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Latest News

Aziz Ahmed - What a saint!

12-11-2018

Luscombe Suzuki in Leeds are always pleased to add another trophy to their cabinet.  Having been awarded the 2018 Auto Trader Retailer of the Year and Customer Choice Awards, been voted Suzuki Dealer of the Year three times in six years, amongst a host of other awards, they were delighted that…
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Robin's Diary 31st October 2018

01-11-2018

Way back in June, not only was I having back surgery, but I should have been running a charity auction to raise money in memory of Martin Lampkin who won the World Trials Championship back in 1975. Unfortunately Martin was taken from us by Cancer far too young, so I was asked almost a year ago if I…
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Robin's Diary 19th October 2018

19-10-2018

During my nearly nine years as a business owner, I have had some learning to do on the job, things that were definitely not in the handbook or learnt from years of experience - mainly because when it’s your business, everything is ultimately your decision. Last week I received the news no one…
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The New 2019 Model Suzuki Vitara has just arrived

11-10-2018

  Take a look at the all new 1.4 Boosterjet Vitara SZ5 - It has just arrived and we love it!! Be one of the first to see and test drive it. We love the new features including New soft-touch dashboard New Clock New Suede fabric seats New Alloy Wheels Chrome Grille to name a few Take a look for…
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Robin's Diary 4th October 2018

04-10-2018

Once again the world of Sport has demonstrated to all of us, including the business world, how a team of good people, all pulling in one direction with a clear plan, massive motivation, inclusion and involvement, can achieve amazing results!  Not many people gave the European golfers much…
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Robin's Diary 20th September 2018

20-09-2018

Right then, this is going to surprise you – it certainly surprised me!!   The idea of meditation and mindfulness was just another silly thing Buddhist monks did, or hippies from the ‘60s – or so I was led to believe!!  BUT having been through the constant pain, difficulty…
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The Suzuki Jimny launch at Paris Motor Show 4th - 14th October

14-09-2018

The long awaited 2019 Suzuki Jimny will enjoy its European launch at the Paris Motor Show on October 4th, when the show which runs until the 14th opens. It’s creating so much interest,  even the motoring press in the USA are interested, despite the vehicle not being available there. …
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Robin's Diary 5th September 2018

05-09-2018

Londoners moving  ‘Up North’ for a better life…. The Yorkshire Post recently ran an article about Londoners heading out of the city for a better life and the number of people heading to Yorkshire is increasing.  It’s hardly surprising!  We all know how great…
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A Case of Mistaken Identity!!

05-09-2018

    When is a BMW not a BMW?.....   When it's a Swift Sport!!!  Only kidding!!  But it looks surprisingly nice with Suzuki Swift Sport face!!   The wonders of modern technology enable what is now termed as Mash Ups, where design houses take two cars and with the…
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Demand for the New Model Suzuki Jimny Hugely Exceeds Expectations!

29-08-2018

The latest generation of the ever popular mini SUV, the all new Suzuki Jimny , was launched this July in Japan.   Produced at the company’s Kosai manufacturing plant in Japan, demand for the vehicle has been overwhelming.   In its first month since launch, Suzuki have reportedly…
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Robin's Diary 23rd August 2018

23-08-2018

The human body … Whilst I don’t want to repeat the last 6 months, and maybe still a few more before I am back to normal, it has certainly been very educational!  I had no idea what a bad back really could be like, but trust me it’s looking like it’s going to keep me off…
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Robin's Diary 9th August 2018

09-08-2018

When to retire?   A friend of mine who has had a business in York for 35 years but has no succession within the family,  nor staff who want to take the business on because it’s not a simple thing to do without risk, is now faced with no option but to close the doors.  It’s…
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Robin's Diary 2nd August 2018

02-08-2018

I don’t often talk about cars in the diary, but this week I’m going to have a change, although it’s not really a car (only joking), to talk about the Suzuki Jimny!   The predecessor of the current Jimny is the car that started Suzuki in the UK back in 1979, an 800cc little 4x4…
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2019 MODEL YEAR VITARA Latest News 30/07/18

30-07-2018

Following on from the recent announcement of the 30th Anniversary of the Vitara, Suzuki is pleased to announce the introduction in September of its 2019 model which incorporates numerous visual, technical and specification upgrades. Vitara has enjoyed strong UK sales success since launch in 2015 and…
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Luscombe’s Leeds scoop two awards at the 11th Auto Trader Retailer Awards

25-07-2018

Leeds based retailer, tops list of c.13,000   Luscombe Suzuki and Mitsubishi on Low Road, Hunslet in Leeds are celebrating winning two awards at the national 2018 Auto Trader Retailer Awards. Based in Leeds but serving a vast area beyond, Luscombe’s Leeds won not only the Customer Choice…
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Luscombe’s Staff Meeting – a great night was had by all!

24-07-2018

Luscombe Suzuki and Mitsubishi on Low Road, Hunslet in Leeds held a meeting for all the Staff at their showrooms last night. Despite MD Robin Luscombe still recovering from a recent back operation, he pulled out all the stops so that he could host the event – and his efforts were very much…
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BREXIT - MY VIEWS

19-07-2018

The hot topic in the pub and everywhere else this week is the result of the referendum, and everyone wants to know what's going to happen- I’m sorry but I am not going to join that gang either predicting a wonderful future or a slide into recession, because, as I told all my staff last…
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Robin's diary 17th July 2018

18-07-2018

Another busy week, and fortunately I am recovering now so am able to partake a little bit. I have to go back to London this week to see the surgeon, so am coinciding it with the Auto Trader Retailer awards on Thursday afternoon which is after the deadline for my diary, so I’ll let you know…
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Robin's Diary 5th July 2018

05-07-2018

An advert for the retail motor industry! Recently the TV news, especially on the BBC, has been focussing on the death of the High Street.   Even if times are hard, I’m sure the last thing that High Street shops need is this being blasted all over the BBC.  Sadly it would appear…
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Cupcakes all round at Luscombe Suzuki!

02-07-2018

Today is 2nd July 2018 which means it is 8 years to the day since Robin opened the doors to Luscombe Suzuki in Leeds! Robin  acquired the Suzuki Dealership for Leeds in 2010 from Robert Bowett in July 2010 followed by the Mitsubishi Dealership, also from Robin Bowett in 2013 – On…
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Robin's Diary 19th June 2018

19-06-2018

I’m writing this week’s diary a little early as I’m due to have an operation today -  so having woken up after England’s almost historic win at the World Cup, I am nil by mouth until lunch time. So, this could be the start of recovery from my back problem which dates…
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Robin's Diary 7th June 2018

07-06-2018

This week I’ve been busy planning a Charity Auction to raise money for Cancer in memory of Martin Lampkin, who was Yorkshire’s 1975 Trials Biking World Champion, but sadly died of cancer two years ago. Raising funds for charity, particularly via an auction, definitely adds a bit of fun…
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Robin's Diary 23rd May 2018

23-05-2018

Putting Leeds on the Map!! Massive congratulations to Leeds’ boxer Josh Warrington, the underdog, who overcame the odds to become World Champion at Elland Road on Saturday night.  He was supported by 25,000 Yorkshire folk cheering him on to victory and real tear up of a fight, and Josh…
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Congratulations to Matthew Stanway, St Gemma’s Hospice Car Raffle winner!

16-05-2018

Well Done Matthew for winning a brand new Suzuki Celerio in the St Gemma’s Hospice 40th Anniversary Car Raffle!   Matthew bought his winning ticket from his Dad, Tom Stanway who received the tickets with the St Gemma’s Spring newsletter. Matthew and Tom have been keen supporters of…
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Robin's diary 9th May 2018

09-05-2018

You just never know what’s around the corner - this week I returned to see my consultant following another MRI scan of my back.  I anticipated him telling me that the results showed my back was, at best, well on its way to being repaired or, at worse, needed a relatively small operation…
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Massive Increase For Car Sales In April

06-05-2018

Great news!! Funny how failing car sales make headline news!!  But April’s brilliant figures didn’t even get a mention this morning on any news channels, and I doubt they even made many papers! So here’s the great news - Retail sales up 26.3% so the general public, real…
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The background and success of Robin's diary

03-05-2018

Is newspaper advertising really dead? I think not!   Is the future solely digital? I think not, and let me explain why…   A couple of weeks’ ago, Robert Forrester’s analysis of a report showed the importance of the ‘old fashioned’ face to face verbal…
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Robin's Diary 26th April 2018

26-04-2018

Don’t get stuck doing the same and expecting better. I have just experienced an instance of needing to change things to get a better result -the treatment on my back injury had stalled and driving was becoming more painful, my physio came up with a solution which is a complete about-turn from…
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Robin's Diary 11th April 2018

11-04-2018

Reading and learning! I find it so strange how we change as we get older - I must admit to never having been a bookworm or even an occasional reader.   During my years at school I never read the books I was supposed to, I even took English Literature for O level, but unsurprisingly…
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Robin's Diary 29th March 2018

29-03-2018

Whilst I have been off work with my back problem, I have had loads of time (too much really) to reflect and read – I have to say that it is surprising just how much I have learnt -  there are so many ways to improve what we do simply by trawling through the web, google, you tube,…
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‘People-Before-Profit’ ethos wins even more awards for Luscombe Suzuki and Mitsubishi in Leeds!

