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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Bedford Auto2000 Reply with quote

Hi all,

My 2005 997.1 S needs its Major service and some advisories from the last inspection sorting, I did use the search field but it only pulled up some old threads that feel a bit out of date.

So I am looking for some comfort that they are a good outfit.

I am based in Hitchin Herts and am aware of RPM, JZM and JAZ Wembley being local as well but these guys are almost OPC money.

Anyone i am missing?

thanks all

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick clarification - JAZ are now based in St Albans.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

edited to remove early morning randomness Grin

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
Just a quick clarification - JAZ are now based in St Albans.


Yeah i noticed that which makes them closer but they still seem expensive as a hr rate against OPC
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick at Auto 2000 is very good, taken my cars there for the last 10 years. Only problem is the courtesy car isn't great.

Nearer to you is Auto Ambau Porsche at Silsoe (Wrest Park) but I have not used them so unable to comment on work/pricing.

RPM and Dove House are both well respected.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know someone who also, and has for years, uses AUTO2000.

They are/were site sponsors too.

PCGB recommended garage too

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pretzel

this is really helpful, i don't need a courtesy car so thats not important

Never heard of AutoUmbau and yes even closer! quick look at there website makes them read as aircooled specialist.

I will give Auto2000 a call

thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to Update the thread....

Went to both Auto2000 and AutoUmbau both were very welcoming and had a look around the car and showed me around the workshops and happy to talk pork

both have similar Labour rates, AutoUmbau have a deeper experience in aircooled and must have around 30 cars on site in various degrees of restoration.

They have all relevant equipment and have been using more modern pork for around 5yrs. Owner has a 996 and the head Mechcanic a 997

decided that they felt the better fit for me and my OCD ways as they are a little old school and photograph the work as they go for records they are at least 4 times the size of Auto2000 with 6 engineers. Laughing

and they are 10miles from me vs 18miles and saves a drive through Bedford at rush hour.

thanks for all the advice

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