How do you feel about the garage you normally use for car service? If you are like the majority of Scots recently surveyed by Confused.com, you probably don’t trust everything your mechanics tell you. The survey makes it clear that UK car garages are suffering from a substantial trust deficit. Continue reading
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
VW garages have been working overtime since the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke in late 2015. Some 30 months later, fallout from the scandal continues. Manufacturers from Volkswagen to BMW have all reported declining interest in diesel cars. What does that mean to you? Maybe it is time to start looking at electric vehicles (EVs). Continue reading
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
There is something afoot in the factories that produce Smart cars. That something is an aggressive conversion that is preparing the plants to manufacture nothing but electric vehicles beginning in 2019. With the announcement of the plan to go all-electric in 2019, Smart has decided to cross a line they may not be able to cross back. Continue reading
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