News wins award

Time 10 years ago, the UK’s fastest growing car sales website, is celebrating after winning a major award.

The website has won the title of ‘Best Online Car Sales Portal 2011’ by the Institute of Transport Management (ITM).

Praised for its credible and extensive stock displays and user friendliness, the judges also commended on its Google-inspired ‘payment by results’ model, where dealers can list their entire fleet for free and only pay when enquiry ‘click throughs’ to the dealers’ website are received. Private sellers can also list their car for a flat fee of £15.

Speaking about the award, which was voted for by car dealers, Patrick Sheedy, media and PR director for the ITM, said: ‘The consensus amongst users of the site is that it rates highly across the board and that it gets the job done. Whether you want to buy a second hand car or sell 50 of them, the site is easy to navigate, well visited and filled with extra useful features.

‘Netcars has demonstrated its commitment to customer experience and the ITM is confident that it will go from strength to strength over the coming years. Congratulations to the entire team!”

Reg Rix, managing director at, said: ‘As a motoring portal, it’s encouraging to hear that dealers not only rate our website, but value the additional features in place, such as our advice forum and blogs section.

‘We wanted to do things differently when we launched and this recognition from dealers shows that our model is working for the market.’


As part of the awards process Netcars will attend the prestigious awards ceremony in London later this year.

James Batchelor's avatar

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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