......................................................................Happy New Year, everyone! In these strange times, it seems far from certain as to how long the 'happiness quotient' will take to kick in, but as far as your motoring needs are concerned, we will do everything we can to keep you safely on the road.........................our front doors have to remain locked at the moment, access for the staff being the side door by the tyre bay. (High Lane branch). As tyres, service and MoT are all deemed essential, it's business as usual, except that you can't come inside the building......................so call us on 01663 763355 or email us at peter.murrayhlg@gmail.com and we'll do the rest.............................. covid restrictions will not stop your car getting the attention it deserves and although we will be operating strictly within the guidelines, we will endeavour to provide the standard of service you have come to expect...................this also applies to car purchases, as we adopt the 'Click And Collect' approach' which means you are not able to sit in the car or test drive it, but you buy it and we give you a call seven days later to make sure everything is tickety boo.......................if you are happy, we are happy; if you have any issues, we'll discuss them and if you think the car is not right for you, we'll refund your money, on the proviso that it hasn't suffered any damage. We trialled this during lockdowns one and two and much as we like the friendlier, personal method of test drive, sort out the paperwork with a cup of Yorkshire Tea or Douewe Egberts Pure Gold in your hand, we crave your indulgence is these oddest times.............................maybe if the people who made the rules had any experience of working in the used car business, they would have been a little more accomodating, but we wouldn't swap jobs with them for all the tea in Yorkshire, so we will comply with what they decree and make the best of it.....................................we want rid of the lurgy as much as anyone does............................................the huge advantage of dealing with the HLG Team is that we have been buying, vetting and supplying cars for a very long time and we have a solid name for picking the right vehicles, so you are in good hands and we will look after you.......................check out our five star Google reviews and or the 'Kind Words' section on this website..............................there may be fancier places to do business, or flashier websites to peruse, but when the chips are down, it is always the quality of the cars and the personal service which win the day..................................we are proud to have been invited to become members of The Independent Motor Dealers' Association (IMDA for short) four years ago, a not for profit body which prioritises customer care and high industry standards........................................in the same way as when we became one of the first three used car dealers in the area to meet the requirements of the Trading Standards 'Fair Play Charter' scheme, twenty years ago, we feel proud to have been accepted into the nationwide IMDA, having met the tightly drawn up membership criteria.......................................(we miss those bi annual, unannounced spot checks from the Trading Standards guys, but cost cutting at local government levels meant prioritising and the charter suffered along the way............... needless to say, we have done our best to uphold the charter and the IMDA is a welcome 'breath of fresh air,' proving its worth across the country to both consumers' and reputable dealers' benefit alike................................it's all good stuff and is another good reason to entrust your business to High Lane Garage....................................just out of interest and as a little test, I'd like to see who is reading this and have a couple of boxes of chocolate to give away, to the first two people to either telephone us on 01663 76335 or email peter.murrayhlg@gmail.com and use the code 'Ticker Tape chocolates.'........................it's just to satisfy my curiosity as to whether I am in the minority reading moving messages on websites, or do folk still look at them?......................................................over to you (and if you have had too much chocolate over the Christmas period and can't face any more, I'll send you a crisp fiver instead!)....................................................

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The HLG Team: We buy well cared for, low mileage cars and estates with service history.

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WE ARE BUYING AGAIN! Yes, we can now once again talk about cars on the forecourt.We are looking for some well cared for vehicles: cars, estates, mpv's even a couple of nice, clean vans. If you are selling , please talk to us. Call 01663 763355 or email peter.murrayhlg@gmail.com.

