"Well, I have bought a few supercars over the years, but this is my first one from John Holland. I am confident it will be the first of many more.
"I dealt with John, a very knowledgeable guy, who answered my first email within an hour, and told me exactly what I wanted.
"I travelled down to Sheffield the next day and I never even took the car out for a test drive, I was so impressed with it, I knew I was going to bring it back to Scotland.
"I was in and out of the dealership in half an hour - money paid, paperwork exchanged and off I was with one of the nicest Porsches I have seen. Thanks guys."
- Bill Tottenham
"I found the Defender I had been looking for on the internet and telephoned John Holland for some more details.
"I spoke with John Bennett and he answered all my queries very quickly. He was interested in my Defender 110 as a trade in and photos were sent. A deal was struck within the hour, with the deposit paid and arrangements made to deliver the new car to Cairnryan ferry where I would meet David and exchange vehicles and sail back to Belfast.
"The whole process was managed professionally and at no time did I ever feel unsure or uneasy with the trade.
"John was very reassuring and David was in the ferry port car park as arranged, and most importantly the car was as described. We had a smooth ferry crossing, nice lunch, great day out in Scotland and returned to Belfast with my new Defender 'Rocky'.
"The overall experience with John Holland was excellent and would have no hesitation in recommending them."
- Peter Matchett
"1st Class Transport are very pleased to be associated with John Holland in Sheffield for supplying our Ferrari 488 Spider.
"This latest addition to our fleet is simply stunning, we are so pleased with our buying experience at John Holland.
"Peter and John delivered on every possible expectation and the level of customer service simply cannot be matched anywhere else.
"We made our buying decision after considerable thought, and Peter guided us through the best options, whilst John made the transition seamless.
"The dedicated team at John Holland make the buying experience as memorable as the purchase, and to this end we simply would not choose to buy from any other supplier.
- 1st Class Transport
"I would like to thank all staff at John Holland car sales for delivering excellent customer service from start to end.
"The passion of all involved can be seen in the quality and condition of the cars on sale, and the process of buying one is as much of an experience as a walk amongst the supercars in the showroom!
"Thanks again, and see you next time...!"
- Josh Coot
"I just wanted to thank all the team at John Holland Sales for another amazing purchase.
"Having now bought several vehicles from this prestigious supplier, I would not hesitate in returning or recommending John Holland Sales to anyone wishing a personalised, unique and very special buying experience.
"Peter and John always make sure everything is taken care of and David is always on hand to make the whole buying process simple and straight forward.
"The professionalism demonstrated at John Holland Sales is second to none and if you like the very best in choice of vehicles, combined with outstanding levels of customer care then this is the only place to buy your next vehicle.
"Congratulations John Holland, you’ve proved again you cannot be beaten, I will be back!"
- Jamie (Sheffield)
“We are delighted with the service we received from John Holland Sales and in particular the way in which both John and Peter always make sure that we are given ‘First Class’ service.
"John Holland Sales have now furnished us with several vehicles, and today we collected our Mercedes G Wagon and our Range Rover Autobiography.
"We have dealt with John Holland Sales now for a number of years and we cannot find anywhere with such high levels of dedicated, personal customer service.
"All the vehicles are prepared to the highest attainable standard and having recently bought our Ferrari from John Holland Sales we simply couldn’t have wished for better service, care or attention.
"The selection of vehicles available makes this a unique buying experience and every time we visit John Holland Sales we are never disappointed with the care and attention given to every part of the sale.
"Hi Robert - I've had this four weeks now.
"Just makes you smile when you drive it!!
"Thanks for your help and see you soon."
- Phil Rowbottom
"If you are in need of a dedicated, personal buying experience, then John Holland Sales is without doubt the only place to make your next purchase.
"At 1st Class Transport we know that nothing is too much trouble for John and Peter to arrange.“
- 1st Class Transport (Sheffield)
"I had been searching for an R8 for quite some time. As soon as I came across this one at John Holland I knew I had found my car.
