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In association with Cuff Miller Co Ltd, Ford Dealer to the Military

Testimonials

  Here are some e-mails and letters received from customers over the years:

"Advanced Car Exports has a first class reputation, and mirrors the standards of

excellence and professionalism we seek to demonstrate at Sandhurst"

Signed Assistant to Foundation Director, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey.

 

"I'd try www.ACEsales.co.uk" - Honest John, Daily Telegraph

(click here to read Telegraph recommendation)

 

Click here for Daily Telegraph's investigation into most popular tax-free car sales companies

 

Money Saving Expert says:

Default In the Forces? Cut up to 25% off a new car Some car dealers have special deals with manufacturers, meaning members of the UK’s armed forces can get up to 25% off a car’s list price. One dealer, http://www.acesales.co.uk/, does this. Its cars are supplied through the UK via UK main dealers and aren’t imports. They also have full UK warranties. Often there’s a choice between purchasing them tax-free if you’re going to be posted overseas or tax-paid if you’re going to use them in the UK.

HERE'S A FEW COMMENTS FROM SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS IN CYPRUS...

Thanks Stan.  You turned inevitable chaos into a very straightforward and easy experience - thank you for guiding us so effectively over, under and through the hurdles!  Best wishes .... Regards Chris and Kelly Davies, Dhekelia. Nov 2016.

 

Hi Stan,

I’d just like to thank you and the guys from Cuff Miller (Ford) for all your help.

My new car is awesome and I still can’t believe I got it for such an amazing price!!

You made what was a very complex process simple from start to finish.

I will whole heartedly recommend you to my colleagues whenever they mention buying a new car.

Once again thanks so much.

Mark Turley

JSSU, Ay Nik, November 2016.

Dave Bole, BFPO 59, collected his new Suzuki Vitara November 2016, and wrote to EMC (suppliers):

"Stan's service was amazing. Highly recommended".

 

"I have been recommended to your services by numerous colleagues in Dhekelia"....  Louise Cox, 3 July 2016

Sue Dempster Hi Stan Bateman. Just like to say a huge thanks for the help and assistance you provided in making the purchase of our new car from the UK as painless as it was possible to be. I can not recommend your services highly enough, from first contact with you, getting the best available deal from the UK source and dealing with the paperwork, right through to delivery of the vehicle it has been as easy as it can be. Thanks again, your help has been greatly appreciated. Rob Dempster and Sue Dempster.  31 May 2016

Dear Stan

The drive back to Dhekelia was great and we love our new Kuga.  

Thank you so much for all of your help, we really appreciate it, we wouldnt have been able to do it without you.            We will be recommending you to everyone we know! 

Kind regards, Shaun and Leah Farmer. 1st June 2016

 

"Picked up our new Focus today. Just want to say how amazing the service was that Stan Bateman provided! My husband came back a very happy man, full of praise for Stan. He's made buying a new car a very easy process and we would wholeheartedly recommend using his services. Love the car! "

 Claire Garlick. (Husband Tom is with the 1 Lancs in Episkopi, August 2015)

I totally agree (with Claire Garlick).., didn't have to worry about a thing. You tell Stan what you want, and wait for him to take you to the Port. He then guides you through the process of collecting your car from customs. No hassle and to top it off he doesn't charge for his services. He even pays for your car to be washed. I highly recommend anyone to use Stan Bateman of Advanced Car Exports for the purchase of a tax free vehicle.  Chris Rawcliffe, CJPU, Epi.

"...we would like to thank you for your help in buying our new tax free car . It was such a stress-free experience and we can't thank you enough for your help and guidance all the way through. We would highly recommend anyone who was thinking about buying a tax free car to speak to Stan".

Steph and James Sustins, RAF Akrotiri.


“...thank you for your help and guidance with our new, tax-free car.
Brilliant assistance, especially at the port and customs. Made buying our new Shogun a very enjoyable experience. Highly Recommended to anyone in BFC who wants a new car”.

