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BMW 2 Series
2019 | 1.5 218i GPF Sport Euro 6 (s/s) 2dr
MV19AYH
43,273 miles
Manual
Petrol
1.5L

BMW 2 Series

2019 | 1.5 218i GPF Sport Euro 6 (s/s) 2dr
MV19AYH
ID: 292513
43,273 miles
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1.5L
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Fuel Type
Fuel Type
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Engine Size
Engine Size
1.5L
Transmission
Transmission
Manual
ULEZ
ULEZ
Compliant
BHP
BHP
134
Mileage
Mileage
43,273 miles
0-62MPH
0-62MPH
8.8 secs
Doors
Doors
2
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Service history dateDealershipTextMileage
22-Apr-2024Big Motoring WorldMulti Point Inspection Check43,262mi
15-Feb-2024MAYFAIR PRESTIGE MOTORS FULL SERVICE , OIL , OIL FILTER , AIR FILTER 42,000mi
03-Feb-2022Williams Liverpool , LiverpoolBrake Fluid 28,720mi
13-Oct-2020Williams Liverpool , LiverpoolEngine Oil Microfilter 16,309mi
01-Mar-2019Bmw UKPDI0mi
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Middle left of tyre4.28mm
Middle right of tyre4.92mm
Front Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre4.89mm
Middle left of tyre4.45mm
Middle right of tyre5.07mm
Far right of tyre5.06mm
Rear Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre4.30mm
Middle left of tyre4.96mm
Middle right of tyre4.61mm
Far right of tyre3.96mm
Rear Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre7.62mm
Middle left of tyre7.99mm
Middle right of tyre7.86mm
Far right of tyre7.55mm
200 point inspection
Passed
MOT
Passed
Service History
Passed
HPI Check
Passed
2 Previous Keepers
Tyre Report
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200 point inspection
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Service History
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Service history dateDealershipTextMileage
22-Apr-2024Big Motoring WorldMulti Point Inspection Check43,262mi
15-Feb-2024MAYFAIR PRESTIGE MOTORS FULL SERVICE , OIL , OIL FILTER , AIR FILTER 42,000mi
03-Feb-2022Williams Liverpool , LiverpoolBrake Fluid 28,720mi
13-Oct-2020Williams Liverpool , LiverpoolEngine Oil Microfilter 16,309mi
01-Mar-2019Bmw UKPDI0mi
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2 Previous Keepers
Tyre Report
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Front Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre3.49mm
Middle left of tyre4.28mm
Middle right of tyre4.92mm
Front Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre4.89mm
Middle left of tyre4.45mm
Middle right of tyre5.07mm
Far right of tyre5.06mm
Rear Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre4.30mm
Middle left of tyre4.96mm
Middle right of tyre4.61mm
Far right of tyre3.96mm
Rear Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre7.62mm
Middle left of tyre7.99mm
Middle right of tyre7.86mm
Far right of tyre7.55mm
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Real Time Traffic Info
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
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Sports Seats
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Climate Control
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Apple CarPlay preparationAuto start-stopBMW ConnectedDriveBMW Online servicesView moreBMW remote servicesBMW TeleservicesDoor/boot open warningElectric Power Steering (EPS) with ServotronicFront and rear Brake pad wear indicatorInstrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gaugeLights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched offOil temperature display via on board computer in instrument clusterOn board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warningOptimum shift indicatorPersonal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectableReal time traffic informationSpeed limiting functionTraffic message channel (TMC)
Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension
Aluminium lightweight construction including crankcaseBattery age recognition functionDouble VANOSDrive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort, sport and sport+ modesView moreEngine cover with BMW roundel twin power turbo designationHigh precision direct injectionOil dipstickVALVETRONIC engine management
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Features
2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe functionAir intake in gloss blackAutomatic headlight beam throw controlAutomatically dimming rear view mirrorView moreBody colour door handlesBody colour front bumperBody colour mirror capsBody colour roof mouldingsClear lenses direction indicator lightsDark chrome exhaust tailpipeDarkened rear lights with LED light barsDaytime driving lightsDirection indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrorsDynamic brake lightsElectric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closingExclusive front door sill finishers with BMW designationFollow me home headlightsFront air inlet with high gloss black finishFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsGreen tinted heat protection glazingHeadlight range controlHeated windscreen washer jetsHeated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger sideHigh level third brake lightKidney grille with extra wide high gloss black vertical slatsLED front fog lightsLED welcome home lightsModel designationModel specific design elementsRain sensor with automatic headlight activationRear bumper with high gloss black finishRear fog lightsRear window aerialReversing light in rear light clusterShark fin roof aerialVisible VIN plate
Interior Features
12V power socket in centre console12V power socket in passenger footwell3 spoke sports leather steering wheel with red stitchingConditioned based serviceView moreFront and rear side armrests integrated into door trimFront door storage binsFront floor mats in velourFront head restraintsFront sliding armrestFront sports seats with electric side bolster adjustmentGlove box handle with chrome surroundInterior lighting, front centre over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light activation when door is openedIsofix child seat for two outer rear seatsLeather gearknobLeather handbrake leverLuggage compartment access via BMW roundelManually adjustment steering wheel columnMulti-function controls for steering wheelRear coat hooksRear folding head restraintsStorage compartment in rear centre consoleTwo cupholders with sliding cover and inlay mat
Passive Safety
2 rear 3 point safety beltsActive differential brake (ADB), electronic differential lock in DSC-OFF modeAirbag - 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 brake assistView moreAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)BMW emergency callBrake dryingBrake energy regenerationBraking readinessCBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash sensor activating central locking release with hazard warning lights and interior lighting + battery safety cut-offDynamic brake controlDynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTCFront pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiter, rear coaded belt bucklesHill start assistRear brake discsSeat belt security check for driver and front passengerSide impact protectionTwin hornsTyre pressure monitoring with 3 level warning strategyVentilated front disc brakesWarning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentCheck control system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningLocking wheel boltsRemote control including integrated key with red insertView moreStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation buttonThatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser
Trim
High gloss black interior with pearl chrome finish
Wheels
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
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Performance
Acceleration (0-62MPH)
8.8 secs
BHP
134 bhp
Maximum speed
130 mph
Fuel Consumption
MPG
52
MPG (Extra Urban)
61
MPG (Urban Cold)
42
Emissions
Co2
125 g/km
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Valves per cylinder
4
Weight / KW
Gross weight
1,850 kg
Kerb weight
EURO 1,340 kg
Seats
4
KW
100 KW
Dimensions
Height
1,418 mm
Length
4,432 mm
Width
1774 mm
Engine & Drivetrain
Cylinders
3
Engine Capacity
1,499 cc
Gears
6
Engine
B38B15M0
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BMW 2 Series
Introduction
Sharp handling and a range of outstanding engines make BMW's first generation 'F22'-era 2 Series Coupe a unique choice in the segment for compact sports coupes from the 2014-2021 period.

