Christina Calkins is the best!!! Very professional and loved working with her. She took time with us after we had traveled so far to purchase a car.
My girlfriend and I were looking to buy a Mazda 3, to replace her 2005 Subaru Baja, which she wanted to trade in. After looking online, we had checked... out a dealership in State College, known for "taking deals the other guy won't", well, they wouldn't come close to giving her what she wanted in trade for her Subaru and didn't want to come down on the price for the Mazda they had on their lot. Not expecting much different, we drove to Calkins. Mel was our salesman and he demonstrated that there are salespeople out there who are honest, fair and just genuinely nice people. They had what we were looking for, gave her a fair trade-in value on her Baja and came down on the price of the Mazda. She is very happy with her purchase and we would definitely recommended Calkins to anyone!
Calkins is glad you made the trip and had a great experience! Thank you for the kind words about Mel. Mel is a perfect reflection of Calkins, "Relaxe...d, Friendly, No Gimmicks" Dealership.
I had been here before, when my girlfriend bought her car and thought her experience was great. Keeping that in mind, Calkins was the first local dealer... I checked,when I needed a vehicle. Once again, the people that I dealt with, at Calkins; Mel and Bruce; were top notch and made car buying a pleasant experience. If you see a car you are interested in, they will not try to steer you to a more expensive one, or something you may not want, they are up front and honest and I have never seen sales people more willing to do whatever it takes, to YOUR benefit, to get you in the vehicle that YOU want. I've dealt with dealers, in the past who, when you leave their dealerships,you feel the need to shower, or if you bought a car from them, you stress out, wondering if you made the right choice. Both of my experiences at Calkins,with Mel and Bruce, have shown me that there are salesmen who want you to buy the car that YOU want, make sure you pay what is acceptable to you and that you drive away feeling good about the whole experience. The best thing Calkins did was to hire these two guys.
Thank you for supporting Calkins in your recent purchase. We are very happy you had a great experience! You are also right about Mel and Bruce. Tha...nk you again and enjoy your new car! Christina Calkins-Mazur
Calkins advertise " A Relaxed Friendly No Gimmicks" experience when you buy a car from them. This is what we received from Mel Parker when we purchased... our 2011 Buick. We certainly will give them our consideration with any future buys
Buying a new car isn't usually a pleasant experience. This dealer is unusual. They say they offer no gimmicks, and it is true. The staff are pleasant,... easy going and relaxed. They found me excellent financing. They let me test drive the car by myself. The salesperson, Mel, gives me service even after the sale. I could not be happier with my experience buying a Forester at Calkins.