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Consumer Rights Act increases used car entry point for dealers

The new entry point into the used car market for dealers could become £2,000. The RAC says that it is simply very difficult to sell a car that meets all legal requirements at much below this level, thanks to the Consumer Rights Act. Sean Kent, director, corporate and independent dealers, said: “We are not saying

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RAC Cars website to drop free dealer advertising

RAC Cars is dropping its free to list advertising model for dealers for its online classified website. It is joining the the Motors.co.uk network in May to join where it follows both Sunday Times Driving and Sun Motors. Dealers will be able to access both brands’ consumers via a single Motors.co.uk stock feed and pay

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Network Q dealers to offer RAC history checks

Network Q has become the first major signing for the RAC’s newly launched Car Passport used car history check service. The service was launched last month in a direct challenge to HPI and aims to take a market leadership position within three years. The link-up, which went live last week, will see Car Passport co-branded

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RAC Car Passport poised to ‘disrupt’ car history check market

The RAC is preparing to offer the motor trade market history checks for a £1 in an attempt claim a share of a market it believes is worth up to £25 million a year. Taking on existing services including HPI, Experian and CDL, the RAC Car Passport will launch on February 26 with an introductory

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Majority of used car buyers don’t check history before buying

The majority of used car buyers are not checking history on vehicle before purchasing, according to new data from the RAC. Data shows 10% of buyers will check history. The data from the RAC Car Passport service showed that out of a sample of over 21,000 checks almost one quarter (23%) highlighted serious issues with

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RAC used car dealer survey comes under fire

An RAC survey into consumer attitudes to used car dealers has been accused of being “misleading”. The survey found that 39% of motorists would not return to a used car dealer again under any circumstances because of their bad experience. The study into the car-buying habits of 1,500 motorists also found that 40% of people

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