“It’s good-looking, handles well and has accurate steering and a decent interior”: an Autocar road tester describing the Hyundai Coupe SIII 2.0 in 2007. A five-star car, then?Alas, no. He criticised the engine for being unwilling to rev but what really got his goat was the price: £17,236. See Hyundai Coupe for sale on PistonHeads Fortunately, the used car market has the answer to that little problem, as ‘One we found’ (right) shows. The 2007-reg Coupé 2.0 SIII in question is being offered for £2200 and, let’s face it, the seller is likely to accept £2000. That’s a bargain, even if Hyundai’s Click To Buy valuation service gives it an auction price of £1100.It’s a bargain because an SIII is still a good-looking car with a stack of kit, including leather, air-con, a sunroof and alloy wheels. Also, because it has been serviced regularly, and assuming there are no issues with the body … [Read more...] about Used car buying guide: Hyundai Coupe
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Was it really 22 months ago that I first encountered the fleet-customers-only 2016 Chevrolet Malibu? Indeed it was — and although the rental companies were quick to take advantage of what was presumably an absolutely massive discount on the General’s leftovers, they have not been in a hurry to release their inventory of these cars into the auction lanes.That’s particularly true in the case of our local National Car Rental franchisee, which is actually a Chevrolet dealer in disguise. Which explains why Danger Girl’s final car rental of the year turned out to be a rather well-worn and thoroughly undistinguished example of the fleet-spec ‘Bu LTZ.Why review this car yet again? Simple. You’d never guess it, but my review of the rental-spec Chevrolet Captiva turned out to be one of the biggest articles in TTAC history. A lot of people who were looking at ex-rental Captivas in the used market ended up reading it and (one hopes) learning something about the … [Read more...] about 2016 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Rental Review – Your Next Used Car?
If you think Lamborghini Gallardos are crazy, you want to meet their owners. Like the lurid shades many of the cars are famously painted in, there’s not a shrinking violet among them. See Lamborghini Gallardo for sale on PistonHeads The model attracts all sorts, from the track-day hero who roasts the car’s brakes to the vinyl fetishist who wraps it in ‘chrome’. It’s why you need to be extra vigilant when buying one, especially given how, when that bull mascot hoves into view, the heart can take over the head.A more sensible soul might pop to a Porsche showroom for that most rational of supercars, a 911 – a 2013- reg S PDK with barely 10,000 miles on the clock is yours for £75,000. The same money will just about buy the rare and sought-after manual Gallardo coupé, but it’ll be nine years older than the Porsche, have covered 32,000 miles and be powered by the less well regarded 493bhp 5.0-litre V10, not the much-improved … [Read more...] about Used car buying guide: Lamborghini Gallardo
Marion Caunter on Instagram. Using your mobile phone while driving? Don’t. Just don’t. Doing so not only endangers yourself, but other road users as well. Countless studies have been carried out on this subject, all with similar conclusions. Distracted driving, be it from being on the phone with someone or God forbid, texting, significantly increases the risk of getting into or causing a crash. Readers, drivers, please be aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Most drivers think that the act of talking on the phone is not such a big distraction, but the reality is, engaging in the visual-manual tasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialling and texting) associated with the use of mobile phones is the biggest offender. Volkswagen’s Eyes on the Road video below explains this very well. In Singapore, it is now illegal for a driver to use or hold any type of mobile device while the vehicle is on the move. Texting or making a call on a mobile phone has always been … [Read more...] about PSA: Do not use your mobile phones while driving
New car sales might be on the downturn but the used car market is doing much better, according to a report in the Times of India. With annual sales of nearly 25 lakh units, the Indian used car market is expected to grow by 10 % this year (compared to 3 % expected growth for new cars). Major used car sellers are aiming at double-digit growth in the market, as more customers prefer to choose organised players over neighbourhood brokers. A sluggish economy, coupled with high interest rates & rising fuel costs have kept new car customers at bay, the majority of who rely on loans for purchases. We @ Team-BHP.com have always believed that used cars provide a superb value-for-money proposition. Whether out of choice or compulsion, an increasing number of customers are now agreeing with the same. The best part is that options within the used car market has expanded considerably, due to the sheer number of launches over the last couple of years. It is also important to note … [Read more...] about Used car market trumping new car sales
