAT, as well as brokers
2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide
Tips and advice
7 Jan 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 used cars under £5,000
Tips and advice
25 Dec 2020

Best used cars under £5,000

We show you some of the most tempting used cars for £5,000 or less
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
22 Dec 2020

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
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
Cat D cars, Cat C & insurance write-offs: complete guide
Tips and advice
18 Nov 2020

Cat D cars, Cat C & insurance write-offs: complete guide

We explain the pros and cons of buying an insurance written-off car
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
What is a V5C? everything you need to know about the logbook
Tips and advice
14 Nov 2020

What is a V5C? everything you need to know about the logbook

Our guide to the V5C, an important piece of documentation about your car
Ford EcoBoost engines: what are they and should you buy one?
2020 Ford Puma - front tracking
Ford Focus hatchback
10 Nov 2020

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

Everything you need to know about Ford’s high efficiency EcoBoost engine technology
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
Best used cars under £7,000
Tips and Advice
30 Sep 2020

Best used cars under £7,000

Here are some of the best used cars for £7,000 or less
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?”
Car warranty: what you need to know
Tips and advice
10 Sep 2020

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
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?
Top 3 used premium MPVs for £18,000
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer MPV
21 Aug 2020

Top 3 used premium MPVs for £18,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking to buy a used family MPV with a premium badge. What can I get for £18,000?”
Best used cars under £3,000
Ford
17 Aug 2020

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
Volkswagen Golf GTI: old vs new
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback
14 Aug 2020

Volkswagen Golf GTI: old vs new

How does the new Mk8 Golf GTI compare with the previous model?
Top 3 used small sporty SUVs for £16,000
SEAT Arona SUV
7 Aug 2020

Top 3 used small sporty SUVs for £16,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I want a small SUV that’s quick off the mark, what do you recommend for a budget of £16,000?”
Midday Monday is the most popular time to buy a car online
BMW 3 Series Touring driving
News
7 Aug 2020

Midday Monday is the most popular time to buy a car online

According to online retailer BuyaCar, the majority of online purchases are made from mid-morning to mid-afternoon on Mondays
Renault ZOE: old vs new
Renault ZOE
5 Aug 2020

Renault ZOE: old vs new

The Renault ZOE is one of Britain's most popular EVs; how has it changed?
New Toyota RAV4 Black Edition joins range in October
Toyota RAV4 SUV
31 Jul 2020

New Toyota RAV4 Black Edition joins range in October

Special edition RAV4 goes on sale in October with darkened styling and trim
Top 3 used luxury SUVs for £45,000
Audi Q7 SUV
24 Jul 2020

Top 3 used luxury SUVs for £45,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I’ve got a budget of £45,000 for a nearly new, large luxury SUV. What do you recommend?”
BMW 1 Series: old vs new
BMW 1 Series
15 Jul 2020

BMW 1 Series: old vs new

The latest BMW 1 Series is noticeably different to its predecessor - we compare old and new
Top 3 used estate cars for £10,000
Skoda Octavia Estate
10 Jul 2020

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?”
New Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Kuga & SEAT Ateca: comparison
Volkswagen Tiguan
9 Jul 2020

New Volkswagen Tiguan vs Ford Kuga & SEAT Ateca: comparison

Updated Volkswagen Tiguan and SEAT Ateca go up against all-new Ford Kuga. How do these rivals compare?
What car should I buy? How to decide
Car buying
3 Jul 2020

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
Used car price guides: how much is my car worth?
Tips and Advice
2 Jul 2020

Used car price guides: how much is my car worth?

Our car price guide will help you get a fair valuation for your car
Top 3 used executive sports saloons for £15,000
Jaguar XJ saloon
26 Jun 2020

Top 3 used executive sports saloons for £15,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for a saloon that’s good to drive and comfortable on long journeys, what do you recommend for £15,000?”
Car finance negative equity explained
Tips and Advice
22 Jun 2020

Car finance negative equity explained

Negative equity is often a part of car finance deals; here’s what it means for you
Tesla Model Y vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: specs comparison
Ford
12 Jun 2020

Tesla Model Y vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: specs comparison

Two fast, stylish electric SUVs are due in 2020; we compare the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E
Top 3 used convertible cars
Porsche Boxster roadster
12 Jun 2020

Top 3 used convertible cars

“Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for a used convertible car for the summer that’s fun to drive. What do you recommend for £6,000?”
Top 3 used plug-in hybrid family cars for £20,000
BMW 330e hybrid saloon
5 Jun 2020

Top 3 used plug-in hybrid family cars for £20,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I’ve got £20,000 to spend on a family car, and I want a plug-in hybrid. What would you recommend?”
Facelifted BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes E-Class specs comparison
BMW 5 Series
3 Jun 2020

Facelifted BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes E-Class specs comparison

The BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class have both been updated for 2020, but which is best?