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Nissan Qashqai

Redefining the family car

The Nissan Qashqai singlehandedly redefined how we perceive the family car when it was launched and has gone on to sell very well indeed. Look around the streets near you and you will see many a family enjoying many a Nissan Qashqai. There are plenty of reasons for this wide ranging sales success and here are just a few of them.

Vauxhall Astra VXR

My top 3 test drives

It’s a tough life here at TotallyMotor with this poor old editor expected to travel around and test drive cars all the time. Motorways are my friend – or enemy, depending on the traffic – and motorway service station sandwiches are my stodgy sustenance. Still, hopefully at the end of all these mindless motorways and mundane munching is something hot, sexy and metal.


A guide to eco-friendly new cars

The newer the car, the more likely it is that it will have been designed to be more eco-friendly than the older cars out there, and many new car buyers want something greener. A personal contract purchase allows you to change your new car much more regularly, so you can keep up with the latest green developments, and save money on fuel.

Kia pro cee'd

Cost-cutting tips for new drivers

There’s no doubt that new drivers pay a high premium – and we don’t just mean car insurance – to enjoy the UK’s roads. Some of us desperately need our cars to get to work or look after relatives, and especially as the snow falls, we can all see the value of owning our own cars. Sure, it’s not cheap, but here are some tips to trim the cost.

Thoroughly check any used car before you buy

Top things to look out for in used cars

Buying a used car can be an excellent way to get a set of wheels for less money than a new vehicle costs, but there are some things you need to be aware of when you start shopping in the second-hand market. Here are some tips to help you with your search.

The Honda Accord is a great family car

Top 3 used family cars

If you are have children you are sure to appreciate the importance of saving money on essentials. One of the best ways to do it is to buy a used car rather than a new one next time you come to change your vehicle.

Car finance seems to have a language of its own

A guide to car finance terminology

Affording a used car may be easier than you think, as there is a wide range of finance products available. However, it can be difficult to work out which of them is most suitable for you, as the industry uses so much jargon.

Buying a used car can save you thousands

How to find a good deal on a used car

Opting to buy a used car instead of a new one is a great way to save money, but you may be deterred after hearing some of the many horror stories about second hand car dealers. However, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure you get a reliable vehicle for a bargain price.

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