Easiest used car purchase EVER!
November 6, 2018
Our purchase was a straight walk-on. We drove down to CT from VT to look at a car at another lot. We were disappointed with what we saw, so we drove a little further until we came across the Shamrock Cars lot. The cars were all immaculate, all sporting easily read price, year and mileage stickers, on a clean and accessible lot. After wandering around a bit and looking at candidates in our price range, we went inside and were warmly greeted by the staff. Not to mention handing us two Shamrock Motors sweatshirts and two t-shirts just for coming in!
We were handed the key and told to "bring it up front" if we wanted to test drive it. After a quick copy of our drivers' licenses, we took it for a spin.
We decided we wanted to try another vehicle, same process, painless and quick. Upon returning with the second car, we decided we wanted it. Due to some financial requirements on our part, we had to return a couple of days later to pick it up.
A couple of emails back and forth finished up our transaction, and a couple of concerns we had with the vehicle were taken care of in a matter of hours. We drove back to pick up our SUV and seal the deal. I think we were there a total of a 1/2 hour finishing the paperwork. They even filled out a Vermont registration form for us! The vehicle was fully gassed up, detailed inside and out, and ready for us when we were done.
We've purchased several new and used cars over the years, and this was by FAR the most painless purchase either of us have ever experienced. Posters and stickers in the uncluttered and clean sales office notify prospective customers that with internet search engines and multiple dealers in the area, the prices shown are "what you see is what you pay", so there's no haggling and no hassle.
The 90 mile drive was more than worth it, and we've already planned on going back next year to upgrade another of our vehicles.