Customer every dealer wants!

Time 13 years ago


NOW here’s a customer every dealer wishes they had! It seems John MacKay might just be Daihatsu’s biggest fan having bought FIVE new cars in just two-and-a-half-years.


Looking to replace his wife’s car with something a little sportier, the couple were bowled over by the diminutive delights of the special edition Copen Vivid and placed an order with Chris Renfree, Sales Manager at their local dealer, Central Motors Chard straight after their test drive.


John said: ‘When we came to pick the Copen up, we saw the all-new, recently-launched Sirion in the showroom for the first time. I made the decision that day to buy one, and took delivery of my 1.3 S the month after.’



Following 18 months of hassle-free motoring he decided that with their increased family commitments, reluctantly, it was time to change the Copen. Mrs MacKay began using the Sirion and John bought a new Terios. In April 07, Sue took delivery of a brand new Sirion of her own.


In March 2008, following his retirement from the army, he purchased his latest model, the funky Materia, which he uses to commute to his caravan on many a leisurely weekend. 


John added: ‘My excellent relationship with Daihatsu has remained intact due to them providing me with the whole package – reliability, excellent after-sales service, great build quality and competitive residual values. I wouldn’t buy anything else.’

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