I waited 8 months after I paid in full for my 2000 Honda CR-V SE AWD to be sure I felt comfortable giving Merlin Motors my review here. Back in April, I rented a car, and drove through nearly every dealer from Saco to Westbrook; after spending days and a couple hundred dollars in car rental payments, a friend of mine asked if I had visited Merlin Motors on Forest Avenue, right here, in Portland. Well, "no", was my answer. So, right off, he showed me where to find them - actually, I knew where they were - I used to live over in the Woodfords Area, but they just slipped my mind. Saw a few cars, trucks and CR-V's that were in my $4-$6,000 price range, ended up settling on a nice white Honda CR-V, wrote the check, and drove off into the sunset. Marco, I believe, one of the owners, if not THE owner, was the nicest, most upstanding guy. He said, "You have a complete bumper to bumper warranty if anything happens - it's a used 13 year old car, and I don't want you to worry about anything going wrong". My first trip to Vermont, after going through the York Toll Plaza, the Honda started to cough; I freaked out, pulled into a parking lot, and called Marco. I didn't dare to drive it, because the engine light came on. It was Mother's Day weekend; I had to get to Vermont. There were no rentals anywhere, and Triple A would only tow me five miles - Marco immediately sent two employees with a Honda Odyssey for me to use for the weekend. There was nothing wrong with the Honda - they tuned it up just right, so when I got back to Maine, the light was out and it was running just fine. It never even needed a tow - they drove it back to Portland. My Honda just makes me happier every day; it even runs better than I really expected, for a 13 year old vehicle. I really like these guys, and when I checked the Blue Book pricing, they gave me a price I know was below what they could have gotten. They saved my Mother's Day for Mom, they sold me a car with no surprises, and they did everything they said they would. I love these people, I will go back, and I recommend you check them out for a good used car. These people go above and beyond what I could ever expect. Thanks, Marco!
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