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Dealership supplies family firm with its 100th Hilux

A TOYOTA dealership in Truro, Cornwall, has provided a local construction and agricultural services firm with its 100th Hilux. Family firm WH Bond & Sons has been using Toyota Hiluxes for 21 years. And there will be no stopping them now they have reached three figures: the company plans to continue ordering three more of the

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Bristol Street Motors toasts employee on 30 years of service

BRISTOL Street Motors Ford Worcester has helped one of its colleagues celebrate 30 years of loyal service. Pete Brampton, 53, joined Bristol Street Motors in 1984, starting work at the original dealership in Birmingham before moving to Worcester in 2009. Working as a used car sales executive Brampton estimates he has sold more than 6,000 cars. He believes

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Controversial car dealer drove while disqualified

A CONTROVERSIAL car dealer has avoided a driving ban, despite taking to the road while disqualified. Richard Burbage admitted the offence but magistrates in Fareham, Hampshire, just fined him and added six points to his licence. Burbage, of Donkey Lane, Botley, said he had been aware of an earlier 28-day disqualification but not the six-month ban he

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Construction well under way on new London VW showroom

CONSTRUCTION of a flagship new Volkswagen showroom in West London, next to an elevated section of the M4, is well under way. Once the new outlet opens in November, customers will be able to access the premises from a car park on the ground floor, from where they will go up to the first-level showroom. There is space

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Most Cambria customers visit Motors.co.uk first, figures show

MORE than half of Cambria’s customers purchasing a new or used car from one of its dealerships had searched on Motors.co.uk prior to making a decision, latest figures show. Internal sales attribution analysis has demonstrated that the Motors.co.uk network is now firmly established as a key marketing partner for the Cambria Group. Ian Godbold, marketing and CRM

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New Yaris: We’ve listened to dealers, says Toyota

ALL concerns that Toyota dealers have raised about the outgoing version of the Yaris supermini have been addressed with the arrival of the new car. That’s according to Nick Higgs, UK brand manager for the Japanese manufacturer, who said that dealers had had an opportunity to air their views during the new Yaris’s developmental process. And although

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BMW recalls 1.6m 3 Series cars due to faulty airbags

GERMAN giant BMW is recalling 1.6m 3 Series models worldwide due to faulty passenger airbags. The recall affects the E46 3 Series (pre-predecessor generation) built between May 1999 and August 2006 and is due to ‘potential problems with gas generators that may rupture’. Of those 1.6m cars affected, some 189,000 are in the UK. In a statement, BMW

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Work starts on Infiniti’s 10th new dealership in the UK

THE first steps have now been taken towards the opening of Infiniti Centre Newcastle as the refurbishment of the former Honda dealership commenced at the Silverlink Retail Park site this week. Robert Forrester CEO of Vertu Motors PLC, Norma Redfearn, elected Mayor of North Tyneside and Jarvis Simpson UK Infiniti Northern Europe franchising manager were on

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CAP reveals the true cost of depreciation

MONEY lost by British motorists in car value depreciation ranged from around £4,000 to nearly £200,000 over the past three years, according to newly revealed figures. Independent car cost experts CAP Automotive identified every type of car sold new in July 2011 and calculated their secondhand value in today’s market, with 60,000 miles on the clock. Its

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