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?
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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