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Dear Customers,
Sports and Compacts is in process of downsizing. This means we will be moving to a new location. During this transition we will work by appointment only.

This will allow us to be sure our high level of service remains the same.

Please call 919 854 7300 for an appointment and watch for more updates on our website.

Many thanks


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Owners Carl Cason and Jeff Basham are trained sports car specialists. The team at Sports and Compacts has been focused on the maintenance, repair and providing guidance to Miata / MX5 owners since 1997. The team brought practical experience based on years of sports car repair and preparation to keep these cars on the road smoothly and safely. This work and knowledge has been applied to the Miata / MX5 specifically and any other repairs and maintenance provided to our customers.

Carl Cason directs the quality service and operational side of the business and will always be your direct point of contact to analyze our customer needs. Carl has 30 plus years of hands on service management and technical know how. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America is an Eagle Scout carrying this same dedication to the customer support.

Kathy Amatuli is our front office person who can provide guidance on scheduling, parts ordering and keeping us all on track. Kathy has an accounting background and office management and controls experience.

Jeff Basham has the back end of the business side organized. Jeff has a business building background as well as a technical background with historical British sports car so supports Carl’s work as needed.

Sports and Compact has added Brian Seipe to the team. Brian is a factory trained Subaru technician and brings some 15 years of experience to our team. In addition Brian has a significant background in the Nissan and Toyota brands. Come in and meet Brian and become a loyal Sports and Compacts customer.

Did you know that Subaru has the best history of brand loyalty at some 67% according to Experian data? This is similar to the Sports and Compacts loyalty. Sports and Compacts has been working on Subaru automobiles for quite some time due to their owners also owning some Mazda Miata/MX5.