"I purchased a Jaguar from John in mid 2015. The car was beautifully prepared and genuine in every way. I shall deal with John again."
"I recently bought a Mazda MX-5 from John - I wanted a dealer that clearly cared for had a passion for cars who was honest trustworthy. I found this with John - He is knowledgeable, has great contacts and will do his best to make the whole process of sourcing, buying and maintaining your car stress free. I am absolutely delighted with my new Mazda am like a child with my new toy! Use John and remove the worries from getting a fantastic car at a fair price."
"I bought the lovely blue Jaguar X Type 4WD Estate recently from John. The car is everything (and more! ) that it was described to be. The condition is immaculate : it had a full Jaguar service 1,000 miles back : and it is a fabulous car to drive. My Lakeland Terrier Bisto,loves the view out through the back window. John delivered the car and spent lots of time showing me how everything worked; even though I have driven this model before. John is going to advise on where to get the car serviced in the future. Nothing was too much trouble. I recommend anyone looking for a genuine quality car to start their search with John."
"I recently purchased a Mazda MX5 from John. Having been impressed with the pictures and the detailed description of the car from the website I felt confident that the 100 mile drive to see the car wouldn't leave me disappointed, and it didn't. the description of the car was totally accurate and I couldn't of hoped for better for the year of the car.
John is a genuine and knowledgable guy and was a pleasure to buy from him. I wouldn't hesistate in buying another car from him."
"I purchased a Mercedes S320 from John a couple of weeks ago. It's a fantastic car for it's age. You would think the interior was brand new, not 12 years old ! When I first viewed the car, John said that the bonnet catch had broken (you could still open the bonnet) but if I purchased the car he would send the part to me and even pay for it to be fitted. True to his word the part arrived today. The whole buying experience from John was completely painless and would recommend him to friends and family. Keep up the great work !"
"We just purchased a Renault Modus from John and we were very impressed with the car and the service. The car was just as good as was described and in fantastic condition. I would not hesitate to reccomend him! "
"I just purchased a Lexus GS450H from John. Anyone who reads through these testimonials will see that John sells only quality cars. Cars are John's passion and it shows in the way that the cars he sells are meticulously prepared for the next buyer. I don't believe that he would sell a car that he doesn't truly like. The GS that I bought from John was in main dealer showroom condition, the test drive revealed the fact that the car had been properly prepared by John. I have taken a few friends out in the car and all of them asked me where I bought it from. I was happy to point them to John's website. One of my friends bought a brand new KIA about 18 months ago and he was stunned at the condition and the quality of the Lexus. I would highly recommend to anyone to buy a car from John as it was for me a wholly enjoyable experience. If what he has in stock doesn't quite hit the mark, then I'm pretty sure that John would be able to source something that is. "
"Hi, we recently bought a Lexus RX300 from John, the car was immaculate and the service from John was not only proffessional but a pleasure. We are very pleased with the car."
"I've just bought a Nissan Note from John at St. George and I am very happy with it. I'm also impresed with the condition at point of sale, the professional service and courtesy I received from John. He made the whole experience well worth going out of the way. I'd previously researched the car I wanted and viewed two similar cars but the salesmen knew little when compared to John in every way and I would recommend his business to friends and colleagues alike. No problem.
"About a month ago, I purchased a Lexus RX 300 SE-L from John. I did not write this testimonial instantly because I wanted to wait in case I needed any after sales attention from john. To be frank, the attention, care and help received from John to make a smooth purchase was outstanding and unusual in the car sales business.
I had to drive from afar to see the car and do a deal. My wife and I were so shocked and delighted when inspecting the car...it was showroom condition and immaculate inside and out. the car basically sold itself, but John is the sort of guy who exceeds expectations with his knowledge and advice. also, his other cars for sale were equally prepared to showroom standard.
I can honestly recommend anyone to visit or contact John to buy a car. You will not be disappointed. I had my purchased vehicle inspected in every detail, later by our family car mechanic and he was stunned at the nearly new condition and fault free drive of the Lexus. it was a true testament to John's enthusiasm and commitment to providing a good helpful sales and top quality vehicles for sale. If you have an eye for a car don't hesitate to contact John, you will not be disappointed."
"We brought a great Nissan Note from John, he was professional, friendly and made the whole experience a pleasure. He clearly knows his cars and makes an effort to know as much as possible about the car he is selling. Thank you!"
"I recently purchased a Merc S class from John I am more than delighted with it . It is exactly as was described and more.
Salvatore Ferrigno Liverpool"
"After an intensive search of the classifieds looking at many x-type estates, johns one really stood out from the rest,the description was spot on,and the many photos and comprehensive history made it a must see,after phoning john he suggested i put a deposit down to hold it until the following weekend until i could travel down and view it,upon arrival john was very welcoming and no pressure was put on to purchase the car and assured me if it wasn't what i wanted a full refund of the deposit was no problem,none was needed as this nearly 10yr old car was as good as new and the car sold itself,the 180+mile round trip was definitely worth it,really pleased with the car and excellent after sales service and would happily recommend john to all,
2005 (55) Jaguar X-Type 2.5 V6 XS LE AWD Automatic Estate. :)"
"I recently purchased a Mercedes S600 from John, and absolutely delighted with the car. All the negotiations were carried out over emails, and on arriving at John's place I found the car was exactly as described in the advert, which was good, as I had previously travelled (6 hour round trip) to Performance Services in London to view a similar car, but the garages description was not exactly how the car was, so was very pleased to see John's accurate description of the car.
There was a problem with the locking mechanism when I purchased the car, which was a slight disappointment, but John believed it was the battery that required charging, and said he would pay for the problem to be resolved if it was more than a battery charge. So I drove the car home, charged the battery and everything was fine. Do I believe John would have paid for a new battery or any repair work if it was faulty, yes I most definitely think he would have.
Overall the experience was stress free, and I would certainly recommend John to anyone looking to purchase a car.
"I have taken delivery of a 14 year old Lexus GS 430 from john.
He met me half way between Yate and devon
The car looks like a new car inside and out and drove like a dream.
I have bought many cars over the last 50 years and john is the most honest and helpful dealer I have known.
I will have every confidence in introducing my friends to him.
Considering I swapped in my nissan for this top of the range I am very happy."
"Bought an excellent low mileage Jaguar X-Type estate in late 2014. I cannot praise enough the service or attention to detail that you will receive should you choose to buy a quality used car from John at St. George. "
"I recently purchased a Mazda Mx5 from John at St George. It is absolutely perfect and in great condition! I have always wanted an MX5 and it's turned out to be the car for me! Excellent customer service and no hesitation in recommending St George.#
Thank you John!"
"I bought a superb Lexus LS430 some months ago. Excellent service and I have driven a high mileage since with no problems. Highly recommended!"
"Just bought a Lexus LS430 in exchange for a Lexus RX. Good, fair prices on both and a very good experience all round.
"My wife and I recently (July 2014) had to look for a replacement for our 25 year old Ford Scorpio - and came across St George Car Sales after a colleague praised X and S type Jaguars.
We found John to be very open and honest about the cars, which were all beautiful, low mileage and low ownership examples - all in new condition.
I rang up on a Thursday, arranged a viewing for the next day - we went down on the Friday - test drove and bought a lovely X type Jaguar, which fitted all our requirements for a nice comfortable car.
The whole experience was stress free and John was extremely helpful and knowledgeable in every way - a great way to buy a quality used car with confidence.
We can thoroughly recommend St George Car Sales to anyone looking for a top class car!
Peter and Barbara Meddings"
Peter Barbara Meddings
"Just bought a Jaguar. It is a wonderful experience, and John is very helpful! I found my dream car. Thank you, John."
