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# buying-advice - This year 2022

Budget-conscious buying: Finding the best EV finance deal for you
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Budget-conscious buying: Finding the best EV finance deal for you

Apr 6th 2022, 3:22 PM 2,674 Views 0 Comments

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...
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Got a pay rise and looking for a new car? Here's what our expert would recommend...

Oct 8th 2018, 4:14 PM 5,468 Views 2 Comments

If you’re looking to splash a little cash on an upgrade, we have some thoughts.

I'm looking to buy a Skoda. Should I go with the Octavia or upgrade to the Superb?
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I'm looking to buy a Skoda. Should I go with the Octavia or upgrade to the Superb?

Oct 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 9,910 Views 7 Comments

Which of Skoda’s saloons is the best buy in the used market?

How to buy a luxury SUV for less - and 4 models to see first
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How to buy a luxury SUV for less - and 4 models to see first

Sep 24th 2018, 2:54 PM 6,120 Views 0 Comments

Get a luxury motor without the starter-home price tag.

Looking for a used car that won't cost the earth to maintain? 5 models you should see first
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Looking for a used car that won't cost the earth to maintain? 5 models you should see first

Sep 17th 2018, 3:39 PM 2,430 Views 0 Comments

Repair bills can be unpredictable – but choosing the right car should help keep them low.

How to buy a used car that could actually increase in value
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How to buy a used car that could actually increase in value

Sep 10th 2018, 3:22 PM 2,919 Views 0 Comments

There are no guarantees, of course – but how can you maximise your chances?

Looking for a new family car? 3 underrated models you should probably check out
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Looking for a new family car? 3 underrated models you should probably check out

Sep 3rd 2018, 3:25 PM 5,023 Views 4 Comments

We look at the family models which don’t always get their dues.

4 iconic cars of the 1990s - and what you'll pay for them today
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4 iconic cars of the 1990s - and what you'll pay for them today

Aug 27th 2018, 5:02 PM 9,193 Views 4 Comments

From the movie-star Land Cruiser to the rarely seen Nissan Pao.

Can you make the UK 'diesel dump' work for you? 4 of the most popular imported diesels
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Can you make the UK 'diesel dump' work for you? 4 of the most popular imported diesels

Aug 20th 2018, 1:17 PM 2,810 Views 4 Comments

There are lots of diesels on the Irish market at the moment. How can you make the best of it?

How to buy a used car that won't let you down (and 2 surprising models to see first)
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How to buy a used car that won't let you down (and 2 surprising models to see first)

Aug 13th 2018, 4:11 PM 12,094 Views 2 Comments

Don’t listen to your friend in the pub, for a start.

Looking for an SUV? Here are 4 underrated models on the second-hand market
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Looking for an SUV? Here are 4 underrated models on the second-hand market

Aug 3rd 2018, 12:00 PM 13,585 Views 0 Comments

Most buyers go for the same brands. Here are some others that are worth a look.

Looking for reliability? Here are the top 10 cars for passing the NCT first time
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Looking for reliability? Here are the top 10 cars for passing the NCT first time

Jul 30th 2018, 3:17 PM 31,430 Views 41 Comments

And they’re probably not the ones you’d expect.

Audi used showdown: Should I go for an A4, or save up for the A5 or A6?
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Audi used showdown: Should I go for an A4, or save up for the A5 or A6?

Jul 23rd 2018, 2:50 PM 5,942 Views 3 Comments

There are plenty of Audis on the second-hand market. But how to choose the right one?

Tall teenagers? How to buy a car with loads of legroom in back - and 3 models to see first
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Tall teenagers? How to buy a car with loads of legroom in back - and 3 models to see first

Jul 16th 2018, 4:14 PM 2,350 Views 0 Comments

You don’t have to spend €€€ on a luxury saloon to make your passengers comfortable.

How to buy a future classic on a family-car budget - and 3 models to consider
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How to buy a future classic on a family-car budget - and 3 models to consider

Jul 9th 2018, 4:11 PM 3,447 Views 11 Comments

Looking for a smart investment that’s fun to drive too? You might take a look at these.

Learning to drive? 3 great first cars that will leave you change from €10k
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Learning to drive? 3 great first cars that will leave you change from €10k

Jul 2nd 2018, 4:26 PM 6,814 Views 3 Comments

How to buy a great learner motor.

Packing up the car for holidays? 4 of the best models for boot space (and you won't guess them all)
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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)

Jun 25th 2018, 2:36 PM 3,662 Views 0 Comments

Do you like big boots? Then step right this way.

How to buy a practical car that still has serious engine power - plus 3 models to consider first
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How to buy a practical car that still has serious engine power - plus 3 models to consider first

Jun 18th 2018, 5:07 PM 2,689 Views 2 Comments

Get the horsepower of a sports car without the soft top roof.

How to find a car that can handle city driving - plus 3 you can get for under €10k
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How to find a car that can handle city driving - plus 3 you can get for under €10k

Jun 11th 2018, 3:32 PM 3,311 Views 0 Comments

If your A to B involves city streets, you’ll want a compact car that can take the pressure.

Hello summer! How to buy a convertible for a song - and 4 of the best used models
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Hello summer! How to buy a convertible for a song - and 4 of the best used models

Jun 1st 2018, 3:48 PM 2,259 Views 2 Comments

Delightful drop-tops await.

I want a beautiful Mercedes-Benz. Do I go for a C-Class or upgrade to the E-Class?
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I want a beautiful Mercedes-Benz. Do I go for a C-Class or upgrade to the E-Class?

