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“DO NOT TRUST GARAGE REVIEWS ON THIS SITE”

Written on: 19/04/2014 by scarabdriver (1 review written)

I posted a review on this site after having a bad experience with a garage, It was balanced, fair and factual. I found it had been removed after the owner complained with no one from the website even bothering to let me know. After I complained on their forum and e-mailed the management of the site asking why my negative review had been taken down whilst positive review had been allowed to stay, and asking how useful their review section was if only positive reviews were allowed to stand, I… Read Full Review

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“Gone downhill, and some bad advice”

Written on: 06/06/2013 by cfc2000 (4 reviews written)

Unlike the other negative reviewers, I think it's still worth reading, but it's become arrogant (in line with the rest of the DT - try posting on any of their forums and you will be certain to be insulted). It's the poor advice I am bothered about. One example is that Honest John recommends the Hyundai I30 as being superior to the Golf, Citroen C4 etc. I have driven all these cars and this is just not true! The Hyundai does not compare with either the C4 or the Golf. Clattery suspension… Read Full Review

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“Umpleasant Honest John - Too full of his own self...”

Written on: 26/03/2013

I asked Honest John a simple & specific questions about DPF additives. He did not answer my question but gave me an answer to a question I did not ask. When I responded that as a Telegraph reader & subscriber I was disappointed in his reply I got an almost abusive response advising me that I was lucky to get any free response & reply from him. He says the Telegraph don't pay his wages!! You can be sure he gets a "fat" fee for his weekly column. His head has obviously got too big for the silly… Read Full Review

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“What an Unpleasant man! I wrote explaining that a Tow...”

Written on: 02/03/2011

What an Unpleasant man! I wrote explaining that a Tow Bar fitted to my car had saved my family from serious injury many years ago, when a car ploughed into the back of my stationary vehicle, and since then I had always had a tow bar fitted for safety, his reply, was that "It is people like you that have caused me Thousands of pounds of damage to my cars by reversing int them! that my email would be binned!
What a way for a columnist in a national newspaper to respond to a reader, Pardon me!!!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/03/2013

Totally agree with this reviewer. When I responded to him that I was disappoint that he had not answered my specific questions and he had just told be to "buy another car" I received a rude and unpleasant reply from him saying I was lucky to get any reply all from him.
Daily Telegraph seriously review who you use as "ambassador" when responding with loyal readers!!!

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“like others have said, this was once a really GREAT...”

Written on: 20/09/2010

like others have said, this was once a really GREAT website. but has gone seriously down hill. you cant say anything on the forum without someone nit picking on silly things or trying to correct you. also too many adverts. i guess money has taken over and that is whats driving the site now.

id recommend using friendlier forums like Piston Heads or sites specific to your brand of car.
It's a pity as I used to check this site every day and really liked the banter that went on. You can… Read Full Review

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“Not as good as it used to be. Now full of...”

Written on: 01/09/2010 by oldhenry (4 reviews written)

Not as good as it used to be. Now full of self-rightous types withh little in the way of real help to an ordinary motorist. Also , has a tendency to be anti- speed restrictions biased. This is not a sensible way to go in any civilised society. If you do not like the law, agitate to the lawmakers, rather than ranting on website to all and sundry.
HJ site now is a trivial site and I would advise people to look at specific sites with their problems, i.e the club sites for their cars… Read Full Review

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“Used to be a great site until they redeveloped it. I...”

Written on: 07/06/2010

Used to be a great site until they redeveloped it. I used to use it around the early 2000's and it was a friendly forum and a good site for motoring news. Now it's full of pop up adverts and the moderators make it an uncomfortable place to chat. I use Piston Heads now, much better and more like the Honest John site of years ago… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Honest John is easily accessed. Got all the...”

Written on: 27/04/2009

Honest John is easily accessed. Got all the information I needed to compare models… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic site, great prices, ordered at 11am got...”

Written on: 21/11/2008

Fantastic site, great prices, ordered at 11am got delivery 24hrs later- how impressed was I. I have passed on to all the girlies in the office, we love them!
Fantastic site, great prices, ordered at 11am got delivery 24hrs later- how impressed was I. I have passed on to all the girlies in the office, we love them!… Read Full Review

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“I like Honest John car reviews. The website is also a...”

Written on: 06/06/2008 by Carrie Vahn (7 reviews written)

I like Honest John car reviews. The website is also a news site for motoring as well as a car reviews website. I was looking at the reviews of the Ford Kuga as my husband is raving about it and I wanted to see what he plans to spend our kid's inheritance on!… Read Full Review

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“Reliable up to date information the stuff that...”

Written on: 22/01/2008

Reliable up to date information the stuff that manufacturers don't want you to know… Read Full Review

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“All aspects of car ownership are covered in depth from...”

Written on: 03/01/2008 by blackwaterman (32 reviews written)

All aspects of car ownership are covered in depth from selection through purchase, insurance, repairs, sales at www.honestjohn.co.uk. Good up-to date knowledge even in areas like motoring law, finance, insurance and repairers. An insight into the trade is given, and their point of view can often be illuminating… Read Full Review

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