""wow what a fantastic example of the e class mercedes 270 cdi purchased from john. A very pleasant and professional buying experience i would say. my car was prepared for sale in as immaculate condition as possible . a real beauty.the interior is as new and the car is a real pleasure to own .thankyou john . would definately recommend you look here if you want something a cut above the rest"
"I have just bought one of John's vehicles and must say not only is the car great but so was the whole buying experience. I got from John a very fair price for my trade and having given him the number I wanted to trade at,he after some deliberation came back and agreed the deal. Simple straightforward and very satisfying. The car I purchased is exactly as described on the website and johns professionalism made the process a pleasure. He questioned me quite thoroughly about my trades history and provenance which can only bode well for the lucky person that next owns it and reassured me of the integrity of the vehicle I was buying. I would certainly buy another vehicle from john if the opportunity arose even though it means a nearly 380 mile round trip to do so! Honest John's Motors indeed, pay him a visit, you will be well taken care of. "
"I had been looking for good example Jaguar S type for while around my home location near Southend on Sea, Essex, I spotted a beautiful example that John at St George had and following a few calls and emails, I travelled to Bristol to look at the car. It ticked all the boxes and was so clean it looked like a new car even though it was nearly 10 years old! John was incredibly helpful and there was no pressure whatsoever put upon me to buy. The car was a dream to drive back to Essex. Over the next week, John kept in touch to ensure that I was happy with the car and providing me with additional information about the car that he couldn't find at the time of purchase.
I can't thank John enough for his help and would gladly buy another car from him in an instant even though he lives over 160 miles from home."
"Just bought a Lexus GS from John. It's in excellent condition,well maintained and drives beautifully. Purchasing a car from John is a truly stress-free experience. I'll use him again and would recommend him to anyone. I may use his car-finding service next time. Thanks, John, for making buying a used car a uniquely pleasurable experience."
"I was looking for a while for a descent comfortable reliable car I looked at john's website and his testimonials and decided to give him a ring I have to speak as i find and I found John totally honest and easy to talk to I decided to go for a Lexus GS300 SEL I agreed to buy the car without seeing it as I found John refreshingly honest and upfront when I arrived at Johns he was a great host and nothing was too much trouble he explained everything to me and the car was totally immaculate and exactly as described I was delighted and agreed to buy the car I am now a converted Lexus fan and the car is a joy to drive I cannot reccomend John enough and I have since told all my friends that they should go to John to buy a second hand car I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending John to buy a quality used car from once again thank you John for helping me in the buying process having been caught in London by shady dealers I will now always come to John for my future car needs once again many thanks John and I hope you go from strength to strength you deserve to be successful. "
"I'd been looking for a Lexus LS430 for a while. These cars are a bit thin on the ground,so I knew I would have to travel to view some LS430s. I saw a black one on this site, and was so impressed with the photography and the description. As I live in Cheshire,and StGeorege is about 150 mls from us,a casual viewing was not on the cards. I needn't have worried; John answered all of my questions and I was so confident after talking to John, that I arranged for John to deliver it up to Cheshire for me. ( I have NEVER thought of doing this - buying without viewing, but when the car was delivered,I was TOTALLY IMPRESSED. From start to finish, this is a superbly run business. The car was just as John described it. AWESOME. I am writing this and Ive had it 3 months now. The honeymoon period is over as they say, and the car is still gorgeous!!!! As they say.... the proof of the pudding.. John doesn't know this,but I am considering sourcing my wifes car from St George, shortly. One satisfied customer. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE even if you are too far to view, B4 you buy."
"i was looking for a lexus sc430 that wasnt 300 miles from my house and john had one.very nice car and before i bought it he had the cambelt changed so nothing to worry about. once bought i noticed the locking wheel nut key was missing. phoned john up and he sent me one in the post. i highly recommend him."
"I recently purchased a x type jaguar from John. I was was shown the car and the (very minor) faults were pointed out, a refreshing change. A very relaxed purchase. I had a look at the other vehicles and it was clear that John only dealt with quality. I am glad that I found St George and will be visiting them first when I next change my vehicle. John thank you for changing your plans to fit in with mine. Andrew."
"I recently bought a Lexus RX300 from John. I'm not going to go on about how good the car is as this testimonial is for John not the car (although the car is fantastic) To get this sort of attention to detail on description and to give 30 plus pictures you would normally pay a premium however you will find John's cars are reasonably priced. It gives you the confidence when travelling to view. I didn’t need to view, Once I read the description and read all the other testimonials I paid a deposit before travelling the 250 miles to pick it up and when I did I wasn’t disappointed. As described and better !! When you arrive it’s all done at your pace, there is no rush and you are made to feel welcome. Its finally nice to find somebody who takes pride in their job rather than turn up for a job being forced to get them in and sold quick. This is how you sell car’s. I looked at John’s Other cars and you just know he is picky about what he sells so you know it’s going to be a good car. Defiantly definatly buying a car from John again. Now I know he exists I don’t need to look at other sites, I will be going straight to St George independent car specialist. Thanks again John"
"I have just purchased a Jaguar S/Type from St George Independent Specialist Cars, Well what can I say about them, they are the best by a mile of any dealer I have ever purchased a car from in my 54 yrs of motoring. John and Sarah are the most helpful sales people that I have ever dealt with and so friendly. The car is even better than described on their web site in fact my wife thinks I have moved out and live in the garage. Please if you are thinking of purchasing a car and they have one that fits your requirements don't bother to look elsewhere.
Thank you John and Sarah so much.
"Its not often we find the time to put pen to paper and praise a business... But I have to say I am more than happy to do so for John and St George Independent Car Specialist Cars... I knew from the initial visit to the website, and detailed photo's and description that we were onto something special.... Everything you need to know is listed, and all details described honestly and to the fullest extent. from first meeting John it was a very pleasant experience form start to finish...5 Stars John... Many Thanks."
"My husband and I have just purchased an S500 Mercedes from John and we are absolutely delighted with it. The customer service is exceptional and John kept us informed right up until delivery of the car. Thank you John for a wonderful purchasing experience and we think you are a really nice person :)"
Victoria John Humphreys
"I am so glad that I 'found' John online. I bought a Jag, and as John said in his description of the car, " a surgeon would not be able to remove the smile" !!!Oh, by the way, John is a really nice guy...."
"Lexus GS430 V8.
Very Happy with the sale travelled all the way from Central London for the car as it ticked all the right boxes, out of the 3 advertised online this had full Lexus Service History.
Really happy with John's services, he also got a Lexus service done the day before I bought the vehicle.
5* and highly recommend."
"We travelled from the Isle of Wight to see his three Jaguar S-types after seeing his fantastic photographs on line. We are delighted with our purchase and grateful that we were able to make our choice in such a calm and helpful atmosphere, we heartily recommend this company."
"What a refreshing way to buy a car. Honest description of vehicle and well photographed. When John stated immaculate, he meant it. My Jaguar X-type is as described a "joy to drive". No pressure and a fair price for a lovely car. So far I'm smiling every time I drive it. When I need another car I will contact this couple. John and Sarah were more than helpful, and made the transaction really easy. Please do not change, you are both a rare commodity in todays world. Thank you both. "
"Jaguar X-Type 2.5 V6. John sources good examples of well cared for second hand luxury cars, with full service history. That alone was enough for me to take the trip and we agreed a sale that day enough said. Thanks John for being as honest as the great images you take of the cars. Allister"
"Having bought more cars than I care to remember over the past 50+ years, I can honestly say that today's purchase of a Mercedes S500 from John was the most stress free and pleasant buying experience by far. The car exceeded my expectations, was immaculately prepared and fairly priced. However, the most important part for me was the honesty, professionalism and clear decency of John. I would not hesitate to both buy from John again and to recommend him. Anyone is welcome to contact me for a direct reference. Usual disclaimers from a very, very satisfied customer."
