Testimonials

February 8, 2017

Jake provided excellent service and sorted out the spare key, well done.

February 3, 2017

Ben Crowe, the young salesman, subtly worked on me for 6 months, I had my Sante Fe in twice for services and he had the Hayden Patton Sante Fe there for me as a loan car for the day, it worked!! Kieran Crowley the Sales Manager and Dougal were great to deal with, very fair when we were negotiating figures, I was happy with the outcome, also the service they provided was excellent. Even Mary, doing all the paper work was lovely to deal with. Overall, very happy with Dougal and his team, enjoyable experience.

February 1, 2017

They helped me to be able to upgrade from my Greatwall to an amazing Isuzu d-max double cab Ute.

February 1, 2017

Jake Foster gave me, my sister and brother in law a cold water whilst clinching the deal. He waived shipped charges to P North and sealed the deal with a bottle of red wine.

February 1, 2017

Kieran was very helpful when I was trying to arrange the payment - I had a term deposit that I was waiting to mature. Jason was the initial sales person I dealt with & he was very friendly & explained the features of the car. Mary gave me a bottle of wine when I came to collect the car and we had a good chat on the day of purchase.

January 31, 2017

Ben Crowe for his knowledge and assistance. Nothing was too much trouble for Ben, he was happy to answer my calls as I sought to clarify things as I thought of them post driving the vehicle. Mary Wilson for her explanation of the various options available to us and the ease of doing business and follow up calls were very helpful.

January 28, 2017

Young male service reception, offered us a coffee or tea while he retrieved our car from workshop. very polite and obliging.

January 23, 2017

Blair from Gary Cockram Motors was awesome, I purchased a Tucson Ltd as a surprise for my wife, Melinda as well as the Santa Fe Ltd for myself He looked after the details perfectly and the surprise at delivery was absolute...a great day.

January 21, 2017

Chris made an extra effort to find us a loan car that would fit my family needs while our vehicle was being repaired under warranty. He was pleasant, had clear communication and listened well. Dealing with him made the experience with CMG a positive one.

January 18, 2017

Terry Waghorn was excellent. I had delays and questions and he dealt with all of this with professionalism.

January 18, 2017

Ben Crowe, he quietly worked on me to upgrade to the Hayden Patton special edition for 6 months without being a pest. Kieran was excellent in helping Ben with the changeover figure. Dougal is very down to earth, very approachable and a pleasure to do business with. Mary was the same when doing all the paperwork

January 17, 2017

It was BLAIR PEEK, who also sold our previous vehicle. He perhaps did nothing extra, but he was friendly, natural, approachable, patient, covered all the info. Let's say he performed his duties to a very agreeably high standard! The experience was very enjoyable. I had no intention to trade our previous car, so I think you could say he performed very well from the Company point of view, also. I listened to his case for trading, but it was the test drive that showed me an improvement in the features I had not been keen on before, which made the sale.

January 17, 2017

Blair Peek salesman who we purchased the car from, was very friendly and obliging and able to answer all our questions. Quentin did the hand over and explained very thoroughly all the features of the car and how they worked. Mary Wilson explained the sale and purchase and was very professional. My sister was with me and she had just purchased a brand-new Honda SUV and she couldn't believe the standard of service the staff provided at Gary Cockram compared to what she had received when she purchased her car. We had an excellent experience. Thank you

January 17, 2017

Jake Foster Jake listened to our initial conversation and when we called into the dealership he had a couple of cars available that he thought would meet Jane's needs. After the sale, he has provided exceptional customer service. Jake is a friendly and approachable and we look forward to continuing to do business with him. While we were in the show room another of Jake's clients called in to see him, confirming that he does indeed provide good service and has a client base of satisfied customers. Kieran (Irish Boss Man) this guy is great and was easy to talk to and deal with.

January 16, 2017

Blair gave lots of information on current models and introduced me to the i20 Cross loan car.

January 13, 2017

After my car crash both Ben and Mary gave me the confidence and help that I needed to buy another car and it's a credit to both the car and their service that I wanted to buy the same car again and a brand new one. Mary from the paperwork side and Ben from the Sales side. Empathy, understanding, respect and honesty is sometimes missing from businesses and the customer can be so easily forgotten, in this case all of the above were put into place and I have already recommended this dealership plus the car as I feel safe in it and its a lovely car to drive. Thank you. Shelly

January 9, 2017

Georgia was fantastic, just her level of customer service was exceptional when she was faced with minimal details on what the car was in for, and finding the "emergency loan car" when one was meant to have been booked.

January 4, 2017

My Wow experience was the cleaning of my vehicle not sure who did it but it was a bonus because I had said don't worry we live on a shingle road so it will just get dirty but to my surprise I picked up a car that looked like new.

January 4, 2017

Jake and Mary. They both looked after me, were very attentive, did everything they could to make sure I got exactly what I was after. This is the kind of service I have always received over the years.

January 1, 2017

Rhys Prior. Right and delivered same day.Great service.

December 24, 2016

Recognised me as I pulled up and had my vehicle waiting when I left office.

December 21, 2016

Ben did a good job - he's the reason we purchased a vehicle that day. A great job would have been to bring his sales manager back to the table when we discovered that I had misheard the price offered and there was a $500 gap. He did pause to check that I was still wanting to proceed with the sale so no fault on his part but great service would have been to represent my misunderstood position to his sales manager to see if the gap could have been reduced to ensure both parties satisfaction. Totally my fault - I misheard the price - however, I will always feel less than fully satisfied with the deal because of this. But most importantly I'm loving the ix35 so far...

December 19, 2016

Ben, sales person dropped me at the airport and arranged to be picked up on return. 

