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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
2020 | 2.0 M235i Auto xDrive Euro 6 (s/s) 4dr
EO70OFH
40,545 miles
Automatic
Petrol
2.0L

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

2020 | 2.0 M235i Auto xDrive Euro 6 (s/s) 4dr
EO70OFH
ID: 273159
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Fuel Type
Fuel Type
Petrol
Engine Size
Engine Size
2.0L
Transmission
Transmission
Automatic
ULEZ
ULEZ
Compliant
BHP
BHP
302
Mileage
Mileage
40,545 miles
0-62MPH
0-62MPH
4.9 secs
Doors
Doors
4
200 point inspection
Passed
200 point inspection
Passed
MOT
Passed
MOT
Passed
Service History
Passed
Service History
Passed
Service history dateDealershipTextMileage
15-Dec-2023big motoring world Mutli Point Inspection Check 40,543mi
13-Jan-2023Sytner TringEngine Oil Air Filter Element Spark Plugs Micro Filter 30,550mi
25-Oct-2022Sytner Tring Brake Fluid Check Gas Pressure Springs For Bonnet 26,754mi
18-Nov-2021Specialist Cars Tring Engine Oil Micro Filter 14,237mi
17-Oct-2020The Cooper Group Limited, Chelmsford PDI 11mi
HPI Check
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HPI Check
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• Digital History Check ✔
• Not Recorded Stolen ✔
• Not Exported ✔
• Not Scrapped ✔
• Not an Insurance Write-Off ✔
• No Mileage Discrepancies ✔
1 Previous Keepers
1 Previous Keepers
Tyre Report
Passed
Tyre Report
Passed
Front Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre4.74mm
Middle left of tyre5.24mm
Middle right of tyre4.90mm
Far right of tyre5.13mm
Front Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre8.64mm
Middle left of tyre9.10mm
Middle right of tyre8.81mm
Far right of tyre8.44mm
Rear Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre5.45mm
Middle left of tyre5.33mm
Middle right of tyre5.89mm
Far right of tyre5.08mm
Rear Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre8.37mm
Middle left of tyre8.91mm
Middle right of tyre8.85mm
Far right of tyre8.46mm
200 point inspection
Passed
MOT
Passed
Service History
Passed
HPI Check
Passed
1 Previous Keepers
Tyre Report
Passed
200 point inspection
Passed
MOT
Passed
Service History
Passed
Service history dateDealershipTextMileage
15-Dec-2023big motoring world Mutli Point Inspection Check 40,543mi
13-Jan-2023Sytner TringEngine Oil Air Filter Element Spark Plugs Micro Filter 30,550mi
25-Oct-2022Sytner Tring Brake Fluid Check Gas Pressure Springs For Bonnet 26,754mi
18-Nov-2021Specialist Cars Tring Engine Oil Micro Filter 14,237mi
17-Oct-2020The Cooper Group Limited, Chelmsford PDI 11mi
HPI Check
Passed
• Digital History Check ✔
• Not Recorded Stolen ✔
• Not Exported ✔
• Not Scrapped ✔
• Not an Insurance Write-Off ✔
• No Mileage Discrepancies ✔
1 Previous Keepers
Tyre Report
Passed
Front Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre4.74mm
Middle left of tyre5.24mm
Middle right of tyre4.90mm
Far right of tyre5.13mm
Front Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre8.64mm
Middle left of tyre9.10mm
Middle right of tyre8.81mm
Far right of tyre8.44mm
Rear Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre5.45mm
Middle left of tyre5.33mm
Middle right of tyre5.89mm
Far right of tyre5.08mm
Rear Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre8.37mm
Middle left of tyre8.91mm
Middle right of tyre8.85mm
Far right of tyre8.46mm
Features
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Specification
M Sport Bodykit
M Sport Bodykit
Dynamic Pack
Dynamic Pack
The dynamic pack includes model-specific enhancements that may impact the performance or cosmetics of the vehicle. To find out more, please call our sales team on 01634 248 638.
Android Auto
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay
Sat Nav
Sat Nav
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Heated Seats
Heated Seats
Parking Camera
Parking Camera
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Internet
Internet
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Driver Convenience
Active guard plusAttentiveness assistAuto start-stopBMW ConnectedDrive online servicesView moreBMW Intelligent Personal AssistantBMW Live Cockpit Professional with 10.25" high resolution instrument and control displayBMW Online servicesBMW operating system with 7.0 mid interfaceBMW TeleservicesCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningCruise control with braking functionElectro hydraulically controlled multi plate clutch in rear axleEnergy efficient operating strategyiDrive controller with 7 short cut favourite buttons on centre consoleIntegrated navigation data with map data via USB +features such as 3D landmarks and micro city modelsIntegrated owners handbookIntelligent voice assistantLane departure warning systemM Sport steering with M235i xDrive M performance specific settingsOn board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warningOptimum shift indicatorPersonal ProfilePull away assistantSpeed limiting function
Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension
2 balance shafts8 speed sport automatic transmission with electronic selector lever, auto P function, coasting idle, race track, sport, gearchange display manual modeAluminium lightweight constructionBMW TwinPower twin-scroll Turbo four-cylinder petrol engineView moreDouble VANOSDrive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport modeElectronic differential lockEngine cover with M performance designationHigh precision injectionLarger fuel tank capacity (50 litres)Launch controlM235i specific heavily de-throttled engine intake air guideM235i specific high-performance cooling packageM235i specific larger turbocharger with integrated divert-air valvePerformance ControlPetrol Particulate FilterPower transmission of front wheel drive on the rear axle via angle transmission on the front axle differential and two part cardan shaftVALVETRONIC engine managementVariable, stepless and infinitely adjustable distribution of drive torque between the front and rear axles
