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Household automotive shopping for made simple with Motorpoint Swansea – The Motorpoint Expertise

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Selecting a household automotive is a large determination. After shopping for a house it’s in all probability the most important buy most individuals will make. But with so many makes and fashions in the marketplace, every with their very own distinctive options, it may be troublesome to know the place to start out.

Motorpoint invited us to their Swansea retailer to expertise, of their phrases, “automotive shopping for made simple’ and to check drive a household automotive.

Specialising in almost new vehicles, Motorpoint are a nationwide firm with 17 shops throughout the UK plus an internet retailer. They’ve hundreds of vehicles on sale from greater than 30 completely different producers and promise their costs can’t be crushed.

Right here’s how we bought on placing the Motorpoint expertise to the check.

The outside of Motorpoint Swansea store, with blue and orange logo

What we’re in search of in a household automotive

Vehicles are positively not my specialist topic and I didn’t have a make or mannequin in thoughts earlier than our check drive expertise. Fortunately although we have been capable of discuss to Mike from Motorpoint, about what we have been in search of in order that they might recommend some vehicles that will go well with our wants. They’ve hundreds of vehicles obtainable from greater than 30 producers, so there have been varied choices obtainable for us.

As a household of 5, we want a automotive with sufficient area for us all to really feel snug and never cramped. We love heading out on adventures so we want one thing with loads of boot room for picnics, welly boots, moist climate gear, seashore stuff and so on, and strong sufficient to face up to the inevitable mud, sand and grime that finally ends up on sneakers and garments after days out. We frequently have our youngsters’s buddies within the automotive for after college playdates or to move to their varied actions and golf equipment, so a seven seater automotive is a should for us, ideally with sufficient boot room when the again seats are in use too.

When our youngsters have been youthful, we would have liked a automotive that would match three automotive seats in a row, however now with simply our eight 12 months outdated in a booster seat, and the opposite two aged 12 and 10 and virtually as tall as me, we want area for rising youngsters quick approaching the teenage years.

One thing I really like about our present automotive (a Volkswagen Touran) is that the motive force’s seat is greater up than different vehicles. As somebody who’s solely 5ft tall, this actually helps give me extra confidence when driving as a result of it means I can truly see what’s happening.

I additionally desire a automotive that appears modern and trendy, maybe a bit of bit edgy however not too sporty-looking; one thing that appears prefer it’s being pushed by a 43 12 months outdated and never a 23 12 months outdated.

We additionally desire a automotive that’s environment friendly, dependable and – maybe most significantly – secure.

Is a Peugeot 5008 the automotive for us?

Three cars against a white inside wall with Motorpoint logo

It took us round 45 minutes to drive from our home in North Cardiff to Motorpoint at Swansea Enterprise Park, the place we have been greeted by Gross sales Supervisor Mike who has labored for the corporate for greater than a decade. He steered a Peugeot 5008 for us – though he mentioned if it wasn’t to our style we have been welcome to take a look across the spacious retailer to see if the rest took our fancy.

The very first thing that struck me in regards to the 5008 was the attractive deep blue color – it’s referred to as Celebes Blue – and the putting form; it positively met my transient of being modern and strong with out being too heavy-looking.

My subsequent thought was how clear the automotive was – evidently our household automotive will not be that shiny on the skin or tidy on the within.

Reassuringly, all Motorpoint vehicles are underneath guarantee (this one particularly nonetheless underneath producer’s guarantee) and are checked by Motorpoint consultants to make sure they’re secure.

Me, in a pink dress, stood next to the Peugeot, outside the front of the Motorpoint Swansea store

Me sat in the car with the door open outside the front of Motorpoint Swansea

Our household vehicles get well-used and we preserve them for a number of years, fairly than changing extra incessantly, so shopping for with a low mileage is a crucial issue for us. It’s good to listen to then that almost all of vehicles at Motorpoint are two to a few years outdated and have low mileage. Our Peugeot was a 2021 plate with simply 13,000 miles on the clock, and priced at £31,999.

The open boot of the Peugeot 5008, inside the store
Me, sat inside the driver's seat of the car, one hand on steering wheel

The shop itself is large and spacious. There have been different clients selecting vehicles similtaneously us however because it’s so large I by no means felt like we have been getting in anybody’s means and as they’ve a whole lot of vehicles on show there was no hazard we’d be preventing over the identical automotive.

My youngsters beloved the shop – my daughter is already planning on what to get for her first automotive and my boys have been fairly taken with among the sports activities vehicles.

There are rest room amenities and even a small café on website, plus seating areas should you want time to suppose via your choices.

Motorpoint has 17 shops throughout the UK plus much more vehicles obtainable on-line and should you see one thing you want elsewhere they’ll prepare to get it to your nearest retailer.

Exploring Swansea within the Peugeot 5008

Take a look at drives can be found seven days every week on all autos on show and are, as you’d count on, utterly free. You’ll want a photograph card driving licence with a supporting second proof of id (both debit card/bank card or passport). They’re unaccompanied and also you get to exit by yourself.

