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Delighted to have sold our car to Steve, he honoured the competitive quoted price and collected himself. He made the selling process very stress-free and would happily use SP Cars again.

Had a couple of cars from Steve Pearson Car Sales and I can’t fault them. Helpful and friendly service plus they let you look at the cars without pestering you. I would highly recommend shopping for a new car here.

First class service again from Steve and his Team. Would recommend anyone looking for a car in the area to visit Steve as you will be looked after well.

Excellent service. Friendly, approachable and accommodating. Offers a no pressure approach which we appreciated.  Bought a low mileage excellent condition car and gave a fair price for mine in part exchange. Would highly recommend and would return

Friendly, helpful and most of all trustworthy. My second purchase from this dealer. My first low mileage car was excellent and I had it for 7 years with no problems, really good car. When i decided I wanted a newer vehicle, they were my first choice. Low mileage, excellent quality cars.

The service is excellent. The father and son team were friendly, helpful and totally professional. We would recommend the two to anybody (friends or family) and when we will need another car we will be using them again.

We Purchased our new car from Steve we received excellent service a very relaxing atmosphere no pushy sale man . Will recommend Steve to anyone 👍

I had a great experience buying from this family company. Excellent customer service from both Steve and Jack, including after sales support, when needed. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this business to family and friends. They go the extra mile, and even bought me flowers to thank me for my custom! Steve makes a decent brew too!

Can’t recommend this place enough ! Steve was excellent from start to finish . Answering all my questions and helping me with all the paperwork! Even got a bunch of flowers 🙂Highly recommended!!

Amazing service from start to finish the process of buying a used car was really pleasant. Jack and Steve were so polite and friendly cannot fault this family run business at all. They make you feel like a valued customer, the car I bought is excellent and the chocolate bar and biscuits given to me is a nice touch from them and shows they care I would highly recommend them and would definitely use them again in the future.

Genuine, friendly and professional people, I didn’t at any time feel presured, or misled, would highly recommend, and would certainly return.

Steve and his son Jack, make you feel like a valued customer, no pressure to buy any vehicle, they give you time to look at their stock, and will answer any questions you may have in relation to a vehicle, discuss the pro and cons of each vehicle and give you a complete answer

Excellent service, lovely cars and low mileage.

Couldn’t recommend this dealership enough. Steve & Jacks customer service was second to none from the offset. I absolutely love my new car. When I picked it up it was like brand new thanks to your excellent valeter Rob. The end to journey of buying this car was superb and finished off with a lovely kind gesture of a beautiful bouquet of flowers. See you when i’m ready for my next new car. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and and family.

Amazing service! I cannot fault this family run business at all, as Jack and Steve were so helpful every step of the process and I cannot thank them enough for all they did to help me! I absolutely love my new car and I can definitely say I highly recommend this company. Jack and Steve explained everything so simply to me and was so friendly, the flowers were a lovely touch and made feel like a valued customer! Thank you again!

Steve Pearson Car Sales is a friendly family owned business. I bought a car for my daughters to learn to drive in this week from Steve and Jack. The car buying experience for a non petrol head was seamless! I saw the car I wanted, test drove it and bought it, fully serviced and MOTed within a couple of days. I am delighted with my purchase, fully valeted and am excited to see the reaction from my children!

What a fantastic experience. We live in Cornwall saw the car online, rang Jack who answered, , certainly new his cars, explained, everything about the Volvo V70, never once did he use any selling techniques, felt very confident saying yes to the car. It arrived this morning, so pleased with it. It’s everything we hoped for. Talk about distancing 330miled approx:-all done in. Week!!! Definitely recommend Jack and Team At Steve Pearson’s car show grooms. Job well done thanks a lot Ann and Dave

Absolutely fantastic service from this company. We are very pleased with or purchase, and the way the sale was  handled.  We have bought many used  cars over the years, and this is the best service we\'ve ever had. Well done to everyone at Steve Pearson Cars sales, and thank you.👍

Fabulous service from start to finish! Jack was very happy to help, very pleasant and professional. My car was immaculate on collection along with it being serviced and mot’d. everything I needed know was explained to me in full & any questions were answered fully. Can 100% recommend buying from this garage. Thank you again!

