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Hi I've recently bought an mx-6 2.5 v6 gt and would like to know if anyone can recomend someone to look after it?
Currently the car has 68k on the clock and a full Mazda dealer service history howvever main dealer price's being what they are and given the fact that I want to mod this car I thought I might do better going elsewhere, does anyone know of someone near Rochester in Kent who they can recomend?

I dont mind travelling a little further afield if there is someone well respected out there.
 

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Hi Nutisbak2 and welcome to the site :tup: ,

Yes dealer prices are high, and you have to make a decision on the future of the car and do you want to be able to sell her on with full dealer fsh. Personally i think the whole dealer fsh thing is a total waste of money, and if you know a good mechanic or your told of a good garage, get it done there, if not do it yourself. Have you not got to know any garages with any previous cars ?
I'm in Faversham, and use a local garage, good straight talking mech of whom i've tested a couple of times with my usual 'go and pretend you know nothing' stance and see what he says..( love doing that, then suddenly asking loads of techy q's at the end :ewink: ) .. I mainly do my own servicing, and to be honest most services are just oil & filter change, check fluid levels, and visual inspections, all of which you would most probably do every weekend anyway, oh and you get the 'all important' stamp at the end of it, might have been a crap mechanic or dealership, but you got the stamp :shrug: thats where fsh fall's flat on its arse. Anyway, this garage has done some work on the car before, also just before japfest as i ran out of time, changed oil, filter, flushed the water system. He complained that I was using Mobil one in the car and told me i should be using something a little thicker and a semi-synth.. something a few members on here would agree with.. its things like that you have to take notice of when your chatting to them.
So if you dont mind the 20-30 min trip down the m2 to Faversham, let me know and i'll give you the details.

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:wave: Welcome to the site. Can't help yuo with Kent i'm affraid.


I'll jump on this. Anyone know any good places in Cardiff/South Wales. I have previous experiances with older cars... all of them bad :(
 

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There is a Mazda specialist in Southampton but it may be a little bit of a trek from where you live.

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And my Mazda trained mechanic is in Sheffield...
Saying that... one member came up from London to get a clutch changed, and a service, plus a few bits n bobs...

John
 

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Hi:D

I'm in the Medway Towns, and have had the same problems with trying to find a garage.
Tho mine is the Ford [email protected]:D it's still mostly the same as the six, i'v been over to the Mazda dealer in (Parkwood) Maidstone on a few occations, i wouldn't give them them the time of day:rolleyes: , as there crap:( , with a capital err CRAP, they have a huge chip on ther shoulder after they lost there Mercedes franchise, and there now a Mazda dealer, they can't seem to find the simplist of parts, and the prices are all most as bad as Fords, plus they have no tech' knowlege of our cars:argue: :rocket: :cry: .

I have heard that the Mazda dealer near Ashford has a bloke who is very knowlegable of both the Probe, and the six, but i'v never been there:shrug: .
 
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