“One of the great things about MOTORS is the people; they are passionately engaged and invested in us being successful because if we’re successful, they’re successful.”

Jamie Caple, Founder, Car Quay
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Over 60 years of combined experience in bringing car buyers and retailers together

Our story

MOTORS was originally launched as Motors.co.uk in 2007 as a website for car buyers by the Daily Mail & General Trust and, after a period of rapid growth, was acquired by Cox Automotive in 2010.

Twelve years later, Motors.co.uk was sold to Gumtree, which was then acquired in 2021 by O3 Industries and Novum Capital.

Our offices, based in Richmond, Surrey, and Abingdon, Oxfordshire, are home to a talented team of over 250 co-workers.

At MOTORS, we help people find a car confidently and with peace of mind

With over 300,000 cars featured from more than 5,000 leading automotive retailers, our search site is one of the UK’s largest for buying and selling cars.

Packed with search tools, car guides, reviews and a vehicle price guide, MOTORS gives buyers everything they need to know, so they feel clearer about finding the right car.

Proud to be delivering More for Less for dealers

As well as helping car buyers to find their perfect car, we help automotive retailers to reach millions of buyers.

We do this through advertising opportunities on MOTORS and across our dealer advertising ecosystem, which combines the search strength of MOTORS with automotive giants like eBay and Gumtree.

With our experience and history, we’re proud to support the automotive industry

Helping to tackle the issues that matter most

MOTORS works closely with [M]enable, an organisation dedicated to promoting mental well-being in the automotive industry.

Together, we’ve launched an industry accreditation scheme called ‘Wellbeing Winners’, inviting dealers to achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold Wellbeing Winners ratings, which focus on enhancing culture, performance and employer brand reputation.

Very proud sponsors of Motor Trade Radio

MOTORS sponsors the immensely popular Motor Trade Radio podcast co-hosted by Philip Nothard (Insight & Strategy Director at Cox Automotive) and B2B motoring journalist Curtis Hutchinson.

For anyone involved in the auto industry, the podcast is a must-listen-to bringing you all the latest stories, analysis and interviews with industry bosses and thought leaders.

Come and help us be part of the future of car buying and selling

Opportunities to join our brilliant team

As an ambitious and growing company, we’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team and share in our success.

And there’s no need to be a petrolhead. Most of us aren’t – we’re just here to help everyday people find the right car at the right price from the right retailer, and we’re super proud of the open and honest marketplace that we’ve created.