100% reccomend to anyone after a low mileage car at a decent price, the lad Jack is brill!

Steve and the team were absolutely amazing through the entire sales process! My family and I have been going to Steve Pearson’s for years now and they always greet us with smiles and kindness. My partner and I left today with a Vauxhall Mokka. The car was in pristine condition and they definitely went the extra mile when we were gifted with flowers and beers before leaving. They truly value every customer they get and we personally have driven off with big smiles on our faces. Thanks again guys! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Extremely helpful. Let me look at all cars I was interested in. Booked a test drive & again was so helpful. Buying the car was made really easy & I was able to collect at my convenience. This car sales pitch is run by a really friendly & honest person. This is the 2nd car purchased from him that our family own. I would highly recommend him to anyone

Steve Pearson Car sales are Brilliant! We have changed our car. We would never go anywhere else. This is the best place

Very friendly and helpful, no pushy sales people but there to support any questions. Good to have a traditional car show room with all friendly staff willing to help

Excellent as always steve and son jack are true professionals, they make sure you get exactly what is right for you.no pressure to buy.good car range. Competitive prices.ive been buying fom steve for a good few years and always been highly delighted with my car.im over the moon with my recent purchase, got a fabulous mini one, i highly recommend cant recommend enough steve and jacks brilliant.

Would like to thank Steve and Jack for an excellent level of service. Having lost my company car I was Worried about having to source an older used car. SP Car sales had been recommended to me. I contacted them about a couple of cars I had seen and they answered all the questions I had and made me feel really comfortable about purchasing from them. I am really happy with my purchase and would highly recommend any potential car buyers to contact as it them and give them a go.

Steve was very friendly and professional when he came to collect our car from our house. He gave a very completive price and made the entire process so easy. Would definitely recommend Steve for anyone looking to buy or sell low-mileage cars. A pleasure to deal with.

Great family run business, so pleased with my new car. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to purchase a new car with motors to suit all. Customer service brilliant. Thanks S P Car sales…..

I would definitely recommend Steve for anyone in the area looking for a new car. Trustworthy, knowledgeable and customer facing, Steve goes the extra mile to make sure your car is good for you. Honestly wouldn’t buy a car from anywhere else!

After writing my old car off and needing a new one, my cousin suggested I go to Steve for a car. I called him about a car I initially wanted but he didn’t have one. Having realised that car wasn’t suitable I called Steve again after looking at his website and decided on the car I wanted. I called Steve back and asked him if I could test drive it. We arranged a meeting the next day. When I got there the car was ready and was beautiful inside. I took it for a drive, social distancing was adhered to. We got back and whilst I was still looking at the car he offered me a drink and left me alone to decide what I was going to do. When he came back I had some questions and he showed me the things I had asked for as when I had googled that make and year and model of car I had a couple of concerns. He answered me honestly and showed me various things on the car. I made the decision to buy it and agreed to pick it up 2 days later. When I arrived the car had been given an MOT and valeted. We went indoors to sign the paperwork and once done he brought a bouquet of flowers as a thank you for buying it. They also give 12 months free AA cover. I strongly advise if you want a low mileage car please call in here.

Thank you so much for you and your sons help with my purchase of the grey toyota yaris today. You both were very helpful and so nice thank you also for the flowers and beer would definitely recomend to friends

Steve bought our car for a very fair price and even came to pick it up.  He was very friendly and the transaction went really smoothly.  I would have no reservations in doing business with Steve again.

Could not fault Steve and his team. The best service and so helpful and when we was looking at a car we was left to it until we needed Steve for a chat would come back again if I was looking for a new car for sure

Purchasing from Steve Pearson has been by far my best experience of buying a car. I live in Eastbourne and it was the car i was looking for, but its a long way to come. However Steve’s honesty, transparency and attention to detail gave me reassurance. Communication was excellent throughout. I’m thrilled with my car and the service I received. Thank you Steve.

 

Excellent service with Focus sale – From contacting the garage initially on behalf of my fiancee to her driving off the forecourt we were very impressed with the service shown from Steve and his son Jack.They are genuine people not pushy in any way.Maybe other dealers should take note.- Huge thanks – John and Karen.