F/S Bruce, RAF Akrotiri.

 

“... just wanted to say thank you .... We absolutely love our new C-Max!
It exceeded expectations, and all your help at every stage made it a very easy process.
Highly recommended”. Vickii & Dan Gentry, Ay Nik, BFPO 59.


"If anyone is looking to buy a tax free vehicle plus Military Discount to be shipped out to Cyprus, I would highly recommend Mr Stan Bateman (Advanced Car Exports). He was absolutely brilliant, helped me every step of the way, an expert in his profession and got me a great deal which I am more than happy with. Finance, shipping, registration, everything".  

Cpl Martin Ratcliffe, Episkopi.


"…. you have provided a fantastic service, and put up with lots of indecisiveness from us!
We absolutely love our new Fiat" .
Anne Sullivan, Dhekelia.

"...many thanks Stan for all the help you gave with our recent purchase. The discounts and price you got for us were amazing but more than that the guidance you gave in going through the paperwork etc made the whole thing really easy and hassle free".

PO Steve Mackie, Ay Nik.  

"..thank you for all your help and for an amazing deal. Highly recommended"

John and Laura Jones, RAF Akrotiri

"Second to none service. Highly recommended"

Damion Kelly, Dhekelia,

"Great car and great service. The ASX is much more than we'd expected for the price. Thanks for all your help, it made collecting our new car so easy".

Chris Butterworth, Episkopi.

"Thank you for your assistance in dealing with the UK supplier and at the port. It would have been a painful experience without your advice and support".

Stu Mason, RAF Akrotiri.


"Excellent customer service. Dealt with my enquiries very fast and Stan was a godsend at the port"

Cpl Stephen Briggs, Episkopi.

 

Most of our customers contact us as a result of being recommended by a colleague who has recently collected their new, tax-free car.

The page opposite is taken from comments made about our service which were posted on BFC INFOrmation, the most popular and informative FB group for British Forces in Cyprus.

We'd like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has posted similar comments recommending our service.

We do our very best to make the whole process of importing a new, tax-free car into Cyprus as painless as possible.

Anyone who has tried it on their own will know what we mean, when we say that this is something you really do need help with, as Cyprus Customs and Port Authorities can be difficult to negotiate, and that's an understatement.

What is more, our service in Cyprus is FREE OF CHARGE to our customers!

PS We also have your new car washed to make it look like a new car should, after its dusty journey from Southampton.

 
     
     

Dear Stan

"Thank you very much for such an easy transaction, with discounts bigger than any other I could find on the web or in car supermarkets. You have made my new car buying experience a pleasure".

                     Captain Doug Coleman, HQ 160 (W) Bde.

 

"....I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for all your help in buying my new S-MAX.  Your service was faultless throughout and I could not have asked for any more. Once again thank you for everything".

                                             Major Terry Southwood, BFPO 15



     

Thanks for your quick response in sending me tax-paid Fiesta prices. I am amazed at the discounts on offer.

                Andrew Laister, Fort Halstead

 

Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate your honesty, which is a rare trait amongst car salesmen.

Your service has been first class.

                      Capt Graig Rodgers, BFPO 39

     

Everything went very well, no problems at the port or with Customs. We are both very happy with the service you provided.

We are very pleased with the car and are more than happy with the model you recommended. I have passed on your details to others who are interested and hopefully they will be in touch with you soon.

Regards

Rob Giles, BFPO 6  

 

Stan

Just picked up my new car. I'm really impressed and the colour is lovely.

Still can't believe how easy you made it all, thanks!

Feel free to give my e-mail address to any doubters!!

Regards, Al Howden

Sqn Ldr Howden, based in UK

     

..Thanks very much for the hassle-free, first rate service....an excellent car-buying experience.

...I researched extensively and your prices were by far the most competitive.

