I wanted to drop you a note following my purchase of your Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST.
Having viewed the comprehensive images & vehicle description on your website, being located in the Cotswolds & several hours drive from you, I was keen to ensure it lived up to expectations ahead of traveling. I needn’t have worried, your clear & honest appraisal on the phone fully reflected the condition, in fact it exceeded my expectations. It was prepared to a great standard (and I’m a bit of a perfectionist with my cars too!) the 250 mile drive home was a pleasure with no issues whatsoever. Overall, I’m absolutely delighted, I’m happy to recommend you without reservation.
Finally, thank you for the time you took to show me your personal car collection, one word, AMAZING!
Jonathan White (21st Jan 2016)
I would happily return to and recommend buying from RPR626. Peter is very genuine and upfront about the vehicles he stocks. Not only did he provide numerous pictures of the vehicle before I made the journey to view it, but he endeavoured to answer all my questions beforehand. The vehicle was very well presented and Peter even included wheel refurbishment and a service in the price.
As Peter is an enthusiast himself, it feels like you’re buying a vehicle from a friend without any of the pressure you would usually associate with larger car dealers.
Greg, London (12th Dec 2014)
I had been searching for a 996 Turbo for some time and considered many examples around the Country. Finding these cars is becoming difficult and getting one in mint condition is even harder. After instructing an independent survey of a couple of examples in the South East (at great expense), I was shocked at the poor condition of some of the cars for sale though the established ‘specialist’ dealers.
The RPR626 experience couldn’t have been more different. Peter is a true gent and importantly a Porsche enthusiast with a fantastic wealth of knowledge of 911’s. Not only are the cars immaculately presented he is also rigourous in his stock selection. After a couple of hours chatting through the subject car, history and Porsche’s in general I was left in no doubt that RPR626 was the ‘specialist’ I was looking for.
The car was well priced and totally immaculate. I would be happy to recommend RPR626 to anyone looking for a proper car from a proper dealer.
Simon (1st Dec 2014)
I was looking to purchase my first Porsche and decided it need to come from reliable specialist, as I did not have the confidence or knowledge to buy privately.
After initially making enquiries for sourcing a 996 Turbo in March 2014 with various specialist Porsche dealers, one stood out from the crowd. I had spoken to Peter Richardson RPR626 on the phone and received some good honest advice, Peter also had the manners to return my initial call ( unlike some dealers). RPR626 did not have a Turbo in stock at the time, so I proceeded in viewing other available 996 Turbo’s. My confidence was soon dented as the cars on offer by other dealers, were not what I was expecting. The months rolled by and I received a call from Peter to advise that he would have a Turbo available that could fit my requirement. I went to view the car and was very happy with what was presented, it was exactly what I was looking for.
Peter is a true enthusiast and would certainly be my first port of call when sourcing another Porsche.
Jonathon Chapel B.Sc , M.Sc (5/11/2014)
What can I say, well I can start with I’m over the moon with my purchase from Peter, he is an absolute gent, very trusting and trustworthy. I had been looking for a mint 997 for over a year and had obviously seen the a few cars over that time, most described as mint, as new, never seen paint etc, well I actually managed to get a car like that through Peter.
He spent an awful lot of time speaking to me on the phone, with absolutely no pressure, describing every detail on the car and highlighting anything that this very knowledgeable Porsche owner and enthusiast thought I may need to know.
I went to see the car and it was actually better than I thought it would be, described in perfect detail and presented to a standard that any showroom or detailer would be proud of including a fresh MOT and a tank of fuel.
Peter is a genuine man, honest and very likeable. You will not be disappointed!
Neil Durham BEng CEng MIMechE, Yorkshire (29/07/2014)
What can I say about my experience with RPR626 and Peter other than it was a breath of fresh air!! After a list of bad experiences with other dealers – and a good few of them main dealers – to meet Peter was a relief. I rang regarding the car and he told me to come down that evening if I wanted, got there at 6pm and he spent a couple of hours with me, no pressure only solid experienced advice. The car (as with all the others in stock) was immaculate and just what I was looking for. He gave me what I wanted for my trade-in and told me I could drive away in my new purchase the following morning, where else would you get that!.
