Drive a Brand-New Mercedes for Just One £1

You have been driving a second-hand Smart car for years. You salivate over the idea of getting behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz, but you do not have the money to buy new. Having seen the prices of second-hand Mercedes cars for sale, you cannot even afford to buy used. But now you can get your hands on a brand-new Mercedes A180 for just £1. What’s the catch? Continue reading

The New e-tron EV from Audi: Remap Not Required

We have given plenty of attention to electric vehicles (EVs) from Smart, Tesla, and Nissan. Now it’s Audi’s turn. The German car company is now taking orders for the e-tron EV. Anyone who wants to get on the waiting list and be kept apprised of Audi’s progress can place an order online or by visiting a local Audi dealer. A £1,000 deposit is required.

Audi says the e-tron will not be ready for retail until 2019. In fact, a visit to their website reveals a curious label the company has attached to this car: beta. It would appear as though Audi is targeting tech savvy consumers by associating their EV with the same language used by app developers. Continue reading

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Depreciation and Second-Hand Car Sales

Are you planning to buy a second-hand car at some point in the near future? If so, how much thought will you put into the idea of depreciation? Second-hand cars obviously cost less than their newer counterparts because they have lost some value over time. Yet how much value they lose is necessarily measurable by easily quantifiable things such as mechanical condition. Car depreciation is largely a supply-and-demand sort of thing. Continue reading