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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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★★★★★

“First class service”

Written on: 11/10/2019 by Patsandeds (1 review written)

Bought auto Hyundai i10 from arrow car sales grays essex.today.excellent condition very low mileage. Fantastic value.owner helped with all paper work.even done tax online.the most helpful genuine honest car dealer I have ever met.part exchanged my car for a very good price..very friendly staff.no pushy sales talk.would highly recommended this family run business..as a female buying her own car feel very confident that I wasnt being ripped off..thank you.love my new little car… Read Full Review

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“Autotrader is supporting criminal activity of Car sales”

Written on: 24/03/2018 by MrsLynfield (2 reviews written)

I contacted Autotrader about a dealer (Carpoint, bolton) and his aggressive, bullying nature. They have been many many reviews where consumers have experienced this and autotrader have removed my review on their page about the garage… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely terrible experience”

Written on: 16/01/2018 by Dragonville (1 review written)

Absolutely terrible experience. We are trade sellers and thought we would try out the Autotrader platform to see if we got any response. The preview of our advert was absolutely spot on and we were very happy, so we proceeded and paid, but the actual live advert is shockingly different. No option to allow customers to contact us by email, no business name showing, very basic info, nothing like what the preview of the advert looks like! When questioned I was told that if I wanted the features… Read Full Review

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“Dodgy dealer's best friend”

Written on: 07/08/2017

I wrote a negative review of a dealer on the Auto Trader website. Everything I wrote was factual and honest. The dealer posted a reply and practically every sentence was a lie. I emailed Auto Trader with all the proof I had provided to Trading Standards and the Small Claims Court to show that the dealer response was untrue (dated receipts, dated breakdown reports, dated phone call logs etc) and asked that they remove the dealer's reply because it was misleading and dishonest. Auto Trader… Read Full Review

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Written on: 01/12/2017

Horrible carry on, we lost faith in them a long time ago.
Used to sell a lot of our caravan stock on their but just became too expensive.
We use another company instead now. Free too.

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★★★★★

“GREAT CARS,GREAT PRICES & GREAT PEOPLE”

Written on: 11/07/2017 by rwtpictures (1 review written)

Great car's ,great prices and great people I found the Jaguar I had been searching for at Westwell jones - the Jaguar Specialist, Nr Farnborough.Take a look at their website or give them a call - for my money they are TOP DRAWER … Read Full Review

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“To expensive ”

Written on: 24/03/2017 by Mylat51 (1 review written)

Advertising is to expensive with Autotrader they do not help any dealers they only rip them off… Read Full Review

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“ GREED!! VERY EXPENSIVE TO ADVERTISE AND CONTROLLING”

Written on: 17/03/2017 by Smithdf37 (1 review written)

THE HAVE THE WHOLE MARKET AND THEY KNOW IT!! DICTATOR THEY NEED A PROPER COMPETITOR. VERY CONTROLLING AS AN ADVERTISER WITH THEM… Read Full Review

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“Slow response times”

Written on: 02/01/2017 by Dillan1952 (1 review written)

Trying to search for a car, having to wait up to 10 seconds for the page to finally load a page and/or the filters. Set a filter, go away & make a cup of tea, it might have made it's mind up by then. Set another filter, time for another cup of tea. Very frustrating and only have the problem here. Apart from that, best range of cars around… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great car and service ”

Written on: 10/12/2016 by Akarikari (2 reviews written)

I was supplied a volkswagen passat at autotrader. Went all the way to durham from london and it was definitely worth it to be sold a nice car from a good lad buying a car fron autotrader has been a great experience and would certainley recommend it to family and friends who are looking to purchase a car for a fair price. So pleased… Read Full Review

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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 (4 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 (4 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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