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Paragon move to finance older used cars

Julian RanceCar finance firm Paragon Car Finance have increased the age at which they will provide finance on used cars from a maximum of 13 years old at the end of the loan term, to 15 years old.

The firm says that the new new terms will see finance offered to a broader range of customers, and on a broader range of vehicles.

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Lookers open Skoda West London

SkodaWestLondonLookers have opened their new Skoda West London dealership at 931 Great West Road, Brentford, a location that was previously home to Inchcape Volkswagen.

The dealership features a 10 car showroom, space for 60 used cars to be on display and has a 6 bay workshop facility at the rear.

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Nissan's five stars for Motability

MotabilityVospersVehicle manufacturer Nissan is celebrating the fact that five if it’s dealerships have won awards from Motability for the quality of customer service they have delivered to disabled drivers.

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CAP report record used vehicle volumes

JamesDowerVehicle pricing and data firm CAP say that they think 2016 will have been a record year for used volumes, with around 7.7m used vehicles finding new homes in 2016, topping 2015’s 7.2m and the previous record of 7,731,609 vehicles set in 2004.

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3000 Motability vehicles and counting for Vauxhall Chesterfield

3000thMotabilityDoing their bit to keep the UK’s disabled motorists on the move, Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall Chesterfield have recently handed over the keys to the 3000th Motability vehicle to leave their dealership.

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Rybrook plan Blythe Valley Park aftersales and prep centre

RybrookBlytheHigh end dealer group, Rybrook Holdings, has signed on the dotted line to let a 15,237 sq ft building on the Blythe Valley Park near Solihul.

It will be used as an after sales and preparation centre for the firm's Birmingham Rolls Royce, McLaren and Specialist Used Car retailer at Hockley Heath. The facility is planned to open early in 2018.

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Lookers launch £1m Nissan showroom refurbishment

Leeds Nissan 3Lookers Nissan has officially launched its new £1 million retail site in Leeds.The refurbishment of the Nissan showroom on Kirkstall Road represents a £1m investment by the Lookers group.

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JCT600 open new Vauxhall Bradford dealership

JCT600BradfordMulti franchise dealer group, JCT600 have opened their new Vauxhall Bradford showroom on Sticker Lane in the Yorkshire town.

The seven month construction project, costing over £1.1 million saw the previous dealership, which was built in 1987, demolished and replaced with a larger 1,000sq m state of the art facility.

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Breeze launch new VW Van Centre site in Poole

BreezePooleVWVANVolkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Breeze Van Centre in Poole has relocated to a new, larger dedicated commercial vehicle site.

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