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Out now: Car Dealer 189 features DVLA’s £1m trade plate blunder, UK’s most profitable dealers and more!

Our latest interactive and digital edition of the magazine is free to read AND download!

Time 10:11 am, November 21, 2023

The new edition of Car Dealer is out now – and it’s packed with news, views, reviews and features!

Issue 189 is free to read and download – here’s a sample to whet your appetite…


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Which dealers in the UK make the most money? Find out here in our new Top 100 list of the most profitable dealerships. Plus, we get insights from sponsor Heycar and list compiler UHY Hacker Young.

We’ve also got an exclusive on how the DVLA has had to pay out more than £1m after overcharging trade plate holders.

Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2023

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With just a few days to go now until this year’s Car Dealer Used Car Awards, sponsored by Black Horse, find out who’s made the final cut to be a winner or be highly commended.

The big night takes place on Monday, November 27 at The Brewery in London and will be hosted once again by TV’s Mr Wheeler Dealer – the one and only Mike Brewer!

There’ll be full picture coverage of the event in the next edition of the magazine.


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Car Dealer associate editor James Batchelor and motoring writer Jack Evans were given the keys to three new cars to put to the test for this month’s magazine.

Find out what they thought of Volvo’s new baby electric SUV the EX30, Chinese carmaker Nio’s bid for the same sector with its EL6, and Renault’s updated Clio.


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Car Dealer editor-in-chief James Baggott found some truly weird and wacky vehicles when he went to this year’s Tokyo Mobility Show! We present his highlights of the event.

Christmas is coming (if you hadn’t already noticed), so our regular Cool Stuff page focuses on possible gifts to make a big impression.


CD 189 Columnists

  • Our popular mystery columnist Big Mike recalls the days of paper tax discs that allowed for a tidy little loophole for car dealers
  • Meanwhile, James Batchelor reckons Amazon’s forthcoming foray into car sales shouldn’t be dismissed


CD 189 Round ups

Our news digest has a crop of the biggest automotive industry stories in bite-size pieces. To read them in full, simply click on the boxes!

There are business and supplier updates as well, plus a look at what car manufacturers have been up to recently.

Also inside…

In our regular finance section, First Response digital marketer Richard Pygott sounds the alarm about a Financial Conduct Authority consultation on financial promotions via social media.

All this is just a taster of what’s in issue 189 of Car Dealer – which you can read and download for free via Issuu.

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Car Dealer has been covering the motor trade since 2008 as both a print and digital publication. In 2020 the title went fully digital and now provides daily motoring updates on this website for the car industry. A digital magazine is published once a month.

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