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66 REG CARS NOW ON SALE

September 9, 2016

perkins 66 reg car for saleWith happy customers taking delivery of their new 66 REG cars, now is a good time to enjoy your experience when buying a new car at Perkins. After a busy Summer attending shows throughout Essex, the order take has been confidence boosting and the order books are strong throughout the rest of the year. As always, Perkins like to give you the choice of available NEW CAR STOCK so we have factory orders from Subaru and MG that are on site and available for immediate delivery. If you have been getting frustrated with the lack of choice available to you at the right price, then look no further. Call us and let us know your perfect NEW CAR CHOICE and we just might be able to put a smile on your face.

01376 550899 - SALES TEAM HOTLINE

Subaru Forester HUNTER Limited Edition Arrives

September 1, 2016

forester hunterPerkins Subaru are delighted to be able to offer 2 of the 100 availble in the UK Limited Edition Subaru Forester HUNTER for sale. We have a diesel and petrol AUTO Lineartronic in stock and when they are gone, there will be no further HUNTER editions available. It is an excellent specification motor car and still has the brilliant Zero % 50/50 Finance deal available or if you choose the PCP route, then there a quite generous £1000 deposit contribution available to you from Subaru UK.

Tobacco Leather Trim ** Front /Rear /Side Resin Guards ** Rear Luggage Mat ** Exclusive Floor Mats ** New Headlamp Cluster with LED ** Rear Tail Lamp LED Cluster ** New Steering Respsonsive Swivel Headlamp actuator for cornering ** New Front Bumper and Grill ** New Steering Wheel and Bezel Cluster ** Piano Black Gloss Dashboard with Centre Dash Upgrade ** New Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels ** Night Lights ** Faster Rear Camera Display ** Increased Door Glass Thickness to reduce road and wind noise ** ** CALL 01376 550899 for availability - Starlink Touch Screen Satellite Navigation ** Panoramic Glass Roof ** Leather Trim ** Power MEMORY Drivers Seat ** Heated Front Seats ** improved thickness and sound elimination ** Power Windows ** Power/Heated/Folding Door Mirrors ** Alloy wheels ** ESP ** ABS ** Dual Zone Climate Control ** Cruise Control ** 7 Speed Lineartronic Diesel 150ps - Reverse Parking Camera ** NEW VEHICLE AVIAILBLE AT IMMEDIATE - Only 2 Available for the whole of Essex.

Both models are in stock and ready to regsiter - Hope to see you soon at the dealership for a test drive and a chat.

Piers Terry- Dealer Principal

 

 

Cost Price MG 3 for sale 16 REG

August 10, 2016

cost price mg 3 for sale perkinsdiscounted mg 3 perkinsThis incredible offer has now superceded our minimum part exchange offer and will only last until AUG 31 st 2016 whle the remaining 14 cars are sold and delivered.

This quite brilliant 5 dr Supermini has been a sales success in 2015 and 2016 and here at Perkins we have the last 14 pre registered 16 REG Style and Style LUX models available at COST PRICE- That's right, you pay what we have already paid for the cars, so we can make way for the new registrations in September 2016. This offer is available for the last few weeks of August 2016 and of course, we still have some great finance plans available to help you drive away in an un-used factory fresh MG 3 3Style or MG 3 Style LUX model.

We have Low Rate Hire Purchase and MG PCP offers for you to choose from and of course you can just pay the difference between your part exchange value and the replacement car if that is your preferred way of payment. Even if you don't have a part exchange, you can just pay COST PRICE, plus your annual road tax.

We have a good mix of colour choice left with White on the Tiles / Smokey Blues / Hellow Yellow / Marmalade / Lady Grey / Silver Fox and Red Rose - We also have Trophy Graphic Kits available AND a few cars with Black roofs. Touch screen Satellite Navigation is also now available on new MG 3 and it's a dealer fit option, so we have plenty in stock if you require this excellent and very handy little upgrade and it is only £495 fitted so well worth a look at our model in the showroom.

 

CALL- 01376 550899 to arrange your test drive and get an accurate part exchange value from our sales team.

