Well, to start. I was 16 and My parents wanted me to have a way of transportation. Since it's practically lame to ride the bus when you have a license.... My parents wanted me to take the learning of responsibility, so I had to also get a job. Which I'm still there working (hating it still). So I learned how to Save and me and my 2004 Yellow Chevy Colorado have been through a lot. To Castrol oil center Visits, to everything that's been wrong with the truck (which luckily has had NO PROBLEMS). My parents told me to try and find another vehicle online, and I just couldn't do it. There was something so special about the "Banana-Mobile". I ended up owing the glorious GM product! I was SO Happy. Now 18 years old, I know I'll have the truck for longer. 2 Years down the road, I still have the vehicle in perfect shape. No wrecks, No careless driving, or any other Young Adult Mistakes that would ruin the sake of their Vehicles. I am graduating today, and I hopefully will have the "Banana-Mobile" for longer. At Least have it to go through College. I give thanks to this dealership for providing me the best vehicle I could Ever spot out. I mean Damn, no one would want a yellow truck. I am very thankful for being different, cause I would've ended up with something PLAIN. Be creative, and live like you can. You only live once, and deserve life's best qualities. Live Different. #Team Joseph
While shopping for a specific vehicle on cars.com, a 2005 Toyota Sienna, I found it at Bowen Wholesale Cars in Rainbow City, AL. I noticed they had 19... reviews....and all 5 Star. I was immediately skeptical because not many used car dealers get nothing but 5 star reviews. I first emailed to inquire if he still had the van....and Mr. Bowen replied he did....nice van he said. He did not exaggerate about it's condition or exert any pressure on me to buy it. I then called him and told him because of the nature of my business I needed a dependable vehicle. He offered to go drive it on the Interstate and would tell me if he thought I should not buy it....which are unusual words out of a Dealer's mouth! He called me back and said he could not find any reason not to recommend it for my business needs. I learned from him that he buys from the Dealer auctions, and that he has them inspected before they leave the auction. Any vehicle not passing inspection he rejects. Because of how he sounded on the phone my wife and I decided to drive the 225 miles to his lot to look at this vehicle. It was exactly as he described and we bought it and drove it 225 miles home. We appreciate the manner in which Mr. Bowen does business. No exaggeration, no false promises, no pressure.....and a very fair price! We took it to a Master mechanic to have the timing belt and water pump replaced (normal maintenance items for this vehicle when it reaches 90k miles) because we could not determine if that work had been done. He checked the vehicle over, connected his scan tool and checked all sensors and modules, and everything checked out OK. His opinion is this vehicle is in excellent condition. We've owned it for a month now and are very happy we decided to buy from Mr. Bowen....and are recommending him to all our friends looking for cars. As a side note, I work in the used car industry providing services and products to Dealers, not in ALA., and Mr. Bowen is not 1 of my customers. But after doing business with Mr. Bowen we now understand why he has (19) 5 Star reviews.....except now he has 20!!
i came from hoover, al to rainbow city to buy a 2002 ford escape....these guys were completely different than the normal car dealers...there was no banter,... pushing or anything other than absolute respect...they treated me with dignity...i brought with me a diagnostic tester and told them about it...they told me to please test it...i tested the car twice and nothing showed up...they told me that they were happy i did that because that shows the quality of what they sell... they were easy to work with...they didn't jerk me around or anything...i was desparate for a ride since my car broke down...they were wonderful... i will always go to them first!!! thank you mr. bowen and staff!!!
I have just bought my second car from Ed in the past four months and am very pleased with both cars! My experience in working with Mr Bowen was nothing... but excellent. The cars I bought were very clean and both were offered at a great price. I hope to do business with him again in the future. I live in Birmingham and it is well worth the drive.
Dealing with Ed Bowen was an experience that made me feel like the days of my youth in a small town in Utah where people still trusted one another. Ed... Bowen still treats people like that. He was open, honest, and true to his word. Much of the transaction was done with a handshake and although I paid a price for the truck, I felt like our relationship was somehow more important than the money. I live a long way from Rainbow City, AL but I would return again if the car I was looking for was available.
Mr. Bowen is one of the nicest salesman we've ever dealt with. I would do business with him again in the future. I didn't feel pressured and he was very... helpful. Seems like a genuine person. Like other reviews down to earth kind of people. He has gone out of his way to help those in need and that truly means something in this day and time. I would recommend this dealer to anyone in need of a good car. Although i didn't get to meet his dogs (laugh out loud) (what a shame) I really enjoyed doing business with him. Thank you so much Mr. Bowen.
We found a great car at a good price with Bowen's Cars. Nice. clean lot, and the cars were clean. The staff was knowledgeable and very helpful. We had... a couple of minor issues with the car that my picky husband was having a problem with but Ed helped us out to get everything resolved. He went out of his way and bent over backwards for us. We couldn't have asked for anything better. We drove almost 3 hours to get to the car and would do it again if we were in the market to buy another one. Thank you!
good place to get a good used car at a fair price,very friendly,would tell everyone to buy there.
Find this place with your GPS. Was worth the hour drive from Birmingham. Got a good price on a high milage car. Have only had the car a day but my wife... loves. it.
Definitely a little out of the way for folks from Birmingham, but I didn't mind the drive at all. Walked away satisfied that I got a good price on a great... car with no hassle and a pleasant experience. Purchased a car for my wife, but I'll be in the market for myself in a month or so and Bowen Wholesale Cars is who I'll look to, first.