Walked In Hopeless, Drove Out Confident
October 8, 2018
My Honda was totaled (that I expected to drive for another 3-5 years) and when I received my settlement, I only had so much to work with. I was in search of a car for over 3 weeks and getting frustrated as the local dealerships in Rockford, IL. The Rockford dealerships weren't listening to what I wanted (showing me OLD cars with high mileage and were banana yellow - no joke!), didn't really make any effort to help me, were overpriced by $2,000, and weren't willing to work with me with me at all once they pulled my credit score!!
I was feeling pissed, frustrated, discouraged, and embarrassed. My credit score dropped from circumstances that were out of my control at the time. Napleton's Elgin Kia encouraged me to come in and said they offered 100% financing. Honestly, I was hesitant because I didn't want my time wasted. That said, I'm glad that I drove to Elgin and meeting with Alex Lara. Alex listened to what I wanted and didn't try to bulls**t me. The sales manager and financing manager did everything they could to help me out as well, which I truly appreciated. I thought I was going to walk away without a car again, but that wasn't the case.... I was able to drive out with a new used car (that had everything I was looking for) that day!
The finance manager also gave me advice on what I needed to do to increase my credit rating over the next 1-2 years and to come back and see them, which has given me hope and motivation again, because I plan to purchase a house in about 2 years. I'm once again feeling good, positive, and confident. :)
I will recommend Napleton's Elgin Kia to everyone from now on. They certainly gained my trust and loyalty.