May 28th 2018, 2:56 PM 5,386 Views 9 Comments

There’s plenty of choice in the second-hand market. But is the bigger saloon worth the upgrade?

Looking for Scandinavian style? How to buy a Volvo for under €20k - and 3 models to see first
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Looking for Scandinavian style? How to buy a Volvo for under €20k - and 3 models to see first

May 21st 2018, 3:10 PM 3,106 Views 5 Comments

The Swedish car maker has a reputation for safety, comfort and strong design. Here’s what to look for.

How to buy a serious premium SUV on a €30k budget - and 5 models to see first
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How to buy a serious premium SUV on a €30k budget - and 5 models to see first

May 14th 2018, 3:29 PM 19,852 Views 10 Comments

It’s a crowded market out there at the premium end. We look at the models to watch.

Want a car that will make your driveway stand out? 4 real head-turners for under €15k
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Want a car that will make your driveway stand out? 4 real head-turners for under €15k

May 4th 2018, 11:59 AM 8,773 Views 9 Comments

Family cars don’t have to be boring, you know.

How to buy a savage used BMW: Should you go for a fresher 3-Series or a larger 5-Series?
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How to buy a savage used BMW: Should you go for a fresher 3-Series or a larger 5-Series?

Apr 30th 2018, 2:29 PM 8,794 Views 10 Comments

Here’s our advice – and the key models to look out for.

How to buy a purring Jaguar for less than €20k - and 3 models to check out first
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How to buy a purring Jaguar for less than €20k - and 3 models to check out first

Apr 23rd 2018, 3:03 PM 7,725 Views 0 Comments

Want a Big Cat on the bonnet? Look no further.

3 family cars under €20k that can take three child seats - and still have room for luggage
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3 family cars under €20k that can take three child seats - and still have room for luggage

Apr 16th 2018, 5:02 PM 2,044 Views 1 Comment

We comb through the second-hand market for the best buys.

How to find a high-tech car on a low-cost budget - and 3 models to consider first
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How to find a high-tech car on a low-cost budget - and 3 models to consider first

Apr 9th 2018, 5:13 PM 3,612 Views 0 Comments

Get a used car packed with tech, plus change from €20k.

Want an SUV for €15k? 4 lesser-known brands to consider
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Want an SUV for €15k? 4 lesser-known brands to consider

Mar 29th 2018, 4:54 PM 11,054 Views 4 Comments

Skip the big-name models and you’ll get far more bang for your buck.

How to buy a second-hand car that'll slash your bills - and two models to see first
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How to buy a second-hand car that'll slash your bills - and two models to see first

Mar 26th 2018, 2:45 PM 14,884 Views 0 Comments

The ticket price is one thing – but what about keeping it on the road? We look at how to do it for less.

How to get luxury in a Lexus on a €13k budget - and 4 models to see first
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How to get luxury in a Lexus on a €13k budget - and 4 models to see first

Mar 16th 2018, 12:30 PM 6,861 Views 3 Comments

Want a ‘Japanese Mercedes’? Here are some options.

How to buy a family car that's also a great investment - plus 4 models to consider first
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How to buy a family car that's also a great investment - plus 4 models to consider first

Mar 12th 2018, 4:39 PM 7,629 Views 2 Comments

Motors that shouldn’t leave you with a financial hole.

How to buy an exceptionally quick car on a €10k budget - and 4 you should see first
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How to buy an exceptionally quick car on a €10k budget - and 4 you should see first

Mar 5th 2018, 2:32 PM 9,486 Views 7 Comments

Want to make a fast getaway? Here’s how to do it on a budget.

Want an SUV that doesn't just look the part? Here are 5 you need to see
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Want an SUV that doesn't just look the part? Here are 5 you need to see

Feb 26th 2018, 5:10 PM 19,406 Views 14 Comments

Believe it or not, some SUVs DO actually do what they say on the tin.

Want to get the neighbours talking? 5 impressive motors to check out under €15k
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Want to get the neighbours talking? 5 impressive motors to check out under €15k

Feb 19th 2018, 5:15 PM 12,413 Views 8 Comments

Get those curtains twitching. For less!

Growing family? Here are the best cars with 3 ISOFIX points across the back
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Growing family? Here are the best cars with 3 ISOFIX points across the back

Feb 12th 2018, 4:13 PM 9,173 Views 0 Comments

On a budget of €20k.

Looking for a car with personality? 5 models that will stand out for under €15k
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Looking for a car with personality? 5 models that will stand out for under €15k

Feb 5th 2018, 5:21 PM 2,780 Views 0 Comments

Budget-friendly buys that’ll catch everyone’s eye.

Looking for a fun car to spice up your life? Here are 4 must-sees on a €10k budget
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Looking for a fun car to spice up your life? Here are 4 must-sees on a €10k budget

Jan 29th 2018, 2:53 PM 11,611 Views 7 Comments

Sometimes you just need to step up and buy something flashy.

How to buy the safest second-hand car on a €15k budget - and 3 models to see first
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How to buy the safest second-hand car on a €15k budget - and 3 models to see first

Jan 22nd 2018, 3:08 PM 8,526 Views 2 Comments

We pick the cars that aced those safety tests.

Alfa Romeos are back. Should I look at a used one?
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Alfa Romeos are back. Should I look at a used one?

Jan 15th 2018, 4:50 PM 1,877 Views 0 Comments

The legendary Italian marque roared back to prominence last year with its new Giulia winning plaudits.

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