Used car sales in India have been at par with new car sales since a few years now (refer 2012 article). The ratio of used cars sold to new cars in India is 1:1 while the ratio in some developed countries is almost 3:1 in favour of used cars, as per an article in ET Auto. Frost and Sullivan - a market research firm, expects sale of both new and used cars in India to be 25 lakh units each in 2014.Renault among other manufacturers is also planning to enter this lucrative organised used car industry after seeing its high growth potential. Hyundai, Honda, BMW, Audi and many other manufacturers today have already begun their used car divisions. The used car industry which has grown by 15%. In 2012, the organised used car industry captured only 11%, while C2C (consumer to consumer) captured 60% of the total used car market and the remaining 28% was enjoyed by friendly neighborhood brokers. Article: How to buy a *USED* car in India Article: Buying a New Car vs Used Car Article: The … [Read more...] about The ratio of used cars to new cars sold in India is 1:1
Here is a link to Rehaan's 2012 report on Search Trends and Buyer Behavior. Google India has analyzed the search trends of used car queries and actual market behavior, to understand the used car market in India. It has released a report in association with Mahindra First Choice. Some interesting facts from this report are as below: • The most searched for used car type on Google in India are Utility vehicles. They comprise of 47% of all used car queries followed by hatchbacks at 20% and the remaining divided among sedans and luxury vehicles. • This rise in online queries matches the offline sales of SUVs at Mahindra First Choice which has witness an SUV sales growth from 6% to 10% over the past 3 years. • Used car queries on Google Search has grown 20 times in 6 years, at 30% YoY rise in 2014. • As many as 8 out of 10 potential used car buyers start their search from Google search are undecided about which car to purchase. 84% queries in Google search are … [Read more...] about Google’s Report : Used Car Search Trends in India
Right now, there’s a wide variety of great cars on the market, and while consumers may look at the new car price and cringe, the market for used vehicles in the U.S. is heating up. Since the average car costs less than have of the average new car, more people are flocking to their local dealers and used car lots. Just like buying a new car, consumers are concerned about safety and reliability, among other factors. We’ve gathered a list of the top 20 most popular used cars here in the states, and while some may be a given, there might be a few on the list that will surprise you. The Acura TL comes well-equipped in terms of standard features, and the current model is one that we would recommend to our friends and family. However, a 2014 model will run you just over $36,000, but if you go back a few years to the early 2000’s, you can get behind the wheel of one of these for around $8,000. We think that’s much easier to swallow. While it may not be as stylish as the … [Read more...] about Top 20 Most Popular Used Cars in the U.S.
Using a mobile phone while behind the wheel of a vehicle is indeed dangerous and fool-hardy, besides being against the law. While talking on the mobile phone while driving is dangerous, it is even more so when drivers text, surf the internet or generally faff about on the phone while driving. In Singapore, this dash-cam footage shows that the traffic police in the island city-state mean business when drivers are caught using a mobile phone. As can be seen in the video, uploaded by Facebook user Adam Abdul Rashid, a traffic policeman on a motorcycle spies a driver on the phone, and pulls up along side. The policeman then confiscates the phone from the driver, placing it in the storage box behind him, before motioning the driver to pull up on the side of the road. According to the Singapore police force website, a person convicted of mobile communications device (MCD) driving as a first offence is liable to a fine of up to 1,000 SGD (RM3,100), or jailed for up to six months, or both. … [Read more...] about Singapore traffic police don’t mess around when it comes to using a mobile phone behind the wheel
Perhaps it has bypassed your attention, but car supermarket Carcraft is to close, with the loss of about 500 jobs. The dealership, based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, has 10 showrooms around the country. Carcraft was the UK’s seventh-largest second-hand car chain. It sold more than 12,000 used vehicles a year, according to the administrator, Grant Thornton, which said the group had suffered from “poor market reputation, lack of investment, a high cost base, expensive loan note financing and an insolvent balance sheet”. More than 20 years ago, I remember spending a day at one of their branches, kicking tyres and talking to staff about the car supermarket revolution. What I’ve always liked most about car supermarkets is the choice. However, the mass-market selling of cars in a supermarket setting is problematic. The easy finance can be less than easy. Then there can be strong pricing and cars that aren’t strictly warrantable. Indeed, a spokesman warned … [Read more...] about How super are used car supermarkets?