Our City Online

Messageboard - Shopping

NOTE: You are viewing an archived version of the Columbus Underground forums/messageboard. As of 05/22/16 they have been closed to new comments and replies, but will remain accessible for archived searches and reference. For more information CLICK HERE

Best Used Car Dealers in Columbus

Home Forums General Columbus Discussion Shopping Best Used Car Dealers in Columbus

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 79 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #348491

    i’d stay away from ricart too. i had a very bad personal experience with them.

    my family bought several used cars from gahanna auto on mill street in gahanna and were always happy with them…

    #348492

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    Also had a bad experience with Ricart. They’re stealin!

    OP, I would recommend buying from a private party if you can. As long as you have the car checked out by a mechanic and run a carfax, you’ll eliminate the middleman and both parties come away winners.

    #348493

    agtw31
    Member

    i wouldn’t be surpised if the OP has not already been deluged with pm’s from dealers.
    or at least people looking to make a bird dog fee.

    #348494

    Brant
    Participant

    Lakee911 wrote >>

    Jimbo Jones wrote >>
    Ricart?

    Corrupt.

    +1

    #348495

    LBOWACC
    Member

    Lexus of dublin or easton. I have bought 2 used cars from them, and lexus treats you like you bought a brand new 80k car when you go in for service.

    #348496

    I helped my dad pick out a new car last year, it was a low miles 05 Honda Accord. We also chose to use Immke. Great place, honestly.

    I do believe that they sell brands other than Honda in their pre-owned lot.

    #348497

    agtw31
    Member

    LBOWACC wrote >>
    Lexus of dublin or easton. I have bought 2 used cars from them, and lexus treats you like you bought a brand new 80k car when you go in for service.

    Lexus’s customer service literally forced Acura to totally overhaul their customer service in the early 90’s.
    Acura was sending sales and service reps to Newport Beach,California to take courses on handling customers professionally and courteously.

    their instructor was a former Lexus service manager.

    #348498

    LBOWACC
    Member

    agtw31 wrote >>

    LBOWACC wrote >>
    Lexus of dublin or easton. I have bought 2 used cars from them, and lexus treats you like you bought a brand new 80k car when you go in for service.

    Lexus’s customer service literally forced Acura to totally overhaul their customer service in the early 90’s.
    Acura was sending sales and service reps to Newport Beach,California to take courses on handling customers professionally and courteously.
    their instructor was a former Lexus service manager.

    I believe it. I have also owned an acura, though it was purchase new in toledo, and serviced there. There is no comparisson between the service you get for a brand new acura tl, and a 5 year old lexus. the service alone would make me purchase the used car.

    When i get my next new car this fall i will probably lease though, no question it will be from lexus though.

    #348499

    LBOWACC
    Member

    I will also say a friend of mine had good experience with that used car lot of foreign cars on west 5th. They tend to sell bmw, mercedes, etc. I will say when i went with him the guys seemed shady, and i wouldnt trust a car from there, but he never had any problems.

    #348500

    agtw31
    Member

    Columbus Acura still blows,service wise.

    service guy told my g/f a barefaced lie about her RSX,and got caught.

    Acura called her about her service experience,and she tore them a new ass.

    she doesnt have to worry about paying for an oil change any more.

    #348501

    cory
    Member

    agtw31 wrote >>

    cory wrote >>
    I worked in the car sales business for about a year before I started working with CU. Aaron Nadalson or Greg Gee at Toyata Direct on Morse Rd are two great guys. They are both very knowlegable, easy to get along with, and no pressure type of guys (Although Greg is a little A.D.D!) You can check out some of the pre-owned inventory online @ http://toyotadirect.com/used-inventory/index.htm?reset=InventoryListing

    i suggest looking on ebay locally,or maybe in Cleveland and Cincinnatti.
    there is no such thing as a good used car dealer.they will all try to rape you on your trade-in,and waste 4 hours of your time,trying that lame fast track sales pitch.
    couple years ago,i went with a friend from Franklin,Ohio to toyota direct to purchase a used minivan.he already spoke to the salesperson and had set an appointment for the car to be seen.
    my friend was trading in a $500 POS.he told the salesperson he wanted $600 on trade.
    these idiots spent a half hour beating on my friend,offering $300 for his trade.
    i told my friend to get up,and let’s just leave.
    the next day,the same asshole saleperson from toyota direct called him,and told him he’d give the $600 on trade.
    what a moron.

