December 7, 2018
I'll start this review by saying that I have bought at least 12 new cars in my life. I have dealt with more than a few dealers. Some have been okay to work with. Some other Honda dealers in the Tampa area have been so horrible that I wouldn't send my worst enemy there for a referral. So, I decided last week that I wanted to trade my '14 Accord in for '16 Civic EXL. I shopped around. And then shopped around some more. I emailed all of the dealers in the Tampa/St.Pete area. I got my best prices, and financing options from all of them (my credit is fair, at best). But, the one thing was, all of the other dealers had $1200-1900 of (practically) useless dealer installed options and goodies on the cars. And then, I emailed Jerome from Kuhn Honda. He answered my emails promptly, and gave me a price that was considerably less than anywhere else that quoted me. Although they didn't have the color that I was looking for in an EXL, they did have a Civic Touring. For a bottom line that was almost $4000 LESS than one of their competitors !!!!!! For a car that stickers for $2000 MORE than the EXL. My trade was appraised at exactly $1000 over what Ocean Honda had offered, and $1500 over Wesley Chapel. So, I drove to Kuhn after work - the pricing seemed too good to be true, and, although Jerome was going to be leaving for the day soon, he promised that he would wait for me. So, now for the big surprise. Jerome treated me like a friend. His deal was exactly what he said it would be. They had me financed, and out the door in under 2 hours. He didn't waste my time. There was no BS. No games. No lies. No deception of any type. Lisa handled the financing, and there was NO pressure at all to purchase any accessories, warranties, etc. I felt that I was treated better during this transaction than I have ever been treated by any dealership in my 50 years of life. Thank you Kuhn Honda - I drove away happy, and feeling that I was treated honestly, and with respect.