Welcome to makeandmodel.co.uk, the UK’s newest online advertising site for cars. The site was founded in late 2009 by a group of auto-enthusiasts who have always loved surfing the web for cars. There is already a multitude of car search websites, but in our experience they all employ the same business model and have been left behind as the internet, technology and the requirements of users has evolved over the last 10 years. Our vision is to bring the online car search up to date and create a site which is not only informative but creates a user experience like no other currently available.
We outline below some of the areas we have concentrated on during the design process to make the site as easy to use as possible for the occasional buyer, the car enthusiast and for the motor trade.
Cutting Edge Graphic Design Combined with the Latest Technology
The look and feel of the site were high up on our list of priorities. We wanted to create a site that focuses on the car search, uninhibited by swathes of advertising and irrelevant news. The result is a modern, light, design with clean lines and space which draws users to the listings and provides an easy to navigate site which helps to narrow down your search options quickly. Or if you are a habitual every-day car surfer like we are, an interface that allows you to browse for hours.
We have tried to give every listing a high-end, professional feel, as every advert should have! They are all standard, so the user soon knows where to find all the key information: colour, location, mileage and most importantly price. This should ensure that all searches become a smooth and effortless process.
We have made the process of posting an advert as simple as possible. Adding a car to the site should take no more than a minute. The only essentials in the process are registration, price and mileage. By partnering with a UK leading data provider, makeandmodel.co.uk can then create a comprehensive description of your car. You will have the option to add photos and your own description of the vehicle if you wish.
The Difference – Bordering on Social Networking
Making initial contact with a car vendor can be an uncomfortable process, whether it be calling an unknown mobile number or emailing from your private account. To try to improve this process we have incorporated a messaging system into our site under the “Your Account” section. When you enquire about a car on makeandmodel.co.uk, you will send a message directly through the website: NO awkward phone calls, NO external emails. All messages are linked to listings and you can manage them through your own “social networking-type” account.
The Cost to Advertise Your Car – Zero
It is FREE for the general public, and currently FREE for the motor trade. Why? We want to create the UK's best used car search site. Our aim is not to follow the flock and squeeze advertisers for every penny possible. We want you to advertise with us, we want your advice and comments on how to make the experience better and we want to develop and improve the site for the future.
You probably could not describe us as multi-national conglomerate! We are simply a group of passionate car enthusiasts with a vision, to improve the web-based used car market in the UK. We built the site as we thought there was certainly a space for us in a market that needs...something new. We hope you love it as much as we do, thanks for reading and thanks for hitting the site!
All the best, The makeandmodel.co.uk Team