Advertised on a Friday, sold by the Monday. That kind of says it all really when it comes to the classifieds service on Pistonheads. The whole process of uploading your ad is very straight forward and user friendly; and looks great when it’s gone live. The ability to manage / add or edit all or part of your ad at any time is also very handy. I had quite a few calls within the first day of my car being put up for sale and all were from genuine sounding potential purchasers. No agencies, canvassers or scammers. By the Friday evening I had taken a deposit and waved the car goodbye with cash in my pocket on the Monday. It was the most hassle free car sales experience I have ever had!
As for the rest of the website, the forum can only be described as a collective font of all knowledge combined with a serious dose of humour and the home page is updated daily with all the automotive news you need to know. Its the only website that I visit daily, without fail.
I have been using PH for over 10 years now, and use it as a reference site for anything motoring related; a source of entertainment; a diary filler; and have met so many like minded people who have become friends.
I joined PH 94 months ago apparently, I was asking about the fun I was having with a knackered car, as it seemed to be full of vaguely helpful people.
Move on a few years, more than few local meets a few PH organised meets, some friends for life and a huge number of car related holidays and days out and I'll never leave.
I could go on about how useful the forums are or the offers of help people get, or the fact the news and reviews are all pretty good for any petrolhead, but that would be missing the point. Get signed up and get involved and I doubt you'll leave.
Cheers Ted for the idea, and all the current team for keeping it going. Ben
Brilliant news for Sports Car Buffs, brilliant threads and opportunities to find out about whatever you need to and a real sense of community. It's a great forum for keeping in contact and getting technical support, blowing off or having a serious debate.
Downsides - only one really - a rather incestuous relationship with Petrolhead Nirvana. There are other tour companies out there, but the amount of free publicity they get on Pistonheads must be worth many tens of thousands of pounds!
I've been on PH for many years now and have used just about every one of its features. Friendly forums for advice on literally anything, and the classifieds have recently become awesome. If I'm looking for an interesting car (anything beyond a 1.6 Ford Focus, I'll head straight to Pistonheads. Always a fab range of great cars for sale.
There's so much content & community associated with the site that I never feel the need to go anywhere else, it is my online home for all things car related...Ultimately what makes the site is the community, through the years of being a member it has given me many fantastic friends but also many incredible memories/experiences through events organised both by PH staff but also friends in the community, you become a real addict & not many sites out there can boast such a following but also such a sense of real community.
I've been a Pistonheads (PH) member for nearly 5 years now.
It's the place that allows me to get my car geekery out my system in a safe enviroment (i.e not to women in bars, that kind of thing)
It's brought a number of great (if sometimes odd) selection of minds together in both the editorial and in the forums - PH events are always well run and don't have the corporate feel that they could quite easily have. Credit for this must go to both Paul Garlick and Stuart Forrest.
I've been on Ph since the very early days when it was effectively a sort of blog. I've watched it evolve and grow into the Goliath of the web it is today. It's the website I and my peers use more than any other. I love the news, the forums and the new classifieds are fantastic now Up and running. I've sold and bought cars on there and advised many friends to do the same.
I was introduced to the site by a friend nearly five years ago, and have been addicted ever since.
It is such an easy site to use, and without exception any info you require can be found within a few clicks of keyboard. An added bonus is that the management are friendly, and very approachable...something that is rather rare these days.
I've met many many people on Pistonheads in the 8-9 years I have been a member. Attended lots of events and made many good like minded friends over these years.
Biker banter is got to be one of the best boards on Pistonheads with so many people who with a wide range of bikes.
I have also found it to be a place you can ask almost anything and get a helpful reply
And the only downside that I have ever seen is some minor inconsistent moderation but this is not very often at all. All in all the Forum I want to post on and be a member of. Plus I've never spent as much money on forum merchandiser as I have for Pistonheads
I love the classified section, you know you'll be buying a car from a fellow car lover. The forums are a font of knowledge, no matter what make or model you need to know about, and the meetings are well organised and well subscribed by other members.
Pistonheads. It's a fantastic website. Very informative, and very helpful too. Classifieds are very good, and there is always someone in the forums who can help with any enquiry you might have of an automotive origin. The variety of forums have been useful too, and the community within the website is a friendly one as well. I'd recommend this site to friends.
... and is also a reasonably good news service in many ways plus, PH members get to keep tabs on some of the more interesting motoring developments and, on occasion, have access to a pretty good 'potential car purchase/sales/browsing' medium too. Best for many are the robust, vibrant forum threads where, literally for some, there are at least many hours of amusement / rage / laughter / furiousness to be had. That it's all essentially f-o-c is just a dribble of tangy icing on a very rich cake.
PistonHeads is addictive with views on a wide variety subjects being updated minute by minute. Reading the views and opinions of people who have the same passion allows lively and generally good natured debate. It is also an excellent resource, there is always someone around who will have experienced a similar situation and is willing to help with an opinion and solution.
Unusually, when it comes to the internet, not sex related in any capacity nor for those people who have craniums shaped like pistons, oh no, this is a website for lovers of cars, watches, libertarianism and cats.
Not only does it have the best valued classified advertisements in the known universe, costing a mere £9.99 until it's sold - which won't be long! It also has the single most broadly knowledgeable and amusing regular contributors within the 'Gassing Station' of any forum I've visited on the web. Yes, even that one.
So, waste no more time reading my piffle, grab a piston and head on over to Pistonheads.com*