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    Ford Dealer

    Looking at buying a new truck. Any salesmen or dealers that you have had good luck with?

    Ames and Des Moines area.



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    Re: Ford Dealer

    Stay away from Gabus Ford on Merle Hay.



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    Re: Ford Dealer

    Obligatory buy me one like whoevers paying your bills.



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    Re: Ford Dealer

    I didn't have a bad experience at Dewey a few years back, but it was with the Jeeps.


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    Re: Ford Dealer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Obligatory buy me one like whoevers paying your bills.
    I was going to get a sweet new truck but then I remembered I still paid my own bills.



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    Re: Ford Dealer

    A little bit of a drive, but Macke Ford in Coon Rapids. HUGE ISU supporters.


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    Re: Ford Dealer

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfreddy View Post
    Stay away from Gabus Ford on Merle Hay.
    I knew after reading this that I would never consider buying a vehicle from the Gabus group:
    “Why is this any concern of The Des Moines Register?” Gabus asked when quizzed about Luebke’s status.
    “I don’t think it’s a public issue,” Gabus said. “It’s a business issue between me and Mr. Luebke. … He’s suspended, and what we decide will be kept in confidence.”

    http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/d...th-owi/article
    No way in hell would I ever give a company that has that statement and would have that man as their manager any business at all.



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    Re: Ford Dealer

    I had no issues with Stivers, but that was a few years ago.



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    Re: Ford Dealer

    My dad likes to deal with the Ford dealer in Story City.



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    Re: Ford Dealer

    It's already been said but I'll second it... Gabus is awful.



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    Re: Ford Dealer

    I've heard good things about Moffitt Ford in Boone and Gookin in Story City.



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    Re: Ford Dealer

    The Ames Ford dealership is under new management as of last fall. I haven't bought from them but took our car in for service and chatted with one of the service managers for a bit. The inventory is much better than under the old management, and by the sound of it sales have improved by about 10x. They supposedly go with the one price no negotiating needed model. I have bought one car in my life, from Dewey in Ankeny, and didn't really haggle then, so I don't know how well that holds up or if it's still a sales gimmick. Might be worth a look.

    http://amestrib.com/sections/news/am...ar-dealer.html


    Last edited by AdamO; 03-27-2013 at 10:29 PM. Reason: add Ames Tribune article link

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    Re: Ford Dealer

    Had pretty good experience (although it has been a while) with the Ford dealership in Granger.

    Macke Ford in Coon Rapids - I'll second on them being big ISU-backers.


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    Re: Ford Dealer

    Not anywhere near your area but Bill Colwell in Hudson is good. I walked out of Moffitt in Boone and told them don't bother calling me. Maybe I just had the wrong guy that day, but a lot of what took place reflected poorly on the whole dealership.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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