 

 

New MG GS Road Test Report -5 Year 80k Warranty

July 25, 2016

for sale mg gs essexMG and Perkins have now got another MG in stock that's an all round winner. Owned by SAIC, the state owned car manufacturer in China that produces 5.5 million cars each year, the MG GS SUV mid-sized car has hit the streets and it's turning out to be just what was required in this ever changing new car market.

The GS is priced from £14995 and £20995 for the top of the range EXCLUSIVE model with a just brilliant 5 year 0% finance offer on PCP to match it's 5 year / 80000 miles manufacturer warranty. That is pretty confident of a well built, high specification new car. The chassis and transmissions have been developed along with General Motors and whilst all models are equipped with the 164 bhp, 1.5 litre Four cylinder turbocharged, direct injection manual or twin clutch Auto 7 speed and front wheel drive, this is a superb, smooth and quiet new engine into the market and it does not disappoint. The body design, overseen at Longbridge under design head guru Anthony Williams-Kenny is attractive against the competition with unique and new lines for our eyes to get familiar with. The interior is roomy, with space in the back for three adults, plenty of head and leg room in the front and the boot is a healthy 483 litres and 1336 litres with the seats folded into the perfectly flat floor. Cabin quality is specification all match up well to alternatives and with Cruise Control, Auto Headlamps and Air Conditioning all fitted to the base models and Leather, Sat Nav, Hill Hold, DAB Radio, Bluetooth and Reverse parking sensors fitted to the EXCLUSIVE models, there is clear blue water between this car and other competitors like the Nissan Qashqai or the Kia Sportage.

The twin dial instrument cluster is clear and the touch sceen information centre of the car is quick and easy to operate. Switches operate positively and use it once and it all feels familiar straght away. Well thought out....we thought. The engine is smooth, with decent mid range torque, slight turbo lag on the Auto but with a very smooth lift off from rest so it actually favours the car rather than hinders the driving experience. The EU combined figure we feel is a bit high in real work driving at 53.2 mpg for the maual car. Our demonstrator has now covered 1000 miles and as an Auto EXCLUSIVE model, we are getting 43.5 mpg combined...still impressive we thought, right up there with The Ford Kuga Ecoboost engine...which is impressive in it's own right. As for the suspension and ride, well with MacPherson front strut and a multi link rear, the power steering has electronic assistance which picks up the feel of the road as much as you would want it to and with ABS, Electronic brakeforce distribution, active roll protection and airbags a plenty, safety for you and your passengers is where we all want it to be.

The chassis set up is sporty and agile with no alraming body roll (unlike some of the competition) , the steering is well weighted and direct and the brakes are good, progressive and perfectly reasonable stopping power. At speed the car is quiet and with over 25 customer road tests before that we have completed over the past few weeks, passengers have commented that the steering is firm, potholes don't seem to unruffle the ride and there is a high level of comfort throughout the experience. Must be ok as we have taken 18 orders so far and as the new stock arrives, customers are getting their colour and gearbox choices approved and as deliveries begin over the next few weeks and months, you will see more and more of the New MG GS on the road as well as the television adverts.

When it comes to the MG brand well the past is the past. We all remember MG sports cars that we have owned or our parents /  grand parents owned and we have our own classic MG's parked in our garages.......a 1954 MG TF and V8 MGB GT but today's modern MG is a totally new prospect and a very good motor car at an excellent price, paired up with a superb finance deal ( 5 years 0% Finance PCP with a 20% deposit) and with a 5 year warranty to match, this car could be taking you places this year. Perkins MG have been waiting for the arrival of the New MG GS and our verdict is that it is dynamically sharp with a gutsy engine, sharp handling and a comfortable ride at an affordable package.

Both of our demo cars  (a manual and an AUTO) are available or test drive but you must call the dealership and BOOK YOUR TEST DRIVE as we believe in extended test drives and if you book, you will get the time you need to make up your mind.

 

CALL - 01376 550899 to arrange your test drive appointment - open 7 Days - CM77 6SA for your navigation

 

 

 

Used Ford Mondeo for Sale Essex - Titanium X Special Feature

July 18, 2016

used mondeo for sale perkins essexused ford mondeo for sale perkinsNew stock is arriving daily and we are currently seeing the rise in desirability of the fabulous Ford Mondeo as a nearly new purchase as the used car values become much more affordable.

