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Meet the Donalds Ipswich team - on the Westeros Catwalk!

26/05/2016

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to star in new Volvo V90 marketing campaign

26/05/2016

Volvo Cars is set to launch a new V90 marketing campaign featuring global footballing star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Game of Thrones fans flock to Donalds Volvo

20/05/2016

Fans of the popular Sky Atlantic fantasy drama Game of Thrones were treated to a special event at Donalds Volvo last weekend at the dealership's showroom on West End Road in Ipswich.

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Volvo provides the first look at its new range of smaller cars

20/05/2016

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in an audacious new direction and mark the official launch of its global small-car strategy.

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Jan 14th 1980 - Evening Telegraph: Century break in a garage match

03/05/2016

About 250 people gathered at Sycamore Stamford, to see a best-of-seven-frames challenge between world champion Terry Griffiths and Peterborough star Markham Wildman. Wildman won 4-2 and notched the highest break of the evening, a splendid 113.

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Sportage success continues with Diesel Car of the Year and Best Medium SUV

01/05/2016

Only a few months after launch, the all-new Kia Sportage has been crowned with another significant accolade, Diesel Car Magazine Car of the Year. Alongside this prestigious award, Sportage was also named Best Medium sized SUV.

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Volvo S90 Excellence interior concept is a piece of art

25/04/2016

Volvo Cars has unveiled a unique piece of art, based on the interior of the new S90 Excellence sedan, Volvo Cars’ top-of-the-line variant of the S90.

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£500 Donalds Deposit Contribution on all Used Vehicles Throughout May

25/04/2016

This month we're offering a terrific deal to help you get into a previously owned car from any of our franchises throughout East Anglia.

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Volvo Cars announces new target of one million electrified cars sold by 2025

22/04/2016

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025.

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World Darts champion hits bullseye at Donalds Mazda

08/04/2016

Donalds Mazda, on West End Road in Ipswich, has handed over the keys to a new Mazda CX-5 mid-size SUV to a very special customer - former Darts World Champion Keith Deller.

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Kia introduces Soul 'Urban' from £15,500

08/04/2016

New Kia Soul ‘Urban’ joins the line-up from only £15,500

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Mazda3 Sport Black special edition on sale from 1st April 2016

30/03/2016

The popular Mazda3 range has been boosted with the launch of the Mazda3 Sport Black special edition. Delivering an appealing blend of increased specification and sporty styling enhancements, the Sport Black arrives in dealerships from the 1st April 2016.

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Kia Motors Announced As Title Sponsor For Women’s Cricket Super League

30/03/2016

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that the Women’s Cricket Super League is being officially launched as the Kia Super League, after it was confirmed that the car manufacturer has signed a two-year deal to become the official competition title sponsor.

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New Mazda MX-5 RF revealed at New York Motor Show

29/03/2016

Mazda revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF (“retractable fastback”) today on the eve of the New York International Auto Show. The latest version of the legendary sports car offers a new dimension of open-top driving fun while at the same time staying true to the purpose of Mazda’s previous retractable hardtop MX-5: Making the roadster experience accessible to a broader range of drivers.

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Volvo Cars’ S60 and V60 Edition add design to driving pleasure

23/03/2016

Volvo Cars is set to begin production of special editions of the S60, Volvo’s premium mid-size four-door sedan and its expressive sibling, the five-door V60 estate. The cars will come with a range of attractive exterior and interior updates that add an additional splash of dynamism.

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Donalds Mazda sponsors Speedway racer Joe Jacobs

22/03/2016

Donalds Mazda, on West End Road in Ipswich, has renewed its sponsorship of Suffolk-based Speedway rider Joe Jacobs.

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Volvo at Techno Classica 2016 – “60 years of estate heritage”

21/03/2016

The theme for Volvo Cars at the world's biggest classic car show, Techno Classica, will be “60 years of estate heritage”.

