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Worst cars revealed – and how to avoid them

When selling your car, it pays to know if it’s popular or not. One car that has failed the popularity test by some margin is the REVA G-Wiz. The tiny electric car has been voted the worst car ever by readers of AutoExpress magazine. They slammed its poor quality, cramped interior and dire performance. Its [...]

Revealed – the cars used car buyers want

If you live in the South East and you’re looking to sell a Ford Fiesta under three years old in either silver, black or blue, you could be sitting on a goldmine. These are the ingredients which, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), most used car buyers were [...]

Future classic cars you can actually afford

With interest rates so low, more people are looking to put their money into something that’ll give them a good financial return. Cars are one such place. But don’t worry – we’re not talking about expensive classic Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Instead, how about a Mazda MX-5 MK 1 for £500? Or even a Citroen XM [...]
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How much has my car depreciated by?

The depreciation of a car is the difference in the value of your vehicle when you bought it, versus when you eventually decide to sell it. Naturally, the speed of its depreciation depends on the make and model. Some very niche cars barely depreciate at all and can actually appreciate with time. Equally, classic cars [...]
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How to change a private number plate

With 1st September approaching, many vehicle owners will be thinking about trading in their cars ahead of the new 66 registration plate issue. For those with private registration plates, the process can throw up a potential roadblock: how do you keep hold of the plate when you change cars? Thankfully, managing your car registration details [...]
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Tootle to hit TV screens!

Keep your eyes peeled next month for our debut TV ad campaign! Due to hit screens on July 4 and run for six weeks, the toy car themed advertising campaign uses stop motion animation and will be aired on TV channels including Channel 4, Sky Sports and Dave. It features dealers in toy cars racing [...]
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How to price a car for sale

Pricing a car is a tricky thing. But if there’s one thing we see regularly at tootle, it’s people thinking it’s worth more than it is. Sorry! We know it’s your pride and joy. We genuinely wish we could help you get what you want for it. The reality is that millions of cars are [...]
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How to negotiate with a dealer

Every year, around 3.2 million people in the UK sell their car to a dealer. Although it’s generally a less stressful process than selling privately, you may still have to negotiate hard to get the best deal. Here’s some tips to put you in the driving seat: Know the value of your car If you [...]

Tips for beating depreciation

Unless you’re lucky enough to have a classic car, your set of wheels is dropping in value each and every month. A new car’s value is slashed by 20% or more the moment you drive it off the forecourt. According to the AA, it can be worth as much as 40% less than the original [...]