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2.9
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Monday 9:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am–6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am–6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am–6:00pm
Friday 9:00am–6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday Closed
(317) 793-6548 (317) 793-6548

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This seller has been on Cars.com since August 2019.
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2.9
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BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER

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BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER

BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE BUYER BEWARE

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service
  • Buying process
  • Quality of repair
  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 1.0
  • Does not recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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Josh Stacy the Judas of the car industry, claims to be a

Josh Stacy the Judas of the car industry, claims to be a follower of Christ, but just like Judas Josh and his family have turned from Christ and become a follower of Satan, Anyone who steals money from old ladies and widows in the name of Jesus is actually doing the work of satan, leading people away from being saved, Be careful Josh and Colleen your on the brink of committing the unforgivable sin I pray for your family

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Josh Stacy the Judas of the car industry, claims to be a

Josh Stacy the Judas of the car industry, claims to be a follower of Christ, but just like Judas Josh and his family have turned from Christ and become a follower of Satan, Anyone who steals money from old ladies and widows in the name of Jesus is actually doing the work of satan, leading people away from being saved, Be careful Josh and Colleen your on the brink of committing the unforgivable sin I pray for your family

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 1.0
  • Buying process 1.0
  • Quality of repair 1.0
  • Overall facilities 1.0
  • Overall experience 1.0
  • Does not recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
  • Did not make a purchase
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If any of my friends down in the Ft Myers area knows of

If any of my friends down in the Ft Myers area knows of the car dealership Trade Guru, DO NOT BUY FROM THEM! The owner sold us a defective Jeep Wrangler and after not even a month, the vehicle developed a serious vibration either in the drivetrain or the suspension. Shortly after that, the ignition started to slowly act up. To the point where the vehicle would not start to begin with. The other day, my wife was driving the Jeep, and all of a sudden, it appears the thermostat has failed and overheating the vehicle. Then, we fast forward to Saturday afternoon, when the vehicle would not start at all! It acts like it will turn over, but will not ignite. When I contacted the owner of Trade Guru, he was immediately condescending, and making degrading comments regarding my intellectual knowledge. This person claims on their website they are a Christian company that believes in treating people right. It seems this company is using the "Christian" name to try and sell vehicles. There is nothing "Christian" about knowing that you sold a vehicle, one that is intended for a 16 year old, and knowing that said vehicle is not safe! Then when mentioning the Lemon Law, the owner of Trade Guru has the audacity to say, "If anything needs to be repaired, they would source used parts for the vehicle." I told him that was entirely unacceptable for the safety of my daughter. He then started down another condescending conversation when I mentioned that we would prefer to use our own mechanic. He then stated, " Do I know what a Used vehicle is?" In more of a condescending tone. Trying to explain to me the differences between a new and used vehicle. This is/was entirely unacceptable from a supposed reputable Christian business. This is completely in essence is non-piety! This person is not a good soul and I hope that everyone else that read this will stay clear of this dealership. Lets put bad people out of business! Thats his family on the front of the site. Im sure he will feel completely different when his daughter starts driving.... Im sure she will have a brand new car and not have to worry about an issue like this. BAD FAITH VEHICLES! DO NOT BUY!

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If any of my friends down in the Ft Myers area knows of

If any of my friends down in the Ft Myers area knows of the car dealership Trade Guru, DO NOT BUY FROM THEM! The owner sold us a defective Jeep Wrangler and after not even a month, the vehicle developed a serious vibration either in the drivetrain or the suspension. Shortly after that, the ignition started to slowly act up. To the point where the vehicle would not start to begin with. The other day, my wife was driving the Jeep, and all of a sudden, it appears the thermostat has failed and overheating the vehicle. Then, we fast forward to Saturday afternoon, when the vehicle would not start at all! It acts like it will turn over, but will not ignite. When I contacted the owner of Trade Guru, he was immediately condescending, and making degrading comments regarding my intellectual knowledge. This person claims on their website they are a Christian company that believes in treating people right. It seems this company is using the "Christian" name to try and sell vehicles. There is nothing "Christian" about knowing that you sold a vehicle, one that is intended for a 16 year old, and knowing that said vehicle is not safe! Then when mentioning the Lemon Law, the owner of Trade Guru has the audacity to say, "If anything needs to be repaired, they would source used parts for the vehicle." I told him that was entirely unacceptable for the safety of my daughter. He then started down another condescending conversation when I mentioned that we would prefer to use our own mechanic. He then stated, " Do I know what a Used vehicle is?" In more of a condescending tone. Trying to explain to me the differences between a new and used vehicle. This is/was entirely unacceptable from a supposed reputable Christian business. This is completely in essence is non-piety! This person is not a good soul and I hope that everyone else that read this will stay clear of this dealership. Lets put bad people out of business! Thats his family on the front of the site. Im sure he will feel completely different when his daughter starts driving.... Im sure she will have a brand new car and not have to worry about an issue like this. BAD FAITH VEHICLES! DO NOT BUY!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service
  • Buying process
  • Quality of repair
  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 1.0
  • Does not recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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1.0

