My Review Of Lexus Of Clearwater:
‘Considering buying a car online?
I was looking for a difficult to find car, and had strict criteria of what I wanted, making the search more challenging. It was a 2006 BMW M3 Convertible, triple black, with the beautiful 19” machined aluminum wheels with a certain mileage and price. Even within a 500 mile radius of where I live, I had only found three possibilities and they were quickly sold before I had the chance to see them.
I had thought I had found the car online at Lexus of Clearwater, but the listing was so new that there were no photos to view. Anxious to learn more, I called the next morning and learned that the car had just been taken is as a trade and was going through service and detailing. I was thrilled to have gotten to this listing so early in the process. This car could fit the bill, and although I live in Jacksonville 175 miles away, I was ready to make the trip if the details panned out.
Brandon Bayer, the online representative sent me several photos within one hour of my request, and even sent a few more. Brandon took close up and such detailed photos, I pretty much knew what kind of shape the car was in. And as to any other inquiries I had, he quickly found the answers; this guy is on the ball. And it turned out, this was the car!
That evening I received an email offer on the M3. I deliberated, and the next day, made a counter offer on the price, down payment and monthly payment/interest rate. Very shortly, I got an acceptance on my overall terms, and made plans to drive to Clearwater the following day. When I arrived, I was greeted by a friendly staff, all willing to lend assistance and help me find where I needed to go.
The M3 convertible was waiting indoors, ready and detailed to the nth degree, it was a real beauty. Brandon was professional, personable, and accommodating to any questions I had and we exchanged stories of past cars, in a relaxed upscale atmosphere. He also gave me a short tutorial on the SMG transmission on the M3, which came in handy on the test drive. I was not disappointed, what a car! Well, I was sold.
Brandon then introduced me to the finance manager Kevin Crosby, who drew up the paper work in short order. Everything was in line and Kevin explained all the options available to me and let me make the decision, as opposed to “selling” me on them, no pressure at all. Again, this was another relaxed, great experience, in what can easily be stressful and pressurized.
So, I have the car and I am thrilled. I got the car for the price, the terms, the rate I wanted, all online. The trip to Lexus of Clearwater was simply to confirm the condition of the car and finalize the paperwork. Never has buying a car been so easy, and even fun (imagine that!). My experience with Brandon and Kevin was truly a pleasure and I would highly recommend them and this dealership to anyone looking for a new or used vehicle, either in town or online. This was an absolute first rate experience. Thank you, Brandon and Kevin!
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