Changing Car? Avoid Motorpoint.
I had some time to kill, and thought I'd see how good the above company were in selling the dream of EV's. The website showed 5 Chevrolet Volt's available, so I went round for a chat.
1) despite entering via my local branch website, the results were from the whole network - and not only were there no Volt's, they had no EV's in stock at all! If I paid a refundable deposit, they'd have it sent up for me to evaluate. Best price for this Vauxhall Ampera lookey-likey was £18,850. (yes, we could have had 2 Fluence's for that!)
2) asking if there was anything they recommended at a similar price and economy I was pointed to a 1L Ford Focus (petrol) at £14k which they had in stock. Being told they could take a PEx I gave them details of the Fluence. Boy this that set the CAG amongst the opinions. Their online valuation engine had a nervous breakdown, and he had to refer the quote to a senior manager, who, some 10 minutes later came back to say he had to phone they're buyers department - who advised they were not prepared to accept my 2yo vehicle as a trade in!
3) I had no plans to sell anyway, but their embarrassment was palpable. The reasonable. No idea, just that they weren't prepared to entertain the idea. I did like the idea of asking them to quote me for PExing a Volt, as I had a feeling that whilst Motorpoint would be happy to sell me one, they wouldn't part exchange one!
So, bear this in mind - even We a Buy Any Car would take my Twizy (at around £700 less than a Renault dealer would) but Motorpoint just didn't 't want to know!