In the ever-evolving world of cars, longevity isn’t just about businessit’s about making a positive impact to the lives of local individuals, families and businesses in Cardiff and South Wales. It’s about genuinely creating lasting connections and staying prominent in the thoughts of our customers. With that in mind, let’s introduce to you, Fordthorne Used Cars – now known as My Car Journey.

Throughout this ‘a little bit about us’ blog, you can find out a more information about My Car Journey, Cardiff, such as:

  1. Where it all started
  2. Vehicles we offer
  3. Why choose My Car Journey aka Fordthorne Used Cars
  4. What have our customers said about My Car Journey
  5. Meet The Team

We’re a proud family-run business that’s been a cherished part of Cardiff and South Wales for well over a century. We’re not just here to provide you with used car sales; we’re your trusted source of industry knowledge and exceptional service, dedicated to helping you find the perfect used car in Cardiff, whether it’s an SUV, a Ford ST, or the best family car. Let’s get into it!

1. Where It All Started

A century of commitment – Fordthorne Used Cars boast a rich history that spans over a century. We began as a humble petrol station on Penarth Road Cardiff in the same location where we are now, where the community of Penarth Road Cardiff would gather for fuel and snacks. During that period, we were also a franchised dealer for MG and Volvo where several of our team members from that time continue to be a part of our staff today.

Our rich history stands as a testament to our extensive expertise beyond Ford vehicles. With frequent stocking of MGs and Volvos in our showroom, shows our wide knowledge about various car brands. Together, our team have substantial experience working with diverse brands and rare models, providing Fordthorne and My Car Journey with a comprehensive understanding to guide you towards the perfect car choice.

One of those team members is Rhys, who you may recognise either visiting our Fordthorne showroom or from a viral article back in 2016. The article highlighted our customer, Enoch Ernest Edwards who was 93 at the time, who traded in his skateboard for a £2,000 discount on a car through us!

2. Vehicles we offer

We’re not tied to any singular brand at My Car Journey, meaning we have many different makes and models coming in to stock at all times. Our brands range from Ford, Mini, Nissan, Seat, Volkswagen, Volvo, BMW and more! Because of this, we can offer completely impartial advice and recommend a vehicle / brand that’s perfect for you – whether that’s sport models, SUV’s or family cars.

3. Why Choose My Car Journey aka Fordthorne Used Cars?

When you’re searching for Used cars Cardiff, there’s many reasons why you should choose My Car Journey. We have been trusted by our customers for generations – over the years, we’ve had the privilege of serving multiple generations of the same families who keep returning to us time and again. When you need guidance to find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle, or work, and are looking for certain specifications, you can count on us. We understand that selecting the right vehicle is a big decision and investment for many, and we’re here to assist you in making an informed choice.

At My Car Journey, your satisfaction is our utmost priority. We’re here to listen, provide valuable advice and ensure you drive off in the car that perfectly suits your needs. In this digital age, what our customers say about us holds great weight, and we’re thrilled to share that our customers have showered us with praise. They appreciate our welcoming staff, our straightforward approach, and our unwavering commitment.

4. What have our customers said about My Car Journey

Fantastic experience purchasing my new vehicle through Fordthorne / My Car Journey. Met the salesman Richard, and from the outset he was absolutely fantastic - and by far the best person I've ever bought a car from. I was offered a fantastic deal on the part exchange of my old vehicle, and my new one is amazing too, and was gleaming when it left the forecourt. Richard is a credit to your team, and from start to finish the whole transaction ran smoothly. Would not hesitate to recommend & buy again!” - Nathan Phillips

Would like to thank My Car Journey for the help of purchasing my new car! From the first interaction to the collection of the vehicle was outstanding. Would personally like to thank Rhys as he was a big help with my purchase, Rhys was professional & easily approachable from when we first arrived on the forecourt. I would definitely recommend My Car Journey, Cardiff and Rhys’ help to anyone who’s looking to purchase a new car.” - Shannel James

Super happy with my purchase from My Car Journey, Cardiff! Lovely people, really helpful and absolutely LOVE my new car! Rhys and Liz were amazing helping me set up my finance and collecting the car. Highly recommend!” - Emily Knights

5. Meet The Team

Rhys Mcilroy (Sales Executive since 2011)

"It's been quite the journey since I started working at Fordthorne back in June 2011. One standout moment of my career happened during a promotion where we guaranteed a minimum £2000 in part exchange for anything with four wheels. I'll never forget the day when an elderly gentleman strolled in with a skateboard, confidently asserting its eligibility due to its four wheels. This because a viral sensation, including Wales Online's visit to interview the customer at his home. My personal growth within Fordthorne has been nothing short of transformative. Starting as a showroom assistant, facilitating test drives and handovers, I've evolved a lot, learning invaluable lessons along the way. Beyond my professional role, I have diverse interests and passions. I enjoy cheering on my favourite football team (Manchester United of course), engaging in friendly darts matches, I have an interest in places and enjoy exploring new places to eat good food"

Andrew Trott (Sales Executive since 2000)

"I've proudly dedicated 23 years of my career to Fordthorne, where I began by specialising in selling used cars before the transition to My Car Journey. Beyond the showroom, I find joy in spending time with loved ones and pursuing my hobbies. Playing golf with friends is one of my greatest hobbies, and I enjoy escaping to my holiday home down in the beautiful Gower whenever possible".

Richard Williams (Sales Executive since 2021)

"I have 20 years of experience in the Motortrade, and have been at My Car Journey / Fordthorne since 2021. Outside of work, I enjoy working on classic cars such as my Mustang, and have a passion for motorbikes".

In a nutshell

My Car Journeyand Fordthornearen’t just a name ; we're a century-old pledge to our customers. We’re not here to overwhelm you with any technical jargon; we’re here to be your partner throughout your automotive journey. When it comes to used car sales Cardiff, My Car Journey if your trusted companion, offering a century of experience and commitment to excellence.