Voted Best Independent Porsche Car Sales Garage by you the public in the 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Porsche Awards
Harbour Cars is an independent specialist supplying the finest used Porsches and Mercedes-Benz. We stock around 20 approved cars at all times but should we not have the particular car that you are looking for in stock, we will do our best to seek one out for you.
Good question. We strongly believe that a well prepared used Porsche or Mercedes-Benz is often better value than a lesser new car of the same ticket price. We also know that providing customers with the complete package in terms of preparation standards and after sales service is what really matters in our market and it’s not just about being the cheapest.
As a family business and a close-knit team of professionals, we believe in delivering true customer satisfaction. Buying a car should be a hassle-free experience and through our excellent advisory service and industry expertise, Harbour Cars makes this possible.
Whatever stage you’re at in the car buying process we’d love to see you down at Harbour Cars, just drop in.
Call us on 01243 530 630 or send us an email to find out more.
As with many, owning a Porsche 911 is turning a dream into reality. The reality was scary for me. I was spending my hard saved money on a second hand car out of manufacturer warranty. This is a daunting move. But with Harbour Cars this concern was eliminated. My car came with a very thorough independent inspection and a very comprehensive AA Gold Warranty. Not only this but the staff at Harbour Cars also understood and empathised with my concerns and spent many hours explaining how to live with a Porsche 911, the different models and which one would best suit my lifestyle. There was no sense of being treated in a transactional way. After purchasing my Porsche Harbour Cars have called numerous times to ensure all is well – an extremely assuring and highly recommended way of buying our Porsche.
I bought and eventually sold my 997 Carrera 2S with Harbour Cars after much research into the various models and dealers. Being a very thorough and particular purchaser when it comes to cars, there aren’t actually that many dealers that I would buy from! Harbour Cars however, were clearly hugely well informed in their chosen product range with a very high standard of stock and, importantly for me, not at all pushy. I always felt that their business model relied more on gaining and looking after a long-term customer who would potentially buy and sell multiple cars in the future than gaining a ‘quick hit’ now to shift a particular car. Competitive on price but not always the cheapest (the cheapest is not always the best option in this line of purchase!), this is a professional company where the polite and objective team helps to make buying this type of car the pleasure it should be. I would not hesitate to purchase from them again and probably will do when the time is right.
My journey and relationship with Harbour cars began before i actually purchased my first Porsche, as with many, i had a few questions and never ever did they make me feel like i was wasting their time, Chris and the team there always helped me through the thought process and we ended up purchasing a 997 generation 2 C2s PDK, there were many ‘like’ cars on the market, but because they made me feel like a customer long before i spent any money, I knew they would look after me. the hand-over process was brilliant and Chris spent a lot of time ensuring all of our questions were answered and that we were completely comfortable before driving off.
If you want a non pressured sales environment with a team that are truly passionate about the quality of their cars and relationship with their customers, i strongly recommend Harbour Cars.
I’ve had various experiences of ‘service’ – from main dealers and a range of independents when buying cars – but Harbour Cars are by far the best I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with to date. Having just bought a car with Gary’s help, if you are at all interested in the type of vehicles they stock, I’d recommend you contact them for a chat or by email – better still pop in to their showroom to see for yourself. Gary is a good listener. Starting from my initial phone call, he didn’t judge me on my current car or my initial ‘must haves’ for the new one – but took time to listen and also talked me through some ownership issues. Using his knowledge and experience of the marque – the various models, options and combinations available – Gary helped me re-think my original wish-list for a 911 into one that would actually deliver what I really wanted. Even better, Gary then sourced the ideal car – and made sure it was professionally prepared to their own good-as-new standards – properly inspected, fully serviced, detailed, documented and warrantied. The comprehensive Harbour Cars package was fundamental to me – as finally owning a 911 is a lifetime’s dream – trusting the people you buy it from to back up that initial sale with continued good service is vital. If you’re lucky enough to be looking on the Harbour Cars website, contemplating the car of your dreams – I’d recommend you make that call. Exceptional service so far.
I recently bought a 997 Turbo from Harbour Cars and can not recommend them highly enough. Rob , Gary and the team are extremely professional and experts in their field which gives you great confidence in the cars they are sourcing and selling. The after sales service has also been fantastic unlike other garages that often let themselves down after the purchase. Based on my experience I will certainly be buying more cars from these guys in the future.
