Re: Even poor quality Indies exist.
Strange you should mention David Thomas in Codicote. I took my Spider there on a couple of occasions, but never again. First time round the front discs were replaced but mysteriously the small retaining bolt locationg disc to hub was sheared off. 'Not a problem' came the explanation, 'not important'. Second time round car went in for a wheel alignment, only to watch one of the technicians slam the gearlever into reverse - scrunching noises ensued. Not good for the gearbox. Wasn't happy with the alignment either, got it checked elsewhere and it was miles out. Final straw came when I requested a quote for replacement of a rear bush with the nice secretary - no quote forthcoming. Phoned again reminding need for quote, no quote materialised. Asked for David himself, 'too busy' was the reply. So now I've given up on David Thomas in Codicote!