Notices
ScoobyNet General General Subaru Discussion

An API story

Old 13 June 2008, 01:48 PM
  #121  
APIDavid
Former Sponsor
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: @Junc 12, M40 Warwicksh; 01926 614522 CV33 9PL -Use 9GX for Satnav. South Mids Alcatek ECu dealer
Posts: 6,377
Default

Originally Posted by New_scooby_04 View Post
Tis ok, I was with the GF (now the ex) and asking you to poison her bacon butty would have probably gone beyond even the APi level of service!

Still the Shakespeare were happy to oblige......twas a long acting poison, but any day now! *insert evil laugh*

New slogan for APi

API modified Impreza's....More reliable than the women in your life!

Ns04
If one of the moderators on this thread is female - you may have a problem............

Poison burgers ? Don't they do them at Subway??

David
APIDavid is offline  
Old 07 December 2018, 08:58 PM
  #122  
Pete
WRX STI TYPE RA V6/1557..
 
Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Warwickshire
Posts: 4,131
Default

Burns, are you still a live me old mate??

staffi

Last edited by Pete; 07 December 2018 at 09:01 PM.
Pete is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 09:22 AM
  #123  
scooby2.5maz
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
scooby2.5maz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: WORCESTER
Posts: 1,446
Default

Great old review but wouldn't touch them with a barge pole now .
scooby2.5maz is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 10:14 AM
  #124  
stevie1982
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
stevie1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 6,021
Default

Originally Posted by scooby2.5maz View Post
Great old review but wouldn't touch them with a barge pole now .
Really Maz? What's happened, only place I really ever took mine. I've been away from ownership for 5 or so years and recently picked up a Foz STi. So whose best to use nowadays?
stevie1982 is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 10:27 AM
  #125  
scooby2.5maz
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
scooby2.5maz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: WORCESTER
Posts: 1,446
Default

Originally Posted by stevie1982 View Post
Really Maz? What's happened, only place I really ever took mine. I've been away from ownership for 5 or so years and recently picked up a Foz STi. So whose best to use nowadays?

Yes mate. No bull. But he is certainly full of it . He did some work for me and decided to sell my JDM 6 speed box that was waiting to go into my classic rb5. Also had an engine waiting to be fitted with the box that I supplied . Told me he was half way throught doing it on the ramps ( had the car for 3 months ) so flew over and was still out the back covered in bird **** . I decided enough was enough so arranged a tow truck to collect the car and bits only for him to try and give me a different gearbox back . Luckily I'm good with numbers so realised it was a differenc box. Then he tried blaming his staff from selling the wrong box by mistake !! This is all from a chap I would occasionally have a beer with .

Mark and Mikey at TDR are who I'd use . Top chaps and very honest trust worthy .
scooby2.5maz is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 10:42 AM
  #126  
harry007
Scooby Regular
 
harry007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 2,343
Default

Sounds like a right mess. TDR +1
harry007 is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 11:02 AM
  #127  
scooby2.5maz
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
scooby2.5maz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: WORCESTER
Posts: 1,446
Default

Originally Posted by harry007 View Post
Sounds like a right mess. TDR +1
Think I saw your car down TDR Harry. You got alloys and tyres to go on ? 😀
scooby2.5maz is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 02:06 PM
  #128  
stevie1982
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
stevie1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 6,021
Default

Originally Posted by scooby2.5maz View Post
Yes mate. No bull. But he is certainly full of it . He did some work for me and decided to sell my JDM 6 speed box that was waiting to go into my classic rb5. Also had an engine waiting to be fitted with the box that I supplied . Told me he was half way throught doing it on the ramps ( had the car for 3 months ) so flew over and was still out the back covered in bird **** . I decided enough was enough so arranged a tow truck to collect the car and bits only for him to try and give me a different gearbox back . Luckily I'm good with numbers so realised it was a differenc box. Then he tried blaming his staff from selling the wrong box by mistake !! This is all from a chap I would occasionally have a beer with .