CON ARTISTS

DO NOT BUY FROM THIS DEALERSHIP! THEY ARE CON ARTISTS! After 4 months, the Jeep has become unsafe to drive and is a safety hazard. The owner basically said "that he would have their mechanic look at the vehicle to determine what the issue is if there is any." Then' if any repairs need to be made, he would source USED parts for my 16 year old daughters vehicle." Now why on earth would anyone want pick and pull parts that may or may not work be put on their Childs vehicle? What's funny is I asked Josh the same question on the phone. He couldn't answer me! Thats because he wouldn't put his family member in that vehicle. The other issue here, that josh would not meet us halfway for, was that we want to have our trusted mechanic look at the vehicle. Why on earth would we trust Trade Guru's mechanic when they have already sold a faulty vehicle. The issues with the vehicle and timeline are: - Within the first week of purchase: A major drivetrain or suspension style of vibration started. (Its like you are rising on rumble strips constantly. This happened after a day of purchase!) -Second: The battery went dead after 3 weeks. ( Even the day we drove off the lot, Larry had to jump start the battery as it wouldn't turn over. He explained to us that the issue might be the driver's door latch. The only thing he mentioned was to shut the door a bit harder and everything is fine.) We replaced the battery as normal. -Third Issue: After approximately another 2-3 weeks, my daughter goes to crank the vehicle, and it would not turn over. So she then disengaged, and re-started the ignition and the Jeep would finally turn over. This has been going on for a few weeks now. -Fourth issue: Shortly after the ignition issue, around the same week, the head unit in the radio becomes intermittent, and her check engine light comes on. ( Keep in mind the vehicle to this point has not been driven but 400-500 miles in and around Bradenton. ZERO highway miles. ) The next time the vehicle was turned on, the entire radio and electronic cluster started to malfunction and would randomly work. -Fifth Issue: Happened just the other day. My wife and daughter had driven 4 miles from our home and my wife witnessed the temperature gauge slowly increasing until it red lined. To the point she had to pull the vehicle over and wait for a tow. All fluids were at maximum and it appears the water pump is operating just fine. So there are major issues to this vehicle. -Sixth Issue: We have found that the under carriage of the vehicle has been powder coated to cover either flood, water, or some type of damage. Once you are able to look inside of the frame walls, there is rust peeling off under where the Jeeps undercarriage was literally powder coated in black on the outside. When on the phone with Josh explaining these issues, he cut me off at every opportunity. Would not even let me explain all of the issues the Jeep is having and decided to lecture me on what a "Used" vehicle is. Treating me like I am illiterate and I do not matter. We did not just ask for our money to be refunded. We asked that the dealership pay for any major mechanical issues that the vehicle was potentially sold in bad faith. Simply to a mechanic that we trust and we know operates in good faith. We simply did not ask for minor issues to be repaired. Only the major mechanical issue(s). The demeaning answer I received from the question immediately challenged my intellectual ability. What I find interesting is that the owner Josh keeps attacking me personally through reviews. That truly shows what type of person he truly is and how non-Christian his actions are. If this individual reads actual scripture, he would know that Proverbs 12:22 states: "The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy."

