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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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Are electric cars actually cheaper?

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We know they're better for the environment, but are they better for your wallet? There's a lot of speculation around whether electric and hybrid cars are cheaper to run than petrol and diesel. Our study sets out to answer the question and work out your most cost-effective option, month by month.

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Best used cars for driving in winter

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When looking for a winter car, chances are you don't turn to the little hatch sat on your drive. But you don't need a big and bulky 4x4 to plough through the snow. Many smaller, stylish, and more affordable SUVs now come with 4WD and grip technology - and they're more than capable of tackling the winter weather.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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