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We at 1st Stop Buy & Drive would like to convey our best wishes to our customers and business partners at this most difficult time as we face this COVID-19 Pandemic. We would like to reassure you that we can offer you a safe and reliable purchase process which includes premium quality antibacterial valeting / detailing , free contactless delivery & click & collect service. We also have a full online finance quote through to purchase facility. Thank you

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1st Stop Buy and Drive
Buy and Drive your car away within one hour
Car Finance
Our onsite finance brokerage can help, whatever your credit history
We can source
your perfect car
Over 13,000 vehicles available from a wide range of makes and models
View our range of pre-prepped
Ready to drive vehicles today
Personalise your motor finance.
Rates from
8.9% Representative APR
Representative example: Cash Price £9,999.00. Deposit £1000. Total Amount of Credit £8,999.59 Monthly Payments of £205.42 with a final payment of £206.42 which includes an Option to Purchase fee of £1.00. Duration of Agreement is 60 months. Total Amount Payable is £12,326.20 Total Cost of Credit is £3,327.20 Annual Fixed Interest Rate of 4.65%.
Are you considering finance?
  • 1 Apply for finance
  • 2 Pick your vehicle
  • 3 Drive away within one hour

Our finance team can help you get the best finance deal based on your budget.

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Customer Reviews

He got to be one of the best car salesmen Ive ever done buisness with. I think ill be good friends for a long time With nick. Ive been away from uk for years sorted my insurance out Just helped me so much Hes one of lifes gentlemen
Colin Thomas
First class service from start to completion I would highly recommend this car dealership.
Michael Harrison
Overall an excellent service and car buying experience. Advertisement was accurate and additional information was provided over the phone. No appointment was required but I was informed when the vehicle would be available for viewing. Once the sale was agreed the service could not have been any better. The vehicle was ready to drive away within 60 minutes. All documentation, including taxing the new vehicle, and de-registration of my vehicle was completed by the seller. The only area for improvement I would suggest is that any changes to anticipated car availability are sent as soon as they occur. I would definitely recommend this company to others.
Graham Allen
Really happy with the experience of buying my new Audi. Very good service and I didn't feel pressured which is very important to me. My car was immaculate and it drives like you would expect from an Audi.
Christina Simpson
Me and my partner bought a car from here a couple of weeks back and the guy was incredibly helpful and genuine with us. This was our first car and after having driven it for two weeks now its running very well and we are incredibly happy with our purchase! Very friendly guy to talk to and would definitely recommend this place to others!
Robert Stephens
Great purchasing experience. Nick gave off an air of complete trust. This was the Most important part of the purchasing experience for us. The car was immaculately presented. As were all the vehicles offered for sale. Highly recommended.
Volker Clapton
Amazing help for a new customer who had no experience in car purchase/ finance. Made the process very easy and highlighted every detail. Easy to contact and always willing to answer questions. Whole process was very quick and recommend to anyone.
Sam Morten
An excellent service. No 'heavy sell' - just good honest information regarding the car I was interested in. Could not recommend this garage highly enough.
John Ingham
The whole experience from initial contact to final sale was very professional. Nick was excellent to deal with and made me a very fair offer on my car. I will definitely be back in the future and would highly recommend.
Exceptionally smooth purchase. Nick is very knowledgeable and took time to ensure I purchased a car that met my need. I would recommend Nick to anyone.
Stephen Amos
I can categorically and confidently say that 1st Stop Buy and Drive car dealer are very reliable and their cars are very reliable and affordable. Eric.
Eric Nsiah
Excellent service and very helpful with getting the test drive set up for me during this "different situation " of social distancing.
Sarah Dickson
I ordered my Kia Picanto on Thursday afternoon after seeing the car online. I was given the option of delivery the very next day which I went for. The car was then delivered within 24 hours of paying the deposit. The car is perfect and in absolutely immaculate condition. The contactless delivery and communication from Nick was superb throughout the process. The service from this company has been excellent and I would 100% be recommending them to any friends and family who are looking to buy a car. Thank you again.
Catherine Casey
Would highly recommend. I enquired about a Seat Ibiza and the next day it was on my drive! Purchased while in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, Nick was extremely professional and was able to deliver my new car completely contactless. I took a risk not able to test drive the car beforehand but it definitely paid off. I could not be happier with the service I received and the quality of my new car. Thank you so much!