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The garage with a history of looking after its customers. Until the Trading Standards Fair Play Charter Scheme succumbed to recessionary cutbacks in 2012, we were proud to receive the FPC certificate each year from 1999 to 2011. Pictured is lady mayoress Hazel Lees presenting the coveted certificate to Peter in the scheme's final year. Thanks very much, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council - the sandwiches were pretty good, too! 
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 Before you start reading our stock, please know that you will encounter some long spaces in the text, which we can't readily explain. There are a lot of inexplicable things going on at the moment, so don't worry about our gaps, just keep on scrolling! So when you come to a gap, scroll, scroll and scroll again. There are about 22 cars for sale on this page, but you'll miss them if you don't keep scrolling. Thank you for your patience when visiting our website. We can now talk with you (wearing masks) take your service, body repair and MoT bookings in person, over the phone or email and we can discuss car sales.  (01663 763355) or email peter.murrayhlg@gmail.com. Keep scrolling down - ignore the space and scroll to your heart's content, to find more cars...gaps are appearing between some of the cars, but if you keep scrolling, you'll find them.

 

Please refer to this page for updates - as new stock arrives, it appears on this page, then you can click on the photos.....if we've had time to take them. We don't call it 'The Madhouse' for nothing! 

Feel free to browse here regularly. We handle great cars and have workshop facilities to back your transaction; plus a reputation for fair trading. Click on the 'Kind Words' button to dip into more than see what real people think of the HLG ethos! There are 32 5 star reviews on Google, too, so we must be doing someting right!

Stay safe, Peter and the team. Call or email to reserve any of these....

*/  2018 Honda Jazz 1.3 SE 6 speed manual in bright red. 9,200 miles, clean as a whistle!........................................................£10,995

*/  2018 68 Honda Jazz i-VTEC 6 speed manual in pearlescent white, only 9,300 miles..................................£9,995

*/  2017 67 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Match Edition 3 door in white, this one with only 23,000 miles, this has upgrade (very smart) alloy wheels and is as clean as a whistle, again from a known local family.........£8,795....Keep scrolling..........

 

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*/ 2015 15 Volkswagen Street Up in silver with yellow and black interior and decals. Supplied by us to its last owner (five cars in the family now!). Only 18,700 miles...£6,995 ......................Keep scrolling.........

 

 

 

*/ 2012 62 Vauxhall Combo 1.25 automatic in dark metallic blue. Wheelcair ramp and associated fittings, yet retaining four seats. Suitable for a variety of uses. Only 27,000 miles...£6,500

 

*/  2010 60 Toyota Auris 1.6 Valvematic manual in electric blue. Ten stamps in the service book, one husband and wife owned from new, locally sourced and a real eyecatcher, at a down to earth price................................................£3,995 

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*/  2009 59 Toyota Auris 1.4 TR automatic in metallic grey. Supplied by us to its last owner, this is a lovely car with a mere 17,800 miles, the last owner having it used it very little. Space limitations mean that two or three of our cars are in storage at the moment and this is one such, but do let us know if you are interested and we'll have it here in a jiffy (well, three jiffies, if that's the right plural). Keep scrolling, there are more to come!

*/  2009 09 Honda CRV Executive petrol manual in black. A well cared for CRV, replaced by a newer ditto (always a good sign). 'Thinking' four wheel drive, giving you the best of both worlds: front wheel drive for normal running and it automatically slips into four wheel drive mode when the going gets slippery; clever, huh? Four new tyres just been fitted, ready to make someone happy at ..... £5,795.............. keep scrolling.....

*/  2009 09 Toyota Yaris 1.3 TR 5 door 6 speed in metallic dark blue. One local owner, only 49,740 miles, good service history. Great value....................£Wow!! That was good value - it sold almost immediately, on the 'Click and Collect' scheme (or, in this case, 'Click and Deliver.') A recommendation led to a very excited lady, for whom we will deliver the car this week, suitably sanitized to comply with the guidelines. She's very happy with it (we called her a few days later). How can we make you happy today?

2009 09 Ford Transit Connect 1.8 TDCi van. A rare find, ordered new in metallic red by its only owner. As he is not VAT registered, there is no VAT to pay - that's how it works and it makes it almost £800 less than if he had been a member of that club. So, a win win van and ready to do some work, having averaged only 7,500 miles a year (89,600 in total). £3,995 and it's yours.....................keep scrolling..........

