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

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

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BandOfBrothers

166 posts

1 month

Monday 8th April
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CanAm said:
Another vote of confidence in Precision Porsche from me.
Me too. Been running modified high performance cars for nearly 20 years and am not averse to getting my hands greasy, so have a good idea of what good work looks like.

I had a minor issue with 9E and my understanding is that Ken was working in IT 15 years ago and outsources some of the stuff they imply they do in house (e.g. mapping). Plus they're not far off dealership prices. They look after a huge number of older Porsches, so are clearly doing something right, but I got the impression that you're certainly paying for their premises and clean look.

Very happy with Precision, much more of a back street garage type vibe, but Angus knows the older cars inside out, having run them in race series.

I asked them to do a lot of non standard stuff on my car and they were very accommodating and professional, despite being very busy. Prices are reasonable too.


donutskidmark

1,208 posts

154 months

Thursday 11th 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 Paragon once- never again, I found the service appalling.
And, their cars for sale always seem considerably over market price, not sure
how they make a living……

Guybrush

4,358 posts

207 months

Friday 12th April
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donutskidmark said:
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 Paragon once- never again, I found the service appalling.
And, their cars for sale always seem considerably over market price, not sure
how they make a living……
Similar here. Also, given their high pricing for their used cars, I thought I'd see what they could offer for mine - it ended up (after the usual "market's down for that era of car at the moment...") with an offer massively lower than I got from another dealer. Their mark up must be significant.

mikef

4,909 posts

252 months

Friday 12th April
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BandOfBrothers said:
Me too. Been running modified high performance cars for nearly 20 years and am not averse to getting my hands greasy, so have a good idea of what good work looks like.

I had a minor issue with 9E and my understanding is that Ken was working in IT 15 years ago and outsources some of the stuff they imply they do in house (e.g. mapping). Plus they're not far off dealership prices. They look after a huge number of older Porsches, so are clearly doing something right, but I got the impression that you're certainly paying for their premises and clean look.

Very happy with Precision, much more of a back street garage type vibe, but Angus knows the older cars inside out, having run them in race series.

I asked them to do a lot of non standard stuff on my car and they were very accommodating and professional, despite being very busy. Prices are reasonable too.
Interesting. I used Precision who are local to me for the first time last month after my OPC messed a couple of things up at a (quite expensive) service last time, and have been very happy with their work. I’ll be going back to Precision

KurtLA

10 posts

6 months

Saturday 13th April
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Who in the SW would be recommended for a 987.2? Closest to me are Porschemode, SCS Porsche, JMG, Bahnsport. For an inspection, service, tyres and possible gear linkage cables.

ASR1

198 posts

225 months

Sunday 28th April
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What were the issues with JZM service ?

g7jhp

6,971 posts

239 months

Sunday 28th April
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I'd recommend Jaz in St.Albans.

It's a 20min train to Kings X if you're in London.

I've used them for 20 years on my cars (2x 3.2 Carrera, 993 C4 and 996 turbo).

I have also used RSJ, JZM.




BertBert

19,120 posts

212 months

Sunday 28th April
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I've used 9E for air cooled stuff. They always did a good job, but my wallet always felt the pain.

Roman Moroni

1,039 posts

124 months

Wednesday 1st May
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I used JZM last year for a 'major' service; the bill was eye watering. It would have been cheaper to go to an OPC.

Suffice to say I won't be going back for any other work; although I may go to look at the showroom as they do have some serious metal there.

Coxey

422 posts

108 months

Wednesday 1st May
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There is also RennWorks in Stevenage. Matt knows his stuff.

NDA

21,704 posts

226 months

Thursday 2nd May
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Friends Green Porsche (Hertfordshire) seem to be fastidious about their work... I watch some of their YouTube repair videos.


Cheib

23,331 posts

176 months

Thursday 2nd May
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Roman Moroni said:
I used JZM last year for a 'major' service; the bill was eye watering. It would have been cheaper to go to an OPC.

Suffice to say I won't be going back for any other work; although I may go to look at the showroom as they do have some serious metal there.
My experience with JZM was similar in cost terms. Felt like it was OPC minus 10%

RiccardoG

1,610 posts

273 months

Thursday 2nd May
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Cheib said:
My experience with JZM was similar in cost terms. Felt like it was OPC minus 10%
It was the same for me even 20yrs ago!

garypotter

1,541 posts

151 months

Thursday 2nd May
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purchased a 1 owner 991 c4s with full OPC history, long list of issues so went to 9e, been excellent and have had the car 5 years and every year they look after me.

The chap mentioned before about his wallet being hit but that would apply to any specialist!! a good friend used Parr but had a few issues and will nto go back, maybe a 1 off but 9e gets my vote

Roman Moroni

1,039 posts

124 months

Thursday 2nd May
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Cheib said:
Roman Moroni said:
I used JZM last year for a 'major' service; the bill was eye watering. It would have been cheaper to go to an OPC.

Suffice to say I won't be going back for any other work; although I may go to look at the showroom as they do have some serious metal there.
My experience with JZM was similar in cost terms. Felt like it was OPC minus plus 10%
Fixed that for you wink

Roman Moroni

1,039 posts

124 months

Thursday 2nd May
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garypotter said:
purchased a 1 owner 991 c4s with full OPC history, long list of issues so went to 9e, been excellent and have had the car 5 years and every year they look after me.

The chap mentioned before about his wallet being hit but that would apply to any specialist!! a good friend used Parr but had a few issues and will nto go back, maybe a 1 off but 9e gets my vote
Since then I have found an excellent Specialist much closure to home

BandOfBrothers

166 posts

1 month

Thursday 2nd May
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garypotter said:
purchased a 1 owner 991 c4s with full OPC history, long list of issues so went to 9e, been excellent and have had the car 5 years and every year they look after me.

The chap mentioned before about his wallet being hit but that would apply to any specialist!! a good friend used Parr but had a few issues and will nto go back, maybe a 1 off but 9e gets my vote
Some specialists are considerably more expensive than others and in my experience cost isn't a good indication of the level of service.

rawenghey

486 posts

22 months

Friday 3rd May
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Are 911 Virgin still considered good? They read like a good outfit and are very handy for anyone West London based.

Slippydiff

14,901 posts

224 months

Friday 3rd May
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rawenghey said:
Are 911 Virgin still considered good? They read like a good outfit and are very handy for anyone West London based.
Spoke to Tom at 911V last week about mechanical work, and I thought the labour rate he quoted seemed very reasonable.

What are RPM Technik, JZM, Parr and Jaz’s labour rates for servicing/mechanical work these days ?

jayxx83

505 posts

197 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Copse automotive all the way. Based in Woking, David and his team are nothing short of exceptional and transparent. Used a few of the others mentioned and not had great experiences.

Some act like corporates, others have made mistakes and time down to put right again which some of us don't have with busy schedules.