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Dealer Spotlight with Swansway Group

Posted by Andrew Dooley on November 12, 2020

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Swansway Group.  

The History

Michael Smyth founded Swansway Group in 2003 along with his three sons, David, John, and Peter, all of whom are motor industry born and bred. Swansway has grown and thrived in the intervening years with a range of approved dealership franchises covering Audi, Jaguar, Honda, Land Rover, Peugeot, SEAT, Volkswagen, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, as well as a state-of-the-art accident repair centre.

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Topics: customer success story, dealer profile, dealer spotlight

Dealer Spotlight with Riverside Motor Group

Posted by Andrew Dooley on October 14, 2020

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Riverside Motor Group, an independently-owned dealership in Yorkshire.  

The History

Established in 1982, Riverside Motor Group is an independently-owned business that prides itself on outstanding customer service across award-winning dealerships located in Doncaster, Wakefield, and Hull. Riverside Motor Group includes authorised Volvo, SEAT and Mitsubishi dealers, and their dealerships are recognised by their respective car manufacturers as offering the highest standards of customer service and care.

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Dealer Spotlight: Introducing Carbase and its ambitious plans to expand

Posted by Ashley Karr on June 17, 2019

1,144: that’s the magic number for Carbase, the family-run used car supermarket with branches in Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Lympsham and Brent Knoll. It refers to the number of cars it strives to sell every month, mirroring the record set in March 2019.

Carbase aims to achieve this target by focusing on trust, transparency, and fairness—the values laid out by Managing Director Steve Winter when he established the company in 2003.

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Topics: case study, dealer profile, dealer spotlight

Dealer Spotlight: introducing Premier Car Supermarket and its path to growth

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on May 23, 2019

At CarGurus, we believe our dealers have valuable stories and insights worth sharing. Today, we’re featuring Premier Car Supermarket, a large independent dealer group near Derby.  

Picture what a perfectly-designed and located car supermarket might look like, and there’s a chance you’ll conjure up something similar to Premier Car Supermarket’s flagship site in Egginton, near Derby.

Opened just over two years ago, it sits in the centre of a heavily trafficked road network (including the busy A38 that runs between Derby and Burton upon Trent), meaning that not only is it easy to access, but it’s also visible to millions of motorists every week. What’s more, because the site was purchased as an empty field with planning permission already granted, the team at Premier Car Supermarket has been able to create a purpose-built showroom rather than adapting an existing structure.

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Topics: case study, dealer profile, dealer spotlight

Dealer spotlight: using data to inform decisions

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on January 23, 2019

Fords of Winsford is one of the thousands of UK dealers that upgraded to a CarGurus paid listings package. We’ve been working with their group marketing manager, Nathan Quayle, for three years and he views the relationship as a two-way partnership.

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Topics: case study, dealer profile, dealer spotlight