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Volvo Cars calls on automotive industry to standardise electric car charging

09/03/2016

Volvo Cars believes the global automotive industry should strive towards the introduction of a standardised charging infrastructure for electric cars, says Dr Peter Mertens, the company’s Senior Vice President for Research & Development.

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Android Auto and Apple Carplay for latest Kia models

09/03/2016

Kia is to launch in-car Apple and Android operating systems.

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Nordic model offers the rest of world a template for autonomous driving: Volvo CEO

08/03/2016

Sweden’s famed Nordic Model, which brings together the public sector, private sector and academia, provides a template for the rapid introduction of autonomous driving technologies worldwide, Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, will say at a seminar on autonomous driving in Sweden this week.

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Introducing Polestar Performance Parts for Volvo cars

07/03/2016

Polestar introduces a whole new line of high-performance products in the form of Polestar Performance Parts, offering even more driving pleasure to Volvo drivers.

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Faces change but the principles remain the same

07/03/2016

Donalds Group is one of East Anglia’s longest serving car dealerships and its Peterborough branch still operates from the site where the company was first founded by Noel J.C Donald.

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Kia Motors reveals three new models for Europe at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show

04/03/2016

World premiere for Optima Sportswagon, Kia’s first-ever D-segment tourer, European debut for Optima Plug-in Hybrid and All-new Niro hybrid crossover unveiled in European specification.

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Kia Sportage enters UK top ten as demand soars in February

04/03/2016

Kia has seen the Sportage enter the Top Ten UK best-sellers as the all-new model enjoyed its first month on sale.

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All-new Mazda MX-5 named Car of the Year in 2016 UK Car of the Year Awards

03/03/2016

Mazda has taken triple honours in the 2016 UK Car of the Year Awards, including claiming the overall Car of the Year accolade with the all-new Mazda MX-5.

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VOLVO XC90 CROWNED SUV OF THE YEAR AT THE UK CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016

01/03/2016

The Volvo XC90 has been voted SUV of the Year at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2016. The prestigious awards are judged by a 27-strong panel of motoring journalists, who write for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Top Gear and Auto Express.

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Simple checks will help you pass the MOT

01/03/2016

Around 40% of cars fail their MOT at the first attempt, but nearly 50% of all faults found on MOTs could be avoided by carrying out regular, simple maintenance – like replacing bulbs, wipers and tyres.

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White is UK’s favourite car colour – again

01/03/2016

White has retained its position as the UK’s most popular new car colour for the third year running, with demand growing 2.2% to 564,393 vehicles.

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Car buyers don’t like haggling

01/03/2016

The art of haggling seems to be on the decline, with 56% of car buyers who bought a car in the last six months claiming to have paid the asking price or more (including add-ons) – which is 12% more people than last year – a survey by Auto Trader has found.

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Road traffic reaches highest ever level

01/03/2016

Traffic on Britain's roads reached its highest ever level last year, new official figures show.

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Free take-back service for end-of-life vehicles

01/03/2016

The motor industry has committed to helping thousands of consumers recycle their old vehicles with a free take-back service, designed to help owners whose brand may no longer sell in the UK.

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Dealership finance more popular than ever

01/03/2016

More car buyers are turning to dealership finance when they purchase a new or used vehicle, with demand reaching a new record level last year.

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Giving up driving can lead to depression

01/03/2016

Not being able to drive in old age nearly doubles the risk of developing symptoms of depression, new research suggests.

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Volvo Cars gives the new face of Volvo to the V40

24/02/2016

Volvo Cars gives its bestselling V40 and V40 Cross Country the new face of Volvo for Model Year 2017 with trim updates across the range.

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Volvo Cars – the first car maker to launch a car without a key

19/02/2016

For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. In a ground-breaking move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars plans to become the world’s first car manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017.

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Volvo Cars reveals stylish and versatile new V90 estate

18/02/2016

The eagerly-awaited Volvo V90 was revealed today in Stockholm, Sweden. The stylish and versatile V90 is the latest in the premium car maker’s top-of-the-line 90 series sitting alongside the award winning XC90 SUV and the recently-launched S90 premium sedan.