Entertainment
2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer)4G LTE Connectivity with hard wied 4G network sim cardDAB digital radio, MP3 players and RDS double tuner
Exterior Features
Auto wipersAutomatically dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handlesDirection indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrorsView moreElectric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control and trap releaseExterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzleFading supportFollow me home headlightsFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsFront door sill finishers in black plastic with M235i designationHeated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger sideHigh gloss black B pillar finishHigh gloss shadow line exterior trimHigh level third brake lightLED daytime running lightsLightweight engineeringM Performance exhaust system with valve control and minimised exhaust back pressureM rear spoilerModel designation on right side of tailgate includes xDrive designation onleft handside for M235i xDrivePreparation for high beam assistantRain sensor with automatic headlight activationRear bootRear fog lightsRear side wing doorsReinforced crank drive, new pistons and adapted con rodsReversing light in rear light clusterWelcome lightingxDrive intelligent all wheel drive with M235i specific reinforced components
Interior Features
12V power socket in centre console2 cupholders in front centre console3 rear seat head restraints3 rear seatsView more3 spoke M sports design leather steering wheel finished in nappa leather with specific M badgeAdditional under floor storage in luggage compartmentAnthracite finished floor mats with contrasting surroundAnthracite headliningAutomatic two zone climate control air conditioningChild seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage pointsConditioned based serviceDriver and front passenger seat heatingFront and rear door pockets including bottle traysFront and rear side armrests integrated into door trimFront armrest foldable with integrated storage compartmentFront centre interior light over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light when door is opened/ignition switched off or via remote keyFront head restraintsFront M Sport seatsFront passenger seatGlove compartmentLuggage compartment lightingManually adjustment steering wheel columnMulti-function controls for steering wheelShift-by-wire selector shiftSteering wheel paddlesSun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tabThrough loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seatTwo lashing eyes
Packs
Additional interior lighting pack - 2 Series Gran CoupeConnected pack professional - 2 Series Gran CoupeExtended storage pack - 2 Series Gran CoupeM Sport exterior styling aerodynamics pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe 235i
Passive Safety
2 tone hornAirbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possibleAnti lock braking system (ABS) with cornering brake controlBMW emergency callView moreBrake dryingBraking readinessCity braking functionCrash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clampDynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectrically operated hand brakeIntegrated torsen mechanical limited slip differential on front axleM Sport braking system in blue high gloss + blue painted brake calipers with M designationM sport seatbeltRear brake discsRear child proof door locksSeat belt security check for driver and front passengerSeatbelt warningSide impact protectionThree point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limitersTrailer stability controlTyre pressure monitoring systemVentilated front disc brakesWarning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentDeadlocking function system to all doorsDrive away locking system on all doors and luggage compartmentLocking wheel boltsView moreStart/Stop button (illuminated) in centre console with keyless engine start and Auto Start-Stop deactivation buttonThatcham Cat.1 alarm and immobiliserTwo remote control key with integrated key - open/close doors/fuel flap/tailgate +1 button for unlock compartment with M design high gloss black inlay
Trim
Contrast stitching on instrument panel
Wheels
BMW Mobility tyre sealing system with electrically powered 12V compressorReduced rolling resistance tyres
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Specification
Performance
Acceleration (0-62MPH)
4.9 secs
BHP
302 bhp
Maximum speed
155 mph
Fuel Consumption
MPG
36
MPG (Extra Urban)
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MPG (Urban Cold)
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Emissions
Co2
153 g/km
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Valves per cylinder
4
Weight / KW
Gross weight
2,105 kg
Kerb weight
EURO 1,570 kg
Seats
5
KW
225 KW
Dimensions
Height
1,420 mm
Length
4,526 mm
Width
1800 mm
Engine & Drivetrain
Cylinders
4
Engine Capacity
1,998 cc
Gears
8
Engine
B48A20T1
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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
Introduction
BMW coupes used to be all about compactness, lightness and rapid responses.

