I purchased a car today from justbettercars.com. Dave Stratton was the salesman I was working with. I walked in with a very bad credit score but a large down payment. I test drove a 2016 Nissan Rogue, they let me drive it all the way to foresthill and back to pick up my dad for moral support. After falling in love with it. Dave personally drove me to the bank to cash my $8,200 check for my down payment I got cold feet. My paperwork had already been written up and handshakes made but I was worried about having another large car payment. Dave then allowed me to look at other options, I test drove 2 other cars, a Mazda 3 and a Hyundai Elantra. After deciding on the Elantra and once again shaking hands on a a deal I got cold feet. I was ready to walk out but Dave convinced me to go talk to the finance manager. In the end the finance manager was able to take my interest down by 8% and my payment down by $50 per month. I’ve only owned the car for 4 hours but the patience Dave (although he got a bit testy in the end, but understandably so, he had spent the whole day with me) and the whole team had was great. I wasn’t shamed for my bad credit at all. I would highly recommend Dave and justbettercars.com
Well was on the market for a used car saw couple listing that caught my eyes. So I decided to check out this place. Got there it was small lot. There were a cars that I was looking at Low mileage and good price. Got there took my time looking at the car..yet nobody came to say hi how u doing can I help u..to me I didn’t know if that was a good thing or bad I mean I like not being hovered but would like the acknowledgement I’m looking for a car and if there’s anything that they help. I didn’t know who the actual employee of the dealership we’re..I end up deciding not to purchase but in some ways I feel that that was their downfall.
It took me awhile to decide on the car I wanted to buy my daughter but decided on the Ford Edge. It took me almost as long to actually find a one in the color and all the options we wanted. Sac River Auto, in Davis had what we were looking for. I called Sac River Auto after hours, but at the time did not know they were closed but Mohammad answered. I told him I was interested and if he could come down on the price he said he has been getting a lot of interest on the Ford Edge and was already given an offer but the customer did not come back. I thought about it for a day and then gave him an offer with the stipulation that it had to have a full tank of gas since I had to drive it all the way back to the Fresno area (close to 3 hour drive). He laughed and agree as he understood why. I told him I was unable to pick up the car immediately since I had to work during the week so I gave him a deposit over the phone using a credit card. Note: Not all dealers will do such a thing, so this already gave Sac River Auto high marks in my book. We then arrived on Saturday to pick up the Edge, it was not pristine but still in good shape for a used car. I asked for a few minor fixes like putting air in the tires and changing one of the wipers since it was beginning to rain the driver's side wiper was not in good shape. Again, I told him I have to drive all the way back to Fresno. Everything else went smooth for the final transaction and then we drove it home.
After a few days, I retracted the sunroof on the Edge all the way back because it was warm and wanted to let it air out. Once it tracked all the way back I heard a strange click. Then a little later I tracked it back to its close position but it would not fully close. The sunroof was about one inch above the roof line and not closing completely. As you can image, I was not very happy. For those you wondering why didn't test it back at the dealer ship. Well I did but not all the way back because as mentioned earlier it was beginning to rain. The next day I took it to the Ford dealership to see what it would cost to fix it. Wow, what a racket, Ford was going to charge a fortune to fix the Sunroof and in checking with other dealerships my closest dealership was actually cheaper than many others. Now you can image how I may have felt. Angry and very frustrated. As with any used car they are sold "AS IS" and the dealer/seller has no obligation to fix it. That evening I text Mohammad and told him of the issue and that I was very frustrated. I understood he had no obligation to help but he did sell me a car with an issue. He called me saying he was surprised since he tested it himself. I found out later that the previous owner knew of the issue and added non-standard grease to help it close a few extra times. Anyways, Mohammad said he felt bad and would help me get it repaired. I tried to find someone locally that could fix it at a reasonable price but with no luck. Mohammad said he knew of some people but I would have to bring the vehicle to him which I scheduled to do the following Saturday. I dropped off the car at Sac River Auto and one of his younger employees took me to the train station so I could go back to Fresno while the Edge was being worked on. Once it was fixed I rode the train back to Sacramento and they picked me up at the station.
While it was not ideal that the sunroof ended up not working properly, Mohammad did help me get it fixed. I did have to spend a little extra but nothing like if I had to pay for the full repair at a dealership. Mohammad offered to help fix it and he came through. Now to some of you it may sound like that I was given a bad deal but again, I stress Mohammad had no obligation to help me get the car fixed financially or by any other means. But he understands what customer service means and how a simple experience like this can do for his business. I would definitely recommend Sac River Auto for used cars.
Our car buying experience with Folsom Lake Hyundai went very well from start to finish. Our salesman James P. Trenner was knowledgeable and pleasant to work with! The negotiation process was by far the best experience we have had so far in all of our car buying outings....and there has been quite a few! Also, a gentlemen by the name of Mike Nelson was also easy going and helpful in the process. We have had good follow up and follow thru with the dealership especially from our salesman James Trenner. The selection of cars and the overall aesthetics of the dealership made this an overall pleasant experience. We would buy another car from this dealership and recommend them to our friends and family
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