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Mr Cubbedu

Alex came recommended to me. I gave Alex a short list of some cars I was interested in and asked if he could help. Professional throughout and outstanding communication. Car sourced, prepared and delivered, hassle free and at a time to suit me.

Would not hesitate to use again to find my next car. Highly recommended

Mr Dearing

From finding Alex to him leaving my house with my part exchange has been a refreshing change. He was welcoming when we saw the car down in the New Forest, and we felt very relaxed speaking with him. He was upfront and the videos he did of the car did not disappoint. He took us on a good test drive and let my wife go mad in the car as well. A deal was struck in which I came away feeling he had been very fair. He also offered to drive the new car back to my home some 50 miles away, leaving half a tank of petrol. All in all if the car goes as well as it looks I shall personally recommend to friends family, and would be using him again as he can locate cars for you as well

Mr Seddon

From first contacting Alex to the delivery of my vehicle, customer service and all documentation was dealt with in a professional manner. I only seen my new car on Apsley Cars website and all detail of car was shown by photo and video was correct, also Alex told me any time I need to call I should have no hesitation to contact him once again I would like to thank Alex for is honesty from start to finish

Mr Du Verne

I worked with Alex for 3 months to help find me the right car, I’m very lucky to have found a patient car dealer who was flexible, and actually listened to what I was after, rather than just trying to sell me the next car he had in stock. I’m really pleased with both the car and the service I received, and have actually referred 2 close friends to him as a result. Having seen how Alex works & the quality of car he looks to source, I’d have absolutely no hesitation to use Apsley Cars again, and will be when the time comes to look for something else. Thank you Alex!

Mr and Mrs Fenner

Absolutely first class. Will return when we need another car!

Mr Adu-Twum

“Honest dealer to buy car from. Willing to help with all questions and nice to speak to”.

Mr Wells

“Friendly helpful dealer, the car was nicely prepared and checked over before collection a great service”.

Mr James

“Alex is a nice guy not pushy in anyway. He answer my questions, and if he didn’t know the answer he went and found out the answers from BMW. Which gave me more confidence in what I was buying and who I was dealing with. He has a passion for interesting cars which is important and a honesty which is comforting to deal with.”

Mrs Wong

“We bought a Kia Sportage 3 months ago, car conditions are excellent. Alex was very helpful, the sale was easy and quick. He even sent us the spare key when the previous car owner found it after a month. Very reliable car dealer!”.

Ms Tinkerton

“After seeing the car on Autotrader I contacted the dealer directly. He was flexible on viewing and I went on a Sunday lunchtime and was able to take the car for a nice long test drive. Sale was quick, easy and professional. Car is in great condition and I’m really pleased with it. Small private trader and quality service. Thanks Alex.”

Mr Barton

“Apsley Cars are very good at what they do, very efficient and Genuine and very polite and we’ll mannered. Make you feel comfortable and free to make decisions. Lovely people and would definitely recommend.”

Mr Saraceni

“I bought a lovely Peugeot from Apsley Cars and was really impressed with the great professional service that they offered, they were helpful and really honest. I recommend that if you are looking to buy a car to give them a call.”

Mr Grubb

“This was one of the best car buying experiences I have ever had it was made easy from start to finish and Alex was very welcoming he couldn’t do enough for us nothing was too much trouble”.

Josephine

“Have dealt with Apsley Cars on a couple of occasions both being very good experiences. Always on hand to help with questions and queries. Very trustworthy and reliable. A great experience.”

Robin & Barbara

“We would very much like to thank you for finding us the car that we required. You went to a lot of trouble, were extremely understanding of our needs. You provided a rare caring, trustworthy and reliable service to us.”

Mr Bailey

“I bought a vRS Octavia from Alex in March 2016 after meeting him for the first time, a normal guy and all round nice bloke selling some very nice cars. My first impression was that there wasn’t really any of the stereotypical awkward car salesmanship techniques, he’s confident in his cars and knows that his buyers will have done their homework, so he let’s them get on with it. He’s happy to answer any questions, but doesn’t feel the need to ram the features down your neck. Definitely from the new breed of car dealers and and the whole process was very simple. You can see why people have bought from him twice or more, I would easily buy from him again. The car is great too.”

