Great Car-Buying Experience, But Get There Fast!
December 3, 2018
I visited a different dealership last Saturday and was not impressed. Even though I had driven 2 hours to get there, I walked on the deal anyway. Sunday I scoured the internet figuring out what I wanted and who had it. Around 1am Monday morning I had picked out a V6 Passat at Hanna Imports and sent them messages to schedule a test drive for Monday afternoon. First thing in the morning I was scheduled. I showed up early and had a look at the car. When I walked up to the office I was greeted warmly and set up with Gil Parson as my sales guy. He had an enthusiasm for the car and for cars of that type in general so we hit it off great. After the test drive while my trade was being evaluated (they offered me more for it than anyone else) someone else came by to look at the car and was sad to learn I had gotten there first! Gil offered to go over the CarFax with me and we found that some bumper damage had been repaired at a VW dealership. No problem. I was surprised when they stuck to their internet pricing because that never seems to happen! And a free 12-month warranty to boot! I asked for a detailed breakdown and found they had a dealer credit program that pays $5,000 on top of what the insurance company totals the car out to be if it ever gets totaled! I didn???t opt for that though, because I tend to go where the cars I want are, and they had no problem with me declining it. They were also able to work with my own bank for financing, so you military types have no fear, they work with USAA! They then took the car I was buying and put a full tank of premium gas in it for me, and then had it detailed for me! This is after 7pm on a weekday. Once the deal was done and it was time to hand over my trade I was assisted by Gil in moving my plates and any other items from my old car that I could use on the new one, and then he moved the old car up under the lights by the building so I could park the new one next to it and he took my picture for me to post my purchase on Facebook! He stayed super late to make sure I was taken care of, and I got a great car from great people at a GREAT price! I???d recommend them to anyone... but make sure you get there fast to get the car you want!