Luca, 32, lives in Acton and works in advertising. He wanted to buy a used car for a while but he couldn’t find the time to go to a dealership. He was also worried about visiting a private seller. We caught up with him at his home to hear all about his experience with Cazoo.
Q: Hi Luca! So when you visited our website, did you know what kind of car you wanted?
A: I wanted to buy something fun and cool, but big enough to drive friends around. I also want to get a dog soon, so I needed something that’s dog-friendly. I’d been thinking about getting a car for a while but I just didn’t have time to go and sort it all out. I’m from New Zealand, so this is the first car I’ve bought in the UK!
Q: Did you have any questions before purchasing?
A: I didn’t really understand the difference between petrol, hybrid and diesel or what was going on with the UK’s regulations. When I called up, the Customer Service rep was very diligent in explaining it. It was important to me that these differences were explained in an honest way, without the off-putting sales jargon.
Q: What was important to you when buying a Cazoo car?
A: I don’t know much about cars, so a private seller could easily rip me off. Cazoo made all the costs transparent. The most important thing was to ensure that there were no hidden costs.
Q: What was the best part of the Cazoo experience for you?
A: That it was so easy. Cazoo did everything for me. They vetted the car to make sure everything was in order and delivered it to my house. I also trusted Cazoo because of the 7-Day Money Back Guarantee, so if something went wrong in the first week I could have returned it.
Q: What makes Cazoo different from the traditional way of buying a used car?
A: I went and checked out some dealerships near me, but there were so many cars and so many people walking about. It was really daunting. Cazoo made it simple. The product page breaks down what the car includes which was really helpful to me.
Q: How did you find the delivery experience?
A: The Handover Specialist was great. He said he’d been in the industry for a long time and obviously knew a lot about cars. He rocked up in a truck with the car and then unloaded it outside my house - it was really cool. He showed me what everything did in the car, as I would have had no idea. It’s a 2018 car so it’s almost new and all the systems would have confused me. It was a good day. I was pretty excited when I saw that truck arrive.
Q: What are you planning on doing now you have your Cazoo car?
A: See my family more. I plan to do a few trips around the UK and I’ll use it around London. I’m refurbishing my new house and it’s helped me out a lot as I can drive to the hardware shop without having to spend money on a cab.
Q: How would you describe your experience with Cazoo in three words?
A: Easy, reliable, and exciting!