Two years ago, when we were ready to move to Conn from Ohio, we asked our Subaru customer rep in Columbus to recommend a Subaru dealership that we could depend on. He gave us Garavel's specific contact info and that was very helpful when we needed some minor adjustments to one of our leased cars after we moved to Conn. More recently, in October 2018, we had a real catastrophe when both of our Ohio Subaru Foresters were totaled in a flash flood so we got in a rental car and went back to Garavel. We met Gary Bauman who understood our dilemma. We knew that we wanted two Foresters and Gary knew everything about the great new features and he explained and demonstrated them to us. When we said goodbye to Gary the first time, Joe drove home in a 2019 Forester that was available in the lot - it had his name on it. Jeanne was happy to wait a little longer for her beautiful red 2019 Forester that is the envy of everyone, and when we said goodbye to Gary the second time, we were completely satisfied. Since then, we have recommended Gary and Garavel to others whose cars were destroyed in that flood. We are certainly satisfied customers. Thank you, Gary and Garavel! Please give yourselves ***** in every category! Joe and Jeanne Reed
I travel 10 miles to go here for service because the dealership is small and has a friendly atmosphere. It is easy to get too and even in high rush hour traffic times there's no problems getting into the driveway and finding parking. Unlike the larger dealerships across the Island, Metric is an independent (just Subaru) and is truly hassle free. It has less customer volume which enables them to focus individually on getting things done. Service is typically done faster than the original estimates. When they say an hour it usually means 35 minutes. Its the dealers job to make money on services. I get it. However it is cost competitive with other dealerships in the area. I'm still waiting on their new facilities proposal to be built as the building is old and needs updating. The service waiting room is small and you will need to walk about to stretch your legs as it's too tight for tall folks to extend knees locked. The waiting room chairs need to be updated for longer sit ins, they serve their purpose for 30 minutes tops. What really is nice, is your free to walk the facility and grounds while waiting with out an employee asking if you need help every 5 minutes.
Metric Subaru was my choice to buy my new Outback and I was very happy. They didn't haggle or hard sell, they just gave me a good price (I researched before) and a fair deal. My Outback has surpassed my expectations and I am a very satisfied customer.
My Experience At East-hills Subaru was Excellent did not feel Any Pressure from my Sales man Vish which I highly recommend and Finance Guy Jaison was quick and easy and everything was explained to me in a proper manner I am definitely coming back after my lease is up .
I purchased a 2018 Subaru Forester Premium with the eyesight feature from East Hills Subaru in April 2018. My salesman was Michael Monteforte. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the Subaru products. He made my buying experience very nice, and stress free. Jason the finance person was nice too. I would recommend this dealership.
Frank Tinelli, great salesman/excellent experience
by Aviphd from Nanuet, NY
December 5, 2018
Frank got back to me immediately and was able to give me a clear, honest offer within a day. I had the best closing experience ever on my Forester lease. The paperwork was prepared in advance, I just walked in, signed and left with my vehicle, exactly as expected. I have dealt with many dealerships in the past, having purchased or lease many cars. This experience was, by far, the best one I have ever had. I am a real customer. I would definitely come back again for my next vehicle. This is a class act dealership. Thank you.
Our son needed a car and had expressed interest in a Subaru Legacy. We had visited another dealerships but felt most comfortable here even though Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru was a distance from home. Glen was helpful, patient and made the experience a good one. It was our second time at the dealership with Glen to review our options of used versus new car purchase. We love that our son will be in a safe vehicle and he's excited to own his first car.
Gary Mendelsohn was honest, very helpful and easy to deal with. I purchased a 2019 Forester from Gary Their finance dept. was very helpful, they contacted Subaru of America to find an Owner Loyalty coupon in the amount of $ 500.00 that I couldn't find.
I recently went to Subaru to test drive the Forester and the Outback with intentions of trading in my mini van. The staff were pleasant and quick to serve us. Once introduced to Howard Bonfield, he asked some questions to ascertain what type of vehicle and features I was looking for. Howard is very knowledgeable of the Subaru product and explained differences of many aspects of the vehicles. The test drive was most important and helped me make my decision. The purchasing process was easy and when I returned to pick my car, Howard reviewed everything on paper and also directly within the vehicle. I drove out of the Subaru dealership very confiddant that I made the best decision on this purchase.
Our Sales Consultant did an outstanding job of explaining all of the features of the vehicle we purchased, a Forester. He did it when we first walked in, when we did the test drive, and when the dealer was turning the vehicle over to us. He came in on his regular day off to turn the vehicle over to us. The dealer needs to enlarge his facility, which is very busy, and they have plans to do so in the near future by relocating the service department to a separate nearby building which will allow them to outfit a bigger showroom. I will have to get used to the no-haggle pricing arrangement which I believe was bona fide but can you really ever know, but it definitely is a step in the right direction. MSRP versus invoice has always been too much of a moving target which has depended on one's price knowledge and negotiating skills. I gave four stars for pricing, not five, because I don't really know if it was the best possible pricing but it was reasonable. I bought the car for safety, AWD as a standard, reliability ratings and fuel economy. It looks great also. I don't know why the Forester is classified as a compact. It seems spacious.
Bill Kolb Jr was a great experience for getting a Subaru. The sales people are knowledgeable. They wanted me to get the car I wanted and not something more expensive or something that was on the lot already. When they realized I needed the car before Thanksgiving they pulled out all the stops and got the car ready for me as soon as possible. The financial staff was incredibly helpful and straightforward. When I get another Subaru I will go here.
We have always leased or purchased our cars from Park Ford for as long as I can remember. Our salesman, Bob D'Andrea has always been helpful and knowledgeable. He always explains everything we need to know about the new car. Always an excellent experience!!
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