"Their reputation in high-end cars precedes them. I had no hesitation driving from London to see the car unprepped whatsoever.
"Peter and John made the entire sale painless. All my questions were answered promptly. The car was prepared to the highest standards and the aftercare was superb.
"I will be
returning for my next car without a doubt based on their customer service
- Sirat Khan
"What a fantastic car buying experience. The care, attention and professionalism shown was excellent from John, Peter and the team. The showroom was immaculate and this was directly reflected in the quality of the cars there, every car was of the highest standard.
"I ordered my car on Sunday evening and the John Holland team had everything sorted and arranged for my car to delivered by Thursday, within four days.
"I would strongly recommend purchasing a car from John Holland and I would say it has been the smoothest and most enjoyable experience I've had of car buying.
"The people really do go the extra mile. I will be coming back and using these guys again and hopefully for many years to come."
- Robert Brearley
"I just wanted to let you know how very pleased I am with my new purchase, it really is a pleasure to drive and still feels like a brand new car.
"John Holland made the whole buying experience easy and straight forward, so much so I have already bought a second car from you.
"No doubt I will be seeing you again soon."
- Andrew Davies-Kohler
"The car is more than I could have hoped for and I just can't get over the spec on it. But what a car!
"I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me over the past couple of months. I know I haven't been the easiest customer to deal with, only made harder when I'm a few thousand miles away. But you have seriously been fantastic.
"Thank you ever so much Rob."
- Mike Wafer
"Well what can I say. After some 34 years of being a policeman you do become a bit cynical over the validity off testimonials, but I was so impressed with the service and experience of John Holland I couldn’t NOT leave any comments.
"At present I am staying in Ireland so it was always going to be difficult for me to buy another Porsche, my third, obviously due to the convenience of seeing and trying the car. But I needn’t have worried.
"I had been looking for a few months, as we all do, trawling the internet, visiting dealers and garages, then I found the one, just what I wanted - a Porsche Boxster - for sale at John Holland.
"So, email sent. A reply was quick, from John Bennett. From that moment onward, nothing was too much trouble.
"The numerous photographs, video clips, necessary paperwork, HPI checks, etc, were done promptly and even at John's suggestion a report from the local Porsche dealership.
"The next day the three-page document arrived in my inbox and was all green! We even agreed a deal on the part exchange of my old 911 and the transfer of the plates - all to my satisfaction.
"Well, the big day came and I arrived to collect my new “baby”. She was sitting ready and waiting, plates on, and was exactly as described and shown.
"Coffee was poured while the necessary paperwork was completed and keys were swapped. The exchange was completed effortlessly, and I drove off with the biggest smile ever seen. Some six weeks later I'm still smiling as wide as Sheffield.
"I can't thank John Bennett enough and John Holland for taking the worry and apprehension out of buying this car almost blind.
"My confidence and trust was well-placed and I will be back!"
- Paul Govier
"I had been looking at cars on the John Holland site for a long time, but I'd been concerned about buying an expensive car from anywhere other than a main dealer.
"They had an F-Type I liked, so I made the call. They offered me what I wanted for my trade-in over the phone so I asked if they would hold it until I'd been to see it on Saturday.
"I took the family and from the moment we arrived we were treated superbly. I was introduced to John Bennett, he passed me the keys and we were left in peace to look at the car at our leisure, with no hard selling. A test drive later and the deal was done.
"I picked the car up, mid week and again this was a great experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend John Holland and I'm sure I'll be back when it's time for a change."
- Gavin Young
“I knew from the moment I walked into John Holland that I was in safe hands. The car was exactly as described and it was a refreshing change to have the opportunity to detail the car to my specification and to keep the originality and gentle patination, rather than it be over restored.
“Agreeing a mutually satisfactory price and works to be undertaken was a quick and straightforward process and given the tight deadline, with the car needing to be delivered to Menorca on my birthday, everything was finished exactly as I had hoped.
