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By: ecommtech
Tommie Vaughn Ford
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.
By: Alice M.
Mercedes-Benz of Houston North
Over time I have purchased several new vehicles. Recently I purchased my first Mercedes Benz. I work in a service oriented environment. I always strive to give excellent service. I also expect great service but am disappointed at times. I went to another local dealership to test drive different models. I can't say they acted like they were interested in me purchasing from them. The sales rep was constantly answering calls during the two test drives. He even said he might have to assist another client and I would have to wait. (I had a scheduled appt with him). My boyfriend advised me to go where he purchases all of his vehicles. I went out of my way in 1 hour traffic to Mercedes North. It was by far the BEST experience I've ever had. Totally worth it. My sales guy Jaja Anele and his partner Vernon Gatlin were fantastic. I have never seen such team work. They are true gentleman. They treated me like royalty. From the beginning to end and all the way around. I will make the drive and refer everyone I know that is in the market for a car to them. Donald Cyprian made the dreadful paperwork smooth and effortless. I give them 100+!!!!
By: michell7
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!
By: sarahhhjabali
Texas Car Stereo & Texas Electronics
All my friends told me to go here and on my way to the store i actually got in a little crash.. there was only damage to my car though. But once i got to the store i showed the manager the bumper, which had a pretty big dent in it. And they ordered me a brand new one and didn't even make me pay until they put it on like a week later! That was very helpful for me. Okay, but i had originally went there to fix my CD player. The had ruben fix it and it worked brand new! The people there were very nice and helpful. The sales guy Alex helped me pick out a car alarm that was in my price range, and i got the viper window tinting it has a lifetime warranty so i thought that it was worth the extra couple bucks there . I dropped my car off so i wasn't waiting there. They called me when it was ready! And it wasnt expensive at all! i went with some money and i still have some money! That made me kinda iffy though but everything turned out great for me! Thanks yall!
By: tommievaughnhouston
Tommie Vaughn Ford
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
By: chefkms1969
Houston Auto Spa
Ok, seriously! I have had my car washed hundreds of times in my life from the East coast to the West. I will not even say "for the money" it was the best deal, because it was better than anything I have paid for. I have a small SUV and got the "Executive wash" $28. If I didn't have a fender missing, it would look like new. It's a 2003 by the way. OK, bring a book or something. They are seriously understaffed, but you know it's great when you would go back anyway. Took almost an hour. I am all about quality and have never had a better experience. To top it off, the washers are super nice and courtious. Smiled, thanked me and wished me a great day! Even if you don't live exactly close, I would still recommend you make the drive! You will not believe my review until you experience it for yourself! By the way, I am a smoker, my truck is my work vehicle and I had not washed for about 5-6 months. CHECK IT OUT!
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By: Jennifer D.
Momentum Volvo
The only reason I am giving Momentum Volvo 5 stars is due to the absolute wonderful care and service provided by Keith and Julio in parts. Matthew in service was very kind however, Jonathan the "service manager" has no clue how to adequately do his job and should never be involved with any kind of customer interaction. His negligence and sheer audacity towards customer care has me wondering how he even got his position. If you are going to do any business with Volvo save yourself time and strife and go directly to Julio or Keith. They are PHENOMENAL and know how to do their jobs and that the customer's experience is a priority to them. Thank you, gentlemen for stepping up and going beyond for me in fixing the issues that arose. Note to management: seriously consider putting Jonathan in the back far away from customers, also, do not allow him to send emails when he is so inadequate at his job.
By: sl12971
Texas Car Stereo & Texas Electronics
They broke into my car and stoled my radio so i wanted a new radio and alarm system. I was on a budget but i still wanted to get something with good quality . I saw their craiglist ads so i called and got a quote. I live in rosenburg so it was a bit of a drive for me but i was willing to give them a try since they have good reviews here. I walked in and immidiatley i was attended by this guy named sam . He was very nice and he explained to me the different types of brand alarms and what functions they have. I needed something good but still affordable. I explained to him my situation and how they broke in my car and stoled my radio. He offered me a great deal if i included a radio in as well as the alarm and i just couldnt refuse. I was willing to ride my car without music but with that offer it was a no brainer for me. AWESOME STAFF...GREAT FACILITY.....
By: kelseyjones18
a2z Car Wash Houston
I went to their 918 West Alabama location...When I arrived, I was a little skeptical because it is not... well not as "nice" as some other places I have been. But let me just say, after my first car wash, they now have a lifelong customer. I purchased a Living Social with these guys. My voucher was for a simple car wash- no frills. After they were finished washing my car, a man came in and asked if I would like to add any extras such as vacuuming, etc but I declined. THEN I watched this guy go back out, shine my tires, clean my dashboard, AND vacuum my interior. I tried to tip him but he would not accept it. I will be going here as long as I own a car, you simply do not come across people like this anymore. They are so hardworking and do a fantastic job (the car looked amazing). Also there was no wait, it was all very fast and convenient.
By: Michael Z.
Superior USA Carwash
I come here at the least twice a week,I really love the New manager Steve(Name is on his shirt,hope he's not wearing someone elses shirt that day)He is always helpful,polite and just down right friendly!As for the inside,I really like the new blond cashire,she brings a bright new feel to the place,the other cashire...well I can't believe they keep her she is the most negative person I have ever met,twice I have been in there and had her either tell me personally or had to over hear her say how cheap the owner is,how she only makes $8.50 per hour after years of service and gets no lunch nor breaks(Witch is against the TWC laws)She has so much personal drama to talk about in the 3 minuets or so I am in there! It really makes me want to go else where!But the manager and the guys that detail my truch are AWESOME!!Always have a perfectly clean truck!
Tips & Advices
Depending on the part and its overall quality, a good amount of money can be saved by purchasing aftermarket parts versus OEM parts. But aftermarket parts that are low in price might also be lower in quality and could do more harm than good to your car, or they may need to be replaced more frequently than a more expensive counterpart. This could lead to saving some money in the short term, but spending more than anticipated in the long term.
The type of tires being purchased is the most significant determinant of their price. SUV tires are more costly than average car tires. And high-performance tires are more costly than economy grade tires. On average, standard tires for an average-sized vehicle are around $100 per tire. Standard tires for an SUV are around $150 and pick-up truck tires are about $200 on average. Some dealers offer discounts if purchasing more than one tire.
Car inspections typically take about an hour. However the wait time can be longer depending on how busy the shop is. Call ahead for an appointment to avoid long wait times.
Depending on the manufacturer, certain aftermarket parts can be just as reliable as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. But one item within a vehicle, like oil filters for instance, could have multiple manufacturers and there could be inconsistencies in quality among them.
Costs of replacing a windshield can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors:
  • Vehicle make and model
  • How much of the cost insurance will cover
  • Whether the windshield installers come to your location or you bring the vehicle to them
  • Standard service costs of the windshield installers
Generally, newer and higher-end vehicles cost more to have their windshields replaced because certain manufacturers use modified or proprietary glass types.

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