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The Cheapest & Most Expensive Countries to Hire a Car

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Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, hiring a car can make your trip a little easier. Getting a set of wheels for your trip may be essential, but depending on where you’re travelling, you may be looking at some huge costs. If you’re planning on travelling soon, do you know how much car hire might set you back? Take a look to get an idea of how expensive, or how cheap, it is to hire a car when you reach your destination.

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Best used cars with no tax

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If you own a relatively new car, you'll know that the road tax rates have gone up. Your old car could have cost £30 a year - but if you upgrade to the latest generation, it could now cost you £135. And that's the minimum you can be charged. The tax payment is definitely worth bearing in mind if you're looking for your next car.

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Best used cars for families

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A good family car should provide space, comfort, safety, and practicality. But every family is different - so your needs and your budget will determine which car would be best for you.

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Ford Focus - 4 minute buying guide

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Safe, reliable, and comfortable - the Ford Focus is renowned for being a great family car that doesn’t compromise on driver experience. Coming in a wide range of trims and specifications, you’ll no doubt be able to find a Focus that suits you and your budget.

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Mazda2 - 4 minute buying guide

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A front-runner in the supermini category, the Mazda2 is known for its sleek exterior and frugal engine. While pricier than some competitors, the Mazda2 is a solid all-rounder, and a variety of trim models come with an impressive list of standard equipment.

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Small cars that hold their value

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There are a whole load of cost implications to take into account when buying a car. But depreciation, the loss - of value over time, is often - overlooked. And it can cost you a lot in the long run...

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In which cars can you drive the furthest on one tank of fuel?

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Driving can be an incredibly costly activity, whether you drive a short distance to work every day or make regular long road trips, the costs can really add up. However, there are some cars that are likely to cost you far more to run than others. Of course, you have the cost of tax and insurance, but fuel costs can be particularly high for some vehicles too. We took a look at the 50 most popular petrol cars in the UK to find out more about the cost of driving and how much you can get for your money. We looked at MPG, tank capacity and the cost of petrol to see which cars are the most cost-effective, which will get you the furthest on a full tank, and how much it costs to drive a mile in each of these cars.

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Vauxhall Corsa - 4 minute buying guide

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Known for its excellent value, the Vauxhall Corsa is a consistently popular used car. Vauxhall is great for producing a variety of models for any budget, although the most affordable options are often rivalled by competitors.

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The 12 best used cars for young drivers

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Conscious of insurance costs, strapped to a budget, or just looking for an easy car to drive? For younger drivers, choosing a car can be stressful, confusing, and expensive. But it doesn't have to be. Here are a few used cars you should test drive.

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The 10 safest used family hatchbacks

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Practical. Affordable. Safe. There are a few qualities we look for in a good family car. And for many drivers, safety tops the list.

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