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Top 5: The SUV’s That’ll Make Summer An Adventure!

The sun has arrived and the heat hits hard. With the summer holidays quickly approaching for teachers, parents, children and those who just want some time off, it is time to plan an adventure. If you are one of those people who don’t mind not flying to the other side of the world to enjoy […]

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One Of Our Favourite Hatchbacks: Ford Fiesta

Hatchbacks are the lifeblood of Britain. We purchase them because of their looks, their practicality and how they perform across the board. Hatchbacks offer a great variety of engines that cover affordability, fuel efficiency and speed. Whatever you are looking for, there will be a hatchback that delivers. One of our favourite hatchbacks is the […]

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Automatic VS Manual Car: The Pros & Cons of Transmission

For most of us, this argument only comes around when it comes to choosing a new car. There aren’t many of us who sit around thinking of the pros and cons of each sort of transmission. But when it comes to choosing a car, it is important to pick the right one for you. Before […]

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What Is The Future – Electric Or Hydrogen?

Back in 2006, Martin Eberhard, co-founder of Tesla Motors wrote a blog titled “The Future of Cars is Electric”. Straight off the bat, Eberhard stated that most cars will soon be electric for two reasons. He wrote: “Two reasons: because electric cars are far more efficient than any other kind of car, and because they […]

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Can Women Drive? Obviously!

We all know the stereotypes of female drivers exist. Some of us have probably even joked about them at the expense of the women in our lives. There is a casual, almost always wrong assumption that a terrible driver on the road ahead of us are female and on those rare occasions that it is […]

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How Much Can I Borrow For A Car?

Let’s are honest, the days of purchasing cars outright for many of us are long gone. Today, getting a car finance deal to cover the cost of the car over an agreed period of time is the most popular way of acquiring a car. So, are you wondering how much you can borrow for a […]

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What Is An Accommodation Loan?

There are times due to unfortunate circumstances where you won’t be able to get a car through finance. This could be down to a variety of reasons, including not being able to afford it as a first-time buyer or you have bad credit. However, just because you, yourself can’t get accepted on a car finance […]

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What Is A Voluntary Termination?

Life is a rollercoaster. There are ups and downs and many of the times, it is totally unpredictable. There are moments when we feel we are secure in our lives and in our futures and therefore we make plans and agreements in the safety of that knowledge. These can include car finance agreements so that […]

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How Much Can You Get On Car Finance?

Car finance is a great way of purchasing a car. You don’t need to have all the money on hand. Purchasing the car outright is becoming less common these days. You simply place a deposit and follow it up with a series of monthly payments. But the question commonly asked is how much can you […]

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Why Would I Be Refused Car Finance?

So, you’ve applied for car finance on your dream car and been rejected. You have no idea why you’ve been rejected and you’ve been given no explanation. There are a variety of reasons as to why you will have been rejected for car finance. With Hippo Motor Finance, we offer packages that allow you to […]

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Getting A Car And Finance Deal At The Same Time

When it comes to choosing a car, it isn’t always a simple process. There is much to consider. What do you require from your car and therefore what car should you choose? Then you have to decide how you acquire the car? Do you go out and find a finance deal somewhere else? You can […]

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How To Get Lower Interest On Car Finance

For those of you looking to purchase a car, there can be a variety of avenues you can go down to achieve that. One such way is through car finance and it is the most popular option available. It is easier than buying outright and more permanent than leasing a car. However, the APR on […]

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How Does My Credit Score Affect Car Finance Interest

There are several different types of car finance options available and most of them come with an APR variable. This means that each finance package comes with variable interest rates that can be affected by several factors that can either lower them or raise them. One of the primary determinants is your credit score. Not […]

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I’ve Been Bankrupt Before, Can I Get Car Finance?

Bankruptcy is hard. All those who have been through it know that hard truth. It has a serious effect on your credit score for the following six years and that can damage your chances of getting car finance. However, there is a possibility of being accepted for car finance on your chosen car. This is […]

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Battle Of The Convertible Sports Cars: Mazda MX-5 VS Fiat 124 Spider

When it comes to affordable convertible sports cars, there has always been a single king. The Mazda MX-5 since its inception has been seeing as the greatest cheap convertible sports car on the market with no other challenger to match it. That is why so many people buy them on car finance in the UK […]

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The Best-Selling Cars of 2016

Every year, we purchase more and more cars and the same happened in 2016 when as a nation we hit a record number of new car registrations. This has been put down to brilliantly tempting car finance packages, available on new cars, although we also have great deals on used cars as well. So, which […]

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The Newest Cars in 2017

It is the new year and it isn’t just you and me who have resolutions to make and plans to fulfil. Car manufacturers have dreams too. They wish to launch amazing cars and for those cars to sell well so that they can fulfil their customer’s needs in the same way that we, at Hippo […]

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The World’s Strangest Car/Driving Laws

When we’re in a specific country, as citizens it’s our duty to respect their laws and follow them. It’s our choice whether we choose to follow them or not, but if we disobey, there are consequences. Why are laws enforced? The Harm Principle: These laws are put in place in order to prevent harm to […]

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If Game of Thrones Characters Had Cars – Part 3

In Part 3 we are covering those characters we love to hate and love some more. Characters that are cruel, violent, heroic, reliable and scheming. For as they say, the night is dark and full of terrors and some of these characters are terrors. But what cars would they drive given the chance? The Mountain […]

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If Game of Thrones Characters Had Cars – Part 2

Hold the door you cry to Hodor as you race to your car. Yes, imagine if the characters of Westeros could drive cars. With the Lannisters and Jon Snow dealt with, we move on to other worthy characters and consider what cars they might drive, if they could. As Varys would say “Power resides where […]

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Imagine If Game Of Thrones Characters Drove Cars

WARNING – POSSIBLE SPOILERS!!!!!! Winter is here and it is freezing. Wouldn’t it be helpful to all in Westeros if they could drive? They could get around to killing each other much faster if they simply jumped in a car rather than walking or riding a horse. What would the reigning characters in the show […]

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Top 5 Cars you need to burn this Bonfire Night

Bonfire night is approaching and we all have at least one car we’d love to burn, maybe because it’s unreliable or hideous. We have picked out the top five cars we think need to be off the road forever! The Smart ForTwo What is baffling about this car is why it was ever designed. The […]

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Terrifying Songs To Listen To On Your Halloween Drive

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to get into the spirit. What better way than to create a perfect playlist featuring your favourite Halloween hits. If you are looking for a new car before Halloween arrives or maybe you want a new car with a better sound system to play these songs […]

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Head Down To Your Local Drive-Thru Cinema For These Terrifying Car Films

There are many horror films that will terrify the living daylights out of you. However, there are films that show cars in a truly horrifying light and if you do fancy being terrified by a possessed car or psychotic stuntman, then check out these following films. Death Proof This Quentin Tarantino movie is about a […]

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The Scariest Cars to Haunt The Road

The road is dark and full of terrors. Those terrors come in the forms of the scariest looking cars to take to the road. For a moment, imagine yourself driving at night. Maybe you’ve been to visit a friend or family member or maybe you’ve simply gone shopping. And then you see it. In the […]

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