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robocop79
Old 14-01-2010, 2:06 AM
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Hi all,

Does anyone have any direct experience of Keighley Trade Centre in West Yorkshire?

I tend to browse Auto Trader during my lunch break and notice they seem to have some decent prices on their cars... However, when I've searched the web for feedback I've found largeley negative comments about them which is obviously a concern.

I'm wondering if this is just a case of people only posting about their bad encounters or is it a case of there really being nothing good to say about them?

In a couple of months I'll be on the lookout for a new car and obviously no one wants to buy a used car from a dodgy dealer [and in no way am I suggesting KTC are], so I'd appreciate to hear any ones comments who has bought from there!

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Old 14-01-2010, 8:32 AM
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I've personally never used them but a very good friend of mine was looking for a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo not too long ago and the feedback he got through ownrs groups on them was not positive at all. I would workon the basis of there must be a reason behind the bad feedbak and seein as there are many may more oth dealers out there i'd give them a wide berth.
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Old 14-01-2010, 11:16 AM
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Hmmmm - cheap for a reason then!
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Old 14-01-2010, 11:29 AM
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Their name comes up quite a bit on a Forum I frequent - 2 Words "Barge Pole".

How they are still in business after some of the things I've read I'll never know - People not doing their homework or drawn in by the cheap prices I guess.

The cars are cheap for a reason....
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Old 14-01-2010, 11:48 AM
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Oh God, just do a Google about them. They buy cheap shiiit, roll it in glitter, and sell it on.

Steer well clear.
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Old 14-01-2010, 11:53 AM
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I've been to see a few cars there over the years because as you've discerened they do seem to be value for money. However in the flesh they've never lived up to expectations from the advert.

Always struck me as somewhat of a cowboy outfit, if you have a look through their stock list you can draw your own stereotypes.

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Old 14-01-2010, 11:58 AM
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I'm wondering if this is just a case of people only posting about their bad encounters
This the problem with all reviews, you get the vociferous minority who will damn a product or company for the smallest of reasons. You aslo have to accept that folk are more likely to post a bad review than a good one.

So you really have to put any review into some sort of context ie against the company/products peers.

I base a lot of my descisions on reviews and try to read between the lines and find ones that are balanced..........can be tricky though.
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Old 14-01-2010, 12:38 PM
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This the problem with all reviews, you get the vociferous minority who will damn a product or company for the smallest of reasons. You aslo have to accept that folk are more likely to post a bad review than a good one.

So you really have to put any review into some sort of context ie against the company/products peers.

I base a lot of my descisions on reviews and try to read between the lines and find ones that are balanced..........can be tricky though.
While I agree with the point you are trying to get across, with some companies you should stay well clear.

Quotes from some reviews (of which there are many!!)

"Went to buy a car and was told I had to buy it to test drive it..."

"my mate paid 12000 for a "mint" evo 6. a few years back, one of the more silly defects found when it went to scoobyclinic was an indicator being held in with an elastic band. one of the more serious was a bent chassis!"

"not sure what its like now but went over a couple of years ago saw two cars on forecourt with same number plate on"

"got a supra and had nothing but trouble with it, spent almost 4 months in a garage getting rebuilt before it actually ran right, it was a mess of bodges etc and they got nothing but abuse when they tried to use the 'warranty' KTC gave them"
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Old 16-01-2010, 12:13 AM
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Thanks for the advice.

Yeah I agree, every retailer gets some bad publicity and unhappy customers... and most people are far likely to complain rather than praise! However with this place they do seem to have a few too many horror stories for my liking.

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Old 16-01-2010, 8:57 AM
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This lot should be on stage judging by their oneliners.
From the Supra Owners site;

Well I was in desperate need of a good laugh so I decided to take a trip down to see the good old folks at KTC.

By far the funniest car there was this dodge viper.

http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/www...00812306151019

The problems and KTC's excuses were hilarious to say the least, now where do I start.

Me: The paint work is scratched, dented and very very poor
KTC: Most of it will buff out

Me: I can fit my whole hand in between the bonnet and headlight
KTC: The last owner did that to aid cooling

Me: This headlight (the other one) is loose and wobbles
KTC: It's just a broken clip, 2 to fix

Me: The bumper doesn't line up to the bonnet
KTC: Probably just a broken clip again, cheap fix

Me: The door card is falling off.
KTC: we fixed the window and haven't got round to putting it back on properly

Me: Parts of the steering wheel are peeling and falling off.
KTC: it's expected when the car has been kept in hot conditions

To be honest I didn't even bother looking under the bonnet, this thing had blatantly been in a front end smash and not repaired properly.


So remember, if your ever feeling down just grab a buddy and take a trip down to KTC.
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Old 17-01-2010, 10:13 PM
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How they are still in business after some of the things I've read I'll never know -
Because the reason they exist is not to sell cars, but a front for something else. Same reason there are about 50 Accident Management companies in Keighley, no small town can be that accident prone!
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Old 20-01-2010, 6:55 PM
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Stay well away from KTC !