23-03-2018

Luscombe’s Leeds, the Suzuki and Mitsubishi Main Dealer in Leeds, has just added two more trophies to its awards cabinet.  This week the Auto Industry Excellence Awards were held in Dorking, Surrey, to celebrate the success of UK businesses in the motor Industry and allow them and their…
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Another Award for “Excellent Customer Service” at Luscombe Suzuki Leeds

19-03-2018

Here at Luscombe Suzuki on Low Road, Hunslet in Leeds, we believe in treating our customers fairly in an open and honest manner and to ensure we achieve that, we work closely with the West Yorkshire Trading Standards Motor Trade Partnership who promote best practice in the new and used car sales…
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Robin's Diary 13th March 2018

14-03-2018

I reckon that I’ve been fairly fortunate in life to reach the ripe old age of 56 and to have only recently spent my first ever night in hospital!  It is incredible the positive impact that genuine concern shown by so many people has had upon me – it certainly makes a huge…
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Robin's diary 2nd March 2018

02-03-2018

Update from a hospital bed!!   Following on from last week’s diary about my bad back …… I’ve spent the last week on my back in a hospital bed with a far lateral disc herniation.  It’s a very painful and debilitating condition, but I have started the recovery…
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Robin's Diary 15th February 2018

15-02-2018

I’ve just driven past a big building site at the bottom of The Headrow in Leeds and what used to be, for those of you old enough to remember, the Quarry Hill Flats (where Queenie’s Castle with Diana Dors was filmed in the early 70’s) and I noticed that it’s now going to be…
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Leeds Car Dealer insists – “We won’t sell you a car!!”

14-02-2018

The award-winning Luscombe’s in Leeds has just added to its accolades following the Automotive Management Awards held last Thursday in Birmingham where over 1,000 people from the motor trade celebrated the best of the industry.  Luscombe’s, the Suzuki and Mitsubishi Main Dealer for…
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Luscombe Suzuki announce £500 OFF THE PRICE OF ANY NEW SUZUKI FOR ONE DAY ONLY – Saturday 17th February

13-02-2018

Luscombe Suzuki Leeds is pleased to announce its #SuzukiSaturdays sales event, for one day only on Saturday 17th February - visitors to its dealership on Low Road, Hunslet in Leeds will be able to take advantage of £500 off* the recommended retail price of any new model in the range by…
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Robin's Diary 29th January 2018

29-01-2018

It’s a funny old world - a few weeks’ ago Leeds United, Bradford City and Huddersfield Town were all doing great, and the Aussies were kicking our bums in the Ashes - now we have just won the One Day series in Oz, but none of our local teams can win a raffle never mind a game!! That just…
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Robin's Diary 17th January 2018

17-01-2018

The big story without doubt this week is Carillion – it’s terrible news for all their employees but the impact on its suppliers could have far more widespread damage.  In nearly eight years I have only suffered a couple of times with companies we supply going bust and leaving me…
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Robin's diary 4th January 2018

04-01-2018

Well we are all back to normal again, the Christmas holidays are behind us, and we can look forward to another year, and yes it is true, the older you get the faster the years seem to pass! So what about 2018 - have any of you made a New Year’s resolution or are they becoming a thing of the…
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Robin's Diary 19th December 2017

19-12-2017

Last week’s ice and snow caused the usual havoc on the roads, and it made me think about what would happen if we had driverless cars!  Would you trust a computer and gadgets on an icy road, and how would they cope with fog? Driverless cars may well be the future for city centre driving,…
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Robin's Diary 13th December 2017

13-12-2017

Well it’s nearly Christmas and everyone is out and about doing their Christmas shopping despite the recent snow and ice!! We held our Staff Party on Saturday night - fortunately the weather didn’t stop us having a great turnout – as far as I am aware, everyone had a good night and…
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Luscombe Suzuki Leeds Receives Inaugural CarGurus UK 2017 Top-Rated Dealer Award for Highest Shopper Ratings

30-11-2017

CarGurusâ, a leading consumer automotive shopping website, today announced it has named Luscombe Suzuki Leeds a CarGurus Top-Rated Dealer of 2017. This marks the first year CarGurus is presenting the awards in the UK after launching the site last year. CarGurus uses shoppers’ ratings of…
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Robin's Diary 29th November 2017

28-11-2017

I was hoping to be celebrating an England cricket victory this week, but hopefully I will get a chance soon.  Here in the north we are maybe more interested in the Rugby League World Cup Final, with England taking on Australia this weekend, but we are the underdogs, so it will be a massive…
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HEAD OF SUZUKI JAPAN MEETS AWARD WINNING LUSCOMBE IN LEEDS…

27-11-2017

Robin Luscombe, MD of Luscombe Suzuki on Low Road, Hunslet in Leeds, was honoured last week to receive a visit from Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Head of European Automobiles, Takanori Suzuki,  who was accompanied by Nobuo Suyama,  MD of Suzuki GB and his Assistant, Tsuneyuki …
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Robin's Diary 15th November 2017

15-11-2017

Last week was a high point in my business life, when we were presented with one of only 15 “Best UK Dealership to Work For” awards at an Industry Conference in Birmingham. When I started my own business I wanted to test or challenge myself to see if I could run and own a business…
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Luscombe Motors named "Best UK Dealership To Work For"

10-11-2017

Luscombe Motors, the Suzuki and Mitsubishi Dealership in Leeds, has been named one of the UK’s Best Dealerships To Work For in a new programme launched by Automotive Management, the UK’s leading automotive retail business publication. More than 40 dealerships participated in the…
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Robin's Diary 2nd November 2017

02-11-2017

How about this for one of those silly questions, like the chicken and the egg -  So, why when the schools are on holiday is the traffic easy on the way to work, but seems to be just the same as normal on the way home?  Everyone who commutes will see a massive difference in the mornings,…
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Latest News on The Next Generation Suzuki Jimny

25-10-2017

The Next Generation Suzuki Jimny should be available mid 2018 but why not click on the link below to view the latest Spy Video! Click here to view   More details to follow from The Tokyo Motor Show   If you would like to be kept informed about  about The Next Generation Suzuki Jimny,…
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Robin's Diary 18th October 2017

18-10-2017

It seems  ‘Independence’ is well and truly back in the news headlines, and as the so-called ‘Northern Powerhouse’ seems to have lost its way on the journey from London to the North, I am sure the Yorkshire Independence movement will gather pace again.  After all we…
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Robin's Diary 5th October 2017

04-10-2017

My contentious comments a couple of weeks ago about multi-buys caused a real stir – so, like last week, I am sticking to good news in this week’s diary!  And it’s great to have more of it! As we are located about halfway between Headingley and Castleford I am staying neutral,…
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Suzuki Ignis Wins Car of the Year Award– and can be yours with 1 Years’ FREE Insurance and 3 Years’ FREE Servicing!!!

28-09-2017

Award Winning Luscombe Suzuki Leeds is delighted with the news that the Suzuki Ignis has just won the 2017 Car of the Year Award from The Northern Group of Motoring Writers.  A team of 31 eminent Motoring Journalists placed the car at the top of their poll covering an extensive list of cars…
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Are you aware of the Impact of ‘Disruptors’ on Buying a Car?

25-09-2017

In most areas of life nowadays so-called ‘Disruptors’ are offering new ways to do things! Uber, Airbnb, Facebook, Google, the list goes on, and whilst they have many good points, are there any negatives??   I will concentrate on the areas I know most about, the car industry!  …
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Robin's Diary 20th September 2017

20-09-2017

I had every intention of this week’s diary being a whinge at the so-called ‘Special Offer Multi-Buys’ at our supermarkets and how misleading they are – you can end up paying more per unit when you buy two or more items on so-called ‘Special Offer’ than just buying…
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IS YOUR CAR TOO GOOD FOR THE SCRAPPAGE SCHEME?

