Welcome to Colin Ludwell Cars

After many years experience gained in the mechanical side of the motor trade, listening to horror stories, problems and complaints regarding the purchase of the new and used vehicles from motor dealers, I decided to do some research. I wanted to know what it would take to setup my own business as a motor dealer / provider.

In 1982, after many months of meetings and gentle persuasion from my bank manager, I decided to setup up a small manageable operation selling used but quality vehicles. I had high standards that needed to be followed by all and everyone who had dealings with my business. This meant I could confidently retail used vehicles without the problems I'd encountered so frequently during my mechanical days!


Meet the team here at Colin Ludwells, the guys that make the business tick.

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We provide a wide range of finance facilities to suit your budget. Inc HP & PCP.

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Our workshop is fully equipped to deal with all service and repair work.

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View a huge range of used vehicles sold by Colin Ludwell Cars.

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Hi Colin, I have bought a few cars in my time and there is usually a little disappointment even if it is a small matter. In this case I have to say everything went really well from the helpful delivery and handover to the condition of the car itself. In truth your online description might have undersold it a bit for everything was as described or better. Alloys absolutely unmarked (unusual), top quality Pirelli tyres, carpets and boot lining as new, were not even mentioned. I expect to hang on to it for some time but if I wanted to do business with confidence again - I would come to you!

Just bought a BMW 318d sport plus and what a dream to drive it is! Excellent car and I couldn't be happier! Nick was so helpful throughout the whole procedure! They even give it a full service for me. Definitely reccomend these to anyone!

Andrew Gavan

Hi Nick, Just wanted to let you know how straightforward it was to change my car with you. The new car (a Ford Focus estate) is brilliant. It was very well prepared and presented, and it's lived up to everything I hoped it would be.
I came to Colin Ludwell Cars through the RAC used cars website. You were straightaway welcoming and helpful. There was no heavy "sell" (you didn't need to, as the car sold itself). I'm afraid it's going to be sometime before you see me again because I can't see me wanting to change the car any time soon!
I will, however, be recommending you to family and friends as a place they can buy a car with confidence.
Thanks again,

Steve Hible

Thanks for a very easy and seamless sale. A pleasure to do business with! Really helpful and quick to respond to any queries. Was well worth travelling to and would recommend them to anyone. The car is amazing and am so pleased with my purchase!! Kim

I'm so glad to have bought my car from here, I love it! Highly recommended.

I just wanted to say how well I have been treated by Colin Ludwell Cars, since first reporting the EGR valve problem a week ago on my car. I know the car was under warranty, but there was absolute courtesy from everyone, no quibbling, and a garage 'slot' within a few days. Today Chris and Leighton did the repair in the morning, a minor triumph from what the online forum seemed to suggest, and I was on my way within 4 hours. Excellent service all round. Thanks to all concerned.

Wasn’t sure about getting a car on finance but needed 1 asap. This is my 3rd car. I first looked at fowlers finance Bristol and I mean with them I kept putting them off because they seemed too pushy and I couldn’t find a car I really really loved. Their prices and reviews also put me in two minds. So I spoke to a friend who recommended Colin’s. I looked for reviews which were excellent and looked at cars online I choose one and gave them a ring and from the moment I spoke with Barry I was so comfortable. I left the same day with a beautiful Ford Fiesta 2012 all clean and ready to go. Best decision of this year. I recommend Colin’s to anyone who needs a car, reassurance and someone who will explain everything in detail for you to make your own decision without nagging calls, texts, emails and post ugh. Thank you so much Barry!!

Visited Colin Ludwell Cars after being sent there by a good friend.............. Best thing he could have done !! Made very welcome by the knowledgeable sales staff and left to browse at my own pace. The cars are all very well presented making it a very difficult decision, I eventually found my car and was sent on road test with my wife and at no time did I feel pressurised, not like in some garages I had visited. Overall a pleasurable experience and made so easy by the salesman. Thank you Colin keep up the great work and we will certainly be back for our next car and make sure we tell others, PS, Great car and lovely coffee !!

Heard about Colin Ludwell Cars from my brother as we were looking for a car for our granddaughter. They were so helpful without being pushy, which was our experience in other garages visited. We found the car we liked on their website, rang and arranged a test drive, our granddaughter loved it so we bought it. When we collected it yesterday we weren't sure where we could get petrol so Barry even took it off and put some petrol in for us! From start to finish the whole process was friendly, efficient and very professional. Would certainly recommend them to any friends or family looking to buy a good car from a reliable garage.

Amazing service from Bryn, what a helpful garage. It's full of quality cars. Definitely the place to go to buy a car and we got an Easter egg too!

Beverley Fewings 2015

Bought my stunning BMW from Colin Ludwell Cars today. Thank you to Bryn & Barry for going above and beyond to help & keeping my 4 year old entertained. Very pleased! Will be recommending to family and friends.

Vicky Read 2015

Sold my car to these guys today. Great trustworthy team who restored my faith. Thanks Colin Ludwell Cars.

Paul Dowell 2014

I would like to thank you guys for taking care of us with the minor defects our car had. You guys are stars. Thank you so much.

Mr Schaeffer 2014

Bought a car 3 weeks ago, very pleased with car and the service I got from all the staff. They were very helpful but not pushy and the car was ready on time and was spotless. Would defiantly go back when wife's car needs replacing.

Gary Cole 2012

Could not have had a better experience here. The staff were helpful, professional and knowledgeable, whilst also being down to earth, and not pushy. The cars were all in pristine condition, fully valeted, and were opened for us ready to view. The process of buying was made very simple, and we were told everything we needed to know, but there was no ridiculous hard selling, which made things much more pleasant. All of our questions were answered in detail and more importantly, with honesty. The car I bought is fantastic, and was fully serviced and valeted on day of collection. Thank you very much - the best experience I have ever had buying a car :)

Kelly Thomas – 2013

Thank you to Colin and all his Staff. My daughter almost bought a car she was unsure of from a big car supermarket whist being put under pressure from the salesman, We then called into Colin Ludwell Cars and under no pressure found the car she wanted. We met Colin and even the dog Diesel when we picked the car up. I have recommended you to my other daughter who is looking for her first car now.

Recently took delivery of my Mercedes car from Colin Ludwell Cars and just want to say "Thank You " to everyone there. It was an easy and pain free experience from the moment I first looked at the car on the forecourt to the afternoon I picked it up. The sales staff there were not 'pushy' and very knowledgeable and very polite. The cars there were all superbly presented ( unlike some larger garages I visited !! ) and I know I am fussy but nothing was a problem for them, they even did my private plate transfer for me. When I picked the car up, once again I was offered a coffee and shown around the car to make sure I was happy and it had actually had fuel put in it so I did not have to head for the nearest petrol station !! If you are looking for a new car I would highly recommend this garage as your first place to visit as like me you will be treated as you should be, I will certainly be back.

Lynda Venn –2012
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Colin Ludwell Cars Limited, 81-85 Two Mile Hill Road, Bristol, BS15 1BL | VAT number 399 0072 28 | Company number 4067350