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Sterling not a Major Factor for Imports

Brexit: For the day that’s in it we are re-publishing these study findings from last year Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports on the results of analysis matching the fluctuating value of GBP (“sterling”) and the numbers of vehicle imports into Ireland. Cartell tracked monthly vehicle imports for a 90-month-period from January 2008 to June 2015. […]

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Clocking Still a Concern

PRESS RELEASE UK Buyers Now Most at Risk Vehicle History Expert CARTELL.IE report today (November 25) that “clocking” is still prevalent in the market – particularly for potential buyers of UK vehicles. Cartell.ie examined a random sample of 4,479 vehicle history checks carried out on the site by potential buyers in September and October. The […]

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CPG: Why are cars more expensive at a dealer?

Car Pricing Specialists Car Price Guide (CPG) are considering dealer pricing and asking the question why are cars more expensive there? It’s a question we all as industry professionals hear in our work with the public and put simply many car drivers and buyers just don’t understand the value that the dealer offers. We at […]

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Beware the “Trending” Scams in Marketplace

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle History Check Expert CARTELL.IE today (20th October) issue consumer advice to avoid “trending” scams in the marketplace. Private transactions involving a motor vehicle can be difficult and the market environment can be treacherous for the buyer, and sometimes for the seller, of a vehicle. Here are some of the current scams in […]

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What did the Budget mean for the motorist?

“Not a lot of change!” says vehicle history expert Cartell.ie – unless you are a commercial vehicle owner. Minister Michael Noonan did not touch motor taxation rates for the private vehicle in Budget 2016. This is the third year in a row the Minister has left the rates as they were – meaning we are […]

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Cartell team up with TecDoc for Auto Trade EXPO

CARTELL SHOWCASES AT AUTO TRADE EXPO  Vehicle History and Data Expert CARTELL.IE  announce today (16th September) it will join forces with long term business partner TecDoc – Europe’s leading parts data information provider – at the Auto Trade EXPO in Dublin in October (17th & 18th October) Cartell.ie will showcase at the EXPO its range […]

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Luxury Motor Vehicle Exodus

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data experts CARTELL.IE report today (August 18) that luxury vehicles like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Bentley, feature in the list of vehicles issued a refund under the “VRT Export Repayment Scheme”. So far in 2015 there have been 3,284 vehicles exported out of the State. Of those vehicles 556 (or 17%) […]

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Car Finance Levels Rising Fast

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (25 June 2015) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 9.6%. The levels of finance in the market place are rising fast – the equivalent figure for December 2014 was 7% – marking a significant rise of almost 40%. […]

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Stolen Vehicle Data Should be Released

Recently CompleteCar.ie called on the Irish Government to provide protection for the consumer when it comes to buying stolen cars. Currently, An Garda Siochana will not authorise release of stolen vehicle registrations to vehicle history companies, making it virtually impossible to tell if a second hand purchase has been stolen or recovered. Buying a stolen […]

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New Vehicle Sales nearly 120K for 2014

  PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie report today (December 17) that so far in 2014 there have been 118,696 vehicles sold. The number includes all new vehicles registered in the State in 2014 and includes private, hackney, taxi as well as light and heavy commercial vehicles and all other classes of vehicle. The figure […]

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European car sales up 6.1%

More good news for the industry. As you know new car sales in Ireland are up nearly 30% this year. Now, news from Europe says European sales as a whole are up 6.1% in September according to Fleet Europe – quoting research by Euro Tax Glass group. September saw another month of rising sales with almost […]

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Smart Irish Buyer Opting for Larger Engines

PRESS RELEASE SMART IRISH BUYER OPTING FOR LARGER ENGINES Research says larger engine more fuel-efficient Vehicle Car History Check expert Cartell.ie report today (22nd October) that the 1.6 litre engine is the most popular engine size in the Irish private fleet.* The 2.0 litre engine is the second most popular overall. The 1.6 litre engine […]

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Budget no change may provide platform for recovery

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has not adjusted Motor Taxation for 2015. This will undoubtedly add to the current “feel good factor” which is beginning to take hold in the industry. There is a sense that Ireland’s car industry is over the worst of the crisis and the news today – that nothing has changed […]

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Premium Car sales are up 21 per cent

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle History Check Expert Cartell.ie reports today (September 22) that sales of premium cars in Ireland have increased significantly in the last 12 months. Premium Car sales are up 21 per cent year-on-year Sales of premium vehicles have increased by 21% on last year with total sales recorded of 11,977 against 9,897 for […]

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Fake Car Buyers Kidnap, Assault, Burgle

The Irish Independent today report on a worrying development for those in the market to sell their vehicle. Gardaí are investigating an incident in which two masked and armed men kidnapped a man (18), assaulted his family, and burgled his home.The 18 year-old had arranged to meet an individual at Newtownstalaban, Drogheda with a view […]

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Used Vehicle Market Report 2014

