When do you buy your Christmas cards?

quality used cars for sale in Coleford, royal forest of dean, Gloucestershire since 1992

This could sound like a daft question at the start of a blog about cars, but you might know someone who comes back from a visit to the January Sales clutching next Christmas's cards obtained as “a real bargain”. You might even know that individual who gets their winter boots in July! We could go on, but you get the point.

This also works for convertibles. According to the Daily Telegraph in a recent article, if you want best value this is undoubtedly the season to make such a purchase. Here at Pete Smith we always want to offer you that value on our meticulously prepared prestige used cars, including some stunning convertibles, all ready and waiting here at Coleford in Gloucestershire, nestling in the Forest of Dean.

Occasionally, customers have told us about being wary of buying a convertible in the cold weather, but these superb vehicles are year-round joys to own and drive. Rather than take our word for it, here's what Daren Wiseman, general manager of valuation services at Manheim Auctions, based in Atlanta, Georgia (and reckoned to be the biggest auto-auction company in the world) said: “Convertibles right across the board are great value at the moment. People forget they're actually very functional and just as robust as family hatchbacks”.

We agree with all of that, but would put a word in for style, class, and the unique pleasure of top-down drives across glorious landscapes. Here at Pete Smith Specialist Cars we are currently homing a Volvo C70 D3 SE Lux Solstice with just 8,000 miles on the clock, a Calcite White Mercedes SLK350 or a Fire Opal Red SLK200 Kompressor, and an Audi A3 TDI Sport. You may prefer the BMW 320I M Sport or the timeless charm of a Mini Convertible One.

There are others of course, and our stock changes so quickly - do check here. Having just lived through the warmest year on record, and with the trend likely to continue, it's surely time to put an end to cooped up summer car trips!

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