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From: Jon-Paul Parker
Sent: 17 January 2014 09:24 AM
To: Aman Lutchman
Subject: VW Polo Sedan


Good Morning Aman, 


I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for referring me to Tony in November.

 I had dealt with 4 other VW dealerships in my hunt for a 2014 Spec Polo Sedan, and there is no better way to say this.. they were all useless.


They either got to a point where they stopped answering my questions, or I knew more about the product than the sales person I was dealing with.

 Tony always kept me in the loop, replied to all my questions and I got the exact car I was looking for (which I collected on Wednesday morning.)


 So thank you again, keep up the great work and have an awesome weekend!



Kind Regards,

Jon-Paul Parker 
 From: ZakiaG

Sent: 07 January 2014 10:41 AM
To: Tony Singh
Subject: re:
Good service


Hi, Tony


Thank you once again for the good service, especially the time and effort in making me feel like royalty.

I know now for sure I will always be in contact with you because definitely I will be taking my next car from you.

I am really enjoying my car. It has been the first time I have owned a brand new car from the box.

I feel happy every time I step into it 


You are a great sales executive, may you be blessed with higher ranks. I appreciate every little thing that was done with my sale from the start till the day of pick up.

Once again thank you very much.

Have a great day!!!!


Best Regards  
Zakia Gafoor 


 From: Claire Clark 

Sent: 28 November 2013 10:53 AM
To: Aman Lutchman; Ferdinand Petzer
Subject: Thank you!


Dear Ferdi and Aman


Thank you both so very much for yesterday!

Your hospitality, your kindness (fetching me from the airport), your fabulous staff all made the day so very special.

I don’t think Darren can take the smile off his face!  The car is magnificent and nobody can stop talking about it.

I received your SMS Aman and passed it onto Darren.

At any stage – please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards 



From: Nathi kubheka 

Sent: 25 November 2013 09:38 PM
To: Sbu Nyamane
Subject: Service Appreciation


Hi Sbu,


I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate  the service that you  gave us.  It is important to state that  we started shopping in Pinetown, Edwin Swales, Durban Central before Weiss in Stamford hill.  Your character and  personality drove us to develop purchasing courage. 

The working relationship between yourself and your manager showed  professionalism that you have in your company. The steps and time taken while keeping us informed of every development, is highly appreciated.


Exceeding the customer satisfaction by providing extras into our vehicle without additional cost, that really meant a lot and we did not receive such service from other dealers.


You further excel when you gave us two caps and a basket full of nice things. Your  service was full of smiles that made us fill at home. The quality service that we received was more than anything that the customer is looking for.


Keep up the good work and your team work in your organisation.




Mr. and Mrs. Kubheka


27 May 2013 01:11 PM
To: Sanjay Singh; Shital Pasha
Subject: My Jetta
Importance: High


Hi Guys


Just wanted to say thanks on behalf of myself and my family, the car is great!!!!! Certainly the best vehicle I’ve driven so far.


Thanks a lot guys and keep up the sterling work.




Sashin Gobind


09 April 2013 01:40 PM
To: Ferdinand Petzer
Cc: Sanjay Singh
Subject: Brilliant Service Sanjay Singh


Good Day Mr Petzer


I would like to take this opportunity to express my delight with the wonderful service we recently received when purchasing a vehicle at Weiss Volkswagen. These days it is not often that a sales person goes beyond the extra mile to ensure a client’s piece of mind and satisfaction, however it simply was a pleasure dealing with Sanjay Singh. He took every measure to ensure that his service delivery was impeccable from start to conclusion of our dealings. It is good to know that there are some companies that still believe in good client services. I have no doubt that we will once again return to Weiss when we are ready to upgrade.


Once again it was a pleasure doing business at your company and I hope that the relationship we have developed with Sanjay and your company will be a longstanding one.


