Car Connections opened on April 30th 2002. A father and son combination of Eric Rosenquist and Wade Rosenquist. In 2010
Wade Rosenquist took over day to day activities of Car Connections while Eric runs other businesses owned by the two. Car Connections is designed to be a small boutique lot, with great values due to low over head and a very small price mark up. Wade Rosenquist runs operations by himself but is also helped a great deal by his wife Luciana, who is a Medical Doctor for St. Lukes Hospitals in Kansas City. In her free time she assists with running errands with Wade before and after work hours. It's a family business.
"Lowest prices on Luxury import vehicles in the Kansas City area."
Wade was very snippy on the phone and when scheduling a time to pick up the vehicle which should have been a red flag. When I purchased the vehicle from... him in-person he was fine but as soon as I had issues with the car after the fact he was very rude and aggressive and suggested there was no recourse I could take. I now have a car that needs several thousand dollars worth of repairs that I could have purchased locally.
This gentleman purchased an older car, that had basic wear and tear based on the mileage and year. Everything on it worked as it should and it drove ...perfect. It basically was case of buyers remorse and he wanted to change his mind a few weeks later. I didn't give him the answer he wanted, so of course he left a negative review. It's unfortunate, but some folks are not realistic with their demands.
Don't let the small car lot stigma sway you. Wade is the last guy you'd expect to experience on a car lot, but always wish you could. Perfect salesman... - no pressure, easy going, up-front. Our time availability was limited & Wade accommodated us very well. The vehicle was priced below market value and super clean. I will most likely check his inventory first for our next purchase. THANK YOU, WADE!!
I am a car guy so I steer away from dealerships and prefer dealing with individual sellers. In 2008 I stopped by JUST to look at a 330i, ended up as a... repeat customer. Today, I consider Wade a friend who is passionate about luxury cars and can get me what I want at an unbeatable price. I have also noticed him going out of his way, trying to save me $ here and there... without being obvious about it.
I was looking for a Lexus RX 350 locally however I could not find one. I ended finding a 2015 Lexus RX 350 at Car Connections. However, I never purchased... online before so I was a little skeptical. Wade made the process simple and easy and answered all my questions and concerns. I ended up purchasing it without even seeing it on 11/15 and had it in my driveway on 11/19.
We bought a 2012 Kia Soul from Tony and my wife had to do the leg work with myself at work. She saw the car listed, contacted Tony and he said: "you were... the first person to call so I will hold it to look at". She went the next morning and he said:" so we don't need to go back and forth, here is the price: $xxxx and I only make $xxx on it as you can see I have low overhead". We already knew it was a great price from our searching over the last month. She drove it and bought it! I would go to Tony when I want to sell my car, get a new one.
Thank you for your review Jim...Only thing I might add is that my name is Wade and not Tony, but I do appreciate the kind words.
After I totaled my car, I searched on the internet for a replacement. I was interested in a Honda because of their reputation for high miles. Seeing... a couple at Car Connections/MC Auto LLC, I went to the lot to look. One had been sold, the other was being checked at a mechanic. In conversation with the agent, I was convinced that a Toyota would be a similar vehicle for longevity. He showed me a Lexus (made by Toyota) and I test-drove it. I really liked the car. In the office, Darrin was 100% honest and low key with me. He told me that they don't finance; I was able to get the loan with my credit union and get back to the car lot the same day. He made certain that I understood the purchase was "as is" with no warranty. Because of the smooth test drive, I was willing to take a chance. Both Darrin and Mike were helpful and honest in answering my questions. I could have been easy prey for them; I am 68 and a woman alone. The office was small but there was great air conditioning and a comfortable seat. Nothing snazzy here, just hard-working men trying to fit a car to a customer. I would certainly look here again if I needed a vehicle.
I got a good price for my trade in vehicle- twice as much as I could earn anywhere else. The car I bought is good enough and I got what I was looking for.... Very fast, clear and pleasant experience - even new car dealers should learn how to work from the owner of car connections in Kansas City
Wade didn't push me to buy a car, in fact just the opposite. He had a car I wanted and worked with me on the price but I still wasn't sure so he told me... to hold off and he would find me the perfect car. Thats what we are doing and i hope we make a deal soon.
My husband happened across Car Connections as we were looking to buy a pre-owned/used vehicle after we had been given the run around at a few other larger... luxury dealerships. We are absolutely in LOVE with our new-to-us Lexus and cannot express our gratitude enough for the ease of the entire transaction. Not only did Wade offer us a fair amount for our trade-ins, our new-to-us car was in impeccable shape. (He encouraged us to have it checked out anywhere we wanted and it checked out beautifully.) Gone are the days of dealing with high-pressure larger dealerships with less than desirable experiences (and salesmen)...Wade is our new "go-to" for future vehicle purchases.
I`m pleased to recommend Wade. He has gone out of his way to help me, even after I bought my car. I bought a 2012 S80 volvo and my wife and I could not... be more satisfied. Wade presented the car accurately, we had no surprises. He was honest and fair with me. I will definitely sing his praises, thank you so much. Pat Logan Re/Max Associates of Louisville