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2020/02/23 14:50:01 (permalink)

Porsche Reading

I’m a big fan of Porsche cars but I’ve finally lost faith in Porsche Reading.
The last straw was when I went in to talk about the Boxster GTS 4.0 that they are now taking orders for. I was seriously considering putting a deposit down and looking to trade in my wonderful 981S for the GTS 4.0.
However, after a having a good look at my high spec, low mileage, fpsh 981 which is still under Porsche warranty and in very good condition, the valuation they offered for trade-in was very disappointing. 

Just for fun I checked and Porsche Reading offered less than I could get via!!
.... and they wanted to reserve the right to revise the valuation to allow for more depreciation before delivery of the new car.
I have dealt with Porsche Reading for a long time since I bought my first (of 4) Boxsters from them many years ago. 

In recent years, the servicing / repairs that I’ve had done there has always been a matter of fending off extra, unwanted services that they want to sell me. 
I have complained to them previously in person and via their post-service survey. All that changed is that they stopped asking me to complete their surveys!
Anyone else having similar experience and/or can recommend another Porsche Centre for buying and servicing the excellent Porsche motors? 
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Re: Porsche Reading 2020/02/23 20:47:23 (permalink)
Can't comment on the OPC, but I have had the same Part Ex issue with two BMW dealers. WBAC valuation was better, so on both occasions I concluded they didn't want to sell me a car. They really only want to sell you finance...

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Re: Porsche Reading 2020/02/24 10:50:44 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Brownridge 2020/05/13 16:47:55
For servicing outside of Porsche warranty, why not try Northway just a little way down the A4 from Reading OPC?  For Selling without hassle try Ashgood.  They are ALWAYS MUCH better than Reading and easy to deal with.

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Re: Porsche Reading 2020/02/29 21:23:37 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Brownridge 2020/05/13 16:48:28
Unfortunally I have had the same experience with Porsche Reading.Very over rated prices on service and repairs,I have raised this with the after slaes manager but she just said they have a high labour cost at the branch. I feel all they are interested in is money and making as much profit as possible.I use Porsche Swindon now for service and repairs,much cheaper and honest. I live 5mins from Porsche Reading but the extra 40min drive is worth it to Swindon to know I am not being ripped off. As someone else has said Ray Northway is very good if your car is not under warranty and he also buys cars.
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Re: Porsche Reading 2020/03/03 11:04:09 (permalink)
Plus one for Swindon.
Very very good.

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Re: Porsche Reading 2020/03/20 23:53:50 (permalink)
I’ve had a recent similar experience at OPC Reading as Mudskipper.  I was looking to upgrade from my 2016 C2 and went in to look at a Agate Grey GTS.  This wasn’t for me, but they appraised my car - £1k above!  The car has done big miles but is in great condition, with £20k of extras.
I asked about cost of change for a very low mileage 991.2 C4S that was in West London, part of the same Porsche Retail Group.  Very keen for me to buy it, and said it would be in Reading the next morning.  No movement on sticker price, and absolutely no increase on PX - I left!
10 days later, I bought the car directly from West London, a bit better PX price but £5k off the sticker price.  Excellent service from Daniel Legg.
Picked it up on Wednesday - thrilled with car, but won’t deal with Reading again.  They‘re greedy and complacent.
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Re: Porsche Reading 2020/03/21 15:58:12 (permalink)
I had a very similar experience with my 981.  
I have shown nothing but loyalty to my own PC over a number of years and when I asked about a valuation against a highly speccc'd Cayman GTS 4.0 I was very dissapointed with the Offer they came back with. came back with a better figure!!!
It was the same with my wife's BMW 4 convertible.  When it was 6 months old she fancied a X3 so I asked for a valuation.  The joker came back with a drop of more than 40% of what we paid for it. She's keeping it.
Car dealers are are all the same.  The old days of the friendly Porsche dealerships are long gone and all they are interested in is lease sales and other finance deals.
I'll shop around and use my dosh to get the best value for me.

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Re: Porsche Reading 2020/03/22 08:55:21 (permalink)
I have bought my last 5 Porsches from OPC Bristol.  They are proper people who care about their customers as well as support our R16 group.
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Re: Porsche Reading 2020/03/22 09:48:27 (permalink)
I have a lot of time for OPC Tewkesbury who have treated me very well, they are in the same group as Bristol who I have also bought a car from and I can confirm they were again very good. It is interesting to note that Swindon,Tewkesbury and Bristol are all part of the Dick Lovett group. That possibly tells us something.

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