December 19, 2016

Jake at Cockram Hyundai Christchurch. Helped me remove the engine cover off my Hayden Paddon Santa Fa, cleaned it and got Hayden to sign it. 

December 19, 2016

All the staff I spoke to understood the need for me to be in Timaru that day for my daughter's surgery, everyone was extremely helpful and considering I had no appointment the car was checked ASAP. What a great team who understood the need of the customer and responded in a very professional way. Can’t thank them enough.

December 17, 2016

Jake, our sales person is always great and always treats us well, never pressuring us and always respecting our decisions. Kieran is always so nice and the relationship between him and Jake is great. Mary is also really nice and always makes us feel special.

December 15, 2016

Mary handed out a bottle of wine - thank you! Very friendly staff and always offering their assistance in anyway e.g explaining some of the AWD features and safety features of the car, which I was particularly interested in on the decision of buying a Hyundai. The car was presented beautifully - well done on the groomers!

December 15, 2016

Ben Crowe - excellent service (& gave us a bottle of wine).

December 13, 2016

Jason Smith followed up re the vehicle servicing (which he originally thought had already been done). He also organised the updated warrant of fitness and even ensured that some extra fuel was put in the tank before I collected it.

November 3, 2016

The guy at reception very pleasant and we had a little joke with him as I had booked the appointment by phone (Bluetooth in the car) and my husband chirped in to ask him something he got a hell of a fright, so quite entertaining.

November 1, 2016

Jason and Kieran went out of their way to provide us with a loan vehicle on the spot, as we were without a personal vehicle while out Great Wall was being fixed, and there was a 2-week wait for the Santa Fe that we were looking to purchase. Throughout the entire process Jason, Kieran and the rest of the team provided the highest level of customer service, I even ran into Kieran in the supermarket a couple of days later and he stopped to have a chat. Could not be happier with the Service and the Vehicle.

October 28, 2016

Yes - a young guy in the reception area always seems to go above and beyond when I am there. I am sorry I can't remember his name. 

October 27, 2016

The front of house person who dealt with - explained all of the issues and set up my car radio after my flat battery triggered my larger problem

October 27, 2016

Ben Crowe in Christchurch Tuam St - was a great salesman he made me feel like considering this car more than I thought I was going to - he showed all the good stuff between the elite and the other cheaper version and also was honest in his presentation. I like the salesman who doesn't push push push but can deliver with the honesty of why the cheaper model really is as good for my needs as I don't need all the bells and whistles - this man was lovely and deserves a pat on the back.

October 26, 2016

The staff member was very helpful. In regard to the loan vehicle as well.

October 25, 2016

Jason Smith and Mary with a lovely, quality bottle of wine, really nice touch.

October 25, 2016

Refer above - genuine warmth, pleasantness, friendliness, politeness was certainly noteworthy to the extent that this was an inducement to do business with Gary Cockram notwithstanding the excellence of other products on the market. It was a pleasure doing business with these people and I am very glad to have made that decision. Jake Foster, Mary Wilson and another salesman.

October 23, 2016

Jason Smith and Mary presented us with a quality bottle of red wine on the collection of Tuscon, a lovely surprise, much appreciated.

October 21, 2016

Ben Crowe exceeded my expectations by providing me with a car to drive for the week while my car was getting prepared. It was much appreciated!

October 21, 2016

Jason Smith - The bottle of wine on the purchase of the car was a nice gesture. He summed up my needs and showed the right car!

October 21, 2016

Jason Smith - Senior Sales Consultant; excellent offer, prompt communications, professional conduct.

October 20, 2016

Chris Ditmer. Took control of my problem completely and organised a loaner vehicle so as not to interrupt my daily business schedule. In the last 8 months, I have spent $4617-18 on my vehicle, all at Hyundai dealers.

October 17, 2016

Unfortunately I cannot give names, all I can say at the time of dropping off the car and picking up (same day) the staff male and female were extremely friendly and discussed the repairs required (replaced damaged door handle) Please pass on to the staff at the time 30th Sept 16 Friday our many thanks.

October 17, 2016

 Blair Peek - Salesperson - treated me so nicely and presented me with a bottle of wine when handing over the keys to my new Santa Fe.

October 17, 2016

Someone arranged for the car that was having a door spring replaced (under warranty) to be washed so it was gleaming when I came to pick it up. That was a really nice gesture as I was heading away that same day on holiday & so wouldn't have had time to wash it myself. 

October 17, 2016

The customer service man made a coffee for me and walked me through to the waiting area. 

October 15, 2016

Kieran Crowley - put together a super hot deal for us and made the buying experience relaxed and fun Mary Wilson - saved me money on the financing, brilliant job Jason Clout - our first contact, very presentable and friendly Jake Foster - sold me on all the features on the test drive.

October 14, 2016

Jason Smith - senior sales consultant who put the offer together and completed the sales process. Quintin who picked me up to take me to the dealership. Was very professional and engaging. 

October 11, 2016

Mary Wilson, the Business Manager and Ben Crowe the Sales Assistant made the process very easy in the end. I had been looking at another vehicle option. 

September 14, 2016

So thrilled with Mary, turning around finance documents on a Friday afternoon and with Jason arranging to pick up Dave from our home to collect the vehicle. Was great to have you ensure that we had the vehicle for the weekend and went above and beyond to make sure it happened. Thank you. 

September 14, 2016

Jake Foster went above and beyond our expectations, follow up to make sure we were 100%happy with our purchase

September 14, 2016

Staying open late for follow-up contact and the delivery of vehicle to us in order to make life easier for my partner. 

September 12, 2016

The service co-ordinate and the spare parts sales person. Both people couldn't have been more helpful and professional with the service they provided.