I’ve had the car (Cayman S) for two weeks now and it is everything Peter said it is and would be!, Would I go back to RPR626? – absolutely no hesitation whatsoever.
Simon Towers, Northumberland (12/11/2013)
I spoke with Peter twice on the phone before travelling from Cheshire to Durham to view the car. It was obvious that Peter knew his stuff which gave me confidence to travel that distance for a viewing.
Suffice to say that the car was as described ‘Superb throughout’.
I collected the car one week later and it’s, well, superb.
Peter is a true petrol head with a great knowledge of the Porsche marque.
I can thoroughly recommend RPR626.
I bought my Mercedes S Class from Peter at RPR 626.
The car was presented to such a high standard it was like factory fresh.
The deal offered by Peter for my trade in was unbeatable and to say I was happy would be an understatement. The service given was fantastic, he handled all the paperwork including my cherished number transfer.
On collection the car was again immaculate.
Peter is such a gent he even phoned me after collection to check I had arrived home safely.
After owning the car for a few days it developed a fault with the CD player. I contacted Peter who had it repaired quickly and professionally without question or cost.
To sum up my experience with Peter and RPR626 – totally trustworthy, very friendly, very fair and highly recommended.
Would I deal with him again? 100% for sure!
Steve Balding ( YORK )
I purchased a Jaguar 4.2 XJR from Peter without even driving it. The car was immaculate in condition and by far the best quality available at that price in the UK. Peter is a true motor enthusiast. The car was made available within days with a fresh MOT & polished up. It is as good to drive as it looked and has zero issues, I wouldn’t have 2nd thoughts in buying another car from Peter, even without a test drive!
Just to let you know that I am over the moon and thrilled with the Range Rover I purchased in October 2010. I keep looking at your web site looking at what you have for sale. I’m sure I will be back in the future to purchase another. The way you conduct yourself in such a professional and friendly manner is a refreshing change, your standards are impeccable and your knowledge of the cars you sell is exceptional. I have complete confidence and trust in you. I was made to feel so welcome and at ease, no pressure sales whatsoever. I feel very lucky to have found RPR 626. Many, many thanks again Peter,
Brian Dunn, Wigan, Lancashire.
I’ve just bought my first car from Peter at RPR626. The immaculate Cayman ‘S’ is my third Porsche motor car and probably the most difficult spending decision I’ve ever made (the exception being the purchase of my home of course).Dealing with Peter was a pleasure, the man is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Porsche marque and he conducts deals with absolute zero sales pressure. If you go see the car and you want it, then Peter will offer the necessary guidance and assistance to get you into that motor. No other dealer would have spent the time that Peter afforded to me when I was making this purchase. I’d have no hesitation in recommending the products and service on offer at RPR. Good, straight to the point, friendly service with cars prepared to the highest standard. I’ll be back.
I was new to the Porsche marque and was looking for help and guidance. I had visited the Official Porsche dealers and felt let down. One visit to Peter changed all that. He spent time with me and shared his wealth of knowledge and experience which you cannot buy. We agreed the spec and he found me a car that still puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. He is a Porsche man through and through and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
George Sanger MBCS CITP, Northumberland
Right from the word go, Peter gave me the peace of mind and confidence that is so important when travelling to see a car. His knowledge and passion for sports cars is genuine and honest. The car was exactly as described and I have no hesitation in recommending Peter to other prospective buyers. A refreshing and memorable buying experience.
Lee Graves, Norfolk
Mark Thompson, purchased 2003 996 4S; ‘A genuine enthusiastic Porsche dealer with detailed knowledge of the marque and a collection of cars prepared both mechanically and aesthetically to the highest standards demonstrating a simple no compromise commitment to the customer and the Porsche badge itself.’
