Car buying advice

Buying a car can be a very stressful and confusing time for many people. Fortunately, The Executivecondominium has a wide range of articles covering every aspect of buying a new or used car.

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Our top car buying articles

The ten golden rules for buying a car

Buying a new or used car? Follow these pearls of wisdom from The Executivecondominium and make sure you get the right car for the right price.

I bought a car and now I’ve changed my mind

Buyer’s Remorse is common in the car industry. You've bought a car, and now you've changed your mind or run into problems. What can you do?

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?

Spares or repairs – and other dodgy trader tricks

There are various tricks employed by dodgy traders to try and get around the laws that apply when selling cars, using phrases like "spares or repair only".

More car buying advice

Used car warranty – the law and your rights

If you are buying a second-hand car, there can be considerable confusion as to what to expect in terms of a used car warranty and what your rights are when something goes wrong.

The best used V6 cars for under £10,000

The V6 engine has featured in all manner of cars over the years, but which are the ones can you now buy for under £10,000?

How does the UK number plate system work?

Many people find the British number plate system bewildering. The Executivecondominium explains how it all works and what all the letters and numbers really mean.

What’s an electric car like to drive?

More people than ever are considering a switch from fossil fuels to electricity for their next car. But what is an electric car actually like to drive and live with?

The ten safest new cars for 2019

The UK's independent safety research body, Thatcham Research, has announced its collection of the ten safest new cars for 2019.

2018 new car sales: winners and losers

With the 2018 new car sales figures being reported this week, we can now see which car companies are celebrating and which are drowning their sorrows.

Dream used cars for under £50,000

We’ve plucked an arbitrary budget of £50,000 and found ten of the very best 'dream cars' that you could realistically buy for that money.

What is a diesel particulate filter?

The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a key component of every modern diesel engine, but do you understand what it does or how to maintain it?

Christmas bargains for clever car buyers

As another year draws to a close, car dealers start looking at their sales numbers and many of them will be getting quite nervous. If you are in the market to buy a car, you are in a strong position to get a deal on your perfect new set of wheels this Christmas.

Record number of illegally clocked cars on the road

The number of UK cars with false mileages has hit 2.3 million, leading for calls to ban DIY mileage-correction 'clocking' tools.

Misleading electric vehicle range claims exposed

A new test of ‘real-world’ ranges of electric cars has shown that many don’t deliver on their claims – with some overstating their range by up to 100 miles.

The best hot hatches for under £10k

Britain loves a hot hatch, so we’ve picked out some of the best hot hatches you can find on the used market for less than £10K.

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