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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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Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition
Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

Red, Petrol, Manual

  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels

HN61 XCJ (2012)

68,500 miles

Manual/Petrol

£4,490

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Vauxhall Corsa Limited Edition

Red, Petrol, Manual

HN61 XCJ (2012)

68,500 miles

Ready To Test Drive

Manual/Petrol

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Excite 5dr [AC]
Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Excite 5dr [AC]

White, Petrol, Manual

  • Bluetooth
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Climate Control

Finance this car from
£92 per month

HV61 OPR (2011)

31,451 miles

£100 Fitted Extras!

£4,594

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Excite 5dr [AC]

White, Petrol, Manual

HV61 OPR (2011)

31,451 miles

Finance This Car From £92 Per Month

£100 Fitted Extras!

Peugeot 308 1.6 e-HDi 112 Active 5dr
Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 1.6 e-HDi 112 Active 5dr

Blue, Diesel, Manual

  • Bluetooth
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Climate Control

Finance this car from
£92 per month

DY62 LFO (2012)

68,879 miles

Manual/Diesel

£4,598

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Peugeot 308 1.6 e-HDi 112 Active 5dr

Blue, Diesel, Manual

DY62 LFO (2012)

68,879 miles

Finance This Car From £92 Per Month

Manual/Diesel

Peugeot 208 1.2 VTi Active 3dr
Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208 1.2 VTi Active 3dr

Black, Petrol, Manual

  • Bluetooth
  • 15" alloy wheels
  • Climate Control

Finance this car from
£97 per month

FP13 KKA (2013)

41,264 miles

£495 Fitted Extras!

£4,985

+£180 Variable Admin Fee

Peugeot 208 1.2 VTi Active 3dr

Black, Petrol, Manual

FP13 KKA (2013)

41,264 miles

Finance This Car From £97 Per Month

£495 Fitted Extras!