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5.0
10 lifetime reviews.
  • Excellent experience

    I just bought my first new car from Vince Burt, Nicholas DeFelice and Jim Maus at Independence Mazda. They made the buying experience so easy and ...

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    What an enjoyable review to read! It is reassuring to know Vince, Nicholas and Jim provided you with a hassle-free and great shopping experience. ...


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    I just bought my first new car from Vince Burt, Nicholas DeFelice and Jim Maus at Independence Mazda. They made the buying experience so easy and answered all my questions promptly. Great buying experience!

    Does recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a used car
    Did make a purchase
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    What an enjoyable review to read! It is reassuring to know Vince, Nicholas and Jim provided you with a hassle-free and great shopping experience. Independence Mazda's primary concern is delivering flawless customer service, that means giving each of our guests the time and attention they deserve. I'm happy to hear you left our dealership feeling confident about your purchase. Don't hesitate to stop in should you have any additional questions or concerns. Also, be sure to visit us on Facebook to gain access to our exclusive specials. Best, Mike Maus- GSM


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  • Our 2017 Mazda CX-5 is Great!

    Into our third week of ownership of our 2017 CX-5 and can't say enough good things about it. Lots of well designed, easy to use, features for soli...


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    Into our third week of ownership of our 2017 CX-5 and can't say enough good things about it. Lots of well designed, easy to use, features for solid, safe, driving, loads of "creature comforts." Filled first tank of gas after taking ownership and calculated around 30 MPG. I had a great sales person in Kaitlyn Crisp. She has a solid understanding of the car's features, was very helpful explaining many of the accessories - navigation, controls tailoring, phone connection. She was glad to describe the wealth of benefits of buying from Independence. Our second CX-5; we'd buy another!

    Does recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a new car
    Did make a purchase
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  • Great, trustworthy service at Independence Mazda

    I purchased my vehicle here 13 years ago and I am very happy with the service at this store. Bobby and Bill in the service department have been so...


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    I purchased my vehicle here 13 years ago and I am very happy with the service at this store. Bobby and Bill in the service department have been so helpful over the years and their attention to detail, their knowledge of my vehicle, and their trustworthiness is what keeps me coming back. I am not yet in the market for a new vehicle but when I am I will come back here. The only thing that I would say is a downside is that I do wish the service department waiting area was back closer to the actual service department. Everything else about the new building is fantastic.

    Does recommend this dealer
    Came in for service or repair
    Did make a purchase
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  • Don Bernardo

    Great people, deal and customer service! !! I've been using this dealer since 1990 and since the change in ownership it has dramatically improved.

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    Don, thank you so much for the wonderful review of your experience at Independence Mazda. We love hearing from great customers like yourself that ...


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    Great people, deal and customer service! !! I've been using this dealer since 1990 and since the change in ownership it has dramatically improved.

    Does recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a new car
    Did make a purchase
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    Don, thank you so much for the wonderful review of your experience at Independence Mazda. We love hearing from great customers like yourself that continue to spread all the good things our dealership is doing to take care of its customers and the community. Thanks again for your loyalty and business. We will be there for you for many years to come. Warm regards, Independence Mazda Team


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  • Going Above and Beyond for a Customer

    After finding my vehicle on Cars.com, I made an inquiry about the vehicle and was contacted the next day by a delightful salesman, Emmanuel McCart...

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    All of us at Independence Mazda congratulate you on your new car and appreciate the opportunity you presented to earn your business! Emmanuel is a...


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    After finding my vehicle on Cars.com, I made an inquiry about the vehicle and was contacted the next day by a delightful salesman, Emmanuel McCarthan. Emmanuel is the definition of a good person and great salesman. He is the reason I flew from Florida to North Carolina to make this purchase and I could not be any happier with my purchase or experience. Emmanuel picked me up from the airport and graciously drove me to Independence Mazda to see and purchase my vehicle. Aside from the outstanding price, that got me flying 400+ miles away, the service was exceptional. Emmanuel is truly a dedicated, honest and friendly person that I would recommend to anyone looking to purchase a new or used vehicle. He truly went above and beyond to earn my business and he made my purchase effortless. If you’re looking for a vehicle, give Emmanuel a call and find out how it feels to be treated as a friend and not just a customer.

