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Thinking of buying a van?
Aug08

Thinking of buying a van?

    Thinking of buying a Van? Here are some ‘Van Buying Tips’ that you should bear in mind writes Suzanne Keane         Size – Overloading is both dangerous and illegal so work out the size of van you need. A good rule of thumb is to add 15 per cent more than you think you will need. Space – What will you be carrying regularly and what is the biggest load you are likely to need to transport...

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Customer protection agency to examine PCP car finance market
Jul17

Customer protection agency to examine PCP car finance market

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) announced that it has commenced a study of the Personal Contract Plan (PCP) car finance market If you have bought a car on a  PCP agreement, particularly if you have either experienced problems in understanding the product before buying or had difficulties from the time of siging up to the contract then the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)   would like to...

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Is PCP Car Finance the right option for you?
Jun14

Is PCP Car Finance the right option for you?

Consider all your options and read the small print when deciding how to finance your new car writes Geraldine Herbert What is a PCP? PCPs are a form of car finance based on a HP agreement. However unlike HP or a bank loan the payments are typically lower and at the end of the agreement you have the choice of whether to make that final payment to own the car or not.   How does a PCP work? With a PCP, repayment is broken down into...

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The best deals and offers for 172
Jun14

The best deals and offers for 172

Thinking of buying a 172 car? Check out our guide to the best deals writes Geraldine Herbert Now is a good time to buy Alfa Romeo‘s Mito as it is being offered with an upgrade worth over €2,750. The ‘Super Sport’ offer includes sports leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone air conditioning, tinted windows and red painted brake calipers and prices start from €21,266. There are also savings of over €4,900...

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Beware of hidden charges before you sign on the dotted line
Mar31

Beware of hidden charges before you sign on the dotted line

  ‘Delivery and related’ charges can come as a nasty shock to car buyers writes Suzanne Keane Buying a new car can be a minefield. Choosing the right manufacturer, model, engine and specification is one thing but negotiating the right price while keeping within your budget can be a real headache. To avoid further uncertainty before you sign on the dotted line be sure to check out any additional charges which could be added...

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PCP deals from €350 or less per month
Feb17

PCP deals from €350 or less per month

Thinking of buying on a PCP (Personal Contract Plan), we have five cars for €350 or less per month writes Geraldine Herbert BMW 1 series BMW’s baby Beemer is still one of most impressive hatchbacks on the road. Available in three or five door versions and three trim levels. There are a host of diesel and petrol engines to choose from and regardless of which you opt for its still one of the most engaging cars to drive from the frugal...

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