September 10, 2016

Jason Smith is an excellent salesman without being pushy & overbearing. He has worked with us over our last 3 Hyundai purchases & is a pleasure to deal with. We have a great relationship with him & he always makes us feel like we are his favourite customers!

September 8, 2016

Made sure recall was completed immediately.

September 7, 2016

The lady who called to arrange service was very polite and helpful, and offered to collect the car. That makes it so easy when that happens thank you, and is appreciated for busy working people.

September 7, 2016

Ben Crowe who was in the showroom while I was waiting let me know that the Android Auto software had arrived, and suggested I might have it loaded while the car was in for its 1000 km check. He asked if I could wait another 20 minutes, and then arranged the software load with the service department. Very helpful and much appreciated. My wife, who has a Samsung Galaxy (I have an iPhone so am happy with Apple CarPlay), was especially appreciative.

September 4, 2016

The people in the service department who washed my car after it's service - thanks!

September 4, 2016

Blair Peek - always looks after me with a car from the lot while I am getting my car serviced - Appreciated 

September 1, 2016

Bottle of wine was nice.

August 31, 2016

Ben Crowe as previously stated was absolutely amazing, as I had been to 2 other car sales that morning, and walked away as they were too pushy. Also Mary Wilson on the desk, as she also made me feel very relaxed as we did all the book work, So a big thank you!

August 29, 2016

Keep up the great work!

August 25, 2016

Douglas Cockram and Jason Smith excellent service we haggled a good deal

 

August 23, 2016

Mary - very helpful and obliging (offered reading glasses to Darren at final signing). Gave us a lovely bottle of red wine. Jason - just great from the moment we shook hands at the very beginning.

August 17, 2016

Young man at counter sought to get the used oil I asked for. It was done, Thankyou.

August 17, 2016

Jason Smith - First time I have driven a car out of a flash showroom so I thought that was a cool thing to do.

August 12, 2016

Both Ben Crowe and Mary were fantastic. Answered every question and so friendly and didn't try and push us past our budget which was important. We have been very happy thus far.

August 11, 2016

Ben Crowe was brilliant! We were very impressed by him. He was professional and knowledgeable and extremely good at his job.

August 8, 2016

Jason Smith most helpful and explained changes in new vehicle in detail. Mary efficient and friendly. 

August 7, 2016

Thank you to Jake Foster & all staff we spoke to.

August 5, 2016

Jason Smith, Senior Sales Consultant. He was very helpful and explained everything well and we would definitely contact him with any questions regarding this vehicle. He was very courteous and understood what we wanted. Mary Wilson, Business Manager. Mary was a lovely person to deal with. She was efficient and explained all the paperwork well.

August 4, 2016

Mary Wilson her service and knowledge was amazing, she is a real asset to the business. Just lovely to deal with.

August 3, 2016

Please thank Ben Crowe for all his help. He was well presented, friendly & courteous. He couldn't do enough for me & went out of his way to make sure that I was happy with my purchase. I would certainly recommend him to any of my friends in the future who may be considering purchasing a Hyundai vehicle. 10 out of 10. 

July 31, 2016

Hayden Snelling who had checked when my next service was due and offered to get it done while my vehicle was in for the door handle repair so that I wouldn't have to make another visit.

July 30, 2016

Blair Peek Gave us a really professional induction into the Santa Fe that we test drove Pointed out all safety features and demonstrated how they worked where possible. Made us feel as though we were special customers.

July 29, 2016

Ben Crowe and Mary Wilson. Ben was excellent explaining all the functions etc about the car. He explained all the functions of the car well on the test drive. Mary Wilson on the first visit was great she explained all about finances well. when I went to pick up the car both were great. Mary explained all about the fiancé and paper work well. Ben follow up on going over the running of the car was great. He said if any problems to contact him any time to me this is awesome. the service I got was refreshing.

July 29, 2016

Jake He was very friendly and also managed to get us the deal we were looking for also his knowledge on Hyundai.

July 24, 2016

Jake foster a sales consultant from Gary Cockram Hyundai Christchurch. His very accommodating and a great person too in dealing with clients like me. Cheers!

July 24, 2016

Jason Smith was the dealer we purchased the vehicle from. Excellent to deal with in all regards both pre and post purchase. Wouldn't hesitate to specifically choose Jason as my next dealer to purchase from. Thanks!

July 23, 2016

Georgia - kept us well informed of the progress of the service and made us beverages while we waited.

July 22, 2016

I had a loan car booked but it wasn't noted. Hayden approached the manager who gave me the 'Boss's' car. It was amazing!!

July 20, 2016

Jason Smith was wonderful to deal with. His explanations were easy to understand and his very friendly and supportive personality meant a great deal to us.

July 18, 2016

Salesman Jason Smith from Cockram Hyundai Christchurch Very helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and explained everything to my wife in plain lady language, she was impressed. And they had decent Coffee : )

July 16, 2016

Jason Smith, and Mary Cunningham. They are both very attentive, follow up consistently and make themselves available. All my needs were met and I was made to feel like a valued customer - can't fault the experience at all. Very pleased with the service I received - this is what has me being a return customer.

June 27, 2016

They gave us a loaner car and offered us a cup of coffee. They were very pleasant and love the crew at Hyundai.

June 25, 2016

Jason smith convinced me to buy another Hyundai rather than a Volvo.

June 24, 2016

Jason was lovely to deal with, showed us the various features of the model we were looking at and showed us other options available on the lot, hubby spied the car we ended up buying, Jason gave good information about the car. We took an older model for a test drive after driving the one we bought, which helped give us a comparison. Jason is a nice guy, easy to deal with, good sense of humour and at the pick up, knowledgeable about the operation of the car and what all those buttons did! Very happy with car and his salesmanship.