The car delivers all BMW's best bits distilled down into a compact driver-focused package.
Models
2dr Coupe (218i,220i,228i,330i,M240i,M2,M2Competition / 218d, 220d, 225d) [SE, Modern, Sport, M Sport]
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History
Turn the clock back to the late Sixties and early Seventies and you'll find that BMW used to have a younger age profile.

The customers who bought cars like their much loved 2002tii and 2002 turbo models were the kind of youthful, free-spirited people who would otherwise have gone for an Alfa Spider sports car or a Mini Cooper.

But the Bavarian marque doesn't make machines like that any more - or does it? Proof that they do was delivered in 2014 in the form of this model, the MK1 'F22'-era 2 Series Coupe. It was launched as a replacement for the 1 Series Coupe model that had been charming enthusiasts since 2007.

Not even they though, could ever have described a two-door 1 Series as an attractive-looking thing.

This car, in contrast, sat much easier on the eye and, with any coupe, that's half the battle won. This was a little rear wheel drive coupe in which the folds of the company's corporate approach were shaken out a little.

The racy 225d diesel and 228i petrol models were mainstream range highlights and a spirited drive in either is enough to make a rival Volkswagen Scirocco - or indeed BMW's larger 4 Series Coupe - from this period seem rather dull.

Best of all are the potent six cylinder M235i and M2 variants, offering near-supercar levels of performance.

The M2 (F87) was introduced in 2015 with 370hp. The 2 Series Coupe was joined by a Convertible version (F23) shortly after launch.

In 2017, both line-ups were facelifted and the M235i was uprated to M240i status.

In 2019, the M2 was replaced by the M2 Competition model with 410hp.

The rare M2 CS sold between 2019 and 2020.

F22 Coupe range was replaced by a second generation model in late 2021 only offered in fixed-top form, so the Convertible F23 range carried on for a little longer.
What You Get
Is this the most stylish small BMW coupe ever made? Many will think so.

This car's predecessor, the old 1 Series Coupe, featured a blend of aesthetics that was never quite as comfortable as it could have been.

From some angles it looked great, all muscle and attitude, while from others it looked about as elegant as Jimmy Nail in Jimmy Choos.

With this 2 Series though, it was a very different story.

Squint and you can see elements of the previous 1 Series Coupe model in the shape of the glasshouse, but some of that old awkwardness went here, replaced by a far more elegant, cohesive look.

Some might not see this car as being quite as good looking as the bigger 4 Series Coupe from this period, but it's nevertheless a handsome thing.

Don't worry: the neighbours will certainly notice. And inside? A driver-focused car should have a driver-focused cockpit - and this one does.

In fact, there are very few small sporting models from this period that set you up better behind the wheel.

Take a look around and it's functional rather than flash, with the Munich-maker's familiar design language of two black-faced instruments in a driver-focused cowl.

There's certainly plenty of space to stretch out given this car's compact dimensions, though headroom will be a touch restricted if the optional glass sunroof is fitted and shorter drivers might feel as if the high waistline of the car is a bit enveloping.

Over the shoulder visibility's a bit restricted too.

Drivers used to the old 1 Series Coupe will find the front three-quarter vision better though, thanks to slim A-pillars. 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 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 1 Series Sports Hatch from this period.

