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Used car buying guide: Lexus LS400

The LS400 was the first car Lexus made — and it was so good that it shook up the luxury car world. John Evans says you can buy a piece of this history for £500

16 October 2017
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Prices for good 4.2 models start from around £12K

Maserati Quattroporte | Used Car Buying Guide

For a used car with real soul and an inspiring V8 soundtrack, forget Munich and look to Modena. John Evans has the gen on how to pick a tidy Maserati Quattroporte

9 October 2017
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BMW 8 Series E31 | Used Car Buying Guide

BMW 8 Series E31 | Used Car Buying Guide

If you’re looking for a BMW 8 Series in tip-top condition, we tell you what to watch out for

29 August 2017
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Subaru BRZ vs TVR T350 - new vs used

Subaru BRZ vs TVR T350 - new vs used

Subaru’s BRZ is revered for its accessible handling, but for the same price as a new one, you can pick up a used sports car with far more power and charisma: the TVR T350

26 August 2017
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Range Rover

Range Rover Built 2002-2012 Price range £2500- £15,000 We’d pay £9000 See Range Rover for sale on Pistonheads

The third-generation ‘full fat’ Range Rover was launched in 2002 by BMW, which bought Land Rover
 two years earlier. Boss Wolfgang Reitzle promised “perfect reliability” and lifted standards greatly. Codenamed L322, it has all Range Rover attributes: comfort, quietness, versatility and an ability to deliver imperious progress. Best versions are undoubtedly the 2006-'07 petrol and diesel models re-engineered with Jaguar V8s and Ford diesels. 

Top 10 most comfortable used cars under £10K - top 100 used cars 2017

Ten sworn enemies of speed humps, cramp and potholes

21 August 2017
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Renaultsport Clio 200 vs Ford Fiesta ST
Two hatches that can give supercars a run for their money

Top 10 best used hot hatches - top 100 used cars 2017

A hot hatch gives you the best of all possible worlds: it oozes everyday practicality but is a grin-inducing hoot when the road turns serpentine.

21 August 2017
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Seat Leon Cupra and Cupra R Mk1 | Used Car Buying Guide

Seat Leon Cupra and Cupra R Mk1 | Used Car Buying Guide

The Cupra and even hotter Cupra R Leons are engaging to drive, underwritten by Volkswagen Group reliability and priced from £600 used

21 August 2017
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Muscular, surefooted, faithful and quick, this is a hot hatch that offers more everyday appeal than sparkle

Seat Leon Cupra R Mk1 review | Past Masters

Muscular, surefooted, faithful and quick, this is a hot hatch that offers more everyday appeal than sparkle

21 August 2017
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BMW 3 Series E46

BMW 3 Series Coupé Built 1999–2006 Price range £650- £23,995 We’d pay £1200

For some (that’s me), this is the last time that the 3 Series looked proper. The big-engined petrols are the place to be, although the opportunity to buy an bangernomics- friendly M3 – one that has suffered a big hit of depreciation – has long gone. A 330Ci from the early 2000s
 is going to be cheap to run. Even better, a Sport version with a full history is CS from an alternative reality. A facelift in 2004 means a subtle price blip for later cars. Look for an example with a credible service history and few previous owners. 

See BMW 3 Series for sale on Pistonheads

Top 10 best value used cars - top 100 used cars 2017

A small budget needn’t mean a shortage of options when it comes to buying used. Here are bangernomic bargains

20 August 2017
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Ariel Nomad
Supercharged Nomad has 290bhp, which is plenty

Top 10 best used lightweight cars - top 100 used cars 2017

It’s time to lighten up with machines that make weekends go blurry. We kick off with the Mégane R26.R and Nomad

20 August 2017
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