Best Place to Buy a Subaru - Gateway in Delmar!
November 6, 2018
I have dealt with all the Subaru dealerships in Delaware and Delmar over the last 3 years - either buying and/or having my car serviced. When I decided to buy a new car, I was actually looking at Mazdas (a BIG departure since I have only ever bought Subaru cars). I visited CarMax in Salisbury on a Saturday evening to get an appraisal for my car, then went to dinner. Over dinner, I talked about how I should at least look at the Subarus. I decided to call Gateway Subaru to see when they closed for the night. I spoke to Lance Culver who said they would be closing in about 20 minutes. I told him I didn't think we could make it but I might drop by. About 25+ minutes later, I figured I would just drive by and look at the cars on the lot, but Lance was still there. He happily showed me several cars, gave me his card, some brochures, and told me to call anytime if I had any questions or wanted to test drive a car (I only sat in the cars, as it was getting late and I had to go). I set up my Mazda test drive and then called Lance to set up a test drive for a Subaru too. These test drives were both based on really good prices I got from both dealerships. I drove the Mazda 3 (both the sedan and hatchback) and the CX-3. I originally was looking at the Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback, but then I looked at the Legacy and figured out it was more in line with the fully loaded Forester I was going to be trading in, so that is what I drove. I fell in love with the car, and Lance made sure that I got everything I wanted, at a price I could manage. His manager (Wendy Schiavone), was incredible too. She fully supported Lance in ensuring that I was a happy camper and personally made sure that I got the car I wanted (one that she drives, by the way). I look forward to having my car serviced at Gateway too (if you buy a maintenance package with the car, your maintenance costs will be covered and you won't have to pay MD tax - a benefit to a DE resident ;^) Go visit Gateway and you won't be disappointed - great cars and great staff!