When I first learned that Kendall had purchased Edmark, I knew that it was potentially going to be a bad thing. And it was. But it's much worse than I imagined. From sales to service, Kendall has ruined it all. This is my story...
SERVICE: My truck displayed a check engine light and put itself into low power mode one early morning on the way to work. Low power mode forced me to clear the light to get the truck the rest of the way to work. Upon arrival at the Kendall Service Dept. they were unable to pull a code for the engine light and ended up replacing a $900 motor mount, assuring me that would fix my problem. It didn't. Two days later it happened all over again.
Rather than fix it, I chose to sell. And when I was cleaning out my truck for the sale I discovered some recall paperwork that was sent to me in the past that I simply needed to keep in case this exact problem ever developed. It did, obviously, and the letter arrived so long ago that I didn't remember it. And neither did the service dept..
So I spent $900 on a repair that I didn't need. And when I called to try and make this right they couldn't be bothered to take my call.
SALES: This place used to pride itself on straight-forward deals with no hassle or negotiations. This is your price, take it or leave it. Not always the best way to buy a car, but sometimes you just don't have time to play the game that comes with car buying. Except now they tell you that's the policy, and the games go on anyway, making it the worst possible way to buy a car.
In my case, I simply wanted the price for my trade that the Kelley Blue Book said I deserved. Not the high price, just the fair price. And they came in low. So I reiterated that I simply wanted the fair price that the book publishes, and they actually went lower. And they never would put the price of the car that I was looking at into writing, so I moved on.
Long story short, I went down the street to Peterson Chevrolet where I was in and out in a couple of hours, I received the fair price for my trade that I was looking for without any hassle, and I got a fair price for the car that I was looking for. And you should do the same.
THE MORAL TO THIS STORY is simply this: Peterson Chevrolet, just a few miles down the road in Boise, will treat you fair and respect your time. And you can't run away from the criminals at Kendall Auto Mall fast enough. Lest you just want to hang around and let them mug you while distracting you with cookies. Caveat emptor.