We bought 2 used cars just a few weeks apart (one for me, one for my son), and the experiences at the 2 different dealerships could not have been more different. We will come back to Rod Baker Ford again and highly recommend this dealership. We worked with Ryan in sales and Steve in finance. Both were very personable, answered questions, and explained everything very thoroughly. We never felt pushed, and we sincerely appreciate how careful Steve was when explaining every aspect of the financing, especially because at the other shifty dealership , that other finance person tried to cheat us in multiple ways so we had to triple check the math and have inflated charges removed. The interest rate we were given at Rod Baker Ford was 4 points lower than what the other dealership gave us, coming from the same lender and using the same credit score and a similar car price. Car buying can be a very stressful situation since it is such a huge purchase, and you really want to buy from people who are trustworthy. The staff at Rod Baker Ford are good people -- it's worth it to check them out even if it is a drive!
Looking for a car for my daughter who is finishing up her last semester of school and found a car at this dealer on CARS.COM.
I called to make sure the vehicle was still there as we live about 1.5 hours away from the dealership, spoke with Ryan and we headed out.
When we arrived Ryan informed us that there were other buyers there that had just put in an application to purchase the used car we came to see so we could not drive it, but Ryan did take us out to walk around it. We decided to wait and see what happened and Ryan provided us with a beverage as we walked the lot waiting.
About 20 minutes passed, Ryan found us on the lot and we went for a test drive. My daughter ended up getting approved on her own through Ford and she purchased the vehicle.
The car was CPO, so the process was fairly straight forward and relatively quick. We had arrived around 7:30pm and were out the door by 9:00pm with a clean car and full tank of gas.
My truck was in the shop longer than stated. When I returned the loaner vehicle, the service technician inspected the loaner vehicle with a fine tooth comb before giving me the keys to my vehicle. I had left some papers in the loaner so I went back. There was a gentleman returning a loaner and picking up his vehicle. The service technician asked the gentleman was everything ok and is the tank full. The gentleman said yes. The service technician handed the gentleman his keys and said thank you. The service technician did not inspect this man car before he was given the keys to his vehicle. Maybe because I'm a woman? Maybe because I'm an African American? Not sure, however, this didn't sit well with me.
My experience at Ron Tirapelli Ford was excellent! My salesman Javon and general sales manager Robert were very accommodating and patient. They made sure that they weren't only selling a car but building a relationship. WAY TO GO TIRAPELLI TEAM!!
I have a 2017 Escape with under 20k miles. It took 2 weeks to get my car in to replace a transmission pump of some sort. They said they'd need to keep the car a couple days, and did provide a loaner. Alex was very professional, friendly and polite. I got it back by the end of the 2nd day. Would have been nice if the car got washed tho.
We have purchased 2 vehicles at Tirapelli Ford, one new and one used. Both times our experience was smooth and painless. The sales people were informative and friendly. The finance manager worked with us to get us into the vehicles and off the sales lot.
First time buying a car, shopping for my second car and was very nervous. There was no need however, as everything about my experience was fantastic. The salesman was polite, professional and friendly, same with the manager and district manager. Very down to Earth people that happened to know quite a few of the same people that I went to school with. The test drive was painless and smooth as was the paperwork and and loan process. They walked me through everything, explaining every detail and answering every question I had. Very satisfied with my time shopping.
Jose Malanardo and Tony Milus were helpful, respectful, and a pleasure to do business with. If you hate the mind games, insulting trade-in offers and long hours in the dealership...go to Mendota Ford! I drove an hour to get there from Plainfield and it was WORTH it!!
The last time I bought a car was back in 1997, so when I finally decided to give up that vehicle, I started online. I had no idea that, when I would look at the websites of car dealerships, someone would call me within 5 minutes. When I was looking at the Prescott Brothers of Rochelle website, the phone rang. I just waited for a message on voicemail because I was not sure I wanted to talk to anyone yet. After a few minutes of chatting with my boyfriend Glenn, I decided to give Rob Jasper a call back to talk about test driving a Ford Edge. Like I said, I only planned on test driving the car.
I ended up buying the car because I totally enjoyed it, and Rob made the whole process go smoothly. I even had some uneasy thoughts about what I was getting myself into and he was always patient and understanding. Everybody there treated me with great respect so I would highly recommend anyone to shop for a car at the Prescott Brothers dealerships.
We would recommend Prescott Brothers Ford dealership! We would buy from them again. We also have had our truck repaired by them and was treated very good. Talked to two salesmen, Rob and Jason. Both seem like hard working guys that want to help match you to the right vehicle.
After looking at cars for about 6 months, I stopped in to Prescott just to drive a Fusion, as it was my last car in the list of "comparison cars." Jason was extremely helpful and didn't pressure me at all throughout the day. He also knew I had been previously talking to Jesse, and didn't mind at all that I was asking for his help while Jesse was on vacation.
Jason and Jesse did a great job helping me throughout the experience. After purchasing my car they did everything to make sure I was happy with my purchase, even calling someone in to detail it 2 weeks after my purchase! My family shops at Prescott, and they've won me over, too!
Thanks to Jim Blomberg and all the people involved at Prescott Brothers Ford of Rochelle for making our car purchase a wonderful experience! We were under some restrictions from our lender and Jim and the gang were willing to work with us. We are very happy with our 012 Escape!
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