We’ve been servicing Fiat vans since we started up 15 years ago so becoming a main dealer was a logical progression. Fiat vans have never been up in this part of the country before, so it’s something new for the public to consider. It’s mainly Citroen and Peugeot vans, and some Volkswagens, that have been available in Donegal in the past, so we’re now giving people an excellent alternative to those.
Michael Donaghey [company founder and proprietor] has earned a great reputation nationwide for service and aftersales and that’s certainly an area we’ll be focusing on. This has always been a very service-orientated business and we’ll be bringing that to the Fiat van franchise.
With the Ducato, Scudo, Doblò and Fiorino – each available in a number of variations – the flexible and highly-specced Fiat commercial range has something to suit every need. Everything is covered, from small vans to large ones. For example, the Ducato XLWB (extra-long wheelbase) with H3 roof has an exceptional payload and is so spacious it can carry an American style fridge freezer standing up.
They’re very reliable, very comfortable and very modern – they were the first to put the gear stick on the dashboard and the handbrake on the right hand side of the driver’s seat. You get a powerful, smooth and economical drive with a limitless amount of options available.
As safety is very important to us and one of our primary concerns is the safety of our customers on the road, we will have steering-wheel controls and Bluetooth on every model we sell.
In short, it’s a very, very good product. I’ve been all over Europe in an automatic Ducato camper van and I have to say it’s truly something to behold.
Likewise, the service offered by Donaghey Motorhomes: Aftersales are second to none here and that’s our big selling point, We’re happy to sit down with customers for as long as necessary or as often as necessary to see what their exact requirements are in order to find them the best van to suit their needs. We’ll see what the van man wants and take it from there. It’s all about customer care and looking after people. As the saying goes, ‘quality will be remembered long after price is forgotten’.
Fully trained and experienced van technicians are on hand, operating from a modern, purpose-built workshop to meet all servicing and repair requirements.