Will Ireland be overrun by ex-fleet cars from Britain?

A ruling by the advertising watchdog in England may make it more attractive to bounce such vehicles into our market, deflating residual values

25th February, 2018
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A very interesting press release fell into my inbox this week from Cartell.ie, one of the leading automotive data services in Ireland. The release drew attention to a ruling in October last year by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which decreed that the fact a vehicle was an ex-fleet vehicle constituted “material information” and should be disclosed to the consumer.

The ASA stated: “We considered that if a dealer was...

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