Pete is an exceptional salesman. We told him what we were looking for and he provided many options for us choose from. He checked the local lot for options and reviewed the Kunes system of vehicles to provide us a wider selection of vehicles. He continually made sure that we understood our options and that we were very happy with our selection of a 2018 Ford Escape! Pete was sensitive to our vehicle needs. He listened and provided us with plenty of options to choose from.
Unreliable diesel truck
by Franks2006chevy from LOS ANGELES
December 9, 2018
The 2500 hd gas version is reliable. However the 2500 diesel version is unreliable. My father had a 2014 chevy silverado 2500hd with the duramax engine. It broke down often. He hardly used it for work. Mostly just for weekends to go out . Never pulled ,towed or hauled anything with it. The reason he finally got rid of it was after the fuel system had a problem and it ended up damaging the internal parts of the engine . Factory warranty paid $8k to fix it. Luckily it was still under the 36k miles. So stay away from these duramax engines. The only reliable duramax engines are the ones made in 2006 .
I found the car I was interested in online & was able to communicate easily with the Kunes sales person through email. I didn't get any suprises in person & it was exactly as seen online. Easy to work with and a nice day in the country for us...so it was worth the drive.
Most reliable car I have owned
by Ismael A. from Bolingbrook, Illinois
January 14, 2019
This is one of the best cars I have ever owned as it is a money saving car that has great space for my kids and to top it off it looks great!
Came in needing a new car, left with a car and a deal I was happy with. Great service, fun people, and some decent tunes playing as well.
Car is poppin' for the price
by SatisfiedSean from Elkhart, Indiana
January 7, 2019
Definitely feel like i got some bang for my buck on this one. The Gas mileage is OUTSTANDING!. Sleek little car with a ton of interior space and ridiculous get up and go for such a tiny, gas saving engine. I think overall to say I am pleased would be an understatement.
We have buying cars and trucks from Barkaus for years and years. They always treat us right. We have never had a bad experience dealing with this family owned business. Would highly recommend Barkau and Sons to anyone.
by Shalisha from Oklahoma
January 10, 2019
This car has been everything! I wanted a vehicle I could feel safe in and would get me where ever I needed with out a problem. It has all wheel drive which is great in the state I live in. It has plenty of room and it’s very sleek inside. I’m so happy I made this purchase.
Tim is a very helpful sales man and has a very nice support staff. They were able to get us a great deal and a excellent truck .
its a great family starter vehicle
by sph1077 from hillsdale mi
January 13, 2019
this vehicle took time to get use to since all i ever had was cars but i do like it it has decent room good leg room love the child safety locks itbut other than that i like it alots great for that alone everything works only thing i would like is a little more space in the back
This was a fast easy experience. Tim answered all my questions and was patient with my indecision about what vehicle I wanted to purchase. Tim showed all the features of the vehicle and how to access them. Everything seemed to go smoothly as I was not waiting around long for paperwork or questions to be answered. I left the dealership confident in my purchase.
Purchased the car about a month ago and love it!
by MeMe 411 from Warrenton, GA
January 12, 2019
The car drives great and has lots of safety features. Gets good gas mileage. It has plenty of leg room. It has Bluetooth and I really love the audiometer that shows speed digitally.
Found my new truck online and Tim made the purchase extremely easy! He was super fast at responding to any messages sent and got any information I needed immediately. I drove 3 hours to buy my truck and would do it again, I would also recommend him to any of my friends or family. He even left me a surprise when I got home, but you'll have to buy from him yourself to find that out.
Better (2017) than Honda CRV (2015)
by Tg1625 from South Bend IN
January 10, 2019
Bought a 2017 LT Equinox AWD in 2019
1) Quieter than CRV (5)
2) Braking is smoother than CRV (5)
3) Engines about equivalent (4)
4) Anti-lock brake on snow/ice condition better than CRV (5)
5) Mylink does not allow installing Carplay - worse than CRV (3) - have to rely on my wife's i-phone on a trip. I will give CRV a (4)
6) Back seat cannot recline - CRV reclines by ~2 inches (3) - only if I have to sit in the back
7) Reliability - TBD (CRV's battery died after 3.5 yrs)
8) Value: I paid ~$27 K in 2015 for a new CRV with AWD and ~$16K for this used Equinox (7400 miles) almost like new. I have been impressed except for the Carplay availability.
