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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Having been on a company car scheme I’ve never actually bought a car. I booked a test drive on their website and was contacted within 10 minutes to confirm. Darren took myself and my wife out on the test drive and explained in great detail info about the car. After he left us to discuss things look around the car. He was fantastic, he didn’t try any kind of sales tactics he wasn’t pushy in anyway (as we had experienced somewhere else). We bought Mercedes CLA 200 sport CDI in mint condition. Darren even sent it off to have alloy and a few scratches fixed and it was gleaming when we picked it up. He put a full years MOT on and serviced it and we purchased a 2 year warranty. We had private plates which Darren ordered and put on for us all in all within a week we had a beautiful new car. I would 100000% recommend southlands motor company if you want a open and honest 5* service. Would definitely return in the future and recommend to friends and family!! Thank you Darren
Sean Briggs
Hi got picked up from airport by a really nice driver from Southland motors and brought back to garage to meet up with Darren what a nice guy went through all the formalities of buying the car paper work and so on and Darren was fantastic really helpful in explaining everything about my hyundai i30 premium se and what a car top of the range would highly recommend Southland motors James from Ireland
James Lawlor
superb service and staff so pleased I purchase car of southlands motor company would definitely return in the future thanks
Richard Coombes
Excellent Car Excellent Service Recommended.
Andrew Hodgson
Fantastic company! Can’t do enough for you, and preparation of vehicles are spot on.
Stuart Ferguson
Faultless service from Lee and Southlands Motor Company. Highly recommend, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from here again in the future!
Jessica Sara Leech
Professional and friendly service! 100% commitment to the customer, and not just at the point of sale. They honour the warranty in full... nothing is too much trouble... and you are a valued customer at all times.
Rosey Prince
quality service with a showroom full of quality cars, friendly and fast with some good craic mixed in
Lee is a top lad and sorts the job right out cheers again Lee!
Lenny Davies
first class service..well worth the long drive South..Darren and Lee couldn't have been more helpful..very smooth changeover...
Thanks guys..you made an auld Scotsman very happy!!
Stuart&Susan..
Susan Smith Sinclair
hank you so much to Lee, the best car sales man about! 100% recommended to all friends and family. This is the 2nd time I’ve purchased a car from Lee and it’s always made so easily and smooth for me and more importantly... quickly! I honestly love it, ive not been out of it since the second I drove it away from you guys lol. I’m sure I’ll be back in the future for another upgrade but for now I’m very happy with the car and the service I received from Southlands
Courtney Liddle
Highly recommended, my wife bought a car from Lee, customer service and after sales service second to none, thank you.
Ian Mills
i would like to thank paul for his service from the start of me getting my camper van to the aftercare i have received. 5* to paul and the team cheers.
Steven Robinson
I bought my X6 from Southlands six months ago, great price, really great team with a profesional set up, Trevor was the fella that seen to me and could not of asked for a better person to help me,
But I want to talk about after sales.
most company's in my experience once bought the car, then any problems afterwards they arn't really interested.
Not at Southlands, six months down the line my car developed a problem, phoned Trevor up and he had a mobile mechanic out the same day, diagnosis, E.G.R valve on which a new one was fitted within two days at no cost to me.
After sales is very important to me on which Southlands are second to none.
Can I also mention that Lee was a great help in Trevors absence.
Paul McElroy
Would highly recommend Southlands, excellent service from start to finish and made buying my new car so easy. Thank you Lee for all your help
Tammie Mills
partner has just purchased his car from here today top class service from top class people staff are friendly and very helpful car is spotless couldn't fault them be back for our next car and would highly recommend anyone looking to purchase there car from you
Kayleigh Stewart
I went to Southlands after a garage near me had ruined my trust in garages, i was sold a car which was not fit for purpose. however when shopping around I came southland motor company, which from the get go came across as a quality outfit from their customer service to the vehicles. Lee was extremely helpful and honest and the car was immaculately presented after driving the new car home my trust has been restored, i have absolutely no problem in recommending them for your purchase. I also have no problem in saying I received a five star service throughout, thank you Lee.
Richard Griffith
Good customer service and quality cars
Jack Wilkin
Fabulous after-sales service. Any issues are dealt with courteously and speedily. You can buy from them with confidence.
Linda Willshare
Seen a Fiat 500 on the internet and popped into the garage to have a better a look at it.
That was it sold on seeing it, great car great service no nonsense from Darren. The wife absolutely loved it
Thanks again
Gareth Wilson
Been and had a look around great cars at great prices and the lads were great with me I will be buying my car from there for sure
Stephen Vare
Took us 4 hours to get there but very impressed with Excellent communication and service
Raj Arun
Writing this on behalf on my wife Kaylee. Love the amazing customer service we've received during our time whilst dealing with Southlands!
Lee found us the right car and gave us a good trade in price. We are loving the Polo and will be back when we need a bigger family car. It's always a pleasure dealing with Lee.
10/10!
Ryan Moore
5 Stars! Excellent service from Lee, really quick and easy. Love our new car. Would recommend Southlands. Thanks again!
Laura Bostock
Amazing customer service, everything was clearly explained and beautiful cars. I recommend anyone who is wanting an amazing car and deal to go these. Staff are really helpful and friendly.
Emma Powell
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
cheers
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

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Southlands Motor Company

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