Category Archives: Car Types

New Car Sales Fall Even Further This Month in the UK

 
Over recent years we have seen a steady growth pattern in the sales of new cars but over recent months these stats have gone into reverse, with a dramatic drop each month since April 2017. What factors are causing Brit’s to steer away from purchasing new cars?
The sales figures for new cars dropped over 9.0% in September compared with the previous year but what has taken an even bigger hit is the sales of new diesel cars. As the general population becomes more environmentally aware […]

If we phase out petrol and diesel vehicles what can we expect of a 2040 car?

All new cars and vans that run on petrol or diesel are to be banned in the UK as of 2040
The e-car market is already growing with dozens of makes and models to choose from. Some of the biggest car manufacturers in the world are on-board when it comes to creating transport that relies on alternative methods of fuel.
Earlier this year Volvo announced that they intend to stop manufacturing gas fuelled cars as early as 2019!
The question is, are we ready for an electric and […]

Ford – Buying experience

Earlier this year I decided to treat the wife to a new car, she had been moaning about the ever increasing bills that her KA was burdening the family budget with, and reasoned that with the scrappage scheme drawing to a close we were missing out on an opportunity to trade old for new at a reasonable cost. Needless to say I eventually caved in and off we toddled to a Ford showroom. It didn’t quite turn out to be a case of haggling over […]

Changes in Driving Habits and Laws Over the Last 50 Years!

Changes in Driving Habits and Laws Over the Last 50 Years
This year Bedford Insurance is officially turning 50, which got us thinking: what has changed in the motoring world over the past half a century?
After a bit of research we found all sorts of crazy facts and information, such as that it wasn’t until 1970 that driving instructors had to be officially registered and that there are currently 27 million vehicles on the UK’s roads!

The Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes Benz BadgeThe Detroit Auto Show was held earlier this month and from the reports it looks as though it was pretty spectacular. So to stop ourselves feeling sad over not being able to attend, here at MotorQuoteDirect we have decided to share with you some of the highlights!

The World’s Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auctions

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The rich and famous are obsessed with cars and therefore tend to purchase some of the world’s most expensive supercars. Classic cars are a great investment and sales have increased massively in recent years even during the recession. Recently, at Monterey Car Week, a number of auctions took place including the Bohnhams sale at The Quail, the RM Auctions Monterey Sale and Goodings & Company’s Pebble Beach auction. In the UK the Goodwood Festival of […]

Can you actually afford an Electric Car?

Image of Electric CarWe all know that electric cars are good for the environment and that the amount of cars currently on the UK’s roads is leading to increased pollution levels. In order to reduce the UK’s emissions the government has brought in incentives to encourage individuals to buy electric cars, and so far it has partially worked. However, without these incentives could you actually afford to run an electric car? MotorQuoteDirect investigates:

Beijing Motor Show 2014

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We hope that you are all as excited as we are about this year’s Beijing Motor Show! It is currently running at the Beijing China International Exhibition Centre and kicked off yesterday. We weren’t lucky enough to go ourselves, but if you are there please tweet us your photos or share them with us on our Facebook page as we would love to see them!
There have been some exciting concept cars revealed already, so we are going […]

Audi to reveal future Models at the Geneva Motor Show

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It is expected for the new Audi TT  to be launched at the Geneva Motor Show this year, and whilst Switzerland don’t have a car industry of their own, they aren’t about to miss out on any action! This neutral ground plays host to the biggest car manufacturers who consider it to be one of the largest events of the year. Those that will be showing are Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Peugeot, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, SEAT, […]

McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918 Spyder: Which one is your favourite?

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Pick your favourite – With the New Year here many of us have already made resolutions and decided on what we want to achieve. However, how many of us have the difficult decision of choosing between a McLaren P1 and a Porsche 918 Spyder? If you are anything like me, then this is a question that does not need answering this year, or probably any year in the near future, as both vehicles are simply […]