Fifteen great cars worth waiting for in 2021
Jun24

Fifteen great cars worth waiting for in 2021

Thinking of buying a new car this year well the good news is there’s more choice than ever before writes Geraldine Herbert BMW iX Priced from €85,815 OTR when it arrives in November BMW’s new iX Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is the German Car makers’ first model to bring together the latest developments in electrification, connectivity, design and services and will be the flagship electric model for the brand. There...

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Car Finance Terms Explained
Jan28

Car Finance Terms Explained

Thinking of buying a car but don’t speak the language of loans? Check out our handy car finance glossary writes Geraldine Herbert   APR  – Short for Annual Percentage Rate. This is the amount of interest charged on the loan, including any fees. All lenders must calculate the APR in the same way so it is not only the best way to compare loan providers but it shows how much you’re actually going to pay over the period of the...

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Financing your new car
Dec30

Financing your new car

Here’s what you need to know when it comes to paying for a new car writes Geraldine Herbert The Covid pandemic has created much uncertainty around purchases that have a significant impact on your finances like car buying. If you are considering changing your car you may be wondering is now the right time. To tempt you back into showrooms there are a host of post-covid car deals and offers available at dealerships nationwide, so it is...

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5 tips to get the best car finance deal
Aug06

5 tips to get the best car finance deal

While there’s nothing quite like driving a new car off the forecourt, first you need to get up to speed on your finance options, writes Geraldine Herbert 1)    Haggle Don’t be afraid to haggle before making any car purchase and agreeing on a finance deal.  Obviously the more money you are spending on the car the greater the scope for manoeuvring but regardless of the price it is always worth trying to negotiate. If you can’t secure a...

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Your guide to buying winter wheels
Dec22

Your guide to buying winter wheels

As the temperature drops the lure of a good set of winter wheels is very appealing but how do you choose the best option for you asks Geraldine Herbert  It seems even the most ardent city dweller occasionally yearns for a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) given the pace of sales over the past few years. There was a time when the choice of a 4×4 was simple but now there is a bewildering range to choose from and car makers have...

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Car Finance Options
May28

Car Finance Options

How to get the best deal when it comes to buying a new car, we look at your car finance options writes Geraldine Herbert The number of brand new cars driven off forecourts in the first quarter of this year was up 28% on the previous year’s figures. The second half of the year may well prove to be even more buoyant. Last year the second half of 2013 outperformed the same period the previous year by a substantial 65% thanks to the...

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