With sleek lines and quality build obvious in today's market place, what does this car have to offer over the competition and even more so, over your current car ? - Lets find out more about the Ford Mondeo as a used /nearly new purchase and see how it stacks up for you.

With Ford you know it is at the very best of driving and handling for UK roads. The whole product range is very clearly high above all of its peers when you and the road are concerned. With many standard features that many of us would not know are even there that make the difference. For example, "Active Grill Shutters " that improve airflow and reduces drag to improve fuel economy, emissions to the environment which do in fact improve stability and further reduce turbulence are in fact standard on Mondeo. With this ACTIVE TECHNOLOGY, the Mondeo also has available in its armoury a host of options that PERKINS aim to have on the vehicles we have in stock - ACTIVE CITY STOP (designed to sense potential low-speed collisions and apply the brakes if you don't react in time ) - BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (Designed to make longer journeys a far more relaxing experience with subtle warnings of when another car is in your mirror blindspot) - REAR VIEW CAMERA ( Simply select reverse gear and parking becomes a whole new pin point experience) - DRIVER ALERT (uses a road monitoring camera to assess the drivers alertness levels and displays recommended driver actions throughout your journey.

At Perkins Motorworld we aim to give you as much choice on the right high specification cars as possible. Of course, the supply is limited of these models as there is no pre- reg or ex rental cars available  in this complicated digital market place so as we specify the 1 owner / Full service histoy / Ford warranty / high specification / fully serviced and ready to go vehicles as our choice of vehicle to sell, then you get the advantages of shortening your digital car buying journey and making the process hassle free and pleasant ( we do hear all of your stories about the other dealers....a lot).

So what do we have a standard on every Ford Mondeo......

Ford SYNC - Lets you select music, control navigation, and interior temperature, make and recieve telephone calls with remarkably simple voice commands.

Ford NAVIGATION - Standard on Zetec /Titanium / HEV and Titanium X models - Including DAB Audio  - Radio/CD with 8 Speakers

Ford EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - An Important and potentially life saving part of Ford SYNC - If the airbags are deployed or the fuel pump de-activated, this technology can help you get in touch with the emergency services and the system crucially supplies GPS co-ordinates to the scene of the accident if you are not able to.

4 Power Windows - Cruise Control with Active Speed Limiter - Quickclear Heated Front Screen - Leather Trimmed Steering wheel and gear knob - Illuminated sun visors for driver and passenger - Map lights - Passenger seat manual lumbar and height adjust - Centre rear armrest .

So what do we have in Perkins stock over and above standard ?

All Wheel Drive models - Titanium X Pack cars with Leather Trim / Power/Heated Seats, Privacy Glass, Driver memory seats, Active LED headlamps - Full Body Dress Up Kits on Estate and 5 dr models - 4 dr Saloon HEV Hybrid models - Power Tailgate Feature - Panoramic Glass Opening and Fixed Roof models - Active City Stop - Active Park Assist (it really does park itself) - Alloy Wheel Upgrades - IRS Seatbelts -Winter Packs -Factory power and retractable Tow Bars - Keyless Entry and GO - Sport Suspension - Adaptive Cruise Control - Driver Assist Packs - BLIS ( Blind Spot Monitoring) - SONY Premium Audio Upgrades.

As a Ford Authorised repairer and Parts supplier, we also stock a full range of Ford Mondeo accessories to compliment your used car purchase with Dog Guards - Roof Boxes - Bike racks , all items that you might require on your travels.

So if you are looking , or thinking about returning to, or replacing your current Ford, PERKINS stock 185 used and nearly new cars and work to a tried and tested customer experience - knowledge,  manners and  professionalism - 7 days a week. We hope to meet you at our dealership soon to discuss your next nearly new Ford, your part exchange value AND our rather enticing LOW RATE FINANCE PACKAGES.

Piers Terry - Dealer Pricipal

 

 

500 mile Volvo V40 R-Design Lux Nav for sale with massive saving from new

July 14, 2016

perkins essex used cars for saleOccaissionally these vehicles become available and this is a rare one with a huge saving over a new car.