08-09-2017

  Suzuki has just announced the introduction of their Scrappage Scheme, offering private retail buyers up to £2,000 off the price of a New Suzuki when they trade in their car which was registered before the end of 2009 – any make of petrol, diesel or hybrid car can be taken as trade…
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Suzuki announces Scrappage Scheme

08-09-2017

Scrappage Scheme incentive available until 30 September 2017 Customers can enjoy savings of up to £2,000 on selected new Suzuki models Car being traded in must be of a pre-Euro 5 emissions standard and have been registered before the end of 2009 As part of Suzuki GB PLC’s commitment to…
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Robin's diary 7th September 2017

07-09-2017

Having watched a brilliant BBC programme ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’, (available on iplayer), I do wonder if all the latest technology is actually going to be good in the long term.    If we have autonomous cars we can hail, will we need taxi drivers? If we have driverless…
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Robin's diary 24th August 2017

24-08-2017

British summer weather!! Whilst sat at my computer this morning wondering what to say in the diary this week,  all of a sudden at 9.15am it went so dark and the heavens in Leeds literally opened, and wow did it rain, monsoon like.  Unfortunately the back door to the showroom is down a…
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Robin's Diary 10th August 2017

10-08-2017

This week I have seen a UK Customer Satisfaction survey published in July  and the great news is Suzuki is ranked 26th in the Top 50 Organisations for Customer Satisfaction – Amazon came top, First Direct second and John Lewis came third and the Suzuki score of  82.5% is only 3…
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News of the All New Suzuki Swift Sport

28-07-2017

Suzuki Motor Corporation have just made an announcement that the all-new Suzuki Swift Sport will be officially revealed at the 67th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.  Embodying the brand’s sporty profile, the Swift Sport has always held a special place in Suzuki’s lineup since the first…
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Robin's Diary 27th July 2017

27-07-2017

July has been a strange month for me….  as the company has grown, and continued to do well, I thought that was sufficient – but I realise now that that just creates more decisions!!  This time it was how do I relinquish some responsibility and authority! Nobody told me about…
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Luscombe’s Leeds celebrate a ‘winning’ first half of 2017

26-07-2017

Their success at the Motor Trader Awards in London this month, when they were Highly Commended for their Customer Care and won the Social Media award, symbolised the culmination of a ‘winning six months’ for the privately owned Leeds based Suzuki and Mitsubishi dealer, Luscombe’s…
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Robin's Diary 13th July 2017`

13-07-2017

Some great news to start this week’s diary, Yorkshire’s trio of Root, Ballance and Bairstow help England to a crushing win, and the Lions manage to draw the series in New Zealand, and it’s not that often we can really celebrate great sporting success, maybe we will have more in the…
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Robin's Diary 28th June 2017

28-06-2017

There I am sitting at my desk – with the door open as always - wondering what to talk about this week in the diary, when a new customer, who is collecting his new car, popped into my office and thanked me very much for the way he has been looked after,  telling me it was noticeably better…
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AWARD WINNING DEALERSHIP ANNOUNCES SUZUKI S-CROSS IS AN AWARD WINNER!

20-06-2017

Here at Luscombe Suzuki on Low Road, Hunslet in Leeds we are very pleased to announce that the S-Cross 1.4-litre Boosterjet ALLGRIP has been voted the winner of the ‘Best Budget 4X4’ category at the 2017 Towcar of the Year Awards. The introduction of the Boosterjet engine technology to…
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Wahey! We now have our 200th Unsolicited Customer Review on Facebook!

16-06-2017

At Luscombe Suzuki in Leeds, we have a strong culture of treating customers as we would like to be treated ourselves.  Our customer focused approach with “Straight Talking Salespeople, Managers Who Come Out Of The Office” and our mission statement of  “We won’t sell…
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Robin's Diary 14th June 2017

14-06-2017

No politics at all in my diary, Promise!! But there’s not much else happening - or at least not much else in the news - EXCEPT England Cricketers doing well - at the time of writing there’s a semi-final taking place against Pakistan, so hopefully if they win that, we can still celebrate…
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Robin's Diary 7th June 2017

07-06-2017

This week we were lucky enough to host the England Rugby Volunteer Recognition Awards presentation for the Yorkshire region in our showroom – there were some great people here who put loads into the sport they have loved for years, or have just got involved in the sport and are prepared to put…
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Robin's Diary 1st June 2017

01-06-2017

So the football season is over, the election is off limits, Lewis Hamilton is getting beaten in F1, the Cricket Champions Trophy is about to begin and I’m not a tennis fan - so what can I go on about this week?? Well, how about computers and technology and using our common sense!!  I bet…
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Robin's Diary 18th May 2017

18-05-2017

Being a sports fan, I follow with interest all the comments about players wages, transfer fees etc and about the money in sport, but I must admit I do get tired of it - we never hear similar comments about how much so-called celebrities, actors and pop stars earn, when, after all, their wages are…
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Robin's Diary 4th May 2017

04-05-2017

Last week I called into my local village butchers, a friendly busy place, and it got me thinking about big business v local small businesses, and how the worm may be turning.  Research tells us the big supermarkets are less popular, farmers markets and local shops are becoming more popular, and…
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Robin's Diary 19th April 2017

19-04-2017

A bit of a grumpy old man moan this week, but surely it can’t just be me who is sick of TV adverts for gambling websites, blokes in hot pants and high heels and virtually anything associated with toilets - it’s no wonder more and more people are watching TV on catch up, so they can…
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Robin's Diary 5th April 2017

05-04-2017

As we head into school holidays, we can all enjoy a much easier commute to work, as it seems half the traffic in the morning is school traffic, but the big mystery to me is why it never seems to be as quiet when I’m going home?  That’s just one of those simple things that no doubt…
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Robin's Diary 23rd March 2017

23-03-2017

So no records or a grand slam, but at least England won the 6 Nations, which is better than being knocked out of the World Cup two years ago -  New Zealand next up for the Lions.  On the football front it’s all hotting up for local sides, with Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield all…
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Winning Aftersales Team at Luscombe Suzuki Leeds!!

14-03-2017

More success at Luscombe’s Leeds this week – this time in the Aftersales Department headed by Pete Brandon.  Service Advisor Kirsty Orange is planning what to pack in her suitcase as she has won a 4-night all-inclusive trip to Tenerife – the trip was awarded  to Luscombe…
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Award Winning Luscombe’s Leeds is in the running for another award!!

13-03-2017

We're delighted that Kasim Ahmed is a finalist for the Motor Trader Rising Stars award 2017. Kasim began working at Luscombe Motors two years ago aged 18 having studied mechanics for one year at college. Having completed his training with flying colours and is now a fully qualified Parts…
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Ignis Makes it to the Final Three - 2017 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR

13-03-2017

Great News this week for Suzuki is that the Brand New Suzuki IGNIS has made it to the final three cars in the new  Urban Car category of the 2017 World Car of The Year.  The World Car of the Year judging panel comprises 73 Automotive Industry journalists with eight of these representing…
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The All-New Suzuki Swift – Suzuki’s Third Generation Compact Supermini

09-03-2017

Following its launch in the Japanese domestic market towards the end of last year, Suzuki Motor Corporation has unveiled its New European Swift at the Geneva Motor Show, which will be on sale in the UK from June 2017 – Hailed as the All-New Global Supermini, it carries forward the Swift DNA…
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Robin's Diary 8th March 2017

08-03-2017

Let’s start with England!!  Both Rugby and Cricket teams are flying high, which means either we are going great or getting ready for a mighty fall - let’s hope the good news carries on!! Local Football is also going great, which I don’t often get chance to say, but Yorkshire…
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Robin's Diary 22nd February 2017

22-02-2017

It’s been a week of shockers in FA Cup football with Lincoln City becoming the first non-league team in 103 years to reach the last eight in the quarter finals having beaten Burnley at the weekend and they now face Arsenal following their victory against the underdogs Sutton Utd – and…
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Jake Pickles - What a saint!

21-02-2017

The award winning Luscombe Suzuki in Leeds are always pleased to add another trophy to their cabinet, having been voted Suzuki Dealer of the Year three times in six years, winning the Suzuki Halo Award for outstanding customer service and a number of other motor trade awards since opening their…
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Robin's diary 8th February 2017

08-02-2017

It’s a very exciting week as by the time some of you are reading this, we will know if we have been successful in any of the 5 categories we are shortlisted for at the AM Awards 2017 which take place on Thursday night - so by Friday morning we will be recovering from celebrating a win, or just…
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Excitement is building at Luscombe Motors in Leeds

01-02-2017

  The award winning Suzuki and Mitsubishi dealerships in Leeds are eagerly awaiting the AM Awards, the Motor Trade equivalent of The Oscars, which are being held next week at The International Convention Centre in Birmingham.    Says Robin Luscombe, Owner and Managing Director of…
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Robin's Diary 25th January 2017

25-01-2017

  A change of style for the diary this week, I would like to hear from you!!   The trade press is full of talk about buying new cars on the Internet, and some manufacturers are on TV promoting web sales, so over to you - What DO OR DON’T you like about car buying?  Would you…
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Luscombe Suzuki Leeds have News of More New Suzuki models in the pipeline!!