Most check drives final for round 15 to twenty minutes however for the aim of this text we had the automotive for a complete afternoon, giving us loads of time to discover Swansea.

Me standing next to the car, parked up near the beach in Swansea
Photo taken from the passenger seat showing the dash board of the car plus a Motorpoint air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror

When you’ve learn Cardiff Mummy Says for a whilst you’ll know Swansea is a particular place for me as a result of it’s the place I went to school and the place I met the person who’s now my husband.

We at all times love an excuse to go to with our youngsters and so, with the solar shining, this was the right alternative for us to move to Oxwich Bay within the Gower for a picnic, accompanied by a bag of pretty meals kindly given to us by Motorpoint together with a fab Motorpoint picnic blanket – at all times a helpful factor to have within the boot of your automotive.

Me in a pink dress sat on a blue tartan blanket with the Motorpoint logo, on a sandy beach with the sea in the background
My children pictured from behind, sat on the Motorpoint picnic blanket on the beach

There are many in-depth technical critiques of the Peugeot 5008 on the market, written by individuals much more succesful and educated than me, so I’ll depart that to the consultants. What I wish to inform you is how we bought on after we took the automotive on a household journey.

I’m not probably the most assured of drivers so my husband drove to start with, discovering it simple sufficient to determine the controls. I took over in a while the quieter roads and located the automotive snug and clean to function. The steering wheel was loads smaller and extra manageable than you’d count on in a automotive of this dimension, which could not be a problem for some individuals however for brief individuals like me with small fingers, issues like this make an enormous distinction.

It at all times amazes me how a lot know-how in vehicles is continually altering – it was nice to see an inbuilt navigation service though it took me a second to grasp that the 5008 makes use of a key-less fob to start out! We additionally beloved how quiet the automotive was, particularly on the massive roads. It has automated lights and wipers, parking sensors and a rearview digital camera which comes on routinely should you’re reverse parking, which I beloved.

My youngsters beloved that their seats may individually alter and recline, whereas I appreciated that the 2 entrance seats have separate local weather management features, that means no extra disagreements on one among us being too sizzling whereas the opposite is simply too chilly. The boot can also be large – we may positively match all our gear in it for every week away, and even with the foldable again seats up there was a large boot area.

I’ve by no means pushed a Peugeot earlier than and it’s not a make I’d actually thought of beforehand. I loved travelling in and driving in it although and having learn a couple of full critiques it scores properly so it’s positively on my radar for the longer term.

Our expertise at Motorpoint means I’d additionally positively suggest them for hassle-free automotive shopping for.

Me next to the car with a Motorpoint cup, door open, beach in the background

The Motorpoint Worth Promise and hassle-free shopping for

Overlook the stereotype of dodgy automotive gross sales individuals haggling costs and fearing you’re being ripped off. At Motorpoint, the worth you see is the worth you’ll pay. You gained’t must barter to see how low the gross sales individual will go, or be steered in direction of a specific automotive as a result of they’re getting a very good fee.

As the corporate explains, their community of patrons, mixed with their means to purchase in bulk, implies that Motorpoint can buy vehicles extraordinarily competitively. They then move these financial savings on on to clients so the worth you see is the very best value they’ll provide.

Motorpoint additionally provide a Worth Promise which suggests they may refund the distinction should you discover your automotive cheaper elsewhere. All their vehicles are almost new, with low mileage and underneath guarantee, plus there’s a 14 day money-back assure should you do change your thoughts.

For somebody who will not be assured with automotive shopping for it is a large plus level for me. I wish to know I’m not being taken benefit of and I don’t have the information or the boldness to haggle.

Merely, the worth is what it’s and it’s unbeatable.

There are numerous versatile finance choices, with recommendation on personalised finance plans tailor-made to you obtainable in retailer. They provide a part-exchange service in your outdated automotive and you may even drive your new automotive away on the identical day. That mentioned, there’s no strain to hurry a call; check drives are not any obligation and also you don’t must determine on the spot.

I discovered the Steadily Requested Questions web page of their web site actually informative and helpful on the entire above.

Me, in a pink dress, stood next to the Peugeot, outside the front of the Motorpoint Swansea store

We discovered the entire expertise actually optimistic. The workers have been pleasant and educated, the selection of vehicles was intensive and all have been almost new with very low mileage. The workers listened to our wants and beneficial vehicles based mostly on what would go well with us. It’s positively made us take into consideration our subsequent automotive buy and we might even look to purchase one earlier than we had deliberate.

We check drove this automotive from Motorpoint in Swansea. When you’re in search of a automotive, head to their web site or go to the shop for a no-obligation browse.

Motorpoint, Swansea Enterprise Park, Samlet Highway, Llamsamlet, Swansea, SA7 9AG.

Go to the Motorpoint Swansea web site right here.

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