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Donalds Volvo delivering customer service

17/02/2016

Donalds Group has been serving East Anglia since 1950 for all automotive requirements, making it one of the longest serving car dealership groups in the region. Taking over Ipswich’s local Volvo franchise in January 2009, Donalds has since gone from strength to strength, with its growth built upon a strong foundation of outstanding commitment to its customers.

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Volvo XC60 is the best-selling midsize SUV in Europe

17/02/2016

The Volvo XC60 was the most sold midsize SUV in Europe in 2015, according to independent figures compiled by automotive research firm JATO.

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The new Volvo V90 will benefit from over 60 years of estate heritage

16/02/2016

Few car companies can claim the same pedigree as Volvo Cars when it comes to the design and manufacture of family estates. That is why the news that Volvo will reveal its new V90 estate on February 18 in Stockholm is so widely-anticipated and significant.

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Top five caravan and camping gadgets

10/02/2016

‘Making the most of the great outdoors’ often means stepping out of your comfort zone, but with the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show’s top five gadgets for 2016 that needn’t be the case.

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Cheaper fuel prices predicted for 2016

10/02/2016

The freefalling price of a barrel of oil may lead to forecourt petrol and diesel prices going as low as 86p a litre at the cheapest retail sites

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Record year for new car sales

10/02/2016

UK new car registrations for 2015 beat 2.6 million units for the first time ever, sealing four years of growth in a row.

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Britain’s safest drivers are in North East England

10/02/2016

The North East of England has the highest proportion of safe drivers in Britain, it has been claimed.

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Vehicle crime drops to 20-year low

10/02/2016

Vehicle crime across the UK has fallen by 80% since 1993. There are now around three vehicle thefts and 10 vehicle break-ins for every 1,000 vehicles, compared to 20 thefts and 40 break-ins in 1993, according to a new Home Office report, Reducing Criminal Opportunity: Vehicle Security and Vehicle Crime.

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How to cope with driving in high winds

10/02/2016

Driving in windy conditions can be quite challenging, so it’s important that you concentrate on the road at all times and follow the advice of the Institute of Advanced Motorists to ensure your drive is a smooth one.

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Flat battery prevention plan

20/01/2016

The RAC has issued a five-point plan to help motorists prevent their batteries from becoming flat.

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Motorists ‘don’t understand new tax rules’

20/01/2016

One year on from the abolition of paper tax discs and it appears that 45% of used car buyers don’t fully understand the new rules.

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Record year for personal plate sales

20/01/2016

The DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Live Auction programme has recorded its most successful 12 months ever.

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New camera can see round corners

20/01/2016

Scientists at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University have developed a camera system that can “see around walls and locate hidden objects”, which could help drivers to see around blind corners.

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30,000 vehicle thefts a year ‘not investigated’

20/01/2016

The theft of as many as 30,000 vehicle thefts a year are not even investigated by police, according to new research by Accident Exchange and its motor fraud investigation team, APU.

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WELCOME TO THE DONALDS GROUP

New and Used Car Sales, Parts and Service throughout the east of England since 1950

The Donalds Group are one of East Anglia’s longest servicing car dealerships, serving the region for all automotive requirements from our four branches located in Peterborough, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Stamford. Whether you are looking to purchase a new or used car, or take advantage of our comprehensive aftersales departments – our primary focus is to deliver outstanding levels of customer service and ensure your complete satisfaction.

Choose from a brand new Mazda, Volvo, Kia or Alfa Romeo from one of our four branches, or browse our second hand stock which also includes comprehensive selection of non-franchise cars including a large choice of Vauxhall.

