Hands Down the Best Dealership Around
November 6, 2018
If I could give this dealership a six star rating, I truly would do so. My salesperson was Vanessa Vermette, and I have a several buying experiences now here at Pat Milliken Ford that I would like to share. Eight months ago, I bought my very first truck used from the dealership. It was a 2014 F150 King Ranch, and with the help of my mom as a co-signer, I drove off the lot happy as ever in my Ford Certified pickup truck. I used this F150 as my daily driver, but I realized over time that having a truck equipped for max towing didn???t make sense with all the extra money I was spending on gasoline while having nothing to tow. I absolutely love the King Ranch, and I plan on getting another one in the future; nevertheless, I decided in the last week that it was more practical to lease an newer XLT to save money on my payment and on gas. Now I knew I would have negative equity by getting out of a used truck so early, so I shopped around various Ford dealerships to get the best value for my trade. I went to Suburban Ford, and they completely tried to rip me off???they said my loaded King Ranch was only worth 27,000. I walked out the door when they came back with that number on top of saying that I could lease the 2018 Special Edition XLT that I wanted for 200 dollars more a month than what I was currently paying. All I said to them was ???absolutely not.??? Tom Holzer Ford gave me a more reasonable appraisal for my King Ranch, but the Special Edition XLT that I wanted was not even in stock. Keep in mind that I was going from a King Ranch to an XLT; the Special Edition was a must-have for me, because I still wanted a pickup truck that had that ???wow factor???. Finally, I came to the dealership that gave me my first chance with buying my King Ranch. I was only 20 at the time, so getting approved credit-wise for such a nice truck was a big deal to me. I told Vanessa???s partner (Vanessa was still on vacation at the time) about my situation and that I wanted to lease a 2018 Special Edition XLT that they had on the lot. David let me drive the new truck while they appraised my King Ranch. I came back to hear that, contrary to ???all??? that Suburban Ford could do for me, Pat Milliken gave me 31,000 for my truck, 4,000 dollars more than Suburban???s rip-off appraisal. It was also music to my ears that David said that I my payment would be LESS than what I was currently paying. So without hesitation, David put it on hold for me, and Vanessa helped me with the rest of the leasing process two days later. So at the end of the day, I went from a rather gas-thirsty 2014 King Ranch with a 3.5 Ecoboost to a more fuel efficient 2018 XLT Special Edition with a 2.7 Ecoboost to use as my daily driver for the next three years as a lease. And better yet, because of paying for the King Ranch on my own for the past eight months, I got approved this time around without a co-signer. With both times that I???ve been there, Vanessa as well as the financing managers made the process of buying a truck easy and hassle-free. Never again will I go to any other dealer but Pat Milliken Ford; for all the reasons posted above, they are nothing less than the best Ford dealership around. I will be a customer for life, and hopefully my story will be convincing to others who read it and are on the fence about giving Pat Milliken a shot. Go there and experience their outstanding customer service; they are family-owned and truly care about their customers and clientele. Vanessa will get you into the vehicle that you want at a price you can afford, and even if you don???t work with Vanessa, I know this is true for the rest of the salespeople at Pat Milliken Ford.