Mark Kia of Scottsdale was an unexpected gem.
I HATE car dealerships. HATE them. I’m the kind of car shopper who wants to wander around a car lot unbothered, without feeling like someone is jumping on me and forcing me to choose a car.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stopped because I see a car I’m interested in, and the behavior of the salesmen literally DRIVES ME AWAY.
That is the OPPOSITE of what happened at Mark Kia. There was a car I’d seen online in their used inventory, a pre-owned Cadenza Technology, beautiful car, great price. Lo and behold I contacted JD Main, one of their sales reps, and asked him if it was still available etc. we made an appointment t for me to come see him the following day after work.
JD stayed in contact with me, not pushy at all, just verifying our appointment the day of, and even sending me a google maps link because they’re a little tricky to find. When I got to the dealership I was taken aback by their IMPRESSIVE collection of used and new vehicles….including everything from the Raptor to the Trackhawk to Lexus and even Tesla. So, of course, I let him know via text that I’d arrived but wanted to wander around a bit and see the options available. Unlike most “vulture” salesmen he totally just hung back and waited patiently for me to come to him and tell him I was ready. Except, of course, when he brought out water to combat the AZ heat.
Needless to say…letting me breathe was the way to go, because I actually ended up purchasing that Cadenza the following day. His follow up was great, he helped me get in with the finance guy on good terms that outdid the credit union preapproval that I’d walked in with. JD IS GREAT. Promote that guy.
Seriously. He made a believer out of me. And I LOVE my new car.