great car with good price!
November 6, 2018
When my 10-year old Kia Rondo started giving issues, I thought it’s time to upgrade to a reliable, 3-rows SUV from a reputed Car company. My research end up with few – Toyota Highlander, Acura MDX, Honda Pilot ad Mazda CX-9 but came across VW Atlas (thru’ a friend). So I spent more time and researched /compared the features. The things stick out was 6 yrs/72K pumper-pumper warranty (no other comparable SUVs come with that), safety and of course price range.
So finally decided to test-drive and walked in to a local VM dealer. The SUV looked great and premium indeed. I test drove on local streets and also couple of miles on highway. Driving was very smooth and the wheel surprisingly easy to navigate for the size of the SUV. Also, the last row can seat 2 adults comfortably (as against smaller leg space on other comparable models). So I made up my mind-this is the car for me. So, I got a quote and also talked to few other local dealers.
I talked to David Wilson from Crown Automotive from Lawrence and he told me about some great deals beating all other quotes. He explained few things regarding my questions on Extended warranty offers and there’s no pressure to buy. He offered some good deals from the stock model and after getting conformation for my expected price range, I just went there. The dealership is at a great location and the staff welcoming. The car was ready washed and cleaned. David could make it happen – my expected price and I am happy with the way the negotiation went through. I was able to finance thru’ VM for a great low rate and zero down. David took time to explain all the feature and the safety things.
My previous experience with buying a new car was stressful with the sales person running back and forth to the manager with different quotes. But this was really easy and I got what I wanted!
We went for a road trip to St .Louis this week end and the drive was great and smooth. I have lower back pain and normally get it during couple of hours of drive but this time I don’t have any. My wife and 2 boys love the car. I am still adjusting my driving as this is my biggest car yet!
I would really recommend VW Atlas if you are planning to get 3-rows full size SUV and also Crown Automobile for great price if you are around KC metro.