Southlands Motor Company. Great Deals on Used Cars & Camper vans in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

We are an independent motor dealer based in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, who supply quality used vehicles to both retail and trade customers. Managing Director, Darren Thomson, and his staff of experienced dealers work tirelessly to source an extensive range of cars and vans, including BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Land Rover, Ford, Mini, Mazda, Volkswagen, Vauxhall and more. We are now really excited to announce that we are selling fantastic bespoke camper van conversions to suit your requirements.

Our wealth of knowledge and expertise in the industry allows us to offer excellent customer service with unbiased and impartial advice. As an independent dealer, we pride ourselves on delivering the most competitive packages that will satisfy the customer. Our excellent reputation is based on our ability to supply the perfect car or commercial vehicle, tailored to meet individual needs.

We aim to create a long lasting relationship with our customers, assuring the best quality service at all times. We also offer complete, affordable finance packages; offering excellent deals for both individual buyers and tradesmen. We promise to create a relaxed buying and selling experience, ensuring customers feel comfortable when purchasing, selling or part-exchanging their vehicle. All cars come with..

With over eighty years combined staff experience, we have extensive networks that can supply the car or van of your choice. So if we don't have the vehicle you're looking for, we will search the UK to find the specification you're looking for. Our showroom is situated behind Whitley Bay Ice Rink and is located eight miles from Newcastle Central Station and ten miles from Newcastle International Airport.

If desired, we can organise pick-ups for prospective customers. Nationwide delivery of vehicles can also be arranged, and we are more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding our stock of cars, commercials or fantastic finance packages.