Mark Thompson CEng MICE
In recent years I have bought 3 cars from Peter at RPR626 including a Porsche GT3 and a Maserati Cambiacorsa. The deals were conducted very professionally. Not only were the cars in pristine condition, they have all turned out to be exactly as Peter described and have given myself and my family great enjoyment. I will have no hesitation going back to Peter if I decide to change my car in the future and would recommend him to anyone. His knowledge of Porsche cars in particular is extensive.
David Johnston, Hargill Farm, Howden-le- Wear, Crook, Co. Durham.
I bought my car from Peter at RPR626 in August 09 after searching the internet for a while. In the past I have always purchased my cars from main dealers but decided to give Peter a call as he had just the car I was looking for. The cars at RPR626 are hand picked and prepped immaculately prior to delivery. From the first meeting it was plainly obvious that Peter was a fellow enthusiast and loved all things Porsche. His knowledge is second to none and I felt his no pressure sales atmosphere very relaxing. After I purchased the car I had a small problem with a wheel one Saturday afternoon, I rang Peter and he was there in 15 minutes with a spare which he loaned me until I got mine repaired. I feel this kind of customer service is somewhat lacking in the motor trade this day and age and I would recommend Peter at RPR626 to anybody wishing to buy a special Porsche.
After a fruitless search at dealerships I stumbled upon RPR626 via Auto Trader. As soon as I saw the 1999 996 C2 Cabriolet it was obvious that Peter’’s cars are immaculately presented. Peter provided a great car at a fair price. As an added bonus, since I live in the North East and (like Peter) a member of PCGB, Peter has provided an after sale service second to none with recommendations for service, parts, and repairs.
Dr. Matthew O’Keefe PhD MBA, County Durham.
We purchased a BMW coupe from RPR626 a few months ago. Initial viewing of the car took place around 8.00pm which wasn’t a problem at all for Peter. My son and I were made very welcome during the viewing. His cars seem to be hand picked and he only chooses the best examples. Not only was the car in great condition and beautifully prepared, the relaxed approach and friendly persona of Peter made it a pleasure. No pressure was apparent and after a bit of light hearted banter, a deal was struck. I’d researched finance rates beforehand but Peter managed to beat the best I’d obtained, again with no obligation. Peter handled our plate transfer, delivered the car to our home a few days later and it’s been trouble free so far. I loathe the usual car buying process, ostentatious showrooms, sales people who can’t make decisions on their own, organ grinders refusing to deviate from their little black book…I could go on. I’d recommend RPR626 to anyone, a breath of fresh air.
Searched for 7 months for my dream car – Mercedes 320CLK convertible and found it at RPR626. Condition was outstanding inside and out as was the service of Peter, the owner of RPR626. His knowledge of cars and his openness made me feel relaxed and under no pressure to buy, the after sales was the most impressive, Peter was always on the end of the phone to help with advice and that meant a lot to me. If and when I change my car again there is only 1 place for me, which is RPR626 – it stands for quality, knowledge of cars and most of all trustworthy.
Satisfied customer Kevin Mcelhone, Hartlepool.
I have no hesitation in recommending buying a vehicle from RPR626, having bought a number of high performance vehicles over the years from Peter the patron. The cars are immaculately presented from a genuine, knowledgeable car enthusiast, with finance packages difficult to beat, having bought and been ripped off at the Dealers, he is a breath of fresh air with lots of free advice thrown in.
Testimonial for Porsche 928 GTS from Clint Batham
A full page comment from this 928 buyer >>>
Customer Comment 15 April 2013
Subject: Testimonial for Porsche 928 GTS from Clint Batham
This is a brief (as I could make it) and very well deserved testimonial that I am happy to share with all your customers.
Regarding the sale of the wonderful Porsche 928 GTS that I bought from you:
I truly cannot begin to thank you enough for the warm reception and incomparable hospitality I received throughout the whole sale process of buying a car from you, from the long phone calls (always giving great and honest advice and never making me feel rushed to make a decision) to the ultra warm welcome when I arrived to view the car (roast beef and Yorkshire puds included..!)
Here’s my honest and genuine story of the best car sale I have ever experienced in my whole life… No Bull..!