               Sqn Ldr Phil Bartlett, RAF Coningsby

 

..the time and effort you put in to make things happen so smoothly is much appreciated. I will ensure your e-mail address is passed around and will, of course, put in a good word to potential customers. Once again, many thanks.

             WO2 Jon Francis BFPO 113.

     

Thanks for your help with my recent purchase of the Galaxy. I did not believe buying a car could be so easy and quick.

Once again, many thanks

               Cpl John Mann, BFPO 26

 

I have decided to contact you due to recommendations from friends and associates who have purchased cars from you previously and the good name you carry.

           CPO Dan Earley, BFPO 253

     

Just a quick e-mail to say thanks for getting everything sorted out with my wife's new Peugeot . She collected it on Saturday and is absolutely delighted.

I'd also like to thank you for your efficient service and look forward to contacting you next year when the time comes to swap cars again.

                    Major Willey, BFPO 47

 

Once again, thank you very much for all you've done to make buying the car such a trouble-free experience.

I've already recommended you to a colleague and won't hesitate to do so again.

                  Steve Francis, BFPO 150

     

The delivery went fine. Car was ready when I arrived and we whisked through remaining paperwork in short-order. As before, I'm very happy with the service. You beat the best deal offered elsewhere and capped it by offering the best levels of customer service.

You can be assured that I will continue to recommend your service.

Regards

              Flt Lt Stuart Andrews, BFPO 8

 

..your firm has been recommended to me by a colleague. He said that, out of 9 firms he tried, yours gave the best deal.

Spr Loughran  BFPO 31

     

This is the second car I have bought through you, and on each occasion the care you took and the personal service you provided were outstanding.

           Maj. Gen Cornock, BFPO 26

 

Thanks for your usual impeccable service and for getting top price for the old car. I'll keep on recommending you to friends and colleagues.

           Gp Capt Pat Plunkett. BFPO 26

     

Stan,

            Thanks for your prompt reply.  I will, when I decide to purchase the car, contact you for all my dealings.  Out of three dealers I contacted you were the most helpful. 

All the best

 WO2 Marc Davies, BFPO 16

 

Dear Advanced Car Exports

I am flying over on Friday to collect my new car, and would like to thank you for for your superb service so far. I will look forward to doing business with your company again in the future.

SSgt M R Gibson, BFPO 36

     

Just a quick note to let you know I picked up my new Astra yesterday from Inchcape in Fareham. Everything went smoothly and the car was everything I expected. Thankyou very much for your time and effort in helping with this purchase. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and workmates. Thanks again

Sgt Wayne Vass, Staffs.

 

...the delivery was prompt and efficient. The car is excellent to drive and I am very pleased with the whole package that you provided - top marks! ...I thoroughly recommend you to all my colleagues, and should I need a new car in the future, will be straight on the blower!

Capt Grant Cambridge

     

.."I've been very happy with the professional and friendly service you have provided and look forward to a smooth collection of my new car on 1 Sep 06.  I will ensure that my colleages are aware of the profesional service and excellent prices provided by Advanced Car Exports."

Sgt Mark Dempster

 

...the Focus we bought from you is still going great guns and is probably the wisest cash I've ever spent on a vehicle. I'll pass your details around at work, as I can heartily recommend your service to everyone.... you were so helpful last time.

Capt Pete Brunton, BFPO 35

     

"..thank you for the great service that you and John Taylor at SMC Slough have provided. The trade-in and collection was prompt and very efficient, unlike some experiences I have had over the last few years"

SSgt Tony Smith, Waterlooville, Hants,

 

"Thanks, Stan, really happy with the new car, and more than happy with the swift service. An outstanding price for an outstanding car. I would recommend your service to anyone in the forces"

     Cpl Steve Tonking

     

Hi Stan

Thanks again for your outstanding service and speed in getting me my new Focus ST. I'll be very happy to recommend you to my colleagues and I look forward to doing business with you again.

Mike Burgess, Bordon, Hants.

