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Used car buying guide: Luxury cars for £6000

Used car buying guide: Luxury cars for £6000

There’s one certainty about luxurious executive cars that cost a small fortune to buy new: they quickly lose a bonfire-size pile of money and become affordable for drivers from all walks of life.

So if you’ve always craved a car that pampers passengers with more creature comforts than a five-star hotel, the good news is you can spoil yourself without breaking the bank.

As ever, you must check a car’s history carefully and seek out the best cared-for example, rather than the biggest bargain. But do your homework, choose wisely and you could live like a Lord and drive in the lap of luxury.

Here are three executive cars that aren’t the usual suspects yet are worth going the extra mile for.
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The six most exciting cars at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Bugatti Chiron can achieve 261mph

The most talked-about car of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show was Bugatti’s Chiron (Picture © Bugatti)

March is an exciting time for drivers. The new registration change, to the ‘16’ prefix, comes into force, prompting the busiest month for the motor trade. And the razzmatazz of the Geneva Motor Show ramps up, where many of the most significant cars of 2016 will be revealed.

This year has been one of the busiest shows in memory. New cars of all shapes and sizes were revealed, and regardless of whether drivers are on the hunt for a stylish new SUV or mind-blowing supercar, the show offered something for everyone – and all the cars will be going on sale in Britain soon.

Here are the six most exciting cars of the Geneva Motor Show.

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Techtastic or tech-tat? We rate the car and bike technology at CES 2016

 

BMW and Samsung showed a connected mirror at CES 2016

If you get your kicks from microchips, lasers and the Internet of Things rather than pistons, spark plugs and exhausts, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has got your name on it. Since 1967, CES has been held in Las Vegas at the start of each year and has frequently offered gadget lovers and gizmo geeks the first glimpse of emerging technologies. But over the past five years, the car makers have muscled in.

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Lost car keys: how more secure keys could soon be cheaper to replace

Lost car keys

This Chevrolet makes lost keys a thing of the past. You unlock it with your eyes (Picture © GM)

Lost car keys is a nightmare scenario for many drivers. Whether they’ve been accidentally locked in the car or stolen from a house or handbag, replacing car keys can be a major expense. However, over the past few years, it has actually got cheaper. And in years to come it could cost less still.  Continue reading