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Purchasing a used Mercedes-Benz Atego

The launch of the new Euro-6 Mercedes-Benz Atego range at next week’s CV Show is the latest chapter in a story that started 15 years ago with the introduction of the first Atego in 1998, replacing Mercedes’ LK range. And Atego has changed remarkably little in those 15 years.

Purchasing a used Volvo FH

Volvo’s FH remains one of the industry’s flagship vehicles. We take a look at why it can make a sensible used purchase. Volvo’s FH tractor caused quite a stir when it was introduced in 1993.

Buying at auction

Once regarded as an outlet for vehicles in their twilight years in search of one last owner before heading for the breakers yard, auctions have upped their game. They are now big players in the corporate ‘remarketing’ business, helping blue-chip companies realise strong residual values for their used vehicles.

Top tips for buying second-hand trucks

Buying a used truck is, in theory, a cheaper option than buying new. However, if you don't make all the checks you need to, it could wind up costing far more than first imagined. CM, with help from Ken Grindrod, sales director of Wakefield-based Pelican Engineering, offers an essential guide to buying second-hand trucks. Paperwork: cast your eye over the V5 registration document and make sure everything tallies up.