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Buying and Selling Cars

Our Classifieds section is now live, it’s currently in a basic form but functionality will be added over the coming months.

To assist; here are guides on Buying and Selling

I’ve always wondered about car finance/lease/pcp and the reason why so few people review the rates of bank loans prior to this. For example – VWFS (Volkswagen Financial Services) who provide finance for Porsche also; are quoting 12% APR on a £25k car on their approved used site.

For a 48 month duration, HSBC will provide £25k at 3.9% APR, which translates into £562.60 pm and a total payment of £27,004.73 over 4 years. There are no additional booking fees on top of this.

The VWFS example on a £25k car is £580.29 pm, deposit of £2,499.90, acceptance fee of £155, option to purchase fee of £60 and a total amount of £30,568.82 paid.

Therefore a £3.5k saving with a bank loan – Worth considering ;-).

Fast German Cars

Fast German car performance statistics taken from Dec 2013. Below are the fastest cars by manufacturer to 60 mph and with the highest top speed:

Audi – R8 5.2 V10 GT, 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph

BMW – E92 M3 GTS, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 182 mph

Bentley (VAG) – Continental GT Speed, 0-60 in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph

Bugatti (VAG) – Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 255 mph

Lamborghini (VAG) – Aventador LP 700, 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph

Mercedes-Benz – SLS AMG GT, 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph

MINI (BMW) – JCW Coupe, 0-60 in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph

Porsche – 918 Spyder, 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 214 mph

Rolls Royce (BMW) – Wraith, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph

Volkswagen – Golf R, 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph

Euro Trip, Bruges, Amsterdam, Denmark

Time to stretch the 911’s legs for 2013 with a road trip to Denmark – 2000 miles in a week!

An epic journey including my first experience of the autobahn and being overtaken at 163 mph. The fastest car point to point on the autobahn being the VW Passat diesel / BMW 320d / Audi A4 diesel.

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Bruges is such a fantastic place to visit for great food and drink and only an hour from Calais.

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Skagen, the north most point of Jutland and the city boy hangout.

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The best way to travel across countries must be the Panamera.

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Classic part of Amsterdam without the Eurotrash.

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Amsterdam

Thank god for Porsche warranty resulting in new RMS and IMS.

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