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Old 08-03-2020, 03:10 PM
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Anyone get their car serviced there? Looking to see if they are OK and what the labour rate is. My 3004 WRX needs a 100k service - I was going to do this myself but I'm too busy with my new daughter...

Happy to hear other recommendations - have seen Heathrow performance mentioned before but not going to drive out the other side of Guildford from Streatham...
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Old 09-03-2020, 12:46 PM
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I'm guessing with 40 views and no replies, nobody uses them... which is sort of an answer in itself...
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:08 PM
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I think people have used these before

http://www.surreysubaruspecialists.com/
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Old 09-03-2020, 02:26 PM
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I have used Dan at http://www.surreysubaruspecialists.com/ for the last few years.

Really nice guy, definitely knows his way around an Impreza. Provides a nice detailed write up at the end of the service and lets you know if there is anything that you might want to take a look at in the future based on inspection.

I don't use Facebook but I know he posts pictures up of what he is working on if you wanted to check him out.
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Old 09-03-2020, 02:36 PM
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I'm sure he is but that's too far away for me, would take nearly two hours from where I am.
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Old 09-03-2020, 02:39 PM
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I have heard of a few others but never used myself:

Slowboy Racing
Enginetuner
Scooby Clinic
R @ FBTuning

No experience but see these pop up from time to time...
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:57 PM
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Might give Slowboy a shout, Brands is A LOT easier.
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Old 09-03-2020, 08:05 PM
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We used kinghams years ago and Iíd never go back there again or recommend them to anyone.
I then started using Dan @ Surrey Subaru Specialists and would totally recommend him to anyone. If ever I do get another Subaru in the future thatís where Iíd take it
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:50 PM
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I'm sure he is but that's too far away for me, would take nearly two hours from where I am.
It won't take you two hours and you'll know your car is being well looked after.

Dan's looked after mine and my wife's cars for years and has always done a great job.
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Old 10-03-2020, 06:49 AM
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I drive to Plymouth to get Engine Tuner to work on my cars, it’s worth travelling for the best


Btw I wouldn’t go anywhere near Kinghams
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Old 10-03-2020, 07:12 PM
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I've travelled from my home in France to have my Subaru looked after by Brent at SMD,Newhaven and was worth the journey.
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Old 10-03-2020, 08:24 PM
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Surrey subaru have always come highly recommended.

Just make sure they know the workings of a 3004 WRX. Iím guessing itís electric
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Old 10-03-2020, 08:42 PM
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Definitely getting the message to avoid Kinghams! Good spot on the typo by someone... going to give Slowboy a try as that's a lot easier for me to get to. FWIW I'm not aware that the car's been tuned to big numbers but is relatively standard...
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Well spotted Steve ��
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:32 PM
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To be fair there's plenty of room under the bonnet for when petrol is banned. Much rather an electric Impreza than a Prius - mostly so I can drive through town without drunks trying to get in the back!
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Old 11-03-2020, 08:15 PM
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To be fair there's plenty of room under the bonnet for when petrol is banned. Much rather an electric Impreza than a Prius - mostly so I can drive through town without drunks trying to get in the back!
You could be on to something there!! Although, thereís the sound. It would never be the same.
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Think someone beat you to it with an electric Subaru

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Old 20-03-2020, 12:08 PM
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I am a bit late to this thread, but thought I'd add my thoughts as I researched Kinghams a few years ago and asked about them again recently.

I used to live in the Croydon area and made some enquiries with Kinghams after the local dealers I were using (Cheam and Gatwick) closed/stopped dealing with Subaru. At that time Kinghams hadn't long been dealing with Subaru and were quoting a lot more than other dealerships for basic servicing so I decided to opt for Surrey Subaru Specialists (who I see others have already mentioned) instead. Shortly after one of the local Surrey members used Kinghams and was far from impressed.

I am yet to get the recall airbag replacement carried out on my car and was recently contacted by Kinghams, so I thought I'd see what the feedback was like now they have been a main dealer for a few years. Of the responses I received just one was positive, so I have elected to get the airbag done elsewhere.

Surrey Subaru Specialists isn't the most local Subaru specialist to me, but I have always been pleased with the service there and wouldn't take my car anywhere else for regular servicing. I did use Slowboy once (and was pleased with the service), but he is a bit remote for regular use!
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Old 28-03-2020, 07:19 PM
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Dan at Surrey Subaru Specialists for me, I wouldn’t go anywhere else now.
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