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Auto Trader valuations hit 770,000 during January

MORE than three quarters of a million valuations were made by consumers on Auto Trader in January. Over 770,000 valuations were sought by consumers to guide them on their vehicle’s potential worth, more than the 570,000 used car transactions that took place in the month. The strong take-up comes as research suggests buyers trust Auto Trader to

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What a busy Sunday! Dealerships hand over dozens of 15-plate cars

SO how was March 1st for you? Dealerships up and down the country enjoyed a frenzied spell of activity as customers arrived to pick up their new 15-plate cars yesterday. One dealership to get in touch with us was Vauxhall outlet Bristol Street Motors of Crosshills near Keighley, West Yorkshire. Branch manager Chris Catterall sent us a

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Motorpoint named one of the best mid-sized companies to work for

MOTORPOINT has been named one of the top 100 best mid-sized companies to work for in 2015. The UK’s leading car supermarket was awarded the prestigious honour for the first time ever by The Sunday Times at a special awards evening at Battersea Evolution in central London. Motorpoint was ranked 92nd overall in the list of top

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CAP joins forces with Carcliq.co.uk

VALUATION experts CAP today announced a partnership with car sales website Carcliq.co.uk The idea is to bring together buyers with dealers. The deal will give consumers free access to CAP’s valuation service, as long as they submit their personal details. This data will be passed to dealers of new and used cars, who already work with CarCliq,

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Diamonds are Ford-ever… and yours for just £1m

DON’T tell Katie Price, but there’s a new bit of bling available for the girl who has everything… If you’re not sure what to buy the love of your life to put a bit of sparkle back into your relationship, how about… a diamond-encrusted Ford Kuga. Jennings Ford Direct spent two months – and more money than

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New partnerships help Black Horse report record results

BLACK HORSE, one of the UK’s leading motor finance providers and part of Lloyds Banking Group, has reported year-on-year net lending growth of 45 per cent to £6.8billion in 2014, its strongest year yet. This growth was driven by new partnerships including Jaguar Land Rover and overall strong performance across the underlying business. Black Horse also added

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Honda looking forward to ‘rebirth’ in 2015

AFTER some lean years, Honda is coming out fighting in 2015. The manufacturer has not had a lot to shout about recently, failing to launch new models while rival groups were making a big noise with exciting new vehicles. But that is about to change. In an exclusive interview with Car Dealer Magazine – which will feature at

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Top Gear in spat with shadow transport minister

SEEMS as if Top Gear and presenter Jeremy Clarkson have  been caught up in another controversy… Labour’s transport chief Michael Dugher started it by saying Clarkson was ‘basically an idiot’. The presenter hit back on Twitter to say he was glad the MP didn’t like the programme, and added: ‘We don’t make it for people who wear

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Suspended jail term for dishonest dealer who clocked cars

A CAR dealer who removed more than 750,000 miles from the odometers of vehicles he sold via the internet has been given a suspended jail sentence. An investigation by Northamptonshire trading standards officers resulted in Gershorn Hatinawedu, 39, who ran a workshop in Geddington Road, Corby, being charged with 17 counts of fraud, according to a

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