Monday, 3 April 2017

  • Boongate Kia one of only three UK dealers to get top rating
  • 1,000 dealerships in Auto Express results
  • Kia dealer for 18 years

Boongate Kia in Peterborough has been ranked equal top by customers in Auto Express magazine’s Driver Power Best Car Dealers 2017 survey.

With 1,000 dealers rated across the country the accolade reflects Kia’s commitment to support its dealers in delivering the best customer experience to new car buyers and owners. Boongate Kia achieved a 9.4 out of 10 rating. Only two other dealerships reached the same level of satisfaction amongst customers.

Boongate Kia was established in 1999 and has been operated throughout by Tony O’Shea and now his son, Andy O’Shea. In 2016 they delivered 1,100 new and used Kias – including the 16th successive car in 16 years to one loyal customer!

Customers who had bought a car during the last three years were invited to take part in the survey along with anyone who had previously taken part in the magazine’s Driver Power surveys. Ratings were collected between September 2016 and January this year. The survey asked customers to judge their dealership on aspects of service including advice, the offer, pricing and overall satisfaction.

Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “I am delighted for Boongate Kia – but even more so for their customers who are clearly very happy with the service they have received. This kind of survey and this accolade shows the importance of an outstanding experience and is an ambition we encourage all of our 188 dealers nationwide to adopt.”

Andy O’Shea of Boongate Kia said: “All of the team is proud and delighted that our customers recognise the service we aim to give to everyone who walks through our doors. To be so highly regarded by our customers is the greatest compliment we could be paid. I am lucky to have a very loyal team who understand customer service.”

Steve Fowler, Editor in Chief of Auto Express commented: “It is central to the magazine’s credo that we tell our readers not just which cars we think are the right ones for them to buy but also the best way to buy them and who to buy them from. This survey shows just what real car- buyers think of the dealers they turn to and should encourage every car dealer in the country to seek to up their game and focus first and last on the customer.”


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