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richy rich
post Jun 14 2010, 03:33 PM
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I am looking for a local garage to service and MOT a Nissan figaro,an older car so a garage that knows cars more than computers would be good, I am new to Newbury so any help would be appreciated. It is a recommendation I am looking for rather than me picking randomly from a google search.

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post Jun 14 2010, 03:58 PM
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Long Lane Garage in Hermitage 01635 202005. Good value and not afraid of a bit of welding when needed!
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post Jun 14 2010, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE (Torchy @ Jun 14 2010, 04:58 PM) *
Long Lane Garage in Hermitage 01635 202005. Good value and not afraid of a bit of welding when needed!

Thank you, hopefully no welding will be needed, fingers crossed
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post Jun 15 2010, 12:23 AM
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£80 an hour labour and not very good with actual mechanics I would avoid this place like the plague. There's a garage further into Hermitage opposite The Fox that has a couple of good old school mechanics in situ.
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post Jun 15 2010, 04:02 AM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Jun 15 2010, 01:23 AM) *
£80 an hour labour and not very good with actual mechanics I would avoid this place like the plague. There's a garage further into Hermitage opposite The Fox that has a couple of good old school mechanics in situ.

The joys of trying to find a good mechanic, are there any good garages in Newbury itself ?
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post Jun 15 2010, 07:17 AM
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http://www.mechanicsregister.com/newbury

This list might help, but I honestly couldn't reccomend one - I haven't used many and haven't been happy with the ones that I have. Mays Autos were particularly bad.
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post Jun 15 2010, 07:28 AM
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QUOTE (richy rich @ Jun 14 2010, 04:33 PM) *
I am looking for a local garage to service and MOT a Nissan figaro,an older car so a garage that knows cars more than computers would be good, I am new to Newbury so any help would be appreciated. It is a recommendation I am looking for rather than me picking randomly from a google search.

Thanks in anticipation

Richard

For some years we have used the services of David Jones, tel: 07778176336. He has a workshop at Shefford Woodlands but also works mobile, so he could do the servicing and MOT at your premises. He is very competent and his rates are reasonable.
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post Jun 15 2010, 08:09 AM
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Chieveley Motors in Curridge.
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post Jun 15 2010, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (richy rich @ Jun 14 2010, 04:33 PM) *
I am looking for a local garage to service and MOT a Nissan figaro,an older car so a garage that knows cars more than computers would be good, I am new to Newbury so any help would be appreciated. It is a recommendation I am looking for rather than me picking randomly from a google search.

Thanks in anticipation

Richard

Knightsbridge motors in Headley are pretty good.

Knightsbridge Garage and Car Sales - Newbury Road, Headley, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 8LG - T: 01635 268 099

Ask for John and say you were recommended.
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post Jun 15 2010, 08:35 AM
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QUOTE (richy rich @ Jun 14 2010, 04:33 PM) *
I am looking for a local garage to service and MOT a Nissan figaro,an older car so a garage that knows cars more than computers would be good, I am new to Newbury so any help would be appreciated. It is a recommendation I am looking for rather than me picking randomly from a google search.

Thanks in anticipation

Richard


Bryan Ford Motors
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Green Lane,
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RG19 3RG

Next to Thatcham Snooker Club. Always been excellent for me over the years


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post Jun 15 2010, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Jun 15 2010, 01:23 AM) *
£80 an hour labour and not very good with actual mechanics I would avoid this place like the plague.


Hmmm, that doesn't tally at all with my experience of the Long Lane garage at all, nor that of other people I know that use them. They offer a good service, and always seem busy (which is a good sign in my opinion). The site was operated by another company a few years ago though...
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post Jun 15 2010, 09:05 AM
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Hmmm, I don't know about a garage, but you are so lucky to have a Figaro......I love them!!
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post Jun 15 2010, 09:14 AM
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Yes - cute car. I have noticed one around in Newbury recently...
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post Jun 15 2010, 09:51 AM
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Isn't that the car that Andrew Marr drives around?
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post Jun 15 2010, 10:12 AM
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Yes, I think so.

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post Jun 15 2010, 10:24 AM
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Yes, I've always like the look of the Figaro. Some very neat styling, and way ahead of the current "retro" trend.

Shame it's one of these under the skin though:



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post Jun 15 2010, 05:04 PM
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I use Newbury Motors in Faraday Road.

Good work, honest prices and excellent service.
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post Jun 15 2010, 06:20 PM
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QUOTE (Brewmaster @ Jun 15 2010, 08:28 AM) *
For some years we have used the services of David Jones, tel: 07778176336. He has a workshop at Shefford Woodlands but also works mobile, so he could do the servicing and MOT at your premises. He is very competent and his rates are reasonable.


MoT at your premises. I don't think so.
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post Jun 15 2010, 06:34 PM
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If you want a small independent family run garage South / West of Newbury i found AT Motors, Studland Estate, Gore End, Ball Hill. to be first class. ( They are on the same estate as the Coal Yard ).
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post Jun 15 2010, 08:31 PM
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I always use nationwide auto centre, hambridge rd,they are very good and you can even book on line. Also if you go to www.autotrader.co.uk you can print out a voucher for half price M.O.T
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