I only gave this dralership and average 3/5 mainly because of the wait. I had an appointment for 11am. I came at 1020 am and wasnt seen until about 11. So I waited almost an hour. I was also promised my car would be done before 1. I found that amusing and guess what. It was finished around 3. I also expected a complimentary carwash but I guess this honda does not do that. Somewhat disappointing but what can you do.
I came to the dealership in hopes of getting a deal on a Honda Civic. I bought my current car from them and got a great deal. I couldn't get the car at the price I wanted so no purchase was made. I came here because they are up front with everything and the dealership doesn't load the car up with dealer add ons which increases the purchase price substantially. Even thou I didn't make a purchase, I appreciate their no pressure up front dealings.
Just happen to come across this location and I found it to be one of the best in the East Bay. Walked on to the lot and was greeted by Z. He was happy to show us what we where looking for and then stepped away and waited for us to ask our questions. It's nice when a dealership and sales person knows that the car sells itself. I recommend this place for all serious buyers. Great Experience!
Cuando entregas tu corazón y toda las fuersas que nos enseñan los que nos traen a este mundo cosechas lo mejor de ti muchas gracias por tan excelente servicio que dios te bendiga y hojala ayudes a muchas familias y a muchos con sus sueños de tener un coche en sus hogares gracias Silvia Garcia por todo
We just bought a '19 Honda HRV from El Cerrito Honda and had an excellent experience. We really enjoyed working with the salesperson, Sylvia Garcia, because she was knowledgeable, courteous, relaxed, had excellent communication skills, was straightforward, thorough, and sensitive to our needs and preferences. We recommend her without hesitation.
I had an absolutely amazing experience at Honda Marin! I was buying a new car and as a newcomer to the US (from Canada), I felt welcomed and supported throughout the whole buying process. I highly, highly recommend Oscar Perez if you’re considering buying- he’s extremely professional but warm and a fantastic person. I also can’t say enough great things about their finance department (Yvonne Player, Yakov Israelyan), and be sure to see Nicholas Johnston for service (he’s fantastic)! And, Honda makes great cars! I’m absolutely thrilled with my 2018 Civic!
Regarding Oscar Perez from Marin Honda, CA.
I had a GREAT car buying experience with Oscar Perez. I was shopping for a used car with my son. I went to 4 other Honda dealers and had mediocre to satisfactory assistance in our search and negotiations.
I am a director of sales in another industry, therefore I feel like understand a genuine above and beyond the call of duty attitude of advocacy. Oscar was AWESOME representing us in a multiple buyer situation for the same car. I would go out of my way to see Oscar again for a new or used car when in the market for a Honda!
Dean and Kevin
Alex and Ting were fantastic throughout the buying process. Ting found the vehicle that I was looking for and offered a competitive price. Alex served us through the test drive and explanation of vehicle features. Zack was great in the finance and paperwork stage. I give them all a ten for their efforts.
I was absolute happy with customer service and how easy process they made for my purchase. Kal was most helpful and wonderful person from the beginning at providing all the details on cars, help with purchase, communication through phone and email.
clever haggling on their behalf... almost dishones
by pablo moreno from San Leandro
December 1, 2018
walked in with a budget and a out of the door price we worked out with the salesman. we then got transferred to the finance guy which is where the clever haggling began. they first started us off with a 8.0 % interest which i thought was normal because my dad had bankruptcy on his record... little did i know bankruptcy lasts 7 years on his record so it shouldn't have shown up. so we went into the finance department with a monthly payment of 250 and financing $9900. after dealing with the finance guy, our payment remained the same but the finance amount went up to $11,500 but kept the monthly payments the same and adding a maintenance package. we didn't want the maintenance package but he only increased our bill by $3. how did he do that? he lowered the interest and insisted that honda "buys down" the interest to help out the customer. so he lowered the interest from 8% to 3% to " help us out". I was blindsighted and realized he could've given us this interest rate since the beginning and lowered our bill without having to buy the maintenance package. He tacked on the maintenance package onto the principal bill and made it seem ok as we were going to pay the same price as we were receiving with the 8% interest. Very clever on their behalf. Beware. Do not think they are doing you a favor by "buying down" the interest. It is a way of upping your principal bill without realizing it.
It was a good experience in general terms, they came initially with an excellent deal, but at the final stage of purchasing process as all of Dealers, not specific from this Dealer in particular, at Finance Department they offered other options with some add-on coverages sometimes not really needed such as extended warranty, paint treatments, etc. which try to incline the balance to their side going from excellent to a acceptable deal. Obviously at that point you’re tired and accept some of them, even though not all of them are really a basic need.
Overall, sales and finance people were doing their job in a good way,which is to sell!
My experience with Walnut Creek Honda was a good one. Everyone was very helpful, especially John D, Basilio C and Allen M.
They were all very knowledgeable it made buying a car less painful . Would definitely recommend.
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