LONDON, January 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
This weekend Driving.co.uk launches a comprehensive online guide to buying a used car in 2013, see driving.co.uk/buying-guide.
The guide from Sunday Times Driving includes a definitive selection of the top Best Buy used cars for 2013 by category informed with input from CAP, plus tips on how to navigate the second hand market and advice from industry leaders.
The Best Buy reviews and rankings are compiled by the Driving team in conjunction with CAP data on a car's age, mileage and position in the model's life cycle and come complete with the verdicts of Sunday Times Driving's market-leading car reviewers, Jeremy Clarkson and Dom Joly.
In Driving.co.uk's Best Buys, Ford leads the field in two categories; coming first among the used Superminis with the Fiesta; and topping the MPV category with the S-Max. Mercedes-Benz likewise scoops two firsts with the S-class winning the Executive category vote and the E-Class picking up the accolade of best used Estate. The BMW 3-series emerges triumphant in the Family Car section, whereas VW's Golf provides the best value in Small Family bracket. Porsche's Boxster roars away with the used Sports Car category and Skoda's Yeti leads the pack in the SUV sector.
The Guide's advice section surveys the universe of retailers who sell the 7m used cars bought in UK each year, demystifies the multitude of finance options on offer to the consumer and picks the brain of industry leaders, such as Pendragon CEO Trevor Finn, for insider tips on how to buy the perfect used car.
News International's Sunday Times Driving will also publish the Guide as a print supplement within the south east circulation of The Times, The Sun and The Sunday Times this coming weekend.
Until the middle of February one lucky user of Driving.co.uk has the chance to win £10,000 back off the price of any car purchased through the site as part of their Winback promotion, http://www.driving.co.uk/winback.
Publication of the Guide coincides with release of research specially commissioned for Driving.co.uk that reveals that almost a third (30%) of male drivers and more than 40% (43.9%) of female drivers said they don't feel confident about ANY aspect of buying second-hand car.
About Sunday Times Driving
Sunday Times Driving is the first car-buying site dedicated to the top end of the market and builds on The Sunday Times' brand and heritage. Unlike other car listings websites, driving.co.uk is a one-stop-shop that supports the car-buying journey with reviews, buyer guides and articles written both to inform and entertain. Driving.co.uk currently lists over 65,000 premium car classified adverts.
About News International Ltd:
News International publishes The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun. In terms of growth, share, circulation and reader engagement, the company's titles are among the world's most successful. Newsprinters prints the national titles and operates as a contract printing subsidiary for the three state of the art printing plants. Further brands which are part of the group include the Times Literary Supplement and milkround.co.uk. In 2007, News International became the UK's first carbon neutral newspaper publisher. This was achieved by increasing energy efficiency, switching to renewable energy and combined heat and power and purchasing high quality offsets.
SOURCE Sunday Times Driving