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Nobody wants the hassle

There appear to be increasing numbers of people deciding that car ownership has just simply become too expensive. What with the rise in VAT, ever increasing fuel charges, retail price hikes and even rises in the cost of insurance and vehicle excise duty has meant that many people have just decided enough is enough. The […]

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If only they sold cars…

The various challenges facing dealers this year are well documented but the customer experience is seen by many as the key to keeping ahead of the competition. Many dealer groups are investing heavily in training for sales personnel and a good number are meeting the aftersales challenge by acknowledging the need for more sales oriented […]

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We all want the same thing

With used cars likely to be in short supply this year and prices rising as a result, dealers could well be looking at a return to the days of buy backs and self registrations to generate used car stock. The last time we were at this stage it nearly caused the whole business to go […]

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When is a great deal not a great deal?

I have heard lots of sorry stories over the years about buyers who thought they had nabbed themselves a bargain but which later turned out to be a nightmare. We still hear on an almost daily basis in the trade of well intentioned husbands and partners who think it would be a great idea and […]

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Buoyant auctions pushing up prices

As usual the auctions are jam packed with buyers pushing prices into no man’s land, even though popular opinion says that this is not due to any pent up retail demand. It is far more likely that trade buyers are looking to restock for the new year and retail customers are looking at the extra […]

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