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  • What you need to know when buying a BMW

    Jun 01, 2017
    Considered the second-best-selling second-hand car in Romania in 2016, BMW is renowned as a premium brand, but its product prices are also "premium". Obviously, this is due to the fact that reputation, quality and technology must somehow justify its value.
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  • Gino Talks: Bidder Account Service

    May 29, 2017
    It’s time to shine the spotlight on a service we have already been offering for quite a few years. There’s no need to worry if you haven’t heard about it. After all, some of our customers have never ever used it. Of course, there are also those customers who absolutely swear by it. And why not? Customers who make full use of our Bidder Account Service have seen their businesses grow spectacularly!
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  • Mercedes versus BMW: a competition of over 100 years

    May 23, 2017
    The German car brands Mercedes and BMW are probably one of the biggest rivals in the international automotive market. In 2016, BMW celebrated its centenary - and a century of technological rivalry with Daimler's Mercedes-Benz.
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  • Gino Talks: Optimo, the optimal payment, delivery and inspection service

    May 04, 2017
    At CarsOnTheWeb we want to make each purchase easy, fast & hassle-free for you. Therefore we’ve decided to add extra value to optimize our ‘Service Pack’. And since it’s optimized, we thought it was a good idea to rename it ‘Optimo’. 
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  • Gino Talks: Improvements and exciting plans for the future

    Apr 18, 2017
    My name is Gino Vleminckx, I'm commercial director for CarsOnTheWeb. For the next three months, I will test my writing skills in a series of blog posts about customer experiences, the improvements we make and our other exciting plans for the future.
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  • 10 car defects that can leave you with a financial hangover

    Jan 09, 2017
    Buying and maintaining a car can quickly cost a fortune nowadays. This is why many consumers explore the used car market, where they feel protected by the statutory warranty offered by the traders. As a result, unforeseen (and especially expensive) repairs are an absolute nightmare for second hand traders, who see their margins evaporate when a car they sold displays major defects. CarsOnTheWeb ascertained which 10 components you ought to check twice (or ten times) in order to avoid major expenses.
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  • Vortex Capital Partners and ABN AMRO Participaties lead buyout of ADESA

    Dec 20, 2016
    Vortex Capital Partners and ABN AMRO Participaties have acquired a majority stake in CarsOnTheWeb, the online auction site for used cars. The participation is part of the new growth strategy and objective of CarsOnTheWeb to exceed the threshold of 100,000 vehicles sold.
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  • Mileage fraud in the used car market: How can you prevent it?

    Nov 14, 2016
    On an annual basis, approximately 35 million used cars are traded in Europe. In a very significant number of these cars - 30 to 40 percent depending on the source - the mileage still gets tampered with. In this article, you can find out the reason why, and more importantly how you can prevent this.
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  • ADESA expands its collaboration with Vodárek

    Oct 11, 2016
    On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Vodárek Transport s.r.o., one of the leading Czech transport companies, expands its collaboration with the online car auction website CarsOnTheWeb. Through this collaboration both partners are confident to increase their activities in both the Czech and Slovak Republic.
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  • Dieselgate, 1 year later: What have we learned?

    Oct 11, 2016
    Exactly one year ago the automotive industry was shaken to its core, when it was uncovered that Volkswagen, one of the strongest brands in the world, had tampered with the emission levels on a major scale. The scandal concerned over 11 million diesel cars. A worldwide tidal wave of outrage resulted from the event. Today, however we are still mostly feeling the aftershock of the indirect results.
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