Inspection of a Volvo

  Last week I had to do an inspection on a Volvo car that was in a garage for sale at 15000 euro. The buyer was from Cork and had seen and approved it, but he was suspicious of the very low mileage: a diesel, 2011, with only 20,000 miles. The car was in mint condition. I went to the …

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Used Car Buying Tip 6: About EGR Valves and DPF filters

Most modern cars have to pass strict emission controls enforced by a country that has 24 aircraft carriers burning thousands of tonnes of toxic fuel every day. This patriotic country has the capability to make aircraft carriers and cars. Their cars, like their aircraft carriers, burn a lot of fuel. Most of it is wasted on poor inefficient engines designed …

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Used Car Buying Tip 4: How to Choose the Best Make of Car

Everybody has an opinion. Everybody’s opinions are different. Some people believe in God. Some don’t. It is the same with car manufacturers. Each manufacturer is in competition with the other. The result is a very level standard. This is the reality, but if you believe in God or Mercedes it becomes an opinion. So in 2016 poor quality makes have …

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Used Car Buying tip 3: Don’t pay over the market value

In a free market anybody can ask what they like for a car with no restrictions. There are car valuation sites but the public do not have accesses to them but he government does. Google “vrt calculator” or use this link and fill in the car details and the site will give you the open market selling price. This should …

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Car Buying tip 1: Buy privately

The best place to buy a used car is from its owner, because private sellers seldom get the true value of their car. Because people are afraid to buy privately. Most big car sales lots have a “buyer” his job is to buy cars advertised on websites like Donedeal, Carzone, Carsireland and so on. As an example he buys a …

Buying a Used English Car

Buying a car from England and importing it can be a way to save thousands, but how much you can save depends on the manufacturer. As an example, in one of my videos I gave a Citroen C4 2008 1.6 HDi as an example. Taking the same car the UK garage price of this car is £2360 which would cost …