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I’ve known Darren for many years !There service has been 1st class , friendly knowledgeable and very easy going , no hard sell. Paul was absolutely fantastic from beginning to end accommodating all the personal touches myself and Emma were looking for , if you are wanting to buy a camper and his is the place to go. , Thankyou to all the staff at southlands ! Always willing to help. !!!! Thankyou so much can’t wait to go see what’s out there . TOP COMPANY .
Wayne Dunn
Excellent service very patient showing us how everything works nothing was a problem when we wanted some changes fantastic finish all topped of with top class service from Paul
Joann Martin Bland
I cannot recommend Southlands enough! Lee was incredibly friendly and helpful from the offset, he was happy to help in any way possible and ensured that purchasing my perfect car was possible. The car is immaculate and I am so happy with it. I will definitely use Southlands again in the future and will be recommending to friends/family!
Abigail Coulson
Just picked up my fiesta st today, brilliant service from start to finish. Trevor was brilliant !
Julie Bartell
Bought our little Aygo from the guys at Southlands over a week ago, and absolutely love it. I’d come in to look at it specifically and they still made the buying quick and stress free. I’d highly recommend anyone to speak to them if looking for a new car.
Jack Bongocheu
Walked in on a Friday afternoon for a look and see if anything grabbed my attention. Picked up my Mercedes the following day.
This has been our third purchase from Lee and Southlands since January. Great cars and staff cheers Lee.
Andy Elliot
After looking for a couple of months for a Golf R I finally found what I wanted. From the first email (late at night sorry Lee!) Lee was so easy to deal with, great to talk to and I had the car within a week! I would definitely recommend Southlands Motor Company! Excellent service 5*!
Michael Charlton
Excellent experience from initial contact to picking up our car. We were a little nervous about buying from distance, but the video overview of the car really helped, and coupled with the great reviews on their website and Facebook page, it gave us the confidence to go ahead.
The car is great, and we got a superb price for our trade in.
Lees communication throughout the sale and after has been superb, and would easily recommend Southlands Motor Company to any prospective buyers.
Bigger franchise dealerships could learn a thing or two about customer service from these guys.
Carrie Sebastian
Amazing service from lee. Perfect car for us you were fab thanks
Shelly Brittain
absolutely brilliant service! well happy with the service we've had. Will recommend to everyone. 5 * company
Neil Jorgenson
Been dealing with the lads at southlands for a while , not only is their fleet unique with loads of Ltd edition cars , Lee went the extra mile and fitted an after market Sony stereo; put 20 quid worth of fuel in, sorted tax and finance within 5 minutes and was a genuine honest fella
I am over the moon with my new Gordini rs Clio and will certainly look at promoting them to my friends and family
couldn't be happier
Paul Mc
Paul Mcfarlane
Top notch service again by Lee and the Southland team! Bought a number of cars over the years and always go above and beyond...would definitely recommend. 🙌🏻
David Jordan Carter
I have purchased a few cars from Lee over the years and always received a professional service I would highly recommend to anyone they will go out there way to get you what they want and always takes there customer service that extra mile.
Gail Carter
Would definitely recommend Southlands Motor Company to anyone looking to purchase a new car, recently bought an Audi A5 and traded in my old Astra for an upgrade. Lee was absolutely fab and couldn’t have made the process any smoother or simpler. Customer Service has been top notch 👍🏼
Steph Marshall
We have recently purchased an Audi A5 from Lee at southlands. From start to finish the service was second to none. There's no hassle, pressure or sales pitches unlike most other dealerships. This isnt the first car ive bought from Lee and im sure it wont be the last, we highly recommend!
Sean Carpenter
I've recently just got a car from Lee down at Southland's motors he was amazing through it all very helpful and upfront and honest all the way. would recommend him and this company to everyone looking for a new car. love my mercedes . thanks again for sorting it out👍
Josh Skipper
had the pleasure of buying a t6 van from Darren yesterday . the team of guys r very welcoming and this guys do a great be-spoke conversion . they even provided the egg and bacon buttys . Darren throwed in a load of extras to the van . I had a lovely drive back to Aberdeen with the van . I can't recommend this guys enough ... keep up the good work Darren. Your a star chum till we meet again
scott Smith
Scott Smith
From start to finish, nothing was too much trouble. All questions answered and an honest and straight forward approach. Look no further if you want great service.
Ian Marshall
Bought an Audi Q3 from these guys back in May, the customer service was perfect from day 1. I went in about 3 times to look at the same car before finally deciding to buy and every time they were not pushy and answered all of my questions.
Special shout to Trevor, who must have been sick of coming back to messages from me!
Also need to mention the after sales service as well, had a couple of things I needed to raise post hand over and Trevor sorted them within an hour.
Not sure I’d buy from anywhere else now!
Rob Dixon
Had my car from Southlands 1 year today and it has just flew through its MOT with no advisory’s great car from a great dealer thanks gentlemen
Gordon Yabsley
Massive Thank you to the guys at Southlands. Trevor was a star and did everything possible to help with my purchase. Would 100% recommend these guys and travelled 100 miles for the service!! Over the moon with the car. Thanks again.
Matt Washbrook
Faultless! They did amazing job for me to sort everything out for me in time to pick up car! Couldn’t of bought a car from a better car garage! Topman Lee for sorting everything much appreciated!
Ryan Watson
Not often you find service like this nowadays and a pleasure from start to finish. Buying cars from a distance is not easy but the video was helpful and it was as good as seeing the car in front of you. Big thank you to Trevor, Darren and all the staff at Southlands Motor Company.
Robert Erskine
Picked up my new car today, customer service is excellent... I'm not usually one for reviews but from start to finish these guys have been brilliant so I felt the need to do so... thank you.. i will be recommending youse for sure...
Chris Pow
Purchased my BMW1 series from Southlands today. The service provided by Lee was excellent and he’s such a nice guy. Everything went so smoothly and my car was in pristine condition. I couldn’t recommend these guys anymore!!!
Gaynor higginbotham
bought our campervan from them , just used it for the first time and it was great, if you want a campervan Paul's your man , great service, the best garage I have ever dealt with.
Paul Stevenson
Recently bought an l200 off Lee, smooth and easy service and carried out my requests without any complaints, car was prepped on time and to a good standard, would recommend this company.
Ryan Gardner
Outstanding team of people! Car was as described which was a huge relief considering I travelled from Northern Ireland, this just proves this is one of the “honest” garages remaining! Would happily recommend and buy from this dealership again! Thanks once again Darren and your team.
