Dealer Principal at Manukau Nissan
I dealt with Simon in my previous role and recently engaged him to help find some used stock to fill our newly established Nissan dealership.
As we run a franchise dealership we would usually only buy NZ new but finding sufficient quality low mileage stock is difficult. Simon gave me great advice on what, in his experience, could work for us and we have selected vehicles to fill the gaps where we could not supply locally. We have bought many vehicles from Simon and all are “franchise quality” and as described (with no surprises). This imported stock now forms an integral part of our stock matrix. The whole process of bidding is easy and we selected a model where Simon arranges for vehicles to be complied, serviced and delivered to our door, so they hit the dealership ready to go and all costs are incorporated on one invoice.
Simon is passionate about what he does and truly acts with integrity. His knowledge of the Japanese market and importing vehicles is exceptional and he genuinely wants to see his dealers flourish by finding the most saleable stock at the right price. Simon also works in the true spirit of partnership and is quick to help out should any issues arise. The long term relationships he has with his dealers and excellent name in the industry is proof of this.
I would highly recommend talking to Simon or his team if you are considering evaluating the extra gross profit quality used imported vehicles could add to your business. I am happy to expand on this further over the phone