I can't believe I am writing a good review for a car salesman, for those of you who don't know me, I hate this breed of human and have, on multiple occasions, walked out of a dealership due to how pushy they get. Just ask the Chevy dealer across the street.This review is for buying a CMAX energi with Captain. we got SUPER lucky and found Captain on our last go round and I have to say he is the best car salesman I have ever met. Just outstanding. Actually, he may be the best salesman I have ever met, in the, best to work with from a customer perspective. Why Captain is fantastic and you should ask for him by name:Does not pressure you: This is huge, he never pushed us. We went and drove some cars and he asked for all our info as they do. He was so nice and laid back I actually gave it to him. He did stay in touch, but never in a creepy way. Just checked if we had questions. If I told him we needed a few weeks, he didn't write for a few weeks. He did follow-up after that time but I know had I told him not to write me anymore, he would have respected that as he did all my other requests. Also, I told him I don't like phone calls and he never called, just texts. So again, he listens and communicates how you want him to.Super accommodating: We were buying a car because we are expecting a little one. I used to have a mini, and I loved that car. It was kind of unnatural how much I loved that car. In an effort to keep it, we decided to try and put a car seat in the back to be 100% certain I couldn't keep it. That was about as hilarious and sad as you can imagine. Needless to say, a 6'1'' husband and a car seat don't both fit in the mini. I had a mild freak out moment at this news and we actually called Captain and asked if we could go measure the CMAX. We weren't gonna buy it yet, but we wanted another look at it. He said yes and not only that, but he took out the car seat from his own car and attached it to the CMAX so we could see how it looked. He even showed us how it works attaching it. We didn't buy the car that day and he didn't push us to. Just gave us the info we needed.Helped us find the car we wanted:We actually went in looking for the small SUV (Escape) and were loving it. My husband started asking about gas mileage and when he saw how important that was to him he suggested the CMax. That turned out to be the best car for us. He could have pushed us and pressured us into the Escape, it would have been easy, but no, he took the extra time, knowing we weren't buying that day, to go on another test drive with us.Personality:Ok, he's just a funny guy. On top of not pushing you, he listens and has a great sense of humor. If you gotta be stuck in a car with a guy for 20 minutes at a time, this is a good one to be stuck with.this was the easiest we have ever had. They got us a decent deal and great financing so we are happy with how it went down. One thing that's useful to note, if you buy at the end of the month on a month where they need to sell cars to make a quota, you get a better deal, that's just how it goes, buy at the end of the month.Overall, Captain is awesome, if I ever need a car and it's a Ford, I'm calling him. Other salesmen here are not as cool, so before you go, call an ask for an apt with him.
08/09/2017First National Fleet & Lease
I know nothing about cars, have embarrassingly bad credit (I'm working on it) and was beyond nervous about buying a car, but my experience with first national could not have been better. I drove home that same day in a 2013 ford escape with the option to get it inspected before anything was finalized. My mechanic indicated it was a solid vehicle with a slight alignment issue. The dealership fixed the alignment issue, and I drove away happy. 6 months later, every novice car buyers worst nightmare. Odd noises and weird handling out of the blue. I take it in, and they tell me it comes back to the original alignment issue. I called the dealership very upset but after half a year I was honestly expecting to be told to suck it up and deal with it- I had bought a used vehicle and it's buyers beware in most car lots in america, after all. Instead John Yang (sp?) personally handled my call, told me they'd investigate, and reached out to Les Schwab on my behalf. Upon follow up, he told me they're talking care of the full repair on their account, got my finish date moved up a full week, and was a consummate professional through and through. I think the real mark of a company is how it stands behind its work, and I've been beyond pleased with how First National has stood behind the car they sold me.
02/19/2016First National Fleet & Lease
I came in looking at one car, but Toby showed me something that was not only better, but newer and with less miles. He and the manager dd everything they could to make sure that I drove away in something that would work for me, be dependable, and be within my budget. I was a little stressed about having to finance a car, but they worked so that it was manageable and easy. As a student, I have a budget that I must stick to, and all I had to do was explain what my concerns were and they worked with me. I'm so glad I came here instead of going all the way to Tacoma!