Porsche Independent Servicing - JZM, 9e, RPM, Paragon

Porsche Independent Servicing - JZM, 9e, RPM, Paragon

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c3m

Original Poster:

280 posts

152 months

Saturday 23rd March
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I'm looking for some advice on how to pick an indie to take care of my car. I'm looking for good customer service, high standard of worksmanship and attention to detail. I don't want my money to be going into maintaining shiny OPC showrooms.

I've got the following independents within reach: JZM, 9e (Nine Excellence), RPM Technik, Paragon.

How would you go about picking one of them?

PGNSagaris

2,942 posts

167 months

Saturday 23rd March
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RPM Technik.

Apart from them I’ve only tried JZM from the list but they’re not for me. They’re more a sales outfit I’d say and most of their best techs seem to end up at RPM.

Orangecurry

7,434 posts

207 months

Saturday 23rd March
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Two are north of London; two are south. Are they really all within reach?

I would give them something simple to do - if it gets complicated, or they charge too much, you have your answer.

Porsche-worm

80 posts

11 months

Saturday 23rd March
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From that list I'd say Paragon or 9E, also worth considering Precision Porsche near Haywards Heath who are good.

Cheib

23,320 posts

176 months

Saturday 23rd March
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PGNSagaris said:
RPM Technik.

Apart from them I’ve only tried JZM from the list but they’re not for me. They’re more a sales outfit I’d say and most of their best techs seem to end up at RPM.
I’ve only tried these two from the list and would 100% agree with RPM over JZM.

P1983

11 posts

2 months

Wednesday 27th March
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Another vote for RPM- Ricky in particular is a great technician. He used to work at JZM and then moved over to RPM- can’t recommend him enough.

fistenburger

267 posts

191 months

Wednesday 27th March
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I'm working from RPM Technik this morning whilst they change my tyres and give me a geometry change on the car. I bought it from them almost 3 years ago and they continue to be a pleasure to deal with. I live in Bristol so it's a bit of a trek to get here, but the service is worth it.

Big E 118

2,411 posts

170 months

Wednesday 27th March
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I've used Paragon, Parr (Crawley) and Precision (recently moved near to Lewes) and all have been excellent.

Precision look after a number of friends cars and everyone is very happy with them.



s_mcneil

935 posts

196 months

Wednesday 27th March
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Paragon and RPM are roughly the same service pricing, I'm booked into Paragon next month as it's 10min drive away. Would not use JZM anymore, not great previous experiences.

CanAm

9,305 posts

273 months

Thursday 28th March
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Another vote of confidence in Precision Porsche from me.

w5pwr

455 posts

191 months

Friday 29th March
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I have used 9e for years, even when my 991.2 was still under warranty. No hesitation recommending them.

J Chitty

134 posts

144 months

Friday 29th March
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Paragon rebuilt an engine for me and dragged the rear bumper across the workshop floor before fitting it. It was repainted by them but a load of faff for me and a repeat visit which was not really compensated. Wouldn't use them again but I may be the only one complaining…

1690cc

87 posts

17 months

Friday 29th March
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Probably out of your preferred area but I've used Litchfield Motors for a few years as they seem to actually give a damn which is not the impression I ever got from the OPC.
LIttle things like putting plastic sill protectors in place so the door thresholds don't come back with boot marks, actually seeming to listen when you ask them to do a specific job etc.
They all seem to be car people and understand that what to some is an aging slightly undesirable Porsche, might be a prized possession to another.

BillyB

1,389 posts

259 months

Friday 29th March
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I’ve used RPM, JZM and also Jaz (St Albans) that you haven’t mentioned but are fairly close to the first two so I’d have thought should be on your list.

I had an issue with JZM so either RPM or Jaz would be on my list and you shouldn’t go wrong with either. You can get a lift from both to a station and get a train in to London if you happen to work there too.

AddledDad

119 posts

140 months

Saturday 30th March
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I’ve recently used 9e for an exhaust upgrade on my 991.2 GTS. Very happy and will return.

S600BSB

4,975 posts

107 months

Saturday 30th March
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Big E 118 said:
I've used Paragon, Parr (Crawley) and Precision (recently moved near to Lewes) and all have been excellent.

Precision look after a number of friends cars and everyone is very happy with them.
I’ve used Parr and bought from them. Decent.

Ken Sington

3,959 posts

239 months

Saturday 30th March
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Sid at Porsche Torque in Uxbridge gets my vote. Looked after my 993 for at least 10 years.

Spy

1,305 posts

208 months

Monday 8th April
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I have a Turbo and use 9e. Great service. Can't fault them and see no reason to change.

CanAm

9,305 posts

273 months

Monday 8th April
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J Chitty said:
Paragon rebuilt an engine for me and dragged the rear bumper across the workshop floor before fitting it. It was repainted by them but a load of faff for me and a repeat visit which was not really compensated. Wouldn't use them again but I may be the only one complaining…
I went to see them looking for an early . .ish Cayman. They never called me back, I assume because I was looking for a budget priced car.

I bought privately, and despite Paragon being nearer, I used Precision for the first service, was very impressed, and will continue to use them in the future.

GT3Manthey

4,554 posts

50 months

Monday 8th April
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My vote would be 9E.
Ken and his men have built a solid reputation and bear in mind they upgrade a lot of cars so know these cars inside and out well .

JZM sell some very good stock but I'm not sure about servicing although Steve Mchale started that business and again first class technician.

RPM I'd also suggest are good so wherever you go you're in good hands .

It might be a good idea to use one that best suits your car if that makes sense.