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With over 1,500 cars in stock we are the South West's largest independent used car supermarket.

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“All their cars are faulty!”

published 25/07/2006

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I wish I had read the reviews on here before I purchased a car from Bristol Trade Centre. I am so streesed and upset by the experience I am starting to feel ill! I have had the car 3 months, it has been back to them 3 times for the same problem and its still not fixed. The car is at present sat...

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Very good at making the sale

Crap after sales

I bought a VW Golf GTi from BTC recently. I was encouraged to part ex my old car and take this one home the same day as the salesman would earn extra commission. This suited me at the time and I arranged to take the car back up (130 mile round trip) to have the cambelt service, valet! etc done...

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“unhappy”

published 27/07/2005

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I would like to inform you about BRISTOL TRADE CENTRE. Few weeks ago I bought a car from them, and basically, I can say that is my worse experience as a customer since I am living in this country. as I discover in the internet that I am not the only one who is not happy about them. To be honnest...

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“Read the paperwork carefully”

published 08/07/2007

Some of their cars are not that bad

Run by ruthless, lying, arrogant management

I must be honest, we are delighted with our new Vectra and it is running very well, however the experience getting there has been somewhat stressful. We were offered £2000 part exchange, which we were not happy with so we walked away. A salesman actually chased us out to our car and offered us...

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“Don't Get Sucked In!!!”

published 01/10/2003

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Dodgy vehicles sold, appauling customer service, v...

I bought a car from BTC that cost £5000.00. It was only 2 years old with 21,000 miles on the clock. The salesman promised the earth to me. If I left the car with them for two weeks before I collected it they would sort various things out such as filling in a scratch on the paintwork, new wheel...

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Dodgy reputation, hard sell

BTC has had some terrible reviews on ciao, but my experience with them was ok. I bought a Ford Fiesta LX for £6400 (screen price £7000) and it's just gone in for its 1st service since I've had it. Nothing bad to report, the car is fine. I did get a hard sell at the centre, but that's pretty much...

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published 10/07/2007

rubbish,rubbish,rubbish pushy sales people get you signing paper work after paper work no time to read it ,they quckly read out bits out they say are important make out they are doing you a favour by throwing in free parts and labour for signing today. get home to find parts and labour has cost over £2000 !!! no after sales service whats so ever!! dont buy a car from here its a rip off!!!

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Excellent

published 22/02/2008

Reading these reviews does not surprise me because of the way Bristol Trade Centre was ran, the good news is that in August 2007 their was a New Managing Director who taken over and has made drastic changes to a lot of things, there is now vehicles bought from suppliers which are better condition, better mileage and warranties issued to each sale. Professional Sales executives are now in place and there is a better friendly atmosphere. There is now a main aftersales department in which problems are quickly solved. All round Bristol Trade Centre is now a very professional place to buy a decent car at low cost.

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published 06/05/2008

Purchased a Renault Clio from BTC in May 2007 for £4000. Since day 1 they have proved unhelpful, taking several weeks to get the MOT certificate to me, then claiming they could not find the service history, which they now claim they never had. Subsequently failed to fix a recurring problem with the car claiming it was not covered by their warranty. Never return phone calls and have been extremely unhelpful at every step of the process. Now stand to lose over £2000 on the sale of this car due to the lack of service history

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“ABSOLUTELY SAW US COMING”

published 06/10/2007

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I do wish I'd have read these reviews before I went there and got totally ripped off! The whole set up is a fake! When we wanted to secure a car on finance the salesman laughed at us wanting to borrow from the bank, he assured us if we took finance from them it would be cheaper interest rates...

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“Completely Ripped Off”

published 25/08/2005

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Not being from the bristol area, we didnt know about BTC's terrible rep,we went down there and seen a £11.000 car, we was offered £5000 for ours and left a £1000 deposit, later to recieve a phone call telling us the car is now £12000 and they can only give us £3500 for our car but wont give...

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“Avoid like the plague!”

published 04/07/2005

Lots of (questionable) choice

No aftersales service, prone to stealing (allegedl...

I can honestly say I have never had such a hellish car buying experience. I purchased a car in December. Within 1 mile of leaving the showroom the engine management light came on. After repeatedly trying to get them to fix this with no success, I paid to have the problem fixed myself. Cost: £260...

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If you are considering buying from these people,DON'T...I got taken in by them and am now bordering on small claims court with them. They will appear to be caring, helpful and extremely efficient when you approach them, they will suck you in, brainwash you and once you've signed and 'accepted'...

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“Rip Off Merchants”

published 11/06/2006

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I went to BTC not seeing any reviews - i wish I had. Salesmen were pushy and didnt give me chance to breath! They took £1100 off me as deposit for a car on credit. I changed my mind and cancelled the agreement the next day (hadnt even got the car yet) and they refused to refund the deposit. When...

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“My new Vauxhall Corsa”

published 11/12/2012

Had plenty of cars to choose from

Can't think of any

I just collected my new 61 plate corsa yesterday, and I love it. Every one at Lookers Trade Centre Bristol was very helpful. The finance was quick and painless, well as much as it could of been! I spent most of the afternoon yesterday driving it and its great! Thanks a bunch! I was going to get a...

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