Mr Smith

“I recently bought a Car from this company and its principal, Alex. I was offered a more than fair price for my old car in part exchange, have been thrilled with my new car, and in all my dealings with Alex’s Company, he has acted with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Any potential customer locating this dealership and subsequently buying from them could count themselves as very fortunate.”

Mr Palmer

“Recently bought a great little sports car from Apsley. Extremely happy with it, and Alex was very knowledgeable and supportive both on the day and afterwards with a couple of queries I had. I would happily recommend him to anyone wanting to purchase a good quality used car! Was a pleasure doing business with him.”

Mr and Mrs Goodman

“We bought a Ford Focus ST from Alex, very nice car in lovely condition and at a very good affordable price, Alex also gave us a very good trade in price on our Peugeot. Unfortunately on arrival home we realised it had developed an oil leak. We contacted Alex, and wow, he really couldn’t do enough for us, he arranged for the car to be booked in to a local garage to us, did all the communication between the garage and himself, took all the stress out of us trying to sort it ourselves, the focus was fixed with in several days, and what a lovely car it is, we are so very pleased. Would we recommend Alex at Apsley Cars? Yes we would 100%, we would as he is so professional, very honest and extremely helpful, and we will be returning if we ever need another car”.

Mrs Donohoe

“We found Alex at Apsley Cars by chance and I’m so pleased we did. He’s a man that does as he says. We were searching for a small runaround that was cheap to run for my husband to get to work. Alex had a fabulous little Aygo that he’d sourced and we bought it after a week of seeing so many mis-described cars. Alex’s standards are high. The description ‘like new’ was absolutely right… the Aygo was like new and still under warranty. The location is close to the motorway with plenty of parking and he’d prepared the car ready for us to take it out. It was lovely and clean and presented well, ready to take for a spin! Cars we’d seen elsewhere were filthy … beggers belief people would present a car like that with a view to sell! Everything was as described by Alex, including the paperwork which all organised and in order. After going ahead with the purchase, he kindly went the extra mile and delivered the car to us as we were only two miles away. You never mind giving your own hard earned cash to people that work hard for it and Alex is no exception to this. He’s running a professional and well organised business and we’ll be recommending him to everyone. Car hunting is a tough job and I don’t we don’t enjoy changing cars at all, when we come to upgrade our SMax, we’ll be speaking to Alex to source our next car! Thank you Alex”.

Emily

“The service provided by Apsley Cars was fantastic. Alex couldn’t have been more helpful and I’m very pleased with my new car. Thank you!”.

Jen

“Alex has helped me on two occasions – once to buy a new car (and trade in ours) and once for some professional advice on trade in prices so I could help advise my parents on their purchase through another garage. Both times his service, manner and expertise in the industry have shone through. Not only that but he really makes everything so transparent (in an industry famed for doing the opposite!), he is a true pleasure to do business with”.

Hayley

“Good friendly service. Car was in top condition and good value for money and I received a good trade in price for my old car”.

Richard

“Great friendly service and communications, very easy to deal with. Car was as described in advert, many thanks Apsley Cars”.

Mari

“I came across Alex’s website via Autotrader and was very impressed with the design and carefully picked cars. Alex definitely went an extra mile by picking me up from the train station and holding the car for me for almost a week with a very reasonable deposit. He also did some work to the car and made sure it is in top condition before handing it over to me. Great value and superb customer service. Highly recommended if you are looking for a second hand car from a reliable dealer!”.

Suzy

“Just bought a great car with Apsley Cars. Alex was flexible and went the extra mile (pardon the pun!) for us. It was especially helpful as first time buyers as we received an honest and thorough service from him. Needless to say we snatched the car up”.

Vicky

“Polite, friendly and professional. I have been very happy with the car I purchased, got a great deal and Alex went out of his way to help me get the car home. Would highly recommend”.

Kerry

“Very friendly and helpful, would recommend to friends and family”.