June 24, 2016

I called Cockran when my car wouldn't start and he tried to trouble shoot over the phone. I am so sorry I don't know his name but he does have trouble with one eye maybe? He was in the service desk and he was just fabulous!

June 23, 2016

Blair was very good had all the answers.

June 23, 2016

Someone cleaned my car, it was clean when I picked it up!

June 23, 2016

Blair Peek and Kieran Crowley - both were really fun to deal with, really knowledgeable on the products and just genuinely great to work with. Kieran stuck his head under the automatic boot to see if it would stop on contact with something - quite the dedication :-)

June 22, 2016

Excellent service from Jake and Kieran.

June 22, 2016

Ben Crowe, over and above with details about vehicle and comparison between years/elite etc. Gave us a lease vehicle to have whilst the service was carried out on our new buy. And then delivered to us. Very happy with his service and follow up from 1st enquiry via online about the vehicle. Great contact kept whole process happened.

June 22, 2016


Jason went above and beyond expectations when \I told him about the mountain buggy not fitting in the boot he then told me to find one that would and they would purchase it for me. Great Service!

June 17, 2016

Hayden - we had a few unexpected jobs to be completed on our vehicle. Hayden stayed in touch and was excellent in communicating our options. When the job took longer than expected Hayden was pro active in arranging a loan car for the night.

June 17, 2016

Ben was excellent during the whole process and it was a pleasure to deal with him. The other staff were also very pleasant.

June 17, 2016

The young man that was checking in my car for its service at 8am - who could not provide me with the loan car I had been booked for. Without fuss, he went and got an alternative Tuscon from the sales area for me to use and apologised for the delay in providing the service I had anticipated. Very positive manner.

June 17, 2016

Mary the business manager was quick, and very efficient. Jason knows his cars and has done us a favor by selling us this beautiful car!!!!!

June 16, 2016

Chris did a great job. The car was due in at the end of a week to have something checked, then at the start of the next week for a paint job. We were told over the phone that the loan car we had for each time was different therefore we had to come back and get our car over the in-between weekend. When we dropped it off Chris sorted that we would have the same loan car, so we didn't have to chop and change. He was great to deal with. If/when we come back I hope he is still working there, as I would like to deal with him every time!! He is great :)

June 13, 2016

Jason Smith in Christchurch. Jason was really enthusiastic about the vehicle and very accommodating re test drive and delivery. He was clearly able to explain all features of the vehicle and gave me real confidence about the decision to change from a Territory.

June 8, 2016

Dougal in Christchurch offered me a fantastic deal and as always was brilliant to deal with.

June 8, 2016

Jason, our sales person. Very easy to deal with. Dougal, the business owner gave us rugby tickets which was very much appreciated also.

June 3, 2016

Blair Peek, friendly approach with great customer service. Explaining all inquiries about models, specifications, pricing and purchase options. Kieran Crowley able to provide best price deal for the purchased car.

June 3, 2016

I think this dealership always gives the WOW and could not single out any one person. In the last 3 years from purchasing my i30, with each visit for work I have been greeted warmly and the service standards have always been excellent. I would not consider going anywhere else.

June 1, 2016

Jason Smith Jason is a well knowledged salesperson. Not pushy, we have found him a pleasure to do business with. And will continue to do business with Jason when we purchase again.

May 31, 2016

The customer service person was excellent and even showed me how to use the coffee machine while I waited for my vehicle ( Sorry did not get his name) Alistair the Technician was excellent identifying the issue, explaining it to me and fixing it immediately. Brilliant service from all concerned.

May 29, 2016

Ben Crowe has always been very professional and takes great care of us. He deserves a bonus!

May 26, 2016

Sales did approach in very friendly manner to see if I liked the loan car which was a new model, they were not pushy and helped with my shopping bags - good level of interaction.

May 17, 2016

Chris on the service desk and Hayden both made sure that our vehicles were ready when they were promised to be and although there was a wee error as to the replacement number plates, the error was remedied quickly and without question.

May 5, 2016

Ben, Mary and Dougal. Salesman, office manager and owner. All of these lovely people were very friendly and professional. I have never had a brand new car and they made the experience very enjoyable. Not only did I go out with an awesome car but also a beautiful bottle of wine which was totally unexpected but very much appreciated. It is in the fridge right now - Great team, excellent service, lovely car and yummy wine!

July 2, 2015

Unfortunately didn't get any names - but all staff there seem courteous (e.g. opening doors for me), cleaning the car and friendly service. I believe all front counter staff and the maintenance crew deserve some praise.

July 1, 2015

Kieran and Ben Always ready to assist. Make lovely coffee, and ask how our day has been, and they are always happy.

June 27, 2015

Jason Smith. Always greeted me by name and when he met my wife for the first time (when we picked up the car we had bought) he also greeted her by her first name - and always with good eye contact and a smile. He ws patient, a good listener and thorough in his presentation of the ix35 features which we needed to know. He also offered for us to call him at any time if we had questions - in a genuine manner. Thank you Jason for helping us through a huge decision-making process.

June 27, 2015

Ben Crowe changed my mind about diesel options which I had previously discounted. I was very impressed with his overall product knowledge.

June 26, 2015

All the staff at the Christchurch branch, can't fault at all, all very warm and welcoming, and even when my lock broke on the back passenger door the day after I had the car serviced, I had the office lady and three other chaps come out and have a look, great service even when I pick my vehicle up from its service a week before hand. They were handling a sticky situation with a grumpy old lady they were still very professional, she was a handful. Another hands up for your staff and their manner of dealing with grumpy customers.

