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Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by rawsco » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:54 am

100% I’ll have a lotus again PDQ if they open on Heathfield road in Ayr! Drive past there (pre lockdown) every other week to visit the ‘rents and friends as originally from Prestwick/Ayr. I personally think it’s a good move some great roads round there for a test drive. Hamilton not too bad for servicing.
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Post by neil » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:20 pm

Ayr :lol: Surely that's a joke?
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Post by IanD » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:24 pm

I’m only a very few miles from any of the current Parks Hamilton locations BMW, McLaren, Maserati, Mini, Skoda, Honda.

Sure I could do you all a more flexible drop off and collect service.
Happy to pick up your serviced cars, go a test and shakedown run then you can collect from my house whenever you want :) :drive
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Post by Shug » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:57 am

Interesting how many people think Ayr is the arse end of nowhere... (speaking as someone actually living in the arse end of nowhere)

I'm sure Lotus would prefer a central site, but I think you'll probably find it a beggars/choosers situation with a Parks relationship and there's plenty space at the Prestige/Performance site in Ayr (used to be Jag/LR but they built a huge gin palace next door to rehouse those) so at least there's space for a proper presence. You'd probably find if they were anywhere in a more central site, they'd have a tiny corner.

Anyway, for service, the site is far more central (sorry Abzers, I know it's further than Edinburgh, but from a Scottish population standpoint, it is) and that's all that really matters for existing owners at the mo. If you want a run to Ayr for sales, then there are a few very Lotus friendly routes that don't use the average camera'd A77 at all - where's your sense of driving adventure :)
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Post by campbell » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:09 am

Nice commercial

Commission from Ayrshire Tourist Board?

It’s not central. But it is a nice drive - or rather, we certainly can engineer one in.

People travel to Bell & Colville in Surrey to make a new purchase ... and many even to the factory near Norwich. So Ayr will actually be just fine. Indeed, in the glory days of Subaru, S&S Ayr was THE place to be seen picking up yer new mica blue n gold.

So long as servicing stays “central”. Hamilton IS the arse end. But it IS the definition of central

Got to see about my 2ZR recall ASAP. Will report back what I find.

And eagerly await my invite to the Ayr showroom grand opening. Maybe Mr Robertson can put a word in for us.
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Post by delands » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:41 am


campbell wrote:
People travel to Bell & Colville in Surrey to make a new purchase .

Indeed we do Campbell!
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Post by campbell » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:10 pm

I’ve travelled to Southampton

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Post by Dark » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:36 pm

campbell wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:09 am
Indeed, in the glory days of Subaru, S&S Ayr was THE place to be seen picking up yer new mica blue n gold.
Aye, John Spicer sold quite a few in those days! :thumbsup
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Post by Mikie711 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:39 pm

campbell wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:10 pm
I’ve travelled to Southampton Image

Happiest and most fun new car collection ever. Wasn’t even a Lotus.
I've travelled to the other end of the country on more than one occasion to collect a car/van. Picking it up is one thing but for servicing, warranty and re-calls is something else. Having to travel 200-300 mile round trip for servicing is a PITA even if it is only once a year.

We have family in Ayr and as such have traveled up and down quite a lot. Worst news for anyone in the NE, now even further away. Think I would rather fly down somewhere and drive back same as I did to pick up my last new Lotus from the factory.
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Post by campbell » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 pm

The proposal is to operate service from Hamilton. About to phone to find out (wrt fuel rail recall). Shall report back
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Post by j2 lot » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:38 pm

campbell wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 pm
The proposal is to operate service from Hamilton. About to phone to find out (wrt fuel rail recall). Shall report back Image
My brother had his done back in March - service was good and there are a handful of showrooms round about to fill in the 1/2 hour/ hour while you wait.
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Post by campbell » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:43 pm

Thanks Keith!

Had a nice chat with David Stewart at Parks. Heading over on Monday. Might come home with a Maserati
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Post by j2 lot » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:35 pm

:D They are on my list of future possibilities. If it’s your bag the used SUVs are a lot of metal for the money
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Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by Chunk » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:11 pm

campbell wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:43 pm
Thanks Keith!

Had a nice chat with David Stewart at Parks. Heading over on Monday. Might come home with a Maserati Image
Campbell, how did the recall go? I’m due mine so was going to call and book in after I’d checked with your experience

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Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by scott_e » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:00 pm

No updates to speak of on an opening date to date. Was expecting some announcement by the end of June.

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