Mankato Motors

Mankato Motors

1815 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

New 888-851-9913
Used 866-396-6860
Service 877-237-4068

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4.7 out of 5.0
84 out of 90 people recommended this dealer.
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5.0 out of 5.0

Relaxing car purchase

by from North Mankato,MN |

I had a great experience when purchasing our new car, everything was explained in detail. It took only an hour to talk, do a test drive, get a price for our used vechile and start the paper work on a Thursday that we then finished on a Saturday, we had our grandaughter with and she was accepted and treated like royality while we finished the paper work so we could take possesion of the vechile When Travis was showing my wife all the perks in the car our grandaughter was allow to ask questions also so friendly. We have had our vechile a month and I see Travis once a week for my free car wash so it still looks great. When in the market again will be looking Travis up again.

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5.0 out of 5.0

Great dealer

by from Longmont, Co |

We live in Colorado, but when we saw their listing for a 2014 Volt, we flew to Minnesota to buy it. Local dealers were nowhere near their price. We are very happy with the deal and the car. As a bonus, these folks are terrific to do business with, Joe Bidwell is really nice to work with and a nice guy. The same holds true for the Ken, Barry and the dealership's owner Dale. Very friendly place to buy a car.

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5.0 out of 5.0

Best Car Buying experience again

by from Saint Peter , Minnesota |

This was our second car purchase at Mankato Motors and with Mike Bidwell , and highly recommend this Car Dealer Ship and Sales Consultant Mike Bidwell. Mike is very professional and very driven to look out for very best interest and makes the car purchasing process stress-free .Mike is very driven to find exactly the right vehicle you are looking for for the right price or payment. I do recommend this place and Mike Bidwell to all my family and friends.

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5.0 out of 5.0

excellent friendly knowledgeable

by from Minnesota |

Best car buying experience I have ever had. Doug and Claudia

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5.0 out of 5.0

Very Impressed, Excellent Cutomer Service!!

by from Bismarck, ND |

We live over 300 miles from Mankato. While doing an online search fro vehicles, we found one at Mankato Motors with our exact specifications. From our initial contact with Gary Mankowski, to the time that we drove away in our "new to us vehicle," we have been very happy! When we initially called Mankato Motors to inquire on the vehicle, Gary was very friendly, never pushy. Since we did live so far away, they were willing to hold the vehicle for us and to let us know if someone else was looking at the vehicle. This spoke VOLUMES!! The purchasing process was very smooth, even with a trade in. We were able to do a little over the phone to jumpstart with process, which was also nice. My only one complaint is that we were well on our was out of Mankato and we realized that we only had a 1/4 of a tank of gas in the vehicle. When looking for another vehicle, we will not hesitate to use Mankato Motors again!

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5.0 out of 5.0

In need of patients

by from Mapleton, MN |

My family stopped in to look at the Mankato Motors lot on a spur of the moment decision and ended up seeing a couple of vehicles that might work for us. We were able to sit down and visit with Joe Bidwell right away and get a feel for what each vehicle we liked would offer us. He allowed us to take test rides to see how they might work in our life. We did not want to get into a rush decision and Joe was very good about answering any questions and giving us the space to think that we needed. We ended up coming in 3 different times, communicating by phone numerous times, and looking at 5 different vehicles before settling our minds on one. Joe and his colleagues were able to explain scenarios from leasing and buying used, to buying new to see which we were most comfortable with and would work best in our lives. They were all very helpful, knowledgeable, and best of all very patient to make sure we were making the right investment.

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5.0 out of 5.0

Knowledgeable, Friendly Service.

by from Owatonna |

I was looking to trade in my car to get a new pickup. I don't know much about trucks (or cars for that matter), and Joe B. was able to answer all the questions I had for him with a lot of patience (most dealers I've come across aren't as patient if you aren't 100% sure what you are looking for). They were very cooperative in trying to find the payment plan that best fit me. After the purchase was complete, he walked me through everything I needed to know about the truck - instruments, mechanical aspects, etc. With the few other cars I've purchased elsewhere, I was never shown all the workings of the vehicle. I would totally recommend them to anyone I know who was searching for a different vehicle.

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1.0 out of 5.0

Quick email response but no follow up

by from Storm Lake IA |

got email response stating that they will contact me with the info, there was no follow up it has been 2 weeks.

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2.0 out of 5.0

Service Was So-So

by from St. Cloud MN |

I found the vehicle online on a Sunday and emailed them a phone number to call me. On Monday, they emailed me rather than calling, and the message went into my junk mailbox. By the time I found the message it was late afternoon. I called them and decided to go test drive it, and stated I was driving 3 hours one way and needed to know the vehicle would be available when I arrived; I was assured it would be. Five minutes outside of town, after nearly 3 hours of driving, I received a phone call saying a customer had taken it out for a test drive while the salesperson was at dinner and they still had it out. The customer was negotiating when I arrived. I waited, and they finally offered and brought out a similar vehicle for me to consider. The other customers declined to purchase the vehicle, which I then test drove and decided to purchase. The purchase process was quick, but they refused to negotiate on the price. They also refused to even put gas in the tank, which was just above empty -- nothing for my time and the frustration they caused. Driving the vehicle home late at night I noticed the speedometer was erratic and then it quit. Hmmmm. I question what they knew and did not disclose. Would reconsider dealing with them again, although so far I like the vehicle.

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3.0 out of 5.0

Inaccurate vehicle inventory may mislead you

by from Minneapolis |

Found a used vehicle for sale from Mankato Motors listed on Cars.com website. I responded to the link they provided on cars.com. I received an automated response indicating that someone would call me back, which they did. They left me a message one day saying to give them a call back for more information/details. The following day I called back and was told that the vehicle I inquired about was already sold and then asked if there was another vehicle I was interested in. Duh..wow...I was interested in that vehicle posted on both cars.com and on mankato motors own website... then asked if I want another? No thanks...it would probably be gone by the time I drove over there. Vehicles must be flying off the lot at Mankato Motors.... better go get one before there all gone!

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5.0 out of 5.0

Smooth and Easy

by from Hutchinson, Mn |

Gave me a trade-in value over the phone and stood by it with no lower offer after test driving. And no pushy salesman.

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