June 17, 2015

Mary Wilson lovely lady, made easy for me. Jason Smith he sealed the whole deal, nice guy not to pushy and cut us a great deal. Would recommend the whole team. But these two individuals especially as they were so friendly and helpful. Also the young guy who did some paperwork while Mary was away. George ... Not sure last name. Many thanks to these guys.

June 16, 2015

Blair Peek and George (finance) were really helpful and got the vehicle and paperwork all sorted so that it was really easy to pick up the vehicle and get on the road in the small amount of time I had available.

June 13, 2015

Pleasantly surprised to see car was cleaned prior to me picking it up.

June 7, 2015

Don't remember her name but the blonde young woman at the service counter was excellent, had my loan vehicle ready and had a smile. Very good customer relationship.

June 6, 2015

Jason Smith was the salesperson I dealt with in Christchurch. Jason was informative and helpful and I trust he gave be the best deal on the purchase of my ix35 he was able to provide.

June 4, 2015

Young lady Blonde (I think) service department Customer Service met the car as I parked - knew that the car was in for the 1000km service and advised me several times the progress of the service - i.e about to start and then to advise being taken for a road test. Also answered my question I had regarding the usb link to the media system.

May 19, 2015

Ben Crowe - Genuinely friendly, respectful and very helpful.

May 13, 2015

Jason Smith and Dougal Cockram provided a demonstrator for a weekend for us to fully appreciate the driving of an SUV compared to the saloon cars I had driven in the past.

May 12, 2015

Blair Peek and Mary Wilson. Both went out their way to make feel comfortable and gave us time to consider carefully what we were purchasing. There was no pressure and questions we had were answered promptly. Also requests for minor defects to be fixed were noted and are part of our agreement.

May 11, 2015

Andrew (technician) paired my phone and did it with a smile!!

May 6, 2015

Jason Smith, he took us for the first part of the test drive and explained all the features of the Elite model. After our self test drive we were given coffee and had a very successful negotiation on purchasing a new Sante Fe Elite Limited.

April 30, 2015

Emma in the Christchurch Cockram service reception are was awesome, she was friendly, efficient, professional. In fact I asked her how long she had been working there and her name so that I could pass this information onto someone about her.

April 29, 2015

Emma who was very polite and made a coffee for me also the lovely lady who made my next service appointment.

April 23, 2015

Jason Smith went over and beyond to make sure the vehicle was just what we were after. Also free lunch and coffee while we were visiting the site at the Field Days.

April 23, 2015

Mary & Ben from Gary Cockram Hyundai went out of their way to answer all our questions. All the tick boxes were ticked. It was our first visit to the dealership and we ended up purchasing our 1st Hyundai on the same day. Mary worked out a great deal for us and we felt like this is the start of a great partnership between dealership and client.

April 22, 2015

Emma, she is great. Always friendly and efficient and lets me know what is going on. I Have always thought Hyundai Servicing may be a bit more expensive but I am happy to take the car there because of the high level of service she provides. She is a real credit to your team.

April 22, 2015

Lovely young lady who wore her hair in braid, that was worn up in a very neat style. She worked out a solution for my loan vehicle needs, was very attentive, and very knowledgeable. She also kept her smile after having to deal with an abrupt customer that must have got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. He came into the dealership ready to demand things, before he even uttered a word. I've worked in customer service for over 20 years, and I was very impressed by how this young lady handled herself. Her service was exemplary.

April 22, 2015

Paul Wellbeloved excellent and exceeded my customer satisfaction. Very helpful and a great manner with him.

April 17, 2015

The girls were very friendly and courteous. The service I received was above my expectations.

March 22, 2015

Can't recall their name but they went the extra mile by vaccuming out the inside of my car so it was clean when I picked it up.

March 16, 2015

Blair Peek was our sales person. Kieren Crowley first approached me when I first entered the yard introducing me to Blair. The first name welcome from both Blair and Kieren each time I came back was very welcoming.

March 11, 2015

Car came back cleaned inside and out and tyres blackened also - wasn't expecting this...pleasant surprise

March 6, 2015

Don't know who it was but my car had been vacuumed which was wonderful.

March 4, 2015

Blair Peek. Remembered my name, showed me the Genesis and provided me with coffee. Ross McKenzie - a long time friend.

February 17, 2015

Emma was sensational

February 6, 2015

Kieran offered us to take the vehicle for test drive and keep it for the weekend.Offered us various options to help us make right decisonand inthe end asked us what can he make us HAPPY.

February 1, 2015

Mary Wilson - accommodated my ever changing schedule - had everything ready made sure I understood everything I was signing - You are WONDERFUL Ben Crowe - spent a lot of time with me explaining pairing of my phone and use of the radio - not my area of expertise and I was impressed with his ability to answer the dumbest of questions that I was asking and going over everything to make sure I did understand - THANK YOU Wayne - in the service area - Calm and cool although so much was happening around him - he made sure that I knew what would happen on my first service visit and booked me in - gave me a card so I would remember the date - Good Man and a great smile

February 1, 2015

Emma Schuyl, very professional, kept in touch, warm friendly greeting (getting a great smile when you arrive is a rarity in customer service!), explained everything clearly and made sure I knew to take our spare key into Bowater Hyundai in Nelson (where we live) to be recoded.

January 31, 2015

Jason Smith. Not pushy at the time of sale. I liked his relaxed manner which made me as a purchaser, at ease. Gave a good explanation of the features of the vehicle. I have met some car sales people who put you off at the start and I can't wait to get away from the shop. Jason was the opposite. Mary Wilson was pleasant dealing with the handing over of the vehicle. She was very obliging giving me advice on the procedure for selling my old vehicle privately.

