Leading used car supermarket, Car World is reporting that customers in the market for used cars are willing to travel further and further in a bid to secure the right vehicle for their needs.
Leading used car supermarket, Car World is reporting that customers in the market for used cars are willing to travel further and further in a bid to secure the right vehicle for their needs. The Peterborough-based firm has seen a strong trend for the behaviour during 2013, with customers travelling nationwide to inspect their stock and take vehicles on a test drive.
The trend comes as the RAC is reporting that car dealers operating under its Buy Sure initiative are noticing the exact same phenomenon - customers are looking further and further afield for their next used vehicle.
This has been put down to a number of factors, chief amongst which is the growing popularity of looking online for used cars, where buyers can not only see a picture of the car, but also read in depth about its condition, history and performance. The internet has made searching for cars much easier, no longer limiting customers to their local dealerships or advertising media.
James from Car World says of the trend: "Buying a vehicle is a big deal to most people. It represents a significant financial outlay, even in the second hand market. For most people, the vehicle is the second biggest purchase they will make. As such, customers want to be absolutely sure they are getting the very best quality they can so that they don't have to spend valuable time taking the vehicle back and forth from a garage to carry out repairs.
"We have found that our customers have faith in our abilities to spot and sell high quality cars that have no hidden problems or issues, and they are willing to travel further away to take advantage of our excellent service and stock. You cannot put a value on doing business with a trusted name; the peace of mind it affords is well worth the price of a bit more petrol and a few more miles on the journey."
Car World is a leading UK used car supermarket, based in Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. It opens daily, stocking a wide range of good quality second-hand cars ranging in size from small vehicles up to 4X4 and prestige cars. Customers can test drive the vehicle(s) they are interested in and, if possible, drive it away the same day. Financing options are available, subject to terms and conditions sometimes even available with no deposit. The website can be found at www.carworld.uk.com, along with a comprehensive, searchable database of current stocks.