Let the car buyer be aware
For most consumers, unless they're buying a house, the purchase of a car is the largest financial decision they will make all year. Purchasers this year are once again holding all the cards as dealerships, garages and private sellers try to offload new and old stock.
Despite this, consumers still want to squeeze as much value out of their purchase as possible and many of them are prepared to go anywhere, literally, for that bargain.
As we report today, the gardai are growing increasingly concerned about so-called "cloned'' cars that are cropping up regularly on the market. These are not cloned per se, but stolen vehicles fitted with fake identities and plates, which thieves try to pass off.