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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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“Money grabbing corperate giant”

Written on: 08/11/2016 by Meier363 (1 review written)

This once excellent advertiser of vehicles has has first priced themselves up tenfold over a ten year period, but could still just about justify it by the quality and simplicicty ot their search engine, and level of business they delivered to the people and bsinesses that paid to advertise vehicles with them. However, approx two years ago, they were floated on the market, and have become a ruthless, caniving, money grabbing monster, of which wihtout exception, every decision they have made has… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best value by far”

Written on: 05/11/2016 by Holmansq147 (1 review written)

Easy to add descriptions and photographs, they gave me a good indication of what my Mini was worth so advertised it at £7750 (£250 above their value) 6 calls the day it went live, lovely lady came from Aberdeen to Blackpool to view and bought it for £7500 today. Couldn't be happier as webuyanycar told me it was worth £5500!!! Well done Autotrader, would definitely recommend… Read Full Review

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“Stitching Up Traders”

Written on: 05/11/2016 by AliyaHahn (1 review written)

I have been a car dealer for over 20 years working at a garage established in the 1970's and owned still the the founder, my father. We have used Autotrader as a platform to sell stock for many years. Let me tell you what they are doing. They are trying to tell us what price we should be selling our cars for. They the way they do this is the send out a recomended retail price and tell us our car is too dear, or too cheap. Cheap cars are often cheap for a reason. Possibly not prepped properly… Read Full Review

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“website freezing”

Written on: 23/07/2016 by Rhodes73 (1 review written)

After many years of use Autotrader website freezes after less than a minute and is now inaccessible , such a shame!… Read Full Review

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“Review Autotrader website”

Written on: 11/11/2015 by Baileysi269 (1 review written)

What an absolute nightmare, Where to begin. From the outset it takes ages to navigate the site due to unwanted adverts constantly slowing down your search. The requirement to put in your postcode is absolutely unnecessary unless you specifically want the search parameters kept within chosen areas an distances and should not be a requirement unless selected. Again, whilst I cannot fault the overall content of most areas of the website searched for various motor vehicles, the site continuously… Read Full Review

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“Autotrader Poor”

Written on: 17/09/2015

What has happened to Autotrader!.. I used to go to their small office in Motherwell Scotland and they would come out with a camera and take 5 snaps of your car then it would be in their free magazine the next day. Within 7 days your car sold guaranteed. I understand that times have changed in the car markets but this is the second time in 2 years I have tried to sell my own car privately and paid nearly £120 for absolutely nothing!... telesales. When a car does not sell they should really come… Read Full Review

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“A site that requires a login to see things for sale!. lol.”

Written on: 31/08/2015 by MrDDixon (2 reviews written)

Used to be able to see things for sale by going to site. Now have to register and login. How stupid is that. The company makes money from sellers thinking people can see things they have to sell. Creating barriers for viewers is plain dumb. What next estate agents insisting one registers to see what properties they have for sale....refused to register… Read Full Review

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“A site that requires a login to see things for sale!. lol.”

Written on: 31/08/2015 by MrDDixon (2 reviews written)

Used to be able to see things for sale by going to site. Now have to register and login. How stupid is that. The company makes money from sellers thinking people can see things they have to sell. Creating barriers for viewers is plain dumb. What next estate agents insisting one registers to see what properties they have for sale....refused to register… Read Full Review

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“worst web site”

Written on: 06/07/2015 by SavannaHowell363 (1 review written)

why is this web site so bad. I have 4G 50mb connection, but this site freezes within 2 pages. 0000s of cookies try to load, delete them and 000s more appear in 2 seconds. Please sort this out it was far better for the user years ago. i dont bother going there anymore, its quicker to visit the garage 20 miles away than wait for this site… Read Full Review

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“PATHETIC”

Written on: 08/06/2015 by 444Mitchell (1 review written)

Autotrader is The worst website to advertise on, extremely expensive, you will get no calls at all from buyers, FACT, it doesn't matter how cheap you try to sell the car. Website cumbersome, slow and has too many ridiculous options. Complete waste of money. Been advertising on autotrader for more then 10 years as a motor trader and like most traders will not be advertising on there again. YOU WILL NOT SELL YOUR CAR ON AUTOTRDER SAVE YOUR MONEY. Autotrader can't even afford to advertise on TV… Read Full Review

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“Waste of time and money”

Written on: 16/12/2014 by Onionandrew (1 review written)