"Recently purchased my Jeep Grand Cherokee from John - very pleased with both my immaculate new car and the great customer service I received. Would highly recommend John if you're looking for something special and not wanting the normal pushy car salesman. "
"Recently purchased a BMW X3 from John. Excellent condition just as describe on website. Made us very welcome after a 2hr journey. A genuine bloke not like the everyday car salesman. I would defiantly recommend John to anybody that wants to buy a prestige vehicle. Would not hesitate to buy from him again. Thanks again John."
"Travelled a long way to view one of john's motors, and it was definitely worth it. An honest friendly and genuine guy, with top quality cars that have clearly been cared for and respected. Great warranty extras available as well- with any work required, completed in your local area. We couldn't ask for more really.
Many Thanks again mate!
"I have just bought a gorgeous low mileage Lexus GS300 (52) from John. It was exactly as described and in really beautiful condition for a car of this year. Since driving it for a few weeks and sorting out a silly 'sensor' problem (which John paid for no questions asked) I can honestly say that this is one of the very nicest cars I have had the pleasure to own (and I have owned a few!). I am delighted that I went to St George to find a car and can whole heartedly reccommend them. Alistair Cowin"
"I was looking for a very specific car and followed the link to Johns website from Autotrader. As I was located in Ireland the importance of an accurate and reliable detailed description was very important to me and I am happy to say that it was exactly as described and beautifully prepared. John clearly puts time and care into sourcing and supplying quality cars with reliable and trustworthy service histories. Based on this I will certainly be dealing with John again. "
"I had been looking for a low mileage diesel executive car for my new business venture for a few weeks. I had seen a fair number of cars, and was getting very frustrated about the misleading descriptions that I had kept getting prior to seeing the cars from the sellers. I came across a 3 series touring on John's web site via Autotrader. Left a message on Sunday night and got a call back from John first thing Monday morning. John advertised and described the car to me perfectly and I placed a securing deposit with him on the phone, Jonn picked me up from the train station when I went to collect the car, and I have to say the car exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate recommending John to anyone based on the excellent service and buying experience that I received from John. The car is perfect for me, and I am hard pushed to find any faults at all with the car. 100% satisfied customer for sure."
"Following some market research into my next vehicle I found what appeared to be a very nice X type Jaguar on John's site.
The photos were excellent and showed the car for what it was and the full description rounded it up nicely - "Spot on in every respect".
A phone call to John and I bought it - unseen and undriven from 700miles way.
This was not a result of pushy sales tactics that John has miraculously developed, but rather an honest, open, old fashioned personal service.
John's word as to the state of the vehicle reassured me sufficiently to proceed, and we arranged collection to suit myself 3 weeks later.
Collection was very personal and compared to the usual salesroom rush, could not have been more pleasant.
Would I repeat the experience - yes
Would I recommend anyone else to try the experience - yes.
Thanks to John team for a very enjoyable purchase of a very nice car. "
"After many years driving 5 series BMW, I decided to look at a BMW 7 series and, with a deep breath try a Diesel!
As I started to search, St George came up and we decided to investigate, the car was just stunning 730D Very low millage and just 2 owners. The drive was sublime, It did two test drives to convince me the car was right for me, (my fault didn’t reset the seat height on first test drive, while wife had already said we are buying that one!)
Now let’s talk about John, his no pressure, take your time, makes such a difference to buying a new car. With John you feel that YOU HAVE made the decision to buy the car not the salesman.
Mind you it’s not hard to buy a car from john as the quality of the cars he sources is obvious compared to the kind of car you find if you spent any time going some of the second hand sales places around Bristol!
I have already told John that due to the annual mileage I do, and as I’m sure this car will perform perfectly, I’ll be back in two years for another 7 series. He has promised me he won’t develop a twitch about it!
Many thanks John
"We came to John looking for help "downsizing" (in terms of price) our 2nd car from a newish MX5 to something cheaper and more practical.
John assisted us in placing our MX5 with a dealer who gave us an excellent price, and then provided great patience and assistance in the search for the replacement vehicle. We left as very happy customers with a good car at a fair price. "
"After many months of contemplating on taking the plunge to get an Alfa Romeo, I finally did and I am so happy that I have purchased my first. I could not have purchased the car from anybody better than John. John has been superb all the way through the buying process, not pushy, very communicative but most of all honest. My 156 has been superb from day one and I find excuses to drive it. It really has been as John described in the original advert. The information provided online is as good as being there. There are not many traders around like John and I intend to buy from him again and again, I have also recommended a number of friends. Overall I am more than satisfied. Thank you again"
"John made buying my 159 a real pleasure, not often that can be said about a car purchase! John left us to head off for a test drive and after a very easy decision made the whole paperwork process painless. The car is in wonderful condition and exactly as all the photos made out. Useful and honest advice about the cambelt change was appreciated too and even suggested a local Alfa mechanic he dealt with near me. If you are looking for an Alfa then John is your man."
"I was ready to drive to a dealer to purchase a Jag XJ that I had previously test driven, when I came across this website. Although not really considering an S Type, this one looked so good in the photos I decided to pop over to see before going on to my original car, just to compare.
Suffice to say, the car was presented immaculately (as were the other cars in the drive that I noticed) and John was so helpful, that I bought it there and then after a test drive, and John delivered it later that day.
2 months on and still as pleased "
"I had always wanted to buy an Alfa Romeo, but had previously been put off by the negative perception of Alfa in terms of their reliability. The St George website struck me as being very honest in terms of the number of pictures available per vehicle suggesting that John does not have anything to hide. John was also very knowledgeable about the car, providing useful advice and reassurance.
There was regular communication in the build-up to the purchase of my brilliant 156 and even post-sale when I re-approached John with a query. The car was even better than described and a part exchange for my old vehicle was arranged with no fuss. I would definitely recommend going back to St George and if you haven’t yet bought an Alfa, you should take the plunge!
"I recently visited johns website looking at a citroen c2 vts, it was very well described and had lots of great pictures so you could see the exact condition of the car. I did a bit of research and realised that I would be buying the car from johns home adress, ill be honest now, this worried me a little as I've always bought cars from dealerships. Anyway, used the text service to ask some questions and received brilliant communication from John straight away and he answered all of my questions, so I booked a test drive and ended up buying the car which was in great condition and spotlessly clean! My worries about buying from a home adress completely vanished when I met John, a really nice guy, and he puts you at ease, and to be perfectly honest, buying from John was the best experience I've ever had of buying and part exing a car, so when it's time for a new 1, st George will definately be the first place I look! Could not recommend John enough! And as for the car, it's great! Plenty if power, great condition, just what I was after! Thanks John and st George!"
"Approx 2 weeks ago i bought my first Alfa from St.George, and the service was first class. John came across very well, no airs and graces, and the 159 i bought, i am more than pleased.No hesitation in recommending St George if anyone out there fancies an Alfa Romeo."
"After many weeks of looking i finally found my dream Alfa GT here at St George alfa. John is a very friendly honest guy who will sort you out a very nice well looked after car and will be going back to him again for any more future Alfa Romeos purchases. Thank you for all your help John."
"Have just purchased a very nice condition Alfa 159 from John at St George Alfas. He was recommended to me by the mechanic who has always serviced my old 147, and when he told me that he did a lot of the servicing of vehicles for St George, I decided to try them out for my new car. After meeting and talking to John I knew then that I had made the right choice. He managed to talk my wife out of buying a Brera (phew, thanks John!) and introduced us to the fantastic condition 159 that now graces my drive. Not only was John very knowledgeable, he was a pleasure to to business with. When my son has finished borrowing my old 147, guess where I'm going?!!"
