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Punters ready to buy cars online sight unseen

NFDA Trusted Dealers10% of motorists have or would be willing to buy a car online without seeing it first, and 7% would be prepared to put down a deposit if the car was through a reputable dealer, those are the findings of a recent survey by used cars for sale website, NFDA Trusted Dealers.

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Kia name their top UK dealers

KiaAwardsJan2017Korean carmaker Kia has used it’s annual dealer conference which was held in Liverpool earlier this month to present awards to it’s top UK dealers.

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Accounting experience counts for Gemini Systems

AnnePaulLincoln based dealer management systems firm, Gemini Systems has added to it’s growing ranks with the appointment of Anne Dippenaar as Aftersales Manager and Paul Marshall as Software Engineer.

Dipenaar, who has an accountancy background is returning to Gemini after four years away, latterly as Application Consultants Team Lead at ASE Global. Marshall, who also has an accounting background joins Gemini from Qube Global Software where he was an analyst programmer developing the Qube PM property management product.

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Used cars and the art of expectation management

Buy cars MTNThe gap between what consumers believe their car is worth and what the market will pay gets wider in the winter months. That’s according to Wizzle, a website that enables punters to sell their old motor direct to the trade.

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New entrant into the vehicle history checking market

MotorcheckThe lucrative business of providing vehicle history or provenance checks on used cars, long dominated by HPI, has a new entrant in the shape of MotorCheck, a Doncaster based business that says it aims to undercut the established players in the sector by 40%.

Pitching it’s self as a trade only service, MotorCheck has been operating under the radar since late last year and is being used by 287 UK dealers.

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