2nd hand car sales Dundee recommendations?

Violetta_2
Violetta_2 Posts: 3,588 Forumite
Hello, just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for 2nd hand car dealers or warnings of places to avoid (PM me if you'd rather). We are looking to get a new car, & are not terribly mechanical so bit worried about being ripped of by dodgy dealers iykwim. Hubby would prefer the garage to be localish to Dundee in case of any problem's after the sale goes through.
Any advice much appreciated.
Booo!!!

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  • balletshoes
    balletshoes Posts: 16,610 Forumite
    It has been a good few years since I bought a 2nd hand car around Dundee, but based on my experience at the time I would recommend Invergowrie Motors -

    http://invergowriemotors.co.uk/default.aspx

    They are a small dealership, and a family business. I had issues with the hydraulic clutch and exhaust back box on my car within the 3 months warranty period with them, they fixed and replaced both with no problems at all. No quibbling, they came to me in Arbroath straightaway on both occasions.
  • Violetta_2
    Violetta_2 Posts: 3,588 Forumite
    Thanks for that balletshoes, will check them out.
    Booo!!!
  • ailuro2
    ailuro2 Posts: 7,535
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    Just wrote a big explanation of why we would buy from Kender cars up in Lochee again and lost it.

    Basically he let us test drive the car ourselves, didn't try to "sell" us anything, and when we asked what the best price was on the car we'd test driven ( priced at a reasonable 2800) he said £2.5K with a service and MOT, and his own warranty of 3 months. The car was about 6 year old at the time with about 45K on the clock ( Peugeot 206)

    No selling, decent prices, has been in the business for quite a few years now, I'd not hesitate to go back there. Car has only needed a new exhaust in the 2 years we've had it, maybe we got lucky?

    here's a website for him...

    http://www.kendercarsales.co.uk/
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  • Nosht
    Nosht Posts: 744 Forumite
    I bought a Land Rover locally from an ad. on Gumtree, but beware there are some scammers on there.


    N.
    Never be afraid to take a profit. ;)
    Keep breathing. :eek:
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  • bambammy
    bambammy Posts: 393 Forumite
    We bought a car from adtrader, did all the car checks available, but it didn't protect us from car cloning. Police recovered mitsubishi trojan and we've no chance of recouping our money.
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  • Violetta_2
    Violetta_2 Posts: 3,588 Forumite
    Thankyou so much for the help and advice, will check out Kender car's. Really don't think we know enough to go down the gumtree route, though, bit risky if you don't know your stuff.
    Booo!!!
  • ailuro2
    ailuro2 Posts: 7,535
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    We've also had a couple of newer cars from Arnold Clark too, but I would never buy anything from them again after I discovered how poor their customer service really is... 2nd car we bought from them had ongoing problems and it was really hard to get it booked in to get them to look at it even when it was still under warranty, had to go next door to the main Ford dealer in the end.:mad:
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  • Hi there. Don't have any recommendations for a good car sales place because I've only bought one car, but I would thoroughly advise you not to buy off David Sandeman or associated garages. I bought a car from him which started showing faults the very next day. Although the car appeared to be okay, the entire mechanics of the car were broken. I had to pay £650 to repair shock absorbers, brakes, battery, alternator and various other things with the car. Upon having it inspected by another mechanic I was informed that he had fiddled with the speedometer and had "repaired" the problem using blue tack. Extremee warning. Good luck with your car purchasing.
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