“John Holland staff hand delivering the car, trailering from Sheffield to Menorca, and were very reassuring, particularly with regular updates on progress.
“In my experience John Holland thoroughly deserves its reputation and title of ‘Dealership of the Year’. I already have my eye on another one of their classics - maybe I will give them even more of a challenge this time.”
- Paul Kilvington
“It’s such a pleasure to purchase a car from John Holland that First Class Transport hasn’t just bought one car from them, we’ve bought seven – the latest being this stunning Ferrari 458.
“After first making contact in 2014, we have purchased a variety of different vehicles from this outstanding business – a Range Rover Sport, BMW M5, Mercedes E Class, Porsche Boxster, Toyota Hilux, an Audi R8, and now this beautiful Ferrari.
“You could say the professionalism and service given at John Holland has put us in ‘seventh heaven’. The sheer range of cars on offer at their showroom on Meadowhall Road is astounding, and we’ve bought a variety of different models.
“The quality of service from John Bennett and Peter Lefley at John Holland, from start to finish with every purchase we’ve made, has been as impressive as the cars they’ve sold us.
“This latest purchase, the Ferrari 458, is the best of its range available and it’s even better having been bought from John Holland. We’ll no doubt be back for more in the future.”
– Cameron, 1st Class Transport
“I heard about John Holland through a family friend – and I’m forever glad that I got in touch with the team there.
I first purchased a black Porsche Panamera, before proceeding to buy a white Panamera too. It wasn’t long before I started to look for an upgrade, though.
I wanted a car to suit my lifestyle, and purchased a beautiful Bentley Continental GT Convertible. As a prestige car owner, you’re always looking to upgrade, and after owning the Bentley for a little over four months I decided to change again.
This time, I went straight in for a green Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and it’s simply stunning. Lamborghinis are a perfect example of what a supercar is all about; I love turning heads!
But above all else, John Holland's level of professionalism is unrivalled. John Bennett provided exemplary service throughout the sale, and it spoke volumes of John Holland as a whole.
You get treated incredibly well there, and it makes the whole process of buying a car even more enjoyable. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to them again in the future and would recommend John Holland to anyone and everyone.”
- Jamie Fletcher
"Before my initial contact with James Sharp, I was, in all honesty, quite apprehensive about dealing with a car business with which I had no previous experience but my fears were soon quelled as it quickly became obvious to me that John Holland is a company with a clear ethos of honesty and integrity which has been evident in all my dealings with them.
It was this faith that prompted me to drive the 140-mile round trip from my home in Worcestershire to view the car. The professional approach that John Holland exudes impressed me to such an extent that I was happy to purchase the vehicle there and then. I was also hugely impressed with the way that the staff took the time to discuss my individual needs and requirements and that, at no time, did I feel pressured or was given ‘the hard sell’, an experience which I feel is sadly prevalent within this industry.
The details of the purchase were all agreed upon to my immense satisfaction and the after sales care that I have received from both James and Peter has been first class. A special mention also to Kerry who, as part of the administration team, handled the number registration change allowing me to enjoy the experience rather than concern myself with extraneous paperwork.
In no way did I enter into this decision lightly as I recognise the magnitude of not only purchasing a new car, but also through a company that have had no dealings with but, having used John Holland, I wouldn’t hesitate to utilise their services again, regardless of the distance I would have to travel.
In conclusion and in my opinion, John Holland is not a second hand car dealer, it’s a first class customer service provider."
- Ray Fell
"Ignore the manufacturers dealers who forget about you as soon as you’ve left, if you want service ‘above and beyond’ what is expected, go to John Holland in Sheffield.
I was a bit wary at first because they are a couple of hundred miles from where I live but it was easy! Of course you need to make one visit but there are refreshments, comfy chairs and friendly staff when you get there - and everything else via phone and e-mail couldn’t have been simpler.
The whole experience was a delight - I’d have no reservations recommending them or using them again!"
