This review will be long winded, but I promise it's worth it! I really cannot say enough good things about my experience at Barkau. I was able to work with Tim Border and I gave him a challenge: to find myself and my husband cars with under 50k miles and to make sure our payments stayed under 500 a month TOTAL. Tim did it for us and he did it in a week. I got an awesome deal on my new Chevy Cruze with under 12k miles and my husband was able to get his Cruze in a hatchback with under 19k miles. Not only did we get awesome cars, but he worked so hard to get our 2013 Escape traded in for its maximum value. And the cherry on the entire experience was how kind he was to not only my husband and I but to my nephew. Tim allowed him to stay and watch cartoons while we test drove, took him to bring cars around for test drives, allowed him to be his "assistant" and even went as far as to offer him pizza while he waited (he even picked those pesky olives off of the pizza for him. Thanks Tim! He still talks about his day at work😂). Tim is great about communication and I have his personal number to be in contact with him throughout the process. And when I say communication, I mean right away. I texted him Sunday to say my air conditioning was making a whiny sound, and he texted me on his day off to let me know he would be available the next day to get it worked out. I am actually sitting having my belt replaced as I type this within 24 hours of voicing my concerns. What a fantastic company and what a fantastic man to work with! Additionally, I really felt like I was never being pressured into a sale and that my budget was being respected. I truly felt like a valued customer. I was made to feel like my time and money was important. My husband and I are very impressed and have told many family members about our experience as well. So much so that my mother is considering trading in her vehicle sometime in the near future and considers Barkau a place she would start her shopping experience. I really cannot say enough nice things about the business and Tim. Both my husband and I are so appreciative. I hope that we will have these cars for a long time, but would definitely make it our priority to shop with Barkau again.
Great car!Great sales and finance team,,friendly,h
by Ritadawgfan from Crandall,ga
May 7, 2019
This car met all our needs,for a 4 cyl.surprising power ,,plenty of leg room,,and did I mention the gas mileage? We're getting 39 mpg highway,,at these fuel prices,,much appreciated!
I have purchased 2 cars from Kar Korner, and I won???t go anywhere else! The staff are knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. Ryan and Mark knew exactly what I was looking for and made it happen. Now I have a Jeep that I love and would recommend anyone to go see my friends at Kar Korner!
Solid basic transportation
by AARON from GARLAND
May 1, 2019
For the price paid there's more car than there usually found in this size class. The back seat is extremely huge, and can fit a 6 foot person with generous legroom. Sure, it leaves a little to be desired in terms of get up and go, but this is by all accounts a very fine and well built sub compact that gets the job done and exceeds expectations.
In the past 25 years, my family has purchased 3 cars from Tom Sparks. No Hassle Pricing takes the stress out of purchasing a vehicle. Dan sold us 2 of them. He's very easy to work with and was very patient with my questions and did a great job explaining the new technology in this car.
I have always taken my cars here for service because I get timely appointments, honest answers, use of a loaner car when needed, fair pricing and "heads-up" information on potential problems and how critical they are as well as estimated cost for the repair. Mark, Bob and the Technicians always treat me with respect.
by Mobleyscitt from San Antonio TX
March 15, 2019
Have had nothing but issues with this car.... Granted, I drive the xxxx out of the car as I'm a delivery driver However, already had to replace brakes,battery, reprogram computer once then replace computer, and clutch went out. Now I have 60k miles on this car in mess than a year but still those issues shouldn't be resulting already...NEXT...... NEVER BUT A CAR FROM IPAC NISSAN... Since changing management after I purchased the vehicle this dealership had been nothing but rude and very unhelpful with the issues I have had with this piece of junk I've purchased.
We had a wonderful experience. I ended up buying the first car I test drive. I've never done that before. They knew exactly what I needed just by asking a few questions. I love my car. Randy was so friendly and not at all pushy. Thank You! I was so impressed that my ex husband and my daughter both bought from them too
It doesn't move there's lil heat and no CD player.
by Number 4 from Oswego New York
March 16, 2019
Its okay but if you love to truly enjoy driving, it sucks canal water. You like a slow moving, no heat, no fun car your in heaven.
we had a very good experience with this dealership. Excellent customer service, good cars and prices! Thank you very much Erick !!! You are the best!!! 👌🏻
Very impressed with the small vehicle
by Mike s from Highwood Illinois
March 5, 2019
The vehicle may seem small but when you're driving it it has more room inside the most Hondas and other small cars lots of storage space, you can feel the quality of the car when you drive it it is not cheaply made, very tight steering and control
Tim Border was our sales representative he was completely professional and very quick to answer any questions that i had. This was by far the easiest place i have ever made a car purchase. They gave me the time i needed to think everything over before making my purchase, when i needed to make a phone call or consult with somebody before a decision i was given as much time as i needed. Ive been to car lots where salesman were way too pushy trying to have you make a purchase you were unsure of and that was not the case at all with Tim. I needed to take two test drives with me and my fiance and once eith my father to get his input on the vans performace and we were all very pleased with the condition and performance of the vehicle. I had a concern about the wireless headphones for the DVD system and Tim made sure to get batteries for them so i could test them out before leaving. I would reccomend J.H Barkau to anyone i know in the area looking for a reliable vehicle from a reliable dealer. My fiance and I are extremely satisfied with our 2015 dodge caravan. Thanks Tim and i will definitely be a repeat customer! Quality of work i did not rate as i have not needed any work done to my van i will definitely update as needed though.
still breaking it in
by atldoug from HELEN GA
February 15, 2019
it was looking for a small car good on gas, it has the tech that my teenager has to explain to me the car seems to be a solid car,so far so good
Friendly and Knowledgeable - Pleasant Day of Car Shopping!
by Jeff2016 from DealerRater.com
November 5, 2018
4.9 (639 reviews)
I was looking for a used yet well maintained Trailblazer. I had visited other dealerships in the near Chicago through the Milwaukee Wisconsin area. I then discovered the J H Barkau & Sons Dealership in Cedarville. Other companies that boast a four star or better rating don't hold a candle to this dealership. From the moment we arrived, the salesman (Tim Border) was very friendly, knowledgeable, and answered my questions. He made the morning of car shopping an enjoyable one, and I did purchase a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer. Barkau has a full service center, and they truly go through their vehicles before they are put on the lot for sale, and they are priced reasonably to others in the surrounding area. And what a selection of automobiles they have! I have already told other members of my family about Tim and the dealership, that this is a first stop location when purchasing a car.
Satisfied With Purchase
by Skylark8554 from NW Indiana and all around Chicago
February 25, 2019
I am tall and it has good leg room. Mpg avg 22 town, 24 hwy. Curious how some report 39mpg. How??? I put 15,000 mi/yr on it. Minor front end alignment issues. Armrests would be nice. Has been a faithful car since purchased 5 years ago. Air bag recall 2018. Would purchase again.
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