 

Dear Advanced Car Exports

Thanks for the service. It's been a pleasure doing business with you. I will not hesitate in recommending you to any friends or colleagues.

Thanks again

Sgt Lee Metcalfe, Coventry.

     

Hi Stan,

The car is really good. Just getting used to the gadgets but I am more than happy with it. Paul was really good and showed me how to use all the gadgets etc (more than Mazda ever did). The car is very quiet and smooth and has the acceleration when needed.

 

I asked Maidstone about car insurance (chassis/VIN number). Basically if a car has been previously registered in the UK then you will retain your original UK Reg plates. So you can insure your car against the UK Reg plates and don’t have to insure against the VIN number as opposed to what DVLA Swansea state (I paid £200 for VIN insurance when I could have paid £21 against my UK plates) Maidstone say they get this problem all the time due to Swansea not knowing what they are talking about. Also you don’t have to pay the £55 registration fee as this has already been paid when the car was originally registered. Just thought I would let you know in case any other customers have the same problems as me.

 

In short, ignore DVLA Swansea as they don’t know what they are talking about.

 

Anyway Stan. The car is tops and really nice to drive. Even the dog likes it.

  

Kind regards

  

Darren

CPO Darren Bennet, based in SHAPE, BFPO 26

 

...when compared to your very quick response put them behind in the game from the start. The other tax free Mondeo quote I tried to get was from Bristol Street Motor. They took a look at the quote I'd had from you and went away to see what they could come up with, however apparently to sell it around the £15k mark they'd lose about £3k on what they buy them in at.

It's been a month now since I picked up the vehicle and nearly a thousand miles later and no complaints from me. I would definitely recommend you to anyone in the market for a new tax free car as the price was very competitive. From initial enquiry to leaving the forecourt the customer service has been first class and made the whole experience a pleasure.

Thank you for your service,

Regards,

 Darren Rolfe

628 Signal Troop, BFPO 35

L/Cpl Rolfe collected his new Mondeo Feb 2013 from our Ford dealer in West Sussex.

     


Thanks again for all your help and I will recommend your company to anyone at
work thinking of getting a new car. If you go into getting duty free second hand
vehicles, as you suggested, and want me to put up any flyers let me know.
cheers
Steve Roberts, based in Ayios Nikolaos, BFPO 59,

 

 

Hi Stan
The car is fab and the whole process really easy.
Thanks for a great service and the best prices in the UK. I will be personally recommending you to my colleagues in the FCO. 
Many thanks and kind regards
Chris Samms

British Embassy, Paris

29 June 2013

Dear Stan & Colleagues,

 

I am sorry it has taken so long to send this acknowledgement for the receipt of my father’s Ford Kuga to St Vincent.

 

He received it early January as expected and is still extremely excited.

 

My father and brother insisted I contact you to offer our most appreciative thanks and gratitude to you and your colleagues for the professional and expert manor of service and assurance received by my family and I.

 

I would be most happy to recommend you, and please feel free to use this letter as recommendation to anyone thinking of exporting a new car to the West Indies.

 

Once again, thank you from all our family.

 

Michael, Mitchum & Cecil Ernest Cole.

 

NEW, TAX-FREE FORD KUGA SHIPPED TO ST. VINCENT, W.I., DEC 2015.

SUPPLIED BY CUFF MILLER FORD, SHIPPED BY CUTLER FREIGHT FORWARDING.

 

James/Stan,

 

I wanted to say what a pleasure it has been doing business with you again. 

Kim collected the new Kuga last week, absolutely loves it and I'm looking forward to driving it when I get back. 

I also wanted to say thanks for all of your flexibility with the S-Max and making this happen while I'm deployed. 

Finally, please pass on my thanks to Glen for collecting Kim from the station and for the excellent handover of the Kuga.

 

Your customer service is second to none and I will be telling my friends!

 

Thanks again,

Lawrence Bennett

21 June 2016