Rachel Murphy
Brilliant from start to delivering our new car We feel like we got a great deal . Would highly recommend and Nick was such a nice man.
Paul Criddle
Fantastic service from Nick. Love my car, highly recommended!
Tori Gill
Couldn't be happier, i have poor credit and didn't think i would ever be able to get a car and now i have one because of Nick. I've only recently passed my test and my new car is a little beauty i'm over the moon. Nick was fantastic, talked me through everything i needed to know and organised everything. Thank you
Samantha Fisher
Recently bought a Suzuki Swift. The service and professionalism was excellent. I was looking for a very reliable car and that is what i have got. i love it!! I would recommend 1st stop buy and drive.
Mrs Banks
Amazing customer service. Very friendly and polite and have your best interests at heart, especially being so young and it being my first car. Would highly recommend to everyone !
Iona Gray
I cannot say enough how amazing these guys were. Nick took me through everything step by step and fully explained everything. The car is immaculate. Would recommend these to anyone Leanne.
Leanne Dick
Would recommend these guys, love my new car and excellent service from the moment I walked into the moment I drove my new car away!
Abi Curtis
Genuinely lovely people. Got me a deal suited to my needs and i brought an awesome car off them. They are very versatile to everyones particulars. Decent people and quality products all round.
Keelie Cooper
Would highly recommend, Very polite and go out of their way to make sure you are 100% satisfied! You will not be disappointed with these guys.
Martin & Kerry McPake
I applied for a car on finance today from Nick and Gary, as a older person who has luckily past my driving test 1st time, I never thought I would be able to afford a car., lovely people, great service and today I am able to have the freedom I always wanted. A lovely car to get myself out and about independently. I Would recommend 1stop Buy And Drive to everyone. Thank you Regards Lynn x
Lynn Clough
Just purchased a lovely 66plate Corsa, immaculate condition. Nick and Gary amazing great service nothing was too much trouble, friendly helpful and went that extra mile brilliant customer service. Would highly recommend this company.
Philip Donaldson
Very pleased with the service that we received and delighted with the car its perfect and in fantastic condition! Very smooth and quick procedure from start to finish and would highly recommend 1st Stop buy and drive!
Kirsten Wressell
This is a true story and although quite embarrassing I need to show my appreciation to Nick and the gang. Nick has got me cars over the years, rebuilding my credit along the way. To the point I had the top of the range BMW, I got into some financial difficulties due to separation with my long term partner. This mean about 2 years ago I had to terminate my finance deal and hand the car back, few years later when I was back on my feet no one would touch me due to the mark on my file. Nick went absolutely above and beyond on sourced me a new car, not only that he got me an amazing rate also. Couldn't be more please at all. Like I've said before, this is my fourth car Nick has sourced me and the service is outstanding, even down to the finer details and the complimentary little bits and bobs. I am so pleased right now, I was driving an absolute banger yesterday and today I'm riding alone in a 66 plate car. Thanks guys
Billy Gray
Very professional service and happy with the result, I honestly thought I didn't have a chance of getting a car on finance but hey ho ! here I am 3 days later driving my nice shiny new car. 5*
Craig Brown
Hi, I visited "1st Stop Buy & Drive to purchase a car, I was dealt with by Gary Farrell and Nick Langley. Their approach was very friendly and welcoming, showing an extreme caring interest for my concern to choose a vehicle. Gary and Nick realised my sense of confusion and frustration with the situation I was in, especially after I had to return a faulty car to a different dealer and finance company previously, I had from a dealership in Newcastle as it had multiple problems, and I needed a car as my baby daughter has a heart condition and they put in 110% effort to make sure I they could help get me sorted out. They continued to update me giving me confidence I had chose the correct dealership. Garry and Nick professionally narrowed my choices down tailored to suit me. I got the feeling that, his not just trying to just sell a car to make but actually his putting the customers needs first in a world class service style .I was able to walk out with a Vauxhall Insignia sri NAV 2.0 diesel and all the hassle had been taken away from me , always looking out to help my needs and meet any concerns .I rate as a top sales team who has the ability to take the car buying as for the customer to the next level Many thanks 1st stop buy and drive Mr Christopher Graham.
Chris Graham
The owner is a good honest decent man and did everything for me. The car was in immaculate condition and was a very reasonable price. I wouldn't go anywhere else now and would certainly recommend him.
Julie Simpson
Upon arrival I was looked after from start to finish. Great team who are looking for the customer to leave as happy as possible going above and beyond the expected customer service. 5*
Rachel Godfrey
Angela Mcdowell just left a new 5-star review of Car Loans Express:

