Martin Atkinson Cars Testimonials

Martin you can use this on your testimonials page if you want, The cars amazing your set up is great as is your service, I will definitely buy from you again in the future.

Cheers- Gary Thompson

Just a quick note to say thank for the Porsche it is fantastic, I said I was a fussy sod , after looking at Cayennes, yours was just as you described, really pleased martin , thank you for sorting the free insurance as well.

Andy Ross

Hi Martin

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner but I have been too busy enjoying driving my newly purchased Toyota Hiace van ! The van passed its Manx M.O.T. test with flying colours last week ( no mean feat ) and is now earning its keep.

 It was my first experience of purchasing a vehicle online and the many photographs and detailed video , coupled with talking to yourself certainly settled my concerns about the process .

When I came to pick  the van up,you collected me from the train station and my first thought when I saw the van was that it looked even better than I had imagined !

It was a pleasure to meet you and your son and be shown around your fine collection of vehicles.The coffee before my journey home was appreciated too ! Your showroom would be the envy of many dealerships.

All in all I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend you to anyone in the market for a new vehicle.

Please feel free to use this letter in your feedback pages and may I wish you continued success.


Yours sincerely

Malcolm McDougal

Malcolm McDougall

I have just purchased my latest car from Martin Atkinson Specialist Cars Ltd, this time a low mileage Audi A8 in immaculate condition with a full-service history.
Martin is a totally honest and fair car dealer – somewhat unusual in these difficult times.

From my house in South Devon to their showroom is 600 miles return journey. This is now my 5th purchase from them, over the past few years,

In total therefore, I must have travelled in excess of 3000 miles to purchase cars from Martin (Lexus GS300, Volvo C70, Land Rover Freelander 2, Skoda Superb 3.6 V6 and lastly, my Audi A8)

One doesn’t do that repeatedly unless completely satisfied in every way.

The Audi A8 was exactly as described and presented on YouTube video. Martin and his son Toby also gave me an excellent trade in amount for my part-exchange vehicle.

Having now purchased FIVE x cars from them, we have both built up a great degree of trust and respect between us and again I was not disappointed on this last occasion.

I travelled up over Saturday night (to avoid impending lockdown) arriving at their showroom at just after 7am Sunday morning. Martin was already there and the car was ready to drive away.

That is sheer dedication and professionalism. Martin was as always, very accommodating and after a welcome coffee, made the whole purchasing process quick, easy and stress free.

The cars Martin and his sons have in stock are high quality, well looked after pristine examples, presented and valeted to the very highest standards, with the Audi A8 I bought being no exception in fantastic condition.

His vehicles have always been presented in an immaculate condition, better than main dealers.

Nothing was too much trouble for him and his son Toby who kept me informed via email both before and after the transaction was completed.

Martin and his two sons and the rest of their team have a real passion for selling cars. This can clearly be seen in the service they provide, again clearly evidenced when dealing with them.

Once again, it was a total pleasure to do business with them.

The whole experience was courteous, respectful, extremely friendly, relaxed, professional and totally stress free with no pressure at all. Absolute faultless customer care and attention to detail.

Martin and his son Toby are true gentlemen, and I cannot recommend them highly enough,

Will be returning again in the near future for another car either for myself or one of my two sons.

Once again Martin / Toby, 10 / 10 five-star treatment. A very big thank you, will be seeing you again in the near future.

Mr Graham Hatswell

Mr Graham Hatswell

Hi Martin . Just a note to say thank you for supplying me with the C Class Mercedes, I am over the moon with the car and would like to express my thoughts to you regarding the transaction from my first email through to our subsequent purchase etc .  I could waffle on but i think i will say it as it is, if your in the market for a proper car (whatever your choice & whatever price) talk to martin because you will not be disappointed. Proper customer service is out there and thankfully i found it! Many Thanks Martin.

Tony Leggett

Commercial Manager



Mr T Leggett

Hi martin- I said I would let you know how we got on with an automatic after a week or so. It is superb! I will not have a manual ever again.

This is the first lexus we have owned and if they are as good as you say I will be looking for a lexus 4x4 next time.

Ive put my spare key in the post for you for my old car, I bet you don’t put her on your webpages but it has been a good old car for us for the last few years. Best Regards

Peter From Manchester


I wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for your service and effort when buying the Defender over the last week. The car is absolutely fantastic – a credit to your company. The drive home to Surrey was a pleasure and more importantly, I have complete peace of mind that the car is fully sorted and ready to enjoy.

Thanks again Martin – I hope to deal with you again.

