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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:15 am    Post subject: Poor preparation at Porsche Leicester Reply with quote

I take care of my cars, but am not too bothered by 'detailing', yet even I noticed the quite poor preparation of new & secondhand cars at Porsche Leicester.

Mind you, the showroom is worth a visit, not least for the building itself, the gorgeous Chinese 'Lesta' woman on reception and the coffee:

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PeterS
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Poor preparation at Porsche Leicester Reply with quote

Tinker wrote:
?........ I noticed the quite poor preparation of new & secondhand cars at Porsche Leicester.



That's one of the side-effects of this forum.

You'll be doing things to your car soon that you didn't know needed doing, too!

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Maxy M
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in Sytner High Wycombe BMW dealers the other day and noticed thast a lot of the new cars had loads of small scratches on the bonnet - and presumably elsewhere. The paint on my 911 is in better nick.

"No such thing as perfect paint," said a sales guy (yawn). "Nothing that a good machine polish wouldn't remove." Hmmm...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a couple of bad experiences with other OPC's (stone chips/ paintwork).

Cambridge and Exeter are good in preparing the cars!(IMHO) Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Poor preparation at Porsche Leicester Reply with quote

Tinker wrote:
...yet even I noticed the quite poor preparation of new & secondhand cars at Porsche Leicester.


Contrast OPC Silverstone whose cars are spotless. I've notice JZM's cars a bit scruffy.

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Mind you, the showroom is worth a visit, not least for the building itself, the gorgeous Chinese 'Lesta' woman on reception...


This thread is useless without photos!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting you should mention this.

A neighbour bought a used 997 C4S off them two years ago, he was mighty pleased, and I didn't have the heart to tell him the prep was poor. He realised soon enough after a few washes, I ended up machining it for him when he went away on hoilday, took me about 16 hours to get anywhere near good, needed a lot more work on it, but I never got around to it, he's swapped it a couple of weeks ago and it's back in their showroom Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

markvorny wrote:
Interesting you should mention this.

I ended up machining it for him when he went away on hoilday, took me about 16 hours to get anywhere near good, needed a lot more work on it, Thumb


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Bubbles"]
markvorny wrote:
Interesting you should mention this.

I ended up machining it for him when he went away on hoilday, took me about 16 hours to get anywhere near good, needed a lot more work on it, Thumb



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