20-01-2017

  Whilst talking to an online webportal, the former head of Suzuki GB, Takanori Suzuki, who is now Suzuki’s General Manager for Oceania and Latin America has revealed that there are plans for a redesigned new generation Suzuki Grand Vitara in the next few years – he confirmed that…
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Car Tax due to rise by up to 950%!

17-01-2017

Government road tax scheme starting from April 1st will affect ALL NEW CAR BUYERS In the last budget, major changes were announced to vehicle excise duty, known as car tax and these will apply to any new vehicles registered after 1st April 2017.  What does this mean for you? If you buy a…
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Robin's Diary 12th January 2017

12-01-2017

Just before Christmas I asked on LinkedIn for some recommendations of great business books with which I could build a staff library here at Luscombe’s - having read lots of books myself over the years and shared them with the team at work, I decided that offering the opportunity of reading…
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Robin's Diary 28th December 2016

28-12-2016

So another year draws to a close - or an exciting new year is about to start -  Whichever way you look at it, they just keep coming round, and as I can now speak from experience the older you get the faster they come round!!   I am about to start my 40th year in the Motor Trade - starting…
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Robin's Diary 15th December 2016

15-12-2016

Having just watch the final Planet Earth 11 filmed in towns and cities, I must congratulate David Attenborough and his crew for another amazing series -  they just get better- and well done to the BBC for flouting convention and interfering with nature, as anyone who saw the programme, which…
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Robin's Diary 30th November 2016

30-11-2016

  "I can't believe it" - yes it's an old line, but in a year when analysts managed to get the EU and the US election completely wrong, never mind the melt down if we voted out of Europe, they are now telling us the economic outlook is terrible, and no one knows what will…
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Robin's Diary 17th November 2016

21-11-2016

This week I am going to moan, and I think many of you will agree, the wonderful banks have now found a way to make even more money!   In the past we paid a small fee for debit card transactions, 38p a time, which we happily absorbed, however thanks to the EU and the banks, and to make it fairer…
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Robin's Diary 3rd November 2016

03-11-2016

Ok so not such a good week for either Rugby League or Cricket, but a great week for Leeds Utd and Bradford City, so there is always some good sporting news to talk about -but we won’t tempt fate and say anymore!! The big story at the moment is across the pond, with the two most unlikely…
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Well Deserved Prize for Commitment and Hard Work

24-10-2016

    Last week, Luscombe Suzuki Leeds  Service Manager Peter Brandon finished runner up in the national Suzuki Service Manager of the Year competition.   His prize was a trip to the Suzuki Factory in Hungary, Pete’s first ever trip to a modern car plant.   Pete says he…
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Robin's Diary 20th October 2016

20-10-2016

  How about this for some local trivia -Portland Cement, was invented in Hunslet,  Leeds in 1824!  Yes it’s true, Joseph Aspdin patented Portland Cement on 21st October 1824 in Hunslet , then built a plant in Kirkgate, Wakefield to produce it!  I bet not many of you knew…
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Robin's Diary 6th October 2016

06-10-2016

  I thought I would look back in time this week – so, back in 1986, 30 years ago, how much was a new car?  Well, a Suzuki SJ 413, which some of you will remember, the boxy jeep type Suzuki, in 1986 was £5999 - with no power steering, no radio, manual windows and locks, no abs…
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INTRODUCING THE NEW SX4 S-CROSS facelift model

27-09-2016

  We are delighted to confirm details of the New SX4 S-Cross model which has had a major facelift – We will be launching it officially at our Open Weekend on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16 October and we are very excited about it.   Overall the New SX4 S-Cross has more distinctive…
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Robin's Diary 21st September 2016

21-09-2016

  As this Sunday would have been the birthday of Ronnie Barker, I thought it was apt to remember some of his classic lines - fork handles and four candles being the best – but “The toilets at a local police station have been stolen.  Police say they have nothing to go on”…
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Robin's Diary 9th September 2016

09-09-2016

  Here is an interesting story - last week we took a car in part exchange that had been bought a year ago from a used car dealer, and we were surprised the V5 registration document was in the name of the previous owner, not the person part exchanging it - so we checked if it was taxed, and it…
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Robin's Diary 24th August 2016

24-08-2016

  Obviously I have to add my congratulations to the whole GB Olympic team, but especially to those from Yorkshire, brilliant, well done, and good luck in Tokyo! But as I drive over 20 miles to work every day and have to battle with the non-existent Bradford Ring Road, we also have some Olympic…
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Robin's Diary 10th August 2016

10-08-2016

  Never mind the Olympics, our Service Manager Peter Brandon has just won through to the finals for the Suzuki Service Manager of the Year which is going to be held in October, and he has won himself a trip to the Suzuki factory - well done Pete, and good luck in October -  Pete has been…
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First glimpse of the New Generation Suzuki Swift

01-08-2016

  The New Generation Suzuki Swift is due to be unveiled this October 2016 at the Paris Motor Show - We have been fortunate however to obtain the latest spy images of the interior of this exciting new model -   As you can see from the restricted views above, there will be a number…
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New Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is revealed!!

29-07-2016

  It’s all great news with the Suzuki franchise – the new SX4 S-Cross model which was unveiled two weeks ago in Hungary, will be in our showrooms this October following its public debut at the Paris Motor show. The much acclaimed compact SX4 S-Cross crossover has been quite…
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The Honest John Road Test - Suzuki Vitara S 1.4 BoosterJet 2015 Road Test (published 4 Dec 2015)

28-07-2016

  BoosterJet might sound like something Boba Fett would use to escape from danger in Star Wars, but it’s actually the name for Suzuki’s latest engine, which makes its debut in the Suzuki Vitara. It’s a petrol engine and it's a fairly small one at 1.4-litres, but it…
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Suzuki Vitara Voted Honest John Car of the Year 2016

28-07-2016

Suzuki is very pleased to announce that Vitara has been voted the overall winner at the 2016 Honest John Awards held in London. Since its launch just 12 months ago in the UK, Vitara has proved to be very popular and was voted as the top choice by readers of honestjohn.co.uk. It was also voted as the…
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Robin's Diary 28th July 2016

28-07-2016

The ups and downs of British Sporting Triumphs and Disasters, and this week is a massive ‘up’, so let's just enjoy - Chris Froom winning a third Tour De France in spite of crashing twice - England easily winning the second Test Match, with Joe Roots’ amazing 300+ runs -…
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SUZUKI NAMED ‘MOST IMPROVED ORGANISATION’ IN LATEST UK CUSTOMER SATISFACTION INDEX

26-07-2016

  ◾Suzuki revealed as the ‘most improved organisation’ in annual UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) for July 2016, out of 227 brands, including 24 carmakers ◾Suzuki adds 9.1 points to July 2015 score and climbs to 27th place overall ◾The bi-annual study is a nationwide…
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Robin's Diary 11th July 2016

11-07-2016

We have just arrived back in Yorkshire after a trip to London for the Motor Trade Oscars, the Motor Trader Awards at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane and once again we came back with a win, and this year we also made the final in another category, so that’s 4 wins in 6 years, up against the…
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Robin's Diary 6th July 2016

06-07-2016

Last week one of our Sales Executives unfortunately had his house broken into and his Demo Mitsubishi L200 Pick-Up , which had been parked on his drive, was stolen – Thankfully, due to the power of social media, (unfortunately not the police), after we posted it on our Facebook page and paid…
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Robin's Diary 30th June 2016

30-06-2016

What a week, where do I start, football, politics, leaders, elections? Well I am going to give them all a miss as I think we have all had enough of it, so what do I say then, let’s start off with an amazing performance last Saturday by the Rugby team, beating the Aussies 3.0 down under, with…
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Vitara S Wins Ultralight Category at Tow Car Awards 2016

23-06-2016

Suzuki is very pleased to announce that Vitara S has been voted the winner of the Ultralight category at the Tow Car Awards 2016. Suzuki introduced the 1.4-litre Boosterjet model in January which provides a more sporting and dynamic character to the Vitara line up and it was this latest model that…
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Robin's diary 22nd June 2016

