Driving a harder bargain

Cash-conscious motorists are looking to the North and Britain to get better cars at lower prices.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
20th September, 2008

Cash-conscious motorists are looking to the North and Britain to get better cars at lower prices.

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of used-car imports in the Republic, with predictions that the figures for 2008 will far exceed the 98,000 cars imported last year.

The surge largely stems from a 20 per cent fall in the value of sterling, and a credit crunch that has seen cost-conscious buyers seeking lower prices elsewhere.

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