January 30, 2015

Andrew Mooney (Salesman) was first class - the best I have had in 50 years of buying cars. Nothing was a bother - he let us drive 3 different vehicles. The quality of the car on pick up was faultless and he took a lot of trouble to show me everything. Mary Wilson (finance) was also extremely competent and very courteous and took time to go through everything. All in all an excellent service was a top of the line dealership.

January 26, 2015

Brian noticed that my car would soon be requiring a WOF so he arranged for that to be done at the same time as the servicing.

January 20, 2015

Andrew Mooney was the salesman and firstly he was not pushy as previously stated and that certainly helps. He took his time to explain the car to me and then when my partner turned up and they got talking he even offered to get us rugby tickets if he was able. The bottle of wine in the car was a nice touch and the consideration of making sure the car was cooled down given our recent high temperatures. Please do pass on our thanks, as I did walk out of one car sales due to the salesman's attitude so not shy to do that. Andrew really was lovely to deal with.

January 15, 2015

There were parking problems that morning. I had to park temporarily. By the time she spoke to me the lady at the service counter had already moved the car and identified me as the owner. She then recognised me and greeted me by name when I picked the vehicle up. It wasn't clear during the day if the car could be repaired during the day but she kept me informed, ordered the part which had to come from Australia and made arrangements to call me back when the part arrived. All basic stuff but performed quickly and in a very friendly and helpful way.

December 25, 2014

Andrew Mooney is an excellent salesman and knows how to listen and ask the right questions to help customers might the right decision. Not only did he know how to address my wife's concerns over the passenger head rest fitting properly and quickly resolving it, Andrew figured out through my wife that I didn't want another vehicle like my Nissan Patrol. Quite honestly, Andrew Mooney made this end of the year sale happen because of his excellent customer attitude and communication skills plus knowing the Hyundai product and service so well.

December 22, 2014

Blair Peek- an amazing salesman and genuine guy Very pedantic- polished my car personally when it left the showroom.

December 19, 2014

Blair Peek and Dougal Cockram The spent the time , made us feel valued and nothing was too much trouble could not speak more highly of both of them - it was very much appreciated. A great experience from beginning to end Wish we had bought it years ago !

December 18, 2014

Mary Wilson gave our two girls a kids pack- and run us though the x guard! Ben Crowe for running us though the ix35. Jason smith for making a deal we couldn't say no to!

December 15, 2014

The explanations about the vehicles capabilities were very thorough and detailed and no questions caused any problems. 

November 25, 2014

Andrew Mooney, very friendly, easy to deal with. Placed a bottle of wine in my car at handover. A credit to Hyundai.

November 25, 2014

Richard in CHC parts dept, went out of his way to help. We came in very late in the day just to querie an item. Most people would be telling you to come back tomorrow, but he was more than happy to fulfil our querie and stay on. He kept in touch throughout and was pleasant to deal with. Good assett.

November 21, 2014

Jason - very professional and approachable. jason took me through the experience go buying a new car smoothly and made it easy and enjoyable. Mary - had everything ready for me just to sign, both brilliant service from those 2 and everyone in the office when I arrived.

November 21, 2014

Andrew Mooney, was extremely helpful and informative, also Ben-don't know his surname.

November 20, 2014

Andrew the salesman was very thorough and thoughtful. Dougal Cockram was a gentle, honest person who installed a high degree of professionalism.

November 18, 2014

Steve Hunt gave excellent explanation of A/C problem with car.

November 18, 2014

Mary Wilson, arranged finance and talked through that whole process very competently, respectfully and with enthusiasm for the whole process and the pleasure of the vehicle.

November 18, 2014

Jason Smith in Christchurch. He is a credit to Hyundai. He even gave us a bottle of wine when we collected our new iX35.

November 18, 2014

Blair was my salesperson. He made an early connection when I arrived at the car yard and after returning the car my four year old had left birthday invitations in the back seat. Blair found these and forwarded them on to us. Thanks heaps Blair.

November 10, 2014

Jason Smith. Provided answers to my questions and relevant information to the vehicle I was looking at. Was patient and left me to take in the information he provided. Did not 'hound' me for a sale. Responded to my follow-up emails and enquiries quickly. Overall a great experience dealing with Jason.

November 5, 2014

Andrew Mooney was the person we were speaking to and we thought he was excellent.

November 3, 2014

Blair Peek, A people person with whom you can realte easily, truthful and caring. 

November 2, 2014

Andrew. Kept me well informed. Got me new IX35 floor mats. 

October 21, 2014

Jason Smith, on handover of my vehicle, offered to and then carried out the bluetooth link-up of my phone to the car system so that I didn't have to work out how to do that on my own. Furthermore he gave me the time to adjust to and ask any questions I may have about many of the (new to me) electronic advances available in the i30, and most importantly, did not make me feel silly or stupid for not being familiar with many of these more modern advances. He explained the implications of these advances of switching them on or off, and which situations they might be best used for - all without feeling rushed or pressured.

October 21, 2014

Mary Wilson and Blair Peek were more than helpful, we were on a very tight schedule and they got us sorted very quickly and efficiently.

October 19, 2014

I cannot remember the names, but aftesales team are always polite and smiling! A pleasure to deal with!

October 18, 2014

Jason Smith: he respected me and demonstrated this so well. he was polite paced well with me, gave me time to think of questions and replied without being patronising! being a woman in a car yard has NOT always been a positive experience fro me yet I am the one with the cash! Not so much a salesman as a thoroughly decent man who sell cars. I have told many of him: women mainly. Jason left me knowing I could call him in the future with any concern or questions without feeling dumb. that is a great gift in a man. We need more Jason's in the world.