Steve purchased my wife’s car today and i must say that my perception of car dealers has changed completely. Steve offered a very fair price for the car which was well over the price offered by webuyanycar.com. He paid a deposit over the phone without seeing the car and then turned up on time this morning. Steve was friendly and very trust worthy giving me no doubt that purchasing a car from Steve would be a great experience.

Totally recommend! Great friendly service with no hard sell. Steve made the process easy and stress free. Flowers were a lovely touch thank you. Love my new car! Thank you Steve for all your help

I’ve just purchased a car from Steve click and collect . I am so pleased with not just the vehicle or the fact that he went above and beyond to help me but the service was amazing a truly genuine guy .with having bad experiences with car dealers Steve came highly recommended and for once I feel rest assured that I can trust the garage 100 % I will never go anywhere else now . 5 star garage highly recomend ..

I have just bought a car , was really friendly and helpful.Nothing was too much trouble.would highly recommend this showroom.

Excellent service and very quick! So pleased with my new car. So friendly too would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thankyou so much 😁

Fantastic service! I bought my first car from Steve pearson which was quite a daunting experience as I didn’t really know what i was doing. Steve made it all really easy and enjoyable. The added extra of flowers was lovely and I was made to feel like a valued customer. highly recommend.

I bought a low milage Vauxhall Zafira from Steve a fortnight ago and the service from start to finish was second to none. When you buy a car from Steve you are under no pressure whatsoever to make your mind up unlike most places I tried. He looked after us and explained everything in great detail which under present lockdown conditions is not easy. The car is exactly what we wanted and I recommend anybody looking for a good car and friendly service to go there first. Thanks Steve

Not enough stars to rate would be 1000 star’s Steve was great help and made it all very enjoyable buying our new vehicle lovely touch of flowers in the boot surprising us lovely man and great quality car highly recommend

Hi Steve. I would like to thank you once again for your wonderful customer service. Our car is beautiful, we\'re so pleased. You went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements and even went as far delivering our car to our home at no extra cost. Your family company really put us at ease from the very first phone call and your level of professionalism and down to earth nature really sold it for us. Myself and Gaz wish you and your family all the best during these difficult time. Thank you once again Steve. Kindest regards, Melanie & Gareth

Fantastic service. Just bought a 3 year old Clio with low milage, impeccable condition for a very good price. Friendly and superb customer service. Would recommend to anyone

Bought a Fiesta- excellent condition and very competitively priced. Steve was very helpful and provided some great advice in picking out the car. Thanks Steve!

Purchased a Nissan Juke a few days ago. Immaculate condition. Good honest purchase. Would definitely do business again. Thank you!

Steve & Jack were great! They left me to give the car a good check, there was no pressure to buy or rush and they even made sure i had a cuppa whilst i took my time. The car was exactly as described which was refreshing after all the cars i’d been to see with hidden issues or at the best not as advertised. It came with a 3 month warranty and i’ve only had the car 6 weeks but no issues at all. I was also torn between two cars when i got there but after a lot of me hanging around their dealership trying to make my mind up, Steve helped me make the best decision for me and i’m glad i chose the one i did. Had to travel a good hour from my address to Steves but it was worth it and i’ll be happy to travel to see them again the next time i’m looking for a car. Definately worth checking out for anyone looking for a car. I guarantee they’ll make you feel welcome and you will encounter sincerity which can be unfortunately rare in the car business. Cheers lads! 👍

Very friendly and helpful. Not pushy at all. Would def go to again and recommend.

No pressure sales, very helpful with all aspects of the sale. Absolutely Top Class Guy, would definitely recommend for the low mileage cars he stocks. We will be back in the New Year to find my daughter a car. Highly recommended!!!!

My wife and I have always leased cars but realised that the new models have not improved enough to justify the price. We visited a few dealerships but there was one that stood head and shoulders above the others – Steve Pearson Car Sales. The customer service, attention to detail, and quality of product were all fantastic. Even during these tough times, Steve found a way (through his click & collect service) to deliver the car to us. We chose a 2015 Nissan Qashqai and couldn’t be happier – it’s like brand new, has all the kit, and was a great price! I look forward to dealing with Steve & Jack again in the future and couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Highly recommend Steve Pearson.  Recently bought a car from Steve. Absolutely delighted with the car, it is immaculate! The service recieved from Steve is the best I have recieved from any car dealership previously. He is very knowlegable and sincere!

