Great Used Car Buying Experience
August 14, 2018
Hi-- Hi live in Maryland, but found a nice used VW beetle at PJ's AutoWorld in Clearwater, FL. Given that I would have to either ship the car, or fly down to drive it home, I was pretty apprehensive about locking in a car sight unseen. I worked with John Gianfilippo, and he was VERY helpful. He took extra pictures of the car, walked me through all of the items that he thought were points against the car, and generally gave me a good idea of the car, both good and bad.
So I put down a deposit, bought one way plane tickets for my daughter and I, and arranged to come down. He insisted in picking us up at the airport, even though it was out of the way for him. The car was as described, with one major change. The car had very low miles, and while the tread was fine, it had been sitting idle for a few years (common in Florida, BTW).
John did something very admirable. He had the tires replaced, just to make sure that there wasn't dry-rot and the car would survive a 12 hour drive. he did not need to do this, but I was grateful-- and he did it on his own dime. I highly recommend this company.