I was travelling thru Stockton to Iowa...still 2 hours to go to get to my destination. I needed immediate care of my Toyota & was fortunate to get to this dealership. The receptionist was thorough in getting my information. The service department was outstanding in fixing my problem. I was extremely pleased with the care that I received in what could have been a stressful situation. Kudos to whoever trained these employees in providing customer service!!
by GradyE from Cleburne, TX
January 7, 2019
Very comfortable, good performance, nice amenities. Having had the previous version of Sync, the Sync 3 on this model is MILES ahead in user-friendliness and options. The vehicle is very quiet on the highway and excellent on road trips. Very happy with the purchase!
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.
Most reliable and comfortable car Ive ever driven
by Hannah k from Fort Worth TX
January 8, 2019
This vehicle is perfect for a small family. I’ve never had a major problem with mine since I bought it. Only small mainrenance problems like tail light being out. This car is really comfortable and has all the new features I was wanting. It’s perfect!
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.
Good ride and want to buy
by TeeS from Tampa, FL
December 10, 2018
This car was great and I usually don’t do ford cars... this changed my mind and I’m definitely coming back for it. I am very glad I got to experience this because I wa spooking everywhere for a car and this just might be where I will buy it. Thank you so much!
We always have a great experience at Barkau. Jim has sold us many cars. He is very knowledgeable and helpful every time. Highly recommend Barkau & Jim
Bought used for a winter driver
by Charles from Great Smoky Mountains
December 26, 2018
We bought this car used with 128K miles on it to use as a winter driver. I wanted a V8 engine due to reliability concerns with the V6. The car is very clean, and drives as it should. Fuel economy is worse then expected, at 14 MPG combined driving. The 4.6 3 valve engine produces more then ample power (291 HP) for this car. I'm used to a Mustang GT Premium with 475 HP, and am not disappointed with the Explorer. These engines are prone to valve train noise at idle, and this one is no exception. As for the vehicle, quality is good where it counts, such as the structure of the vehicle. Trim quality is poor in places. Handling is very good for an SUV. The 4x4 would have benefited from a limited slip rear differential.
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.
7 years, 160k miles, still great!
by Tuesday from Burbs, NY
December 27, 2018
I'm good about maintaining a car - regular oil changes, having it looked over carefully each time. This has been, and still is, a great car. A decent size, fairly comfortable and handles well in all kinds of conditions with decent all-weather tires. I live in the US Northeast, so we see it all. With it's age, I'm beginning to have to put a little more into it but nothing unexpected. Wish Ford hadn't changed the design so radically or I'd consider another Fusion next time. The new ones have less visibility and they look like they are grimacing.
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.
Most Reliable SUV I’ve Owned
by irisheyes5193 from North Brookfield, MA
December 25, 2018
This SUV has surpassed my expectations. I love how it drives, it’s nice & smooth like a luxury car. It’s get almost 24 miles to the gallon. It’s s 4 cylinder but has the “kick” of a 6 cylinder. There’s plenty of room in it. I have the Titanium version and absolutely love the “extras” that I didn’t need but am glad I have now!!! This vehicle has far exceeded my expectations!!
We were impressed enough with the prices we saw online from Shullsburg Auto to make an 80-mile trip from Iowa to Wisconsin. We found a car and purchased it. We were never given a hard-sell, and the negotiations were hassle-free. Unfortunately, we had a problem transferring the title to Iowa. There was a paperwork glitch that there was no way anyone could have known about beforehand. BJ at Shullsburg Auto was amazing! He was able to get everything worked out and kept us up to date throughout the process. We ended up with a great car from a great dealer. We will drive the 80 miles to buy from BJ and Shullsburg Auto again!
POWERFUL, DEPENDABLE AND VERY STYLISH
by PFRANKIE from PINELLAS PARK, FL
January 9, 2019
THIS IS THE SECOND SHO THAT I HAVE OWNED. AFTER THREE YEARS OF OWNING THE FIRST SHO, I HAD TO HAVE ANOTHER ONE.
IT GETS A LOT OF LOOKS!
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.