Davy Moran
Picked up my megane 250 today. Easiest car purchase I have ever made. Definitely recommend them. Lee was a pleasure to talk too and bent over backwards to make sure i was 100% happy with the car
Alan Howie
Well what can I say.. from leaving an email quite late one night last week.. an almost immediate response, to picking my gorgeous new car up this morning! Lee was brilliant! Got things moving and sorted real quick. Im over the moon and would certainly recommend this company
Donna Beat
Just purchased a beautiful Range Rover Sport from Lee, who has been amazing from the first time we spoke, which was late on a Sunday evening!! Lee has been so professional and nothing is too much hard work for him. He always picks up the phone when called and returns emails within minutes. I would highflying recommend Southlands Motor Company to anyone looking at purchasing a new car and in particular Lee who has been a great help to me during the last few days. Thanks Lee and I’ll see you soon.
Martin Hibbert
Purchased a Mercedes A-Class A200 recently from this garage and I can not fault the car or transaction, Lee was fantastic to deal with and made it really easy from test drive to pick up. I'd advise everyone to use this garage 5 star service.
Curtis Muholland
bought my car yesterday and drove the 4hour journey home and it never missed a beat. Comfy, clean and top quality handed over. now ready to take it to its first dogshow with the crew.
thanks guys for all your help
Gillian Hall
Just bought a Mercedes E220 amg sports coupe from this firm, came across them by accident when my son bought his car there a few weeks earlier. This is no small trip for us being a 4 hour drive round trip, but can honestly say it's worth every mile. Customer service & ease of doing business is second to none. Lee's communication & attention to detail is worth the trip alone, I can think of a number of businesses that would do well to take a leaf out of this firms book & treat their customers accordingly. Thanks once again Lee.
Tony Lockwood
Picked up my new car today, I am very pleased with my purchase and my new car was in very good condition. The garage has very friendly staff, great service and an excellent selection of vehicles. I highly recommend this garage for its cars!
Megan Hughes
What more can I say first class service from #teamsouthlands. Thank you Paul!!! See you all again soon and keep us posted of any fab deals!!!
Tracy Maclean
Thank you so much to Lee for your help purchasing my new car! Lovely friendly and professional customer service and nothing was an effort for Lee he genuinely wanted to make sure everything was perfect for me driving away today!! Will 100% be recommending Southland's motor company to friends and family! Thanks again!
Kayleigh Jenninson
Bought a scirocco R from the garage, everything was absolutely perfect lee went well above and beyond his duties to help me out
Ryan Hughes
Friendly attentive staff, and a great deal! I would recommend this garage to anyone. The only garage i have ever bought off that put fuel in the car! We were so impressed my sister bought a car while we were there. They make a nice brew too
Phil Mcully
We would like to thank all the staff, no high pressure sales a pleasurable experience from start to finish, so thanks guy will post photos of the van on its travels!!! Sure the saying goes on adventure until dementia...
Ken Paterson
Hi today I picked up my mini one and would just like to say thanks for a great service from beginning to end. Lee was very professional throughout and made me feel like I have known him all my life. Above all very friendly. My wife will be buying a new car next year and Lee would be a first port of call.
Cheers Brian Kelly .
Brian Kelly
Today I bought my first car from Lee@southlands, the whole process has been quick and painless. This made the drive from Yorkshire well worth it. I would definitely recommend Lee and Southlands Motors keep up the great work guys
Daniel Robert Lockwood
What an absolute legend lee is! I was recommended by family to speak to lee about a car I was interested in at southlands. I had a van I wanted to part exchange and clear my remaining finance in order to purchase a new car from him, he took a no-nonsense, honest and professional approach to my situation, helping me in every way possible to get what I wanted. He helped get the best price possible for my van and helped purchase my car in the most beneficial way for my self, financially.
Lee has a gift when it comes to selling cars. He respects the customer and helps you as if you were his friend, giving you all options you have and a professional, highly experienced opinion on your decisions, steering you in a cost effective direction.
I have never experienced this when buying a car and feel grateful to have met lee. I will 100% use southlands motor company for my next vehicle and hopefully use Lee.
If only you could give six stars.
Thanks lads �
Jeff Craig
Seen the car I wanted on Monday then collected on the Wednesday with Lee sorting all the paperwork out, top customer service and great car too
Brett Posthuma
absolutely 1st class service.. car was in immaculate condition.. even helped me with my old car in part ex .. i highly recommend using southlands again and again.. thanks again guys
Bri McRoberts
Second time Ive used Southlands, Darren and his team really look after you. Great service you can trust.
Ben Stanger Crosby
As of today I own the car I’ve always wanted to, but could never find a decent conditioned one I could afford! Thanks to Lee at Southlands I am now in my car in THE newest condition I have seen!
Everyone at Southlands have always been brilliant when we have been in, especially Lee. Pretty sure he’s a car fairy and can get you in any car you want!
IF I ever change my car again I will be back... I probably won’t... but if I do...! Thanks loads guys!
Brooke Simpson
Can't say enough good things about Lee at Southlands. These two beasts that we just got are the 3rd and 4th cars we have got from him.
Lee has always looked after me and I wouldn't get my cars from anyone else. In a business where so many are just out to make a easy pound Lee is just about putting the customer in the car they want.
I will always recommend Lee to anyone without question.
The fact he's my mate is irrelevant, the proof is the fact I keep going back to him.
Top bloke, top garage, top customer service.
... and have you seen the camper vans?!!
Andy Simpson
Bought my car from Southlands a few months ago through Trevor. Initially seen it on Autotrader & I was impressed with the video tour of the actual car. It showed it’s condition & an accurate description was given. Called up, arranged a test drive & left a deposit for it. Collected several days later after it had been serviced/MOT’d. Friendly staff, straightforward to deal with & I’ve had no issues with the car since purchasing it. I would recommend them to friends & family who are in the market for a new vehicle
Mark Carter
Just bought my Mini from Lee at Southlands motor Co . As far as car buying experiences go this has to be the best my husband and I have experienced. Lee was clearly very knowledgeable, courteous with no pressure whatsoever. The car itself was in top condition and I could not be happier with my purchase. I would highly recommend and our first place to look for cars in the future.
Joyce Waring

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Southlands Motor Company

Unit 2 Foxhunters Road
Foxhunters Trading Estate
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear
NE25 8UG