Abbey Park Cars has been established in Romsey, Hampshire for in excess of 25 years. In general terms Abbey Park Cars specialise in quality family, sports and prestige vehicles sourced from a number of selected main dealers in the southern region. All our stock is carefully inspected prior to purchase and independently prepared and serviced before delivery. All cars can be supplied with a comprehensive RAC warranty and full trade facilities are available. To date we have sold around 15,000 vehicles....something we are very, very proud to be able to say!
Abbey Park Cars was also just been shortlisted (February 2019) as a front runner for winning AUTOTRADERS prestigious "Dealer of the year award" and "Digital excellence award" this is a massive achievement for a small privately owned independent Garage! As Ben says "We were simply over the moon to be selected from literally thousands of dealers nationally, not just independents but main agents as well. We realise our limitations as a small independent, especially running against the big corporate multiples, However it just goes to prove how well a small business can adapt to the market conditions, treat customers fairly and above all be instantly flexible without the barriers in the way that so often tarnish the consumer experience within the larger dealer groups!
Selection was gained by a number of factors but most importantly the un-arguable stats collected by Autotrader.. These include Price of vehicles in the market place against like for like stock, Days a car is in stock (not many!) Advert content and quality plus the all important customer reviews.
We came runner up in both categories and couldn't be happier!!
Ben Holdaway has been with the business from the beginning, working his way up from apprentice duties to co owner in April 2007 and then becoming sole owner in September 2008. Ben believes totally in the company mission statement, "We strive to supply really genuine cars at very reasonable prices". Ben is certain that as well as good customer care this simple formula has helped them retail over FIFTEEN THOUSAND vehicles to people all over the country, as well as a core of regular local customers. He also considers that unlike the majority of used car outlets Abbey Park Cars has moved with the times and because of this their standards are far greater than most.
Nick Gale joined the business in June 2008. Nick has almost 35 years experience in the Motor Trade having started his career locally in 1981. He’s spent many years working for local franchised dealerships in the south, most recently as General Manager for two local Volvo Dealerships, he therefore brings a wealth of Sales and after sales experience to the team at Abbey Park Cars. Nick’s commitment and positive attitude towards our customers ensure that the sales and after sales service that our customers receive is second to none.
Neil Lawrence has been working with the business for about 4 years now. Neil carries out on site valeting and is responsible for the super job of putting all his 20 years experience into practice. Neil is a stickler for detail and routine!! it really doesn't make any difference to him whether a car is 1 or 10 years old, 10,000 or 100,000 miles! he methodically carries out the same procedure of a full 3 stage compound polish, total steam clean and interior shampoo followed by the all important detail finish. He views his work as a form of art! and who are we to argue - IT IS. We leave him to just do what he does, as a result a full valet is a full days work from start to finish..Interrupt him at your own peril!!
Tom Downer is our newest member of staff. Having just started recently with us, at 23 years old he is typical of being the friendly, enthusiastic member of the team you'd expect. Having the chance to meet customers, liaise with our workshops and the manufacturers we deal with has been enjoyable for him and a valuable tool to the business. Im confident that as time goes by Tom will be proficient in all aspects of the business, he is already showing signs of being a youthful genius when it comes to the "Digital" side of things! Tom enjoys most sports outside working hours and is "according to Tom" the best striker his local football team have ever had!.