This one still is.

The Munich brand has really come good with the M235i, a cracker of a little performance coupe that packs a 326bhp punch, is priced keenly, looks the part and, unlike pricier BMW performance models, is still available with a manual transmission.

With this car, the game just changed for the better.
Models
2dr Coupe (M235i/M240i)
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History
Back in 1985, BMW launched a car called the M3.

There was nothing else quite like it, a racer for the road with four seats and everything Munich knew about motorsport technology plumbed into the lightweight engine beneath the bonnet.

Driving it was a living, raw, involving experience - in a way that today's sharp-suited M3 can't quite duplicate, for all its extra power and sophistication.

But here perhaps, is a BMW that can, the M Performance versions of the brand's 'F22'-series first generation 2 Series Coupe and Convertible models, badged 'M235i' from 2014 to 2017 and 'M240i' from 2017 to the end of production in 2021. Though the suspension, the engine and the handling all benefit from the expertise of the company's famous M division, the Munich maker insisted that this wasn't an official 'M car'.

Instead, it was an example of the new breed of interim 'M Performance' variants the brand introduced earlier this century to bridge the price and performance gap between standard fast BMWs and the all-out M series models.

The most obvious example of such a car was this one's direct predecessor, the much-loved 1 Series M Coupe, 6,000 of which were produced between 2011 and 2012 and which attracted such a following that a successor in the brand's first generation 2 Series coupe line-up that came fresh to the market early in 2014 was essential.

The M235i variant was it. By 2014, coupes like this were getting even-numbered model designations within BMW's line-up, but in every other way, this car was a direct replacement for that hottest version of the old 1 Series Coupe.

Tick off hotshoe handling, a 3.0-litre straight six turbo engine and rest to sixty two supercar-style in under five seconds.

Yet this car will comfortably seat four adults, has a big boot and an easy-going daily temperament.

It could, in other words, be all the sports car you'll ever need.

The 'F22'-era 2 Series Coupe was facelifted in 2017, which was when the 326hp M235i made way for the 335hp M240i.

The 'F22' range was replaced by a second generation 2 Series Coupe model in late 2021 only offered in fixed-top form, but the Convertible F23 range, with its M240i derivative, carried on for a little longer.
What You Get
You'll need to know the 2 Series Coupe range quite intimately to instantly appreciate the difference between the M235i or M240i and a standard model merely fitted with M Sport trim.