- Robert Baines
"I recently decided to buy our third car from John Holland and I am so pleased that I did!
As always, the service we received from Tony, Peter and the team was second to none and our new car is absolutely superb.
Even though the car is 'second hand' you would never be able to tell, the preparation that goes into each vehicle before it is advertised is the best I have ever seen, it's like brand new!
Thank you so much and see you again when we are ready to swap again."
With kind regards,
- Marilyn Baldwin OBE
"I spent a considerable amount of time searching for my ideal 987.2 Porsche Cayman, when I spotted a stunning Carrera White example that John Holland had for sale. After a small amount of man maths me and my partner decided we should drive down to Sheffield and take a look. Initially I wasn’t sure what to expect from John Holland and I was quite nervous about turning up on spec to look at one of their cars, particularly as someone in their early 20’s. What I didn’t expect to find was one of the most impressive prestige and performance dealers I have ever come across with a beautifully presented range of cars and incredibly friendly and welcoming staff.
Me and my partner were greeted by John, pointed in the direction of the car we had come to look at and made to feel totally at ease. Two cups of coffee and the car keys swiftly followed and we were once again left to have a thorough look over the car. Needles to say I ended up buying the Cayman and from start to finish I could not have been made to feel any more welcome, relaxed or valued as a customer. It is something which I am sadly not used to with other car dealerships and they could all certainly learn something from John Holland. I intend to keep this car for a good few years, it’s as brilliant as it looks (even my girlfriend loves it) but when I come to swap it I can’t see myself going anywhere else. This is how selling cars should be done and I am almost embarrassed that I haven’t come across John Holland before now. Thank you in particular to John but also to Peter who made crunching the numbers and working out my man maths exceptionally simple and pain free.
If you are looking to buy your next car, I couldn’t recommend John Holland enough!"
- Thomas Holdsworth
"I took the GT3 to Cars in the Park at Newby Hall on Sunday then across to the Dales for afternoon tea at the Old School cafe in Hebden. Suitably refreshed we took a short stroll down to the River Wharfe then back in the cars for a photo shoot on the moors above Threshfield before joining the inevitable Sunday afternoon dawdle back home via Skipton. Once I figured out it wasn't trying to spit me off the road every time I came on or off the throttle through a corner and over every bump I realised why motoring journalists rate the GT3 so highly. It is the most driver-focused car I have ever driven. I attach a couple of photos taken on the day, including one of me re-fitting the splitter after I tore it off on the bumpy grass at Newby Hall - doh!
Thank you for making the purchase of the most expensive car I have ever bought also the most pleasant, hassle-free car buying experience I can recall. My youngest son, Thomas also bought his Cayman S from you and had the same, pain-free experience."
- Ian Holdsworth
"I would like to sincerely thank the John Holland team for ensuring a smooth and enjoyable purchase. I have bought various cars from yourselves over the years and it just reminded me that I don’t need to travel the country when I have you on the doorstep.
From the moment I first enquired about the car to an after sales call, I have been expertly looked after by Lee Aldis who is very professional, knowledgeable, and amenable. I have also spoke to various members of your team who have also been very helpful and friendly, namely Rhys and Natalie.
I will not hesitate in purchasing my cars from you in the future and I can also highly recommend John Holland to any potential clients."
- Steve Manley
"It was a little daunting, making the long travel up to Sheffield from Swansea based on just "pictures", but as soon as I got there I knew straight away what type of dealership I was purchasing from.
I didn't even check the car over before giving you my card as I knew from first sight that the car was prepped perfectly and was in an impeccable condition.
A really great day checking out the stock you had and purchasing a great car at the end!
Thank you ever so much for the service and honesty. Very swift purchase and a really superb quality car! No doubt I'll be back in the near future for another toy!"
- James and Mike Bartlett
"May I just take the opportunity to thank John Holland for their handling of my two warranty claims.
Particular thanks goes to to Simon in their after sales department who listened, understood and got both problems resolved.