Major Scott Dunlop. Headquarters The Defence College of Logistics

Major Scott Dunlop

Thank you very much for your efficient and professional service, I am delighted with the Jaguar I had always promised myself one after I retired. Your description and photos on your website were true to the car. And after travelling 2 and a half hours to buy the car I was so pleased and as it says on your website, your coffee was excellent martin , Many Thanks

Dr. W . Jackson

Now we are on the interweb martin at the grand age of 76 thought we would write you a thankyou email we have added up we have bought 11 cars from you and your dad now . The first was a triumph from your Doncaster road showroom in 1980, your new place is really nice martin .keep up the good work

All The Best Ron & Mary (Scunthorpe)

Morning Martin a big thank you for the mini cooper you sold us for emma’s 21st Birthday surprise “she was over the moon” thanks for getting me the bow for the roof (photos enclosed) Brian and I will recommend you to all our friends and family, car dealers like you are very hard to find these days.

Jan & Brian Williams (Surrey)

Dear Martin,
Firstly I would like to say a big thank you for the courteous and professionalism manner in which you conducted the sale of the Toyota IQ.
Your description as “Totally Immaculate” was an understatement. The car is like brand new !.
When I first contacted you to say that I would be interested in purchasing this car before actually seeing the vehicle for myself, is fair to say in most cases this would not be the preferred way to purchase a car from a dealer, but in this case it certainly was…..
As I live some 200+ miles from your showroom, after speaking with you and looking at the web video, I had no doubt whatsoever that I would not be disappointed when I travelled up by train to collect the car. I was right….
It was a great pleasure doing business with a “genuine honest guy such as yourself”. Thank you.
Being picked up in a Bentley Convertible from Scunthorpe railway station, was the icing on the cake.
Many thanks once again.
Fred Dove (Essex)
(please feel free to use any or all of this on your website)

Fred Dove (Essex)

Hello Martin,

I wanted to drop you a quick line to say how impressed I was with the service I received when buying my Porsche Boxster this week.

You dealt with everything so efficiently and promptly, it made buying the car even more enjoyable!

I have to say the car is wonderful!! I drove it work today and  it was the best journey to work I've ever had,  AND it is a Monday AND I was slightly hungover!!!

Thank you again.

Helen Taylor

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Mrs Helen Taylor

i bought a lovely low mileage 1 owner Land Rover defender off Martin Atkinson earlier this year, the defender was immaculate,, I can only give Martin a 5 star review as the buying experience was the best, there was no hassle or pressure just a easy experience ..buying cars in the second hand market is a hard thing as honesty and trust is key, martin was coneoletly honest about the defender and explained it had light commercial use previously. I have sold my defender privately now to buy something faster but I check the website just incase my next perfect car is in stock. would totally recommend martin Atkinson cars as all his cars are in lovely condition

James From London

Hi Martin & Andy, Just a short note to say sincere thanks for assistance during my recent purchase of the Mercedes Benz E-Class. Absolutely delighted with car. You could not have been more helpful. Will certainly be recommending you to my friends, and hopefully see you in the future.

Best Regards,


Mr William McWhinnie from Carfin

Excellent Customer Service

I usually purchase from Main Dealers but this week I needed to purchase a second car for my wife. After much research, we came acrosss Martin Atkinson Specialist cars. From meeting Martin to purchasing the car the entire process was faultless. This organisation is a family run, meticulously organised, customer focused car sales. The attention to detail is second to none and I would certainly reccomend anyone to purchase any vehicle from Mr Atkinson. In short - buy with confidence! Elaine L

Elaine L

Genuine dealership, highly recommend Martin Atkinson Cars Ltd. My Mercedes E Class was described perfectly. The condition of the car was immaculate, I bought with good intentions. Martin dealt with me himself and gave me a amazing buying experience, I will defiantly purchase another car off Martin again in the near future. It was a no hassle colloquial experience, NO pushy salesman, just a genuine family run business.

Peter Farrow May 2015

Hi Martin,

Hope your day is going well.

I have just posted the below review on Google for yourself.

I recently travelled from north Wales to collect a Honda S2000 from Martin Atkinson Specialist Cars. Martin is an absolute gent and he kept in touch with me by phone, email and text over the course of the week with updates about the car. He was happy to meet out of hours on the Friday night at the dealership to do the handover. Excellent customer service!

Thanks again.

With thanks,

Natalie Pritchard

Sales and Marketing

Colwyn Bay Motorcycles, 4 Groes Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL29 8PU


Natalie Pritchard

Martin is a very genuine car dealer, he has been working in the motor industry for over 30 years now. My BMW 6 Series was described perfectly over the phone, I had trust in Martin because I bought the car before viewing, the car was as described "near as new condition". This was defiantly the case, I had been to view multiple BMW's beforehand and NONE were as clean as Martins. Everything was taken care for me, even my private numberplate was kindly transferred for me, every small kind detail made the buying experience 100% more satisfying. I will be making sure I'll be a returning customer to Martin Atkinson Cars in the near future.

