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Paramount Kia of Hickory

4.9 out of 5 4.9
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Sales 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Service 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Paramount Kia of Hickory Hours

Sales

Monday

8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday

8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday

8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday

8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday

8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday

Closed

Service

Monday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday

Closed

About Our Dealership

Dealer on Cars.com since January 2009

-Best Price !

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-Best Selection !
-V.I.P. Buying Experience !
-Exceptional service after the sale !

At Paramount Automotive, we believe in giving back to those who have helped support our business throughout the years. We give back to the community around us through various organizations including the Humane Society, the Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Pregnancy Care Center, American Heart Association, the Catawba County Science Center, Boy Scouts, Relay for Life, the United Way and other numerous ministries and organizations throughout our area.

"We say yes!"

Service

Oil, Filter Change

$39.95 and up*

Tire Rotation

Complimentary

Multi-Point Inspection

Complimentary

Heating, Cooling Diagnosis

$139 and up*

RepairPal Certification

  • Warranty - At least a 12,000-mile / 12-month warranty on parts and labor.
  • Price - Fair prices, measured by comparing them to the RepairPal Price Estimator.
  • Technician Quality - Technicians and advisors are properly trained, retained, and certified for quality.
  • Customer Satisfaction - A verified collection of valid online dealer reviews to demonstrate exceptional service quality.

Reviews

4.9 out of 5 4.9
1282 lifetime reviews. Includes reviews of Paramount Kia of Hickory from DealerRater.com A dealership's rating is calculated by averaging scores from reviews received in the past 24 months.

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 18, 2019

    Aaron is the best I've ever worked with! Top notch employee! On top of things and very knowledgeable! I would've liked to have had 50 like him in my 24... years of military service!

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    Aaron Bisesti

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    (4.5) 27 reviews

  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 16, 2019

    My experience at Paramount was made stress free. Thank you to the entire staff and especially Randy Rosenbaum who was an awesome salesman to work with.... He was very attentive to my wants and needs in my new Kia Sorrento. He walked me through the whole process and always was there to answer questions or concerns for me. He truly worked on my behalf. I would also like to thank the finance team for helping me reach my goals in financing!! You all are great!! Anita

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    Dealer Response

    Thank you so much for your review! Happy customers are our goal and our mission at Paramount Kia Of Hickory, and it¿¿¿s exciting to see that this serv...ice was delivered to you during your visit. Should there be anything else you need, please don¿¿¿t hesitate to let us know.Best,Daryl Horton , dhorton@paramountauto.com


    Worked with:
    Randy Rosenbalm

    Floor Manager

    (5.0) 91 reviews

  • February 12, 2015

    We recently purchased a 2015 Kia Sportage from Paramount and we couldn't be more pleased. This was our second new vehicle from them, and they are excellent... from sales to service. Jason Auman was our salesperson and he was very helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. We will definitely recommend Paramount to family and friends. Thanks Paramount for a great buying experience.

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    Dealer Response

    Ken and Kathy, it was a pleasure to read about your second car buying experience at our dealership. Congratulations on your 2015 Sportage! Our top pri...ority is delivering informative service at an efficient pace, without making our guests feel rushed or pressured in any way. It's delightful to know that Jason was able to provide you with such a memorable and outstanding experience. Thank you for taking the time to write this outstanding review. It's fantastic that we have earned your trust and repeat business; we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Dave Estes | destes@paramountauto.com

  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 16, 2019

    My vehicle broke down so I needed a vehicle right away. My husband saw a Sportage on your website and called about it. Randy had the vehicle ready and... waiting for us when we got there after work. He is very personable and friendly. He went over every aspect of the vehicle and gave us information on additional options for the vehicle. Safety truly is "Paramount" to Kia..... before I left, Randy showed me how to connect my Bluetooth, showed me how to adjust my mirrors & made sure I adjusted all of them as well as showing me all functions on the dash/steering wheel. I would highly recommend Paramount Kia.