*/  2009 58 Ford Fiesta Titanium automatic in black, with luxurious grey interior. 63,690 miles, very smart colour combination, drives beautifully.......................................................................£4,695

*/  2007 07 (on private plate, which is included at no extra cost, as the owner has finished driving) Honda Civic 1.8 iVTEC ES automatic in silver. One retired, local owner, only 65,100 miles, eleven stamps in the service book, a brilliant find, it even has a panoramic roof!................................................................................ £3,895

*/  2007 07 Toyota Auris 1.6 TR 3 door automatic in metallic dark grey, supplied by us to its last owner, a nice low mileage example for.................................£3,495

*/  2007 07 Toyota Yaris 1.3 T Spirit 3 door in metallic blue. Supplied by us a few years ago to its last owner and part exchanged for a newer car. One or two age related scratches, but it drives well and has a decent spec., buy it with confidence at ....£2,750..........keep scrolling.......

2005 05 Honda Civic 1.6 Executive 5 door 5 speed in  metallic grey with the rare (special order) grey leather interior. This has come from a local gentleman and it deserves a good home. This model was very popular in years gone by and this shape ( known as the 'pre spaceship' series to those in the know!) is enjoying a renaissance due to its build quality, a car equivalent to the trend towards 'vintage' in house decoration, perhaps. £3,795 is the price (we did a post Christmas national value check and this sits well) at the crazy, low mileage of 38,789........ normally, we'd say 'come and have a look,' but in the present regime, much as we'd love to,  we can't. Guidelines apply, but you are on a safe bet with this.This is a car for those who know about Hondas; for the right owner, it's a steal!

*/  2004 04 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDSi automatic in black. Supplied by us to its last owner, 78,200 miles, comfortable smooth auto for.........................................£2,995. Currently in storage, but quickly accessible for a 'Click and Collection / Delivery.

 

Currently negotiating for a 63 plate Volvo V40 high specification 1.6 diesel manual in white with panoramic roof, black leather, rear park sensors etc., with 67,000 miles. This should cause a bit of a stir, as it is the free road fund licence model and the mpg on these is impressive. More news soon.....also on the go, a 65 plate Toyota Aygo, a 13 plate Dacia Duster 'Laureate' and a 12 plate Mercedes A160 1.4 petrol manual 5 door... I drove this just half an hour before the current guidelines were announced and it's a beauty - only 24,400 miles with loads of recent service history.The owner is finishing driving at a spritely 93 (he is an inspiration) and the car is a credit to him, clean inside and out and it drives a treat. The boot carpet is clean and it's just a nice, comfy car. Register your interest and we'll keep you informed. Just had the go ahead on a 2015 65 Toyota Aygo 1.0 X-Play VVTi 5 door in bright red, due 10 - 14 days. There are bound to be other cars coming our way soon and we look forward to discussing your requirements.The thing to do is TALK to us; pick up the phone and let's chat about your (car!) needs from the comfort and safety of your own home. 01663 763355.... the 'Hotline To Happiness!'

News flash: A deposit arrived whilst I was writing this, from a couple in Buxton, car unseen (but properly described) following an email conversation. That's how click and collect works - they've seen the testimonials and are happy to proceed. Life is good! Update: two more sales on 'Click and collection / delivery.'

This is the hygenic way to buy at the moment, so don't procrastinate, call us on 01663 763355 or email peter.murrayhlg@gmail.com. We admit to having our doubts at first, but Click and collect works best with a long established dealer with a reputation for fair play and we are delighted so far. Will you be next?

 

 

 

 

 

 

More cars in the pipeline - watch this space!! 

Part exchange is welcome. Sales hotline is 01663 763355.    Low mileage cars with service history wanted, please.

