Car Brand loyalty - do you have it?

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  1. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    I have been very brand loyal, every car since 98 has been a SEAT and I’m a founder member of this place, so certainly done my bit for brand awareness. But the dealers locally are a real pain to use, and my patience ran out recently when I was told I couldn’t test drive an auto Ateca, and that I’d be lucky if they get one before January if I ordered it. Not to mention the bad experience we’ve had with our Skoda Yeti have put a real dent in my faith in the dealership.

    Anyway by August for the first time in 20 years I’ll not be driving a SEAT or VAG. Just ordered a new Peugeot 3008 GT Line 1.6THP, not unknown turf, my first car was a Pug205, but it’s a big change for someone that has spent most of the past 2 decades in SEAT’s

    I’ll see what the French ownership experience is like, and maybe in the meantime SEAT will sort it’s network out and I’ll get to venture back in the future.
     
  2. '& Son' managed

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    Shame your local SEAT/VAG dealer wasn't competent enough to look after a loyal customer a bit better.
    It's meant to be a golden rule about it being much easier and cheaper to retain a customer compared to finding a new one.
     
  3. ZBOYD

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    Yer, its disappointing, I have in the past ventured further afield having bought several of my SEAT's from a few dealers outside of the Manchester area. But even those dealers further out I trusted are gone now. It appears most are in the hands of the big groups, and your just another pleb walking through the door, especially where this group are concerned.

    I'll still follow SEAT with interest because its in the blood, spent too much time a part of this place to completely abandon it. But they could learn a trick or two from Peugeot, the 3008 is something a bit special in the market right now.
     
  4. Maypack

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    My local dealer in Cumbria has been a family type firm since the early 90’s. Still going strong and I always get a good deal.


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