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Britain’s Best Loved Small Car

Ford Fiesta Car Review - CVS Ltd Blog

The Ford Fiesta  hatchback has been the most popular super-mini  in the UK for over a decade. It launched in 1976 and has gone through many versions since then to the seventh generation of the Fiesta launched in 2017. The cabin and the driver-assistance technology had a major re-vamp and the overall look was modernised.


“Prettier, more able, refined, easy to use and with more rounded dynamics than before.” Top Gear

“The Ford Fiesta is superb to drive, smart inside and well equipped. It’s one of the very best small cars, but rivals such as the Volkswagen Polo and Mini hatc [...]

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iva or bankruptcy

An Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) and bankruptcy are both insolvency solutions. Insolvency is the state of being unable to pay monies owed.

IVAs and bankruptcy are formal and legally-binding agreements between the debtor (a person or company that owes money) and their creditors ( a person or company to whom money is owing).They both typically involve a significant amount of debt being written off.  Both of these debt solutions have to be approved by the court.

There are similarities between IVA and bankruptcy but they work differently; each has pros and cons. This article gives an overview of each of them. However it’s important that you seek ex [...]

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how to choose the best family car 2019

Choosing a family car can be trickier than it sounds. Your vehicle needs to fit your family now and be suitable as they grow and your family grows. It can be hard to know how to choose the best car for your family.

Choose the Body Type

Deciding on your preferred style of car first can help narrow down your options and get your search underway quickly.  


The hatchback sector offers a huge range of five-door vehicles and remain popular with families.  The hatchback market has been constantly reinvented with car manufacturers offe [...]

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When applying for a financial product such as a credit card or loan the lending company will use your credit score to help decide whether to lend to you.  The higher your credit score the better your chances of getting approved. A high score indicates you have a history of managing your credit well and making repayments on time.

What are the benefits of having a good credit score?

The benefits of improving your score can include: Access to more products.

Having a higher credit score improves your [...]

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Sportback is the name given to the five-door variant of Audi’s compact hatchback. The Audi A3 Sportback is a family hatchback that starts at £22,190   According to Audi the sharp and expressive lines give the Audi A3 Sportback a dynamic look. Whichever model you choose, the Audi A3 is very safe – it got a five-star rating when Euro NCAP tested it back in 2012, and it’s available with lots of the latest safety equipment.


Overall Verdict Car Wow 8/10 Top Gear 7/10    Car Buyer 4/5   What Car 4/5


“If you prefer your family hatchback to ha [...]

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Getting a Loan With Bad Credit

It can be tough when you need a loan to buy a car or for an emergency purchase when you have bad credit, especially if you know you can afford to repay it.

Having bad credit doesn’t mean you don’t have a good income, it just means you have had some problems in the past repaying your debt.

Poor credit scores can happen for a number of reasons. You may have not used much credit so haven’t built up a good score.  Or you could have missed payments on loans such as mortgages, or [...]

Catalytic Converter Crime On the Increase

UK Cars Hit By Scrap Metal Thieves
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catalytic converters theft | News | CVS Ltd Blog

UK Cars Hit By Scrap Metal Thieves

We have seen in recent years a growing amount of metal theft from historic buildings, but now criminal gangs are targeting cars.  As we see an increase of Catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles.

What Is The Scrap Metal Dealers Act?

In 2013 the government brought in new legislation meaning that scrap metal yards need to be licensed and anyone taking scrap metal to a yard needs to identified and logged, with no more cash purchases.  The purpose of the act was to make it harder to dispose of stolen metal, and therefore reduce overall metal theft.

Why are catalytic converters being stolen when there is an act in place?

Due to global changes Honda announced earlier in the week that they will be closing down their Honda Plant located in Swindon. This is a bitter blow to all who are connected to the plant whether they are direct employee’s or part of the economy chain associated with the manufacturing plant.

How many people work for Honda in Swindon?

Honda currently employs 3,500 people at its Swindon plant.

How many cars does Honda manufacture out of Swindon?

Honda currently manufacture 150,000 Honda Civic’s a year, 90% of these are exported to the EU and US.

Honda’s History with the UK


First Came the Honda Motorbikes

The UK began their love of Honda during the 1960’s when Honda introduced the country to motorcycles such as the CB92 Benly Super Sport, CB77 Super Hawk, CA100 Super Club and CT200 Trail 90 to name but a few. These high performance bikes set the standard for Honda bikes

Cost of Congestion Hitting UK Businesses | News | CVS Ltd Blog

We see more vehicles on our roads, and not having the infrastructure to cope, we see increasing problems of congestion; which is hitting our businesses hard.

What Is The Cause Of Congestion?

Unfortunately as drivers our daily lives are pretty much the same… we get in our cars in the morning, we drive to work, we sometimes use our cars at lunchtime, and then we all pile out of work and try to make our way home…. all at pretty much the same sort of time!  We have to live our lives this way in order to be efficient, if we vastly changed our daily routines it would have a massive impact on our economy and our society.  It is the same across

vw beach buggy

VW is bringing the Beach Buggy Back | News | CVS Ltd Blog

What Is A Beach Buggy?

A beach buggy or otherwise known as a Dune Buggy is basically a big toy created for travelling across sand dunes, beaches or deserts.  It brings the driver immense pleasure and puts a great big smile on their face, if it doesn’t they are not going fast enough!!

The Volkswagen beetle has been the vehicle of choice to use as a chassis. The first dune buggy was built in 1964 by Bruce Meyers.  Globally around 250,000 individual vehicles were built as one off’s from the beetle after Bruce’s creation came out.

Now Volkswagen is bringing the legend back to life!


Volkswagen Beach Buggy

According to their website

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