    Does recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a used car
    Did make a purchase
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    All of us at Independence Mazda congratulate you on your new car and appreciate the opportunity you presented to earn your business! Emmanuel is a great addition to our sales team and we are glad you had the opportunity to work with him. His ability to connect with customers, product knowledge, low-pressure sales techniques and friendly personality make him an irreplaceable member of our staff. We will be sure to pass along this great feedback. Until we have the opportunity to work with you again, be sure to check out our Facebook Warm regards, Independence Mazda Team


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  • Honest, knowledgeable, low pressure sales–fed us!

    My wife and I were walk-ins/no appointment. We were initially met by Tommy Anderson who greeted us and showed us a couple of models on the lot but...

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    Congratulations on your new 2016 CX5! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It is magnificent to know that Mark and our s...


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    My wife and I were walk-ins/no appointment. We were initially met by Tommy Anderson who greeted us and showed us a couple of models on the lot but apologized that he had to hand us off to a colleague due to a previous appointment. Mark Williams then helped us with looking at the different trim levels, features, and availability of the 2016 CX5 and test drives. Mark was very helpful. No pressure…didn’t rush us…very knowledgeable of the product, Mazda history, and the dealership. Once we got to talking numbers and trade, Mark was very patient and – again – no pressure about us making a decision. They actually fed us lunch while we were there! We met the sales manager - Angelo Libman – as we got closer to the bottom line number; again…no pressure...just trying to get to an agreeable trade and purchase price. A little back/forth and the deal was done. We feel like we got a very nice vehicle, at a fair price, and fair value for our trade-in. Mark then introduced us to several of the financial folks (“General” Washington – what a hoot that guy is! As well as Joe Williams). Also met the service manager – Bill Shepard. All very nice and genuine people at first meeting. Seemed truly concerned about our satisfaction and future relationship with their organization. This dealership is a smaller, less up-to-date one (…we understand there are some updates coming) but – if the CX5 turns out to be anything like the people we met on Saturday…hands-down the best and easiest new car purchase in quite some time. We look forward to enjoying our first new Mazda in almost 25 years. So far, we love it. Drives great…no comparison to the Honda HRV we were looking at. Well worth the extra $$. Time will tell on performance, reliability, and overall satisfaction. Hope it’ll be a long lasting, great relationship with the car and the dealership.

    Does recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a new car
    Did make a purchase
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    Dealer Response

    Congratulations on your new 2016 CX5! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It is magnificent to know that Mark and our staff were able to provide you with the pressure-free and knowledgeable service that Independence Mazda is known for. Please feel free to call or stop by if there is anything else we can do to help you. Before your next servicing appointment, be sure you are getting the most bang for your buck; we offer exclusive specials for our Facebook followers. Warm regards, Independence Mazda Team


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  • Great Dealership!

    My salesman Rod Davis was excellent !He mentioned to me he was new to the car business, but he was very professional,and courteous.I will definite...

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such great feedback. Our primary focus is to provide each and every customer with exceptional ser...


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    My salesman Rod Davis was excellent !He mentioned to me he was new to the car business, but he was very professional,and courteous.I will definitely buy my cars from him and recommend all my family and friends to him.

    Does recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a new car
    Did make a purchase
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    Dealer Response

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such great feedback. Our primary focus is to provide each and every customer with exceptional service, and I am extremely happy to hear that Rod was able to satisfy that. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or needs. Also, make sure to visit us on Facebook to take advantage of our exclusive specials. Warm regards, Independence Mazda Team


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  • 3923 bayse ct

    My first review didn't get posted. So hear goes it again. My experience with independence mazda was unlike any other dealers that I've ever dealt ...