Zhara

"I saw how Alex works and the level of service he offers, as my partner had recently bought his Golf TDi from Alex. So when I asked him to assist me in helping sell my own personal vehicle, I was pleasantly surprised that not only he said yes (rare for a used car sales place to want to help) but he yet again went the extra mile for me, advertising the car, holding viewings, and in the end successfully finding a new home for my car for someone else to enjoy. It’s this type of dedication to upholding the service he provides that really makes Alex stand out from the sea of tradespeople that are just after your money. As a female, I want to know I can trust a car sales company and this is exactly what I get from Alex. When it’s time to give back my company car and get something of my own, I know I could turn back to Alex for a completely trustworthy & reliable service. Thank you Alex!" :)

Megan

"After being in a car accident six weeks ago with my partner he was devastated that he lost his Skoda Fabia VRS, with his insurance money he wanted to find one! Bad experience on the weekend with another garage in Somerset we took our chances on Monday and came to Alex! What an amazing guy honestly, from the first phone call he was totally honest and a really nice person, helping sort out tax anything we asked he had answers, to the phone call we received later on from Alex to see if we got back ok. Can not fault one bit, and we hope to do more business in the future for sure! Josh is in love with his Skoda Fabia VRS and its better than what he had! So thank you for helping us at this hard time! Hope to see you again soon!"

Emma

"After looking everywhere for the perfect car we found it at Small cars direct!! Alex was so helpful and friendly, really put us at ease as I’d never bought a car on PCP finance before. Great communication throughout and even delivered the car to us! I’m so happy with my purchase and love my beautiful mint green Fiat 500. Thank you so much Small Cars Direct! Highly recommended :)"

Harriet

“Was a good experience buying with Small cars direct. I enquired about a valuation to part exchange my car and received instant advice on this. The next day, at a time to suit me, I went and viewed the vehicle. Had a very good test drive and all enquiries and questions I had about buying and selling were answered. The car was prepared and delivered only a few days later to my address, which was really convinient and helpful due to my working hours. My old car was part exchanged at a good value and I am now enjoying a great little car after a smooth buying and selling process.”

Malcolm

“Very good, did a good deal for me being disabled, did help with all.”

Gary

“Just bought a lovely 2007 Fiesta Zetec Climate, for my eldest daughter about to take her test, from Alex at Small Cars Direct. Huge amount of information and guidance found on the website and arranged a viewing at very short notice. Lovely location in the New Forest and Alex had everything ready for us to inspect when we arrived. The Fiesta was in excellent condition and we were able to take it out for a test-drive.
Happy to purchase the car immediately because Alex had prepared everything and documentation demonstrated a recent annual service (last week), new MOT (valid for nearly 13 months), detailed inspection, full service history and 5-point promise. So we knew it’s full history, no active HPI agreement, not previously written off etc.

Alex was extremely professional and very friendly. No stone was left unturned. We taxed the car on-line during the purchase and have had email confirmation that it has been taxed for 12 months. He has sent off the logbook, the V5C form for us, so we will expect that in the post in a few weeks. We also have a warranty agreement for 3 months valid up to £250 per claim which was complimentary and covered a large number of parts and on top of that, he personally delivered the car to us in Poole this morning with all the remaining documentation, manuals, spare key etc., getting a train back to base himself.

Buying a second hand car can be a daunting, scary and worrying experience but I couldn’t have asked for an easier, more reassuring or pleasant experience than the one we’ve just had with Alex and Small Cars Direct. You can certainly buy with confidence because everything has been checked, all the documentation is valid and up to date and the service is friendly and very professional. I would recommend them highly to anyone. Thank you again”.

Sammy

“Really impressed with my car, from Small Cars Direct! Alex was really helpful, and no pushy car sales here! Would definitely use again! Car has travelled up to Kent & back since had it”.

Martin

"After seeing an advert, with a good video, for a car on Autotrader I contacted Alex at Small Cars Direct for a viewing/test drive. From the outset Alex was a pleasure to do business with. He has a great attention to detail and rightly takes pride in the way he presents his stock. He goes that extra step in customer care and with regards to the condition in which he delivers the vehicles. No hesitation in recommending Small Cars Direct".