22-06-2016

Just have to start this week’s diary with a Massive Congratulations to the Welsh Football team and the England Rugby team, and hopefully next I can offer the same to the English footballers, but on current form I think I will need to find something else to write. Whilst Wales have done great,…
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Robin's diary 15th June 2016

15-06-2016

At the time of writing, I have no idea what the result will be of the England Wales game in the Euros, but I guess by Thursday afternoon, all us English will either breathe a sigh of relief or become Welsh football supporters, and on our past performances in tournament football it could well be the…
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Robin's diary 8th June 2016

08-06-2016

Loads of stuff to write this week so let’s start with the fastest news -  Bingley’s Ian Hutchinson wins 2 Isle of Man TT races in one day, not a bad day’s work, well done Hutchy!! Just ever so slightly slower was Valentino Rossi’s win in Moto GP at the weekend, so that…
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Honest John 2016 Awards - Suzuki Vitara voted most popular crossover

06-06-2016

"It may have a recognisable name and has been with us in one form of another for more than quarter of a century, but the Suzuki Vitara has until now managed to sit slightly askew of the wildly popular crossover SUV group that is is looking ever more attractive to family buyers who not only want…
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Robin's Diary 2nd June 2016

02-06-2016

Even though we are in West Yorkshire, I can’t let the week pass without a massive congratulations to both Hull and Barnsley for Wembley playoff wins and achieving promotion, good news for Yorkshire, but just a pity is wasn’t Leeds and Bradford.  There have also been loads of…
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Robin's Diary 26th May 2016

26-05-2016

I must admit I am struggling to know what to write this week - I am sure you don’t want to read any more about football managers, or the referendum as that is dominating the news, and I can’t think of anything positive about Leeds Rhinos, so apart from Jonny Bairstow’s amazing Man…
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Robin's Diary 11 May 2016

11-05-2016

This week I have discovered an employee, who left 18 months’ ago, decided to put some abusive photos on one of our review sites, and inform them we were permanently closed, but fortunately we have found them and they will be removed, and as the ex-employee has had at least 4 jobs since he…
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Robin's diary 4th May 2016

04-05-2016

This week we heard that our Sales Manager Mark Reynolds has been shortlisted for the Motor Trader Sales Manager of the Year Award to be announced at the Grosvenor House in London in July, where he will be competing against the top people from the UK motor trade, so a massive well done to Mark for…
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Robin's Diary 27th April 2016

27-04-2016

It’s a big weekend for me, as I am off to Scotland for the biggest biking weekend of the year, the Pre 65 Scottish followed by the Scottish 6 Days - but just the 2 days on the old bikes for me - 6 days on a bike on the Scottish mountains is just a memory now, 2 is fine, and hopefully my 1964…
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Robin's Diary 21 April 2016

22-04-2016

This week we have been busy helping the locals - we use the Thwaites Mill complex to photograph our used cars for the web, and they suffered in the floods at Christmas, and lost lots of their equipment, so we have donated them a lawn mower, which should help to keep this hidden gem in Leeds looking…
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Robin's diary 13th April 2016

13-04-2016

On Monday this week I went to pay my respects to Martin Lampkin, probably unknown to many reading this, but not only was he World Champion in 1975, and a legend in the Motor Cycle world, but he was a good guy and I am fortunate enough to have known him for many years, and to be able to consider him…
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Robin's Diary 6th April 2016

06-04-2016

It’s been a busy week for me, as I went to the National Automobile Dealer Association Convention in the US, which is a massive event with 24,000 car dealers from across the world attending to see the latest trends and ideas - and now I have to make sure we stay ahead of the game - but it was…
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Robin's diary 31st March 2016

31-03-2016

Well what a week for English Sport, with the cricketers making the Final of the T20 World Cup, and the footballers coming back from 2.0 down to beat Germany 3.2 - so am I getting too excited or is it really the time for England to do well in the big tournaments??? And what about my team, Bradford…
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Robin's Diary 24th March 2016

24-03-2016

Well last weekend’s football results will teach me “not to put the cart before the horse” getting excited about Leeds Utd and Bradford City winning 63 games on the trot, as both lost last Saturday!! For me it was a busy weekend competing in the Ilkley Motor Clubs Grand National on…
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Robin's Diary 17th March 2016

17-03-2016

This week I had the chance to drive the new Suzuki Baleno, which arrives in May, with an amazing 1.0 Petrol Booster Jet engine, providing the torque and economy of a diesel, but without the emissions of a diesel, and it’s a cracker!!    This week I can certainly mention the…
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Robin's diary 10th March 2016

10-03-2016

  This week, or rather for the last few weeks, I have been trying to increase, speed up our broadband connection, and I am sure many of you will have been through the same issues -with companies using different lingo, words and acronyms, and trying their best to confuse me - and it’s not…
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Robin's Diary 3rd March 2016

03-03-2016

This week is the Geneva Motor Show, the biggest in Europe, with everyone showing both their new models, and the concept cars of the future - both Suzuki and Mitsubishi have new models for the Summer, which is great news for us all.  However, the concept cars on show did prompt a few thoughts,…
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Robin’s the star of his own commercials….

25-02-2016

Robin Luscombe, MD of award winning Luscombe Suzuki and Mitsubishi Dealerships on Low Road, Hunslet in Leeds has always set his business apart by his entire team’s objective of ‘treating customers as we would like to be treated ourselves’ – In his efforts to achieve that,…
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Robin's diary 24th Feb 2016

24-02-2016

This week I was very lucky to go to Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Oxfordshire, owned by Raymond Blanc – I was invited by Suzuki GB, as 1 of 6 members of the Suzuki 500 Club, for selling more than 500 new Suzuki cars last year - as you can see it’s an exclusive club, and a wonderful…
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Robin's Diary 18th February 2016

18-02-2016

Normally I don’t talk about cars in the diary, but this week I have to mention the effect Ant and Dec and the silly adverts have had on Vitara sales.  Whilst I think I am in the minority as I watch sport on Saturday night TV and would rather have a wet weekend in Blackpool than watch Ant…
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Robin's diary 12th Feb 2016

12-02-2016

We had a TV crew from ITN in the showroom this week making a video about the Motor Trade, sponsored by the Institute for the Motor Industry, which Natasha Kaplinsky will present - unfortunately she didn’t come to the showroom, but a few of us were caught on film and will no doubt be very…
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Robin's Diary 5th Feb 2016

08-02-2016

A sad week with news of not only Terry Wogan but also our own Jane who looks after our marketing suffered the loss of her Dad at the weekend, so our sympathies are with her and her family. On the up side I have been for the first time to the RAC Club in London for a secret retirement party for Ian…
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Robin's Diary 28th January 2016

28-01-2016

Nothing exciting to celebrate sporting wise this week - LUFC managed a win against lowly Bristol, BCFC drew away, and we won’t mention the Cricket - so let’s just look forward to Super League starting soon!! Tuesday evening was our Annual Company Meeting - if I was posh I would call it a…
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Robin's Diary 21st January 2016

21-01-2016

  Where do I start this week?  Well I have just returned from a motorbike trip on the Ho Chi Min Trail in Lao with a few mates, and riding through villages in remote parts of Lao with exploded American bombs makes me realise how lucky we are here in the UK!  But it was a great trip,…
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Feel Safe in Winter Driving Conditions?