 

He also had some fab chocolates he was happy to share – good man!

Steve & Jack were great! They left me to give the car a good check, there was no pressure to buy or rush and they even made sure i had a cuppa whilst i took my time. The car was exactly as described which was refreshing after all the cars i’d been to see with hidden issues or at the best not as advertised. It came with a 3 month warranty and i’ve only had the car 6 weeks but no issues at all. I was also torn between two cars when i got there but after a lot of me hanging around their dealership trying to make my mind up, Steve helped me make the best decision for me and i’m glad i chose the one i did. Had to travel a good hour from my address to Steves but it was worth it and i’ll be happy to travel to see them again the next time i’m looking for a car. Definately worth checking out for anyone looking for a car. I guarantee they’ll make you feel welcome and you will encounter sincerity which can be unfortunately rare in the car business. Cheers lads! 👍

Super friendly, super helpful, honest and I couldn’t recommend him more highly!!

We bought a Mercedes Ml 270 from this gentleman he is second too none, very polite and curteous nothing too much trouble, vehicle as advertised we are both really happy with this purchase and would recommend to anyone would definitely buy again from this gentleman Steve Pearson

Having just taken receipt of our new (to us!) car today, I can honestly say that Steve provided the most positive used car purchase experience to date. Exceptionally personable whilst maintaining sincerity and striking a perfect balance with professionalism, the process was seamless and very pleasant from start to finish. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Steve Pearson to anyone in the market for high quality, competitively priced used cars. We sincerely hope to not need a replacement in the next year or two, but wouldn’t hesitate to pay a return visit. Very highly recommend 😊

Sold my Mazda MX5 to Steve @ Steve Pearson Car Sales. Steve made the whole experience pain free from start to finish, gave me a fair price for the car and came to pick it up himself. Few quick checks, all paperwork sorted and money transferred into my account within the hour ! Completely hassle free and I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve’s services to others – top man !

Great personalised service. Staff are well informed about each car they own and go out of their way to make the process as smooth as possible. Would highly recommend!

I have just purchased a beautiful nissan micra it has very low mileage and is in immaculate condition.wanted to say a big thank you to everyone at steve pearsons for the excellent customer service Deb

Very good overall experience of buying a car from this seller. Very fair part ex price and vehicle was presented in pristine condition.

I had been recommended to Steve from a family member who had bought a car off him and was very happy with the car and service she had recieved from Steve and his son. I visited the showroom and found myself a lovely little mini, the mileage was low and the car in fantastic condition 12 months mot. The service was brilliant from start to finish. Great company highly recommended.

Bought  a car today  couldnt  be  happier!,Wasnt  the most expensive  car on the forecourt  but treated  as if it was. The staff  were  great highly recommend  this  garage  to all.Bunch of  flowers  made  my day after  a difficult  time in my life

Steve was very friendly and helpful. I am very happy with my Vauxhall Astra and happy with the value of my part exchange. Would definitely recommend and use again. Thanks Steve for a pleasant and easy transaction.
 

This is my second purchase from this showroom and very happy with the vehicle and experience. There was no pressure to purchase and the paperwork was a quick and simple process, all done in a covid-secure fashion. Vehicle was MOT’d and ready for collection next day. The flowers for my wife was a lovely gesture. Many thanks.

This is my second purchase from this showroom and very happy with the vehicle and experience. There was no pressure to purchase and the paperwork was a quick and simple process, all done in a covid-secure fashion. Vehicle was MOT’d and ready for collection next day. The flowers for my wife was a lovely gesture. Many thanks.

Excellent service.  I would highly recommend; I will use them again. Found both Steve and Jack friendly; approachable but not pushy.  Jack gave us plenty of time to look around the car  time to discuss it ourselves but was there for any questions.

