I drive a 151 Peugeot 5008 with 110,000km. I do 30,000km each year - the majority of which would be shortish journeys: school runs, matches, activities etc. We have three children aged from 10 to 5. We are looking to change to a 17-reg or 18-reg car. Our Peugeot is just out of warranty and things are starting to go wrong. We don't really need a 7-seater - it's handy but not necessary. One child is in a high-back booster, the other two on booster cushions. We are thinking of a Hyundai Tucson. Would you recommend this for our needs? Are there any other cars that you think we should consider? Our budget is around €15k. Gillian: I would have absolutely no concerns about buying a Hyundai Tucson 1.7 dsl. They are popular and have been since the day they launched. You should get into a 181 Comfort Plus model, but maybe look to push your budget a tad more for the Executive spec. There is a new model 1.6 dsl out now, so you will be buying the older model, just something to think about. I … [Read more...] about Tucson or not? Spoilt for choice? €8,000 for second car? Best hybrid? New PCP?
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The brand will sell its first fully electric model in 2020, with a range of 500 kilometres Luca de Meo: “It’s time to look to the future with the ambition to grow” SEAT achieves an after-tax profit of 281 million euros, 21.3% more than in 2016 before extraordinary effects Turnover rises by 11.1% and sets a record at nearly 10 billion euros Investments and R&D expenses amount close to 1 billion euros in 2017, the highest figure in the last 25 years Cash flow from operating activities rises to 947 million euros to reach a historic level SEAT will launch one new car every six months until 2020. The first two vehicles will be the SEAT Tarraco and the CUPRA Ateca, which are going on sale at the end of 2018. Next year the new generation SEAT Leon will be available in dealerships with two variants, the five-door model and the ST family sized version. The following year – 2020 – will see SEAT’s first fully electric vehicle, built on the Volkswagen … [Read more...] about SEAT to launch one new car every six months until 2020 and kicks off its electric offensive
Used car special: How to find the best pre-owned motors BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Buying a new car - either brand new or pre-owned - is one of life's greatest moments. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/used-car-special-how-to-find-the-best-preowned-motors-38203383.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/article38203377.ece/6b41b/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-06-12_lif_51019095_I1.JPG Email Buying a new car - either brand new or pre-owned - is one of life's greatest moments. However, setting out to buy a car is one of the largest spends you'll make so it's always best to come armed with knowledge about makes, uses and prices. The best thing about a used car is value for money. That's because the first stage of depreciation is already over with. There are of course different ways to buy a used car but the safest bet is to purchase one from a reputable dealer. This may not always be as cheap as buying from an owner, but it's the safest and least complicated. A good rule of thumb is … [Read more...] about Used car special: How to find the best pre-owned motors
CAR prices have risen by an average of 5.2 per cent since the UK voted to leave the EU seven months ago, according to new figures.British drivers have had to shell out an extra £2billion on new cars since June 2016, with some cars, including large SUVs, up a massive 12.3 per cent.What Car? magazine, which published the figures, said the jump in price was the result of a “perfect storm” of rising inflation and industry efforts to increase dealer profitability.The increases are also a result of the Brexit vote, which immediately knocked the value of the pound and consequently the cost of importing both cars and the raw materials that go into their production.But the magazine also said car makers were partly to blame for rising prices, as they have been gradually reducing discounts and withdrawing many of the most appealing 0 per cent and low-rate interest finance deals “as they seek to regain control of profit margins”.Price fluctuations … [Read more...] about Prices for new cars up 5% since Brexit vote – but here’s how you can get the best deal
The end of the tax year is nearing, when a flood of new changes, as announced by the Chancellor last November, will kick in. Among those set to be affected from 1 April will be homeowners, motorists, workers on the minimum wage and all UK employees over the age of 24 - regardless of your earnings. For diesel drivers, the crack down on pollution continues and, if you're not careful, it could cost you a lot more than expected. Meanwhile, for millions more inflation-hit households - the minimum wage is set to rise again. From pensions, to benefits, taxes and bills here are the important changes that could affect your household budget from the first week of April. For parents, the closure of Childcare Vouchers to new parents has been suspended - here's what you need to know. 1. Minimum wage increases Hot on the heels of employers being ‘named and shamed’ for underpaying staff, the minimum wage is set to rise on 1 April. On this date, the National Living Wage, the minimum rate … [Read more...] about Higher wages, new car tax rules and 8 more changes that’ll affect you from April