Kind regards


Mogini Moodaly

Sent: 24 January 2013 08:29 AM
Subject: Excellent & outstanding customer service from Mr Aman Lutchman of Weiss Motors, Durban


We write to you to express our appreciation & gratitude for the excellent customer service received from Mr Aman Lutchman. Our relationship with Aman goes back to 2009. We were in the market for a new VW. A relative of ours recommended Aman to us, saying that he was just the right guy to speak to & that he offers excellent service beyond expectation. We visited Aman in 2009 at Weis Motors, we were so satisfied with his excellent customer service, we bought a 2010 VW  Golf 6. On the 07/01/2013, we went back to Weiss Motors. We insisted on doing business with Aman & nobody else. Once again, we bought a 2013, VW Tiguan, & yes once again received excellent customer service. He worked smart & speedily, beyond expectation, to ensure we were thoroughly happy & satisfied with our vehicle.


When looking to buy a new vehicle, we refer our family & friends to Weiss Motors in Durban & we tell them to speak to Aman Lutchman. We have dealt with many sales people but Mr Aman Lutchman is by far the best salesman because he offers the best deals, customer satisfaction & peace of mind. There must be more sales people like Mr Aman Lutchman.


Thank you VW for Mr Aman Lutchman. He is an outstanding & excellent manager  & salesman.


Thank you

Mr K & Mrs S Naidoo

Sent: 07 January 2013 05:10 PM
To: Sanjay Singh


Good Afternoon,


I would like to thank you for keeping up the excellent service you have provided me with. This is the 3rd vehicle in our family that has been purchased and every time it gets better.


Sanjay you are most helpful from the first contact through the last. You are patient and supportive over the several days it took me to make a decision you was never pushy. I believe he worked with the administration in order to get the best financial deal he could. While I paid more than I intended to spend, I don't regret the decision because the new POLO makes it worthwhile.


Such a commitment to great customer service is to be commended. You can be sure that I will continue to do business with Weiss Motors Stamford hill for years to come.

I was provided with excellent service at your branch, and I truly appreciate it.

The services offered by you and your dealership with be definitely recommended to friends and family that are keen to purchase.


I simply wanted to acknowledge your exceptional efforts, and confirm that you are an outstanding employee.

Thank you.


Teresa Chetty


Sent: 15 January 2013 08:16 PM
To: Aman Lutchman; Mohammed Reeza
Subject: Check out our new ride...


Good Afternoon guys.


Check out our new ride. Thanks so much for your excellent customer service. We are so impressed and totally satisfied with the service received by you both./p>





Sent: 07 January 2013 06:51 PM
To: Aman Lutchman


Guys, thank you for the outstanding job well done. Mlungisi has made me the happiest customer ever! I feel like a celebrity in my luxurious car. Loooove the features. God bless you guys and keep up with the great work.


Miss Noluthando Jikaza


Sent:12 November 2012 10:42 AM
To: Aman Lutchman; Shital Pasha


Hi Guys

Hope you all are well.


We, the Naick family, will like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU  from the bottom of our hearts for a job well done and excellent service!!! We haven’t received such awesome service before. WELL DONE!!!  The car is beautiful well worth our money.




I will refer you guys anytime :)




Kind Regards
Nirvana Naick



Sent: 03 September 2012 09:32 AM
To: Sanjay Singh


Hi Sanjay


Thanks we are enjoying the latest addition and wife is very pleased


As mentioned before, this was by far the best experience we have had in purchasing a vehicle. 


So very warm congratulations to you and Weiss VW on the providing excellent service to customers especially my family and I will tell others by word of mouth.




Eric Govender  


Sent: 28 August 2012 08:51 AM
To: Mlungisi Gwala
Subject: RE: progress




Thank you for the wonderful  service I received from Weiss VW especially my professional, efficient Sales Executive  Mlungisi Gwala. Not forgetting Shital Pasha.


My Amarok Van is running like a Jet


Thank you so much once again


Kind Regards

Phumlani Khumalo


Sent: 22 August 2012 09:07 AM
To: Sanjay Singh
Subject: Polo 1.4


Hi Sanjay


Thank you for all your efforts in making my first car everything i ever wanted. It meets all my expectations and more.

