Well worth the 500 mile round trip.
I wanted a clean Jaguar XF, petrol, low mileage, full-service history, fresh service & MOT, warrantee, and within my budget. I thought I was seeking the impossible dream until a friend showed me the Auto Trader advert for the XF Grosvenor Garages were selling. I was reluctant at first to risk the 250 mile drive from SE London to Preston, plus the expense of hotel overnight accommodation for my wife and I, but after chatting to Barrie on the phone I was completely reassured I was doing the right thing. Barrie has a nice relaxed attitude and is not at all typical of many pushy used car salesmen. A good trade-in price was offered for my 17 year old JaguarXJ8 (subject to my description being true), and the XF was secured for a £250 deposit which would be fully refundable if the deal didn’t go ahead. This XF is such a dream car, the best I have ever owned. Thank you to both Barrie & John for a smooth transaction.