"John secured us an excellent Honda Jazz, he really cared that it was the right example for us and worked hard to find us a good one. Definitely recommend John and his services!"
"Just purchased a Mini Cooper D. It was immaculate as John had suggested, this being particularly important given the fact we completed a 220 Mile round trip to view it. John is very honest and cares a great deal about the quality of the cars he sells and customer care which was extremely refreshing. This car will be well loved for years to come and we thank you for your help John."
"Recently purchased a Jeep Grand Cherokee from John, the vehicle was in excellent condition. Excellent communication and customer service. Friendly honest guy who obviously takes pride in what he does and keeping his customers happy. Many thanks for my lovely new car"
"JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE-Grand vehicle, Grand customer Service, and a Grand website. I will definitely use and highly recommend St George in the future. Thank-you John."
"Very pleased with my 159 Sportwagon. It was exactly as John described, prepared to such high standard its like new. Saw it, drove it, bought it! P/ex for my good old 156, completely hassle free. Thanks John."
"Did 320 mile round trip to view and buy Mito veloce. Car was absolutely as described, mint, low mileage,best price/spec in the country, one owner.Very nice man to do business with.John definitely has Alfa DNA in his veins."
"JUST BROUGHT ALFA 159 YESTERDAY AND TRADED IN OUR 166. JUST CAN'T PRAISE THEM ENOUGH ON HOW WE WERE TREATED. NEW CAR IS PERFECT FOR US. DIDN'T FEEL PRESSURED INTO BUYING, LEFT TO TEST DRIVE ON OUR OWN SO FELT THAT WE COULD DRIVE IT WITHOUT FEELING PRESSURED. WE WILL DEFINITELY GO AND SEE JOHN AGAIN FOR ANY FUTURE CARS WE WILL BUY. THANKS FOR ALL YOU HELP JOHN. "
PETER SHARON DAVIES
"Had my Alfa GT for a week now after trading in my 147. What can I say? It's lovely! Perfect to drive and gets lots of admiring looks. Will definitely be getting my next one from John at St. George, but not for a while yet. "
"To back up my earlier testimonial, I have gone back to John over questions about the car and more importantly how does he get his cars so damn clean including wind screens. Answers, advice and detailed suggestion straight back, which was an important reason for buying from John and not been left on ones own there after. A result all round."
"After searching the web for a Jaguar S-Type for several weeks, I had a pretty good idea what I was looking for. I came across John's website and found just what I was looking for. I knew immediately that this was an honest concern and my thoughts were confirmed with a visit and a test drive. Five minutes with the car made up my mind. As others have said, you are safe with this company and John is a pleasure to deal with. I am delighted with the car, I would sleep in it if it was practical! When my runaround finally expires, I will be back! Thanks John. "
"John was brilliant with the purchase of an Alfa GT. He was easy going, honest, up front and just excellent all round to deal with. I drove back and took some scenic routes and the car was spot on at every turn. When I need a replacement or, if I manage to convince the wife that she needs an Alfa, I will most definitely make contact with John before I look anywhere else. Thanks John."
"Finding a car on the internet, at someones home, unknown, was a concern. How wrong was I, totally. It was so easy to buy and John was great in every respect. The back up support is great and it was for this reason I bought my first Alfa Spider. John just put me at ease, no pressure sale, no gimmicks, no after sale costs, just someone keen on cars and wants who ever buys from him to be 100% happy, which I am. Not that anything will go wrong but not being a petrol head, it is good to know I can go back to discuss any issue and John will help in every respect. So if you are looking to buy from St George then do so with total confidence. You will not be disappointed."
"Bought an Alfa 159, 6 years old and in immaculate condition and prepared to the highest standards. Very easy to deal with and appear to sell only the highest quality cars. Found the car on Autotrader and went to the website which showed a fantastic array of photo's so I knew exactly what to expect when I arrived. Very pleased all round. I buy and sell cars quite frequently and have to say this was one of the best all round purchases I have done. Full credit for the service offered and I am quite happy to say buy with absolute confidence."
"I can’t thank St George enough for my stunning little Mito. The customer service I received was spot on, friendly, relaxed and welcoming. John is very knowledgeable on his Alfa's and was able to answer any questions I had. As others have said before me, this was by far the easiest car purchase I’ve made the accurate description and abundance of photos on the website were a huge help. The Mito is an absolute peach! Having not owned a Diesel before I’m finding the torquey pull rather addictive and D mode is brilliant fun, turns the car into a naughty little beast! The car is also averaging around 57mpg on my daily commute which is ideal. Overall I would highly recommend St George would certainty buy from them again. I would also recommend a cheeky Mito!"
"Bought a Citroen C5 Tourer, in excellent condition, after viewing on autotrader. Followed link to St George's website which is very helpful, plenty of detailed photos and info about the vehicles. Found them friendly and helpful when I arranged an appointment and test drive. Very happy with the car, thank you Craig."
"I bought my first Alfa - a GT - from St Georges nearly a year ago. It was thoroughly checked by a local specialist before I bought it, the process was very easy. The car is still in great condition and I will buy from St George again."
"Delightful red and White mini cooper! Fabulous condition! Excellent customer service. Couldn't be more pleased with our purchase! Thankyou! "
"Paula's fabulous BMW Mini Cooper Diesel 1.6 which we found to be in excellent condition throughout and very accurately described. Paula is loving every drive in the car (big grins at the thumping torque through the gears, and the B3234 road from Lynton to Lynmouth in North Devon was an absolute hoot!) Our thanks to John, Craig and Sarah for making it a completely stress-free purchase. I would strongly recommend St George Alfa to any car purchaser for their complete attention to detail at every stage of the transaction and their unbeatable friendly, willing and genuinely helpful way of doing business. Thanks guys! We will definitely be back when/if the trusty 406 Estate needs replacing! Andy Kybert"
"Without doubt the most stress free car purchase I have ever made. The Brera matched the description on the website and is truly the best I’ve seen. I would recommend St George Alfa without hesitation. Attention to detail, preparation, presentation, pricing and customer service put Alfa main dealerships to shame. If you’re an Alfa enthusiast, this is the place to go. Thanks to John, Craig and Sarah; I’ll be back when it’s time to change."
"A follow-up to my earlier testimonial: I have had my Alfa for about four months and it drives beautifully with no problems. I recently had it serviced and checked by an Alfa specialist who found no issues. "
"I just bought a 2.0FSI VW Golf from St George and I have to say I would recommend them to anyone. Their website and attention to detail alone speaks volumes, I was really impressed with the detail that went into the description, I knew everything about the car before I even viewed it.
I spoke to John late on a Saturday night and he was more than helpful and willing to let me come view the car on Sunday.
The car just as described, better infact and I went away a very happy customer.
These guys are honest and genuine and do not over price their stock, I will not hesitate to use St George again when the time comes to buy again."
"Just brought an MX5 from St George, and all I can say is their customer service is fantastic. Its very rare to find such a high level of customer care in the world of car sales. I would recommend these guys in a heart beat. The car is great and even though I hope not to have to go back to them with any problems, but I am sure if I have too, I will get the same high level of service. Thank you"
"I bought my first Alfa from St George and now my son has too. We had both been looking for 6 months for that perfect specimen and it was no surprise that John Craig would eventually come up with a real gem. So my son handed over 4k of his hard earnt money and now has a stunning 147. And I have the piece of mind that he bought it from these guys. And my reputation as an 'all knowing dad' remains intact."
"Bought a 159 about 1 month ago, it has been faultless so far. Very easy going transaction (inc part-ex) with Craig, I am very pleased indeed."
