I was looking for a used car and after a few days of news papers, Wheeler Dealer type mags, and then online, i found a few cars to go look at.
Bertera Chevy in Palmer was my 3rd stop.
as soon as you walk in the front door you are greeted by a very friendly young lady who will direct you where ever you need to go.
i wanted to see a car and see found me Donald Vogel. Donald was pretty straight forward, relaxed and not threatening in any way, he was able to get the car i wanted to see and we looked it over and turns out it needed a jump. Like a well rehearsed orchestra a portable booster pack was deployed and in almost no time we are out taking a ride. Donald was very good about pointing out a few thing that i have never seen before in a car, such as the extended info on the driver information center, we took what i felt was a well plan extended ride that brought us right back to Bertera.
Don noticed that the passenger mirror was missing and would easily be replaced before the sale. i knew for the first time since 1985, i would need financial assistance with this purchase. Don asked me a few question like what kind of down payment and how much of a monthly payment i was looking for.
Don was very helpful in getting some basic information together and then he brought over one of the financial people and we were about to get a car loan. nice touch letting know what my credit score was, i was feeling good after that.
we agreed on a sale price and then we signed for a car loan.
this was a Sunday, and then on Tuesday afternoon i had my car. Bertera wanted to do their clean up and they also replaced teh batery and i did not expect that, Don told me they just did not want to worry about something so small, but could be quite inconvenient if something went wrong.
Bertera did all the registration and insurance paperwork and running around. that too was a first for me.
now this was a used car with reason miles, 79K, when i got it home and over a couple days i noticed a few things, the rear defrost did not work, there is a short in the wiring, so i fixed that, there is a clicking sound on the passenger side from the fresh air vent, so i fixed that, ok, that one took a couple hours and was very tight ti get to. the passenger door speaker works when it wants too, and the rear passenger speaker is blown and i will replace that my next day off, the door speaker i am still chasing it down, the driver door leaks when it rains, i have a new trim piece coming shortly.
for some people these might be annoying things that should bring you back to the dealer, but it is a 2006, and they are easily repairable when time permits, although the door speaker has me baffled
i have to say i would and have told my friends how nice and easy going Bertera Chevy was. the folks were very nice, consider the 2 places i stopped to look at a car before Bertera, these guys have a good thing going, i like that i could just ask questions, and all the people i meat talked to me like a person or your neighbor and did come on like a typical phoney, hiding something or pushy sales team.
even you don't but here, you will feel like they took the to help you and not like you are a bother.
FYI, they even sent me a calender with a picture of me after i took delivery of the car.
i like i calender, the car photographs well, can't say the same for me......
they did ask if they could put the photo on Facebook and i said no.
its a personal choice, just don't do social media, prefer to keep my computers safe
well thanks for reading
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