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Seriously quick Q-cars from £2000 – used car buying guide

Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG These cars may look unassuming, but they possess eye-opening potency and can be yours for surprisingly little cash Sometimes you want a large executive car which can also be sports-car fast. These souped-up execs offer plenty of power for your pound. 1 – Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG (2003-2006)Read More

Pocket rocket hot hatchbacks from less than £3000 – used car buying guide

Ford Fiesta ST 2.0 Small hot hatches offer great-value performance. Less than a decade on from their launch, do these little gems still cut the mustard? The UK has a special affection for hot hatchbacks, but these pocket rockets don’t have to cost the Earth. Here are five affordable examples.Read More

How to avoid buying a flood-damaged car

Storms and floods such as those that have battered the UK in the last few months can have a big impact on car owners You can easily spot one of the 250 flooded write-offs at Michael Douglas Auto Salvage in Carlisle. Not only because it has the word ‘floody’ scrawledRead More

Off-roaders to rely on in winter weather – used car buying guide

Ford Kuga Record warm weather may have fooled us into forgetting it’s winter, but Mother Nature could bite back at any moment This winter has been unseasonably mild for much of the UK, with only isolated patches of snow and ice. Be wary, though, because Mother Nature could still biteRead More

How to buy the best pre-owned Porsche 911 – used car buying guide

1973 2.7 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Yearning to own a Porsche 911 after reading our comparison tests on the new one? We pick used examples that cater for every budget and driver ability The market for used Porsche 911s has always been well catered for, and after reading our comparisonRead More

Three-seaters and three-wheelers from £3000 – used car buying guide

McLaren F1 Whether you want a three-seater or a vehicle with three wheels, we have some enticing suggestions, priced from £3k to £6m Three is sometimes called the magic number, and whether you’re after something with three wheels or three seats, the automotive world can once again deliver choice. HereRead More

Investment cars for less than £10,000 – used car buying guide

Honda S2000 Appreciating assets needn’t be the preserve of the super-rich. Jimi Beckwith brings the investment car budget down a peg or two Investing in a future classic is usually an expensive experience, but spotting what’s likely to bring you value in the future means you can get in quickly,Read More

BMW launches new online car buying scheme

News 27 Nov, 2015 New BMW Retail Online will enable you to buy a BMW in less than ten minutes, day or night Latest

The best Ford RS cars from £5000 – used car buying guide

Ford Sapphire RS Cosworth With all the excitement surrounding the new Focus RS and its sub-£30k price, the time is right to look at Ford’s RS-badged past masters The all-new Ford Focus RS is set to redefine the hot hatchback genre when it arrives next year. It’ll be the latestRead More

Cover every base for £6000 – used car buying guide

Ford Fiesta Zetec S Why have one car on your driveway when you can get half a dozen that can fulfil every need? Why buy one car when you can get six for the same price? Whether your taste lies in SUVs, MPVs or luxury saloons, our Swiss Army garageRead More

All-wheel drive four-door saloons from £2000 – used car buying guide

Jaguar X-Type 3.0 An all-wheel-drive saloon will help keep you the right way up through winter. Here are some performance-orientated options Choosing the perfect winter saloon can be full of peril – but choosing one with all-wheel drive will give you extra security through the colder months. 1 – JaguarRead More

Smooth-riding sofa cars from £5000 – used car buying guide

Jaguar XJ Our roads may be rough, but there are cars that can defeat them with peerless ride comfort. We pick six that won’t break the bank Potholes and untreated surfaces are the bane of Britain’s roads, but these cars will let you glide over any surface with ease. 1Read More