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CON ARTISTS

DO NOT BUY FROM THIS DEALERSHIP! THEY ARE CON ARTISTS! After 4 months, the Jeep has become unsafe to drive and is a safety hazard. The owner basically said "that he would have their mechanic look at the vehicle to determine what the issue is if there is any." Then' if any repairs need to be made, he would source USED parts for my 16 year old daughters vehicle." Now why on earth would anyone want pick and pull parts that may or may not work be put on their Childs vehicle? What's funny is I asked Josh the same question on the phone. He couldn't answer me! Thats because he wouldn't put his family member in that vehicle. The other issue here, that josh would not meet us halfway for, was that we want to have our trusted mechanic look at the vehicle. Why on earth would we trust Trade Guru's mechanic when they have already sold a faulty vehicle. The issues with the vehicle and timeline are: - Within the first week of purchase: A major drivetrain or suspension style of vibration started. (Its like you are rising on rumble strips constantly. This happened after a day of purchase!) -Second: The battery went dead after 3 weeks. ( Even the day we drove off the lot, Larry had to jump start the battery as it wouldn't turn over. He explained to us that the issue might be the driver's door latch. The only thing he mentioned was to shut the door a bit harder and everything is fine.) We replaced the battery as normal. -Third Issue: After approximately another 2-3 weeks, my daughter goes to crank the vehicle, and it would not turn over. So she then disengaged, and re-started the ignition and the Jeep would finally turn over. This has been going on for a few weeks now. -Fourth issue: Shortly after the ignition issue, around the same week, the head unit in the radio becomes intermittent, and her check engine light comes on. ( Keep in mind the vehicle to this point has not been driven but 400-500 miles in and around Bradenton. ZERO highway miles. ) The next time the vehicle was turned on, the entire radio and electronic cluster started to malfunction and would randomly work. -Fifth Issue: Happened just the other day. My wife and daughter had driven 4 miles from our home and my wife witnessed the temperature gauge slowly increasing until it red lined. To the point she had to pull the vehicle over and wait for a tow. All fluids were at maximum and it appears the water pump is operating just fine. So there are major issues to this vehicle. -Sixth Issue: We have found that the under carriage of the vehicle has been powder coated to cover either flood, water, or some type of damage. Once you are able to look inside of the frame walls, there is rust peeling off under where the Jeeps undercarriage was literally powder coated in black on the outside. When on the phone with Josh explaining these issues, he cut me off at every opportunity. Would not even let me explain all of the issues the Jeep is having and decided to lecture me on what a "Used" vehicle is. Treating me like I am illiterate and I do not matter. We did not just ask for our money to be refunded. We asked that the dealership pay for any major mechanical issues that the vehicle was potentially sold in bad faith. Simply to a mechanic that we trust and we know operates in good faith. We simply did not ask for minor issues to be repaired. Only the major mechanical issue(s). The demeaning answer I received from the question immediately challenged my intellectual ability. What I find interesting is that the owner Josh keeps attacking me personally through reviews. That truly shows what type of person he truly is and how non-Christian his actions are. If this individual reads actual scripture, he would know that Proverbs 12:22 states: "The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy."

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 1.0
  • Buying process 1.0
  • Quality of repair 1.0
  • Overall facilities 1.0
  • Overall experience 1.0
  • Does not recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
  • Did make a purchase
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5.0

We've purchased 5 used cars from Trade Guru.

We've purchased 5 used cars from Trade Guru. We appreciate the hard work by staff, helping us find low milage vehicles in this competitive market. Tough business to be in! Some of these reviews are hilarious....

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We've purchased 5 used cars from Trade Guru.

We've purchased 5 used cars from Trade Guru. We appreciate the hard work by staff, helping us find low milage vehicles in this competitive market. Tough business to be in! Some of these reviews are hilarious....

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service
  • Buying process
  • Quality of repair
  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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5.0