This 2016 / 16 REG Volvo V40 R-Design Lux Navigation D4 Auto with 190ps is a reall bargain if you are looking (14.07.2016) .

Specification includes DAB Satellite Navigation - Full Leather Interior - Reverse Parking Sensors - Heated Seats - Climate Control - Cruise Control - Privacy Glass aswell as the standard Power WIndows / Auto Lughts / Rain Sensig Wipers and rather stunning R-Design interior and exterior upgrades.

With 550 miles on the odometer, this virtually new vehicle offers an excellent saving from the new price of over £32000 at a pocket busting £24900 and the car is ready to go so no 12/14 week wait that you would have to suffer on a new car.

We have some excellent LOW RATE finance programes available to assist your purchase and we want your car in part exchange so it's a relaxed and painless process when buying your next new car from Perkins Garages Essex.

CALL us on 01376 550899 to arrange your test drive appointment - We are open 7 days for your convenience

Used Subaru Forester XT for sale 240ps 8spd AUTO

July 13, 2016

perkins subaru forester xt for saleOne of Subaru's greatest motor cars is the Forester XT Turbo Lineartronic Auto and at Perkins we have 2 used examples that have just arrived into our stock (13.07.2016).

Equipped with just about everything one requires in an SUV, these magnificent 4x4 Symmetrical All wheel drive vehicles are not to be ignored. If you have done your homework, you know there is nothing else in the market place that does what a Subaru Forester can do. With 240 ps, the Forester XT has real performance. Zero to 60 in  7.5  seconds and a VMAX of 137mph with 350Nm of torque available with your right foot.

Specification inclused - Full Panoramic Moon Roof - Leather Interior - Climate control - Cruise Control - Premium Touch Screen Satellite Navigation - Privacy Glass - Power/ Heated Front Seats - Power/Heated/Folding Door Mirrors - Remote Locking with Keyless Entry and GO - Reverse Parking Camera.

We have new vehicles available from factory order arriving over the next few weeks / months and a demonstrtor available to experience and test drive so If you are thinking about trying one of these fabulous motor cars, then we can help out at Perkins Subaru right now.

CALL - 01376 550899 or visit our website for our full stock list by just clicking on the HOME button at the top of your screen.

 

Levorg and WRX Sti to Le Mans July 2016

July 13, 2016
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July 7th 2016 3.30 am.

Ok this is a bit early but it is going to be well worth the alarm call. 492 miles from door to trackside and we have 2 of Subaru's latest models to travel in, along with 8 other cars with drivers. Our weapons of choice were the Subaru WRX Sti Type UK 305 ps and the rather marvellous Subaru Levorg  GT AWD Touring 180ps. So with the Levorg absolutely loaded to the brim ( golly that is one big load space area) with Tents, Marquee, Cool boxes, Air beds and enough food and drink for 5 chaps and 4 days we set off from Rayne behind (of course) the WRX Sti for the A120 / M11 /M25 (accident already showing on the Starlink Navigation....at 3.30 in the morning ! ) M2 to Dover. We have caught up with the convoy of other vehicles and arrive at Dover at 5.30 ready for our ferry at 6.40 am. Weather is already warming up so the Climate Control is working and breakfast is required by all.

As we hit France, the cars are together, sun is shining (it stays like that all weekend) and off we go. The Levorg is in charge here. The smooth Autoroutes are Levorg territory with a relaxed cruise at 130 kph, showing 34 mpg with this heavy load. Very quiet, you cannot actually hear the engine at high speed such is the sound deadening and NVH attention to detail. Hardly any wind noise either so a good chance to chat and enjoy the premium audio system fitted to all Subaru cars. The WRX STi is a different prospect. It cruises nicely at 85mph, obviously wants to be let loose at any time. Road noise is higher, although very acceptible, and when we reach Rouen and those long lovely tunnels, the exhaust rasp and rumble going through the well lit tunnels is heaven to any petrol head and the cars nature is just mean, quick and you feel almost lucky to be driving a car with such character. How do those clever people at Subaru engineer this into a car ? Very impressed. Super accurate steering with a perfect ride and that kind of " I chose a wonderfully different car than the rest of you" feeling. Seems that the STi is a rarity in France as any traffic stop , fuel stop or peage, we caught other travellers taking pictures of this black beauty.