October 16, 2014

Jason Smith - spent a lot of time going over all aspects of the car , arranging test drive, ensuring car was ready for pick up, very polite, very knowledgeable, gave no pressure for us to buy a car. Mary Wilson was very polite when we saw her regarding paperwork, spent time going through each section I had to sign. Both treated myself and husband as though we were important people from the moment we arrived until we left in our new car a few days later.

October 16, 2014

Steve was very good with my first contact phone call. Emma was very accommodating with everything i asked and had a very professional approach to customer service.

October 15, 2014

Blair Peek. We were impressed with his handover of the vehicle. He showed us around the service area, explained where everything was (even down to where to park when we come in for services). He gave us a thorough run down of all the features of the car and made sure that we were happy with it.

October 3, 2014

Kieran Sales at Gary Cockram Christchurch - I was looking for another vehicle and he just goes out of his way to help you in any way. I have dealt with him before and would also go and see him when I would like another Hyundai. He is fantastic to deal with, honest and reliable.

September 29, 2014

I took delivery of a Santa Fa, 2 weeks ago.The service I have received is nothing short of exceptional, so I thought it was worth bringing to our attention.

From the moment that Ross McKenzie advised that the vehicle had arrived, to the delivery of the vehicle from Ross, to the arranging of the 1000km check and fitting of tow bar and camera via Wayne in Service reception, to the technician Greg that actually “did the work” on the vehicle, the whole experience has been very positive.

 Well done to you and your team….I am telling all I come across, what a great business Cockram Hyundai is to deal with…..and the vehicle is superb.

September 25, 2014

Andrew was very professional and friendly to deal with, understoof our needs completely and ensured that the car was ready when we needed it, explained everything in detail and it was a pleasure dealing with him. I would definetly recommend Andrew from Hyundai to others purchasing a vehicle.

September 17, 2014

Jason Smith. Jason allowed us time to secure our own finance and was most accommodating when it was longer than expected.

September 16, 2014

The receptionist had remembered that I had a broken ankle last time & sorted out a loan vehicle. Very pleasant & helpful.

September 15, 2014

We dealt with Jason Smith from Gary Cockram CHCH. He was very accommodating with everything from purchase price, to trade in deal and giving us time to get our funds sorted. He also ensured that we knew everything there was to kow about our new car before we drove it away.

September 11, 2014

Dougal Cockram for. Having a car available for my use while mine was being serviced . Also the desk staff who were so very nice.

August 28, 2014

Megan is outstanding, from the time I called to make the appointment (and she correctly diagnosed what one of the problems was likely to be) to organising a loan car, to calling me to request further information, to when I went to collect the car and she told me about the previous mistake, she definitely has the 'wow' factor.

August 12, 2014

Dougal was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and a lovely friendly gentleman.

August 11, 2014

I always appreciate it when my car is returned with shinned/blacked tyres and this time my car had also been washed as with the wind it had gotten a bit dirty. So was a very nice touch

August 11, 2014

Blair asked the right questions to find out what I needed and how much I was able to pay. He showed me around the appropriate car and others either side of my price range. I feel that I now have the knowledge to make an informed decision.

August 5, 2014

Andrew Mooney kept an eye on any trade in's as were at the dealership looking for a small car for our 16yr old daughter (first car) not buying new. He was the only one from all the yards we had visited back in March that contacted us on two occasions with cars that may have been acceptable, first was manual, second one is the one we purchased , sight unseen because of the follow up and honesty and integrity etc. Thanks Andrew, daughter is very pleased with her wee gem (2007 Mazda 2).

July 26, 2014

Jason in Sales very kindly lent me an IX35 from the showroom as a courtesy car whilst mine was serviced instead of one of the regular loan vehicles. This was very much appreciated. Tommy your service manager looked after me with servicing/diagnostic costs and again, for this I am extremely grateful. Emma on your service reception was also excellent - polite, friendly, helpful and kind. Thank you all.

July 26, 2014

Lee Brignull fitted new rear wiper blade which was excellent customer service. Would have taken my wife at least a couple of hours to have done it.

July 23, 2014

Just excellent service

July 10, 2014

Stephen. Fantastic attitude from when I made the booking to dropping off the car to him contacting me regarding pricing and work required and to me collecting the vehicle. A true asset to your organisation!

July 9, 2014

Emma - just courteous, energetic, bright smile, obviously good at and enjoys her job - just made for a good day...

July 8, 2014

ROSS MCKENZIE ALWAYS OFFERS A CUP OF COFFEE WHILE WAITING AND TO ENSURE I HAVE A LOAN VEHICLE IF REQUIRED

July 7, 2014

Andrew Mooney. He knew what I was looking for in a vehicle and the specific colour I wanted and went out of his way to find me a vehicle and also helped with the upgrading to leather seats and reversing camera

July 1, 2014

Andrew the sales rep made me feel really welcome and nothing was a bother for him to help me. Mary Wilson in the office went through all the paper work with me and explained all about the gardx protection which they had done to my car

June 16, 2014

Emma - proactive in contacting me by phone to keep me informed about the remediation strategy for the fault and the likely timeframe to rectify. She offered options for me to collect and return my vehicle when the part was procured, or to store my vehicle until the work had been completed. Quickly identified me and dealt with me when I collected my vehicle. Blair Peek (sales) - left brochure in my vehicle about an upgrade I have been considering and some very nice fudge to try to sweeten any future deal!

June 9, 2014

Kieran had coffee waiting

June 4, 2014

Jason Smith was most helpful and obliging and was always ready to help through phone calls etc

June 3, 2014

Young lady at service desk went a got my car for me, also it was very well groomed, thanks

May 23, 2014

Jason Smith .Greeted me on arrival with pleasant handshake and smile.Offered me a coffee and has been very helpful and professional throughout my dealings with the Dealership.

