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Re: Would YOU be a Morgan Dealer? [Re: Peter J] #761170
12/11/22 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Peter J
The decision was made as much because of the electro-mechanical faults with Tarka as the bio mechanical faults with ourselves. Both of us are showing signs of wear and the NHS makes Morgan Dealers look sleek, efficient and available

As said, Tarka is going to sleep, perhaps things will be better in the spring, perhaps they will not. I'll hang about.


As an admirer of your patience and determination to have Tarka`s little niggles resolved, I really hope that all things will be better for you in spring Peter. Your contributions to this forum is much valued here.

Re: Would YOU be a Morgan Dealer? [Re: Peter J] #761175
12/11/22 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Jono
(...) I sat down at Morgans showroom, negotiated a deal , with extra warranty after official warranty, and a few other bits and bobs. The vehicle I bought, a Plus 6, was already advertised thousands cheaper than at any other official Morgan dealer, and I still had a deal.



That says it all!

In Germany, too, there is "movement" - one could also say "unrest" - among the dealers...

A serious business partner also leaves me a reasonable margin to earn something.

Making high demands on the equipment of the rooms, the quantity of cars to be purchased and then undercutting the prices of the dealers...

So: NO!


2005 4/4 1800ccm Duratec and a lot of HONDA CX500.......
Re: Would YOU be a Morgan Dealer? [Re: Chris99] #761215
12/11/22 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris99
Originally Posted by Alistair
Will Morgan open a service dealer in Hampshire?


Unlikely as Bell & Covill in Surrey cover Hampshire as well.


Sort of agreed Chris. B&C are Guildford, Surrey. I am west of Basingrad in the countryside. Technically it is not far however I am time poor so it does become an issue for me.

I can get to Williams as quickly as I can get to B&C and IMHO Williams probably have more knowledge and experience than B&C on the Aero platform? Not meant in a rude manner to B&C who clearly have a very positive general reputation and appear to be applying it to Morgan well.

My issue is more to do with how long it will end up being there (spares issues on cars that are ageing?) along with transport to and from. It only takes about 1 hour to drive to Williams or B&C but it takes 4 hours (W) or 3+ hours (B&C) by public transport so all in all a total first world problem. If it is in for a day then it's not worth leaving the showroom but if it is more than a day it's a total pain, as they age it usually needs something unplanned.

It becomes a grind and if I did compare it to several other choices I could have made it is the worst of them for servicing.

Alpine - Winchester (Train 40 mins or even taxi)
Porsche - Pork UK Reading plus others (I work on the edge of Reading so can get a train or lift)
AMG (my daily lorry) Bas/Read/Winch + 3 good indy's (AMG GT represents a modern up date of the Coupe to a degree and did catch my eye)
Even Lotus - Hendy SOU and ElmTree less than 30 mins away.

As we watched with Peters frustration on Tarka it does make a difference. Given the Aero suffered many of the low volume issues we are watching with the first shipment of CX but probably not the development investment it is an issue.

It would take something serious to pry the keys from my cold hands but nothing is impossible right?


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Re: Would YOU be a Morgan Dealer? [Re: Peter J] #761226
12/11/22 03:17 PM
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Takes me 3 days to drive to a dealer or 3.5 hours on a plane, could catch the train but that would be 30 hours or there is the Greyhound bus at 2 days.


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Re: Would YOU be a Morgan Dealer? [Re: Peter J] #761228
12/11/22 03:21 PM
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I do admire the conviction of some of our overseas contributors!


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Re: Would YOU be a Morgan Dealer? [Re: Peter J] #761247
12/11/22 07:37 PM
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Peter, one that might match any replacement requirements you may be looking for. Similar colour, V8, special.

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/13329577


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Re: Would YOU be a Morgan Dealer? [Re: Peter J] #761272
12/11/22 08:48 PM
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When I had the Plus 4, I quite enjoyed the trips to Williams, despite it taking nearly 4 hours sometimes. I'd usually stay for a night or two in Bath before returning to Wales. It looks like Malvern is slightly closer, and also a nice scenic drive, so I might consider that for when I eventually scrape enough loose change together for a car.

Re: Would YOU be a Morgan Dealer? [Re: Peter J] #761462
14/11/22 12:56 PM
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I would rather be a Morgan dealer than a Coinbase investor.

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