14-01-2016

Do you feel safe driving in wintry conditions?  Despite having driven for over 30 years, I still find that wintry conditions can pose numerous problems so I consider these to be some useful tips … • Adjust your speed to match the conditions and try not to brake sharply, use the…
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Robin's diary 12th January 2016

12-01-2016

Well Robin is away on holiday so as his PA and Marketing Manager,  I have been tasked with writing his diary this week!! There is not much to report about Yorkshire Sport and the media is more than covering the sad loss of David Bowie so ….. I reckon this is an ideal opportunity to let…
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Robin's Diary 6th January 2016

06-01-2016

First diary of the New Year so I would like to wish Happy New Year to you all!! It’s obviously back to work for everyone this week and the kids are back at school too so that has meant the end of the easy drive to work!!  Patience is a virtue!! The New Year has started with some fantastic…
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Robin's Diary 29th December 2015

29-12-2015

This week’s diary is very easy, as I texted all the staff on Boxing Day morning at 9 am to ask for help moving new cars from our new car compound which is next to the River Aire, and by 9.30am we had a great turnout, wading through the water to move cars to safety, in the rain, on Boxing day…
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Robin's Diary 23rd December 2015

23-12-2015

Last Sunday was a great shot in the arm for all 16 year olds and all us much older folk who didn’t do great at school, and either did or are looking at “apprentice on the job training”, with Joseph winning The Apprentice - it just goes to show what you can do without a degree- and…
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Robin's Diary - 16th December 2015

16-12-2015

You may not be aware, but I - or rather my wife who is a pet lover - has a couple of Bulldogs - and Yes I have heard all the jokes about them looking like their owners, so I guess they must be mine!! However on Monday, Lulu, the eldest of the two, suffered a fatal heart attack whilst at the vets,…
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Robin's Diary 2 December 2015

02-12-2015

Ever heard of a bear with a sore head??  Someone incapable of writing?  Well unfortunately that’s how Robin is feeling today - However, it was self-inflicted as he is still recovering from very heavy celebrating having won two major awards in one night!! Yes on Monday evening, Robin…
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Robin's Diary 25th November 2015

25-11-2015

We are all excited this week, because next Monday night both Car Dealer Magazine and Suzuki GB announce their award winners and we have a chance in both -  so fingers crossed and will tell all next week! On the sporting front, how much longer can it be until Leeds Utd gets the stability and…
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SUZUKI CARS IMPRESS CUSTOMERS AT LUSCOMBE’S SOFT ROAD EVENT

20-11-2015

Luscombe Suzuki in Leeds gave their customers an insight into what their range of vehicles is capable of at Parkwood Off-Road Centre in Bradford last weekend. In a bid to show customers how well cars in the Suzuki range can perform in tough conditions, they were taken around the demanding route, in…
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Robin's Diary 17th November 2015

17-11-2015

  What a busy week!  So much to talk about!! On Sunday morning I received a flood warning for our new car compound, next to the River Aire, so a quick text to the staff and I had about 20 people to help move the cars before the water got to them, it was about 2” away - fortunately we…
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Robin's Diary 12th November 2015

12-11-2015

As you will see from all our marketing this week, we are busy this weekend with our Soft  Road 4x4 day -  come along it’s free and we have the stunning Xtreme stunt display team to entertain you as well!! I think there could be a North South divide on the subject of Rugby this week,…
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Robin's Diary 4th November 2015

04-11-2015

I attended a meeting where Nigel Farage was the guest speaker this week – I have to say that regardless of his politics, which I will certainly not discuss here, I think he is a formidable speaker, and, like him or loathe him, he does speak his mind!  He managed to give an answer to the…
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Robin's diary 28 October 2015

28-10-2015

This week can’t pass without mention of Moto GP, with just one round to go, and riders knocking each other off, it may be a Destruction Derby, not Moto GP, but great to watch!  But can Danny Webb finally clinch the 1st Motorcycling GP world championship since Barry Sheene, he almost did…
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Robin's diary 22 October 2015

22-10-2015

I am now back in Leeds after a road trip to France and Spain to compete in a couple of classic 2-day Motor Bike trials -  2,500 miles in 2 weeks, some stunning events and scenery, the odd bottle of wine, good company -  and even better - everything ran like clockwork here at the…
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Robin's Diary 30th September 2015

30-09-2015

Well what a week for the motor industry!  We have certainly been in the news, but fortunately we can confirm 100% Suzuki are NOT tarred with the VW brush, as they have confirmed 100% they have not used any device or software to manipulate results. Great news, we are not all the same!…
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Robin's Diary 25th September 2015

25-09-2015

As you will see, we have listened to feedback and changed the diary in the press to make it easier to read - I hope you like the changes and welcome your comments!! This week can’t pass without mention of the Rugby World Cup, and as we sell Japanese cars, we are now all supporting Japan,…
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Robin's Diary 10th September 2015

10-09-2015

REWARD £1000 Unfortunately we were victims of thieves to put it very politely last night, who relieved two of our vehicles of Wheels and Sat Navs etc and believe it or not brake calipers - but fortunately we have them on CCTV, so hopefully the police will recognise one of the six!  I know…
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Robin's Diary 4th Sept 2015

04-09-2015

Top of the Bill this week must go to the Leeds Rhino’s for back to back Challenge Cup wins, and a very emphatic win is was too!  But it was a good week all round for Yorkshire Sport, with both Leeds Utd and Bradford City getting their first wins of the season, let’s hope the Rhinos…
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Robin's Diary 26th August 2015

26-08-2015

At the weekend, Leeds Rhinos will hopefully lift the Challenge Cup again in the real quick, young man’s version of Rugby in the all Yorkshire final down South! It's the British Moto GP at Silverstone, we should have one winner in Danny Kent and maybe another with Sam Lowes, but Rossi 46…
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Robin's Diary 18th August 2015

18-08-2015

Congratulations this week go to Dan and Marie on the birth of their second child last week – they are all doing fine, and we just need Dan back asap, but I guess he will be happy to get away from the dirty jobs new dads have to do, I certainly couldn’t wait to come back to work 24 years…
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Robin's Diary 12th August 2015

12-08-2015

After not daring to mention the Ashes recently for fear of speaking too soon, this week I have no fear, after an amazing performance in the last two tests, with not only Yorkshire’s Joe Root playing his part, but also Johnny Bairstow doing his bit last week -  Brilliant for the Country…
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SUZUKI BALENO HATCHBACK TO DEBUT AT THE 66TH IAA FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

07-08-2015

The superb all new Suzuki Baleno, which will be launched in the UK early next Summer,  will make its debut  at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show – The world premiere of this ideal hatchback follows on from the iK-2 Concept seen at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year – The Baleno…
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Robin's diary 6th August 2015

06-08-2015

To start this week, I am once again not going to tempt fate and say anything about this weekend’s Test Match except a massive well done to an England team who destroyed a great Aussie team last week!! Back at the garage we have grown a little with an extra driver and two new technicians, one…
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Robin's diary 28th July 2015

28-07-2015

This week must be Cycling Week, Chris Froome’s incredible 2nd Tour win, our sponsored 2 time World Champion 13 year old Adam Morewood moving up an age class and finishing 4th in the world   and my mate Chris Akrigg has just released his latest video, well worth a watch - just Google…
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Robin's diary 22nd July 2015

22-07-2015

After the disaster last weekend at Lords, Cricket is forgotten until we win again - the only real news in the world of football is pre-season and transfers, so the highlight this week is the School Holidays and the faster, easier commute to and from work. It really is amazing how much traffic is…
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Robin's Diary 14th July 2015

14-07-2015

We can’t let this week pass without mention of the Ashes, and hopefully by now England and the Yorkshire stars in the team will be putting the Aussies to the sword for the second time at Lords, but am I getting carried away with 1 win??   Whatever happens next we had a great start,…
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Robin's Diary 9th July 2015

09-07-2015

Last Saturday we all enjoyed a staff party to celebrate 5 years since we opened the doors in Leeds, and from the feedback so far, everyone had a great night, and enjoyed the fun.  I was incredibly proud of a couple of the original staff members who took it on themselves to share their thoughts…
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Robin's Diary 2nd July 2015

02-07-2015

Very sad news that my old boss, friend and sponsor Colin Appleyard lost his battle with poor health earlier this week.  Having worked for him for 28 years, I can only look up to his achievements, his common sense approach, his energy and passion for his business and motor sport, his enjoyable…
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Luscombe Motors in Leeds, celebrating our 5 Year Anniversary!!!

02-07-2015

Over the past five years, we really have gone from strength to strength – as always it hasn’t been plain sailing all the way, but thanks to our valued customers and our great team of staff we have built up a great business and won some fantastic awards. A major part of our success is…
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Robin's Diary 24th June 2015

24-06-2015

I have always been a proud dad but it was with great satisfaction that I received my Father’s Day card last Sunday with a message that my son Sam had trawled the shops to find me a suitable Father’s Day gift and had instead decided to use his new found skills, gained since working at a…
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Introducing the Suzuki Service Promise at Luscombe Suzuki Leeds

23-06-2015

When you come to Luscombe Suzuki in Leeds for a service, you will find it is the little things that make a big difference – Our aim is to provide a level of service that not only meets but exceeds your expectations by treating our customers as we would like to be treated ourselves.…
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Robin's Diary 19th June 2015

19-06-2015

So much to talk about this week, where do we start? Chris Evans to host and produce Top Gear, stepping into his mates shoes, should provide interesting TV, as no doubt Clarkson will have his own TV show soon - so the two will be battling to see who can be silliest with cars on TV. The new Football…
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Robin's Diary 11th June 2015

11-06-2015

We can’t let this week pass without mention of the new England Cricket team, with a record beating win in a One Day International win over New Zealand, who recently lost the final of the ODI world Cup, so before we slump back to the old England, let’s celebrate a brilliant win, helped in…
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Robin's diary Thursday 4th June 2015

