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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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“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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“How not to run a company!!!!”

Written on: 22/06/2014 by Eganjj177 (1 review written)

Did an advert to sell my car. Forgot my password. Ive only got an Iphone. Need access to a deek top computer. Are they serious. My email address is on my Iphone. Anyway no contacts about my car at all even though Ive dropped the price by 500 pounds. I cant contact them as I dont remember my password! A waste of Space! Better off putting a for sale notice in the window of your car!!!!… Read Full Review

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“i have only had scamers since i put my car on auto...”

Written on: 21/06/2014 by Staffordbd1992 (1 review written)

i have only had scamers since i put my car on auto trader not one genuine person, i thought auto trader was a reputable advertising medium but doesn't seem to be anymore… Read Full Review

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“Simply the best!”

Written on: 18/06/2014 by RobH1 (1 review written)

I used AutoTrader to sell my car recently and found it ridiculously easy. Before hand I'd been offered £2100 from webuyanycar, which I thought was way too cheap. Went to Autotrader they said it was worth £3500, advertised it and it sold after 2 days and 9 calls for £3400! Nice one AT. then went on to buy a car from Autotrader, saw loads of pictures, reviews and had an online chat with the seller. bought it next day - highly recommend for both buying and selling every time, don't waste time… Read Full Review

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“Rubbish Website”

Written on: 29/03/2014 by Copelandgy85 (1 review written)

I am genuinely looking to buy a new vehicle but have lost the will to live trying to search on the Autotrader website. Years ago it was fine but it is now so cumbersome that it freezes almost every time you look at a specific vehicle. The script is often unable to load and the site is unrecoverable meaning you have to start all over again. Too frustrating for words (other than swear words!)Get it sorted!!… Read Full Review

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“Service ok”

Written on: 16/01/2014 by 1kullysingh (1 review written)

I brought a car on auto trader which was ok, but the only problem was that I have been charged a lot of money for calling the number advertised. I think autotrader should check on what information is being advertised… Read Full Review

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“Should be called autocar fraud”

Written on: 15/10/2013

Placed an ad here and had only scammers, popinjays and fraudsters contacting me. I had to remove my email contact long before the ad ended. Very expensive and Auto Trader don't seem to do anything about this problem. My car did sell, but not from this site. I cannot recommend using auto trader, as a private seller, until they address this serious issue. They do let you put up a good ad, but considering that it is online only it is very expensive. The site that the car sold from was free to… Read Full Review

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“Awful! ”

Written on: 05/10/2013 by GP123456 (2 reviews written)

Don't waste your money advertising on Autrotrader until they sort out their problems. I advertised in early October 2013 and I got five dangerous fraudulent contacts and no genuine buyers whatsoever. There is even an entire fake Autotrader website set up by fraudsters! I've never seen anything like it. I feel bad for Autotrader, it must be wrecking their business - but they shouldn't be charging me £45 to advertise while they cannot offer a genuine service. … Read Full Review

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“1 legitimate phonecall and 23 scam phonecalls....”

Written on: 05/10/2013

1 legitimate phonecall and 23 scam phonecalls. "Ohh.. yes Id love you to pay the full asking price of the car without you viewing it and Id be more than happy if you paid double and I sent you the balance in cash with the car. That sounds great!! " Or " you already have a friend with a shipping crate ready to go to Africa.. sure.. Ill accept a western union transfer" I would only recommend autotrader to anyone that wants their phone to ring at odd hours of the day and night and enjoys… Read Full Review

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“Targeted by scammers, terrible customer service ”

Written on: 20/08/2013 by Faz12 (1 review written)

I paid £48 for my advert for my car online for 3 weeks. Received approx 20 emails - none were genuine I knew this by phone numbers with 12 digits not 11 and people interested in my car...asking for a viewing....then 'forgetting' which car was mine, sending me a link to sign in so they could take my account details!! I replied to some as I didn't know how genuine they were, with no personal info included just general chat about arranging a viewing. They hacked my advert within 6 days!! Changed… Read Full Review

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“Pricey but hassle free. Sold!”

Written on: 08/08/2013

Sold my Ford Focus after 5 days of being on the site. The fee of £40 to post is a little steep but i found it to be worth it considering i hadn't gotten a single call from other sites such as gumtree. I think people expect to get more for their car then it's worth, put it up at a fair price and it will sell. 1st to view has a short test drive and gave cash on the spot. I had a friend with me to show i wouldn't accept troublemakers. I would recommend leaving your email address off and using… Read Full Review

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“COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY”

Written on: 02/08/2013 by Sharronwastedmoneyonautotrader (1 review written)

Nearly £50 for 3 weeks....Could not find the car listed. Checked by nearest to my post code..checked between £4k and £5k.....still not showing. 3 mobile phones, 2 laptops and a pc and non could find my car. Friends knew my car was on and they were looking and couldnt find it. (each time I editted the ad it showed for an hour or so) The only views were the ones we viewed!! one call....and that was me checking to make sure the phone number they allocated worked. To make matters worse, when… Read Full Review

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“Full of Spam & Hackers”

Written on: 10/07/2013

I placed an ad with Autotrader to sell my car, since day one I have received numerous texts and phishing emails from dodgy people/companies. I've reported one to Autotrader (they already knew about it) and just now I've received another 2 emails telling me I owe £45 for the placement of an ad for my vehicle. It turns out my account was hacked, my advert was changed as were my contact details. The hacker changed my ad to include his/her contact details and reduced the car value by around… Read Full Review

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“Sold in under 24 hours!”

Written on: 07/07/2013 by Steve61 (1 review written)

I put a 3 week advert in online and paid for a bigger ad with thumbnails at a total of £48 The ad went live at 6.30pm Saturday and I got a call at 11am the next day from a buyer who drove for 3 hours and paid a cash deposit there and then! The car was a Peugeot 3008 and I sold it for £1250 more than I'd been offered part exchange. I'm delighted with the result. I didn't opt for the telesafe option as I have heard bad reviews. But as it sold so quickly I wasn't bothered by any cold callers… Read Full Review

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“Too many scammers”

Written on: 02/07/2013 by amb2489 (1 review written)

The only replies I had be email were from scammers. I advertised my car twice with them and didn't get one genuine reply… Read Full Review

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