"I bought a GT JTS from St George about three weeks ago. It was well-presented and I am very happy with it. Doing business with Craig and John was easy and stress-free: no pressure, evasion or nonsense. The cars I looked at all seemed to have a dealer service history and were in very good condition. I would recommend buying from St George. I would also recommend an Alfa- it's a treat to drive!"
"I recently looked in every garage in South Wales looking for an estate car. Every garage was the same, from hard sell on cars you don’t want to the same boring cars in every garage.
I looked on the internet and found an Alfa 159 JTDm Lusso Sportwagon, so I thought I’d take a look.
I visited John and fell in love with the car. There was no hard sell, just straightforward advice.
Don’t be put off by the fact St George Alfa is a small Alfa specialist and isn’t a large garage. I’m sure you’ll find like me and many others, that the cars, service and advice you’ll get from them is far superior to any other garage.
I can safely say that I’ll be buying another Alfa and that will be from St George. Guys, it was a pleasure. Oh, and the car is truly stunning.
"Recently bought a 147 from John. Car proved to be just as described, a quality product. St George is a pleasure to deal with."
"Buying a car from Craig was an experience I never thought I'd ever get. There's absolutely no pressure or silly "second hand car sales talk", just honest answers to questions. The car description on the site was 100% accurate. The car itself is superb and I would recommend St George to anyone. Service and cars are second to none. Thanks "
"I've recently bought a 3.2 v6 GT from Craig and John. I'd been looking for one of these for near 5 months until I saw the GT advertised from St George. Due to circumstances, I never managed to view the car before buying. However, the information and masses of pictures on the car helped sway my decision to buy it.
Unfortunately, I/we, were waiting on the V5 to come through for the original plates: through no fault of John or Craig. Credit due, as they kept me informed of what was going on throughout the process.
When I went down to collect the car, Craig was very welcoming and easy to deal with. On viewing the car, I found it was just like it was depicted on the website; in fantastic condition, and was thrilled to have waited for this car to come along.
Despite being stuck in 'crawling' motorway traffic all the way back, in 20C heat, I couldn't have imagined being being sat, so relaxed, anywhere else. Having driven it almost a week, I can report that it drives like a dreama and the engine, the V6, there was really no need to fit a radio when you've got that soundtrack!
Wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again, or recommend to anyone else. Thanks guys."
"bought my first ever Alfa Romeo from Craig a week ago. A 147 ts ti,love the car and got a good deal.would`nt hesitate in buying my next Alfa from them."
"I recently purchased an Alfa 147 TI from John and Craig, I have to say I am more than happy with it.
John was very helpful from the start and was always available by E-mail. John was not only prompt to reply but always accurate and knowledgeable as well.
When I went to collect the car it was clearly in great condition as suggested in all the photos on this site.
John and Craig were very welcoming and very professional, allowing me to take the car for a test drive alone if I wanted (no hard sale) but always ready to answer questions and give advice.
I would definitely buy from St George again and if it is an Alfa you want there can't be many places better to buy one. A Great selection of the very best Alfas with a friendly and professional service. Recommended."
"It wasn't an Alfa, but we bought an '07 Mondeo 2.5 Turbo Ghia from John and Craig. They were very pleasant to deal with and sorted a couple of minor issues, apparent via a service, before we took delivery. Subsequently the car also developed a fault in the ECU/display unit. Fair play to them, they arranged for the removal, repair, and replacement of the unit - all we had to do was get the car to/from their chosen garage - with no quibbles. So thus far no complaints and we can report that they are good chaps, which is something in this day and age!"
"I've just returned home with my 156 Sportwagon purchased from St George. What a pleasure it has been to deal with John and Craig. The car is beautifully prepared and presented, even better than it appeared on this excellent website. I thought that another sportwagon of the right quality would be difficult to obtain, but I've got all I could have asked for. Thanks John and Craig, I'll be back."
"I bought my very first Alfa, a 159 Sportwagen Lusso, from St George a week ago. I only went up there to have a closer look, but the immaculate condition of the car (as the photos suggested), combined with John's true love for the cars he sold, made put down a deposit straight away! I've been very happy with the car since and would thoroughly recommend anyone who wants an Alfa to visit St George first."
"I recently bought a 147 TI from John and the team at St George. I have to say that the car has lived up to my expectations completely. The car was thoroughly prepared and serviced before I picked it up. It was a pleasure to deal with someone who obviously cares so much about the product they sell. All in all, a very positive experience and I will certainly be checking the web site for my next potential Alfa!!
"Just bought not one but two cars from John and the team and the service I was given was second to none. I was treated courteously throughout, there was no hard sell and it is a relief to find a dealer who is passionate and knowledgeable about his cars. The deals were done very smoothly and nothing was too much trouble, be it sorting out any snags to arranging delivery.
I will definitely buy from John again and would urge anyone else to do the same.
I purchased my car pretty much just from the website pictures and speaking to John on the phone.
Which was good as I had to travel from Manchester to see the car.
Also gave me a great trade in price against my Alfa 156.
All round a great experience, and will be the first place I look when I next want a car.
"What a great outfit at St George Alfa. Recently bought a Lusso 156 from John in mint condition. Photos on the website were immaculate so was the car. Very pleased with the performance, little hiccup with a brake pad indicator but as John suspected it was a sensor not working properly and was put right in seconds with no fuss from him whatsoever. FAB firm FAB cars what more can I say."
"Many thanks to John and his colleagues at St. George Alfa. I'm very pleased with the 159 saloon I recently bought from him. The car was well presented and the level of detail on his excellent website puts most of the main dealers to shame. I appreciated John's flexibility over viewing and collection times which made the process of buying a used car far easier than previous experiences. I would buy again from St. George and happily recommend them to other buyers too."
"I'd been watching this site for a while and had a short list of vehicles I was interested in; however the demise of my 156 due to cam belt failure - my having ignored the recommended interval for change - failed at 132,000 miles (exactly 72,000 miles since previous change) prompted me to book up a test drive of an 05 156 2.0 JTS. On arrival I saw that the web pictures were indeed a true reflection of the car's excellent condition - it was as per description! As I knew the area John gave me the keys and let me test drive it with none of the fuss and paperwork you get from the usual garage. I was impressed and we shook hands on it within 30 mins of meeting. The car was prepped as agreed and ready for collection - on a Saturday - as was convenient for us. A subsequent technical failure (coil pack)was sorted quickly, no quibble, professional efficiency with the personal touch. I do love Alfas and once you try and appreciate their unique charm I'm sure you will too. I would anticipate being back to John at St George in 4 years time when it's time to change - excellent all round service! A+++++"
"We recently purchased a 159 from St George Alfa Romeo. Like everyone who visits St George, I had already decided that a Alfa (159) was the car I wanted so the viewing was simply to ensure that condition of the car was how it was descibed on the website...and I wasn't dissappointed!! The car was excellent, the price was reasonable and the knowledge shown by John was second to none. I was happy and confident with my purchase and the after sales was spot on too, which is always an indication of how good a company real is....thanks very much John."
"Having bought a GT from John and team a few weeks back I felt it only appropriate to pass on my thanks to all at St. George for making the process as hassle-free as possible.
The car is a pleasure to drive and was presented in A1 fashion.
I'll be back!"
"Recently bought a 147 from St George. I can concur with all the other testimonials that the website descriptions are absolutely precise!
After much searching for my Alfa I only wish that I'd known about St George from the beginning!
Excellent car, excellent service... thanks :)"
"We purchased a 3.2 drop nose spider from St George on 1st July 2010, and can wholeheartedly recommend them if you are looking for something very special.