Mark and Mikey at TDR are who I'd use . Top chaps and very honest trust worthy .
Bloody hell, sounds like a nightmare. Is David still there or has this been passed on to new management? I'll keep TDR in mind if I need any work done but I'm based in Bracknell now so do you know of anyone you can recommend a.little closer to me
stevie1982 is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 03:50 PM
  #129  
Pete
WRX STI TYPE RA V6/1557..
 
Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Warwickshire
Posts: 4,131
Default

David left Stevie, I heard so many horror stories a few yrs back, I used them once , or maybe twice and thankfully had no problems, lucky I guess??

TDR I use now and having been around for many years of Subaru ownership these guys are the best for me.
Pete is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 05:58 PM
  #130  
stevie1982
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
stevie1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 6,021
Default

Originally Posted by Pete View Post
David left Stevie, I heard so many horror stories a few yrs back, I used them once , or maybe twice and thankfully had no problems, lucky I guess??

TDR I use now and having been around for many years of Subaru ownership these guys are the best for me.
That's a big shame as David was always really helpful and I was always impressed and happy with the work they carried out. Thanks for the heads up though
stevie1982 is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 09:07 PM
  #131  
harry007
Scooby Regular
 
harry007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 2,343
Default

Originally Posted by scooby2.5maz View Post
Think I saw your car down TDR Harry. You got alloys and tyres to go on ? 😀
sshhhhhhhhh
harry007 is offline  
Old 08 December 2018, 10:47 PM
  #132  
scooby2.5maz
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
scooby2.5maz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: WORCESTER
Posts: 1,446
Default

Originally Posted by harry007 View Post
sshhhhhhhhh
scooby2.5maz is offline  
Old 10 December 2018, 09:48 AM
  #133  
BrownPantsRacing
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (6)
 
BrownPantsRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Herts & Bucks
Posts: 8,057
Default

David retired a couple of years back and Simon is now running API. Been a roller coaster for them with quite a few horror stories sadly. How things change.
BrownPantsRacing is offline  
Old 19 December 2018, 12:15 AM
  #134  
Ubarguru
Scooby Newbie
 
Ubarguru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Midlands
Posts: 4
Default

Api are no longer..... company dissolved..... simons disappeared.... customers cars are left and nobody really knows about it! If anyone here has a car there Iíd be sure to get it out as quick as you can
Ubarguru is offline  
Old 19 December 2018, 04:30 AM
  #135  
scooby2.5maz
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
scooby2.5maz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: WORCESTER
Posts: 1,446
Default

yes as above, whoever has a car at api please remove asap !!!! before the landlord sells them on .........
scooby2.5maz is offline  
Old 19 December 2018, 05:19 AM
  #136  
Pete
WRX STI TYPE RA V6/1557..
 
Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Warwickshire
Posts: 4,131
Default

Originally Posted by Ubarguru View Post
Api are no longer..... company dissolved..... simons disappeared.... customers cars are left and nobody really knows about it! If anyone here has a car there Iíd be sure to get it out as quick as you can

No way?? Thatís simply shocking, so cars are just stood there then??
Pete is offline  
Old 19 December 2018, 05:38 AM
  #137  
scooby2.5maz
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
scooby2.5maz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: WORCESTER
Posts: 1,446
Default

nd
Originally Posted by Pete View Post



No way?? That’s simply shocking, so cars are just stood there then??
yep, couple of p1,s i believe. and a few more scoobys
scooby2.5maz is offline  
Old 19 December 2018, 09:00 AM
  #138  
stevie1982
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (16)
 
stevie1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 6,021
Default

That's absolutely nuts how things have taken a U turn and to such a degree to.
stevie1982 is offline  
Old 19 December 2018, 10:10 AM
  #139  
BrownPantsRacing
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (6)
 
BrownPantsRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Herts & Bucks
Posts: 8,057
Default

WOW. Very sad to hear this. Nobody wants to hear news like this. Hope all involved are able to get their property back again.
BrownPantsRacing is offline  
Old 20 December 2018, 12:12 AM
  #140  
averyp2
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (25)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,157
Default

Wierd they looked to have new banners out the other day?! Those floor mounted sail type banners, which I hadnít seen there before. They are only a few miles away, I may take a drive past to see what the score is
averyp2 is offline  
Old 20 December 2018, 05:07 AM
  #141  
Pete
WRX STI TYPE RA V6/1557..
 
Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Warwickshire
Posts: 4,131
Default

Just don’t leave your car with them. Lol. But seriously, keep us posted if you do .
Pete is offline  
Old 20 December 2018, 08:43 AM
  #142  
BrownPantsRacing
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (6)
 
BrownPantsRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Herts & Bucks
Posts: 8,057
Default

Company officially dissolved Tuesday this week (18th December 2018)

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08253429

In fact they were actually struck off.
BrownPantsRacing is offline  
Old 20 December 2018, 08:50 AM
  #143  
the shreksta
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (20)
 
the shreksta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: hinckley
Posts: 7,204
Default

Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
Company officially dissolved Tuesday this week (18th December 2018)

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08253429

In fact they were actually struck off.
what would happen with peoples cars etc? surely they wouldnt get sold off to pay the debts
the shreksta is online now  
Old 20 December 2018, 08:56 AM
  #144  
BrownPantsRacing
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (6)
 
BrownPantsRacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Herts & Bucks
Posts: 8,057
Default

Originally Posted by the shreksta View Post
what would happen with peoples cars etc? surely they wouldnt get sold off to pay the debts
Whoever gets the responsibility to dissolve the company assets will take responsibility of that problem. So long as any owners can present their logbook and proof of ownership then I'm sure they will get their property returned to them eventually. Cars and shells could be ok to trace I would have thought, but if you've spent money on parts and engines etc then it's practically impossible.

It's going to be very messy indeed.
BrownPantsRacing is offline  
Old 20 December 2018, 09:00 AM
  #145  
the shreksta
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (20)
 
the shreksta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: hinckley
Posts: 7,204
Default

Originally Posted by BrownPantsRacing View Post
Whoever gets the responsibility to dissolve the company assets will take responsibility of that problem. So long as any owners can present their logbook and proof of ownership then I'm sure they will get their property returned to them eventually. Cars and shells could be ok to trace I would have thought, but if you've spent money on parts and engines etc then it's practically impossible.

It's going to be very messy indeed.
i never had any dealings with them but i always thought they were a proper good legit subaru specialist
the shreksta is online now  
Old 20 December 2018, 03:33 PM
  #146  
Pete
WRX STI TYPE RA V6/1557..
 
Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Warwickshire
Posts: 4,131
Default

Speechless.
Pete is offline  
Old 20 December 2018, 05:06 PM
  #147  
The Rig
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (13)
 
The Rig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 7,808
Default

When David was there they were a decent company, had a new clutch / lightened flywheel, cambelt and oil pump fitted by them for £600 back in around 2013 ish.

Since David left it seemed to go to rat ****
The Rig is offline  
Old 20 December 2018, 08:13 PM
  #148  
averyp2
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (25)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,157
Default

^agreed

just been past, looks to be a red classic and p1 with front bumper missing in the car park, blocked in by some 4x4s. Few other cars there but couldnít make them out in the dark

unit is also blocked up with a heap of crap 😄
averyp2 is offline  
Old 20 December 2018, 08:43 PM
  #149  
merlin24
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
merlin24's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: RM Performance
Posts: 3,001
Default

Originally Posted by averyp2 View Post
Wierd they looked to have new banners out the other day?! Those floor mounted sail type banners, which I hadnít seen there before. They are only a few miles away, I may take a drive past to see what the score is
Probably belong to the Paint Shop guy who rents part of the workshop there ( nothing to do with API/Simon Bryant btw )
Hopefully the owners of the Impreza's dumped outside can be contacted so they can get their vehicles back.

Mick
merlin24 is offline  
Old 22 December 2018, 08:38 PM
  #150  
jaygsi
Scooby Regular
iTrader: (46)
 
jaygsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: uk
Posts: 12,114
Default

Get some pictures up.


Originally Posted by averyp2
^agreed

just been past, looks to be a red classic and p1 with front bumper missing in the car park, blocked in by some 4x4s. Few other cars there but couldnít make them out in the dark

unit is also blocked up with a heap of crap 😄
jaygsi is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: An API story


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.