At smart South West we strive to select only the very best Approved Used vehicles for our Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, and Taunton dealerships.
Whether you’re from Devon, Cornwall, Somerset or anywhere else, there is a Approved Used smart car ready to exceed your expectations of what a used car looks like.
Of course we know our smart cars, but we also know our customers. We buy stock directly from the manufacturer and we only buy the best options in terms of quality and specification.
With dealerships across the South West you're never too far from the help you need. From research, through the sale, to service in the future, we pride ourselves in giving you an experience that is worthy of the superior car you want to drive.
The Best Stock
Before being selected for the Approved Used program, all stock undergoes a 32 point check to make sure it meets our extremely stringent standards. From this, smart ranks the stock from one to five in order of quality. Smart South West takes this one step further by only selecting grade one or two stock.
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Our Selection Process
When vehicles re-enter the Mercedes-Benz network they are organised into a list for us to review. It details the car’s age, mileage, service history, specification, as well as a condition grading of 1 through 5. We select only cars that rate 1 or 2 to ensure that we offer our customers only the best stock.
Once we’ve selected the cars we want to bring into our Mercedes Benz dealerships, we price check the market using numerous platforms. We know that customers are more educated than ever before and will judge value based on what they can see online.
As such, we price up our cars taking into account model, specification, mileage, and importantly the available supply of matching models nationwide.
We do a lot of work to understand what features and specifications our local buyers like the most across all of the different Mercedes-Benz Approved Used models. Knowing, for example, that SLK Roadsters sell much more quickly with heated seats, airscarf and parking guidance, we can buy these up in bulk and pass on the savings to you, the customer.
Whether you’re buying your Mercedes-Benz Approved Used from our dealerships in Truro, Taunton, Exeter, or Plymouth we ensure that our quality standards are uncompromising. Even though only the best graded 1 or 2 vehicles are selected we still go one step further to make sure that any car you buy from Mercedes-Benz South West is going to surpass your expectations of what a used car should be like.
This means we review the condition of the bodywork and interior, carrying out work when appropriate to bring it to the level we would want our own cars to be at. We would expect to refurbish wheels and attend to minor chips, even replacing tyres with less than 4mm of tread despite the legal limit being 1.6mm. To give you that extra piece of mind we would also carry out at our retailer workshop an additional service on top of the mandatory Used Car check if the vehicle was due one within 90 days.
All of these elements, costs, and considerations are taken into account before we release a car for sale.
Our Values Set Us Apart In A Crowded Market
We obviously see a lot of cars that don’t meet our exceedingly high standards. These cars are still likely sold to trade, most often outside of the Mercedes-Benz network, before appearing online priced sensibly but not actually representing real value.
The difference is that all of our cars are checked by a Mercedes-Benz trained certified technician armed with a factory checklist and factory diagnostic equipment ready to carry out any software updates. By ensuring that all of our cars always meet these high standards, it’s easy to see why all of our Mercedes-Benz Approved Used cars come with a minimum of 12 month’s manufacturer’s warranty.
We are a group of local Mercedes-Benz dealerships, serving the South West, run on the power of South West people, and committed to providing the very best cars and support service.
We choose the best models, in the best condition, and sell them at the best value for money price reflective of their specification. This means we won’t necessarily always be the outright cheapest, but we will undoubtedly be the best all around option.
Used Car Sales Manager (Exeter)
Sales Manager - Plymouth
01823 447 523