The giveways that this is this is the potent six cylinder version include M aerodynamic body styling, Ferric Grey airblades, twin chromed tailpipes, an M rear spoiler and lovely 18-inch M Double-spoke alloy wheels. Move inside and you step over door sill finishers with the 'M235i' or 'M240i' logo and take your place on a low-slung sports seat with classic M-style upholstery seams.

It positions you perfectly in front of a grippy M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and there's also an M driver footrest.

Sporty 'Aluminium Hexagon' trim and an Anthracite headliner both aim to generate the appropriate atmosphere and the M-branded instrument cluster has a specific dial design and fine chrono scales.

There are nice little extra touches too, like the way that the interior lighting can be set to exclusive orange-red or white colours. Otherwise, the cabin will hold few surprises for existing BMW owners.

Though there are a few plastic panels that feel quite hard to the touch, overall, the high quality materials and solid construction impress and it's this general classiness that makes it all feel special rather than any stand-out detailing.

What we think the brand is very good at is deciding what functions should remain as dashboard buttons - like the ventilation and stereo controls - and which ones should be squirreled away into infotainment system menus, in this case an iDrive set-up which is one of the very best of its kind. Rear seat passengers meanwhile, will be grateful for that boxy shape.

It's certainly more spacious in the back than a more swoopily-styled rival would be, even if legroom remains in somewhat short supply, despite the fact that it increased by 21mm over the old 1 Series M Coupe.

Still, adults who aren't too lanky should be able to squeeze themselves in reasonably comfortably with a bit of co-operation from those ahead, provided that the folk in front aren't basketball players and the journey isn't too long.

Though only a couple of people can be accommodated, a stowage compartment is provided in between and there's a cockpit-like feel to these two chairs that rather suits the character of the car.

Most of the time of course, you'll be using these seats to sling briefcases, jackets or designer shopping bags onto - or indeed folding them down to increase boot space. There's more of this than you might expect too.

More in fact than you'd get in a supposedly more practical five-door BMW M135i Sports Hatch from this period.

In fact, the 390-litre total cargo area capacity is 20-litres up on what the old 1 Series M Coupe could offer, which means that even before you start pushing forward the 60:40 split-folding rear bench, you've got more space to play with than you would in an everyday Focus or Golf family hatchback.

No other compact coupe competitor can match this and some are way behind: we're talking around 30% more luggage space than you'd get in a Volkswagen Scirocco from this period for example.

Plus there are cargo nets to tie your shopping down so you'd don't have to worry about attacking a few of your favourite backroads on the long route back from the supermarket.

The 60:40 split-folding rear bench just mentioned is standard but new buyers were offered the optional extra flexibility of a 40:20:40 three-way folding arrangement with a Through-loading facility for long items like skis.

In other words, though in choosing this BMW, you'll have bought yourself a coupe, it's not a car without a certain level of practicality.
What You Pay
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What to Look For
Our owner survey did reveal many satisfied users of this car but inevitably, there were a few issues reported.

Obviously, a fully-stamped service history is vital.

Frequent issues include a need to replace the air conditioning condenser and the ABS control module.

One owner in our survey reported an Exhaust Valve Flap Actuator squeak.

Another left his car parked for a week, then found it wasn't making full power under hard acceleration, at which point he got a drivetrain malfunction saying 'maximum power output not available'.

We've heard that early on, the six cylinder petrol engine had timing chain issues which led to blown motors.

This was sorted on cars made after 2015, which had a redesigned timing chain.

There was a fuel pump issue on early cars too, evidenced by a warning lamp and an error message display in the instrument cluster before the engine cuts out.

The fuel pump should have been replaced to sort this. 2 Series models built October 2014 and December 2017 might have EGR Cooler issues too.

