I bought a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) 2018 Ford Raptor from Family Ford in early/mid March 2020. The initial part of the transaction with Family Ford Netcong... (hereafter referred to as FFN) went very smoothly with Rick quarterbacking the negotiation, paperwork and contract process. On the other hand, when it was handed off to Ron, their "Sales Manager" (only putting it in quotes as that what I was told he was), the experience began its downward slope. Why? I'll explain. 1) The vehicle was not in the condition as described. Despite a detailed iPhone video walkaround (remember, I am an out of state buyer, so I'm depending on the seller's reputation as well as photos and videos to make my call), the Raptor, when picked up by the transport/trucking company for cross-country delivery, had at least a dozen dings and marks on its BOL (bill of lading). Apparently, the transporter/driver was inordinately thorough and detailed every little imperfection he saw upon loading the truck onto his trailer. Truth be told, this didn't really bother me that much and it is NOT the reason for this review. After all, I'm buying a 2018 used/CPO vehicle with close to 60K miles on the ODO so I'm not really not expecting a pristine or mint truck. Far from it but it was described to me as "super clean" and "no issues". This leads me to my second point: 2) I finally received the truck on Friday, March 13th, after it made its long, cross-country trek to CA. And, on March 16th, the majority of the SFBA was informed of its mandated shelter-in-place quarantine, thereby largely obviating the need for any driving. As such, I didn't any occasion to get familiar with or even drive my new (CPO) Raptor until close to three (3) weeks after that when we got more comfortable with the nuances of the shelter-in-place mandate and what we were supposedly allowed or disallowed to do. That being said, upon finally being able to warm up the vehicle, inspect it and take it out for a spin, I was greeted with an unexpected surprise. As I opened the tailgate, the top panel of the tailgate lift assist just fell off. It appeared to be loose and when the tailgate was opened, the plastic panel just came right off. But, upon closer inspection, I noticed something else...the small, maybe 2" x 2" square of plastic switch or button was missing entirely. If anyone is familiar with a Ford F-150 with a "tailgate lift assist", she will undoubtedly know that there's a little square plastic switch to manually extract the step and "stripper pole". That switch was nonexistent on my vehicle. A CPO Ford that supposedly went through its comprehensive ABCXYZ checklist. But, hey, xxxx happens and mistakes and oversights are made--that is human nature and, if anything, I should just ask to clarify what happened. And, so, I did... 3) A week and a half ago, I got in touch with "Ron", the FFN sales manager to detail this entire experience. In our ensuing communication, he advised me to take it to a local-area Ford dealership to get a quote or invoice or receipt for the plastic replacement part and then send him that documentation for reimbursement. I did *precisely* that last week and the entire replacement part came to a rather reasonable sub-$200 amount. No issues at all besides the time I had to spend to drive to a Ford dealership during a global pandemic to get this sorted. I was fine with it but I'm not fine with the following... The problem is: last week, after doing exactly as advised, I have left Ron three (3) emails with the invoice, (3) voicemails and plenty of messages with his colleagues in an attempt to be reimbursed as he indicated he would. He has said he would be in touch but, in fact, I've never received a single message from him or his team at Family Ford Netcong. Please beware of any business like Family Ford Netcong, mom pop or corporate, that hides behind the "coronavirus" pandemic to take advantage of trusting customers during this trying time.
Have bought a lot of vehicles there over the years always great experience there always helpful Just got an 08 f350 and could not be happier
We're happy to hear that you were pleased with your experience here at Family Ford. We sincerely appreciate your business and hope to continue to be o...f service for many years to come.
We recently shopped for a new car and were very pleased with the way our business was handled and Family Ford. Terry was very helpful, and helped us get... a great deal. The woman in finance was fantastic also. We are happy with the new Focus we purchased and have recommended this dealership to others.
These are some of the best people I know. I have been doing business with them for over 20 years. Quick and excellent service. Dan Little is a great guy.... Thank you FAMILY FORD!!!
We appreciate your strong recommendation of the staff and Family Ford. We always strive to provide personable and excellent customer service. Thank yo...u again for the review!
As always the staff and experience was great . Took great care of warranty issue.
Well beyond the usual expectations of service by checking on brakes and tires, the former recently replaced and the latter nearing the end of their service... life!
We are happy you found us so helpful, Michael! We hope to be of service again in the future.
Service was outstanding. Staff called with the cost before completing the work - very much appreciated. Thanks!
I purchased a new Sport Explorer and its beautiful.I was very impressed when the Owner of Family Ford took the time to thank me. Everything took place... as I was told and no unexpected fees or charges. Jay took his time and explained everything with no pressure to purchase any extra items. The salesman treated me like I was his father.
We appreciate your warm review of the team here at Family Ford! It is our goal to provide a positive customer experience, and we're glad to hear that ...your visit was an overall pleasant one.
This was a Ford recall. Service gave me a great date and time for fixing this recall. All repairs and service was done in the time that was projected.... An explanation of the service was given by the service manager. He was very thorough with his description. Everyone I encountered were very kind.
My husband brought it in & had the car service, when we came back from vacation. Do to the long distance we travel. Every one was real nice about it. They... even called & talked with Sam about what he wanted.
Thank you for your positive review, Sam & Linda Davis. We always strive to provide excellent service with a professional and caring staff here at our ...location. If there is anything else we can do for you, please give us a call.