Dr Ravish Shah

A*** Experience, i purchased a mercedes s500 amg of martin last month, with going to view a car which was purely described off the phone i was very unsure how my Mercedes would physically be. the s class was described perfectly - martin is a very honest man and did mentioned the car had some light stone chippings to the front bumper, he didnt bullsh*t at all - pure honestly which is a rare thing in the second hand car market,,, i am over the moon with my s class and its probably the best car i have ever bought. would totally recomend martin.

Mr James Lamprell

We received the 2012 Mercedes S350L today and we are very pleased with it, its everything you said it was on the website. Great condition throughout, bought unseen and as good as described and with all the extras at a very fair price and dispatched to me in Northern Ireland.

Regards and many thanks,

James Elliott


Northern Ireland


I took my father two days ago to see a Mercedes SL for sale with Martin Atkinson Cars. It’s his 60th birthday present to himself so it’s a very big purchase. Even though my dad decided to purchase a different vehicle due to interior colour preferences, the vehicle was very clean and parked near the door to go on test drive. Martin was excellent with my dad and spend over an hour with him showing him other vehicles and reminiscing about cars of yesteryears. As the former sales manager of the number 1 ranked Kia main dealership in the UK I can honestly say the experience from all the staff here was like nothing I’ve experienced at an independent dealer before!! Exceptional gentleman who are a credit to the motor industry! We were glad we drove 90 minutes just to see some of their collection!! Well Done and thank you for being so patient with my dad!

Simon Sharifi

I'd just like to thank Martin and his son's for sorting me out with a fantastic car (BMW 330 gt)
The whole process was totally unique and a refreshing change to the usual high pressure sales tactics that some dealers operate.
Martin and his sons are absolute gent's and I would highly recommend his services to anyone.

Simon, BMW 330D GT


I just wanted to drop a note to say thanks and how pleased I am with the BMW 335i.

I have to say the overall buying experience was great - buying over the phone from an accurate and honest description of the car, helpful conversations and responses to all my questions and your relaxed style with no selling pressure. Having not bought a second hand car for a long time and visited a few dealers in my search, you were easily the best out of all of them to deal with.


Thanks again and good luck.







Purchase of Lexus

Martin, I would just like to say a really big thank you for your totally relaxed, courteous and very professional approach when we visited your showroom earlier this week to collect the Lexus GS300. As you know, I bought the car only hours after you yourself had acquired it and having viewed just 3 available photos on your website so trust was a big issue. However having browsed your website regularly for some time now, and having spoken to you personally on the telephone, I was totally confident that the car would be exactly as described. In fact it was far better.

Living in South Devon, it was a 600 mile – 12 hour return drive to collect my car, but having done so, I can truly say that it was well worth it. In fact the car is superb and is in far better condition that I had ever believed (if that were possible) or expected, totally immaculate and genuine in every way possible, exactly as you had described it to me on the telephone, fantastic in every way.

I am absolutely thrilled and 100% delighted with it. It is the first Lexus I have ever owned and the 6 hour return drive back to South Devon was effortless. The car performed faultlessly and I had total confidence and peace of mind all the way home. Have now got my eyes on an RX 4x4 for the future.

On a personal note, your pleasant relaxed approach, personal service and easy manner made the purchase a real pleasure and your coffee was most welcome. I have been buying cars now for some 45 years. Why aren’t all independent car dealers like you? Your premises and set up is nothing other than fantastic and rivals the very best of large dealerships, your vehicle stock is amazing – true quality, as was your service in every way possible.

As I said when we met, you will definitely be seeing me again in the future. I am now a convert. I now know just where to purchase the very best when buying a used car. I have since mentioned my experience to both of my sons and will be visiting you again when they wish to change their current vehicles.

I will continue to fully recommend and endorse you to all our friends and family, as car dealers like you are rare and very hard to find these days. I definitely will now only be sourcing future cars from you therefore as previously stated, you will be seeing me again.

Note for all potential car buyers – A fantastic company, totally honest and genuine, supplying only the very best of true quality cars. Have no fears, BUY WITH TOTAL CONFIDENCE from Martin Atkinson. You will not find better anywhere.

Again, many thanks for everything. Please use this e mail as part of your company’s testimonials. You richly deserve it.

Kindest of Regards

Mr. Graham HATSWELL – Torbay, South Devon. (Feb.2014)


Mr. Graham Hatswell.

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