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How reliable is Hyundai? An impartial look at the brand

How reliable is Hyundai? We investigate...
How reliable is Hyundai
Hyundai is the largest motor company in South Korea and the third largest manufacturer worldwide. But how reliable are the vehicles they produce?In this article we look at the company's performance and placement in UK reliability surveys and also look closely at a number of the vehicles they produce, including the Tucson and the i10.So, how reliable is Hyundai?

Is Jeep reliable? An unbiased look at the American classic

How reliable is the off-roader really? We take a look...
How reliable is Jeep
Did you know that Jeep became the primary 4-wheel drive vehicle of the United States Army and the Allies during World War 2? Civilian models were then produced in 1945. Since then, Jeep have become renowned for their off-road SUVs, and at one time, pickups.You would expect that a manufacturer that helped see us to victory in the Second World War would be quite literally bulletproof. Right?So why are people asking the question; are Jeep reliable?In this article, we look at whether Jeep are reliable and how this compares to their main rivals.

How reliable is Maserati? An unbiased look at the exclusive brand

How reliable are Maserati? We investigate...
How reliabile is Maserati
Maserati are known for their luxurious and fast cars. And of course they would be, their logo is shaped like Neptune’s trident. The Italian sports brand was founded in 1914 and now belongs to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).Maserati have become more popular in recent years, selling over 3,000 cars in 2014 which is a record for the company. That said, they are allegedly capping their production output at 75,000 cars globally so they can still stay the exclusive brand we know and love.But, despite bespoke interiors, high performance and italian style, there is one thing that plagues Maserati. And that’s reliability.How reliable are Maserati?In this article, we look at how reliable the exclusive Italian brand are, and how this compares to some of their rivals.

Top nationwide car leasing companies in the UK (reviews / ratings)

We count down the best leasing companies in the UK...
Every year here at OSV, we work with well over 1,000 individuals and businesses in an effort to help them find the right vehicle for their leasing needs. And although we generally can find the right fit for most of our customers, we realise there are occasions when another leasing company may be the better option. Furthermore, our customers do ask us about competitors all the time as they seek to do their due diligence while shopping for the best leasing value. It is, for this reason, we decided to write this post today. It gives you a list of some of the companies that have a solid vehicle leasing history in the UK. Please keep in mind there are assuredly companies with a sound reputation that aren't on this list. Simply put, we can't include everyone, and this is simply based on our experience. Also, even though the following companies are numbered, the following isn't meant as a ranking. It's simply meant to educate you on the vehicle leasing marketplace. After all, at OSV we understand that knowledge means better buying decisions. Here goes, and we hope it helps…

How long will it take for my car to be delivered?

What factors affect delivery time?
How long will it take for my car to be delivered?
So you’ve ordered your car, now you just have to wait for it to be delivered. The thing is, your vehicle supplier hasn’t actually given you a specific date. We understand that this can be frustrating, you’ve bought something and now you want to know exactly when it will be in your possession; it’s fair enough.Maybe you have to plan the sale of your current car, or perhaps your existing vehicle may be due to be handed back. Whatever your reasons, it is understandable that you want to have a clear understanding of timeframes. At OSV, we have had years of experience working with all manufacturers and we understand the complexities and difficulties that can cause delays. Therefore, we have written this article to help you to fully understand how long your car might take to show up, which will enable you to be fully educated and put the right plans in place.

Should I be looking at buying an electric car?

There are a lot of newer electric vehicles on the market, we break down the various qualities of those available.
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If you're thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle, but feeling a little bit anxious having heard various things about their limitations, we aim to alleviate some of that anxiety. In this article we look at the cars available, some of the grants that you can get if you decide to go electric, and plans being made for a more effective electric vehicle infrastructure in the UK.
London Motor and Tech Show
The London Motor Show, held in 2019 at the ExCeL London was a huge event which attracted over 30,000 visitors in its 4-day run. For the first two days we took some time out to listen to informative panels about the future of electric, women the motor industry and had a chance to see a possible future for James Bond! Of course, it wasn't all about the panels, we saw stunt shows, supercars and brand new cars from Hyundai, Isuzu and MG. To find out more about what we saw, keep reading.
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Things have been really heating up where Brexit is concerned. At OSV we're taking a look at daily events and how they relate to the motoring industry. Keeping you up to date with everything going on.

Where does Vehicle Tax go?

Where does our road tax go? We investigate...
Vehicle tax (car tax) or Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is something that we all have to pay if we want to drive our cars. The same way you have to pay company car tax if you want to drive a company car. Like it or loathe it, it’s a necessary part of driving and living here in the UK. But, where does vehicle tax actually go? In this article, we explore where our vehicle tax goes and what exactly it pays for.

How reliable are Subaru? An honest assessment

We take a look at how reliable Subaru are...
How reliable are Subaru?
Subaru are popular with a core set of buyers. The company's marketing is targeted specifically to their niche in the market. Subaru owners want the cars because of the drivetrain engine, off-road capabilities and the fact that, in the sports market, they are affordable.Despite being a very niche market, Subaru has been a strong presence when it comes to customer satisfaction and reliability for some time now. But, how reliable are Subaru? In this article, we look at Subaru reliability and how they compare to rival manufacturers....
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