Very comfortable for a cargo van
by mk3250 from Arlington, VA
February 7, 2018
I really love it. I like it more than I thought I would when I bought it. The basic vinyl driver's seat is very comfortable and the vehicle handles like a car. Good pick up, not sluggish at all. Good turning ratio. The side view mirrors with blind spot mirrors incorporated provide excellent coverage so that I have no worries when changing lanes. Since I don't have back window glass, I had a back up camera installed and it works great. Good gas mileage for a work van- about 16 miles per gallon when empty. No complaints. I like that I can use regular gas and there is no engine knock under load. I added running boards which is a tremendous benefit when getting things out from the van and also putting things in. The interior is spacious and there is plenty of room to pack in a lot of stuff. I did not add shelving but kept the entire space available for carrying around tools and materials for the jobs. At first I wasn't sure of the new design (2015) but have gotten used to it and I really like it now. The overall styling of the van is great and a pleasure to drive.
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.
by Gap from El Paso texas
December 9, 2018
Great vehicle good performance it’s the most effective work van that we had purchased meets all of expectations on fuel savings as well as horse power and performance
by Gloria and Don loving our 2017 Ford Escape! from Lena, IL
June 3, 2018
We've always been satisfied at Fairway Ford in Freeport, IL. Whether it's for an oil change or looking for a different vehicle, we've been satisfied and probably will continue there for our vehicle needs. Thanks Fairway Ford!!
Stylish and well appointed sedan
by SuneelN from Grain Valley
December 27, 2018
I love how thoroughly it is designed with lot of attention to detail. My kids love it! I like the plug in feature. The EV battery takes away most of the trunk space which is a significant disadvantage. Shark fin antenna would have complimented the car better.
This is the place that turns ordinary customers into life-long customers!
I promise you will never regret coming to the Fairway Ford dealers for sales or service!
by ThomasT from Dunnellon, FL
December 27, 2018
Bought this to pull my fifth wheel camper. This truck has the 6.2 gas motor and will pull anything. No hesitation or straining on this truck. Hook up and go in a very stylish and comfortable truck. Big price tag but will be one of my favorite vehicles to drive for years to come.
I've had a lot of experience with this place. Each and every time I was extremely satisfied. This is not your typical high-pressure dealer. They make you feel comfortable in their facilities as well as the no-pressure sales approach. They really want sell you the vehicle that *you* want and give you a very fair deal on it. This is the place that turns customers into life-long customers.
Most reliable car I have owned.
by Joe C. from Elyria, Ohio
January 10, 2019
This truck has so much leg room. The panoramic sunroof is so amazing. Very pleased with this vehicle and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Bocker always does a great job! The service dept is friendly and professional. Love that they vacuum the interior after an oil change. I've purchased several cars there, and have all service work done there. I trust them to do good work at a reasonable cost.
One of the nicer cars I have owned
by Matt from Minnesota
January 1, 2019
This car has meet all of my needs for driving since I drive for work it’s been really good in the winter months of Minnesota
This dealership proved a pleasant surprise for me by being willing to provide a complete online OTD offer, including a trade-in offer on my current vehicle, going just on the information I supplied, as well as a fair price on the new vehicle I inquired about. Though I have not acted on their offer, it was reasonable and was supplied with dispatch.
Reliable, Powerful for a small car
by NewChevGuy from Fairview,Alberta
January 11, 2019
This car sure has the power that you always want. 268 hp for a small car is just unreal. Comfortable space inside with all the features you mostly need.
I walked into Dearth on a Friday afternoon and told the salesmen what kind of vehicle I was looking for. They said "We have that car." The rest was made easy. Keith was pleasure to work with. I picked up my beautiful silver Encore the next week. Thanks Keith and Dearth for making the car buying process a pleasure.
Driving in comfort without the price
by Mel from Dallas, Tx
January 9, 2019
This car is great. Drives well, handles well, quiet cabin. 3 stars for interior design as I have the titanium trim level and am not a huge fan of the shiny plastic portion of the dash, would have liked it more matte.
This is our 4th van purchased from Dearth and we have always dealt with Brian. We feel comfortable with Brian as he is professional, knowledgeable, helpful, honest and trustworthy! We've been very pleased with our vans and are sure the Pacifica will be no different.
Love our New Edge
by newFordfan from St. Louis, MO
January 11, 2019
Is a great sized SUV. Bigger than the compact suvs, but not a monster. Gets great gas mileage, handles well, easy to park and maneuver. Wonderful for a family with a dog, plenty of cargo room for luggage and out 70lb dog. Look forward to having this Edge for years.
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