It's been a pleasure closing the deal with you and im really enjoying my new ride.


Much appreciation.


Kind Regards

Deshnee Reddy


Sent: 21 August 2012 10:01 PM
To: Ferdinand Petzer; Aman Lutchman
Cc: Dean Lotter; Pranesh Balram; Mohammed Reeza
Subject: Jetta 1.6 TDI DSG


Hi Guys 


I guess you all must be wondering when my name popped up in you inbox today  “WHAT NOW?”

Its been a hectic few days , with a really hectic weekend, and also enjoying my new car.

Well, all mail is not dreadful mail from me. With all the compliments and comments I have received in the last four days I thought it appropriate to send this mail. 

Just wanted to say a BIG  THANK YOU to you all for your patience and assistance in sorting out all the issues with me and my vehicle. 

Thank you you to Aman and Ferdinand for assisting me with the trade in on my Jetta 1.6 TSI and for getting me into the new TDI . Really awesome car. 

Thank you to Aman for all your help in securing the deal for me and the amazing manner in which he handled me as  a client and also for the awesome presentation and congratulations on the vehicle on the day I collected it. Really made me feel special  

Thanks to  Reza for assistance with arranging the finance and rates on my new vehicle, for the advice and assistance in putting together deal and for your patience.

Thanks to Dean for putting up with me for the last couple of months ,my phone calls and nagging .  I know I have been really painful . Hopefully I won’t be as painful any longer .  

Thanks to Pranesh for assisting in sorting out the previous  vehicle and for his patience with me.  

Thank you guys , much appreciated 

I hope to have many happy miles with my new Jetta TDI and to have a log lasting relationship with the team 



Much appreciated 


Naseema Ebrahim


07 August 2012


Re: Sanjay Singh.


I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the outstanding customer service that I received from one of your salespersons – Sanjay Singh. 

I was looking for a VW Amarok and phoned numerous dealerships for quotes, which were emailed to me.  However, when I spoke to Sanjay, his reply was “Come in and let’s see what we can do for you.”  He was actually referred to me by a friend of mine.


I visited your dealership and met Sanjay – he was friendly, very attentive and helpful.  He seemed genuinely interested in helping me find what I wanted, rather than being focussed on making a quick sale.  He went out of his way to assist, and because of his efforts, I was able to find exactly what I wanted, not to mention the great deal that he offered to me….and a free tank of fuel as well, without me even asking!!!!


You have a great team that makes customers feel respected and valued.


I am very satisfied with my purchase, having had the Toyota and Isuzu equivalents.


I will continue to visit your dealership in the future, as well as recommend it to others.  


Thank you.


Kind regards


Sujith Jugernarth.


26 July 2012 


Dear Mr Petzer

Congratulations! Your dealership has received a wonderful compliment from Mr Michael Reddy.

Mr Reddy said:

I am extremely satisfied with the superb service I received from Mr Jerome Rampersad.

I needed a vehicle by Friday and I took delivery on the Friday as requested. Weiss Volkswagen Durban was the only dealership who did not laugh at my urgent request.

Mr Rampersad even went the extra mile to call me afterwards to ask if I arrived safely, this is really fantastic. Volkswagen South Africa thanks you for your dedication to customer service excellence. We are proud to have you representing our brand.

Keep up the great work!

Best regards

>Nikki Vermaak

Specialist: Customer Interaction Centre

Volkswagen South Africa


Sent: 25 May 2012 03:34 PM
To: Aman Lutchman
Cc: Phumlani Mthalane
Subject: Feedback- New Car.


Good Afternoon


On Wednesday I took ownership of a brand new Polo Vivo blueline. I just wanted to thank and compliment Weiss Volkswagen and especially Phumlani on the most excellent service that Weiss gave me through out the whole process. 

Before starting the process, I pretty much prepared myself for the usual slew of false promises and missed deliverables, I made a realistic expectation that the process should take about 6 to 8 weeks. 