No smoke and mirrors

Lets start by saying we had been looking for just the right vehicle for over 90 days. We had visited many dealerships and found a few that we liked until they started talking about their charges and all there ad on pricing. Then it took a vehicle from value to "xxxx no"....We seen a vehicle at Trade Guru online so we decided to run to Venice and take a look. We were greeted by Brandon , he was very busy at the time and knowledgeable of the location of the vehicle. He directed us to the vehicle and said it was unlocked and feel free to take a look and he would catch up with us as soon as he finnished up. We proceeded to the area he directed. We looked at the vehicle and as we looked around we noticed another vehicle we liked even more. We proceeded back to ask more info on this vehicle. We met Brandon on the way told him we changed our mind on which vehicle we were interested in, He took us into the office and sent a porter after the vehicle and make sure it had fuel. We then hopped in and took it for a ride. The vehicle turned out to be right for us. Now for the big question .....what are the fees ? I ask Please no xxxxxxxx We need honest numbers here we have heard it all. I get it you need to get paid you guys need to keep the lights on here we get it just be straight up. Brandon replied $699 + the tax and do you need a plate or transfer a plate? He was totally straight no hidden xxxxxxxx. We needed to go home and think about it. We slept on it and I text Brandon and said I was contacting the credit union and we wanted the vehicle. He took it off the market and just wanted me to keep him in the loop on when we had everything ready. After the credit union had everything ready I text him and said we would like to sign. He was off that day but would come in so we could close the deal. We met him at the a lotted time and commenced paperwork. On my end someone at the credit union goofed up some paperwork and it took longer than usual to complete this deal mind you it was Brandons day off. He was still extremally friendly and professional. I really don't understand how there are bad reviews about this bossiness. They were upfront with fees not a single hidden fee. The salesman came in on his day off and if anyone says because he wanted his commission, I get that but his commission at that price is not all that high. I think the people that are giving bad reviews are people that will complain about anything. The vehicles at this lot are what they are and the prices are very fair and fees are transparent. If you want a dealer with all the bells and whistles and 50 different banks to lend you money then by all means go for the big fancy dealer. But if you want a no xxxxxxxx experience then visit Brandon or Larry at Trade Guru.

5.0

No smoke and mirrors

Lets start by saying we had been looking for just the right vehicle for over 90 days. We had visited many dealerships and found a few that we liked until they started talking about their charges and all there ad on pricing. Then it took a vehicle from value to "xxxx no"....We seen a vehicle at Trade Guru online so we decided to run to Venice and take a look. We were greeted by Brandon , he was very busy at the time and knowledgeable of the location of the vehicle. He directed us to the vehicle and said it was unlocked and feel free to take a look and he would catch up with us as soon as he finnished up. We proceeded to the area he directed. We looked at the vehicle and as we looked around we noticed another vehicle we liked even more. We proceeded back to ask more info on this vehicle. We met Brandon on the way told him we changed our mind on which vehicle we were interested in, He took us into the office and sent a porter after the vehicle and make sure it had fuel. We then hopped in and took it for a ride. The vehicle turned out to be right for us. Now for the big question .....what are the fees ? I ask Please no xxxxxxxx We need honest numbers here we have heard it all. I get it you need to get paid you guys need to keep the lights on here we get it just be straight up. Brandon replied $699 + the tax and do you need a plate or transfer a plate? He was totally straight no hidden xxxxxxxx. We needed to go home and think about it. We slept on it and I text Brandon and said I was contacting the credit union and we wanted the vehicle. He took it off the market and just wanted me to keep him in the loop on when we had everything ready. After the credit union had everything ready I text him and said we would like to sign. He was off that day but would come in so we could close the deal. We met him at the a lotted time and commenced paperwork. On my end someone at the credit union goofed up some paperwork and it took longer than usual to complete this deal mind you it was Brandons day off. He was still extremally friendly and professional. I really don't understand how there are bad reviews about this bossiness. They were upfront with fees not a single hidden fee. The salesman came in on his day off and if anyone says because he wanted his commission, I get that but his commission at that price is not all that high. I think the people that are giving bad reviews are people that will complain about anything. The vehicles at this lot are what they are and the prices are very fair and fees are transparent. If you want a dealer with all the bells and whistles and 50 different banks to lend you money then by all means go for the big fancy dealer. But if you want a no xxxxxxxx experience then visit Brandon or Larry at Trade Guru.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 5.0
  • Buying process 5.0
  • Quality of repair 5.0
  • Overall facilities 3.0
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
  • Did make a purchase
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Went there with a check to test drive a car and there

Went there with a check to test drive a car and there were about 4 employees walking around what looked like they were doing nothing. The younger guy that was sitting by the main entrance was helping someone and trying to help me. While the older gentleman sitting in the main office walked around like he was pissed Walk by 3 times and not once did he ask if he could help so after waiting around for about 20 minutes I left.