04-06-2015

I must admit I was struggling to find some inspiration for my diary this week, after England failed to beat New Zealand at Headingley, but then good old Sepp Blatter finally did the right thing and resigned!   Maybe now football can clean itself up - Cricket has had big problems with match…
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Robin's Diary 28th May 2015

29-05-2015

Following a great win in the first Test Match, the action moves to Gods Country for the 2nd Test and the Yorkshire members of the England team will want to put up a good show at Headingley this weekend - so good luck boys, keep up the winning streak!!   Sticking with sport, last Sunday was the…
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The Iconic Suzuki Vitara – personalised to your individual taste

26-05-2015

The new Suzuki Vitara is beating even the most optimistic sales forecasts, and receiving great feedback from both the press and early buyers – Following on from our success,  here at Luscombe Suzuki we are offering bespoke So Color options, to extend the choice of colour combinations…
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Robin's Diary 22nd May 2015

22-05-2015

This Bank Holiday weekend will see many of our teenagers concentrating on or panicking about upcoming exams, either GCSE or A levels, so here is a little advice - don’t panic -  whilst they are very important, it’s not the end of the world!  I left school at 16 with 5 O Levels,…
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It’s Official – Women Drivers are better than men!!!...

15-05-2015

According to a survey by Privilege Insurance female drivers outscored males not only in in-car tests but also when observed anonymously using one of the UK's busiest junctions - Hyde Park Corner. But another part of the survey found only 28% of women reckoned they were better drivers than men,…
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Suzuki come 2nd out of all manufacturers in Reliability Stakes!!

15-05-2015

The Warranty Direct Reliability Index for used cars has this year rated Suzuki as No 2.  Very interestingly, out of the Top 10 manufacturers for reliability, eight of the brands are Japanese and strangely enough, the more expensive luxury and premium vehicles were found to break down most…
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Robin's Diary 12th May 2015

12-05-2015

Instead of football or rugby, this week I thought I would focus on Cricket, especially as here in Yorkshire we already provide most of the top England players and now the rumours suggest England want our very own Yorkshire Australian coach Jason Gillespie, who has done a brilliant job, putting…
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Robin's Diary 7th May 2015

07-05-2015

Well by the time this hits the press, I guess we will all know who will be in charge of the country for the next 5 years, and I am sure we all agree, whoever it is, we hope they do a good job!! Last week I was in Scotland for the Pre 65 2 day and start of the 6 Day trial, and congratulations to…
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Robin's diary 29th April 2015

29-04-2015

I don’t normally talk about business in the diary, but as the football season is all but over, and in West Yorkshire there is nothing much to celebrate, and all the news is full of elections, I thought it would be fair to talk shop, and the new Suzuki Vitara deserves a mention - you may well…
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Make your Suzuki Vitara individual to you!!

24-04-2015

Here at Luscombe Suzuki in Leeds, our sales team have come up with the unique idea of applying the So’Color finish, popular on the Suzuki Swift, to the All-New Suzuki Vitara – That means that whatever colour you choose for the finish of your Suzuki Vitara, we are able to offer you a…
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Robin's diary 22nd April 2015

23-04-2015

With the news being full of General Election talk, and I am not going to join that discussion, and the local football teams’ seasons fizzling out with any fears of relegation or promotion, I will have to turn to Motor Sport - and once again the Brits are doing us proud in Moto GP, with podium…
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Another First for Suzuki

22-04-2015

The new Suzuki Vitara compact SUV, launched earlier this month, is rated one of Europe‘s safest cars according to independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP, receiving the maximum 5-star rating. Vitara is also the first compact SUV to earn five stars in the more rigorous 2015 Euro NCAP…
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Treating Customers as we would like to be Treated Ourselves

21-04-2015

We believe that it’s so important to put people at their ease and not put them under pressure – and so we were really pleased when Robin Luscombe, the Managing Director, received this text yesterday ….. “Hello Robin – sorry for the text – I visited your Suzuki…
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Suzuki comes out on top again for reliability

20-04-2015

What Car? have just published the latest Warranty Direct survey and Suzuki have come in second place overall across 37 manufacturers with a low score of 48 points in the reliability index – where the lower the number, the better score - compared to the average score for other manufacturers…
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Great Feedback

20-04-2015

Say's Robin Luscombe, "Receiving emails like this is what makes it all worthwhile" ..... "Dear Mr Luscombe, My new Suzuki Swift Sport is excellent and looks lovely.  I am really pleased with it.  It came with all the details I required and Damian checked it all out…
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Robin's Diary 15th April 2015

15-04-2015

After last week’s football results, we will stick to Rugby and Motor Sport - Leeds Rhinos continue their great start to the season, let’s hope they are still winning at the business end of the season -  But what a fantastic weekend for the Brits in Moto GP, with 2 yes 2 British…
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Robin's Diary 8th April 2015

08-04-2015

What an Easter weekend, stunning weather for a change, sun not snow - let’s just hope it’s the sign of a good Summer not just a good April! Unfortunately nothing good to talk about in the football world, but Leeds Rhinos are making up for that with a great start to the season,…
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Robin's Diary 2nd April 2015

02-04-2015

The new Vitara has arrived!!  You may have seen a short advert on TV for it, but the full advert starts this weekend, and we have them available for test drive - Initial customer response has been very positive, so I am sure you will start to see them on the road and on TV over the next…
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Robin's Diary 27th March 2015

27-03-2015

  It might not have been a good week for England Rugby, or in fact the local football team, but it was a Great Weekend for Luscombe's Leeds Our Mitsubishi dealership was awarded the 2014 Mitsubishi New Dealer of the Year!  Yes we are absolutely delighted – we have now begun to…
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And the thanks just keep on coming!!

24-03-2015

Delighted to receive this thank you card for Shaun this morning ..... "Shaun - Thanks for your time in going through our purchase of New Car plus explaining things in a pleasant and relaxing manner making the experience much more friendly.  Hoping for many years of happy motoring  -…
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Excellent Customer Feedback

23-03-2015

At Luscdombe's we pride ourselves on not just meeting customers' expectations but exceeding them so imagine how pleased Robin was to receive this email on Saturday .... " ~~Dear Robin On Tuesday 17 March we decided to purchase a new vehicle and as we had always had such a good service…
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Robin's Diary 19th March 2015

19-03-2015

I was hoping I would be writing about Bradford City going to Wembley, but alas, it’s not to be, YET! Now they can turn their attention to the playoff final at Wembley in May.  Keeping on the football topic, Leeds Utd have turned their season round, let’s hope they keep up the…
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What a great start to the day!! Praise indeed!

12-03-2015

Our entire team at Luscombe's Leeds  work hard to ensure that our customers are treated in the way we would like to be treated ourselves. We rely upon feedback to help us maintain our standards, and improve them where required, so that our customers have a great experience with our…
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Robin's Diary 11th March 2015

11-03-2015

Hot from the Geneva Motor Show, we should get our first Vitara for the Showroom next week, and once the demo arrives it’s going to be busy - so that’s great news -  the new Vitara is going to be SO popular, just like the late 80s and early 90s, but without the wide wheels. …
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What a Lovely Thank You Message

06-03-2015

 Robin has just received this email .... "I would like to thank your firm and the team for the great service when my wife and I were buying our car and to Glyn Kearsley for his professional way he explained everything to us. I hope the car goes as well. Yours Sincerely, Allan and…
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Robin's Diary - 4th March 2015

04-03-2015

It’s the Geneva Motor Show this week, with all the latest concepts and new models launches, and we are excited to announce  two new Suzuki concepts, both of which will be coming to the UK next year – there are photos and details of them both on our FB and Twitter – It’s…
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A Glimpse into the Future with Suzuki

04-03-2015

Every year the who’s who of the world’s automotive industry descend on Switzerland for the annual Geneva Motor Show. In its 84th year in 2015, the show gives manufacturers the opportunity to show off some of some of the crazy ideas their design teams have come up with in the last 12…
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Keep Your Wallet Inflated with Tyre Pressure Monitors

27-02-2015

March is traditionally the busiest time of year for new car sales with the launch of the new years' new registration. Come March 1st, we see the launch of the new ’15 plate’ and a lot of smiling owners driving away in their brand new cars. Another reason to smile is due to the fact…
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Robins Diary - 24th February 2015

27-02-2015

This weekend see’s the all-new 15 registration plates, with Sunday being March 1st - so everyone here at Luscombe’s is flat out getting cars ready for collection - and so far I am pleased to say that it looks like new car sales are still on the increase, certainly as far as Suzuki and…
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Robins Diary - 5th February 2015

