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All Change For Covid

For most people in work, 2020 and covid 19 changed everything. People started working from home and only recently have we been encouraged to return to the office. The government, in its infinite wisdom, calls it returning to work but in reality it’s just returning to the place of work.

Covid-19

Employees have been working from home remotely since the start of lockdown. Returning to the office however very often involves using public transport. While the office or workplace may have been made safe, the same cannot always be said for buses and trains. Obviously the use
of face masks on public transport is compulsory now but many people still do not desire to sit in a metal tube surrounded by people who may or may not be infected.

The frequency and timings of tubes, buses and trains have been reduced making travelling just that bit more inconvenient and making commuting in your own car more attractive. The reluctance to use public transport has motivated people to look at the best way to travel to work taking into account the cost, comfort, safety and privacy. For this reason a lot of people have been looking at buying a second car or trading from one family car to two smaller ones to enable an inexpensive commute to work and at the same avoid using public transport.

In 2020 many small cars will have a large car feel about them and even though they might only be running on a 3-cylinder 1000cc engine, that coupled to an automatic gearbox can be very smooth, quiet and economical. There are some great offerings from Volkswagen, Ford, Audi and Fiat to mention a few. Car choice is always a very personal thing and it’s worth having a look at the whole market to see what suits you best.

If you fancy something a bit more exciting there are even three wheeled motorbikes on the market now that can be driven on a car licence without the need to take a motorbike test. I’ll write more about these on a later blog. Check out Yamaha and Piaggio for some great offerings. If however you are part exchanging two cars or one car for two smaller cars then the transaction becomes complicated, difficult and protracted. Much better to contact sell my cars.co.uk and get cash for your car on the same day without any hassle negotiation or sales people involved. Then you’re free to shop wherever you want for your new commuter transport and to negotiate the best deals. Sit back, turn up he radio, you’ll be at work before you know.

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One of the classic cars we have bought.

 

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Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V was one of the first SUVs to tout itself as the more eco friendly off-roader, with a firm bias to on-road manners and a lack of off-road clambering . The CR-V shares the 2.0- petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines from the Accord but now also comes in Hybrid form. The CR-V is stout, sensible family transport and has something of a cult following in Middle England. We can see why. Honda reliability is a given, it’s well engineered and very practical for household duty. It’s even built in Britain, so you can feel rightly patriotic if you’re a local reader. Now on its fifth iteration, you can choose front- or four-wheel drive and we’d highly recommend the new downsized 1.6 diesel engine which hits the sweet spot of low emissions, high fuel economy and grunt performance. That’s a good bet when combined with the 590-or-so litre boot. Just watch out for equally efficient but more engaging rivals.

The Second gen Honda CR-V

As long as you don’t need more than five seats, the CR-V is a great buy thanks to its Reliability, comfort, generous equipment levels and strength. Running costs can be high, especially for petrol models, plus you’ll regret not buying a diesel if you’re planning to tow. As with most cars of this type, the CR-V isn’t designed for serious off-road driving but, while there are plenty of more accomplished compact SUVs out there on the used market, the CR-V can be a good choice if you’re on a budget.

Latest Generation CR-V

Bear in mind that, as with any compact sports utility vehicle, a CR-V will never be as cheap to run as a family-focused estate car or hatch.

Make sure the air-conditioning or climate control works properly; compressors can fail, particularly on early models rear light clusters can leak, leading to condensation building up, especially in cold weather. Electrics are generally reliable on the CR-V, but batteries can go flat due to the ignition switch leaking current. Door handles are painted silver; they’re not chrome-plated. This paint can peel off; new handles are the only proper fix. Overall not a bad little car.

 

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Sell your used Honda

Why selling your used Honda to sell my cars will give you the best price Guaranteed. 

We will buy any used Honda in good condition with a full-service history and beat any written quote. 

Below are the reasons why we love Hondas! 

Honda is a long-established Japanese car brand. Focusing on innovation and quality, Honda has built a strong reputation for dependability. Honda builds a small but sensible range of models focused on the family car market. Its most popular models are the Jazz small car, the Civic medium-sized hatchback and Tourer estate, and the CR-V crossover SUV 4×4.A further Jazz-based SUV crossover, the HR-V, is another model that’s making inroads in a competitive market. Honda has had experience with hybrid technology too, with models such as the Insight and Jazz Hybrid. More recently, Honda has created a hybrid version of the Honda CR-V, which has also been pretty adventurous in design terms with some of its models, such as the Civic hatchback, which looks like nothing else on the road. 

Honda cars are reliable – or so the company’s reputation would have believe. Honda positions itself halfway between mainstream brands such as Ford and premium brands such as Audi – think of it as something like the Japanese equivalent of Volkswagen. As such, its cars are priced slightly above the main volume brands but not beyond the reach of many of the families it targets. The Honda Jazz, for instance, is Honda’s cheapest model and costs from around £14,000, while the Honda Civic nudges the £19,000 mark at its entry-level point. Thanks to the enduring reputation of the Honda brand, second-hand prices remain strong, which keeps overall ownership costs down and PCP monthly rates relatively low. High used prices do mean that Honda ownership may be out of reach for some buyers. 

Try us, we buy any car, especially good condition used Hondas. 

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