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Car Dealer Podcast: We chat to our head Used Car Awards mystery shopper about what stood out

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Car Dealer ended last week with the virtual glamour of the Used Car Awards – but our podcast managed to snag one of the most important people in the process as a special guest.

Following James’ disgust that I had tried to have my own mystery judge, he decided to bring on the head of the Used Car Awards mystery shopping team.

In this Podcast episode, James and I compete to choose the the best stories of the week with the help of our head mystery shopper ‘Joe’ who makes the final decision.

He also shares some of his views on the top stories of the week, and reflects on the judging process for this year’s Used Car Awards, noting the differences compared to previous years.

So far in our quiz of the week, James has won four times out of five. Listen now to find out if he can continue his winning streak.

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If you’d like to find out more about the stories mentioned in this podcast, there are links below to all of them in no particular order.

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Bank of England boss predicts sharp bounce back to the economy in summer

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Industry has reasons to be cheerful but challenges still lie ahead

Some car dealers still offering test drives during lockdown 3 despite 90 per cent saying they’re ‘morally wrong’

Vertu Motors issues ‘remarkable’ performance update as it expects to exceed year-end profit forecasts

Businesses are more confident about the future than they have been for seven years, survey reveals

Tesla recalls 135,000 cars in US over touchscreen software faults

Audi director: High levels of savings and low levels of debt could see ‘revenge buying’ customers flood back to market

Rollout of EV charging points ‘must increase five-fold’ before 2030 ban on petrol and diesel vehicles

Are car dealers allowed to offer test drives during lockdown 3? Confusion mounts over legality of test drives

Emergency call fault sees Kia issue recall for new Sorento models

Hendy appoints King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp as Land Rover ambassador

Buyers are comfortable spending more on used cars online in lockdown 3

Rebecca Chaplin's avatar

Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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