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    Dealer Response

    We really appreciate your feedback. We love hearing from our customers and thank you for choosing us for your automotive needs. We hope that if you ev...er require automotive assistance in the future, you won¿¿¿t hesitate to reach out to us.Best,Daryl Horton , dhorton@paramountauto.com


    Worked with:
    Randy Rosenbalm

    Floor Manager

    (5.0) 91 reviews

  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 14, 2019

    David was great to work with. I called in the AM to ask about an SUV and he had it waiting for me when I showed up. He was friendly and professional.

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    Dealer Response

    Thank you for the glowing review! We take pride in our customer service and do whatever we can to have our customers leave happy. Please don¿¿¿t hesit...ate to contact me or visit us if you need anything else.Best,Daryl Horton , dhorton@paramountauto.com


    Worked with:
    David Hoover

    Sales Professional

    (5.0) 62 reviews

  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 5, 2019

    Very kind and helpful, tended to all of my wants and needs when deciding on what vehicle to purchase. Knowledgeable about products and services as well.

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    Tim Whitener

    Sales

    (5.0) 111 reviews

  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 4, 2019

    Chris and Coltan went way above and beyond to assist my son and his fiance In purchasing their very first new car. They are honest and upfront and the... guidance they gave my son and helping them get into their new car encouraged me to go ahead and trade in my car and I bought one also if you want a honest and upfront dealership definitely recommend this company. contact Chris he will help answer all of your questions!!

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    Dealer Response

    Thanks for the wonderful review. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction for each and every experience and we hope your son enjoys his vehicle for a ...long time to come. It was truly a pleasure working with you.Best,Daryl Horton , dhorton@paramountauto.com


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    Colton Tannenbaum

    (4.9) 29 reviews

  • 1.0 out of 5
    November 2, 2019

    Unfortunately, this was a terrible buying experience. I put a deposit down on a vehicle to hold. I was given a $1000 rebate on the car not knowing that... was only contingent on financing through Kia. Salesman failed to mention this to me. You can imagine my surprise when they said my final bill was $1000 more since I wasn't financing through Kia. I was told the car would be ready by noon the next day so I drive 1.5 hours to Hickory to sign papers and drive the car back. As I walk in I find out that the vehicle is not on the lot and they don't know where it is. As I'm waiting to get more information I went ahead and had my car appraised. They under cut me by $1500 compared to Carmax. After negotiating they came up $1000. I asked them to make it the full $1500 difference and they said no so I walked out and told them I'll come back when the car is ready. On my way home, I get a call from the finance manager telling me that if I don't sign today then my car will be sold when it gets to the lot. Remind you I had a $1000 hold on the car to secure it as mine but they said the manager can't promise anything. So basically the manager asked him to call me and threaten that my car be sold from under me. Secondly, I find out that in order to get the $1000 rebate I have to finance for 3 months. This was a surprise because I had an entire conversation with the salesman about this. He promised me that I could finance it and immediately pay it off with no penalty after one month. So now, I will owe three months interest that I didn't plan on paying. In summary, horrible communication, terrible morals, and the stereotypical slimy car salesmen. If they weren't holding my $1000 hostage I would have gone somewhere else.

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    (4.8) 16 reviews

  • 5.0 out of 5
    November 1, 2019

    We had lost our vehicle the day before due to an engine fire. Didn't expect to purchase that quickly but everyone was very helpful and understanding....

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    Dealer Response

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We always strive to meet the needs of our customers no matter the situation. Feel free to let us know if you ha...ve any concerns about your vehicle.Best,Daryl Horton , dhorton@paramountauto.com


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    (4.9) 29 reviews

    Peter Bailey

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    October 31, 2019

    The dealership was bright, clean and we'll staffed. There was a vast selection in the new car inventory. Showroom and office area was attractive.

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    Dealer Response

    We appreciate your marvelous feedback. It's our commitment to ensure quality customer care by providing comfortable and relaxing facilities as well as... friendly and professional service to our guests. Please come see us for any future needs. Thanks again!Best,Daryl Horton , dhorton@paramountauto.com


    Worked with:
    Colton Tannenbaum

    (4.9) 29 reviews

    David Hoover

    Sales Professional

    (5.0) 62 reviews

    Aaron Bisesti

    Service Writer

    (4.5) 27 reviews

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