Just bought our new  car from Steve and Jack Pearson, today. We traded our older car in p/x and nothing was too much trouble. Both Steve and his son Jack went out of their way dealing with all the paperwork for us, and answered all our questions and queries with pleasure. This is the second time of dealing with Steve and Jack and I would not hesitate, as they are honest, trustworthy and very friendly.Thank you both once again for all your help and especially the lovely flowers and beer for my husband. Well done, from two very happy customers.

I purchased me Honda Civic 4 years ago and I can honesty say that this is the best car purchase I have ever bought in my life. In the 4 years I have had it serviced every year and recently purchased 4 new tyres. That is all I have spent.

I would recommend Steve to anybody. He is professional, honest and his customer service is excellent.

When I purchased the car I was kept informed at every stage and all the paperwork was spot on. Having worked in the Motor Trade for over 25 years, this customer service that Steve provided was excellent in every way.

Just purchased a Mini Cooper from Steve Pearson.  Steve was great all the way through the process.  Happy to help me with any questions i had about the car without making me feel they stupid questions.  A lovely bunch of flowers when i collected the car.  I cannot praise the customer service here enough

First-class service and absolutely delighted with the car.  From start to finish it was a pleasure to deal with this company.  Steve dealt with everything in a quick and easy way enabling the transaction to be carried out seamlessly.  I would recommend anyone to visit this garage if thinking of making a purchase.

Thanks again, Steve.

Recently purchased Mazda from Steve Pearson’s Car Sales. Very low mileage and in fantastic condition. Excellent service from start to finish. Let us have a wander around the car lot without pestering us, got all information ready for us to look at; service history, previous owner etc. Car was ready for collection within a few days with a full service and valet – we even got a lovely bunch of flowers and 4 pack of Corona upon collection!! Also got 2 of the very valuable key rings thrown in for free! Car drives superbly. Would strongly recommend SP to friends.

Just picked up my new car , excellent service , friendly and straight forward , was daunted upgrading because of all the red tape involved but they handled all that . Have bought from them previously and have been really impressed with their cars ( lasted 10 years with no major problems so they dont sell lemons 🍋 ) . Thank you. On a side note its worth a visit for the factory fresh fiesta xr2i they have in the showroom. Absolutely stunning

An excellent experience when I visited with my father on 4 July 2020. Dad was selling his car. Steve and the team were welcoming from the moment we arrived. The sale was sorted quickly and easily. I cannot thank Steve enough. I would have no hesitation in returning in the future to purchase a car. The showroom is well presented and clean. Thank you again.

Thanks so much to Steve and Jack, just picked up my new car and couldn’t be happier. Brilliant friendly and helpful service, gave me a fair price for my old car and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend to anyone looking for a new car with low mileage. And thanks again for the lovely flowers 😊

An excellent experience when I visited with my father on 4 July 2020. Dad was selling his car. Steve and the team were welcoming from the moment we arrived. The sale was sorted quickly and easily. I cannot thank Steve enough. I would have no hesitation in returning in the future to purchase a car. The showroom is well presented and clean. Thank you again.

Absolutely amazing customer service, very friendly and helpful.   We was recommended by a friend to buy a car from here and weren’t disappointed.  Would highly recommend

Absolutely wonderful service. Brilliant temperament and Great personality. A wake up call for all car salespeople around the country that this is how you do !! Nothing was too much trouble and honest answers to every question asked, Plus lot’s of time and privacy to discuss and chat with family with no pressure at all. An absolute bargain our vehicle, Fairly priced and chosen from amazing stock — Test drive, No problem at all. Done safely with right precautions due to covid -19 government guidelines Full MOT given by Steve before collection and all recommendations repaired and resolved before handover. Highly recommended by my whole family to everyone out there looking to buy a quality vehicle. Can’t praise Steve and his colleagues enough !! A real pleasure to meet and deal with all of them and we will return soon as my youngest daughter is still looking for a car. Much Thanks for a Really Solid, Structured, Reassuring Experience !!

We happily recommend Steve Pearson Car Sales, everything went smoothly with the sale of our Hyundai, Steve and his son were very friendly, honest, and did exactly what they said they would.

Thank you so much the Steve and his son Jack who couldnt be more helpful or friendly. Made purchasing my new car extremely easy, no issues what so ever. I was able to part ex my old car with no trouble what so ever and my new car even came with a beautiful bunch of flowers. Would definitely recommend paying them a visit if you are looking for a new car as they have a variety with low mileage. Thank you so much.