In all my years of buying and selling cars I have found John Holland's customer service to be excellent, and I will have no hesitation in buying and indeed recommending them in the future."
- Paul Maddran
"I would just like to say thank you very much for the outstanding service from John Holland.
After buying the Audi A5 in November there was a couple of niggly issues with the car and John Holland have answered every question and sorted every issue without hesitation.
Great after sales care. I cant fault it."
- Peter Cawson
“We were trepidatious about buying a car so far away and was nervous about dealing with a firm 146 miles away from us but we needn’t have worried.
Lee and the front of house staff at John Holland were exceptional and instantly I relaxed and knew I was in safe hands. Dealing with Lee, We found him very fair and honest .
This is the only way to buy cars now I think and I look forward to buying my next car from Lee.”
- Nicholas Brown
"I have never come across a second hand car dealership quite like John Holland and now I have, I can’t really see myself going anywhere else. I was looking for a hatchback with some character and after owning it a few weeks I am absolutely certain this justifies the ‘great car’ description they gave it. Given the cars in the showroom, every one at an excellent standard and of genuine distinction, that’s something of a statement!
The service was second to none, regardless of the fact we were buying far from the most expensive car in the building. My wife & I were met by John, given the keys and ample opportunity to have a thorough look around. There was no pressure, we were free to think and chat, we were listened to and our questions were answered. On our test drive Reece took the time to make sure the car was right for us, even going as far as teaching me how to make the most of the semi-automatic gearbox, which was a big change for me!
When the big day came to collect, Peter was superb, fitting the handover in around some phone calls I had to make with some of my clients and he went as far as loaning me a meeting room for this purpose which was really great. Without hesitation or reservation, I recommend John Holland and I look forward to returning in a few years when the time comes to talk about another car."
- Ben Carpenter
"Just a quick note to thank you once again for my new car. I absolutely love it! Just what I was looking for.
Lee and the team were brilliant to deal with and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending John Holland to my friends.
The whole process was quick and easy from the start and your showroom is absolutely wonderful. Thanks guys. "
- Diana Maratty
"Just a quick note to say thank you to Tony and the team at John Holland for the great, professional service on the purchase of another fantastic car from them.
I'm so pleased with my final edition Defender 90 Overland, it's perfect for the weekend shoots!"
- Andrew Brown
"I just wanted to thank Peter, James and John for the superb service you gave on our recent purchase of the Audi SQ5.
I was a little apprehensive about buying a vehicle off a website “sight unseen”, however, there was no need to have worried as it was very much as described and presented in excellent condition when my wife and I came to collect it.
Would I purchase another vehicle in the future from John Holland? For sure. Would I recommend John Holland to friends? – absolutely!"
- Ian Robinson
"I just wanted to say thank you once again for such a great service.
As you know I have bought a number of cars from John Holland over the years and you never disappoint, both on quality of cars and service.
I could not be happier with the new Range Rover I have just bought from you guys and continue to recommend John Holland to people I know.
I look forward to buying the next car soon!"
- Andy Stone
"I have been a loyal and faithful MB for many years spending in excess of £500k in the last five years.
I took the plunge after being fed up of the usual main dealer complacency and lack of interest in any new business.
I cannot believe the amount of detail, constant care and attention from John Holland, I have purchased two vehicle in the last few months, you are only judged on what clients remember in business!
Main dealers beware! There is an alternative to high end luxury!"
- David Evans
"'No legacy is so rich as honesty' - William Shakespeare.
John Holland are not your typical car dealer. There's no miserable, windswept rainy forecourt. No smarmy salesman in a Burton's suit, wringing his hands, watching your every move, waiting to pounce and give you 'the spiel', when you show the faintest interest in a vehicle. No, none of that. What you get with JH is a pristine, modern, veritable treasure trove of an indoor showroom. A relaxed, no pressure vibe and salesmen who are not only knowledgeable, but genuine car enthusiasts to boot.
