23 Oct

Buying an Old Car

Many people buy used cars but how many people really look at motors that are more than 10 years old? There’s no harm in doing this you know, just because a car is old doesn’t mean it won’t be fit to drive. We’re often told that old cars are tiled, on their deathbed or waiting to be scrapped but this will depend on the car itself. You can still find cars from the 1970s and 80s with low mileage and if they’ve hardly been used and they’ve been well looked after then they should still be worth looking at. Having a new but used car can still be quite pricy and perhaps by looking further down the line over the 10 year mark you’ll find a car that’s cheaper, in...
29 Aug

Selling a car with problems – The risks

Many people choose to upgrade to a newer car. They may want something bigger, better, faster, smaller or shinier. Whatever their decision it means they have the opportunity to place their existing vehicle on the second hand car market. If, however, you’re selling your vehicle because it’s riddled with problems, you should be upfront about them. Okay so you won’t make as much money as you would if you were to lie about the issues, but how can you allow someone to drive a car that isn’t fit for yourself? They may not be knowledgeable in mechanics and may be looking for a reliable car, believing yours is right for them, only it isn’t. Though cars used cars are ‘sold as seen’ privately, you can be challenged in court if...
5 Jul

Can you buy a good car for under £1,000?

Most of us buy used cars, so if you only want something to run you about from A to B, you may only want to spend up to £1,000. That can seem like quite a lot of money, especially if it’s your first car, but you have to be careful. It’s possible to buy a decent used car for under £1,000 but it’s also possible to buy one that has many hidden problems. It’s important to get your car inspected no matter how much you’re willing to spend, but especially when you’re spending your life savings. If you have a family member or friend who knows about cars, you may want to take them with your for the viewing, perhaps letting them have the test drive. Alternatively, you can pay...
29 Jun

Chris Evans Resigns

Wow only in our last post we were commenting on the new series of Top Gear, saying that Chris Evans is having a difficult time and he’s now resigned, after filming just 6 episodes. It’s fair to say that this just wasn’t a good match. Chris was trying too hard to be like Jeremy rather than being himself, and it’s going to be a very difficult job for anyone who steps in. Matt Le Blanc is set to stay and he’s had more positive feedback than Evans and perhaps he’ll have a say as to who comes in, because it’s going to be important to have a presenter who can bounce off him. He seemed to hit it off with Tiny Temper and that would be an interesting pair, but...
21 May

New Top Gear

If you didn’t catch the first episode of Top Gear in its new format with new presenters Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc I wouldn’t rush. For those of you who quite like a few spoilers and want to hear how the first episode went at a glance, here it is: badly. Evans was trying way too hard and he never really cemented his actual opinion on any of the cars, and he was driving a Dodge! It almost felt like he was reading out press releases from the manufacturer. Matt Le Blanc wasn’t too bad but we’re talking about Joey from friends here. I think it’s safe to say that Clarkson, May and Hammond were watching this together in hysterics and they certainly won’t be worried when their new...