I am so happy I was wrong from the moment I walked into the dealership on a Saturday, (at this point I already new I wanted the vivo blueline) Phumlani was kind, courteous and had loads of info and advice. We worked through the extras I wanted. The sytem that was used to give me a offer on my Corsa was also great and Weiss was able to organise  me a very good price and deal on the trade in. 

Organizing the finance we very smoothly Phumlani let me know what documents I would need, a day after I visited I had a approved finance, and with a great deal on the trade in, Phumlani organized a Vivo Blueline very quickly. So the whole process, end to end took less than two weeks!

I wanted to say a big thanks to Weiss Volkswagen, in making the buying of my car a fun and exciting experience rather than a daunting shlep that give you headaches. Very excellent service, top notch.


Olaf Dedig


Good morning Bobby and Shital,


I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to you guys for the outstanding service and the manner in which my sale was executed, you guys have acted with the highest amount of professionalism and hospitability from the moment I walked through the door .


Bobby was more than accommodating to my needs and successfully found me a vehicle to suit my proposed budget , allowed me to test drive different vehicles for an option hence me making a final decision, constantly kept me updated on the progress of the transaction , set out delivery times and kept to them.


Shital has handled my finance smoothly when to the extent of getting it approved within a shockingly fast timespan, went an extra mile to negotiate with the bank to approve me although I only had a valid temporary drivers permit due to current one being expired and pending a new one, her door was always open for me to make any enquiry, however I did not have much to do as it was all handled and explained clearly outlining all the information I requested.


A courtesy call was made by Bobby a day after I had taken delivery to ensure that I was happy with the vehicle.


I have purchased a few vehicles in my time and have never experienced this high level of service from a dealership, its these small steps taken by the individuals that make a world of a difference to the customer ,the personal attention that I have received was tremendous.


I will surely be in contact with the sales team at Weiss and definitely refer anyone that I know who is in the market for a vehicle to you.


Hi Aman,

We met briefly this morning when my dad took delivery of his new Polo.


I would like to convey my thanks once again to you and your team for making this sales experience a very pleasant one. We have purchased many vehicles over the past few years (some of much higher value from supposedly reputable dealers) but I must say that this was by far the best experience.


This is mostly due to your salesman, Sanjay, who offered the best service to us out of the three VW dealerships we looked at. He was the only salesman to have walked my dad and I to our car when we first came in to enquire. This may seem insignificant but to me this meant the difference to get a deal. His genuine nature and professionalism won us on the day even though another dealer made us a slightly better offer. Thereafter, this good service was followed up in exactly the same manner by Shital with regards to the financing of the deal.


I am in the sales environment myself and I definitely know the importance of ensuring the customer has the ultimate sales experience. It is what separates us from the sea of competitors out there. Especially in these times when deals don’t come thick and fast like they did at the peak of the financial boom before the recession hit.

I would like to commend you on your team’s effort and the fact that you seem to have a winning formula – in my eyes at the least.


My dad and I wish to thank Sanjay and wish you and your team all of the best for the future. I will be sure to promote your dealership’s name to as many as possible. You will be my first stop should we look at purchasing another VW in the future.


Nicolan Govender


From: J G [mailto:JG@M.com]
Sent: 09 April 2010 14:58
To: Mohammed Reeza; Aman Lutchman
Cc: Sbu Zikhali; D G (S)
Subject: New Polo


Dear Mohammed & Aman


I have had my new Polo since 26th March, and loving it!


I would like to thank the dealership for my hamper containing an assortment of chocolates & fruit etc + a VW cap for my husband.


Such a nice gesture to end off the sale.


I thought I would send an email to inform you of the excellent service we received. The sales person we dealt with was Sbu Zikhali who was very professional, and made the sale go as smooth as possible.


We are impressed with his service, and have since then asked him to quote on a polo for one of my friends.


Thanks Sbu, you were great!


