About Us

I would like to welcome you to our Simpsons Cars website.

Simpsons Cars traces its lineage back to 1948 when James Roger Simpson started up his business in the National Trust village of Coleshill, Oxfordshire for the servicing and repairs of tractors and agricultural machinery.

A move into car sales and servicing followed and the company has intentionally remained small and tight knit to enable us to concentrate on our core values of providing quality cars and service at reasonable prices with a truly personal touch.

We are located in the beautiful village of Hailey just outside the historic and thriving market town of Witney with the company being headed up by myself and ably assisted by my wife Michele and our experienced and knowledgeable sales and service personnel.

The Subaru brand is one we are proud to represent and is a marque with which we have a long and successful association and we also offer products from a wide range of other prestige manufacturers.

So whether you are looking for a new or used car, servicing, repairs or MOT, Simpsons Cars can help – we welcome feedback, are constantly striving to excel and we look forward to meeting you.

Peter Jenkins
Managing Director

Meet The Team

David McCarthy - Service Manager & Sales

David joined Simpsons in 1998 and has been involved in all aspects of the business. He has a fantastic Subaru knowledge, having worked in Parts, Service and Sales over the last 20 years. One of his sad traits is that you can ask him most part numbers or paint codes and he will reel it off as if it was his mobile phone number! He moved over with Peter to the Witney site in 2017. He Lives in Swindon with Kelly and their 3 children; Tyler, Oliver and Maisie. David has completed all of the Subaru courses, keeping him up to date with the latest service measures, technological changes and safety improvements on the cars.

Interests/Hobbies:

DIY

Keeping his children amused!

Fishing on a quiet lake

Peter Hitchman - Workshop Foreman

Peter has been a long standing member of Simpsons, he joined in 1982 and the first cars he worked on had wooden wheels! He progressed onto Proton, Daihatsu, Lada and Alfa Romeo. Pete first started working on Subaru in 1997 when the franchise was introduced to Simpsons. He moved over to the Witney site with David in 2017 and has been instrumental in the progress of the dealership in that time. His Subaru knowledge is unparalleled; he took part in the Subaru World Technical competition in 2017 and came 1st and was the Best Delegate in the 2016 Service Level Technician competition. He is married to Catherine and has an eighteen year old daughter, Rebecca.

Interests/Hobbies:

Cycling

Walking the Lurchers Bailey and Denny

Running

James Burton - Sales Manager

James embarked on his career in the automotive industry in 2009 for Europa Subaru in Sheffield. He started in the position of trainee sales executive and after 3 months progressed into a full Sales Executive role. A year into sales he was presented with a Gold standard Subaru Brand specialist award following a two day examination. After three years at Europa he moved to work for Sheffield Audi in sales. He used his experiences there to move back to Europa as Sales Controller where he helped grow the sales team. He is an experienced buyer and has an excellent product knowledge spanning all makes and models, but in particular Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover and Subaru. Following a move to the Oxford area, he wanted to maintain working for Subaru and joined Simpsons in October 2018 as Sales Manager. James’ main focus is to provide a fantastic service to customers and give them ample choice of well maintained, immaculately presented cars. James has just been awarded with another Subaru Brand Specialist Gold award showing that his knowledge hasn’t faded over the years!

Interests/Hobbies:

Tennis

Mountain biking

Go-karting

Travelling the World to watch Formula One

Martin Tompkin - Valeter/Driver

Martin joined Simpsons in December 2018. He plays a very important role in keeping the cars clean, picking cars up for service and carrying out general maintenance on the site. He lives locally and has a wife called Yvonne and a large family that keep him busy!

Hobbies/Interests:

Loves puzzles especially Sudoku

Fishing

Playing Darts

James Hobley - Technician

James started his technician career in late 2012 with a local Land Rover/ 4x4 specialist, where he went through an apprenticeship scheme and achieved his level 2 before moving to Maundrells in Wantage to finish off his level 3 in early 2015. Here he gained a vast knowledge and experience in high performance vehicles such as Porsche and Aston Martin. He joined the Simpsons team in late 2018, looking to further his career in the automotive industry. He completed his Subaru service technician training in January 2019. James is always very keen to further his knowledge on anything car related and will not let even the most complex of diagnostic tasks get the better of him, so approach with caution if he’s buried in an engine bay!

Interests/ Hobbies:

PC Gaming/ Building

Playing Guitar/ Making music

Relaxing to good TV/movies with his Border Collie, Delta.

Customer Feedback

Would definitely buy another car from Simpsons Subaru at Oxford James was very helpful and rang me the next day just to make sure everything was alright Five star thanks paul Mccartney

Paul Mccartney

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I initially contacted Simpsons Subaru to see if I could arrange a test drive of a BRX. Telephone manner and initial greeting at Simpsons were very professional. All neccessary arrangements had been made and I promptly undertook a test drive. I was impressed by the car and the knowledge of the sales manager who accompanied me. We subsequently agreed a deal and I found it to be among my best vehicle purch...

Andrew Bottomley

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A great company to deal with - very professional and pleasant to deal with.5

Barbara McHugh

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Brilliant communication and service. It's been do easy to get my purchase sorted and delivered. Exceptional professionalism and customer service from the company. Look forward to dealing with them in the future.

Michael Rose

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Brought a Subaru Outback from Simpsons. Love the car and the service is excellent.

Bruce Whiting

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Always had excellent service from the team at Simpsons. They may be slightly more expensive than your back street garage, but I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for. Saying that they did just price match a pair of tyres for my Audi which saved me time and money travelling to Swindon. Keep up the good work!!

Jim Smith

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Get In Touch

Witney:
01993870170

Swindon:
01793 399188