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.
If you've placed an Autotrader Car Ad, or if you've responded to one, why not send us a review and tell us about your experience?
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Written on: 31/12/2010 by Troutman1989 (1 review written)
I've used it lot in the past to see what's about if i'm looking for a new car. The search system is fairly quick and it's easy to narrow down on exactly the model of car you are looking for.
It does seem to be fairly overpriced though, i don't know if that's just because it's used mostly by car dealers or not.
Bought a car through there last year and it went through no problems at all, you can normally tell if a seller is genuine over the phone.
Would use again, but as others have said… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/12/2010
We have used Autotrader for almost 10 years, spending approx £150000 yes that much! and there customer service is so bad they make it almost impossable to cancel you contract? we have kept an eye on our ads to see where our calls come from, and 90% now come from ebay at a fraction of the cost. now Autotrader are putting there prices up again in april oooo they are so brave.. we will never use them again.. Avoid Like The Plaque… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/11/2010
Awful, would never use again!
The only call I received was from a company AutoTrader had allowed to call me through their number protection system (I thought this protected you from dodgy callers?!) They convienced me to sign up and spend another £139 to 'guarentee' a sale, (stupid me I know but you trust if AutoTrader allowed the call they are genuine!) So now I am £168 down and not one genuine call from them!
Do not use - sell throught local companies instead… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/10/2010
Poor customer service, tried to cancel my ad within 24hrs of placing it as car sold via gumtree but would not refund. As result still had to pay £40...it hadnt event went to press but they were kind enough to offer to omit my ad to avoid hassle of callers seeing the vehicle was now sold...money for nothing or what?!… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/08/2010
Auto trader should have a mechanism in place for so called traders who offer cars , but when arranging to meet them 170 miles up north they mess you about and are very very rude!!!
PLEASE PETITION FOR AUTOTRADER TO HAVE A 'RATE THEM' BUTTON FOR TRADERS SO THE REAL TRADERS ARE LEFT TO SELL NOT COWBOYS , LIKE THE ONE WE ENCOUNTERED IN BRADFORD 'ADAM'!… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/04/2010
I AM ABSOLUTELY HACKED OFF WITH SCAM EMAILS GENERATED FROM MY AD ON AUTOTRADER.CO.UK!!
I have had 35 now, and still counting. I have had to ask Autotrader to remove my ad because it really is unacceptable.
IF I GET ONE MORE SCAM EMAIL FROM AN IDIOT IN HOLLAND WITH A FRIEND IN DUBLIN THAT HAS A CONTACT IN MY AREA OFFERING ME 86BILLION UGANDAN DOLLARS FOR MY KNACKERED PEUGEOT, I WILL SCREAM!!!… Read Full Review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Written on: 09/04/2009
autotrader is a good website, easy access to adverts… Read Full Review
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
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
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
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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