The HLG Team: We buy well cared for, low mileage cars and estates with service history.
Feast your eyes:
Please note: The used car business has been a bit crazy over the past year and we are doing our best to keep up with demand, whilst maintaining our sensible pricing policy. In many cases, as soon as we upload the photos on here, someone snaps up the car and someone else is disappointed. Some of the vehicles don't get as far as having the exposure on here, as we have buyers lined up before they arrive. It is a good idea, therefore, to call us and have a chat with your requirements, so that we can alert you when the right car is due in. Sorry if it sounds a bit strange, but it is very much a matter of supply and demand, due to various factors, not the least of which is the world shortage of microprocessors ('chips') which is having a profound effect on new vehicle supply. We are not bumping our prices up and we are trying to fix up all our enquirers with decent cars, so do talk to us, on 01663 763355. Thanks very much. Peter and the team. **By the way, you will encounter some gaps in the text, due to unexplicable gremlins on our rather old website (we'll put it down to microchips, or the price of electricity) so bear with us, please. You just have to keep scrolling as soon as you come across a gap. Weird, but we just have to crave your indulgence on this.The following cars, in no particular order, are available at the time of writing this on 13/10/22:
2018 68 Skoda Rapid 1.0 Spaceback SE Tech TSi 5 door, petrol manual. One lady owner, 11,300 miles.........................................................................£9,995
2010 60 Toyota Avensis 1.8 TR 4 door petrol 'Valvematic' manual in metallic dark blue, with only 40,700 miles...........................................................£5,995
2015 65 Dacia Sandero 1.0 (890cc) Stepway Laureate TCE petrol, 5 door manual in metallic dark blue.52,300 miles................................................£6,450
2017 67 plate Ford Tourneo 1.5 TDCi Connect 5 door automatic in rich metallic mid blue. What a find! A shrewd buy for anyone who needs oodles of room and a relaxed, comfortable vehicle. Powered by the cleaner, greener Euro 6 diesel, we'll be surprised if there are any others around at this mileage - a mere 6,700!! Four Ford dealer service stamps in the book. A joy to drive, an amazing load carrier and a lot of car for the money, just...............................................£17,795
2018 68 Volkswagen 'Up By Beats' edition, in black with red style additions and an amazing patterned dashboard. One local owner and only 14,700 miles. A very striking car, surprisingly lively (one litre) and frugal..........................£10,495
2011 11 Skoda Octavia 1.6 petrol MPi SE estate in gleaming black. One local owner, who tells us she kept it longer than any previous car as she and her hubbie loved it. It has averaged 8,500 miles a year and has a very impressive service history...just had a service and MoT, plus four brand new tyres, so this useful load carrier is ready to rock at just...................................................£4,995
2014 14 Hyundai iX20 1.6 petrol Active automatic in white. One local, lady owner and only 25,800 miles.
More cars in the pipeline - watch this space!! If you don't see what you are looking for, please let us know, as we are talking to people all the time about vehicles and it is surprising how often we can pull something out of the bag!
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 - and bras!! (The bras - we have had 118 bags donated so far - go to Uganda - honestly!). 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!