Tim Border was our sales representative he was completely professional and very quick to answer any questions that i had. This was by far the easiest place i have ever made a car purchase. They gave me the time i needed to think everything over before making my purchase, when i needed to make a phone call or consult with somebody before a decision i was given as much time as i needed. Ive been to car lots where salesman were way too pushy trying to have you make a purchase you were unsure of and that was not the case at all with Tim. I needed to take two test drives with me and my fiance and once eith my father to get his input on the vans performace and we were all very pleased with the condition and performance of the vehicle. I had a concern about the wireless headphones for the DVD system and Tim made sure to get batteries for them so i could test them out before leaving. I would reccomend J.H Barkau to anyone i know in the area looking for a reliable vehicle from a reliable dealer. My fiance and I are extremely satisfied with our 2015 dodge caravan. Thanks Tim and i will definitely be a repeat customer! Quality of work i did not rate as i have not needed any work done to my van i will definitely update as needed though.
Most complimented vehicle I've ever Owned
by malmal from Lenexa, KS
December 31, 2018
This car is awesome for looks, but not so great when you are short like me. I could barely see over the steering wheel :(
No car I've ever owned has compared to the speed and get up this one has though! I absolutely love the vehicle- just wish I could see!
Thanks so much for making our experience of finding the right truck for us so easy. We appreciated the professional and friendly staff as well!
Great car, very comfortable & reliable.
by Grandpa T from Oklahoma City, OK
November 17, 2018
This car has served me well. I have driven this car nearly 100,000 miles, no problems, very little maintenance.
The car looks as good now as when I bought it over 5 years ago when it had just over 34000 miles. The car rides and drives so well. Lots of leg & head room. Large trunk capacity. I'm 72 years old and I drove the car easy, maintained it and kept it in the garage when not driving it. I think you would be impressed if you saw and drove this car.
My wife and I identified a vehicle online and our salesman Tim Border made the transition of trading off our current vehicle to our new one an easy process. After taking a test drive, we knew this was the vehicle (at the right price) for us. After a few days, our loan came through from our bank. Tim held the vehicle for us. On a rainy Tuesday we traded our rusty (no heat) Uplander for a shiny, like new, Town and Country and hit the open road. We highly recommend Tim to others looking for a new or used vehicle.
Best car yet that I have owned. Heated seats, auto
by Queen Janet from Trotwood, oh
January 9, 2019
My previous car was a 2011 equinox just upgraded to a 2017 equinox. I love this car. Make and model. Comfy and my faves color..get one...
I reccomend this dealership. I was given fast, friendly service..Nils Sandstrom is very professional and helpful and made this a stress free pleasant experience.
Comfy and a wonderful drive
by MichelleD319 from Groveland, FL
December 28, 2018
There is plenty of room in this car. There are great features and everything is amazing. The downfalls I've found are that there's no auto-up button for the window and no mute for the radio. I'll get used of it soon though.
This truck was my dream of owning when I retired. My dream came true in Feb 2017. I retired from civil service May 2016 after working 38 yrs. I got my 2017 Silverado LTZ. I enjoy driving it and feel so comfortable even in my short height (4'11"). It is very dependable and very truck looking in shiny black. I an still receiving compliments on how the truck looks brand new.
This is a no-nonsense place to buy a practical car. It's not fancy, and there are no matching golf shirts on the staff. For a small dealer, they had a good selection of practical affordable cars, and it's worth the trip to Shullsburg. We bought a Chevy Volt (LOVE this car.) We would definitely look here again. The car has been great, no problems, just low low gas bills! Car was as advertised. Very happy with it.
Definitely a car to count on
by Arturo5 from Chicago, ill
December 31, 2018
Awesome vehicle and definitely a gas saver. Still feels like brand new! Was actually my dream car, feels great to have had accomplished it and proud its chevy.
In Sept 2018 I was looking for a SUV and the Chevy Equinox met all my requirements. I purchased it for a fair price and it's January 2019 and 35,000 miles later I am still happy with my Equinox. I have had no issues except with the Michelin tires having to be replaced at 24,000 miles. Michelin pro-rated the tires and a new set cost me $400.00 plus tax and mounting/balance. I am very satisfied with my Equinox.
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