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Insuring your first car

Buying your first car can be a daunting process, but so can looking for car insurance. The amount of money you might be asked to pay can be stagger ...

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What colour should your first car be?

It's one of those factors that can turn you on to a car (or off one) in the blink of an eye; that all too personal issue of colour.The colour can m ...

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What to look for when buying your first used car

You've decided the time is right and you are ready to buy your first car! We know you're unlikely to have ever spent this much money on anything befo ...

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The top 10 used small cars for first-time buyers

You've passed your driving test, gained a new independence or decided to move away from a life of public transport. Yes, it's time to buy that first ...

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Best used convertibles 2016

When the British weather plays ball, there are few things better than driving down to the coast, soaking up the sunshine and feeling the cool, salty ...

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Best used diesel cars 2016

Diesel cars, while perhaps more expensive than their petrol-guzzling counterparts, have enjoyed a boost in popularity recently. Known for their econo ...

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Best used estate cars 2016

Practical, powerful, spacious and attractive: four words that could be used to describe today's estate cars. Whether you're ferrying the kids to and ...

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Questions to ask when buying a used Ford

It seems that every other car on the road is a Ford of some description. Affordable, reliable and cheap to maintain, it's little wonder that Ford con ...

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Questions to ask when buying a used Audi

If you're looking for a premium marque, you can't go wrong with an Audi. With its unmistakable badge of interlocking rings, Audi is known for quality ...

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Questions to ask when buying a used BMW

As the company that in 2015 was crowned the world's most reputable, BMW can be proud of its fleet of 'ultimate driving machines'. Prestige, style and ...

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10 rules for picking the best used estate car

Estate cars remain a popular choice for families, business owners and people with pets, as they offer a huge amount of room without compromising on t ...

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3 questions you must ask when choosing a sports car

Whether it's been a lifelong dream or the result of a financial windfall, there are many reasons why people want to get themselves a sports car. Howe ...

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The smart persons strategy for buying a small car

Whether you're a first-time buyer or are just looking to downsize from your current vehicle, there's a lot to consider when purchasing a small car. ...

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The ultimate guide to picking a convertible

What driver doesn't want to enjoy the wind through their hair when cruising down the motorway? Convertible cars are something many of us aspire to - ...

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How to choose the perfect Audi

Just by knowing that you want an Audi means you're already ahead of most people looking to buy themselves a new used-car. We don't have to tell you h ...

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How to find your perfect estate car

Estate cars are enjoying a resurgence in popularity at the moment. No longer are they the preserve of caravanners, large families or that strange cou ...

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10 rules for picking the perfect used Ford

Ford remains the most popular brand of car in the UK - the Fiesta and Focus were named by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders as the top a ...

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Essential steps for buying a used Volkswagen

Reliable, sexy and value-retaining, Volkswagen has a good reputation, with cars which perform well in every class. From the tiny Up! to the 3.0 litre ...

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The smart persons strategy for buying a used Vauxhall

Top Gear Magazine may have referred to Vauxhall as the 'perennial bridesmaid to Ford in the UK', but in the same breath, the car bible emphasised tha ...

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The ultimate guide to picking a used BMW

As one of the world's most famous car manufacturers, Germany's BMW is a fine choice when you go to purchase a new used-car.However, with so many mo ...

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Best cars for Christmas presents

Whether it's a new set of wheels for your partner, a starter-car for your teenage child, or the dream car your dad has always wanted - cars make exce ...

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What Estate Car is Best for me

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How to get good value for money

Tracking down a bargainKnowing what you should be looking for and understanding exactly what makes a second-hand vehicle good value for money is ver ...

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Choosing the best set of used wheels for this summers festival season

These days there's a huge variety of annual summer festivals held throughout the UK, with something to suit all ages and musical tastes. You'll find ...

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People carriers the good and the bad and the ugly

If you're looking for a benchmark for vehicles in the people carrier sector then look no further than the Renault Espace. The arrival of the model in ...

