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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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  • The most expensive cars ever sold at auction

    Sep 05, 2016
    Before analysing the Top 10 most expensive cars ever sold at auction, let's take a look at CarsOnTheWeb's own archive, which has built up its own ranking…
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  • List of the 20 most popular cars in Europe

    Aug 17, 2016
    Now that the year is half-way through, the European automotive industry traditionally issues its report on the last six months. We also dug out our abacus to put together the most popular new models of the moment in a handy list. Will the current favourite, the VW Golf, stand its ground or will it have to deal with being a runner-up? Discover the full top-20 list here!
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  • 7 factors that determine the price of a car

    Jul 11, 2016
    Only a few conversation topics are more controversial than the ‘right’ price for a second-hand car. There are, however, a few rules of thumb you can use to get a better deal – if only slightly – on the inherent value of a car. CarsOnTheWeb gives you an overview of some of the most important factors.
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  • 10 years of ADESA

    Dec 02, 2014
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  • ADESA excites sellers with its ‘Smart Selection Service’

    Jul 16, 2013
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