What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

So here we are, following on from MotorMartin’s £200, £500 and £1000 bargain buying guides, we arrive at the serious money. Enjoy. £1500 can be classed as a lot of money depending on the situation that you find yourself in, especially if you’ve saved up to buy a car. Perhaps it’s your first car, maybe it’s a runaround or perhaps it’s a second car for a partner or to keep the main car in good order. Whatever the reason, there are a great many cars out there at this price point and you’ll need to keep your wits about you. … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

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News: PARKERS AWARD KIA’S APPROVED USED CAR PROGRAME TOP HONOURS

It’s always great to be able to report on good news so when it became clear that Kia’s Approved Used Car Programme had received yet another top accolade for its innovative approach to used cars, then MotorMartin was duty bound to find out more. Kia are clearly very pleased with the self and have shared with MotorMartin that since its launch in 2010, the programme has sold over 50,000 used cars through its network of 144 Used Approved dealers. Goodness me. Parkers.co.uk has voted for the programme in their annual New Car Awards – aimed at bringing the best advice … Continue reading News: PARKERS AWARD KIA’S APPROVED USED CAR PROGRAME TOP HONOURS

News: SUZUKI TO UNVEIL SV650X AT TOKYO MOTOR SHOW NEXT MONTH

Suzuki Motor Corporation have confirmed to MotorMartin recently that they are to unveil their SV650X at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, which takes place from 27 October to 5 November, a rather fantastic looking evolution of the SV650 Rally concept shown at last year’s event. The original concept, Suzuki say, was designed to pay homage to the tarmac rally cars and bikes of the 1970s as ‘Neo-retro’ design sees the SV650X get a newly-styled bikini fairing and tinted screen, fog lamps, clip-on handlebars, with a tuck-roll, already available as a genuine accessory on the SV650, completing the look. The Japanese … Continue reading News: SUZUKI TO UNVEIL SV650X AT TOKYO MOTOR SHOW NEXT MONTH

News: VOLVO CARS’ ELECTRIFICATION STRATEGY RECOGNISED BY UNITED NATIONS

It seems like every manufacturer is finally getting on board with the realisation that fossil fuels are finite and so different solutions need to be sought if we are to continue to enjoy cars and the experiences that they can give and yet some are further along this road than others which will soon become clear.  And now news has arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that Volvo Cars, that well known premium car maker, has been recognised by the United Nations for its ground-breaking electrification strategy in the latest report from the UN’s Global Compact, the … Continue reading News: VOLVO CARS’ ELECTRIFICATION STRATEGY RECOGNISED BY UNITED NATIONS

News: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 WINS THE BRITISH GT CHAMPIONSHIP

We love a British racing success story up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and we love all things Bentley so the news that #31 Bentley Continental GT3 of Seb Morris (GB) and Rick Parfitt Jr (GB) has won the 2017 British GT Championship thanks to a fourth place finish for the Team Parker Racing crew at Donington Park was enough to send the office into pandemonium. For all the right reasons of course.  The team have shared with MotorMartin that they started the weekend, dubbed the Donington Decider, with a 10.5 advantage in the standings and that … Continue reading News: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3 WINS THE BRITISH GT CHAMPIONSHIP