As a young business owner and ex-auto dealer, who has purchased over 55 cars in 18 years, with a average of 50000 driving miles a year, I have seen and heard almost everything. It was nice to get a call form David Bagby in regards to the Taurus SHO, I built online @ 2am in the morning. What's interesting is, I didn't expect to hear form anyone until Monday, but today is Saturday. I explained to him that I have very high expectations of after the sale services and the reason for this is do to the fact I own very high end car such as the Audi A8L and the a Lexus LS460 and these car dealer have raised the bar for every other car dealer when it come to service. Grant it the SHO isn't a 65,000.00 Audi A8L but it is a suggested retail of $43,000 when I finish the spec. further more I'm spending my money. Years back I bought a car from Tommy Vaughn Ford and I had no problem with them at all. I called about a coolant leak I had one Monday and schedule to bring the car in later that day, which I did. Tuesday I got a call and the service adviser gave me the information as to what the technician had found (grant it he had no idea I was a Automotive Tech also) and I had already checked to see what was leaking. However he told me the lower radiator hose was bad and they would replace both upper and lower hoses and the thermostat as well a flush the coolant system as preventative maintenance. Car a getting more expensive and the service,experience and environment should be invigorating as spending $60,000.00 on a F350 or $40,000.00 on a Taurus. In order to understand what price you might expect to pay for your next car, you must first understand how new car pricing really works. As you know, pricing is very important whether you lease or buy.Different customers can pay widely different prices for the same car, at the same dealer, on the same day — depending on each customer's knowledge of how car pricing works. New car dealers expect most customers to negotiate price. Unfortunately, negotiating is not easy. Buying a new car is more like haggling for a donkey in Marrakech than buying a refrigerator at Sears.Dealers are able to quickly spot customers who don't have the knowledge to negotiate well. Knowledge is key.Let's take a look at how dealer pricing works.Manufacturer's Suggested Retail PriceFirst, for new cars, automobile manufacturers decide the retail price that will be set on each model, each model variation ("trim"), and each option. Combined, these prices become the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). These prices can change from year to year for the same models, or can even change one or more times during a model year.The price shown on the vehicle's attached window sticker. There will also be additional charges for transport and preparation ("destination charge"), and distributor/dealer installed options. These charges are not technically part of the MSRP, but are part of what you pay.Notice that the "S" in MSRP is short for "suggested," meaning that a vehicle's sticker price in only a recommended price. A dealer is perfectly free to charge more or less if he chooses. For hot-selling new vehicles in high demand, selling prices can easily be higher than sticker price. For slow selling vehicles in good supply, selling prices will almost always be less than sticker price.Vehicle MSRP and invoice prices can be found at Edmunds.com.
Mayco Automotive Performance
I took my ten-year-old BMW to this auto shop after a series of discouraging (and costly) experiences elsewhere, that started with an oil change and a naive request for a routine check-up at a supposedly specialized shop in my neighborhood in Sugar Land. I was already prepared to ditch my car and get a newer one, if asked again for thousands of dollars to take care of the growing list of potential issues affecting it. The service I got here however was exactly what I wished for: qualified, effective, honest, and reasonably priced. Some of the mechanics at this Mayco are very knowledgeable about BMWs, in fact they routinely fix and recondition such cars for racing competitions--just visit the shop and chances are you will witness one or two M3s race cars being worked on.To cut it short, I will just re-emphasize that I am very satisfied with the quality of the service received, and the price paid for it (only a few hundreds). Now I know exactly where to take my car when it needs a mechanic's attention. This rekindled my hope of keeping it for a few more years.
Texas Car Stereo & Texas Electronics
A lot of the guys from my school go to Texas Car Stereo.. and they all said it was pretty good. So on my way to the store me and my friend actually got in a little crash. But there was only damage to my front bumper, none to the other guys truck. Once i made it to the store i showed the manager what i just did to my bumper, and he said they could order one and replace it, which they did! They didn t even make me pay for it until they had it all done, which was really good for me. I had originally gone there to get some new tires because mine were blad, and i got some new ones for not much! And i got window tinting to, the viper one which is like life time warranty so it was worth the couple extra bucks and its nicer too! The sales guy Alex helped me out because i didnt know what i was looking for at all.. They were all really nice, the dropped me off at west oaks mall and picking me and my friend back up when they finished!! Seriously best first experience at a car store. And they had so much stuff!
Christina, Thank You very much for facilitating my trade-in and purchase visit today. David helped me picked out a really nice 2013 that was right up my alley. Michael, it was nice meeting you as well…it’s great to see an operation working as a team – that is how I run my crew! I want to make sure that Christina is also compensated on my deal – I mean that sincerely. She was the only reason I chose to visit Tommie Vaughn, instead of the other 15 dealerships who were calling/emailing me. She was courteous and kind on the telephone, and most of all, punctual with responding to my requests. She must be rewarded for her hard work. David did a great job in helping me select the right vehicle for me – he was quick and honest – which is what I like. I’ll be happy to refer any friends/family by way of your team at Tommie Vaughn if I know someone is looking for a Ford, or a used car you have on your lot. Jon Paul Castorena Houston, TX
Velo Autosports - Gustavo Andrade
In response to chebert111. First of all, you asked if we can get your factory hids checked on your 2003 BMW, after a quick check (free) we agreed that it would be more cost effective to replace your factory hids to aftermarket. Your total came out to about $300 to $400 with parts/labor and some additional work. Then you asked us if we can finance your ticket and we told you that we have a third party company that require some personal informacion about you and your finances. You did not get approved and we told you about it and that was the reason we could not performed the ageed project at the agreed schedule. At the same time, our staff offered to perform the work only of you pay yourself instead of financing the ticket, we never asked you for cash, we do accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash and in some cases personal checks.
Texas Radiators and Mufflers
The service was GREAT! Very professional, courteous and fast. The service area, partially visible from the waiting room, appears sparkling clean. The service itself was excellent, with certain extra items suggested with no high-pressure to purchase. A request for an estimate was given in minutes; it was reasonable...and, again, there ws no pressure to purchase. The waiting room itself is extremely clean and comfortable (it's obvious that special care is even taken with the reading materials, since they are in great condiiton, Operations Manager (CHRIS), could not have been more courteous or kind. Even the young service rep who brought my car around when it was ready was friendly and even complimentary about my messy little car. All in all, the best automotive service experience i've had in many a year!