The Car Expert no longer operates as a car buying agency, but several testimonial articles are still available on the website to provide helpful advice for car buyers.
Greg and Liz, from south London, faced a situation like thousands of others – they were expecting a baby and their car wasn’t going to be suitable. So they did what any sensible person would do when looking for a new or used car in London, and called The Car Expert!
Greg had owned his Volkswagen Golf for a number of years, and although he liked it, it was too small for his newly-growing family and the running costs were starting to go up. He had a reasonable starting point of what he needed (diesel, manual, used car up to a few years old, with an approximate budget in mind) and Liz had her own ideas about what she wanted (easy to drive, economical, safe, roomy but not too big). The Car Expert’s job was to come up with some recommendations which suited their needs and appealed to both Liz and Greg.
Using our unique Driver Analysis, The Car Expert met Greg and Liz one evening to discuss their needs in detail and understand exactly what requirements they expected to have over the next few years. In addition to both working full-time, having a baby and looking for a new car, Liz and Greg were also moving house, so there was a lot going on at once in the household. This also meant there were some pretty clear timeframe and budget requirements to work within to avoid baby, car and house all coming along at the same time!
The Car Expert recommends…
Based on the information provided by Greg and Liz, The Car Expert compiled a report specifically tailored to their exact needs and likes, which listed ten cars that met the majority of their requirements. Four of these were highly recommended as being best suited to both Greg and Liz. These were the Mazda6, Volkswagen Golf/Jetta, BMW 3-series and Audi A4.
After discussing The Car Expert’s recommendations, Greg and Liz decided their preferred car was the Audi A4. They also decided that they would increase their initial budget to be able to buy a newer car with more equipment. The Car Expert and Greg then discussed the various choices within the Audi A4 model range, with The Car Expert recommending the 2.0 TDI 143hp engine and the SE trim level.
Greg was happy to search for a suitable car and make the purchase himself, and kept in touch with The Car Expert for advice on each car he found. Within a few weeks, Greg and Liz were the proud owners of an Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI SE, and along with their new baby, are settling into their new house very happily!
What Greg and Liz had to say about The Car Expert
According to Liz, using The Car Expert to help her and Greg with their car hunting made the whole process much easier, and made sure they were getting the best value for their money. “It gave us a lot more confidence that we were making the right decision, being able to choose from a selection of cars which covered everything we needed. The Car Expert had the answers to questions I wouldn’t even have thought to ask.”
Greg agreed: “It made it much easier to buy a car, knowing exactly what to look out for and what to avoid. We’re really happy with our new car and couldn’t have ended up with such a good result without the professional advice and guidance of The Car Expert.”