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    Your kind words and fantastic star-rating are greatly appreciated! I am elated to hear that Mike was able to provide you with the pressure-free an...


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    My first review didn't get posted. So hear goes it again. My experience with independence mazda was unlike any other dealers that I've ever dealt with. Let me begin with Mike my salesman.,right away I liked him. I believe being a salesman you need to be liked. Some people try to fake being nice. This guy didn't have to try it came naturally. He has a personality that is uncommon at car dealerships. There was no pressure bot sell me the car.Mike didn't give me any false promises. He also knows mazda . The other dealers didn't know all the answers. Mike on the other hand,knew his product. Feeling comfortable is important to me and definitely left the building feeling that way. I give the highest rating possible to independence mazda. Also when I need service on my miata I can without hesitation knowing where to bring it. What else can I say had a really great experience. Kudos to you independence mazda. Best regards Michael A

    Does recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a new car
    Did make a purchase
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    Dealer Response

    Your kind words and fantastic star-rating are greatly appreciated! I am elated to hear that Mike was able to provide you with the pressure-free and knowledgeable service we strive to deliver to each of our guests. Thank you for your kind words about your excellent experience at Independence Mazda; we look forward to working with you, your family, and your friends in the future. Before your next visit, be sure to check us out on Facebook to take advantage of our exclusive monthly specials. Warm regards, Independence Mazda Team


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  • Save yourself some heartache and shop here first!

    My 2004 Mazda 3 was totaled in an accident and I needed to find a replacement car ASAP. I spent several days looking for used vehicles located wit...


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    My 2004 Mazda 3 was totaled in an accident and I needed to find a replacement car ASAP. I spent several days looking for used vehicles located within 500 miles of Columbia, SC, and I had some disturbing experiences. I now have a great deal of empathy for people who can't afford to spend a lot of money on a car. Their options are limited. Independence Mazda was one of the last places on my list. I had almost given up for the day when I stopped there. I was delighted when I saw the condition of the car, which was exactly as advertised. The car was beautiful, everything worked, the CarFax report was clean, and the price was extremely reasonable. I bought the car on the spot. My friend and I knew what a great deal the car was because we had spent the day looking at my other options. David Sparling was the salesman. He did not apply any pressure on me to buy the car. I think he could see how rattled I was by the wreck so he went out of his way to help me navigate some pitfalls, like getting my SC tag transferred, contacting my insurance company, etc. I'll always have fond memories of David and the folks at Independence Mada--they were there for me when I really needed them, unlike some of the sales people at other lots who attempted to take advantage of a single woman who wasn't thinking as clearly as she normally would. Don't be like me. Save yourself a lot of time and heartache and go to Independence Mazda first!

    Does recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a used car
    Did make a purchase
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  • Pleased...

    After a long day of driving, looking, and searching for a car (and with one terrible experience at Keffer Mazda)....my son and I arrived at Indepe...

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    Dear Mr. Aggressive, Thank you for taking the time to review your shopping experience at Independence Mazda. You are right about us trying to put...


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    After a long day of driving, looking, and searching for a car (and with one terrible experience at Keffer Mazda)....my son and I arrived at Independence Mazda and found the car he was looking for. Nick (the salesman) was "old school"...he was laid back and made the experience about us. Eric (the sales manager) was right on task and worked hard at the things we asked for help with on the vehicle. Mark (finance) tried everything in his power to get us within the parameters of where we needed to be with payments and got us an incredible rate. Mike (another salesman) wasn't even involved with the sale and assisted us in a number of ways....the staff was friendly, accommodating, and didn't mind dealing with a "somewhat" educated consumer. Looks like they are really putting their best foot forward in this new buyout from Montgomery Mazda.

    Does recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a used car
    Did make a purchase
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    Dealer Response

    Dear Mr. Aggressive, Thank you for taking the time to review your shopping experience at Independence Mazda. You are right about us trying to put our best foot forward, and we hope to be your choice for service, and your next vehicle purchase. Enjoy your Mazda 3. Erik Nelson - General Manager - Independence Mazda


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