Direct Cars Reviews

4.75 Rating 784 Reviews
96 %
of reviewers recommend Direct Cars
Merchant Metrics
Shipping & Delivery
delivery methods
Own Driver
average delivery time
Within 5 Days
on-time delivery
accurate and undamaged orders
Customer Service
communication channels
Telephone, Live Chat, Email
queries resolved in
Under an hour
customer service
4.79 out of 5
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About Direct Cars:

Direct Cars are one of the original car supermarkets, opened in 1996 and still enjoying ever increasing success. Pioneers of the no hassle sales environment, customers have responded positively to the no pressure approach and are pleased to recommend the experience and return time and again.

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Direct Cars
Eckington Way

It should be written into law that all car sales companies should deal with their public the way that Direct Cars do. I cannot buy from a company who just hang around and try to pressure you into buying a car you don't want. The service at Direct cars is exemplary. You can wander round all day long, ask for the keys to look inside any vehicle, and the staff are there in the background (not hovering) if you want any advice. I've just bought my second car from them in 3 years, and I wouldn't entertain looking anywhere else. Andy (our helpful salesman) was very courteous and professional. The pricing of our car was very fair and we felt Andy was completely honest with us regarding all our questions. Direct cars offered us very close to what we hoped for the trade in for our vehicle. Our trust in Direct Cars is such, that even though they're on the wrong side of Sheffield for us, we will only take our car there for it to be regularly serviced and MOT'd - because we know, they will do a thoroughly professional job.
Posted 5 months ago
Poor after service, multiple false promises.. still awaiting...5 months later for a return call to repair damage caused to my car by this dealer and advised it was a priority to be done!!! Made many family purchases previously..but this is the last one
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Posted 6 days ago
Not happy with my car as it was vibrating and I dont feel comfortable with it but direct cars are not bothered
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Posted 2 months ago
Not at all happy with the car sold to me. Too many faults and still finding them for repair!!!!!
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Posted 3 months ago
Not impressed with the service at all, there was some marks and scratchs on the rear bumper only minor and easily solved, i was told these would be looked at and make them as good as possible, direct cars did not even attempted to sort the problem it as exactly the same no different and no attempt at all considering £17000 has just been spent on a car totally pathetic as is just a 1 month warranty which is more like a back street Arthur Daly warranty even worse as you get 3 months with most of them, i will never consider direct cars ever again and to my pleasure have managed to put off 3 potential customers already including my daughter who was 95% set on a car she had seen on your website, went to Mint cars just down the road you could learn a lot from them, goodbye.
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Posted 6 months ago
Terrible experience after having issues with brakes that were supposed to have been checked with a “fine tooth comb!”
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Posted 1 year ago
We are sorry you were not satisfied with the service you received.

After taking delivery of your new car, you came back the following Saturday by appointment complaining of a noise on the front brakes. We skimmed the front brake discs and replaced the front pads free of charge.

You then returned on Monday, complaining of a noise on the rear brakes. Despite having no appointment and our service department being fully booked, we agreed to start work on it straight away for you. We skimmed the rear brake discs and replaced the rear pads free of charge. You were invited in to the workshop whilst the work was being undertaken to see the progress.

A week later you returned, stating you'd been to Vauxhall for a health check in which they stated the rear brake discs were well below the 8mm legal limit. Even though you provided no paperwork from the Vauxhall dealer to substantiate their claims, we agreed to check them. On inspection we found the rear discs to be above the 8mm limit, despite what the Vauxhall dealer had said, and therefore there was no need to replace them. However for customer satisfaction we replaced the rear discs and fitted another set of new pads free of charge.

We consider that we've done everything we could to satisfy your requests and feel that the 1 star review is undeserved. Regardless of the poor review, we hope you are now enjoying your new vehicle.
Posted 1 year ago
I was told that the sat nav worked when I called to let them know it was not working they told me it's not their problem and the person that told me had left I willl never go back and u have told alll my friend.u told them I was going to put it on social media and they did not care .
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Posted 1 year ago
We are sorry you were not satisfied with the service you received. Allow us to explain.

You purchased a Mercedes-Benz A Class from us in December 2017. After a few days of owning the vehicle you phoned and explained the navigation was not working. Being polite the member of staff who took the call invited you to come down so we could investigate.

When you returned however it came to light your vehicle didn't actually have Satellite Navigation, and was never advertised as having it. The vehicle description on our website stated: "Pre wiring for navigation".

When building vehicles some manufacturers (rather than fitting a different headunit for navigation) fit the same headunit to every vehicle, and instead have the navigation system as a separate module. This means that navigation can be added later if required. This car did not come with navigation and therefore has no module, but there is a slot in the glove compartment for it to be fitted if you so desire. This is not dissimilar to some manufacturers having iPod connections in their vehicles - the car wouldn't necessarily come with an iPod included!

However we would be happy to assist in ordering one for you at a discounted price and will even fit and show you how to use it. Please get back to us if this offer is of interest.

Regardless, we hope you are still enjoying your new vehicle.
Posted 1 year ago
This is the worst company ever.My solicitor will soon contact with you.
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Posted 1 year ago
The technician filling the car check list in put a tick in the engine/gearbox to signify there was no oil leak this was not the case there was a oil leak which makes the check list a joke merely a box ticking exercise
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Posted 2 years ago
I reported my experience and no one has responded, which I find appalling! Terrible customer service and after care.
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Posted 2 years ago
We're sorry you were not satisfied with the level of service you received.

Our records show that you booked in to our service department shortly after the delivery of your vehicle. The problem was with a twisted seatbelt, and one of our mechanics fixed this within 5 minutes. We thought this had solved the problem and that you were happy with the other aspects of your experience.

Could you please give more details on what was wrong with your experience?
Posted 2 years ago
Messed about from start to finish, made it almost impossible for me to purchase my car. Wouldnt buy another car through Direct Cars.
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Posted 2 years ago
I'm sorry you were not satisfied with the level of service you received.

As far as I can tell the sales process went well. You found a car you liked and we arranged to take your old vehicle in as part exchange.

The only part I can recall we had difficulty was obtaining you credit. This is sadly beyond our control. We have a large panel of lenders, all with different requirements, and there is no defined list of questions they may ask. This means when they have a question or concern we have to forward that question on to you and forward on your response. If they then decide that they're unable to provide credit, we have to move on to the next provider and the process starts again.

I'm sorry if this made you feel messed about and hope you're enjoying your new vehicle.


Shaun Palmer, Sales Advisor
Posted 2 years ago
Direct Cars is rated 4.75 based on 784 reviews