Recommendations for Saab Service in Surrey / Hampshire borders

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Thread: Recommendations for Saab Service in Surrey / Hampshire borders

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    Hi, my local Saab Dealer has quit & closed (Swain & Jones Farnham) My nearest Saab is now Ian Allen Motors in Lightwater or Bell & Colvill near West Horsley - Near Leatherhead.

    My question is this. Is there any other saab dealers / independants around that offer good customer service and dont charge an arm or a leg in service costs?

    I am located on the borders of Hampshire / Surrey and would be prepared to travel a little further afield for the right price /service.

    Many thanks in advance

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    If Leatherhead isn't too far, Carlsson Saab of Ryebrook Rd, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7QG (01372 370366) have looked after both my previous 9-5 and my current 9-3 for a few years. I've always found them very competent, pleasant to deal with and their hourly rate is probably half a main dealer's. They also have a couple of elderly but solid 9000's as loaners, which can be useful.

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    Hi, my local Saab Dealer has quit & closed (Swain & Jones Farnham) My nearest Saab is now Ian Allen Motors in Lightwater or Bell & Colvill near West Horsley - Near Leatherhead.

    My question is this. Is there any other saab dealers / independants around that offer good customer service and dont charge an arm or a leg in service costs?

    I am located on the borders of Hampshire / Surrey and would be prepared to travel a little further afield for the right price /service.

    Many thanks in advance[/b]
    They were my local main dealer as well, although I never used them except for Saab-exclusive spares. On the rare occasions I have needed to use a specialist garage, I have taken my car to Saabtech in Stevenage - not so far round the M25. I never used any independents in the area, although there are one or two. Try a forum search on North Motor Company or similar near Alresford on Hampshire, I haven't used them but I have seen comments saying they are OK.

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    Same position as Mike. S&W were my local dealer. For the past few years I have been using Saabtech. I do my own servicing and am quite handy on the tools but anything out of the ordinary i find it worthwhile to go to Stevenage. I cannot praise them enough. Their rates are less than half main dealer and they are brilliant on diagnostics. They also have coutesy cars. The last one i borrowed was a 9-3 convertible complete with lipstick in the glovebox. Nice touch but it was't my colour!
    Roger

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    If Leatherhead isn't too far, Carlsson Saab of Ryebrook Rd, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7QG (01372 370366) have looked after both my previous 9-5 and my current 9-3 for a few years. I've always found them very competent, pleasant to deal with and their hourly rate is probably half a main dealer's. They also have a couple of elderly but solid 9000's as loaners, which can be useful.[/b]

    Not tooo far so shall look them up.

    They were my local main dealer as well, although I never used them except for Saab-exclusive spares. On the rare occasions I have needed to use a specialist garage, I have taken my car to Saabtech in Stevenage - not so far round the M25. I never used any independents in the area, although there are one or two. Try a forum search on North Motor Company or similar near Alresford on Hampshire, I haven't used them but I have seen comments saying they are OK.[/b]
    alresford isnt to far either, shall also look them up.

    A big thanks for the reply's, cant beat personal recommendations i say.

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    Just thought i'd add that I spoke to Tim? @ Carlsson Saab during the week just to get an idea of servicing and prices for a 9-3 Aero SS. He sounded like a nice chap who had the time to speak for me. Their hourly rates are much better than a dealer as are their service prices.

    Once we find a 9-3 Aero I won't hesitate to pop over there and borrow one of the elderly 9000's and leave my car for servicing.

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    I won't hesitate to pop over there and borrow one of the elderly 9000's and leave my car for servicing.[/b]

    My 1st Saab was a 9000cd so looking forward to borrowing one

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    Just wondered how you got on with your visit to the indy and trip down memory lane with the cs.? if your suited then great if not try my guy Symon Saabs @ Tadley nr Basingstoke he also does loaners rangeing from cse's, convi's to anni's. Have his no; if your interested.

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    Hi, my local Saab Dealer has quit & closed (Swain & Jones Farnham) My nearest Saab is now Ian Allen Motors in Lightwater or Bell & Colvill near West Horsley - Near Leatherhead.

    My question is this. Is there any other saab dealers / independants around that offer good customer service and dont charge an arm or a leg in service costs?

    I am located on the borders of Hampshire / Surrey and would be prepared to travel a little further afield for the right price /service.

    Many thanks in advance[/b]
    Same here, it's a damn shame that they closed. Grr!!

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    Same here, it's a damn shame that they closed. Grr!![/b]
    Hmm, not sure - a bit glossy & expensive for my tastes. Turners Hill Garage are more like a local friendly garage. Mind you, S&J did have a cracking looking receptionist years ago, who also happened to be a fully trained Saab mechanic, so you could have a sensible conversation with her.....

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    Hmm, not sure - a bit glossy & expensive for my tastes. Turners Hill Garage are more like a local friendly garage. Mind you, S&J did have a cracking looking receptionist years ago, who also happened to be a fully trained Saab mechanic, so you could have a sensible conversation with her..... [/b]


    I know exactly the gilr you're talking about - think I mentioned her in a few posts previously

    They were glossy and expensive but it was very handy having them in town centre knowing that I could quickly nip in, leave the car there or ask a question - and be on my merry way. Maybe even walk home or to work if needs be

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    Re: Recommendations for Saab Service in Surrey / Hampshire borders

    I would interested to compRe prices As I think a dealer service at £249 is not bad at all and a free loaner car for the day.

    I paid just shy of 400 quid for a timing belt at Carlson in leather head and my local Garrage wanted £220 plus vat so was a no brainer for me Ian Allen are good with the personal side of things

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    Re: Recommendations for Saab Service in Surrey / Hampshire borders

    Carlssons have moved from leatherhead

    01737 812300
    Carlssons Automotive
    14 Walton street (rear)
    Walton on the Hill
    Tadworth
    KT20 7RT

    http://carlssonsautomotive.co.uk/

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