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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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
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
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
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
Written on: 08/07/2008
Auto Trader is an overall good website. Quick and easy to use, laid out well… Read Full Review
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
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
Written on: 11/03/2008 by Jimmy Junk Yard (5 reviews written)
I like Autotrader. they're a brilliant site to buy and sell cars. I sold my old Audi on Auto Trader a while back and have nothing but praise for them. The website layout is good and design is nice too. I often log onto www.autotrader.co.uk just for a look around even though I'm not after a new car at the moment. The do car reviews too which is always good. I'm a regular site user and can't say anything bad about Autotrader… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/11/2007 by qonline (1 review written)
Overall - Autotrader UK is one of the best auto search website on the net… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/04/2007 by Big Dave Midlands (25 reviews written)
Autotrader is beyond doubt THE number one website in the UK for buying or selling vehicles of all types, you can purchase anything from a digger to a Ducati.
Exchange and Mart used to be almost level pegging with Auto Trader but it lost its way a few years ago, with an over complicated website. I also used eBay for a while but got fed up with time wasters phoning me with stupid low offers when selling, and dishonest sellers posting a description of the car which was a work of fiction… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/01/2007 by Bunnie (1 review written)
I've bought several vehicles through the Autotrader with no problems whatsoever. In fact it's the first stop for me when looking for an exchange or new vehicle, even car parts… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/11/2006 by stecornes (3 reviews written)
Not very user friendly and very expensive. It seems the web only option for cars is no longer available.
Autotrader messed up my removal when the car sold, which meant I kept getting calls.
Paid for 2 weeks in the magazine, and although it was only in for one week they refused to make any refund… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/08/2006 by JamesO (3 reviews written)
I have sold 2 cars on the Auto trader UK site. I have noticed that the price had gone up quite a bit in the interim period, now 15.99 for 2 weeks. However, the site has worked very well for me, selling both cars within a few days of advertising, although they were the sort of cars that go quite quickly (Alfa GTV & Accord Type-R). I have also bought my last 2 cars on the site (the Honda & a Boxster S) and it has all worked out very well.
The site is well set out and easy to use… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/06/2006 by tinimark (1 review written)
My car went in the wrong section. Ad was a double spacer with 1 week and cost nearly 50.00.
When I phoned Autotrader UK they told me it was my mistake and wouldn't even offer an extra week in the right section at a discount. The staff were unhelpful and RUDE!
I will only use local advertising from now on. OR ebay!… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/06/2006 by mister z (19 reviews written)
I have already written a report at the beginning of the year on Auto Trader UK, however during the last 3 weeks my work mate and I have both been trying to sell cars, myself a Mazda MX5 and my mate a Audi A4.
We have both had the same problem and that is the continual email's from people who want to purchase the car but want to have a shipper involved in the payment. This is a scam to leave you with your car and at the same time to extract monies from you.
The site itself is a great way to… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/05/2006 by dizzyfizzy1 (32 reviews written)
I have been using Autotrader for the last 11 years to both buy and sell cars and bikes as I get very bored of my vehicle's very fast and need a change.
The last car I sold using Autotrader was a 1997 BMW 520i SE at the beginning of May 2006. It had done 207,000 miles but I still managed to sell it to a car dealer for 1300 (he was the 2nd guy to respond to the add on the Thursday the Trader came out). This was the 5th car I had sold using Autotrader and apart from the odd time waster it gets… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/05/2006 by skippy7098 (2 reviews written)
Good experience, a bit expensive but Autotrader UK works. Web site as well as magazine, found the web site really easy to navigate… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/04/2006 by ahaji (1 review written)
Fairly quick and easy to use, not too much hassle at all... Autotrader UK takes all kinds of payment. Allows you to amend the advert which is helpful. Overall, very good site… Read Full Review
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