John and his team made the whole experience a pleasure from start to finish,and yes we did buy before the car had been photographed and placed on the website thanks to numerous e-mails and a very accurate telephone description.
The only problem when you arrive is that you may be tempted by more than one car!
The ten hour round trip was well worth it,and will be done again in the future!
If you want to buy an Alfa,what are you waiting for?"
Iain and Helen Doublett
"I would just like to say thank you for providing a great car and with a no pressure sales approach, making the normal dread of changing cars a real pleasure.
I arranged an appointment to view and test drive on Saturday, sat down and worked out a part exchange deal which is better than having lots of tyre kickers turning up at your home, and the vehicle was taxed and ready for collection Monday.
The car put’s a smile on my face and anyone unsure of a change to an Alfa like I was should contact these guys’s they really do know what their talking about and only source top end vehicles.
"St George provide an excellent service. From initial test drive right through to after sales. They are always available by phone and do anything to help and are understanding. My rear light actually got smashed the night before it was part exchanged and St George honoured the sale and let me pay for a replacement which they sorted themselves.
This is not to mention the car which was in great condition, has been prepared well and they have spent a fair bit of money getting her back up to scratch with a high quality wheel refurb and repair of key marks on the doors.
I would recommend St George to friends and family.
"I recently purchased a 147 from John and team. I have no hesitation in recommending this place. Friendly, efficient, honest, I could go on and on. They really exceed expectations. It was refreshing doing business in this type of environment and my trepidation over buying a new car soon disappeared. I'm new to alfa but am a complete convert and will buy from John again. He was always available pre and post purchase for advice etc. I had a minor problem with the car, after purchase, and it was sorted immediately the same day. For anyone considering buying locally, they also recommend a mechanic. I've now used his services and he too is 1st class."
"Absolutely thrilled with my drop nose GTV from John, I hadn’t seen it until I arrived to pick it up and it surpassed my expectations in all departments. I called John on the way home and asked him if he knew if anyone had invented an ‘in-drive-refueling-system’ so I wouldn’t have to stop driving it. Thoroughly impressed with John’s professionalism and attention to detail; I have no hesitation in recommending St George to others and I certainly hope to come back with a few more pennies for a Brera. But for now, back in the seat of the GTV!
"Just part exchanged my 147 for a Diesel GT - thoroughly enjoyed the drive back from Yate to Hove - a great motorway cruiser and apparently a real head turner in Gabbiano Blue. St George are a refreshingly good company to deal with - you cannot go wrong with the detailed photos of the vehicles and the fair part ex prices they offer. Bought from them before and no doubt will get tempted by something else on their website in the near future. No hesitation in recommending St George and their cars."
"Just purchased an 02 156 veloce in nero black with full red leather interior. Stunning combination! The Guys at St George know their Alfa's and offer great service and advice. Highly recommended and would certainly use them again!"
"Just bought a 147 JTD Lusso (Apr 10) and the car is excellent. The pictures and description on the website were very accurate which prevented a wasted journey. I would highly recommend St George both from the quality of cars and the after sales support. Thanks to the mechanic who diagnosed what turned out to be a very minor problem when my local non Alfa garage got it completely wrong. "
"John has made the seemingly impossible possible...he has made the hassle and stress of buying a car completely disappear. His service is second to none. I have just bought an absolutely beautiful GT from ST George. The car was everything that the web site described and more. If you're looking for a very desirable and well presented Alfa Romeo I would highly recommend that you pay St. George Alfa Romeo a visit. "
"Just bought a GT jtd from StGeorge,s, after viewing various GT,s at other dealers i was a bit dubious at travelling 170miles to view 2 that they had in stock! i need,nt have worried,both were as described,good part ex pricereally friendly helpful service(and a lovely cuppa)long drive home was trouble free. would highly recommend anyone looking for an alfa to give them a call! Thanks again."
"Recently bought a 156 2.5 V6 Sportwagon from St George. I couldn't be more pleased with the car and with every aspect of the friendly, helpful and honest service. Highly recommended. "
"As a writer for CAR magazine and AutoExpress I knew that the most important accessory on any Alfa Romeo is 'the dealer'. Alfa's are a little bit quirky and a wee bit individual so you need a dealer that is also a little bit different. My Sportswagon is stunning, St George had sourced a beautiful example.
But best of all, whilst the car is quirky, sulky, bubbly, gorgeous, sexy, and annoying at times (Alfa's don't like snow), any automotive tantrums were handled by John and his team. My next car will also be an Alfa and I would not dream of buying it anywhere else. In fact I just wouldn't risk it."
"Bought a stunning 53 plate GTV from St Georges last Friday.
Travelled from Lytham to pick up the car and am delighted to say that the car looked even better in the flesh than in the many photos provided on the website.
Prior to making my decision to buy I utilised the live online support which I found really useful, and all my queries were handled with patience and good humour!
StGeorges back up their great website with great customer care.
Will definitely look at StGeorges again when I look to replace my GTV.
All the best,
"Recently bought a Fiat Coupe from John and travelled from N.Ireland to do so on the strength of the description and the photos. Was a little apprehensive about this but I needn't have worried. Car was exactly as described in the advert, as for John himself I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to other potential customers, had a small problem re. paperwork (partly my own fault) but this was resolved by one phone call. Will certainly look at his stock list and consider trading with him again when the time comes to change.
Thanks again from a satisified customer.
"We recently bought a beautiful 2.0 JTS dropnose spider from John and his team. We found the honest photographs of the car helpful but even more helpful was the information gained from John via e-mail. As we were traveling from the North East we needed an honest assessment of the car which we received and were not disapointed when we collected it. It was a nice experience dealing with John and we would have no hesitation in recommending their service to anyone in the future."
Denise Alan Atkinson
"Just bought a 156 2.4 jtd Sportwagon from John and Co...
They're great people to deal with who love their Alfa's and it shows with the quality and selection they have in stock.
To top it all off they make a cracking cup of coffee which is especially welcome after a long trip to view a car!
Anyone looking for an Alfa can check St Georges out with confidence!
"HI,i never saw picture like that,well done"
"I was looking for a very specific Alfa Romeo and was delighted when I came across one so wonderfully presented on St. George's website.
Speaking to John via e-mail and then by phone, he was honest and straightforward finding me a great offer on my part exchange.
John struck me as a guy I could trust. Coupled with the presentation and detailed photos of the car on the website, I felt confident enough to place a deposit down on the car having never seen it.
The next day I arrived to collect. Craig and John were friendly and above all patient, letting me take my time and guiding me through filling in all the paperwork. Most importantly, the car was exactly as described.
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with St. George and I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend their service to anyone in future."
"Too all those who are thinking of buying into Alfa ownership. I can whole heartly recommend you give John, Craig or Sarah a call. Here are folk who are dedicated to the Alfa's they sell. I changed from a Fiat Punto into a lovely late model 156. From the intial meeting on a cold Saturday afternoon to picking up my car on even colder friday morning. The Service we recieved has been first class. Going above and beyond to help sort out an issue when I had transfer my private plate onto my new alfa. Many thanks guys. "
"Until Saturday I was an Alfa Virgin, and the 156 I bought from St George has left a big wide smile on my face! I can only reiterate the other comments; John and his team have been a pure delight to deal with and the service they have provided - from initial enquiry, sending me the service details, test drive, to picking up the vehicle - has been exceptionally professional; they could not have been more helpful. I travelled 200 miles to see my 156 and would not hesitate in doing so again next time. St George makes for a refereshing change from franchised dealers and are truly worthy of the praise bestowed upon them."
"Recently Purchased a 156 1.9jtdm. Car is brilliant, lovely low milage example, cars are all presented fantastically, You can be sure that they are the best examples around. John and craig are a pleasure to do business with and very genuine people. Thanks again, and look forward to doing business again in the future!"