27-02-2015

It’s a big day for Rugby fans, with England taking on the Welsh in Cardiff this Friday, and we have nearly a full team out with injuries, but the sweet chariots will swing low, and hopefully we can put one over the Welsh Dragon! I have been fortunate to be in Cardiff in past for this game, and…
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Robins Diary - 10th February 2015

27-02-2015

What a great weekend for England Rugby, with a stunning hard fought win over Wales in Cardiff, however in the past England have slipped up in the easier games, after great wins, so let’s all hope they don’t slip up. On the football front, its Bradford City’s big game on Sunday in…
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Blog - Yorkshire's IndyCar Invasion

27-02-2015

The Winter is traditionally a quiet time for motorsport fans across the world, with F1, MotoGP, BTCC, IndyCar and World Superbikes all in their respective off-seasons. With no racing, and only the pre-season testing to keep the millions of fans entertained, the upcoming start of the motor racing…
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The All New Celerio Now Available with NIL Advance Rental on Motability

27-02-2015

The Suzuki range has always been really popular with Motability customers, particularly because so many models and derivatives of those models are available with low or Nil advance payment. The New Suzuki Celerio has a host of refinements and both the SZ3 and the SZ4 variants are available with NIL…
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Is your puncture repairable?

26-02-2015

A recent incident with a puncture repair has prompted this blog about when you can and cannot repair a puncture.   A customer brought her car into our Luscombe’s Leeds garage so that we could repair a puncture – which is a service we offer all our customers free of charge…
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Robins Diary - 10th December 2014

26-02-2015

I can’t let this week pass without mention of Leeds drawing Sunderland in the FA Cup - I can still remember the day back in 1973 when I excitedly watched TV all day waiting for Leeds to win the FA Cup, but as I have since learnt, things don’t always work out as they should - so this year…
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Your 5 Essential Winter Car Checks

26-02-2015

Log fires, snuggly jumpers, Christmas; there are plenty of things to look forward to during winter. And with so much excitement, it’s easy for everyday tasks such as car maintenance to slip to the bottom of your priority list. However, winter is a critical time for car care - according to…
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Robin's Diary - 17th December 2014

26-02-2015

Let’s help each other!! In just 4 ½ years since opening the Suzuki dealership, we have achieved many goals, and now with the addition 18 months ago of the Mitsubishi franchise, we are closing in on selling 1500 Retail Cars in 2014. So, to make sure we hit this amazing number, I am going…
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Driving home for Christmas

26-02-2015

It’s perhaps the most important car journey you’ll take this year: the Christmas Eve (or thereabouts) trek to spend December 25th with your nearest and dearest. It could be a 30-minute trip down country lanes; it could be 7 hours on a motorway. However you’re travelling at…
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2015 Road Test Review

26-02-2015

The Jimny isn't a 4 x 4 in name only. Suzuki have kept our little treasure as a real off roader. This means it may not have comfort of it's posher cousins but it's fun and great to drive. Recently Motoring Research did a week long road test of our fabulous Jimy and here's what they…
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Robins Diary - 29th December 2014

26-02-2015

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and Santa brought everything you wanted!!  Now you can turn your attention to New Year's Eve, so I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2015.  I would like to give a special thanks to all the staff and customers who…
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Robins Diary - 5th January 2015

26-02-2015

A massive big happy 2015 to one and all! Let's all hope it's a great year! We certainly have lots of plans, and the last few years have been good, but we can always do better - and looking after our customers EVEN better is Top of the List!   We are fortunate to receive lots of great…
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Driving In Low Temperatures

26-02-2015

Don’t let snow or ice spoil your car journey – top tips for travelling in winter. There’s nothing more frustrating than rushing out the house to work, or to set off on a long car journey, only to find your car has frosted over. Travelling in winter can be frustrating for many…
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Suzuki Swift Sport Retains its Crown

26-02-2015

We're celebrating here at Luscombes this week as it's announced that the fabulous Swift Sport wins "Best buy hot hatch for less than £15,000" for the fourth consecutive year at the WhatCar? Car of the Year Awards. With a high standard specification that includes satellite…
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Robins Diary - 9th January 2015

26-02-2015

2015 is off with a bang, Suzuki have reduced the price of the S Cross to £13995, and the Swift SZ3 now has Free Sat Nav, plus is available with 0% over 43 Months with NO deposit!! That’s a great start for 2015, unfortunately the same can’t be said for Leeds Utd after failing…
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Top Travel Apps

26-02-2015

Car journeys can be boring at the best of times, so how do you ensure everyone in your vehicle stays engaged? We’ve put together some of the best travel apps, traffic alerts and car journey entertainment for kids, to ensure passengers of all ages enjoy a smooth drive over long distances. Waze…
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Celerio SPECtacular

26-02-2015

The fabulous NEW Suzuki Celerio is launching next weekend 24th and 25th January in our showrooms. However because we love giving our customers a treat here's a sneak preview of what you can expect! As Suzuki pride themselves on quality the Celerio is jam packed with goodies!! Standard…
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Robins Diary - 15th January 2015

26-02-2015

After a week of some terrible events around the world, I would like to try and keep to good news, but can’t let it pass without expressing my sympathy for the victims who were just going about their daily normal routine and were caught up in the tragic events….. So now the good news -…
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60 Second Guide To Car Finance

26-02-2015

For car purchasers today there are numerous options and choices when it comes to financing your vehicle and one of the biggest challenges they face is information overload. Countless websites offer so many deals, payment plans and offers that it sometimes becomes so confusing that people in search…
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Robins Diary - 22nd January 2015

26-02-2015

Once again, we are busy at the Suzuki dealership this weekend, launching the New Suzuki Celerio, and to get the launch of to a flying start we are offering £500 off this weekend!  We have had a Celerio available to test drive this week, and everyone who has driven it is very excited about…
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How Car Leasing Works

26-02-2015

After the cost of buying a home, driving home your new car is probably one of the biggest financial outlays you will experience. The fundamental difference between the two, however, is this; unless you’ve just bought a vintage Ferrari, the car you have bought will depreciate in value, whereas…
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Robins Diary - 29th January 2015

26-02-2015

Can we launch a New Suzuki every week please?  That was the request from the sales guys following the most successful New Car launch ever last weekend!!  Yes the New Suzuki Celerio exceeded all our expectations and was selling like hot cakes – quite incredible! Not sure if it’s…
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Suzuki Announces Exciting New Model Plans

25-02-2015

The latest news from Suzuki is that there will be six new Suzuki cars launched by 2017. “Suzuki have plans to introduce two new cars a year for the next three years and offer both emotional and rational products in each sector it competes in” according to Robin Luscombe, the Luscombe…
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"Definitely the best value Suzuki dealership around ....."

25-02-2015

At Luscombe Suzuki Leeds, we treat customers as we would like to be treated ourselves - All the staff work together to not just meet but to exceed customers' expectations so it was really great for Peter Brandon, the Service Manager to receive this great email ..... "Peter, just to say…
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Robins Diary - 3rd December 2014

25-02-2015

I have just returned from the annual Suzuki Dealer Conference, where they showed us an early edit for the new Suzuki Vitara TV Ad - and it’s a proper car advert, showing Suzuki really are serious about the new car! You will certainly remember it!    We narrowly missed out on Suzuki…
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Robins Diary - 27th November 2014

24-02-2015

The Suzuki Dealer Conference is going to be held this weekend in Amsterdam and the 2014 Suzuki Dealer of the Year will be announced at the conference – We have already achieved those giddy heights in both 2011 and 2013 – it would be incredible if we can make it a hat trick but I think…
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Luscombe's Leeds - 51st Most Influential Dealer on Social Media.

24-02-2015

Luscombe’s Leeds the award winning Suzuki and Mitsubishi Dealer on Low Road, Hunslet in Leeds has managed to secure 51st place in the Car Dealer Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Dealers on Twitter for the first time ever with a fantastic Klout score of 49.  Klout score…
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Robins Diary - 19th November 2014

24-02-2015

Overwhelmed by the publicity and support for both the Children In Need and Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, I decided to take action!  Last Friday I announced across Social Media – Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn – that we would donate £50 for every car sold over last weekend…
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Charity Donation results in Record Sales at Luscombe's Leeds!

24-02-2015

Luscombe’s Leeds, the award winning Suzuki and Mitsubishi dealerships on Low Road, Hunslet in Leeds are well known for supporting local charities, currently working with St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds with their  Christmas "Big Car Raffle" to Win a Car which is a…
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