It certainly felt strange to purchase a Ford (Focus ST) from a Mazda dealership, but we are so glad we did! Mark had the vehicle ready for us to test drive and gave us all the time we needed in the world with it. Zach from the parts dept came out and talked through all of the components of the car from bumper to bumper. To be honest, we were planning on sleeping on the purchase, but after a couple hours with the car and with the folks at North End Mazda, it was clear that 1) this was the car and 2) we didn't want to buy it from anyone else. (Oh, and the price was extremely fair.)
Collette from finance is hilariously hard-working, replying to our emails on weekends, price shopping for our auto loan, and ended up getting us an APR lower than we even expected (from my own bank!)
The fact that they have a full-service repair shop capable of handling cars from Mazda or otherwise was a huge benefit and they happily replaced a few small parts here and there for us and topped us off with fluids and gas. They also guarantee used vehicles for 30 days and continue to be on the ball about any questions or issues that may arise after sale.
Whether it's a new Mazda or a used car from any manufacturer, we wouldn't hesitate to purchase again from North End Mazda.