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Autotrader had long been the car website of choice for people looking for car ads. The website www.autotrader.com runs in conjunction with their Auto Trader classifieds magazine and offers consumers one of the biggest listings of new and used car ads available.

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“Thumbs down from me i'm afraid. Been a fan of...”

Written on: 28/02/2010

Thumbs down from me i'm afraid. Been a fan of autotrader for a long time to reserach car prices and spec, and used their service twice to try and sell cars. I found it good usability wise, but very expensive and no feedback apart from scammers.
Both times i used it the cars were under the average selling price and well documented and photographed. Waste of £45 in my opinion, better off using ebay… Read Full Review

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“Auto Trader just seems to be a middleman for scammers...”

Written on: 20/02/2010

Auto Trader just seems to be a middleman for scammers and timewasters. In two weeks all I've had are scammers via email (a dozen of them) all wanting me to refund their shipping, one person who called to arrange to see the car and never showed up (complete timewaster) and one person who turned up and offered a ridiculously low amount of money (£600 below asking price when it was only on for just under £1.5k). I checked carefully and did my research before putting the car up for sale and believe… Read Full Review

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“THERE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THE NEW AUTOTRADER SITE....”

Written on: 12/02/2010

THERE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THE NEW AUTOTRADER SITE. HAVING ENTERED ALL THE SEARCH CRITERIA FOR THE CARS I AM INTERSTED IN BUYING. THE BASIC INFORMATION ON THE CAR APPEARS, BUT IF I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT A PARTICULAR CAR THERE SHOULD BE A DROP DOWN ALONG SIDE THE COMPARE SECTION WHICH YOU CAN CLICK ON TO VIEW MORE INFORMATION ON THE CAR AND ALSO THE SELLERS TELEPHONE NUMBER AND INFORMATION. THIS DROP DOWN IS NOT APPEARING ON MY COMPUTER WITH THE RESULT THAT I CANNOT ACCESS ANY OF THE BUYERS… Read Full Review

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“I have used this site for years and have brought and...”

Written on: 01/01/2010

I have used this site for years and have brought and sold many times. A vast range of vehicles are always available and it's great for comparing prices. Those who complain that they did not sell - how is that Autotrader's fault!? There are many people trying to sell poorly advertised vehicles or over priced, unpopular models. The only issue they have failed to deal with is scammers. Everytime i advertise i get some foreign scammer with a odd 'English' name emailling me. I let Autotrader… Read Full Review

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“I'm quite fussy person and it always takes me ages to...”

Written on: 27/09/2009

I'm quite fussy person and it always takes me ages to decide if I buy something or not. Especially if it's a car. I like to do a lot of research and find out from different sources and people their opinion. I used Autotrader to look for a toyota car. I wasn't sure at the time which model I want- aygo or avis. They both seemed to be perfect cars for me. I found autotrader information very useful and the amount of people that are selling their used cars through the website allows you to chose the… Read Full Review

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“Autotrader is the default website for UK users looking...”

Written on: 22/09/2009 by kingofreviews (89 reviews written)

Autotrader is the default website for UK users looking for a secondhand car. Certainly the market leader by some margin, it has moved more mainstream than it used to be and I suspect that the majority of cars for sale are now from dealers, whereas at the outset this was much more about person to person. A great resource if you nkow what you want, but falls short if you need help deciding - review content, specification comparison and test data are all very much playing second fiddle to… Read Full Review

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“Never ever will I give autotrader.uk another penny....”

Written on: 11/09/2009

Never ever will I give autotrader.uk another penny. Bought insurance through them - initial cost £180. Sent them proof of no claims (via post) - they never received. Sent proof via email (they never received - never informed me and now have taken another £300 via my credit card). Asked to cancel insurance and have been informed that I will have to pay £176.72 for a short term insurance PLUS £35 cancel fee. Not bad (for them) for less that two months insurance.
I feel ripped… Read Full Review

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“Autotrader is a very good site for finding cars at a...”

Written on: 24/08/2009 by mbay (4 reviews written)

Autotrader is a very good site for finding cars at a good price though so many dealers are on here. I had huge difficulties finding the location on their maps though as really old fashioned.

I would buy a car though form here or even consider somewhere like ebay !… Read Full Review

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“Put my car for sale with Autotrader for 2 weeks. Did...”

