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 time 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 Paddon’s green Mitsubishi Evolution 8, the car the Hayden won his first Rally in. Mike has a strong connection with Middlemarch as his in-laws live and work in the area, so occasionally he gets his hands dirty on the farm.

Andrew McDougall - Sales/Finance

Andrew has worked with Mike for 14 years, starting when he was just 19 years 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 a country guy that lives in the city, he needs to be out in the high country as much as possible taking every opportunity to get photos of Isuzu 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 14 years in the industry at the same dealership all of which he’d call his friends.

John Spencer - Service Manager

John is the latest member of the family, recently moving here from Australia, where he operated his own Goodyear Tyres store for over 25 years. Motorsport is what lured John to New Zealand, with the South Island having some of the best gravel rally roads in the world he just couldn’t stay away. John’s success in business and motorsport comes from being well organised, motivated, and understanding of customers’ needs and expectations. John believes customer service and satisfaction is his number one focus, he will always go above and beyond to make sure every customer gets the great service they deserve.

Denise Randall - Workshop Administrator

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 - Sales/Car Preparation

Leith has been loyal to the Mike’s Cars team for over 6 years. He is often the first face you’ll encounter when walking into the yard. Leith is responsible for upholding our A+ appearance, keeping the cars clean, yard swept and lawns looking lush! Leith is extremely friendly and can often be seen engaging in conversations with our customers about their next car purchase. Leith is lucky enough to own his very own Isuzu D-Max and will help with any Isuzu questions you may have. If running around the yard doesn’t keep him fit enough, he still enjoys a mountain bike ride during the weekends or a Sunday cruise on his Ducati motorbike.

Maree Cross - Mike’s Cars Reception/Office

Maree joined our team in June 2019. Maree comes from a lifelong passion for cars, having owned several classic Fords in the past. Maree focuses on her other passion; Marching in the competitive division. Her team came 1st in the Plate Section at the NZ Champs 2019. Maree also enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren.

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