We had a TERRIBLE time at other dealerships on the only weekend my wife was able to go with me to purchase a new vehicle. One dealership that was 1hr + away from our home said they had the vehicle we wanted, "on hold" for us. Come to find out, only AFTER we arrived at the dealer, the car had been moved to another dealer the evening before. No call, no letting us know... so we drove that far for nothing. After keeping us there for 5 hours telling us they'e be able to get us a nicer vehicle, down to what we wanted to spend per month, we finally left (they couldn't come close to our preferred monthly payment event though they kept saying they'd be able to). Fast forward; I called Brant at Lebanon Ford and he was awesome. We got there an hour before close on a Friday - and within an hour, he had done as much work for us as the other dealership had done in five hours. Brant worked to get the car we had found and wanted, transported to Lebanon Ford (closer to us), and by Saturday afternoon we were happy "new" car owners! Brant and the rest of the team we dealt with, worked quickly and worked very hard to get us in and out in an amazingly short amount of time, while also making sure we were well taken care of! I can't say enough good things about Brant and his team. They were very busy the weekend we went, yet we didn't wait long and we felt comfortable and assured the whole time that we were being well taken care of. Thanks guys!
We ended up not buying a car through Sweeney, but not because of anything they did - we were looking for a pre-owned car in a brand they don’t generally sell. They had one on the lot and Michael Meyer answered all my questions and was really helpful, but the timing didn’t work out on my part. We ended up buying a certified pre-owned from that brands dealer, but we will definitely keep Sweeney in mind for future car purchases!
I have worked in the car business for the past 9 years so I'm very critical when it comes to the car buying experience. I almost didn't buy from them because I was apprehensive because of their review rating. However, the deal on the vehicle was worth trying Jake Sweeney out and I'm very happy with my experience with them. My sales person was Brent and he was a straight shooter, very thorough, and an excellent communicator; which is qualities you want in a sales person. The finance manager was DJ, he had the same great qualities as Brent, was not pushy about warranties, and got us in and out in a good amount of time. There is nothing worse than having the car buying experience soak up your whole day, and with them I was in and out under two hours. DJ also got me a fantastic rate on my SUV, my insurance company's APR quote was almost double what DJ got me.
I would not hesitate to purchase another vehicle from Jake Sweeney. I got a great deal, had an awesome experience with the staff, they have strong financing available, and they are respectful of your time.
I will start by saying that Brian in Fiat service is WONDERFUL he is always attentive and available to answer any questions. I went in for an oil change and headlight repair. While waiting I started browsing cars and met Pete. Pete was initially attentive and discussed with me purchasing a new car. I advised Pete that I was upside-down in my current loan. Pete said that I may qualify for a certified new car. I picked out a car and it went downhill from there, Pete became distracted by phone calls, visiting customers, and another customer that he had left on the lot. I suggested to another sales person that he should take over with me and let Pete deal with everyone else. Pete then advised me that I would only receive 1 hard inquiry on my credit report I then should him where Equifax had already notified me of 3 inquiries. He then said that my Husband needed to be present so I should come back, I advised him that my spouse did not need to be present so he eventually obtained permission via text from my spouse. Then he made me feel that I should have $5000 to put as a downpayment after I told him that it was $500. Then he told me that finance had 5 other loans that he was working on (hmmm i did not see any other customers) and again I should come back (i get the feeling he is trying to get rid of me) finally he said that he would also need paystubs- I told him this was not the first time I have purchased a car and they do not need paystubs until the end. I finally gave up and left. As a side note there was 1 finance person in the office and several of the sales people were going into the office to discuss personal business, perhaps if they left him alone he would have gotten more accomplished.
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