Our aftercare services including manufacturer servicing, repairs and parts in addition to an all makes and models MOT station. Here is a selection of just some of the towns that we cover throughout Cambrideshire, Suffolk and Lincolnshire: Peterborough, Corby, Huntingdon, Godmanchester, Wisbech, Oundle, March, Bourne, Stamford, Oakham, Grantham, Market Deeping, March, Spalding, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Melton, Orford, Rendlesham, Framlingham, Debenham, Elmswell, Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham, Hadleigh, Diss, Stowmarket, Needham Market, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Woolpit, Ixworth, Eye, Holbrook, Nacton, Capel St Mary, Wherstead, Gruindisburgh, Otley, Stonham Aspal.

Testimonials

We really appreciate all you did for us on both vehicles.  Thanks for your patience with me and your help at all times!

P & B - May 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

Dear Ian, Truly thank you for all your help and support in purchasing our new Kia Rio, we love it! A special thanks for the extra touches when we picked the car up. 

TS & WS - April 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

Dear Ian, thank you so much for your help & courtesy from the moment I came through Donalds' door. I am loving my Picanto and finding it easy to adapt to. You put no pressure on me to buy and I was able to think what I wanted and choose accordingly. And what a good finance offer, to boot! Many thanks.

JK - April 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

Just a brief note to thank you and your team for your help and kind attention to my wife and me as we purchased our brand new Mazda3 Nav Sport. The service we received was first class. Nick Grayson was very helpful and even took time to phone us to make sure everything was OK a few days after we drove it home. Our Thanks again. 

SC & TC - April 2016 - Stamford

Donalds Kia of Bury St Edmunds treats it's customers like family. Always friendly. Ian made the buying process so easy and explained every step.

NR - April 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

We've had the Mazda 3 Sport Nav a week now, and I have to say we're very pleased with it.  We'd like to take this opportunity of thanking Ian for his professional manner and excellent customer service. We look forward to the good service continuing with the rest of Donald's staff in Bury St Edmunds over the next few years.
 

CD & JD - Bury St Edmunds

Ian - Just a note to thank you very much for being so kind and patient when i bought by first ever new car recently!  The Picanto Chilli is a dream and last Thursday when i took delivery was made very special by you and your staff at Donalds, a day to remember and flowers too!  Thanks so much for everything, you're a brilliant senior salesman extraordinaire!!

CP - March 2016

I purchased a New Kia Venga from Donalds Kia (Bury St Edmunds) and have to say that the experience was excellent, well worth the 5 stars. There was an issue about handing in my part exchange vehicle and an offer was therefore made to loan me a Venga to fill the gap until my new vehicle arrived, which was very much appreciated. All the paperwork was fully explained without trying to skate over any of the details, and GAP insurance plus extras for the new car were explained but without any pressure to buy. Come the collection day for the new car the vehicle was handed over in detail - all controls etc explained - and items like the internal bluetooth demonstrated. The best handover for a new vehicle I have ever recall, with an offer to return to check issues if I ever forgot any detail. The handover was made a little bit special by doing an unveiling of the vehicle and by presenting some flowers for my wife. My thanks to Aaron and James in particular, though I have to say that all staff I interacted with on my 3 visits to the garage were very friendly and helpful.

GW - March 2016

Nick, thanks for your help yesterday, we were really pleased and the journey worth while. As we said yesterday a really pleasurable no nonsense sales experience.

 

Chris & Heather - March 2016 - Stamford

Ian - Thank you so much for making our 'journey' so much easier.  Your patience is something i envy.  Haven't been far yet - we don't want to get our beautiful new car wet!  

SN + RN - March 2016 - Bury St Edmunds

I have been very impressed with the professionalism, knowledge, efficiency and helpfullness of the staff at this dealership, in particular Aaron.  From initial contact through to delivery of my new Mazda2, i am very happy to recommend Donalds Mazda Bury St Edmunds - a dealership you can rely on to deliver on their promises.

DN - March 2016

I have recently purchased a used car from your your Ipswich branch.  The transaction was handled by Mark and i have to say that i was more than satisfied by the way in which it was completed.  Throughout i felt under no pressure and everything was explained clearly and fully - i could not have felt more pleasantly dealt with.  I would like to compliment you on the service provided and the calibre of your staff.

EB - March 2016