So we arrive at Le Mans. Wow what a place. Many of us have been numerous times and still you have to take it in piece by piece. It's an enormous race track and the camp site was only 200 metres from the main Grandstand so we are set for a magical and noisy (thats' 24 hours of racing) adventure. As you hear 7 litre Ford GT 40's amd Lola T50 /T70's roaring past you for practice 1 aswell as more Porsche 911's than you have ever seen ( I think there was a field nearby with 911 of them ) all with classic racing history and just gourgeous engine and exhaust noise to delight and excite the senses.

From this point the classic cars took over. If you have even half an interest in classic or racing cars, you must go. Every 2 years, over 200 vehicles gather to compete in fair but hard racing. Many of the drivers are professional, ALL of the cars are exquisite.

After 3 days of noise, laughs and total car nut knowledge everywhere you go, it's time to come home. Of course, we were all happy to re-start our steeds and get on our way home and enjoy the last few hours of motoring pleasure before Monday morning back in the office. It did make us smile when the ferry guys asked us give the STi a rev on the boat so they could hear it and when I switched off the car after nearly 500 miles of driving, I could have easily just started it back up and vanished up the road again although I would have definatley grabbed the kids and the wife to come with me.

Enjoy the pictures and if this takes your fancy, then feel free to call in and ask us for details of how to book your tickets, what areas you HAVE to go to and of course, where to meet us for a beer and a sandwich. Can't wait for the next one in 2 years time. I wonder what we will take to drive next time ? It will be a Subaru that is for sure.

 

 

New MG GS -Specification and measurements

June 27, 2016
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Sizes for measurments on MG GS 2016 UK cars.

Overall Length - 4500 mm ** Width - 1855mm ** Width including Door Mirror - 2081 mm ** Height - 1665 mm ** Height Including Roof Rails - 1689 mm ** Height inclusding Roof Rails and Shark Antenna - 1705 mm  ** Height Including Aerial  (unscrews) - 1774 mm ** Whellbase - 2650 mm

Turning Circle is 11.8 metres.

Luggage Capacity -  483 LITRES  **  Seats Down Load to Roof - 1336 Litres  **  Maximum Towing Weight 1750 KG  ** Unbrakes Max Towing Weight 692 - 733 Depending on Model  **  Fuel Tank Capacity 55 Litres or 12 Gallons

Engine Specification - 1.5 TGi Turbo Charged Petrol with Stop Start - 4 Cylinder - 16 Valve - Chain Driven - 1490 cc - 166ps at 5600 rpm with 250 Nm Torque  @1600-4300 rpm

Euro 6 EUB 6 Emissions with 139 g/ Km Co2 Rating for Manual an 141 g/ Km Co2 Rating for DCT Automatic Dry Clutch Gearbox.

URBAN mpg of 37.6 / Extra urban mpg of 53.2 / Combined mpg of 46.3 for Manual 6spd

URBAN mpg of 36.6 / Extra urban mpg of 53.2 / Combined mpg of 45.5 for DCT Automatic 7 spd.

Colours Available - Artic White and Jet Black as no cost options  - Aspen Silver / Sunset Orange / Mocha Brown / Sahara Gold are Metallic upgrade Options available at £395.

Model Range available :

MG GS EXPLORE from £14995 OTR -Air conditioning ** 17 inch Alloy Wheels ** LED Daytime Running Lights ** Fabric Sports Seats ** Raiod with MP 3 Comptability and AUX/USB Port ** Auto Headlamps ** Cruise Control ** Power Door Mirrors ** Start Stop ** Hill Hold

MG GS EXCITE  from £17495 OTR  (In addition to Expore ) - Leather Steering Wheel with Audio Controls ** DAB Radio ** MP3 and iPOD Compatibility and AUX/USB Port ** Bluetooth Telephone Integrtion and Audio Streaming ** Auto Air Conditioning ** Rear Parking Camera and Sensors

MG GS EXCLUSIVE from £197495  OTR ( In addition to Excite ) - 18 inch Alloy Wheels ** Front Fog Lamps ** Leather Sport Seats ** Electrically Adjusted Heated Front Seats ** iGO Satellite Navigation ** Roof Rails ** Side Steps *********** The EXCLUSIVE model is also available with DCT Automatic Paddle shift 7 sp Gearbox at from £20995 OTR

CALL the MG Showrooms on 01376 550899 to arrange your test drive appointment and ask our knowledgable and friendly sales team about the amazing GS launch finance plans we have available on the New MG GS SUV.

