About Us

With over 21 years in the motoring industry we at Mike's Cars pride ourselves in our motoring excellence and experience.
I am proud of the huge depth knowledge I have developed in this industry over the years and the benefit this brings in helping customers choose the right car to match their motoring needs.

Mike's Cars is one of Otago's largest importers of quality used cars with every car being hand picked by professionals and personally guaranteed by myself. He also has a supply of quality NZ New family cars and Utes.
Our reputation for after sales customer service and the high quality of our vehicles is why you can have confidence that purchasing a vehicle through us matches what you would expect from a franchise dealer.

We are very experienced at selling cars nationwide and regardless of where you are we will make your purchase a truly satisfying and delightful experience.
At Mike's Cars and DUNEDIN ISUZU you can expect the Best Brands and the Best Cars.
Looking forward to seeing you driving and enjoying a quality car from Mike's Cars!

Our Team

Mike Wellington- Owner/Manager

Mike has had 20+ years in the motor industry. He started selling cars for the largest dealership in Dunedin while studying Commerce at Otago University. Being Dunedin born and bred it was only time before Mike completed his Bcom and started his own local used car Dealership which has now been developed into one of the best Isuzu dealerships in NZ. Mike lives in Dunedin with his wife Erin and twin boys Freddie and Ollie which is double the trouble but twice the fun. The family all enjoy taking take out in Wanaka where they spend time in the winter and summer holidays. Mike has over 25 years of Motorsport history, spending time behind the wheel of many different cars but more recently his pride and joy which is Hayden Paddons green Evo 8, the car the Hayden won his first Rally in. Mike has strong connection with Middlemarch as the in-laws live and work in the area, so occasionally he gets his hands dirty on the farm.

Andrew McDougall- Sales

Andrew has worked for Mike for 12 years starting when he was just 20years old. He’s seen plenty of changes in the industry over time and is now proud to host the Isuzu franchise at the dealership. Andrew is country guy that lives in the city, he needs to out in the high country as much as possible taking every opportunity to get photos of D-Max Utes in extremely remote parts of the South Island – often with Ted the dog hanging out the window, yes he’s an inside dog that won’t go on the deck! Andrew has a huge fan club after 11 years in the industry at the same dealership all of which he’d call his friends.

Dean Latty- Service Manager

Dean has over 30 years in the motor trade with franchise experience from the UK before he moved to settle in Dunedin 20 years ago. He has a larger than life personality and a fantastic attitude to go with it. He looks forward to Sundays as that’s when the Corvette comes out! Dean is very passionate about the Isuzu product so feel free to ask him any technical questions.


Denise and her husband Murray owned and operated the workshop for 35 years before Mike purchased the business in 2016. Denise has now seen this Automotion workshop develop further to accommodate the Isuzu Workshop and Parts. She manages the office/reception so when you are booking in your Isuzu for a service Denise will make it all very easy. Denise and Murray love to travel when they’re not busy with their grand children.

Leith Patterson

Leith is Dunedin Isuzu’s all round champion. From the day your new vehicle arrives he will take care of all the preparation and accessories fit out so your Isuzu looks sharp with the accessories. His attention to detail is Leith’s focus so nothing is ever missed. He’ll have your Isuzu looking like new after each service, he will also be able to answer any questions about your vehicle as he is a trained Isuzu staff member. You’ll occasionally see Mike and Leith out mountain biking as there share the same hobby.