What can I say about Harbour Cars? Well, I’ve bought two cars from them and will undoubtedly buy a third when the time comes. They are a breath of fresh air with respect to independent dealers – the cars are well prepared before they are advertised for sale, there is no hard sale and, crucially, Rob and Kier stick to their word.
Progress phone calls are always well received, rather than having to chase a dealer about your new purchase, and a very minor niggle was sorted in a painless and efficient manner.
I couldn’t recommend Harbour Cars enough
Excellent buying experience when purchasing a pre-owned Porsche through Harbour Cars. Nothing was too much trouble for the team in organising things and making sure I had a positive experience. Oliver and Chris were extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and the standards of preparation were excellent. I’d highly recommend them – in a world where car dealers don’t have the greatest reputation, these guys stand out as really putting customer service at the heart of what they do.
Just a quick mail to thank you and all your staff, for the smooth purchase of my car.
When I first popped in with no appointment, after seeing the car advertised, I met Kev.
He explained the car wasn’t there at that time, but was so helpful,with a few of my questions.
From the first minute to now i am absolutely delighted with my purchase.
The team you have at Harbour cars are so knowledgeable about the vehicles you are selling,
and a pleasure to do business with.
I must just finish saying, I cannot believe the standard of preparation of the car,it was like a new vehicle (incredible).
Once again many thanks to you and if you could pass on to the rest of the team
I recently purchased my 997 Turbo from Harbour Cars and throughout the whole purchase process I was dealt with professionally and enthusiastically by the team. Nothing was too much trouble and all my presales queries were answered quickly and efficiently. The car itself was immaculate both cosmetically and mechanically and it later sailed through Porsches 111 point check and a further thorough inspection and geo setup by the guys at Centre Gravity. The aftersales care from the team at Harbour Cars was spot on and a few very minor issues I experienced after purchase were dealt with and resolved speedily and efficiently. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Harbour Cars to anyone looking for a high quality well prepared Porsche and they would certainly be the first place I look if I buy another.
I had been looking for a SL350 for a couple of months when I came across Harbour Cars. Although it was farther than I really wanted to travel I enquired about the car, and was quickly contacted by Chris who talked me through the car and its history. As a result of this conversation, and after reading the testimonials on the website, I decided to purchase the car unseen with the proviso that I would be refunded if the car didn’t meet my expectations. The car was exactly as described, and had been prepared to a very high standard. The fact that they include a very comprehensive warranty with all of their cars was a major factor in my decision to purchase from them. Chris was a great guy to deal with, and carefully showed me around the car explaining the various functions. Having left the showroom we had only travelled a few miles when an alarm appeared on the dash. I contacted Chris who immediately set off to help. It turned out to be a very minor problem, and we were soon on our way. I would recommend Harbour Cars to any prospective purchaser, and I fully intend to purchase my next car from them.
Recently purchased Porsche from Harbour Cars. If you want a perfect car and perfect customer service, look no further.
Chris was superb from the 1st contact to post-sale, I couldnt recommend more highly ..
I have bought 2 997’s from Harbour cars and cannot recommend them highly enough. Everyone is professional, knowledgeable and passionate about the cars they sell. It’s rare to find a company that are still focused on customer service long after they have sold you a car. The first car I bought suffered some issues soon after I collected it, these were dealt with swiftly and without question. They were the first and only call I made when upgrading the car………….coffee’s nice too!
Having owned a couple of 911’s over the years this was undoubtably the best specialist Porsche dealer experience i have had. Extremely well presented and documented stock and Gary was superb at guiding me through the decision with skill , knowledge and humour. I’m delighted with my purchase and i would not hesitate to recommend Harbour Cars to you if you want quality, fairness and world class customer support.
I had done my research carefully and heard only very good things about Harbour Cars. True to form, my experience with them has been top-notch through Chris. The preparation and presentation of their cars is superb and this ultimately made the buying decision for me. So I’m now the owner of a sensational Cayman GTS, although that manual 997 Turbo caught my eye too. With Harbour Cars, you can rest assured that you’re buying quality and a level of aftercare and ongoing support second to none. I can imagine they get a lot of repeat business or business through referrals….they will get both from me I’m sure.
I recently bought a Boxster S from Harbour Cars and am so happy that I purchased from them. The attention to detail and customer service is second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. Oliver, the sales person who handled my purchase, was very professional and even made himself available on a Sunday for me to pick the car up, as I am not a local, which was a lovely touch.
In the future, if I decide to change my car, I will definitely use Harbour cars again.