Written on: 09/06/2009 by tasin (2 reviews written)

Put my car for sale with Autotrader for 2 weeks. Did not receive a single query about the car or what so ever. What a waste!… Read Full Review

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“autotrader is a good website, easy access to adverts”

Written on: 09/04/2009

autotrader is a good website, easy access to adverts… Read Full Review

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“i bought my newest car from autotrader, so i can only...”

Written on: 13/03/2009

i bought my newest car from autotrader, so i can only say thats one of the best ways to buy a decent car for a good price… Read Full Review

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“Not keen on this old fashioned site with far too much...”

Written on: 14/12/2008 by cargeek999 (2 reviews written)

Not keen on this old fashioned site with far too much going on. No personality to it at all. very slow and dessperately needs updating… Read Full Review

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“We are a small car dealers and up until recently had...”

Written on: 09/12/2008 by Fidd (3 reviews written)

We are a small car dealers and up until recently had been spending around £3000 per year with Autotrader for several years which used to result moderate results in sales. Earlier this year we found out without any prior notice whatsoever that they were putting their prices up substantially overnight, and our £3k annual cost was now going to be £4k instead. Just what you need as finances start to get tougher for everyone! I spoke to them to see if we could negotiate something at all and they… Read Full Review

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“I placed an on-line ad to sell my car and paid £25...”

Written on: 26/11/2008 by spin26 (1 review written)

I placed an on-line ad to sell my car and paid £25 for two weeks. My last car sold through Auto Trader 3 years ago only cost £15. I got no response to ad for a week other than a company www.webuyanycar.co.uk even though I said 'no canvassers' in my ad. I also has a number of calls from 070 'personal numbers' and one from overseas. These types of numbers are allegedly linked with phone scams - call back and you'll be charged high rates or worse be exposed to fraud. Auto Trader realise this is… Read Full Review

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“Used this site a fair few times in the past years but...”

Written on: 04/09/2008 by chat (1 review written)

Used this site a fair few times in the past years but feel the prices both advertising and the magazine are far too high now. I think the high price of advertising can be a surprise particularly if the magazine doesn't get the circulation. Also with sites such as Ebay, they really cannot compete… Read Full Review

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“I live in sussex and advertised my used cars (5) on...”

Written on: 09/08/2008 by tommo1 (3 reviews written)

I live in sussex and advertised my used cars (5) on autotrader and www.usedcarsinsussex.co.uk. Autotrader cost me £19 for one week and used cars in sussex .co.uk was free. I received 6 calls from Autotrader and 4 from used cars in sussex website, I sold 2 from each, but look at the difference in price. I didn't have to speak to anybody on the used cars in sussex.co.uk website, just uploaded the car. The way it was displyed was perfect, all information at the punters fingertips. I have to say I… Read Full Review

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“I was using Autotrader to sell my fleet of vans and...”

Written on: 25/07/2008 by stephenburke (2 reviews written)

I was using Autotrader to sell my fleet of vans and trucks however I found the site was too costly for the limited response I recieved. I found sites like www.vansandtrucks.co.uk a lot more useful as it is free to place an ad and is a niche site specialising in in what I was selling… Read Full Review

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“Auto Trader is an overall good website. Quick and easy...”

Written on: 08/07/2008

Auto Trader is an overall good website. Quick and easy to use, laid out well… Read Full Review

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“It took ages to load the photos of my car onto...”

Written on: 06/06/2008 by asiablue (1 review written)

It took ages to load the photos of my car onto Autotrader. The next day the ad appeared on the web but without the photos - and have not yet been updated (the 6th June). Even worse I opted of the telesafe number but the web displays my mobile and home number. I have told them about this and e-mailed them but nothing has changed. Other than junk texts and calls have had no serious calls. Something has gone very wrong - at least over the last week… Read Full Review

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“Auto Trader is a great place to trade in vehicles but...”

Written on: 12/03/2008 by wouldilie (3 reviews written)

Auto Trader is a great place to trade in vehicles but a word of warning:
When I advertised my email address I got a couple of replies which were obviously (to a trained person like myself) attempts at fraud. Don't believe those guys who want to buy your car and "send shipper" without even having seen the car… Read Full Review

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