May 15, 2014

Andrew Mooney was the person I dealt with but the others in the showroom were helpful and friendly if Andrew happened to be busy and offered coffee until he was available.

May 9, 2014

Mary Wilson and Jason Smith were just delightful to deal with - very helpful and not pushy

May 6, 2014

Jason. Took the time to ask my requirements to drive a vehicle suited to needs.

April 16, 2014

This email is somewhat belated, however I decided it was better arriving late than never!

I recently purchased my i30 from your car yard and have been extremely satisfied with the service I received both before and after purchase. Jason was very helpful and made the process extremely simple and stress free, despite the fact I was in Auckland for the duration. When I arrived in Christchurch to pay for and collect the car it was all I had expected and more. Definitely worth the long (and comfortable) drive back to Auckland!

So I would like to say a massive thank you to Jason and the team there at Gary Cockram for making this car purchase experience so enjoyable. I will most definitely be down for any car purchases I require in the future and will recommend you to friends and family across NZ without hesitation. 

April 14, 2014

The girl who booked my car in on the morning of the service took extra time to properly understand.

April 8, 2014

Jason at Gary Cockram - organised entire purchase over phone. Organised airport pick up

April 3, 2014

The service was brilliant and then they gave me fudge. Was a lovely surprise. 

April 3, 2014

Jason Smith Very relaxing sale, not pushy but helpful

April 3, 2014

The young lady on the desk who organised everything this morning. I consider her attentative, efficient, polite and effective manner to have been really professional. It was a pleasure being there this morning and I noticed that others that came and went were also very positive. Well done Gary Cockram Motor Group. I think her surname was Cockram

March 20, 2014

Dougal congratulated me; Jason showed me all through the car; Mary gave me a bottle of wine.

March 20, 2014

Our first visit to buy our new car we had Kieran and he went out of his way to help us. When we went to pick up the car we delt with Andrew who explained the finer points of the vehicle. We are sorry we dont know there surnames.

March 19, 2014

The guy who cleaned my car did an excellent job as it was quite dirty. 

March 12, 2014

Jason Smith - excellent to deal with. Open, honest and all round nice guy. I would recommend him!

March 10, 2014

Andrew Mooney.Super experience,Thanks for the wine and the tank of petrol. 

March 10, 2014

Emma Schuyl - has a great mix of friendly & kind yet professional. Emma went out of her with getting me a loan car when the service department was fully booked. Also the sales man (very tall) was fabulous with helping with parking issues (very difficult in Christchurch!).

March 5, 2014

Andrew Gillbanks, attention to detail in diagnosing and resolving the problem.

March 4, 2014

Jason and Mary were very understanding of my situation and worked very hard to get me the car.

March 1, 2014

Jason Smith, was professional throughout and wasnt 'pushy'he had a relaxed approach which we liked

February 27, 2014 

Girl who droped me back (young girl with blonde hair from CHCH) very nice and was here on time to return me.

February 20, 2014

There was difficulty getting access to the service area, a male staff member was on the road advising & assiting customers as they arrived which I thought was very proactive in anticipating clients needs & service.

February 10, 2014

Jason Smith for excellent followup and communications. Dougal Cockram for a great deal!

February 4, 2014

Blair Peek - see answer to earlier question. He listened to what I wanted, worked on it for me after I left, found the best answer, called me with it, and after my own research and comparisons with my other options (I had 4-5 comparisons around Christchurch) I concluded his recommendation and final deal was the right one for me and I bought the car. I am very happy that Blair helped me to a decision on the vehicle I bought that was a better decision than the earlier vehicle I told him I was interested in.

February 1, 2014

Jason (sales) and Mary(finance) tailored finance to make it happen including discussing options with my head office allowing for sale to happen.

January 30, 2014

Andrew Mooney in Christchurch was fantastic to deal with and explained everything really well. I found I had a lot of confidence in him and felt quite an important customer.

January 23, 2014

I have taken 4 vehicls for warrants and service over the past week and Emma Schuyl of Christchruch has been a great to work with, Emma knows her job is happy and efficent, a credit to Cockrams. 

January 22, 2014

Paul Welbeloved, Christchurch branch. He was very helpful both on the phone and in person and when one of the parts was no longer produced for the model vehicle I own he directed me to a company that deals in that particular part. This saved me a lot of time as I was visiting Christchurch for a just a week and searching for parts wasnt what I had hoped to do. I hadnt met Paul before, just spoken over the phone. When I come in the next day to buy the part that was available he was able to recall what I needed before I had finished explaining what I wanted and got the part for me while he asked someone else to complete the paper work, making the experience even shorter. He was very pleasant, as was the man who chased me down the road after I left because I had left my credit card there. 

January 15, 2014

Jason & Mary from the Christchurch Branch were excellent. They were friendly and respectful throughout. Great service from these two.

Richard gane looked up the part I was requiring and f0und it for than ordered part for me and rang me the followingday and told me the price of the part also he told me on the previous day the price this was much better than getting a second hand part from distmantler which was $83.00 and the new part was $31.08 from cockram motor group.

January 9, 2014

Andrew Mooney. He was prepared to negotiate the price and warrantee to make the car more affordable for us. He's a very pleasant man to deal with.

Mary Wilson and Jason Smith organised to bring a test vehicle to us and take my own vehicle to get an approximate trade in price, they then returned my vehicle and picked up the test car from my location which made the process so easy. The paperwork and finance setup was also made very easy, and the consistency of dealing with the same two people from initial interest to driving home in a new car was fantastic. Thanks!

December 22, 2013

Jason in sales always goes the extra mile when I come into the dealership. he always has a loan car available and is a good guy to deal with.