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Audi Convertibles vs BMW Convertibles

With the cold months (hopefully) gone for another year, many motorists are getting serious about investing in a convertible. The thrill of driving wi ...

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Best estate cars in 2015

Tourings, clubmans, station wagons - call them what you will, they'll always be estate cars to us. It was around this time last year that we rounded ...

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Why a car salesperson is key to making your next purchase

Buying a new car can be a daunting experience, especially if you're not sure where to start. Luckily, there are people out there selling cars that re ...

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Best SUVs and 4x4s to help you get through the winter

Winter is a troublesome time of year for us drivers. The car struggles to start in the mornings, the windscreen is always covered in ice, and slipper ...

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Ford Fiesta vs Vauxhall Corsa

The Ford Fiesta vs the Vauxhall Corsa: which comes out on top?When it comes to the most popular superminis on the market, the Ford Fiesta and Vauxh ...

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Audi A3 vs VW Golf

Here at Carbase we have compared the Audi A3 with the VW Golf. Want to know who wins read on!Has the Audi A3 dismantled the VW Golf's status quo? ...

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Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series

Find how well the Audi A4 pairs against the BMW 3 series right her at carbase car comparisons!Can the Audi A4 push the BMW 3 Series all the way? ...

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Vauxhall Astra vs Ford Focus

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao; Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova; Vauxhall Astra vs Ford Focus?When the top two contenders of any industry cl ...

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What to look out for in a test drive

Admit it, the idea of test-driving a car fills you with dread. You're an adult, for heaven's sake and you've been driving for years. Yet the thought ...

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You know you need to trade your car in when

Are you umming and ahing about whether or not it's time to trade your car in for a smoother and sleeker model? If you recognise any of our points be ...

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People Carriers vs 4x4s vs Estates

"Making its way to the ring...weighing in at 3,600lbs...hailing from Martorell, Spain...rated by many as the best pound for pound people carrier ...

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5 luxurious commuter cars that will make you ditch public transport

Picture the scene: your alarm for work goes off a little late and you think you might miss your train. You end up sprinting to the station with your ...

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A quick guide to buying a used Vauxhall

The old adage that a new car depreciates in value by 20 per cent just by driving it off the lot might be a little extreme, but in all honesty it will ...

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Best family cars 2014

As one of the car industry's most competitive sectors, choosing a family vehicle can be confusing. There's a number of factors to consider; insurance ...

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4 Budget cars that won't break the bank

Whether you're looking to combat rising fuel prices by downsizing or just want to upgrade to something a little more modern, value for money should b ...

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Best small cars 2014

Small cars are proving hugely popular for people across the whole of Britain, not just those in cities where space is a premium. By offering quirky l ...

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Quick guide to buying a used BMW

The number of people choosing pre-owned cars over new models has risen significantly in the last few years. It's understandable too - the depreciatio ...

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Best used Diesel cars 2014

Greater efficiency levels, extra torque and additional off-the-line power have made diesel models a popular choice among both new and used car buyers ...

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Quick guide to buying a used Volkswagen

Founded in 1937, Volkswagen has always been associated with good quality, accessible cars for all people. In fact, that's exactly what its name trans ...

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Best used convertibles 2014

Convertibles are great fun to drive and certainly look the part, but aren't always the most practical. After all, those thinking of buying a new Pors ...

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Best estate cars 2014

It's almost a rite of passage that individuals - often in their mid-30s - begrudgingly part ways with their sporty little convertible and instead sec ...

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Quick guide to buying a used Ford

You don't have to be an Explorer galloping around on a Mustang to see the popularity of this manufacturer. Focus on the roads for even a few minutes ...

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The 5 most important questions to ask when buying a used car

You've probably decided to go for a used car instead of a brand new one in order to save some money. However much you're spending, it is likely to b ...

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Quick guide to buying a used Audi

While BMW and Mercedes have long been considered the biggest players in the executive motoring world, the cars made by fellow German firm Audi are n ...

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