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South West

Welcome to South West Automotive, an independent family run business located in the heart of Dorset. We specialise in providing the highest quality used cars on the market and have developed an excellent reputation in the industry.

We have won the prestigious “Autotrader Highly Rated” award for our customer services every year since the company was founded in 2018, and we now have over 150 5 Star reviews from genuine customers with genuine feedback!

Sean Smith, Managing Director says;

“I started this business because I love cars, and it’s as simple as that! I’ve always immersed myself around them since I was a child, from being the biggest fan of Top Gear and having my bedroom wall plastered in the best supercars money can buy, I knew that one day I would have my own business in the motor trade, and I absolutely love what I do!

My passion is the reason why South West Automotive has succeeded the way it has. We always put the customer at the forefront of what we do and never cut corners on a vehicles safety, quality or reliability”

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14 Day Money Back Guarantee

For peace of mind, If you decide to purchase your vehicle online you will receive a 14 day money back guarantee.

We Are Passionate About Cars

It’s never been about money for us, this business was started purely on a passion for cars! Want to see how passionate we are? Be sure to check out our Instagram.

Multi-Point Inspection

All vehicles undergo a thorough multi-point inspection prior to sale.


Very Professional people who know thier business well
Amazing service from start to finish. I was purchasing in my eyes a very expensive car and Sean made him self available for a personal viewing of the car on a sunday. The whole process of buying the car was made very simple and pain free experience. Everything they said the would do they did on time and communicated to me regulary with updates.

Stephen Dyer

Absolutely fantastic service.
Absolutely fantastic service from Sean, very impressed. He kept me informed throughout the process of buying a car and was polite and considered which was very reassuring as I was very apprehensive. Have a lovely car as a result and would highly recommend this company, in fact, I have already done!

Jane Norton

The perfect car for my daughter.
When I asked Sean to find me a vehicle for my daughter he not only found the right vehicle but really showed care and attention to explaining everything clearly to us during the whole process. My daughter is delighted with the car and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending South West Automotives to anyone looking for a car for themselves or their loved ones. Thanks Sean, top bloke :)

Robert Brown

Excellent service car was as advertised.
As internet buying was new to me and i'm based in South Wales I asked Sean to do a video around walk round This was sent to me a couple of hours later showing all the good points and also not so good, the vehicle was delivered on the back of a trailer on the day we agreed, Sean also walked around the vehicle with myself so that i could check it over then gave me the keys so that i could look around myself and that i was happy with the vehicle. before we got down to the paper work. Also the car was cleaned of once it was taken of the trailer and looked superb.

Paul Harrison

Fantastic service!!
I just purchased my Mazda MX5 from this company and I am so happy with it. Sean was so friendly and helpful and went out of his way to make my experience so great. This is a company that really cares about their customers and I would definitely recommend them!!

Georgia Stubbs

Excellent service would highly recommend.
Bought a car Friday night over the phone from South West automotive ,they delivered Saturday afternoon for a reasonable price went out of their way to get it delivered when I wanted it at short notice everything on the car was what they said it was , they were very honest about everything on the car , excellent service by Sean and his wife would highly recommend buying a car off them thank you South West automotive for my lovey car well happy it thanks Jason.

Jason Richards