I have just leased my 4th Subaru vehicle. I have spent
I have just leased my 4th Subaru vehicle. I have spent the last 14 years driving only Subaru. I have loved every single one of them. I have dealt
I have just leased my 4th Subaru vehicle. I have spent the last 14 years driving only Subaru. I have loved every single one of them. I have dealt only with the Pine Belt Subaru dealer in Lakewood NJ. This dealership has always treated me with courtesy, professionalism and has never made me feel obligated or pressured to purchase any of the 4 vehicles I have leased through their dealership. My first lease was a Subaru Legacy; I drove that car for 5 years and it was wonderful, never a single issue and it drove beautifully. I then leased the Subaru Forrester, LL Bean edition, again, simply perfect. I loved the Forrester so much my 3rd lease was also a Forester, limited edition. Never a single issue with the car and the safety features ( all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, I.H.S. top safety pick for all 2012 models) is the reason I continue to drive only Subaru. My most recent lease was the 2013 Outback, what a beauty! This car is simply amazing! The gas mileage is terrific; the heated seats are just an absolute bonus, 6 airbags and the most comfortable ride! Need I say more? Subaru and I are perfect together!
My salesperson was Ron Sikkama, I personally requested him because he was my salesperson for my last Subaru lease 3 and half yrs. ago, and he was excellent. Ron is the kind of man all car dealerships should strive to employ. He is so laid back, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about the Subaru line. I inundated Ron with so many questions, and he answered each and every one without hesitation or annoyance (I was quite annoying with the number of questions) Ron made me feel comfortable, very comfortable, that is a rarity at any car dealership. It was very clear to me; he had only my best interest at heart. I can only hope Ron is there in 2015 when I WILL be back to lease my 5th Subaru.
I also spent a great deal of time with Jaimie Palazzo, the General Manager. This man is a saint. Jaimie was responsible for the financial end of this deal. I kid you not, when I say I put this man through xxxx and back. He sat down with me in the showroom and quoted me a price for leasing the 2013 Outback. I am not exaggerating when I tell you, I sent this poor man back to his office time and time again to re- crunch the numbers. I wanted a price for 12,000 miles, then 10,000 miles, and then 42 months, and then 36 months, then with auto start, I then had the audacity to ask him not to forget about the Lease Loyalty Program. I think Jaimie lost a good 10 lbs. that day, going to and from his office from the showroom. Long story short (I guess it’s too late for that) I got the most amazing deal. I could not be happier.
Finally, I had the pleasure to meet Geo Padilla. Geo is also a sales associate and his job was to explain to me how to use the blue tooth hands free phone option in the Outback. Well, this would not be an easy feat. Technology and I are not on the same planet. I still have no idea how to program or use my blue ray DVD player, Record a show to my Dvr, GPS… forget about it, and my iPhone 4s is an absolute mystery. Geo had his work cut out for him on this one… god help him. Geo sat with me in the car and very patiently explained how this feature works with my I phone, the same I phone I only know how to text or make a call on. Amazingly, Geo was a success. I am still in shock over this one! I am fully knowledgeable in the use of the blue tooth phone feature; simply astounding!
I would highly recommend Pine belt Subaru of Lakewood to anyone and everyone. The staff and the Subaru line are top notch!