Ask for Mike Maniscalchi!!
December 3, 2018
After being a Subaru Forester owner for 15 years and ten years with my last model, it was time for me to purchase a new vehicle. Mike Maniscalchi introduced himself and we found him to be both personable, and knowledgeable in all aspects of the vehicles. He took the time to listen to a 60+ senior to try to place me in my perfect vehicle. Though I loved the Forester, I thought that our live style had changed and we could pursue other Subaru vehicles. Believe me when I say that I think I drove every vehicle type Subaru stocked. Liked the size and feel of the Subaru Crosstrek but could not get beyond the orange stitching they use in the interior. It drove like the Forester and had a sleek look and still offered the hatch. Unfortunately, the 2018 Forester had gone through some exterior and interior modifications, and it was not for me. We were at the dealership for the better part of the afternoon and evening. All the time we were there, Mike was as attentive as he was the first moment we arrived trying to work with me to find the "perfect" vehicle for me. By now I was so confused ( 6 pm)I wanted to call it a day! Mike never pressured us and if we needed to take a break and return the next day Mike would have been fine with that and would have greeted us the next day with a smile! My husband has a 2015 fully-equipped Subaru Legacy and in the back of my mind as far as features were concerned, I guess I wanted what he had in a different model. Though I still preferred the 8.7 road clearance offered by the Forester. Intuitively, Mike understood this and asked me if I wanted to drive the Outback. Much to my surprise, i liked how it drove, interior and road clearance worked also. Being seniors, we did have a budget and finally came to an agreement that fit our budget and I purchased the 2018 Outback Subaru. Additionally, he also spent all the time I needed when reviewing the features of my vehicle when I picked it up. Beyond satisfied with the entire Subaru experience. Ask for Mike when it is your turn to purchase a Subaru. He is patient, knowledgeable, makes you feel comfortable, interested in what you want, and if it takes hours to find you the perfect vehicle...he will! As you know the financing paperwork can be challenging and "painful". Kevin was great to work with and made the experience as painless as possible...he was friendly and personable. Both Mike and Kevin were awesome.