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An Essex couple are launching a new website that that takes the pain and hassle out of searching for used cars.

Source My Car turns the traditional way of looking for the car of your choice on its head. Instead of tramping round some of the estimated 10,000 car dealers in the UK and spending hours online in a fruitless search, all users have to do is fill in a form with the details of the car they're looking for.

The details are then circulated to participating car dealers – if they have a match they pass the details on to the potential buyer through, so that they can arrange a viewing, a test drive and hopefully, a purchase.

The idea of bringing the dealer to the buyer came about after Rayleigh partners Dawn Willis and Shelley Clarke kept drawing a blank when searching a new car.

"We didn't want anything flashy or rare," says Dawn,...

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