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Went there with a check to test drive a car and there

Went there with a check to test drive a car and there were about 4 employees walking around what looked like they were doing nothing. The younger guy that was sitting by the main entrance was helping someone and trying to help me. While the older gentleman sitting in the main office walked around like he was pissed Walk by 3 times and not once did he ask if he could help so after waiting around for about 20 minutes I left.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
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  • Buying process
  • Quality of repair
  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 1.0
  • Does not recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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Horrible dealership and employees.

Horrible dealership and employees. Never return phone calls or e-mails. Won't deal on the phone, Said the price was firm and then after two months dropped the price three times ($2,000 total). After asking numerous times, they finally stated the doc fees etc. which came to almost $600, plus taxes, etc. For a proclaimed "Christian" outfit they do not practice what they preach. As a former vet, Josh should take a little more care in/for his 'brothers in green. One star is 4 times more than this place deserves.

1.0

Horrible dealership and employees.

Horrible dealership and employees. Never return phone calls or e-mails. Won't deal on the phone, Said the price was firm and then after two months dropped the price three times ($2,000 total). After asking numerous times, they finally stated the doc fees etc. which came to almost $600, plus taxes, etc. For a proclaimed "Christian" outfit they do not practice what they preach. As a former vet, Josh should take a little more care in/for his 'brothers in green. One star is 4 times more than this place deserves.

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  • Buying process
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  • Overall experience 1.0
  • Does not recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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5.0

Trade Guru of Venice is the most upstanding dealer I've

Trade Guru of Venice is the most upstanding dealer I've ever dealt with. I recently bought a 2012 Cadillac SRX. Great condition, low miles, but the radio/touchscreen was not working. Part of the sales agreement was that they would get it fixed. It turned out to be way more complicated than any of us expected, but they continued to send it to shop after shop. The entire module was removed and rebuilt, but it still didn't work. It was reprogrammed, and still didn't work. Steering wheel and console touchpads were replaced, and it still didn't work. Finally they wanted to replace the whole thing with an aftermarket system, which I wasn't happy about. This car was designed the way it was for a reason. It's gorgeous, and I didn't want what I considered a giant TV screen sticking out of my dash. So they agreed to let me take it to my local Cadillac dealer for diagnosis. Cadillac found the problem and gave me a pretty hefty estimate. Trade Guru agreed to pay for it without batting an eye. Service manager Daniel told me "we said we'd fix it, so we will." It cost thousands of dollars overall, and I'm sure they lost money on this deal, but they kept going and did the right thing. I wouldn't hesitate to send my kids, parents, grandparents or anyone there. If other used car dealers took a page from their book the industry wouldn't have the reputation it does. If/when I need another vehicle, that's where I'll be going. Kudos, guys, and thank you!

5.0

Trade Guru of Venice is the most upstanding dealer I've

Trade Guru of Venice is the most upstanding dealer I've ever dealt with. I recently bought a 2012 Cadillac SRX. Great condition, low miles, but the radio/touchscreen was not working. Part of the sales agreement was that they would get it fixed. It turned out to be way more complicated than any of us expected, but they continued to send it to shop after shop. The entire module was removed and rebuilt, but it still didn't work. It was reprogrammed, and still didn't work. Steering wheel and console touchpads were replaced, and it still didn't work. Finally they wanted to replace the whole thing with an aftermarket system, which I wasn't happy about. This car was designed the way it was for a reason. It's gorgeous, and I didn't want what I considered a giant TV screen sticking out of my dash. So they agreed to let me take it to my local Cadillac dealer for diagnosis. Cadillac found the problem and gave me a pretty hefty estimate. Trade Guru agreed to pay for it without batting an eye. Service manager Daniel told me "we said we'd fix it, so we will." It cost thousands of dollars overall, and I'm sure they lost money on this deal, but they kept going and did the right thing. I wouldn't hesitate to send my kids, parents, grandparents or anyone there. If other used car dealers took a page from their book the industry wouldn't have the reputation it does. If/when I need another vehicle, that's where I'll be going. Kudos, guys, and thank you!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
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  • Buying process
  • Quality of repair
  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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5.0

They had the car I wanted with very good low mileage.

They had the car I wanted with very good low mileage. What else can I say?

5.0

They had the car I wanted with very good low mileage.

They had the car I wanted with very good low mileage. What else can I say?

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  • Buying process
  • Quality of repair
  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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