A very full experience
November 5, 2018
This is a review on our experience which spanned the course of about 3 weeks. We had to take the car in on emergency because the indicator emergency light came on, making OUR ONLY CAR, unfit to drive. To start, we were advised that we needed a new Prius battery. It would be costly and due to the age of the car and the extent of the work, they suggested we buy a new car. We were in shock. We worked with Jason M who actually sat down with us to go over the price, the repairs, the condition of the car etc. I had a lot of questions. He took a ton of time and was extremely patient With us. He answered all my questions, some of them more than once. Throughout the process- he also returned all my calls right away and stayed in excellent communication with us while we made the decision to keep our old car and spend the money to repair. As the repairs were being done and as the repairs were complete, he kept us informed each step of the way. It was a big deal. We really appreciated his personality and his sincerity in working with us on the most difficult decision we've had to make in a long time. Nelson who we spoke with in the sales department - who gave us Kelly blue book estimate, who stayed late to show us some used Prius vehicles, and basically again, stayed in excellent communication with us about our decision- is also someone I would like to compliment. He really went above and beyond and due to our situation, he did not pressure us but instead worked to see how we could make buying a car work for us. In the end, we let him know our decision and he honored it - because it was actually in our best interest to keep the car and not trade it in. After the repairs were complete, we did have a few further problems which had us come back to the service department. Mainly there was some confusion on the inspection report, which the service team actually provided free of cost with the extensive repairs we had done. At that time we worked with Martin and he really shined- he helped us to understand the problems with the car that were not indicated on the checklist for some reason, and helped to build our trust again. Further, when we got a different second opinion, he actually took the time to show us what the parts looked like and the mechanic/technician Rich (who worked on our car) told us first hand, what he saw and this matched with what the outside second opinion suggested, it became clear that the guy who gave us the second opinion (not Toyota) was just selling us parts we did not need. Rich and Marty both explained everything very clearly and even showed us on a car what they were talking about. We now have a new service dealership- though we don't anticipate there being any more problems. Soon, we will need a second car and we have 100% faith it will be another Prius! Thanks for keeping loyal customers, for going above and beyond and for making this experience right- and with such personal touch. It's nice to know who you can trust. Thanks to all. I have to also mention that we received a drop off from their FREE shuttle service and a pick up too- since we did not have a second car and no way to get to and from Concord. Everyone, we worked with was helpful, accommodating, friendly. So, to all of those who helped make a potentially devastating experience, a lasting positive one- we are forever grateful.