Excellent Maintenance, Prices and Customer Service
by Sonny Hung from Fresh Meadows, NY
December 4, 2018
We leased a vehicle from North Coast Subaru. Their sales representative was great. Even before we went there I heard from a friend that their service department was the best dealer service centers he's used. This was our first scheduled maintenance and the staff was professional and courteous. They were thorough with their assessment and explanation of what was going to be done for this scheduled service visit and afterwards walk me through what was done and covered. We had a tire issue and they looked into it. The came back with an assessment and explained why and the cost of a replacement tire along with mounting and balancing. The actual cost quoted to me prior to going in was less than the price of an exact same time online and including the mounting and balancing came out to the cost of just the tire online or what was quoted to me at a local tire shop.
Went to check out a used Audi Q7. Also test drove a 2018 Audi Q7. Levani was our salesperson and he was excellent very knowledge and kind and worked with us in every way. Unfortunately we did not buy but if going to Audi Manhattan ask for him.
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 found Dave to be most helpful at helping to find the right car and features, and I loved the fact that it was a best fit conversation rather than steering me to the top of the market as other dealers may do. I???m on day 3 of my new 2019 Sport Forester and very happy with my choice. I???ll happily recommend you.
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.
The dealership's no-haggling pricing on used cars and salesman Howard Bonfield's straightforward and informative attitude made my used car purchase fast and easy. The price I paid for the car was lower than competing area dealers. If you are in the market for a used Subaru, they have a great selection and very competitive pricing.
I purchased a new Crosstrek from South Shore Subaru and the entire process was extremely enjoyable. Michal Dymnicki answered all my questions when I first speculated purchasing a new vehicle and kept in contact without being overbearing. He pleasantly worked around my schedule to set up a test drive and ultimately a finalization of purchase. Michal was very professional and he thoroughly explained all of the features of the vehicle as well as all the services provided by the service center. When I picked up the Crosstrek, Michal helped set up Subaru Starlink and connected my phone so that when I left the lot, everything I needed was already good to go. South Shore Subaru's staff was very friendly and made purchasing a new vehicle easy and pleasant. I highly recommend the dealership and Michal to anyone looking to purchase a new vehicle.
Gary, from Lindenhurst I went in to South Shore Subaru in Lindenhurst and I pick up a 2019 Crosstrek in dark gray. I took it for a ride and I was impressed and I love the car.
The Guys are Great it s like you known them for a long time, if you are looking for a Subaru you have to go to SOUTH SHORE SUBARU. Guys Thank You Again ,Gary Herrmann
I am a first time Subaru driver and couldn???t be more pleased with my experience at Garavel. Miles walked me through the process, educated me and made me a convert! Staff was warm and welcoming, finance was thorough- I drove off feeling my needs had been met and my expectations exceeded. Love the car! Highly recommend!
We previously had a Chevy and decided to see what Suburu had to offer. After seeing the new models we considered switching but Chris really made us seal the deal. He gave us a great experience. While car shopping with little kids can be tough, he was great in helping the process feel seamless. Would definitely work with him again.
Service was quick and professional. New waiting place was clean and professional looking. Procedure for processing the car was quick and professional. Will recommend Service center.
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