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Old 19-01-2007   #1
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Losing Fiat dealer in Sunderland

Just went into Reg Vardy in Sunderland to book my Panda in to get the boot catch fixed. Told they can't do it because they are closing for good on 31/01/07. Warranty work is going to their nearby Renault dealer, EEK!
So I now have the choice of dealers in Newcastle or Chester-le-Street. Anybody local who knows the best to go for?
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Another one bites the dust :shakehead
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Dito what T14086 said, a shame, and they're arent many decent independants above Manchester who specialise in FIATs. Apart from Fast FIAT at Stockton on Tees, about 45mins from Sunderland.
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Was speaking to 'a few folk I know' and apparently there will be loads more closing down.
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Was speaking to 'a few folk I know' and apparently there will be loads more closing down.
Damm, Not good! The revamp finished yet?
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The closure was not influenced by Fiat, but by the reg vardy group.
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Yes taken over Pendragon if i'm correct?,who are ditching the less profitable makes so I heard.
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Yup thats what i heard too. The problem is the more profitable ones for garages mean higher servicing, repair and purchasing costs for us!
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Yes taken over Pendragon if i'm correct?,who are ditching the less profitable makes so I heard.
Ditching all Fiat,
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So, Maz, who would you go to instead for warranty work and servicing. I know you may well recommend your dealership at Silverlink but needing to use the Tyne Tunnel to get there is a right pain.
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doctorchris,

I'd obviously recommend us, if you ring and book early you can take advantage of our collection and delivery service.
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