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Joe Duffy Motors launches new used car supermarket network


Joe Duffy Motors, one of Ireland’s largest motor dealer groups is launching a new used car supermarket network through the name, Zucar.

Zucar will buy used cars as well as sell them plus offering motorists fixed prizes and the chance to sell their cars, without having to buy one in return.

“Zucar is a new concept on the Irish market,” said Gavin Hydes, group chief executive of Joe Duffy Motors. “It’s a fixed model of selling, it’s non-negotiable, so the price you see is the price you pay. We offer people a valuation on their car which will hold for seven days, which means even if they don’t buy a car from us they can still bring their current car to us and we’ll buy it from them. It is also a seven-day a week operation and rather than sales executives we have Zu guides.”

The cars on sale will be between one and eight years of age with a maximum of 160,000km on the clock.

Hydes added: “Everything is fixed, it’s non-negotiable. It’s backed by our own finance. If you don’t like the product after seven days you can bring it back and get your money back. If you don’t like it after 30 days we will exchange it for another one. The warranty package we sell has maintenance included, so servicing is covered.”

Zucar’s first showroom and workshop will open in April in Eastgate Business Park, Cork, with future stores opening in Limerick, Dublin and Drogheda.