PRESS RELEASE Cartell reports today (July 9) on the results of an extensive used vehicle market analysis. Cartell considered the Irish Car Parc as a whole as well as used vehicle sales for the first 4 months of the year i.e 1st January to 30th April 2014 (“T1 2014”) and used vehicle sales for 1st […]

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No Evidence of Spike in “Clocking”

Cartell today (May 15, 2014) say there is no evidence of a spike in the rate of clocking since introduction of legislation which criminalised vehicle clocking earlier this year. Cartell Director Jeff Aherne says: We see no evidence of a spike in clocking since the introduction of the new legislation. Currently our own figures indicate […]

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Cartell renews its Sponsorship of Rally of the Lakes

Cartell.ie, Ireland’s leading car history check company, has announced the renewal of its sponsorship of the International Rally of the Lakes in a deal that will run for the next three years. Cartell.ie is Ireland’s leading car history-check company and has been sponsoring the Rally of the Lakes since 2010. The new deal will ensure the […]

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New car sales up 28 per cent is driving employment growth

Autotrade report on figures produced by SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) which show that so far this year, new car sales are up by 28 per cent. The confidence evident in January has continued into February with a 21 per cent increase in car sales. The light commercial vehicle market, which is a good sign of activity in the […]

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Four reliable MPVs for under €8,000

Used vehicle history experts Cartell.ie saw the following blog, posted by the vehicle experts over at completecar.ie, for buyers in the market for a reasonably priced MPV. Here’s what they had to say (all views are those of completecar.ie): We’re picking four MPVs that you can buy today for around €8,000. Which is plenty of […]

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Potholes Causing Millions in Damage

Research released today in the UK suggests that potholes are causing as much as £1.2 billion in damage every year due to damage to suspension, steering and wheels. The potholes are leaving drivers with an average repair bill of £140. The research authors, the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA), say this is a 16% rise in […]

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Cartell.ie Director Jeff Aherne features live on TV3

Vehicle History Check expert Cartell.ie featured on Ireland AM this morning when Cartell Director Jeff Aherne spoke to Mark Cagney about car clocking and write offs and informed viewers about the latest developments – and Cartell’s work in helping bring about those changes. Jeff spoke about the dangers of vehicle clocking, the regulatory issues, including […]

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Cartell calls for Proper Regulation of Write Offs in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE PROPER REGULATION OF WRITE OFFS COULD REDUCE ROAD DEATHS Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie today (6 January 2014) calls on the Irish Government to introduce legislation for the proper regulation of vehicle write offs. At present there are approximately 36,000 vehicles written off in Ireland every year. About 12,000 of those are never returned […]

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Large-engine cars losing value – numbers reducing

PRESS RELEASE LARGE-ENGINE CARS LOSING VALUE NUMBERS DWINDLE Vehicle data experts Cartell report today (19th December) that large-engine vehicles (those in excess of 2,000cc) are in decline with their numbers dwindling.  There has been a 72% decrease in the number of 2 litre vehicles registered in 2012 versus 2007. Values have fallen such that the […]

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Citroen C4 Picasso is 2014 Irish Car of the Year

Vehicle History Check Expert Cartell.ie reports on the winner of the 2014 Continental Irish Car of the Year. Completecar.ie report that the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association (IMWA) revealed today that the Citroen C4 Picasso is the 2014 Irish Car of the Year. The compact MPV narrowly beat the Volkswagen Golf to the top of the […]

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Used Vehicle Transactions Up 35% in September

Trend is Upwards in Used Car Market Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie today (20 November 2013) reports on a spike in used vehicle transactions in September. The total number of used vehicle transactions, seen as a good indicator of overall activity in the market, shows that 93,550 vehicles changed hands – the highest monthly total since […]

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Motor Insurance set to rise after premium increase

Vehicle History Check Expert Cartell.ie reports on a news article which appears today in one national newspaper which says: Motorists will be forced to pay more for insurance after one of the leading players pushed through double-digit premium rises.  The fear is that others will follow the lead of RSA, which owns 123.ie. It has […]

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Toyota is No. 1 For re-sale Value in Ireland

Dublin – 14 October, 2013 – Toyota cars are number one in Ireland for retaining their value for longer than other car brands, according to the results of a comprehensive new study by Cartell.ie, Ireland’s largest official vehicle records and car history check company. The study analysed the residual values of new cars in the […]

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Press Release: Significant Increase in Levels of Vehicle Finance

PRESS RELEASE Significant Increase in Levels of Vehicle Finance: New Players in Finance Market Making Big Impact Cartell.ie report today (12 September 2013) that significantly more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than last year. In the case of 2012 vehicles the levels of vehicles offered for […]

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Swappage Scheme welcomed

Cartell welcomes the Proposed Swappage Scheme The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) are today calling for the introduction of a  ‘Swappage’ scheme in this year Budget. The scheme would work similarly to the scrappage scheme which was recently successful in boosting new car sales in the industry. Under the proposal, vehicles which are […]

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