Sam

“Our recent experience of purchasing a car from Alex at Small Cars Direct was second to none – not like any other car dealer, pleasant, knowledgeable and nothing too much trouble.

The video of the car on the website was really helpful!! Would highly recommend to others”.

Didi

“After looking for an MR2 for a while now, I saw Alex had a lovely little one for sale. We took our chances and turned up unannounced! Alex was incredibly welcoming and helpful right from the start.

We spent hours looking at the car, I took it for a test drive and he even put it on the ramps so we could look underneath and offered us all drinks; so he was very patient considering we just turned up on Easter Sunday of all times! We’ve had a fantastic experience buying from Alex and would definitely recommend him to anyone. He really went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you!!! :)”

Shane

“I’ve known Alex since school and knew I was dealing with a genuine and reliable guy when looking for a reasonably priced car. I went for a Skoda Fabia vRS 55 plate. I couldn’t be happier for the price. Great little car and Alex was really easy and helpful to deal with.”

Bob

"Bought Lexus IS F

From start to finish the whole process was flawless. Alex is a great communicator and was so professional in every way.

Normally i do not like buying from a dealer but Alex is an exception and I will definitely use again…..having said that I love my Lexus IS F and intend to keep it for a while!

Cheers buddy."

Ashton

“Very positive experience from start to finish. A highly personable service provided which made for an enjoyable buying experience. Would highly recommend and would definitely use again in the future.”

Sue

“Alex was brilliant….professional throughout the process of finding me a second hand car. He was very helpful and I was right to trust him and I would and have recommended him to friends and family. Great service with after care offered which gives me peace if mind.”

Mike

“Only one problem. They are some thirty miles from where we live and we had a little difficulty finding them – our fault.”

Dan

“A nice, small dealership in a great location within the new forest with a pleasant atmosphere. The staff are kind and welcoming. There is much freedom to take your own pace. The finance and warranty packages are clearly and concisely explained. The part exchange valuation on my car was competitive.”

Lucy

“Alex was very professional and friendly from the start. He really knows his stuff, giving expert advice and was very trustworthy. He even delivered my new car to my office in Bristol just because he wanted to help me out. Alex found me my car and delivered it in just a few days, amazing service! Couldn’t recommend Small Cars Direct any more. Thank you!”

Emily

“I had an excellent service from start to finish, alex sourced me my Toyota Yaris in just a few days which is still going strong, a reliable car, exactly what I wanted, my sister is now a customer of Alex’s too and can’t recommend highly enough, I’ll be coming back for my upgrade.”

David

“I don’t enjoy buying a car. I’m a nervous, wary and often disappointed buyer. I like to buy a car comfortable that it will give me many reliable years of motoring and still look good. The buying experience with Alex was the best so far. He is honest, diligent and particular; meaning you get great service and the reassurance you need that he also wants to give you a car you’ll be pleased with. Cannot recommend highly enough and I’d probably ask him to source my next car for me. A relaxed and enjoyable morning giving me an excellent car at a reasonable price.”

Karen

“Over the moon with my new car from Small Cars Direct, genuinely great service, thank you so much Alex, very happy !!!”

Simon

“I cannot speak highly enough about small cars direct. They offer a very high end service, and I could not fault them. I bought a Mercedes Benz C63 recently, and I had it personally delivered by Alex. The professionalism and customer service was fantastic from start to finish. I would highly recommend them to anyone. An absolute credit to them. Simon (South Lake District).”

Claudia

“Since from the start I felt with confidence and at peace to buy a car from Alex, professional and honest is some of the qualities you will find when meeting him. Truly recommend.”

Paul

“I purchased my Mercedes E class and found that the service was excellent, from start to finish, I even had my car delivered to my home address.
I will be using the company again, and I highly recommend them.”

Mike

“Buying from Alex was more like buying from a private enthusiast than a car dealer. It’s clear that cars are his passion and it makes him very comfortable to deal with. He very patiently waited while we sorted out insurance. Alex made us feel welcome and was very relaxed while we examined the car. It was a very pleasant buying experience and considering we live nearly three hours away, was well worth the trip.”

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