I went into Hodges Mazda this past Saturday after
visiting five other dealerships and being disappointed with both the selection and the customer service. I had no intention of buying a Mazda, but I
visiting five other dealerships and being disappointed with both the selection and the customer service. I had no intention of buying a Mazda, but I thought they might have some other used car inventory to look at (and a few friends recommended Hodges). We were immediately warmly greeted by Preston Duffey. He was patient with us as he heard what we were looking for. We considered a few other options, but then he gently asked us if we had ever considered a Mazda. To be honest, no. But when we explained that we were looking for a reliable car, didn't want to pay luxury car prices, and wanted something that would be manageable for repair prices, but also fit our family needs, he said, well, that's Mazda. After showing us some reports and reviews, we were willing to look at some vehicles. We were especially interested in a 3rd row SUV. We had already seen Toyota Highlanders, Honda Pilots, Ford Explorers, and Nissan Pathfinders that day. But when we saw the Mazda CX-9 we were pleasantly surprised to say the least! Not only did it have comparable if not better interior space as these other models, but it also was very sleek looking. And for basically the same price range as these other vehicles we were able to get a newer version with less mileage. We checked with a few trusted friends and were surprised to find out how many people we knew who owned Mazdas, and were very pleased with them. Our sales consultant, Preston, was very patient, extremely knowledgeable, and eminently helpful before, during, and even after the purchase of the vehicle. We also got to know Drew Woods, the Pre-owned Car Manager, and we were convinced that this was the dealership we wanted to do business with. Even if we found a similar price on the same vehicle somewhere else, we decided that we liked Hodges Mazda, the people there, and the values they held and reflected in their company, that we wanted to keep working with them. In fact, for my wife's Toyota, we are going to stop going to our Toyota dealership for her maintenance and come to Hodges Mazda from now on. All that to say, I highly recommend Hodges Mazda, I love my car, and I loved working with Preston and Drew. I look forward to seeing both of them again the next time I'm at the dealership.