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Top Five Rated Lego Cars

  Let’s face it, we all have a list of dream cars that we can only hope to have parked on our drive one day, don’t we? Ranging from the luxurious and exotic, to the completely absurd and maybe even a couple of the old school classics too. We’ve found a brilliant alternative to make […]

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The Best Van Conversions And Their Uses

Hippo Motor Finance recently had a Summer Family Day to celebrate our tenth anniversary. It was an amazing day thanks to the bright sunny weather and fantastic guests. We quenched our thirst with a mobile bar that came in the shell of the VW Camper van. That gave us an idea to see what other […]

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The Best & Worst James Bond Cars

James Bond has been saving the world for over 50 years, and in that time, he has driven an abundance of cars. Some have been truly legendary, and others have been downright appalling. Daniel Craig announced he would play James Bond for the last time in 2019 and we wanted to look back at the […]

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Do You Miss These Old Car Features?

Cars have continued to modernise and become more technical, with many features now running electronically or by computers. This makes it all easier for the driver to focus on driving. Not having to use his hands for much else except steering, but are there any features you miss? Are there features you don’t recognise because […]

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Love Island Blues – How To Use Your Time Now It’s Over

Love Island, the TV show that took the nation by storm has ended for another year. What are you to do with your time now that you can’t go home, make yourself a brew and watch couples fight, break up and get back together for the cash prize of £50K? Well, whilst we are sad […]

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Rising Insurance Costs see Motorists pay out over 18% more

Over the past year, motorists have seen a rise of over 18% on the cost of their insurance. This is seen as an average of £132 rise over the year. This means the average insurance premium is around £847 paid by drivers. In the past three months alone (April-June), there has been an 8% rise. […]

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The All New BMW Performance X3

BMW is on the march with their revamped luxury SUV range, starting with the new X3. The one we are excited about is the performance model, the BMW X3 M40i. This SUV will have all the luxury of an M Performance car with all the power that goes along with that legendary badge. It’s fourteen […]

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Which Cars Could Ronaldo Buy With £13 Million?

Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with tax fraud of £13 million (€14.7 million) by Spanish authorities. The superstar footballer is clearly not happy about this, but we had a thought. We know Ronaldo is a massive fan of collecting cars. Over the past decade, he has purchased over 19 cars worth more than £4 million. […]

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Treat Yourself To A Life Changing Road Trip Around The World

American author, Helen Keller said: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing” and an adventure it should be. There is no greater way of celebrating life and the world around us except through a road trip around the world. You will travel through a country rather than simply flying over it to your destination […]

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Who Qualifies For Business Car Leasing?

Business car leasing offers businesses the chance to get a great fleet of cars for a more affordable price. In the past, businesses would have been forced to purchase each car in their fleet outright. That’s no longer the case, thanks to car leasing. With car leasing, businesses simply place a deposit on each car […]

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The Driverless Cars Are Coming In 2020

Driverless cars have been the dream child of science fiction whether it be novels, comic books or films, the driverless car is a human dream. No longer. Driverless cars are closer than ever before and it is predicted we will see them on our roads as soon as 2020. Currently, there are 1.4 billion cars […]

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Bond Goes Electric – Aston Martin Announced Its First Electric Car

Aston Martin has announced the launch of its first electric car to go on sale in 2019. The Aston Martin RapidE will be an all-electric version of their four-door Rapide and is Aston’s contribution to a sustainable future both for the company and the world. Aston Martin’s CEO, Dr Andy Palmer said at the announcement: […]

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You Can Get These Three Hatchbacks Through Car Leasing Today!

Hippo Motor Finance give you a chance to get your car and finance deal in one hassle-free package. But which car do you choose? There is plenty of choice and hatchbacks are the favourite type on British roads. This is down to the comfort, the ride and the practical space you get with a hatchback […]

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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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