I put my audi a4 on autotrader. After a week with no calls i checked advert and autotrader had not put it into the correct engine size category. Called them 3 times to rectify this. And then the calls and texts started flying in. Silly offers and scams were all i had. I decided to list the vehicle on ebay and it sold instantly. Would never use autotrader again. And i certainly wouldnt reccomend it? I wish i hadnt wasted my £65… Read Full Review

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“Autotrader waste of TIME and MONEY”

Written on: 06/12/2014 by CarmeloDay (1 review written)

Naturally I thought the best place to advertise your car was on a car website with the stature and well known name of AutoTrader, how wrong I was. The setting up of the advert was easy enough and you had to get the car cleaned and take the best possible photos to ensure a good response. The advert was placed after a fee of £65. I started the at the recommended price the website stated based on car, model, age and mileage. Many views but no calls, after two weeks I dropped the price by £500… Read Full Review

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“BE AWARE! DAYLIGHT ROBBERY ”

Written on: 15/10/2014 by ZackaryCantuItalian2 (1 review written)

twice already i used auto-trader paying the full price of 45.95 to advertise my car and i think i would have been better off putting a note on a shop window. so this time i thought id go for the cheaper option of 19.95 i submitted my ad on the 9th oct 2014, it was processing for two days so i emailed them, no reply then the add just disappeared from manage my ads section. that was the 11th. i checked my bank and noticed 19.95 debited out of my account by another company on behalf of… Read Full Review

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“DAYLIGHT ROBBERY ....”

Written on: 14/10/2014 by hooti22 (1 review written)

twice already i used auto-trader paying the full price of 45.95 to advertise my car and i think i would have been better off putting a note on a shop window. so this time i thought id go for the cheaper option of 19.95 i submitted my ad on the 9th oct 2014, it was processing for two days so i emailed them, no reply then the add just disappeared from manage my ads section. that was the 11th. i checked my bank and noticed 19.95 debited out of my account by another company on behalf of… Read Full Review

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“WHERE HAS THE MAGAZINE GONE / OVER PRICED AND FULL OF...”

Written on: 21/09/2014 by autoTraderisoverpriced (9 reviews written)

WHY GET RID OF THE AUTOTRADER MAGAZINE ???? a great way to find a car , you can flick through a 100's of cars and different models by a flick of the page .. you can scan a whole page in 30 seconds . it takes forever to turn the autorader web page over , unlike its famous competitor eba ..where the pages flow quicker and have better adverts and better pictures and more information autotrader website has always been a disappointment ! .. so sales of the magazine went down from 250,000 in its… Read Full Review

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“One call in two weeks!”

Written on: 28/08/2014 by Chappy76 (1 review written)

I advertised my car for sale on Autotrader website at under their recommended price, had one call from someone 60 miles away offering about £1,000 less than the car buying company's. Would not waste my time using them again, very poor. And no place to leave a review on their website, so goodness only knows where their excellent "testimonials" come from, I can only assume it's their marketing department!… Read Full Review

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“Impossibly slow”

Written on: 08/08/2014 by Lyonsuj31 (1 review written)

I have used Auto Trader successfully in previous years to buy and sell but find the website now runs impossibly slowly. When selling you get too many strange phone calls from people miles away wanting to come and buy when clearly there are many similar cars much closer, although that's not Auto Trader's fault… Read Full Review

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“Selling CAT D cars. ”

Written on: 31/07/2014 by alantheskinhead1 (1 review written)

I wrote my car off in March 2013 and got the money off the insurance company that was fine. I was looking for another car of the same type and I was taken aback when I found my old car on the site been described "We bought this lovely little colt in as it only had a small tap to the front, it has had a tyre / wheel replaced and a small repair to the wing". Well this is utter rubbish, I hit a central reservation hard and pushed the front wheel into arch, bend the steering rack, broke several… Read Full Review

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“Don't bother using to sell”

Written on: 11/07/2014 by BraxtonMooney (1 review written)

£45 to advertise a car for 3 weeks. Well underpriced and not a single call. Then they have the cheek to call me and ask me for more money to readvertise. I don't think so! Save your money, advertise on motors.co.uk (free) or ebay.co.uk (1/3 of the price)… Read Full Review

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“Very poor service”

Written on: 05/07/2014 by nnWilliams234 (1 review written)

Received only one phone call from my advert being listed for three weeks. The car was priced competitively to similar ones on the site. Autotrader then attempted to get me to pay more money to list for longer which I declined. They seem to give preferential listings to dealers compared to private sales. Would never use again; very overpriced service… Read Full Review

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