They have a terrible reputation on the car forum I frequent: http://www.lancerregister.com
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Same reason there are about 50 Accident Management companies in Keighley, no small town can be that accident prone!
It's actually 2 accident management companies - 48 are fraud management !
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Old 23-01-2010, 1:54 AM
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Thanks everybody, I know I never started this thread, but there`s 3 cars there on the trader that look tidy in the pictures at a decent price and I was going to pop down for a gander soon as prices up here for the same car is a bit higher but the replies here have saved me a 320 mile round trip.
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Old 23-01-2010, 7:40 AM
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They're similarly slated on the Impreza owners club forums I frequent- message is to avoid at all costs.
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Old 02-04-2011, 9:15 PM
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Just a quick note on these people, AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.
Went down to see a motor, had previously rung to ask them about the condition of the car which they said was in perfect condition.
Got to the garage and the car was up on ramps so couldn't been driven to be tested.
Had driven 140 miles so they could have rung me before to tell me that there was a problem. On inspection of the car it was in a very sorry state, scuffs on the front bumper, a ripped seat, various knocks and bumps in the doors. Not the car that described on the phone.
My wife gave 100 payment over the phone to secure the car which was not stated as non refundable (you learn by your mistakes).
When we got back from the garage where the car was being fixed we had a look at 2 others cars of the same make and model, when looking at the first one the bodywork looked ok, just had slight scratches which could be buffed out if needed, then we noticed that the window had a crack right across the window and on further inspection of the interior the front seat had something stained on it and it had gone MOULDY,
So we started looking at other motors, Audi A3 S Line looked nice but on further inspection again there was faults again like an inch of rubber hanging off the tyre because it had been kerbed. The tyres also would not pass an MOT (less than 3mm).
When told that we wasn't interested in any of the cars they changed completely, would not pay 100 back even though it was false what they had said over the phone,when asked for their terms and conditions they said they didn't have one and that I would have to write to their legal team (thought Dick Turpin was dead).
They was rude and very clever towards us resulting in me ready to blow my top and my wife getting very upset by it all.
Read a few things after making the 100 deposit, all was bad apart from one reply on a thread, so me being me decided to make my own mind up and they all turned out to be true.
Hope you read this with caution (so much for the quick note).

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Old 02-05-2011, 1:36 AM
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Kiethley trade centre!

Ive had the same problems, bought a saxo vtr 4 days ago and the problems started! since ive had the car its needed a new radiator cos the old 1 was cracked and it leaked, there was a rattle which i thought was the spare wheel holder under the car not the fact that the pins and sliders were missing from the drivers side back break and the pads were hanging out of the calipers, also just had to buy a new clutch and maybe now a new gear box. all i can say is this is disgusting and i think i will be ringing trading standards cos thi is unacceptable, especially when you have a 10 year old son to take forward and backward. Stay away from this car garage its a joke!
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Why didnt yopu take it back and point out the faults instead of buying a new clutch and coming on here moaning 4 days after ownership...?
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Old 02-05-2011, 2:05 PM
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Just a quick note on these people, AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE.
Went down to see a motor, had previously rung to ask them about the condition of the car which they said was in perfect condition.
Got to the garage and the car was up on ramps so couldn't been driven to be tested.
Had driven 140 miles so they could have rung me before to tell me that there was a problem. On inspection of the car it was in a very sorry state, scuffs on the front bumper, a ripped seat, various knocks and bumps in the doors. Not the car that described on the phone.
My wife gave 100 payment over the phone to secure the car which was not stated as non refundable (you learn by your mistakes).
When we got back from the garage where the car was being fixed we had a look at 2 others cars of the same make and model, when looking at the first one the bodywork looked ok, just had slight scratches which could be buffed out if needed, then we noticed that the window had a crack right across the window and on further inspection of the interior the front seat had something stained on it and it had gone MOULDY,
So we started looking at other motors, Audi A3 S Line looked nice but on further inspection again there was faults again like an inch of rubber hanging off the tyre because it had been kerbed. The tyres also would not pass an MOT (less than 3mm).
When told that we wasn't interested in any of the cars they changed completely, would not pay 100 back even though it was false what they had said over the phone,when asked for their terms and conditions they said they didn't have one and that I would have to write to their legal team (thought Dick Turpin was dead).
They was rude and very clever towards us resulting in me ready to blow my top and my wife getting very upset by it all.
Read a few things after making the 100 deposit, all was bad apart from one reply on a thread, so me being me decided to make my own mind up and they all turned out to be true.
Hope you read this with caution (so much for the quick note).
Did you pursue the one hundred pounds through your card provider?
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They're similarly slated on the Impreza owners club forums I frequent- message is to avoid at all costs.
Same with the MR2 clubs, Keighley is somewhere folks are advised to avoid.
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