A unexpected great experience!
December 3, 2018
To start, I am Toyota loyalist. I have had a 2003 Corolla since 2006, and it' s been my first and only car. I found a deal on a 2016 Corolla at Byers via CarGurus, and I was excited to learn more. I immediately called the sales line, and was put through to sales representative Kyle Foos. Kyle proceeded to explain how the financing with my credit union would apply to this vehicle, all while not pressuring me to go with dealer financing instead. As the financing approval process was happening, Kyle was texting me to insure every step was being taken to get my CU app approved. We then set up a time to come in, and when we arrived to look at the car, the car was being washed, detailed and inspected. When it was ready, Kyle was very patient to take us on a test drive. The car was in great shape mechanically, and the interior, overall, was in decent shape. Upon our return to the dealership, we (my significant other and I) took a good look at the exterior. When we got to REALLY looking at it, the paint and body condition were a little worn for only two years of driving. However, that is part of why the deal was so great. Still liking the car overall, I asked to look at ALL other similar options. Kyle was SO understanding to my reasons for keeping my options open. That said, the other cars just didn't quite match up to that oh so "sporty" red like the first one. While looking at another option, I said "Yeah, the only real bummer is the paint on the first one, otherwise, I'm all for it." Kyle could tell that bothered us. He actually then started telling us that a paint/dent repair company is in typically on Thursdays to do touch ups and repair work. Seeing that this would be the right thing to do, Kyle took a suggestion to his sales manager, and came back with great news. They are doing my touch paint job for FREE. Truly a great customer service move- he wasn't pressuring me to "just take the car," and deal with something that made me unhappy, and he didn't want me to walk away from a great deal overall, not mention a sale too! I will certainly keep this experience in mind when I am car shopping in another 15+ years (I mean, it's a Toyota, haha)! Seriously, though, I will be a returning customer for my next car buying experience, and will recommend this dealer to anyone looking for great service AND a good deal, not one or the other. Word of advice before anyone wastes their time before Byers: DON'T GO TO RICART AUTOMOTIVE IN COLUMBUS OHIO. So happy that a bad experience there, led to a great one at Byers. Thanks, and happy driving!!!