 

 

Ford Mondeo- The real car review

June 27, 2016

Mondeo real car review,

For the last 8 months I have been driving a New Model Ford Mondeo 1.6TDCI Zetec Business hatchback. My little girl has named it the magic car, but more about that later. I have now clocked up around 9,500 miles in the car including some long trips and family holidays. I must say that I really like the new shape Mondeo especially the front end, I do think it looks very elegant and sleek but at the same time a little rough around the edges a bit like a diamond. I do like the new look that the Ford range has taken. I have to say that I am keen on the Ruby Red Colour and I think that it helps the car look a little smaller as it is a big family car.

Interior:

The model I have been driving has cloth trim which I have found very comfortable, but it did seem to stain when I spilt some coffee while trying to multitask on the way to work. As a man, I should know that this would not end well. After a quick wipe with a wet wipe it did clean up, but I would probably say that I would want to have the cloth Supagaurded or have leather to make my life a little easier. Talking of making my life easier, this car has the Ford Sat Nav which does work really well when I’m being stubborn and will not ask for directions. I do like how the SAT NAV leaves pebbles on the map if you have gone this way before, a bit like Hansel & Gretel. I also love how the car remembers where I was when I’m listening to my podcast. But without doubt the best feature of this is being able to load a picture of my family as the background.

Now onto the magic part of this car.  This Mondeo is fitted with Ford’s Active Park so the cars will parallel and perpendicular park (like in Tesco carpark) all by itself which my 3 and 2 year old thought was magic as daddy did not have to touch the wheel. I have used this quite a bit especially when I wasn’t sure if the car would be able to fit into the only space left on the high street. The other thing that the car can do is make them disappear behind tinted glass so no one can ever see them. I love how their minds work.

Practicality:

Right, where to start? I took two kids, my wife and half our belongings on holiday last year to Sherwood Forest (has to be a car salesman and bandit joke in there somewhere) and I was really impressed.  We took everything including high chairs and a travel cot and still had space in the boot, which is one of the biggest I have seen on a normal car - it is large enough to fit a small country in. I have managed to fit in 4 sets of golf clubs with carts with no problem before, plus averaging 60.4MPG – I think that’s pretty amazing! The other side of the coin is that this is a big car so sometimes it is a little harder to find a parking space with enough space to get the kids in or out.  Because all the mother and baby spaces are full with cars that don’t have any kids in them L rant over.

I would say that the car was very practical as it did really eat up miles - last week I travelled 700 miles and I have to say that it didn’t feel like anywhere near that many. I have also averaged 50 MPG over the time I have had the car, which for a big car, I think is very good, especially as I have a heavy right foot.

Verdict:

I must say I do think that the Mondeo is a very good car and it does suit my life with lots of space for the kids in that back plus a big boot for everything. I have really grown to love the extra space and feeling you get from driving a big car - I would be sad if I was told that I would be coming out of this car, but I know that my wife is not happy driving it as she thinks it is a lot bigger than we need.  I think space is a lot like speed…can you ever have too much? Now that I don’t use the double buggy and both children are in front facing car seats, she might be right, but when I get to change my car I really do think that the Mondeo is going to take some beating. Is it because I have become attached to it or is it because it is really that good? Probably a bit of both.  I would love to try out some of its competition to see how they match up against it.  I still feel the worst thing Ford has done is called it a Mondeo and not changing its name but maybe I have to “unlearn” what a name means.  Time will tell.

Well I think I have bored you all enough with my rants and opinions,

Till next time keep safe.

Alan Player - Perkins Sales Team

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