Grand start for used cars site

Norwich's newest used car retailer, CarShop, has broken all CarShop records and celebrated 1,000 car sales in just shy of 150 days. While the used car market struggles, CarShop Norwich has exceeded business expectations and made significant inroads towards achieving its goal of becoming the number one used car retailer in East Anglia.

Boasting a state-of-the-art car showroom, with the capacity to stock up to 1,000 vehicles, the 2,500sq m store is at the Whiffler Road/Boundary Road intersection. The �6m investment has been trading only since July but early signs of success are encouraging – success which has reaffirmed that CarShop's decision to move in to the area was the right one. And with the recent introduction of the CarShop Service Centre, offering a service for �89 or a service and MOT for �119, CarShop is confident its one-stop-shop proposition will continue to be well received by Norwich motorists.

To celebrate the sale of the 1,000th car, lucky shopper Tamsin Palmer was given the VIP car-buying treatment receiving an unexpected bottle of champagne, a large bunch of flowers and a free three-year service plan.

Mrs Palmer, from Lowestoft, said: 'It was a complete shock but a very nice touch, especially as the service I had received before finding out I had bought the 1,000th car was impeccable. The three-year service plan as an added bonus was the icing on the cake – sorting out a service isn't my favourite thing to do so it's great to know that CarShop will take care of all my servicing needs. They run a very slick operation at CarShop and I will definitely be returning next time I need a car, and recommending them to everyone I know.'

Jason Watts, operations manager of CarShop Norwich, said: 'The success we have been fortunate to enjoy in just a few months has been incredible. It really is a testament to the great local talent we have working here. Every single member of my hundred-strong team has gone above and beyond their role, demonstrating an astounding level of dedication.

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'My biggest thanks however goes to the local community for their support. Because of their trust in our products and our service our store has continued to grow and flourish. CarShop has launched with a bang and is here to stay.'

CarShop holds up to 4,000 vehicles in group stock across five locations – Norwich, Northampton, Swindon, Cardiff and Doncaster – all of which come with a lowest price guarantee, a seven-day money-back guarantee, at least six months MOT, an HPI check and a three-month guarantee.

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Stores are open for trading until 9pm weekdays, 7pm Saturdays and 5pm Sundays.

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