In fact, the 390-litre total cargo area capacity is 20-litres up on what the old 1 Series 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 220d diesel auto] Parts prices for a 2 Series 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 £98-£140 bracket, though pricier brands can cost in the £350-£420 bracket.

Rear brake discs cost in the £65-£170 bracket, though pricier brands can cost in the £350-£400 bracket.

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

A set of rear pads is around £60.

A starter motor is around £570.

A wiper blade costs in the £12-£15 bracket.
On the Road
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, 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. If you've upgraded from the old 1 Series model, one of the first changes you're going to notice is the standard Drive Performance Control system, 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 2 Series buyers, you decide against the slick 6-speed stick shifter and find a car with the 8-speed automatic paddle-shift transmission.

There's also an optional quicker-shifting Sport automatic transmission fitted further up the range. 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 very 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.

If you ignore the lower 'SE' or 'Modern' trim levels, your car will also come with an extra 'Sport +' setting that'll 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 find a car whose original owner spent more on damping - maybe in upgrading to optional stiff M Sport suspension but ideally a car featuring 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. Don't worry too much if your budget can't stretch to the really expensive models.

All 2 Series Coupe models get Twin Power Turbo technology and any one of them is going to be a pretty rewarding thing to own - and to drive.

Across the range, the slick-shifting 6-speed manual gearshift is lovely and the ride's good too, suppler than you'll find on, say, a 1 Series hatch, despite this car's cornering sharpness.

It's as well though, that the German marketeers decided not to carry across the feeblest powerplants from the 1 Series hatchback into this 2 Series line-up.

Which means that the range begins with 143bhp 218d or 184bhp 220d diesel models.

Even the 218d makes 62mph from rest in 8.9s on the way to 132mph, figures the 220d improves to 7.2s and 143mph.

If you prefer not to fuel from the black pump, the 184bhp 220i petrol variant improves that to 7s dead and 146mph. These kinds of figures give you some idea of the performance potential lurking further up the line-up.

Which of course is where the really exciting engines are to be found.

The first of these, you may be surprised to learn, is a diesel, the 225d being our personal pick as one of the world's finest and a car that in this 2 Series line-up comes only with eight-speed Sport auto transmission.

This variant's stoked-up 2.0-litre unit was the first all aluminium oil-burner in the world to achieve a specific output of over 100bhp per litre and here, twin turbos help it all the way to 218bhp, 0-62mph in 6.3s dead and a 150mph top speed, while the ability to cover 40-60mph in no more than around 4s means you can slingshot past slower-moving traffic as if it wasn't there. The 225d is, in other words, a really quick car and rival marques have hulking great six-cylinder diesels that can't match it.

In fact, the only real issue with this particular car is the one that applies to all small BMW's fuelled from the black pump: that of refinement.

Other rivals now offer quieter diesel options - it's as simple as that.

If this is an issue for you and the requirement is for a mainstream 2 Series model with a bit of extra poke, we'd direct you towards the 228i, the petrol-powered pocket rocket in the standard range.

Here again, you've a four cylinder engine with the punch and performance of a 'six'.

In this case, we're talking of a 245bhp 2.0-litre turbo four that catapults this coupe to sixty two mph in just 5.7s on the way to 154mph.

It's a desirable machine then - but further up the line-up, there are even nicer ones. Both use BMW's superb six cylinder 3.0-litre petrol unit.

Things start with the M235i, an 'M Performance' model with 326bhp on tap, 1bhp more than a Porsche Cayman S from this period if you're interested.

This was upgraded to 335hp when this variant evolved into the M240i, at the time of the 2 Series Coupe range's 2017 model year facelift.

If you want to go further, then you're going to want the full-fat M2, launched in 2015 with 370hp, then upgraded in 2019 to 'Competition' form with a 410hp version of the same 3.0-litre six cylinder twin turbo motor.
Overall
If pushed to name BMW's most convincing sporting car from the 21st century's second decade, many would walk past the mighty M5, ignore the powerhouse M3 and M4 models, pause briefly to admire the lines of the Z4 and end up at the baby of the range, this 'F22'-era 2 Series Coupe.

With a selection of fantastic engines and the draw of a fully-fledged and awesomely capable M model at the top end, this two-door 2 Series demonstrated once again that light is right.

Not for nothing did this model enjoy the lowest average owner age profile of any that the Bavarian brand made in this period. This 2 Series isn't perfect of course.

You might suggest that its shape isn't the most alluring we've ever seen from this Munich maker - but at the same time, you'd have to admit it to be a huge aesthetic step forward from the old 1 Series coupe.

Anyway, what'll sell this thing to you is its road going experience, its lust for life and the way it'll remind you of what driving used to be about when all that's ahead is a ribbon of twisting tarmac.

Ultimately, it's the kind of car that BMW does better than almost anyone.
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Economy
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Depreciation
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This vehicle is located at Wimbledon Big Motoring World Waterside Way London SW170HB
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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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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 must be placed by debit card as we’re unable to accept 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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