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"Hi. I would highly recommend Ideal Cars to anyone. They provide very good customer service and high quality cars. We would definitely come back there when we buy another car. Thank you."
Razan Rahman
"I have bought a few cars off you now. I am a customer that keeps coming back and I am always happy with Ideal Cars. The staff are awesome and friendly and you have always been great to me. I will be ..."
Kylie Cottrell
"Hi Shayne When we needed a new car and other people were mucking us about you stepped in and made it happen. We really appreciated that. Thank you. We'll be back."
Graeme Moore
"Best service ever. HIGHLY recommend people go there for their next car.......... What Shayne and his team did for us was mind blowing. To get done what we needed in a short time frame was awesome. ..."
Troy Gibson
"l was fortunate to purchase a Japanese import Subaru from Ideal Cars. The vehicle was superbly prepared and presented and exceeded my expectations you buy is safe and with the attention to detail. ..."
Bryan Graham, Christchurch
"My girlfriend and I bought a Subaru Legacy from Ideal cars a couple months ago and we love it! The car was low-mileage and well taken care of, and was everything we were looking for in a new ..."
Benjamin Norris & Francesca Spinardi
"I bought a car from you over a year ago now. My Grey ghost, Toyota Wish. Thank you for talking me in to this bigger model. I have never looked back. It runs like a dream."
Lisa Feltham
"My late husband and I bought our wee 2005 Suzuki Swift in a hurry last August. It’s proving to be a treasure, and I do enjoy the regular emails from your firm. Very useful info."
Joan Fuller
"Hi there. I bought a very cute little red Nissan Note from Shayne and the team at Ideal Cars, last November 2013. Their service was great, with the least amount of stress possible during the process. ..."
Julie Farrell - Ooh and PS the bar of Chocolate that followed was great too.

Shayne O'Hagan

Owner & Managing Director

I am originally from Havelock North in Hawkes Bay and have been living in Hamilton since 1979. I attended Waikato University to study a Bachelor of Management Studies, and then trained as an Accountant working 5 years in a Chartered Accountancy practice, and two years at merchant banks in London.

I have always had a passion for cars but I didn't start selling them until 1986 where I worked for Dallas Mitsubishi in Hamilton before moving on to North City Motor Co in 1987. Here I began importing used cars from Japan for this company before leaving and importing vehicles to wholesale to other dealers. In 1994 I became a part owner in Ideal Cars and purchased the balance of the business in 1997.

I have been with Ideal Cars for 15 years now and my role as Managing Director involves attending to the day to day running of the business, purchasing of vehicles in NZ and Japan including travelling to Japan. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing people satisfying their needs and enjoying their car buying experience. I enjoy meeting new people and building ongoing relationships with our clients.

I have an ongoing interest in motor sport, especially rallying and circuit racing. I have previously been involved in circuit racing and rallying both as a driver and navigator. I have navigated for front runners in the National championship and International rally of New Zealand as well as the Targa rally. I also enjoy fishing, cooking and creating new recipes.

I have a son and daughter, both lovely of course, and enjoy spending time with them, boating, school camps and sports. I have a relaxed personality, although I like to be accurate and precise, and do jobs properly.

I like to enjoy what I am doing, be enthusiastic and have an overall positive view of situations. Honesty and following through with promises is important to me.

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