The front cover of Car Dealer issue 158The front cover of Car Dealer issue 158

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Car Dealer issue 158: Steven Eagell, Reopenings reactions, 2020’s most depreciating used cars

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You could almost hear the sighs of relief from dealers across the UK as they reopened their doors after the latest lockdown restrictions were eased and we’ve got exclusive reactions in the new Car Dealer.

Issue 158 is full of automotive industry goodness. Here’s a taste of what you can find in the latest interactive and free digital edition of the magazine…

Investigations

Car Dealer 158 investigations

Didn’t they do well? Or not, as the case may be. We shine the spotlight on successes and failures this month – the manufacturers that performed stormingly during 2021’s first-quarter lockdown and the used cars that, sadly, lost the most value in 2020.

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Interview

Car Dealer 158 interview and reopening

Where Eagell dares… In an exclusive interview with Car Dealer, the eponymous boss of Steven Eagell Group tells us how he’s managed to develop and expand his business to become Europe’s largest dealer partner for Toyota and Lexus – not to mention being one of the UK’s most profitable.

In a four-page exclusive, we also hear from dealers and manufacturers as they give us their thoughts on showrooms and forecourts finally being able to reopen.

Forecourt

Car Dealer 158 forecourts

Motoring writers Jack Evans and Ted Welford slide into the driving seats of cover star the new Volkswagen Golf R plus BMW’s 128ti and Suzuki’s first model to spring from its partnership with Toyota: the Across. What were their verdicts?

Columns

Car Dealer 158 columnists

Car Dealer founder James Baggott has a thing or two to say about estate agents and their questionable sales ‘techniques’, which are worlds apart from what can be deemed as acceptable – is it any wonder they rank so low in people’s estimation?

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Big Mike has some incredible tales to tell about various items that he and other dealers have found in cars they’ve acquired to sell on. We’re talking sex (probably), drugs (definitely) and – somewhat alarmingly – handguns.

Meanwhile, automotive retail consultant James Litton is saddened at how the franchised sector has changed over the years – to the extent that he’s seeking new-old pastures.

Round-ups

Car Dealer 158 round-ups

Our four-page digest is bursting with news nuggets from across the automotive spectrum – and if you want to read the full story for any, all you have to do is click on them – that’s the wonder of digital publishing!

We also bring you news from the business world plus the supplier sector, as well as looking at what interviewees have been saying on Car Dealer Live. In addition, there’s our regular round-up of what manufacturers have been up to.

This is all just a taster of what’s available in our fantastic, free, 56-page edition, which is available to read via Issuu.

How to read the magazine

The easiest way to access it all is by clicking on the digital magazine at the top of this page.

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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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