Buying & Selling

Why should you consider us when buying your next car?

“I will not hesitate to purchase another small automatic from you.”

Buying from Exeter Small Automatics

Exeter Small Automatics is one of the largest specialist small automatic retailers in the UK. We have a strong customer base across the Westcountry, but also find demand for our vehicles coming from as far afield as London, Newcastle and the Scilly Isles. Enquiries have even been received from as far away as Australia and North America.

Our reputation has spread far and wide, not because of a large advertising budget, but mainly by word of mouth. We prefer to keep it simple; good, honest, reliable, economic little cars plus solid, dependable service and backup.

As a result many of our customers are second, third or more time buyers, members of the same family, or friends or neighbours of previous customers.

Selling your existing car

We probably pay the best prices available for good condition low mileage small automatics, even if you are not buying from us. Please call for a price even if your vehicle is not shown. We will also accept any vehicle in part-exchange, regardless of age, transmission or engine size.

Find your new car today

Probably the largest of its type in the UK. Our aim is to stock at least one fine example of every small automatic car available on the pre-owned market. We also try to hold in stock a good, comprehensive selection of the more popular models. In this way customers can browse all the available options and are able to make a well informed and suitable choice. All our cars are fully automatic and have power steering. Particular requirements not available from stock can usually be obtained to order.
Experienced, knowledgeable and helpful staff are always ready to provide objective, unbiased advice in a friendly and relaxed environment. We pride ourselves that we operate a “no pressure” system.
Once we have secured the appropriate car we carefully prepare it to our exacting standards. Before hand-over to our customer each car is subjected to an MOT test by an independent Ministry Approved Inspection Centre. All cars are also provided with a pre-sale check and service as required as well as a thorough valet and any cosmetic refurbishment needed.
The price of all cars includes a new 12 month MOT, a complete pre-delivery check and service as required plus our own Very Special Parts and Labour Warranty (see below).
However careful our selection process, and however thorough our preparation, we all know that cars can fail from time to time. So every car we sell is covered by our own Very Special Parts & Labour Warranty, for a minimum of three and a maximum of twenty-four months. During the initial period of three months there are no fair wear and tear exclusions, the only parts not covered being any aftermarket additions, i.e. parts not fitted by the manufacturer during construction.*

It’s very simple and straightforward. We authorise all claims ourselves. There are no long lists of special terms, conditions or exclusions. We do not hide behind any underwriters or administrators. This, we believe, makes our warranty the most inclusive and probably the best offered by any dealer in the market place. In the event of a claim we only ask that our customer contact us in the first instance, so that we may arrange repairs.

* Accidental or deliberate damage or damage arising from misuse is not covered.

For your peace of mind and security we subject each and every vehicle to thorough scrutiny via our HPI/Equifax membership. Details checked include:
  • Vehicle ID
  • Plate Transfers
  • Security watch
  • Stolen car register
  • Finance outstanding
  • VCAR Accident damage register
  • Document check
  • National mileage register

This is the most comprehensive vehicle good title and provenance search available. No undesirables should slip through.

We are prepared to take almost any vehicle in part exchange including cars with manual transmissions. We are particularly interested in your existing below average mileage small automatic and will price accordingly particularly if it has been in our possession previously.
All this results in happy customers. We know this because they are kind enough to tell us. They also return time and time again, they tell their friends, relatives and neighbours. They’re happy, we’re happy!

They also write to us. Please see our testimonials for extracts from some very nice letters.

Comprehensive finance packages are available through major lenders at competitive rates. Terms will vary, please enquire for specific quotations. For example:
Example Loan Amount Autoloan Protector Amount of Credit Monthly Payment Total Amount Payable
24 months £6,000 without £6,000 £276.18 £6,628.32
36 months £6,000 without £6,000 £192.91 £6,944.71
48 months £6,000 without £6,000 £151.46 £7,270.08
60 months £6,000 without £6,000 £126.75 £7,605.00
  • 10.2% APR
  • Indemnities may be required. There are no arrangement fees.
  • Autoloan protector available on the above, please ask for details.

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