I DREADED having to car shop for a new-to-me vehicle because of previous negative experiences with hard-selling, not-always-honest car dealers. Thus, armed with more-than-healthy skepticism and general distrust, I girded my emotional loins in anticipation of relentless salesmen and hard sales tactics, and moved forward into "Car Buyer's Purgatory." I know – not exactly a positive attitude.
The first (and last) place I visited was Mid Valley Ford in Dallas, having been attracted by a Ford Focus I noticed on their lot when driving by. Upon entering the dealership, I was most pleasantly surprised by the open, easy, and comfortable feel of the physical environment, and by the fact that I wasn't immediately set upon by vipers. :) After affording me a little time to look around, a very nice young salesman greeted me and made himself available to answer any questions I might have. I told him of my interest in the Ford Focus, and he responded to all of my inquiries in a calm and incredibly knowledgeable manner. He was genuinely interested in helping me find what "I" wanted without any pressure. Choirs of angels sang in my head!
Arrangements were made, a price was negotiated, and the following day, I returned with ID, proof of insurance, and payment option. After sitting comfortably for a short time while applicable paperwork was prepared on my behalf, I signed on all the dotted lines, and devoid of any trauma, drove away in my new-to-me Ford Focus – and I LOVE it! Thank you, Mid Valley Ford, for the excellent buying experience, and for renewing my faith in Ford dealerships!