Steve Pearson car sales, Steve and Jack are both professional and informative, both are friendly and real gentleman. The showroom is immaculate, maintaining social distancing , still making you feel comfortable in their environment which has a very friendly atmosphere no hard selling my sale was completed in a couple of days I part exchanged my car, and got a very good price as always I’m highly delighted with my new car I have used steve many times and i have always been happy with my purchase i have never had a problem with the cars i have bought from Steve fantastic cars and his lovely personal touch of flowers and beers very much appreciated Steve you are the best you,ve taught Jack well he really is a chip off the old block . Many thanks both of you as always excellent value for money excellent service . See you next time .

I was very impressed by the amount of care and attention taken by Steve and Jack Nothing was too much trouble they were very helpful and kind and expalined all I needed to know about my car and

advised me they would be there for any help and after sales care I fully recommend Steve Pearson Car Sales and would advise anyone wanting to buy a car to visit The flowers were a lovely gesture and much appreciated The five star rating is fully justified   Thank you

 

very happy with the service I received , from the phone call enquiry till I drove away in my new car, extremely polite and helpful at all times. the vehicle I purchased was fully serviced, cleaned and had a new M.O.T . would defiantly recommend this friendly buissness to buy your next car.

Brilliant experience I had when I recently bought a car. Steve & his staff was so helpful, in finding me my perfect car. I recommend Steve to anyone who is looking for excellent customer service & a helpful friendly chat, with a fantastic choice of vehicles.

Bought my first proper grown up car from this guy, he went through and secured my first finance ensuring i knew exactly what I was getting into No stress no pressure and fully informed. I have now drove away in a great car I would definatly recommend this place if your looking to buy or finance a great car

Brilliant service!! Steve opened for a key worker in order to ensure i could continue to work in uncertain times. maintaining social distancing and sanitasation in order to maintain safety of all stress free and easy transaction would definatly recomend this place if your looking to buy a good car even came away with beautiful flowers

Steve is very welcoming and inviting into his company he tells you every detail before signing with him . He is a very reliable man that provides a good service and will sell you a really good price and a various range of cars. Overall really good service and would recommend to anyone

Excellent sales/after sales service, Steve was really friendly and approachable I would highly recommend this car showroom. 😊

This is the 3rd car we have had from steve now. And always been pleased with the cars we have had from him . They are always of good quality . and steve himself .is great to deal with .fair. and makes sure that when you do pick up the car you have bought from him . is well presented and in fully serviced. Great to deal with. Wouldnt hesitate to buy a car from him .a cut above the other car sales establishments which i have dealt with in the past .

Excellent 5 star service from looking to completing the sale. No rush or pressure on you to buy. Plenty of time to look and make your decision. Very friendly atmosphere.

Fantastic sales garage. And Steve’s is s real nice gentleman that will go above and beyond. Thanks we cant thank you enough especially in times like these you helped us with our lovely family car. 5 stars from us😁👍👍👍👍👍

Great service, very helpful. Goes the extra mile to make sure your happy with your car.

Pristine cars very looked after Best ive ever delt with would definitely advise people to go check them out

Bought my car from here very friendly lovely people bought from here before and rate 10/10 reliable cars good service

Thank you for helping my mum purchase her new car! Fantastic service, no pressure sales and brilliant aftercare…she even got a bunch of flowers. Thanks again….my next car purchase will be from you! First class

Fantastic service throughout Steve and Jack could not have been more helpful,

My nan got a new car from Steve ,would recommend anyone to go and have a look . She got excellent service and really looked after her thank you very much Heather Evans .

What a fantastic garage!! Can’t rate highly enough…. And Steve’s a proper gentleman. If you want a car, you’ve found the right place 👍👍

Thank you Steve Pearson car sales for making the purchase of my VW UP such an easy and pleasant experience Jack was faultless in his advise and customer service would recommend them to anyone thank you

 

Nothing too much trouble. No pressure to buy. All cars are lovely and clean. Friendly and good service.

Have had a wonderful experience buying a car from these lovely people. We would highly recommend. Thank you for the amazing customer service.