After first chatting to Pete, I quickly realised that, here is a genuine guy who’s not pushing to make a sale and to say he knows his stuff would be an understatement. Once I had agreed to meet up (oop for the Northern lads ha ha!) with Pete to take a look over the GTS, I asked if it would be ok to bring along a good friend of mine (a well respected Porsche mechanic/expert Pat Walsh… “highly recommended”..) to keep my heart from ruling my head in case I fell in love with the car.. which I most certainly did.
Pete had no problem whatsoever with who I was bringing along… and as it turned out, Pete happened to be an old friend of Pat’s and they hadn’t seen each other in years… “well in all the dealers in all the world etc..”
We agreed to meet up the following weekend to view the car. We were travelling from Kent, so about a 4 to 5 hour journey for us depending on traffic so Pete asked “do you like beef?”.. We certainly do I said, so with that Pete offered to cook us dinner for when we arrived after the long journey up. Well when we arrived around 1ish, we were presented with a warm greeting and a wonderful roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. We sat down with Pete and his lovely wife and daughter, we had proper Yorkshire puds and thick onion gravy to start (us cockney lads don’t normally get this back home) followed by a tremendous Roast beef dinner… with even more Yorkshire’s and we finished up with a large helping of apple crumble and custard… Not a bad greeting after a 4 1/2 hour journey.
We all sat and had a great time, it was lovely getting to know Peters family, made us feel very at home and it was good to see Pat and Pete have a catch up after many years… Plenty of friendly Geordie and Cockney banter going on.. ha ha!
So with our bellies full of laughter as well as good food, off we went to look at the car… well I loved it on sight and already had more than a good feeling about Pete and felt self assured that he was straight as a die honest to the core. Needless to say that Pete had already pointed out the minuscule things that may need attention if he was being picky before I’d even agreed to view the car… with that in mind, Pat had no more to report (after he could get up from the floor with all that food) after inspecting the car other than what Pete had already pointed out prior to our visit.
We took the GTS for a spin and needless to say I was falling in love with the car evermore, while Pete came along for the ride, It wasn’t like having a typical salesman with you, no pressure, no talking the car up.. he just let us enjoy the drive and make up own minds.. It was actually like having another good friend come along with us to look at the car in a way… A very rare and refreshing experience.
Well, so as not to bore you all with every detail, we negotiated a deal on the car which was more than fair in my favour and I am over the moon with her..
I have since taken the GTS to the country’s renowned Porsche 928 expert/guru (Paul Anderson of 928 spares, Gloucestershire) and had him fit a couple of new engine mounts whilst my wife and I were on the way to visit friends in Derbyshire (well it was a little off course but it was a good excuse to drive her for a little longer that day ha ha!). Paul offered to give the car a full check over for free as it was the first time he’d seen this particular 928 GTS and needless to say.. his verdict was that she was “sound as a pound”.
To sum up, I truly believe the service that Peter of RPR626 offers is absolutely above and beyond that of any other respectful dealer in the country.. I have bought many nice cars in my time but have never had such an overwhelmingly genuine, honest, caring, knowledgeable and refreshing experience as buying a car from Pete. In fact, I doubt very much if you would get this kind of service if you bought a new Porsche, Ferrari, Bugatti etc… you may get a discount, you may get a free watch.. you may even get a trip out somewhere… But I can honestly say, genuinely from the heart.. You won’t get such a genuine, warm, honest and knowledgeable service that you get from Peter… and you certainly won’t get gorgeous home cooked roast beef with proper Yorkshire puds.. ha ha!
Effectively, I bought one of the lower priced cars that Pete had to offer, but he made me feel like I was buying the most expensive car in the country.
I am so happy that I bought this car from Pete, the whole humble experience makes me love the car even more somehow… not a feeling I recall ever having elsewhere.
I now have a great car and feel like I’ve made a good friend in the process… when I’m next looking for a car, I’ll be back to Peter at RPR626 like a bolt of lightning.
(Mr Clint Batham, Rochester, Kent)