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The Imperial Car Supermarkets Car Sales Jargon Buster

At Imperial Car Supermarkets, we work hard to ensure that our cars are competitively priced. When you see a car for sale on our website, you can rest assured that it's the best quality example of that car, at that age, with that mileage, anywhere!

When buying a used car it's important to give it a good look over, after all, how can you be sure that the website description is accurate? With Imperial Car Supermarkets, you can browse at the service history of a car and have a 360 degree look inside and out without even coming to the showroom - but not all second hand cars are the same.

We've put together a jargon buster to help you understand why we go to the effort of putting so much detail into our second hand cars.


Never Raced or Rallied

Always be wary of an advertiser that feels the need to say this one!


Low Mileage For Age

Modern diesel engines are capable of covering huge mileages, but always make sure your used car has a good service history with it. At Imperial Car Supermarkets you can browse a cars history right here on the website.


Some Service History

A classic salesperson’s line meaning 'this car has virtually no documents'. Avoid anything that doesn't have a proper service history! Take a look at one of our cars to see what a proper history file should look like.


One Careful Owner

It could well have been a careful owner, but if the previous owner was The Stig, then you know the car has been driven to the limit!


Rust Free Example

Rust is a car owner’s worst nightmare. The cars that we sell are not old enough to have issues with rust, and any car that does have slight imperfections will be rectified within our  preparation process before it goes on sale!


Very Little Use

Sometimes a low mileage car is worse than a high mileage car...! Has it been sat for ages? Will parts of it be seized and stuck?


The Usual Age Related Marks

At Imperial Car Supermarkets, we don't do age related marks. All of our cars are given a thorough inspection before they go on the forecourt.


If you’re looking for a used car near Northampton, Southampton, Fleet or Portsmouth and want to know exactly what you’re buying, then pop along to meet our team. We’ll be happy to show you the perfect used car – in every little detail.

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Toyota AYGO 1.0 VVT-i Go 5dr
Toyota AYGO

Toyota AYGO 1.0 VVT-i Go 5dr

Grey, Petrol, Manual

  • Sat Nav
  • Bluetooth
  • Climate Control

Finance this car from
£72 per month

FP61 UAA (2011)

26,333 miles

Manual/Petrol

£4,195

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Toyota AYGO 1.0 VVT-i Go 5dr

Grey, Petrol, Manual

FP61 UAA (2011)

26,333 miles

Finance This Car From £72 Per Month

Manual/Petrol

In
Preparation

Fiat Punto 1.2 GBT 3dr [Start Stop]
Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1.2 GBT 3dr [Start Stop]

White, Petrol, Manual

  • Bluetooth
  • Dual Zone Digital Climate Control
  • 16" alloy wheels

Finance this car from
£72 per month

BT13 DBV (2013)

23,450 miles

£1,180 Fitted Extras!

£4,390

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Fiat Punto 1.2 GBT 3dr [Start Stop]

White, Petrol, Manual

BT13 DBV (2013)

23,450 miles

Finance This Car From £72 Per Month

£1,180 Fitted Extras!

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SXi 5dr [AC]
Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SXi 5dr [AC]

Silver, Petrol, Manual

  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels

Finance this car from
£67 per month

DU14 YKX (2014)

55,119 miles

£530 Fitted Extras!

£4,450

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SXi 5dr [AC]

Silver, Petrol, Manual

DU14 YKX (2014)

55,119 miles

Finance This Car From £67 Per Month

£530 Fitted Extras!

In
Preparation

Fiat 500 Sport
Fiat 500 Sport

Fiat 500 Sport

Grey, ,

  • Bluetooth
  • 15" alloy wheels
  • USB Audio

WR60 EPO (2010)

33,556 miles

£610 Fitted Extras!

£4,485

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Fiat 500 Sport

Grey, ,

WR60 EPO (2010)

33,556 miles

Ready To Test Drive

£610 Fitted Extras!

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