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Trading up...?

AdvantagesChoice, easily navigated, availability of reviews and car related links

Disadvantagestoo much choice..!

"Since landing myself a new job opportunity 55 miles away (nice career development move!) I have been on the car buying merry go round with a vengeance. Obviously for that distance both fuel economy and comfort are of utmost importance and I am looking for something quite rare - notably a diesel automatic vehicle, budget was stretching to a 3-5yr old vehicle depending on how prestigious a model I elected for, and low mileage was a factor - as I will ..." Read review
18.10.2007

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So You Want More Choice Diamond review

AdvantagesHUGE choice of vehicles. GREAT search facility

DisadvantagesNone that I experienced

"~ ~ As most of you are already probably aware, I am a taxi-driver here in the Fair City of Dublin, Ireland for the past seven years or so. And any of you who have read my car reviews will also be aware of my obvious attachment to Nissan motor cars. In July 1999, I found myself on the lookout for a replacement for my trusty 1991 Nissan Bluebird, which was long past due for an honourable retirement. I had a notion that I could just possibly manage ..." Read review
08.12.2000

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Community Level 4MikeWhalley

MikeWhalley

Wanna buy a car mate...

AdvantagesEasy, full of features

DisadvantagesCan be slow and search doesn't work 100% of the time

"...of this kind - making Autotrader.co.uk the only online used car showroom you need ever visit when looking for a second-hand car. ..." Read review
25.05.2001

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Community Level 5cabletow

cabletow

The tool of the eighties in a new and useful guise

Advantagesexpansive data base

DisadvantagesNone really

"Autotrader is an icon of the eighties that has moved into the new century with grace and skill. This is not through active management but it has been driven by market forces and as such it has survived. Both a magazine and a website, it is dedicated to the sole aim of selling cars and car accessories to the Great British public and it does this very successfully. The website is found at www.autotrader.co.uk . It has a search facility that allows ..." Read review
18.05.2002

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Community Level 6bazza1603

bazza1603

The best way to sell your car privately

AdvantagesNice quick website.

DisadvantagesNothing if it sells your car.

"Ive been a fan of the autotrader since I started using the magazine back in the dark ages when I was 18.Ive tried a lot of different ways to selling cars, via free and local papers, agencys , and local shop windows.The one that Ive had the most success out of by a long way is the Autotrader.I how this as I always ask the person whom have bought the car where they saw it advertised, so I know where to look advertise in the future. I have to say ..." Read review
28.01.2001

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Community Level 1primetime

primetime

Useful if you know what you want

Advantagesgreat for finding a car to buy

Disadvantagesneed to know exactly what you want

"This is a really quick and painless way to find a new or used car its worthwile noting the following tips for searching the dattabase because its not that easy to browse around if you are not sure what model of car you want to buy. Definately register, as you can look for a particular model number (ie. GL GLX etc) and you can look for a particular mileage and age. And don't bother if you don't least know the make of the car and model of the car that ..." Read review
31.07.2000

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Community Level 2sillygilly

sillygilly

Find Your Perfect Partner

AdvantagesFast search engine

DisadvantagesNone

"If you want to find your perfect partner, that is your perfect car. The place to check out is the Auto Trader web site. What ever make or model you are looking for, you are sure to find the perfect match on this site. Through this site, you can search for new and used cars. If you are looking for a new car, the site will help you find the right car, if you enter price, fuel and gearbox, it will narrow down your choices. Once you have found a ..." Read review
17.06.2001

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Community Level 1Fisher

Fisher

Excellent Site

AdvantagesEasy to use, massive database

Disadvantages???

"Anyone who is looking to buy a used car should visit the autotrader website. It has a massive database and contains thousands of cars. It is also extremely easy to use and sophisticated. You can specify various options to narrow the search down to your ideal car, right down to the colour. Another good feature of this website is that you can limit the distance of the cars it lists. You also get a good idea of what price you should be paying as there ..." Read review
21.07.2000

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Community Level 2blockidge

blockidge

Autotrader internet service benefits

AdvantagesHuge target market

DisadvantagesHad to contact them to remind them to get the car put on to the internet

"I am not a regular reader of Autotrader, or any other car sales magazines or publications. However, I have always assumed that the best way to sell a car or buy a second hand one is through the Autotrader. I advertised my car, priced a little too high and with few details (In my heart of hearts I didnt want to sell it but I had to !!) and the photographer came round. By that thursday, my car was advertised in the correct section, and looked ..." Read review
25.08.2001

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Community Level 3elvina

elvina

A great site to get information on and buy cars

AdvantagesLots of information and cars

DisadvantagesParkers does not have all car models listed

"We were recently looking for a new car and looked at this site quite a lot. Apart from giving you listing for cars, new and 2nd hand, that are for sale throughout the country, you specify how close to home you want to look it also gives you listings of the cars that suit your needs if you do not have a particular model in mind. There is a questionnaire that asks you about your needs such as the size of car, price etc and then it suggests models that ..." Read review
27.07.2000

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Community Level 2forzaf1

forzaf1

Easy to use

Advantagesmakes looking for a car simple

Disadvantagesnone

"This site is very easy to find what you want. Just enter the type of car you want and the area you are living in and it will search for that car within a certain amount of miles. It lists all the cars that are listed in the magazine and those with pictures are placed in colour on the site. Only problem with that is sometimes you will end up with say a Ford Sierra picture in with a Peugeot 306 section. You can view the results in many ways ..." Read review
05.09.2000

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Community Level 2JAY78

JAY78

Loadscars but not such a quick service.

AdvantagesGood site

DisadvantagesToo slow and out of date

"Autotrader.co.uk is a brilliant way to find yourself a new car. For example. I have just come into the market to relive my early 20's by buying an old Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI like I used to own. Great fun for the summer and a good restoration project for the Winter. I logged on and was immediately impressed with the site. Easy to navigate and find what you want. Its all broken down into sections such as cars, cans, boats ,caravans,etc. The cars section ..." Read review
29.05.2001

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Community Level 6WAD1-2-3

WAD1-2-3

Best place to buy a car

Advantagesexcellent web site to buy cars

Disadvantagesnavigation

" If you want to buy a car look no further. This is one of the best web sites for buying and selling cars. Every Thursday when the car magazine comes out, the web site is updated with all the cars. If you want to buy a car it couldn’t be easier. First of all you have to sign up and become a member which is easy. Then put the car details you are looking for in the ‘advanced search’ and your matches will be found. You will then get brief description ..." Read review
21.12.2000

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Community Level 3Toria

Toria

A Superb Site For All

AdvantagesEasy to use, clear, up to date

DisadvantagesNone

"The first place my husband visits when he accesses the Web is Auto Trader. This site is excellent whether you are actively looking for a car or just browsing. The searches are easy to follow and the site is quick to download. There are usually pictures of the cars and good descriptions. The site also offers finance, insurance, Parkers Price Guide and much more. Whether you know what car you are looking for, or whether you are simply trying to get ..." Read review
24.07.2000

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Community Level 5begum

begum

Are you looking for a car

Advantagesexcellent wenbsite

Disadvantagescan be slow at times

"...not look at this site, Autotrader.co.uk is fantastic for buying selling cars. Every Thursday they have the latest cars for sale, they have such a huge range, all you need to do is fill a search in so it is personalised, so they can search for cars that are near you. Then they gave you matches, and with photos, and since many of you have twenty four Internet access, you don’t need to go to the shop to buy the magazine the phone numbers ..." Read review
28.02.2001

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