I have used these for many years now and I have my 3rd car unlucky for me I was in a car accident (not at fault) the stress along with the pain was unreal I didn’t wanna have to deal with all the paperwork and finding another car. I rang nick and within days he found me the car I wanted took a lot of pressure & stress from me and dealt with all the paperwork made sure I had a fantastic lovely car (all 3 times) I would have been lost without these ! I’m so grateful for all there help and I will always recommend them to anyone. Fantastic people always there to help! I will always go back to these in the future Thank you’s so much A Mcdowell
Angela Mcdowell
Great to deal with very helpful could not recommend them enough
Philip Wilkinson
Very professional, always kept contact with me so I always knew what was going on.
Paul Wilkinson
I would like to say many thanks to this company due to ringing at 10 in morning to driving away at 5 the same day great service thank you very much.
Michael Sixsmith
Brilliant customer service from Nick, the car was spotless thank you.
Rebecca Learman
Excellent service
Excellent service . Goes above and beyond to got you the right car for the right price. The car I purchased is top notch. Will definitely be back when upgrading A*
Wow Wot can we say, Well from start to finish , Nick was outstanding ! Finance was done with no problems. Even though we haven't got the best credit. But Nick made sure we got it.Got a good price for my car and came away with a 2015 ford grand c max Beautiful car amazing condition And the valeting was amazing too. Thanks again guys Bruce and Louise And the kids oh and baby too And thanks for the outfit nick for baby 😀😀😀
Bruce & Louise Glen
Great service from start to finish, the way the car was presented was head and shoulders above the other garages we visited. He gave us confidence it was the right garage to buy from.
Paul Hale
Absolutely over the moon with the service and customer care. Nick went out of his way to get me the right car and deal to suit me the only thing I regret is not knowing about this place a little earlier before. Will highly recommend to anyone I know and il definitely be using 1st stop buy and drive again in the future. Thanks again Nick.
Craig Newall
Top man who couldn’t do enough to help made buying a car a pleasure
Stephen Burt
Went above and beyond. Car is perfect. Second to none service, cannot recommend enough
Georgia Duncan
I can not recommend this place enough. Turned up with my old car left 20 minutes later feeling like a million dollars in my new car. Nick and his team were extremely helpful and accommodating (especially when we live 4 hours away). They found the car we wanted and managed to get us a great affordable finance plan. Couldn’t be more happier!!
Cassie Faulks
I have bought 24 cars in my lifetime;23 of them being from franchised dealers,until now.So,when recently I had been let down badly by three franchised Volvo dealers,I happened to discover Nick Langley at 1st Stop Buy and drive Nick worked tirelessly to source the exact car that I wanted,to a T,and delivered it in an absolutely tip-top condition ,both inside and out.The car was nothing short of excellent.So,my advice to any would-be car purchasers,of any type of car,before you contact a franchised dealer,is give Nick Langley a shout- you won't be disappointed.
Once again fantastic out of this world customer service. I was desperate for a car Asap and Nick sorted me one out to take home straight away.. No pushy sales just whatever I felt comfortable with.. I highly recommend anyone needing a quality car to go see Nick.
Diptesh Patel
Nick was amazing from the very first phone call. Found us finance and a car to suit our needs. He was fast an efficient from start to finish. Cars are delivered free of charge by a man called Denis who is also a lovely man. I would definitely recommend these to anyone!
Caitlin Swinbanks
Thank you to Nick and Leanne both gave wonderful service and helped me pick the car of my dreams, such a smooth service and even took my car in exchange would recommend highly xx thank you
Helen Clarke
Would like to thank Nick,Leanne and the team for all their help when purchasing my car. My experience was warm and welcoming and so quick and easy. I’m sure I will be dealing with you all in the near future as I would recommend at the highest level. Allison Brian and family
Allison Hatton
Very very professional service and very quick ! . they went out of their way to get me a car that I wanted.I recommend to go there for a car any day..Very friendly, many thanks to the lady who helped me with my emails.and your company deserves more than five stars. Thank you
Vincent Wooton
I needed a reliable car quickly for my work and had the best experience in purchasing my current car with Nick and hassle fantastic customer service..they found me a car under my budget with low mileage ..full mot ..year tax and 2 year service ..i also got it delivered to my door ..highly recommended ..ticked all the boxes ..will be going nowhere else for the next car ..superb
Susan Fenwick
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