My 2011 MINI Cooper S finally bit the dust this week and I wasn't expecting it; it left me stranded in rush hour, took several hours for a tow to show up, and I was hours late for work. On top of that, there is a nationwide shortage of vehicles simply because there are no new computer chips available (just my luck). So stress on stress, but my Motoring Advisor (read, salesman) Edio Alarcon, took my frustrations and stress in stride and found me a car that I was happy with.
He worked with me the first day to get me home after my former baby died (financially speaking - thousands to repair) (LOVED that car!) by providing me with a very hard-to-get loaner (that computer chip thing) while they retrieved the chosen replacement from another dealer, and bent over backward the next day to get tags transferred (rusty screws), clean my old floor mats, getting down to check under the seats for any 'lost' items, let me take over his computer to check out other accessories, working with parts/service to get me a discount, etc., etc.... all the stuff that should be done, but is often left to the customer. All this made him miss lunch and then he was right back to work helping another couple.
The sales manager, Giles Bibic, stopped by several times to ensure I was happy and that things were going well. He was pleasant, treated me with respect, and didn't try any high-pressure salesmanship. I really enjoyed my interactions with Nick Kuhar in Finance, too - he gave me the basic recommendations, listened to what I wanted, wasn't pushy.... overall a really pleasant experience for a change - not so much on previous car purchases where finance is where you usually get a LOT of pressure to buy extras.
I've been a service customer here for a few years and am very happy with the service department. It only made sense to buy from them, as cars/owners spend more of their time interacting with the service department than with the sales team. ALL sections of the dealership have come through for me. Highly recommend both Edio and Passport MINI of Montgomery County.