Cars and Sales: Who Tops the Global List?

What is the top car company in the world? Is it the maker of the electric Smart car? Maybe it is Audi or Ford. It turns out the answer is not as easy as it might seem. So much of it relies on how manufacturers define both cars and sales. As reported by the BBC […]

New Taxes to Kill to Second-Hand Car Sales?

It is no secret that numerous government agencies and officials want to further reduce emissions at any cost, even if that means penalising car owners who cannot afford to buy new vehicles. The recently announced ultra-low emission zones (ULEZ) set to come into play in 2019 is evidence enough. What those in favour of the […]

Buying a Second-Hand Car: How About an Import?

It has long been the practice of people buying a second-hand car to avoid German imports in the UK. The cost of repairs has funnelled used car buyers toward American, Japanese and British nameplates and away from manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Things may be changing, though.

eBay Second-Hand Cars: Would You Buy Online?

You’ve been thinking about buying an Audi or Mercedes second-hand because you know buying used is the only way you’ll be able to afford the car of your dreams. One day you are talking about it with your friend, only to have that person suggest you buy on eBay. Would you do it?

Does Pre-Reg Mean Consumers Are Buying Second Hand Cars?

Have you ever wondered how news outlets figure out who the top car sellers in the UK are? “It’s easy,” you say, “they rely on sales figures.” Well, that is only partially true. It turns out that the data being used is not necessarily reliable due to something known as pre-registration (pre-reg). The practice of […]