My Review Of Damerow Ford:
I just bought a new Focus Hatchback from Dale Monahan. I had come close to purchasing the vehicle at a different dealership over Labor Day, but had just moved into town and hadn't quite completed setting up my new credit union account and transferring money. When I indicated that I would need to wait a few days for those things to happen, I felt pushed and pressured -- as if I wouldn't be able to get a decent price if I didn't buy before midnight on Labor Day. That type of approach doesn't work with me at all. I hadn't bought a new car in 13 years, so it was not only important that I get the car I wanted, but that I also feel good about the experience. I had done my research before I went into Damerow and saw Dale and had gotten multiple quotes from him and other dealerships in the region. I knew what other places were selling the car for and Damerow offered the best price. Driving different cars and shopping via the internet before you go in to make a deal is the only way to go. I spent less than 90 minutes at the dealership and that included the final test drive, financing paperwork and time spent looking for the color vehicle I wanted at other locations since Damerow didn't have it in stock. When I told Dale what I wanted, he actually listened to me (what a concept!). He did not try to push me into a more expensive vehicle or pressure me in any way. Dale may be in the business of selling cars, but he doesn't come off as a typical salesman -- no song and dance, hiding the ball or fakey friendliness. Just straightforward and helpful. I appreciate that approach. When the car came in last night he stayed late to accommodate my schedule and spent time walking me through all the features on the car. Even though the deal is done, I feel confident that Dale will assist me if I have any additional questions or issues. This was not a big sale for him (under 20K), but it was a big purchase for me. Many dealerships tout themselves as offering no-pressure sales, but I actually found that to be the case in my experience with Damerow.
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