Cars made between September 2014 and March 2015 might have a faulty Driver's side seatbelt mechanism that makes it difficult to use in cold weather.

A possible issue with the power steering affects some cars manufactured between 2014 and December 2015, and you may notice heavier steering than usual if it fails.

Faulty airbag modules in some models made between August 2016 and November 2016 may not activate correctly in a collision; new modules will need to be fitted to solve the issue.

An issue with the crankshaft sensor was reported on some cars made between May 2018 and June 2018 - which could lead to the engine going into an emergency reduced power mode, limiting performance.

Otherwise, it's just the usual things.

Look for signs of child interior damage and check the alloys for scratches and scuffs.
Replacement Parts
[based on a 2015 model 235i auto] Parts prices for an M23i or M240i Coupe from this period can be reasonable if you shop around.

We trawled around the internet and found these: An air filter costs around £56.

An oil filter is in the £29 bracket.

A fuel filter is in the £43 bracket.

Front brake discs cost in the £105-£150 bracket, though pricier brands can cost in the £420 bracket.

Rear brake discs cost in the £315 bracket, though pricier brands can cost in the £400 bracket.

Front brake pads sit in the £84-£97 for a set.

A set of rear pads is around £167.

A starter motor is around £570.

A wiper blade costs in the £12-£15 bracket.
On the Road
You expect quite a lot of a BMW bearing a badge like this, even though it designates 'M Performance', rather than full M-car status.

The Bavarian marque has, after all, produced some legendary cars of this kind back down through the years.

So, what's it like? Well, you settle in behind the wheel and everything seems just right, the driving position perfect: already, you're feeling like driving rather than merely travelling.

Punch the starter button, listen to the rasp of BMW's superb six cylinder 3.0-litre petrol unit set off and you'll find yourself looking forward to finding a road that will put the Bavarian maker's bold claims for this car to the test. Get to the first open bend and you also find yourself pushing a little harder than you might normally - just to see.

Sure enough, power into a corner, dab the brakes, turn the wheel and it's true.

There's a feeling of perfect control.

Ideal 50:50 axle load distribution, optimised aerodynamics, a long wheelbase and a low, ideally balanced centre of gravity combine with rear wheel drive to give this car its unique agility It's one of those that just feels right within the first fifty metres, this down to the sum of a whole series of small but important things that simply hit the right notes.

The things we've just mentioned also combine with many others: seating position, control weights, engine tractability, suspension refinement, basic ergonomics - stuff like that.

As for the way that leaves you feeling, well, it's much like the sort of thing you've probably heard about interviewers you've faced having often made their decision before you've even got into your seat.

First impressions are crucial - and this 2 Series nails them. But then you'd expect a top performance 2 Series model to be able to do that.

We're anticipating that many buyers of this M Performance 2 Series Coupe F22 model (the 326hp M235i sold between 2014 and 2017 and the 335hp M240i took over until the end of sales in 2021) will be people who owned or enjoyed the old 1 Series M Coupe - or maybe even an old M3.

If that's you, then one of the first differences you're going to notice with this car is the addition of standard Drive Performance Control, the rocker switch for which you'll find down by the gearstick.

You might be familiar with this kind of thing by now, a set-up that allows you to tweak the steering, throttle and stability control system thresholds depending on the operating mode you select.

Gear change times too if, like many M235i or M240i buyers, you decide against a version with the slick 6-speed stick shifter and choose a car with 8-speed Sport automatic paddle-shift transmission.

This features a natty launch control system for would-be Alonsos. If you ignore the attributes of Drive Performance Control - or select its most relaxed 'Comfort' or efficient 'ECO PRO' settings - then the travelling experience in this car, though quite comfortable, won't be especially memorable.

Push the rocker switch forward into 'Sport' though and the reaction you get immediately feels keener and more alert.

More like the kind of 2 Series enthusiasts would expect this car to be.

The further 'Sport +' setting will of course sharpen things up even more and relax the DSC control to provide a little more tail-out cornering leeway - if you should be that way inclined.