You may already be aware of changes in the law regarding personal details retention - GDPR as it is known, an extension of data protection regulation. We assure you that no personal information is given or sold to any third parties and your records are for our own use only. When we notify you of your due date for your MoT test, this is in the form of a helpful letter. If we need to forward details of safety recalls this is for your direct benefit; your safety is paramount to us. At no time do we pass your details to marketing companies and we respect your privacy in the same way as we expect other companies to respect ours as consumers. 

 

If you are looking for a particular model of car, let us know on 01663 763355 and we'll add it to our 'wanted' list.

Watch this space........... lots of good stuff going on at HLG:

We need your stamps and bric a brac. The HLG team is collecting used postage stamps in aid of Blythe House Hospice . Please save yours and drop them in or post them to us. We collected in excess of ONE MILLION stamps for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People - now it is the Hospice's turn and we hope to raise the next million in the not too distant future, so  thank you and please keep 'em coming. N.B. Please leave a little paper around each edge of the stamps, (Ideally about 1cm). If posting, please make sure you have enough stamps on the package, as we have had several examples of non - delivery, which is a bit ironic when you think about it. Thanks! We are also a drop off point for your unwanted bric a brac, books, clothes, toys, anything you have finished with, which Beryl will sell on her regular market stall and table top sales in aid of Revive a Life.

A local dealer with a solid reputation -  We see our garage, which was established on this site on 15th of June 1927, as perpetuating "the corner shop" approach to the motor business. If our incidence of repeat custom is anything to go by, it works. People come from all over, time and again and tell their friends, family and colleagues.One local family has had NINETEEN car transactions with us during our twenty six years here, whilst another family took delivery of their sixteenth vehicle earlier this year. A lady round the corner has recently made her TWELFTH purchase, while fours, fives and sixes are regular occurences. Proof positive that we care - in fact we get the strong feeling that many people are going back to grass roots, spending their money with the little guys like us where they know they will be treated with respect and given that extra time and consideration. Our wages only happen as a direct result of continued business. We bought our 391st Honda Jazz a few days ago - more Jazz models wanted, please.

A couple of  interesting facts: the average turnaround time for used car retailing in the UK is 45.5 days; that is the period from taking a vehicle into stock, preparing it for sale, advertising it and the new owner taking delivery. The HLG average is a mere 19.8 days - less than half the norm. Just recently, in post lockdown times, quite a few cars have found new owners in under 48 hours from arrival, a result of unprecedented demand. This has to do with picking the right stock, relationships with workshop personel and suppliers and a reputation for being a safe bet for customers to spend their money wisely. Also interesting is that we do not, unlike the vast majority of dealers, pay any money to companies who direct traffic to our website - no search engines, no SEO payments, no pay per click or any of the enhancements which seem to underpin so many dealerships nowadays. This website is run organically and we're proud of that. Existing customers and referalls from them account for the majority of our sales and other dealers are flabbergasted, considering that their monthly spend can be anywhere between £1,200 and £3,000 on one household name search engine alone!! We'd rather spend that money on making sure our cars are properley prepared and conforming to the HLG ethos - matching tyres (same manufacturer) on all four corners, a minimum of 4mm tread across the full width (well in excess of the MoT requirement) and every car supplied with two keys. Colleagues in the trade tell us we're bonkers doing these (and other things) which set us apart, but we have proved time and again that happy customers are loyal and tell others, so we'll continue to do things our way. Twenty eight years in the present ownership and our customer base continues to grow. (Our recently retired accountant calls it 'The HLG Car Club,' which is really rather nice! It absolutely describes how we want it to be).

   Consider our cars and remember that apart from buying and selling vehicles, you can sample our other services. Body repairs, paintwork, paintless dent removal, puncture repairs, tyres, servicing, parking sensor fiment, etc. Whatever your motoring needs, talk to us and we'll do our best to help you. Without pressure. With a smile!

  We are now regularly posting snippets and latest stock on Facebook. Have a look at us at Facebook High Lane Garage and tell us what you think. Better still, 'like' us or share.Thank you and stay safe!