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Budget-conscious buying: Finding the best EV finance deal for you
The team at Bluestone Motor Finance weigh in on searching out the best deal.
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Got a pay rise and looking for a new car? Here's what our expert would recommend...
If you’re looking to splash a little cash on an upgrade, we have some thoughts.
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I'm looking to buy a Skoda. Should I go with the Octavia or upgrade to the Superb?
Which of Skoda’s saloons is the best buy in the used market?
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How to buy a luxury SUV for less - and 4 models to see first
Get a luxury motor without the starter-home price tag.
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Looking for a used car that won't cost the earth to maintain? 5 models you should see first
Repair bills can be unpredictable – but choosing the right car should help keep them low.
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How to buy a used car that could actually increase in value
There are no guarantees, of course – but how can you maximise your chances?
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Looking for a new family car? 3 underrated models you should probably check out
We look at the family models which don’t always get their dues.
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4 iconic cars of the 1990s - and what you'll pay for them today
From the movie-star Land Cruiser to the rarely seen Nissan Pao.
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Can you make the UK 'diesel dump' work for you? 4 of the most popular imported diesels
There are lots of diesels on the Irish market at the moment. How can you make the best of it?
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How to buy a used car that won't let you down (and 2 surprising models to see first)
Don’t listen to your friend in the pub, for a start.
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Looking for an SUV? Here are 4 underrated models on the second-hand market
Most buyers go for the same brands. Here are some others that are worth a look.
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Looking for reliability? Here are the top 10 cars for passing the NCT first time
And they’re probably not the ones you’d expect.
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Audi used showdown: Should I go for an A4, or save up for the A5 or A6?
There are plenty of Audis on the second-hand market. But how to choose the right one?
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Tall teenagers? How to buy a car with loads of legroom in back - and 3 models to see first
You don’t have to spend €€€ on a luxury saloon to make your passengers comfortable.
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How to buy a future classic on a family-car budget - and 3 models to consider
Looking for a smart investment that’s fun to drive too? You might take a look at these.
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Learning to drive? 3 great first cars that will leave you change from €10k
How to buy a great learner motor.
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Packing up the car for holidays? 4 of the best models for boot space (and you won't guess them all)
Do you like big boots? Then step right this way.
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How to buy a practical car that still has serious engine power - plus 3 models to consider first
Get the horsepower of a sports car without the soft top roof.
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How to find a car that can handle city driving - plus 3 you can get for under €10k
If your A to B involves city streets, you’ll want a compact car that can take the pressure.
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Hello summer! How to buy a convertible for a song - and 4 of the best used models
Delightful drop-tops await.
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I want a beautiful Mercedes-Benz. Do I go for a C-Class or upgrade to the E-Class?
There’s plenty of choice in the second-hand market. But is the bigger saloon worth the upgrade?
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Looking for Scandinavian style? How to buy a Volvo for under €20k - and 3 models to see first
The Swedish car maker has a reputation for safety, comfort and strong design. Here’s what to look for.
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How to buy a serious premium SUV on a €30k budget - and 5 models to see first
It’s a crowded market out there at the premium end. We look at the models to watch.
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Want a car that will make your driveway stand out? 4 real head-turners for under €15k
Family cars don’t have to be boring, you know.
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How to buy a savage used BMW: Should you go for a fresher 3-Series or a larger 5-Series?
Here’s our advice – and the key models to look out for.
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How to buy a purring Jaguar for less than €20k - and 3 models to check out first
Want a Big Cat on the bonnet? Look no further.
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3 family cars under €20k that can take three child seats - and still have room for luggage
We comb through the second-hand market for the best buys.
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How to find a high-tech car on a low-cost budget - and 3 models to consider first
Get a used car packed with tech, plus change from €20k.
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Want an SUV for €15k? 4 lesser-known brands to consider
Skip the big-name models and you’ll get far more bang for your buck.
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How to buy a second-hand car that'll slash your bills - and two models to see first
The ticket price is one thing – but what about keeping it on the road? We look at how to do it for less.
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How to get luxury in a Lexus on a €13k budget - and 4 models to see first
Want a ‘Japanese Mercedes’? Here are some options.
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How to buy a family car that's also a great investment - plus 4 models to consider first
Motors that shouldn’t leave you with a financial hole.
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How to buy an exceptionally quick car on a €10k budget - and 4 you should see first
Want to make a fast getaway? Here’s how to do it on a budget.
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Want an SUV that doesn't just look the part? Here are 5 you need to see
Believe it or not, some SUVs DO actually do what they say on the tin.
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Want to get the neighbours talking? 5 impressive motors to check out under €15k
Get those curtains twitching. For less!
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Growing family? Here are the best cars with 3 ISOFIX points across the back
On a budget of €20k.
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Looking for a car with personality? 5 models that will stand out for under €15k
Budget-friendly buys that’ll catch everyone’s eye.
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Looking for a fun car to spice up your life? Here are 4 must-sees on a €10k budget
Sometimes you just need to step up and buy something flashy.
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How to buy the safest second-hand car on a €15k budget - and 3 models to see first
We pick the cars that aced those safety tests.
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Alfa Romeos are back. Should I look at a used one?
The legendary Italian marque roared back to prominence last year with its new Giulia winning plaudits.