"Recently bought a 3.2 V6 GT from John and Craig. Can't praise or recommend them enough. Top guys, and they have really gone the extra mile with aftersales. Oh and the car is absolutely fantastic as well!!"
"I recently bought a 3.2 V6 GT from John. The car is stunning and so is the service from John, Craig and Sarah. Travelled over 130 miles to pick up the car and had the single greatest drive back home ever. Thank you very much!!"
"I recently bought a black Alfa GT (Lusso) from John and Craig. The car is a joy to drive and the service both guys gave, especially Craig, was first class. The car looked new when I collected it!!! Thanks again for your great service. I fully recommend anyone to visit this dealer. You won't be disappointed."
"Recently bought a lovely 147 from John, would reccomend them as he Craig were friendly to deal with the car was exactly as the advert described.
"Bought a nice blue 159 the other day and cannot praise both John, Craig Sarah's service or the car itself enough. Went out of their way to make the buying process smooth and convenient despite the distance involved, on a Saturday too. Would recommend to anyone who wants a quality Alfa and friendly and accomodating service.
"Just purchased a Alfa 156 1.9 m/valve the service was excellent and will be coming back to trade up A.S.A.P.Thanks "
"I traded up my 156 to a 159 Q4 recently. The new car is superb and is matched by the excellent level of service from John, Craig and Sarah. If only all trade sellers were this good! Thanks to all."
"Thanks to all staff at St George. Having purchased 156 GTA, the car was in superb condition as described in advert."
"Just a quick line to say how pleased both my Wife and I are with our recent purchase from St George. The car was immaculately prepared and John and his staff are a pleasure to do business with. I can wholeheartedly recommend St George as somebody to do business with.
Superb service; thank you John and Craig."
"Just to say a big thank you to John and his staff for the superb service. Like others I brought my lovely 145 over the phone and e-mail, she was delivered to my door less than 24hr after payment exactly as described and really is a joy to drive will defenately use John again when I look for my next little gem. Once again many thanks, so good to find someone u can trust.
"Exellent to do business with would recommend to enyone. I dealt with John over the phone and email and found him very accomodating. The car was delivered by Craig in a very professional way with no presure. Thanks its been a pleasure."
"I purchased an Alfa 156 from John. I found the transaction very straightforward, and John is very accomodating. I am extremely pleased with the car, and would certainly use St George again.
If you are looking for an Alfa, this is THE place to come. Thoroughly recommended."
"Just received my Alfa GT from John and delivered to my door by Craig. The whole process was very straightforward and you really feel that you are dealing with a car expert and an honest deal with this company. I'm delighted with the purchase and would recommend St George to anyone looking for something special from the Alfa Romeo stable."
"I have recently purchased a Alfa GT from John and Craig and would like to say how nice a experience it was!!! It was hassle free, no usual saleman pressure etc. Would recommend them to anybody. Thanks again. "
"I particularly wanted an Alfa GT Q2 model and found just the car on the St.George website. Living in Norwich, I had to arrange the whole deal via e-mail and telephone. There were no problems at all - the car is superb and both John and Craig were nice people to do business with. I would certainly deal with them again. Many thanks."
"I wrote to comment on how great the service was that I received when I bought my car. Now I am writing a follow up to say how good the aftersales servcie is!
Top Class Pre-Sales Service
Amazing Sales Service
Unbeatable After-Sales Service.
This is how straightforward and honest everything should be.
Adam J Walker
"I had decided I wanted to buy an Alfa 147 and after a visit to autotrader I found my on St George's website... I dropped John an email and had a very quick and honest response... He took my Clio in part-ex and we arranged all the figures via email which was great as I live 60 miles away!... I also asked to have some custom alloys fitted that I bought third party and they were happy to have them delivered directly to them and were fitted ready for collection!
It has been a pleasure to deal St George and I would recommend anyone who doesn't want to fall into the trap of dealing with a large (impersonal) garage, that they drop John a line... He made the whole transaction a pleasure!"
"I've just traded up my cherished Alfa 145 for a shiny new 156 due to new baby needing more space. It was a real breath of fresh air dealing with Craig and John. They genuinely know and love their cars and are a pleasure to deal with. I'll be looking to them again when I next upgrade in years to come. Cheers guys."
"I travelled 400 miles from Scotland to view one of Johns cars. It was a particularly rare model and I had my doubts as over the phone descriptions are rarely 100% accurate. Car turned out to be probably one of the best examples in the UK for the asking price and I know because I had looked for long enough. It was immaculately presented and the pictures didn`t do it justice. I dealt with Craig who was great with no sales pressure or pitch.
I very rarely buy cars from anyone in the motor trade but in the case of St George the only advice I can give is believe the testimonials and have faith in the quality of their cars.
"A great service, good communication and an honest deal. Thanks John."
Adam J Walker
"I recently purchased an Alfa Romeo GTV from John a superb car, it was a pleasure dealing with John who is a rarity in the car trade a Gentleman and so helpful he deserves all the plaudits he receives."
"Its very rare that you find a person like John in the car business. All his cars were in excellent condition and my husband and I had a hard choice picking the car we wanted. John was very helpful and nothing was to much trouble, eventually we picked the car we wanted and are very pleased with it. I would recommend going to John if you are after a saab in excellent condition."
"Found both John and Craig extremely helpful and honest to deal with. Struck a deal onlne based on part exchanging my Alfa Spider.I was very impressed with the rapid response to all e-mails and phone messages from John, even though he was away in Spain at the time! The photos on the website really portrayed the cleanliness and condition of the 147 I have purchased. Very satisfied with both the car and customer service. Would recommend to others and will."
"I found the very Saab I wanted at a most competitive price. On the phone, John was incredibly helpful. Arrangements were made and I drove from Cambridgeshire (4 hours) to collect. I was met by Craig who was again most helpful. The deal was swift and painless followed by a wonderful drive home. I have now had the car for six weeks and I love it. My thanks to the team at St George. Highly recommended."
"It is rare to find such a genuine and honest motor dealer in the trade. John has an eye for detail, he is meticulous and has a good selection of quality vehicles at reasonable prices. We recently purchased the amazing Alfa Romeo GTV Cup with only 46,000 miles on the clock. It is perfect in every detail; taught yet supple, really clean inside and out, with full service history and traceability. It shows that John hand picked it from the very small number of these cars that were made. It is exactly how I would like a second hand car to be, showroom quality, barely run-in and excellent value. John and Sarah are delightful couple and St George certainly is a shark free zone! They understand the concept of value and certainly we would recommend them to any other prospective purchaser of an Alfa Romeo or Saab."
"I spent ages looking for the right SAAB, and all the stock here is first class.
John is really helpful and I have full confidence that I dealt with a genuine guy.
Far better than any of the competition in many ways, but the cars speak for themselves!"
"I bought my 147 from John and Sarah a few weeks ago and they made the whole sale process so easy. From viewing the car to driving it away took just a couple of days.
The car is great and a pleasure to drive. Thanks to you both for a very pleasant experience."
"I bought an Alfa 147 from John and Sarah a couple of weeks ago - the car's great and I thought the service was very professional. They even posted me a spare part that I noticed was missing when I got home. I would really recommend St George to potential buyers!"
"Bought a 2001 Seat Leon Cupra at a very competitive price and I'm very happy with the purchase. John and Sarah provided a competant, friendly service and were a pleasure to do business with. I would recommend their business to everyone and would definately use again."