    It’s true, it’s a pain in the ass dicking with people. The fact is that when you walk onto a lot and want to try to get them to discount their car, you are asking them to let go of money from the store’s bottom line, and b) asking them to take less on the salesperson’s paycheck. Honestly, I couldn’t see $300 on a trade that they are just going to take to the auction stop them from putting a deal together. A lot of the times it just depends on the manager. The sales person’s job is to make people understand the company’s point of view and still pretend to be on your side!

    #348502

    Parker
    Participant

    Someone said not to buy on Craigslist, why? How is this different than a private party sale? I’m not trying to argue for it – I genuinely would like to know the cons of cars on Craigslist because I see a lot of them advertised but have not taken the time to make a call.

    What do people think about these dealerships that have a “lot price” and a (usually) cheaper “internet price”?

    #348503

    agtw31
    Member

    cory wrote >>

    It’s true, it’s a pain in the ass dicking with people. The fact is that when you walk onto a lot and want to try to get them to discount their car, you are asking them to let go of money from the store’s bottom line, and b) asking them to take less on the salesperson’s paycheck. Honestly, I couldn’t see $300 on a trade that they are just going to take to the auction stop them from putting a deal together. A lot of the times it just depends on the manager. The sales person’s job is to make people understand the company’s point of view and still pretend to be on your side!

    a salesperson’s job is to sell a frigging car.if a salesperson is explaining the dealer’s point of view,he’s not doing his job.

    as for the car for sale,that was the ridiculous part,we never even got to the actual price of the vehicle he was interested in.

    after the sales manager and salesperson went for a ride and ran the crap out of his trade-in(they all do this),the sales person comes back and went straight after his trade-in,and just would not STFU about it.

    as for knocking down the price of the car,it’s a fact used vehicles sold by a dealer have as high as 50% markup.

    most large dealerships have buyers that go to auctions and buy the inventory for the dealer.

    dealers do not put trade-ins on the lot,unless they are nice,or they stole the trade in from the buyer.

    used cars are where dealers really make their money.they crush people on used cars,lots of profit there.

    selling new cars is just job security for the service and parts dept.which is income for the dealership,as well

    btw,dealers don’t take trade-ins to an auction,that’s a waste of time and money.
    they are sold to wholesalers who flip them at auctions or on ebay,craigslist,or they have a buy here/pay here lot they sell the junkers at.

    Parker wrote >>
    Someone said not to buy on Craigslist, why? How is this different than a private party sale? I’m not trying to argue for it – I genuinely would like to know the cons of cars on Craigslist because I see a lot of them advertised but have not taken the time to make a call.
    What do people think about these dealerships that have a “lot price” and a (usually) cheaper “internet price”?

    nothing wrong with buying a car on Craigslist,you just need to know what to look for on a car,and never go see a car where you’re not familiar with the surroundings.
    i always tell people to meet me at a police substation to check out a car.

    as for internet sales from a dealer,there is no difference in price,it’s all dealer bullshit.

    #348504

    columbusfoodie
    Participant

    Now, I’m not a Christian, but I have to heartily recommend Miracle Motor Mart on Morse Rd.

    Back in 2005, I had a windfall, and decided to buy a car for my sister who has 3 kids and had a car that was quite literally dangerous to drive. When I told them the story of what I was doing, they took $3,000 off the price of the car (which brought the price of it well below blue book value) and just told me to pay it forward.

    They were so upfront and fair in their dealings, and the car worked well for quite a while (she got a new one this past year), and they still have it as a backup vehicle with no need for repairs other than regular maintenance. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from them again, if I were in the market for a used car.

    #348505

    agtw31
    Member

    as long as you were satisfied,that’s all that matters.

Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 79 total)

The forum ‘Shopping’ is closed to new topics and replies.

The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION