Prospective buyers logging on to eBay UK and looking for their next pre-owned Audi have voted with their fingertips and clicked the premium brand all the way to the top in the inaugural eBay Motors Awards.
At a ceremony held recently in London’s Canary Wharf, Audi took the Used Car Brand of the Year title after users of the hugely popular site were invited to vote for their winner from a pre-selected list of the most popular ‘searched for’ brands.
Richard Starkey, Audi Used Car Development Manager, commented: “To be recognised as the most popular brand by visitors to one of the key ‘go-to sites’ for used cars is extremely encouraging, and bears testament to the strength of our Approved Used offer. Whether customers are looking online or on an Audi Centre forecourt, the Audi Approved Used hallmark is their guarantee that a car has been subjected to exceptional scrutiny by technicians who know it best, and has made the grade. Peace-of-mind is of course even more crucial when the internet plays a part in such a significant purchase decision, and I’m delighted that eBay Motors visitors feel we are providing it.”
To qualify as an Approved Used Audi, each car is subjected to an exhaustive assessment regime. A rigorous 145-point check is completed inside and out, before a full road test is conducted and a detailed final assessment issued. Where necessary, Audi Original parts are used to replace any components.
Extensive records checks are performed on the vehicle’s history to flag up any prior crash damage or outstanding finance payments, and an independent mileage check is provided along with a service history certificate outlining the VIN details and vehicle warranty status for full transparency.
Once the required standard is achieved, each car is then backed by a 12-month, unlimited mileage warranty and is eligible for Audi Roadside Assistance cover, also for 12 months, to give even greater reassurance behind the wheel.