"Bought a 2 yr old SAAB 1.9 Vector Sport at what I consider to be a competitive price and am quite happy with the car. John obviously knows his field and after talking to him at length, convinced me of his integrity and specialist knowledge. Dealing with him was more like chatting to an enthusiast than dealing with a salesman. A bit like buying a car from a mate, only less hassle. Thanks to Sarah for tidying up the administration and also making that hassle-free. I commend his business to all and would certainly go back to him if he had something I wanted in the future, or wanted him to source a SAAB or ALFA for me. Happy. "
"I exchanged my Alfa GTV against a 166 and I am extremely pleased with the result. Was heartbreaking to see my other car go but the deal was straight forward and apart from a few niggles which I was quickly able to resolve I am very happy. John was very forthcoming and cannot be more applauded for his excellent webpage which is spot on. You get what you see. Thanks."
"Just brought a Saab 1.9 TID sport, extremely happy with the car. Great service from John, very freindly and helpful. Would highly recommend without hesitation and would deal with him again Thanks John "
"Just bought a Saab 1.9 Tid and am very delighted with the purchase. John was very helpful and is always on hand to assist with any queries. It was great doing business and I will be more than happy to do business again. Highly recommended for his stock and is a honest and hardworking person, keep up the good work. "
"Had my BMW 750i for two weeks now and it is amazing. John spent a lot of time and effort making sure that a couple of issues were ironed out before I picked it up. Nice man, great to do business with. Would highly recommend him to anyone."
"Great service from all at St George, didn't actually meet John but was extremely helpful on the phone and Craig was very helpful and personable. The car has not disappointed, will not hesitate to buy from them again. Thanks! "
"A superb service from John who gave me all the reassurance and detail needed to make a long trip up on the train. Not disappointed on my arrival the Alfa GT was in superb condition as indicated. Would highly recommend without hesitation."
"Great service from John and Sarah. The hot drinks after our 4hr trip were very welcome. John was very helpful and the Mercedes 430 is stunning. He even provided a new wing mirror to replace a slightly damaged one ( it does not get better than that) Thanks for a painless car buying experience."
"I have had my new Alfa 147 for a week now, and I am so pleased with the service that I have received from John. Everything he said he would do he has done and made buying a car so easy and I will recommend him again also when I'm ready for my next Alfa I'll be back ! Thanks "
"What an amazing buying experience! John, Sarah and Craig are a testament to excellent customer service. The car is exactly as described and even had a few faults corrected before delivery (yes Craig and Sarah even delivered it to me!!). Im a Saab convert since owning 2 9000's and will not hesitate to buy another from St George. If you want a Saab, please dont give your money to anyone else. Million thanks again. Saab 9-3 1.9 Vector Sport."
"Have bought a beautiful Alfa Romeo 156 from St George today, and can honestly say they were a pleasure to deal with. John was extremely helpful and certainly knows his stuff on Alfa's. Great service."
"I'd just like to say, if you're looking to buy a car off St George you can be assured of the highest quality. Unfortunately, my Girlfriend and I never had the privilege of meeting John the proprietor face to face, only over the phone, although his associate Craig was more then helpful. The Alfa 156 we purchased was in showroom condition. The description on the website is spot on in every detail. Many thanks John; I look forward to doing business with you in the future. "
"Thanks John for the friendly and efficient service; The 147 is fantastic to drive an absolute bargain in my opinion! St George are a pleasure to deal with and I wouldn't hesistate to buy from them again. Thanks again, Mark & Vanessa."
"Just wanted to say having just purchased my second car from st george how easy and smooth people to deal with very fair and helped me through with finance very easily and had fabulous deals on both cars. Would be more than happy to purchase my next vehicle with them. Thanks again to sarah and john. Regards Steve."
"John part ex'd my 2002 Alfa 156 for a very reasonable price and i'm very happy with the GTA he sold me! Many thanks, hope you enjoy my 156 as much as I did!!"
"Really pleased with the car, good friendly service and really easy to deal with. Extra thanks to Sarah for all the hassle she went through to get me a replacement service book AND send it all over the place to get it stamped up properly !!!!. If/when I buy another Saab I will come to you first !. Thanks, Andy W - November 2007"
"Sarah and John
The Bmw 320 is excellent, thank you very much for a no hassle, easy purchase. I wish everything could be purchased in such a friendly efficient way. Many thanks to you two.
"Sarah + John
Meant to write this ages ago, but been too busy loving my Alfa 156! Great service, great car, (great wheels!), and I was really impressed that you went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect. I'll be back for my next Alfa as soon as the wallet + wife allow. Thanks again.
"Really pleased with my new saab, thanks John. Great guy to deal with. I will be recomending to others, will use again in future. Cheers."
"I'm now the proud owner of a gorgeous GTV 3.0 V6. All thanks to John. Friendly and efficient sale - and a full tank of petrol. The advert description was extremely accurate. No BS. I've already made recommendation St George to friends - its surprising how many folk want an Alfa GTV once they see one up close ;-)
John coped most admirably with the barrage of questions I fired at him well after after the deal was done. (even when he was about to board a plane for his holidays!). Top Notch."
"I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my new GTV. Great service and friendly !. I'll go back and see what you have when its time for another for sure. ALL THE BEST DARREN"
"John is a nice guy and as far as I can tell he has sold me a good car at a fair price. No complaints!
"Hi John and Sarah. Really enjoying the Alfa 147 T-Spark I bought from you... so quick and great fun to drive!!! Thank you for such a smooth sale. A pleasure to meet you both. Pete "
Thanks for a wonderful car.
This is the second car I have bought from this company. I highly recommend them.
"John / Mike
Many thanks. As you know I travelled from Thurso to collect the car and feel that every mile was worth. Fabulous car, good price and a truly exceptional service, with Mike making time to meet me out of regular hours when I collected the car.
I have never bought a car so quickly, or been so pleased - which pretty much sums up my first experience with St George.
Kind regards and many thanks,
"Excellent car in lovely condition, first class service, thoroughly reccommended.
"Thank you for an easy and honest transaction. You were a pleasure to deal with, and the car is better than our wildest dreams. I'm not sure i've ever even been in a car that nice, least of all owned one. We have a very happy 13 year old. Thanks again, Rachel.
p.s I've never seen a shiny engine before, thanks.
"Execellent sellers, no pressure sell and very helpful, strongly recommend them and would buy from them again. thanks"
"Thanks John for making the purchase hassle free. It's nice to feel you're being dealt with honestly. The car is excellent and when the time comes to change I'll certainly be having a look on the website again."
"Thanks a million (well.....£8500 actually) for a fabulous car! I feel like a kid with a new toy. Thank you for your generous price we really do appreciate it. "
"GOOD NEWS! A great car at a keen price.
BAD NEWS! My wife loves driving it, I'm going to have to hide the keys
"Excellent. Highly recommended! Thanks guys, car was exactly as described."
"Nice guys to deal with, very happy, can't complain at price!"
"Immensely pleasing pressure-free transaction. Car is delightful - what a bargain! "
"Just got back from your place and im so happy with the car! What a great drive! Hatty will be using it most of the time and im quite jeleous."
"Efficient and extremely helpful. Magnificent car. What a Bargain!!!!!!!!!"
Thanks for the stock list - you certainly have some bargains there! However I am very pleased with the car I bought from you a few months ago. I have meant to let you know how satisfied I have been with it and with the service I received from you, so I am happy to take this opportunity to recommend you to anyone contemplating a purchase.
"I'm delighted with the car and it was a pleasure to meet John."
"Just to let you know that the car went beautifully on the way back....despite hideous traffic in London (2 1/4 hrs. just to cross town!), the auto box is exceptionally smooth - quite the best I've driven. Tim"
"Brilliant car, great value and very smooth transaction. Absolutely top company - would happily buy from them again."