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Buying a new car

All you need to know about buying new - from car configurators to test drives and what happens at the dealership

Advice 2 days ago

How to use Auto Trader’s Owner Reviews

Looked at alongside Auto Trader’s Expert Reviews and First Drives, our collections of thousands of Owner Reviews will give you the complete picture of what any car you might be interested in is like to live with.
Should I buy a hydrogen car? Advice 9 months ago

Should I buy a hydrogen car?

There’s no secret that hydrogen-powered cars are being developed, but how do they work; what are their pros and cons; and, should you consider one as your next car?
Plug-in car grant News 11 months ago

Government extends plug-in car grant

Government's £600 million package to encourage development and purchase of ultra-low emission vehicles includes commitment to extend plug-in car grant to 2018
Advice 1 year ago

Delivery dates

You can expect a wait for any new car you order, but how long should you expect to wait, and can you shorten the time?
Advice 1 year ago

Should I pay for Paint Protection?

Paint Protection is one of several offers a dealer may try to tempt you with when completing a deal, but is it worth signing up for?
Advice 1 year ago

What is GAP Insurance?

Guaranteed Asset Protection sounds a tempting offer, but is it worth signing up for?
Advice 1 year ago

Can I take an extended test drive?

There's no better way to test a car than to find out if it will fit into your life. Happily, more and more dealers will let you borrow a car for much longer than a traditional 30-minute test drive
Advice 2 years ago

Should I buy a new or used car?

Whether to go for a new car or a used model is the eternal question for many car buyers. Each option has its pros and cons, so which is the right choice for you?

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