The chap I dealt with, when I purchased my BMW 1 series, was Lee Aldis. A really genuine bloke who never pressured me, but by the same token was there to answer any questions I had, who displayed what I feel to be the right amount of attentiveness and genuine enthusiasm for the car. From the very first phone call, (which incidentally, was sometime in the evening) to picking up the key, of which there was only one. Lee sorted an additional, brand new key from Sytner at no extra charge. Nothing was too much trouble, the few niggles I had with the car, after purchasing, were all sorted with no fuss and Lee never made me feel like I was an inconvenience or fly in the proverbial ointment.
While it is not lost on me that the car I purchased was far from the most expensive car at JH at the time, in fact, it was probably one of the cheapest as I recall. Lee never made me feel that was the case. He extended me every courtesy, as I'm sure he does with all customers, after all, my money is the same colour as the next man's. And this is how it should be. John Holland's staff clearly pride themselves on this ethos & as a consequence have built a very good business over a 40 year period.
Good pre and after sales service is becoming a rare thing nowadays, sadly. However, JH obviously keep this at the top of their list of priorities, but at the same time never make you feel like they're doing you a favour by adhering to this principle.
They must be doing something right. And long may they continue to do so."
"Our experience with John Holland on the purchase of buying our Porsche Cayenne was outstanding.
From the moment we walked through the door we were greeted with exceptional customer service and made to feel totally relaxed.
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and its safe to say we will most definitely be returning for the maintenance of our car and for any future purchase of cars this will definitely be our number one choice.
I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone at John Holland for their superior service."
"An immaculate car in showroom condition - it was difficult to imagine that this was really a used car.
Superb service at John Holland. We wouldn’t buy a used car from anyone else.
Worth the 276 mile trip from Scotland!"
This is our second car from John Holland and we now wouldn’t consider buying from anywhere else. There really isn’t a better place to go car shopping. Many thanks to you all."
"Hello all at John Holland
My name is Marcus I've just purchased from you another great car, a BMW M235i.
This is the second vehicle I've purchased from you and as last time its been a great experience.
Thanks for all your great service, and probably see you again in a year or two."
"I can't articulate enough how happy I am with the Jaguar XF I bought from John Holland.
I dealt with Peter and John - their professionalism was outstanding.
I love nice, impeccably sourced cars - although I live in Northern Ireland, I can't see myself buying my next car from anywhere other than here. The experience was simply that good, and the car."
"I just wanted to say what a great, straight forward and professional buying experience it has been purchasing my amazing Land Rover Defender Overland from John Holland.
I have always taken comfort in buying from the large main dealer groups but this has just changed!
I visited your showroom in Sheffield and could not believe the vast range of vehicles you stock. I saw the Overland edition and simply had to have it.
John from your sales team is very professional and helpful and Peter and Rhys delivered the vehicle to my door just a few days later.
Simple, straight forward and professional, what more can you ask for!"
"Just a line to thank you on the professional way your company conducted
the sale, from detailed information of vehicle, the car is better than
you described I certainly appreciate the first class service and
professionalism given by John Holland and would not hesitate to
recommend your company to friends and family.
It has been a pleasure to find a dealership that is as good if not better than its word and made the whole experience of buying my dream car a pleasure."
"John Holland are a diamond in the rough, not your typical garage forecourt.
Lee was a true gent from the first moment I walked through the door in to the aladdin's cave that JH is, there is such a choice of cars to behold.
Lee is a true car lover and never once did I feel pressured into handing over any well earned cash, he just left me to it but was at hand incase I needed help in making the choice.
had made my choice in the R8 I was introduced to Peter to sit down and
go through the mine field of options availble to me to secure the car of
my dreams. At no point was I pressured into any extras like the usual
dealerships tend to throw at you. The options were clearly described to
me and Peter went that extra mile to secure the right package for me.
Typical cars dealers should take a note out of JH's book in their approach into selling cars."