To really create that kind of machine though, you've to get a car whose original owner spent a bit of extra money on the M Sport Adaptive Suspension set-up, a system that works as part of Drive Performance Control and is able to alter the ride to suit the road you're on and the mood you're in.
Overall
Driving enthusiasts will often tell you that sports cars aren't what they once were.

With four wheel drive and electronic interference rife in modern performance machines, almost anyone can buy such a thing and drive it very fast indeed.

So where are the cars you have to master? The ones you have to tame? Where yours are the risks - and yours the rewards? Most manufacturers no longer make them - but BMW does.

With compact dimensions, a reasonably light weight, explosive power, rear wheel drive and realistic pricing, this 'F22'-era M235i/M240i model satisfied just about every wish on an old-school enthusiast's tick list.

And it did so in a way that truly re-captured the spirit of original M Power models. There's simply nothing else like this car from its period.

Everything else you might consider as a competitor is either bigger or smaller, with front or four-wheel drive.

Would a pricey, fully-fledged M2 version of this 2 Series Coupe 'F22 model be any better than this? We rather doubt it.

Sure, it'd be more powerful, but away from the racetrack, that wouldn't really add any extra real world speed to those rare occasions when it's possible to let rip on a public road. As one writer pointed out, if the M3 is a hunting rifle in its approach to delivering powerful performance, then this car's attitude is more akin to that of a sawn-off shotgun.

It might not be pretty but it's pretty darn effective - and something you mess with at your peril.

A race car for the road.

Just as every true M Power machine really should be.
Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%
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Shaun - Master Technician, Big Motoring World
We’re proud to put our name against the cars we sell. We don’t take half measures when it comes to ensuring the highest quality standards are met and that’s why each car undergoes a stringent 200-point check before it ever reaches our forecourt
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5. Very simple process for a part exchange. Nalan was brilliant - very helpful, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend Big Motoring World if you're looking to upgrade your car!
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Dealer Website of the Year - 300 Vehicles Plus 2023
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FAQs
What do I need to bring with me to buy a car?
In order to purchase a used car from us, please ensure you have proof of address (a bank statement or utility bill) and proof of ID (a driving license or passport).
How do I reserve a car?
Easily reserve one of our cars online or over the phone with a fully-refundable £99 deposit. This will then hold the car for three whole days to give you enough time to come down for a viewing. Once the three days are up, we’ll automatically refund your reservation fee. Please note, you can only reserve a vehicle once. You can also reserve a car inside our dealership by placing a non - refundable £500 deposit to hold the car. Deposits in-store can be placed either by debit card or cash. This will secure the car ready for collection.
Do your cars come with a warranty, and if so what does this cover?
Since we’re big on peace of mind, we provide a 90-day warranty on all of our cars. This does not affect your statutory rights. You even have the choice to purchase an extended warranty from us to make sure you’re covered for longer if anything was to go wrong. These include 1, 2, or 3-year warranty plans. You’ll be pleased to know that our warranty covers both all major mechanical and electrical components in case of a sudden mechanical breakdown. Parts and labor are also included. Under our warranty, you’ll have coverage for the engine, gearbox, transmissions, and suspension as well as smaller items such as electric windows and central locking.
How do I get my car valued?
You can use our online valuation tool to receive an instant, no-obligation valuation. Once you have completed this, you will receive your valuation by email so you have all the details ready for when you visit us. Once you visit our dealership, you will receive your final valuation quote once your vehicle has been inspected by our appraisal team.
Why should I sell or part exchange with Big Motoring World?
There are several reasons why selling or part exchanging your car with us would be ideal. Firstly, it is an extremely efficient and fast process, taking the hassle out of selling privately and dealing with tyre kickers. We will also offer you our best price guaranteed, providing a competitive valuation that is hard to beat.
Can I drive away on the same day in a car I’ve just purchased?
Yes, you can. All of our vehicles are ready to drive away. If you are applying for finance, however, you will need to be on-site by 3 pm in order to take the car the same day.
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