Kind Regards,




From: C.S@t.net [mailto:C.@t.net]
Sent: 16 March 2010 02:13 PM
To: Francois Steyn; Johan Lourens (VW)
Cc: Clive Holland
Subject: Thank You Weiss Team


Dear All,


I am one of your clients and have recently had numerous problems with my car, ND &&&-&&&, Golf 5 FSI.  I have been to different dealerships seeking for help but with no luckL  I bought my car through Barons, Edwin Swales and had most of my service with them but they could not go out of their way to find ways to assist me, not even clear explanation why they could not help.


It has been unfortunate that Barons and many other VW dealerships in KZN could not help me but you, The Weiss Team could manage to assist me whole heartedly. I have even had breakdowns in the Eastern Cape (PE & East London) but still could not get help.  I have been having problems with this car for a period of almost a year, a car that is 2 years old with 80000 km on the clock.


Weiss Team headed by Clive Holland has made an outstanding job and treated me as if I am one and only customer they have.  This is first time I have ever felt special as a customer, for an example, Clive knows our cell phone number by heartJ  This may sound stupid but that gesture showed me how much you could stretch to help your clients.


 I wish to take this opportunity and thank Clive and his team for their efforts.   When I entered your premises, I was down and out, had given up on my car and had pledged that I will never ever drive a VW again, not knowing that there are still people like you who can take someone else’s pain and do your level best to assist where you can.


Thank you so much for the brilliant service, I feel good when driving my car again, It’s my good cute babe again… Thanks to you



Letter From the HelloPeter,com Website  



VW WEISS Stamford...




Stamford Hill Durban


South Africa


13:10 Fri 15 Jan


Clive Holland







Tue 5 Jan


Hi. I would like to commend Clive Holland (Service Advisor) on the exceptional service which he ALWAYS provides. I am a client of Weiss Stamford Hill, and when I walk into the dealership I know for sure that all my queries or problems will be sorted out without me having added stress. I have now relocated to JHB and I am YET to find a dealership that can match Weiss Stamford Hill (Clive Holland). Alot of clients will agree with me coz there is always a queue of people only wanting to deal with Clive. 

Clive....Thank You...Well Done....Keep it up....Wish there were more people like you out there. 



From: ST
Sent: 05 January 2010 09:07
To: Aman Lutchman
Subject: RE: Thank you


Yes and a special thank you from myself to Tony for organising the model car for my son S, it is being added to his model car collection.


The car is by far the best investment I have made for 2010. Thanks to you guys again, for everything, we will definitely visit on our return to Durban.


Best Regards


From: S

Sent: 05 01 2010 08:47 AM

To: 'Aman Lutchman'

Cc: SR

Subject: Thank you

Importance: High


Good morning Aman.


Hope you well, and enjoyed the Festive break. The reason for me writing to you is firstly to say Thank you, for such a pleasant experience from you and your Dealership. I must say that Tony Singh, is an outstanding Sales person and his service and communication to us, the Buyer was of the highest of quality. He had kept us updated through out the sale, and had followed up in writing to the verbal agreements and also the delivery of the vehicle was such a pleasure even though you guys are a distant away.


Tony had also called us numerous times ensuring all went smooth, and that we were satisfied. 


Due to the service received, I will always use Weiss and your Sales team, in particular Tony Singh. My brother has now decided to buy the New Polo instead of the Mini Cooper he had settled for, because of the outstanding service we I have received, it is so nice to know there are good people out there who are passionate about there work. 


Again thank you to you and Tony Singh and Weiss VW, and I wish you all the best for 2010.


Kind regards


S & S R


From: NS
Sent: 27 January 2010 21:15
To: Aman Lutchman




I've been thinking about how best I can thank you for making my dream come true, I didn't find one so I think I have to say THANK YOU GUYS, may God give you more than you wish for especially your kindness, patience, guidance, wisdom and may you also make many people happy.


I bought my lovely black Polo from Weiss VW and my Sales Man Tony Singh gave me a wonderful stress free experience.It was a world class service, I was treated like a queen.Everything was explained clearly in an understandable language. I've never been so happy in my life,THANKS TONY


I have referred my friends to you and they will be coming to your branch soon because your service is worth driving to Durban.






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