"Courteous and Helpful "
My first time buying a car as a single woman went extremely well. After educating myself on values of my trade-in and used car I wanted, I drove away feeling empowered and treated fairly by the gentlemen at Phil Long Ford of Denver. Thanks again Rick, Brad and Vadim! I feel much safer on the road driving my 2015 Subaru Legacy.
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"You can do what you want, but I'll never buy there again."
Here is what happened to me - you can decide if it is important to you. I purchased a used F150 from them remotely (don't live in Denver) based on the description of the vehicle, the price, and primarily because it was a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle. I paid for the vehicle in full, then they sent me the paperwork to sign for the vehicle, and that is where the problems started. I noticed many inconsistencies in the paperwork (because I actually took the time to read them). The largest issue was born from the '127 point CPO inspection report' that I received for the vehicle was blank. Not a single inspection being reported. Further, the 'vehicle report' (the non-Carfax version that this dealership uses) that was included in the document package indicated no issues. Please keep in mind, at this point, the vehicle was paid for in-full for several weeks. In the document package, I was asked to sign the blank CPO inspection report, the blank vehicle report, a liability release against recalls, a waiver limiting my legal rights to pursue litigation against the dealership, and several other typical forms, all of which indicated 'no damage known' or 'no issues known' None of them indicated any outstanding issues with the vehicle. By simple check of a Carfax that I purchased, it was clear that the vehicle had an open safety recall (~ 2 months old), and had had several repairs performed (replaced water pump, rebuilt final drive). When I questioned the dealership several times about whether they were aware of any open recalls or repairs performed on the vehicle, the standard response from the dealership was 'none that I know of'. It was clear at this time that they were employing ignorance as some sort of tactic, as if simply stating that 'I'm not aware of any issues', absolves them of their due diligence. Prior to arriving at the dealership to take delivery of the vehicle, I repeatedly asked them about the inconsistencies in the CPO and other documentation and even made a special trip to the dealership to resolve the issues. The inconsistencies only continued. When I asked them to produce the actual CPO inspection checklist (non-blank) for the vehicle, they disappeared for an hour and then produced one again with no issues dated 6 months prior to them taking possession of this vehicle. I have no idea what vehicle that CPO report was from, but it wasn't the one I was purchasing. Further, when I inquired why if a CPO report with no issues was produced on the vehicle did the dealership feel compelled to do some of the repairs like replace the water pump and rebuild the final drive gearing. I'm still waiting for that answer. Somewhere along the way (shortly after I showed them the Carfax report) they determined there was an open safety recall on the vehicle and would 'get that work done right away'. They did the following day. After completing that recall, they produced the 3rd CPO inspection report for the vehicle. I did receive many apologies along the way and a refund check for the DNH fees of the vehicle as compensation for their issues.
I will leave it up to the reader to determine whether all of these were a fantastic set of coincidences, or whether it was something else. My opinion is definitively the latter.
"Great experience! "
- Ben W.
Rick Fair treated me to an awesome test drive, and was super helpful. I ended up buying the truck and he made all the paperwork and process super easy. Highly recommended. The dealership was great on pricing too and easy to work with.