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  • Your industry Independent dealer
  • Dealership/company name Smartway Cars Ltd
  1. Sent a text out of courtesy to let Mr Prospectknow Mr ProspectRings againlast night and today. “Yes Mr Prospectthat BMW at £6995you were trying all day to get a discount on over the phone has been sold to Mr Customerlast night” “Sold?! But what did it sell for?!” I did of course sell for £6995, but I couldn’t help telling him I did a deal at £5400 Why do do they ask what it sold for?! Like they have some sort of right to know?!
  2. Bought a car on DA... wouldn’t allow short test drive?!

    The car in question had 3/4 tank of diesel in the pictures.... often a sign!
  3. Bought a car on DA... wouldn’t allow short test drive?!

    The good folks at Portsmouth VW...
  4. A first for me...! Anyone else had that issue before? Was told by the sales manager as if I was stupid; “you wouldn’t get to test drive the Bcaones” to which I replied that’s why I buy from DA so we can check they are what they are described as... Only an old Ford Focus from the Hampshire area but didn’t expect that and very suspicious of a car if they won’t let me drive it. Margins are tight - need to test drive surely?! not mentioned I can’t test drive on their advert either I walked away.... and know which garage to avoid now. I think I've bought over 150 cars through DA - never had that problem before!
  5. Dodge Nitro anyone?

    Sold for £4995 6 days after listing! I’m officially a nitro fan now...!
  6. Zuto - Referral fees?

    I’ve only done 2 deals with Zuto.. never been charged. both in 2018...
  7. Evening all, I’ve recently moved house and yardwhere I was storing some 16-20 cars. if anyone is interested in taking over the place - let me know. Just south of Farnham, Surrey - VERY SECURE
  8. Dodge Nitro anyone?

    It’s arrived!!! 58 plate, 85k, 2.8 CRD SXT in Silver. Auto, rear camera, very tidy car actually, not a notable mark to mention. Full body colour bumpers,Full history to 81k in late 2017. autotrader puts the retail value at £5613 im in a farnham, Surrey... offers welcome
  9. Taken in PX today... I seem to be attracting the unique at he moment.140k Miles, short MOT but seems to be in good working order... still packs a punch, in Silver and looking very respectable.Last owner since 2008. With a new ticket, what would you put the old girl up for?! I paid only £250 for her... just wondered if it’s my lucky day and I can expect a following?!
  10. Dodge Nitro anyone?

    Hold your horses lads - had a “something has come up and will be back in touch shortly” text. I’ll let you all know if I take this beast in, but I’m not holding my breath...
  11. Dodge Nitro anyone?

    2.8 CRD SXT in silver...
  12. Dodge Nitro anyone?

    Looks like I’m taking one in PX tomorrow... 58 plate, done 85k. subject to viewing and details - would anyone be interested in it?! It’s pretty much the complete opposite of what I like to stock
  13. Anyone else bought one and worked out well for them? noticed I spent £11k with movex last year...! £6k buys you a working truck and picking up half of those cars makes it a strong business case... i buy a lot off DA and BCA blackbushe (which is a pain to get to) of coursemy own time to get on with selling is important but I often wonder if fetching cars with one won’t take up that much time. interested to hear peoples thoughts and experiences....
  14. Low mileage cars attract odd people...

    It’s a ghia with full leather! Yours for £1800 if you want it...!
  15. Anyone else notice that?! Got a 55 plate fiesta, done 42k I took in PX.Great little car. £1800 My god... people asking 200 questions, people looking at 4 others, “getting insurance quotes”, “change in circumstances”, can no longer come and see it. ZERO ACTUAL VIEWINGS.. It’s a f**king tidy, fully working, long mot and full history fiesta mate, come see and buy it. It’s quite straight forward!!!