Easy way to buy on­line

The Jewish Chronicle - - MOTORING -

FIND­ING THE best deal when buy­ing a new car can be both time­con­sum­ing and con­fus­ing. There are so many op­tions th­ese days. But now, a new on­line ser­vice means it’s the deal­ers who bat­tle against each other — while the buyer sits back and waits for the list price to tum­ble. Mo­torati.co.uk prom­ises the best pos­si­ble new car deals, thanks to its vir­tual dealer bid­ding net­work.

Us­ing the site is sim­ple: prospec­tive buy­ers en­ter their de­sired car spec­i­fi­ca­tion and con­tact de­tails and within four days they are emailed with the best prices UK deal­er­ships can of­fer. Once the mo­torist has cho­sen a deal, he or she puts down a de­posit, the sale is agreed be­tween buyer and dealer and the new car is de­liv­ered to the buyer.

The ser­vice is free for mo­torists. A de­posit of £200 is re­quired, but is re­funded at point of pur­chase. Op­tional text-no­ti­fi­ca­tions are avail­able at 20p a text. Nor­mally there will be up to five texts over four days of dealer bid­ding.

Mo­torati is the brain­child of lux­ury car dealer Clive Sut­ton, owner of Clive Sut­ton Pre­mier Mar­ques, one of Lon­don’s lead­ing in­de­pen­dent car deal­er­ships. He says: “Mo­torists are fed up with hav­ing to trawl through dozens of web­sites and show­rooms to find the best new car deal — and are of­ten left with a lin­ger­ing doubt they could have done bet­ter. By us­ing Mo­torati, it’s the cus­tomer who is in con­trol — and not the dealer.”

Re­cent Mo­torati cus­tomer sav­ings in­cluded a Lexus GS300 Sa­loon SE Auto at £4,150 be­low the £37,650 list price; Ford Fo­cus Es­tate 1.6 TCDI LX, sav­ing £2,650 on a £16,645 list price and Peu­geot 407 Sa­loon 2.0 HDI, sav­ing £3,587 on a £18,805 list price .

More than 300 deal­er­ships across the UK have signed up to the ser­vice and many more are ex­pected to join. Most lead­ing brands are cov­ered, in­clud­ing Alfa Romeo, Audi, Ford, Peu­geot, Volk­swa­gen and Vaux­hall.

Clive Sut­ton en­sures a good deal

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