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Old 13 September 2013, 03:46   #51
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[QUOTE=Chris Caton;569036]I'm not so sure the automotive industry is any better, my experience of a local Land Rover main dealer has left me less than impressed

Interesting. If it was the one on the roundabout in Liverpool, with their Jag dealership on their old site on the other side of the road, I totally understand!

I travel 50+ miles to get the Forester serviced by an 'independent' who specialises in prepping Subaru rally cars and am delighted to do so in the certain knowledge that he'll do a fantastic job and the car will be totally sorted for sensible money because the guy lives and breathes the product. Same with my Transporter; use a guy in St Helens (20+ miles away) who's a dedicated, enthusiastic, independent but who's invested in all the diagnostic kit and equipment.

Main dealers just leave me speechless.
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I'm not so sure the automotive industry is any better, my experience of a local Land Rover main dealer has left me less than impressed

Interesting. If it was the one on the roundabout in Liverpool, with their Jag dealership on their old site on the other side of the road, I totally understand!

I travel 50+ miles to get the Forester serviced by an 'independent' who specialises in prepping Subaru rally cars and am delighted to do so in the certain knowledge that he'll do a fantastic job and the car will be totally sorted for sensible money because the guy lives and breathes the product. Same with my Transporter; use a guy in St Helens (20+ miles away) who's a dedicated, enthusiastic, independent but who's invested in all the diagnostic kit and equipment.

Main dealers just leave me speechless.
no, it wasn't them, try Chester if you want a laugh
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General question open to all:
What is the criteria to become a distributor of a manufacturers outboard engines?
Does it vary from brand to brand?
Are there different levels of distributorship? (there are certainly different levels of customer service...)
I looked at Suzuki for a price on a DF90 and note that some "dealers" appear to be predominately boat manufacturers who also supply engines, others appear not to stock anything of the range and only appear as dealers by name on a website.

Does a distributor have to have a factory trained technician on site with all the "tools" or can they just be an individual with a bit of cash that says hey I want to sell the odd engine or three, can I stick your logo on my website?
That's an interesting question, any takers?
Maybe I could ask a few manufacturers myself.

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