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    Ford dealership?

    Just wondering what dealership you've had good luck at, I won't go to Stivers after the way the blew me off the last time I was car shoppping and doubt I'll make it to Granger.



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    You must be near DSM.

    Be willing to drive a ways and you'll find some good dealerships.


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    Re: Ford dealership?

    Yeah, I don't know if Indianola would be better, etc.



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    I agree on stivers, I have had issues with them as well.

    Dewey is large but does seem to keep the customer in mind.

    I have heard bad things about Gabus.



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    I agree on stivers, I have had issues with them as well.

    Dewey is large but does seem to keep the customer in mind.

    I have heard bad things about Gabus.
    Definetly, stay away from Gabus! I had a bad experience there looking for my last car. The worst customer service out of a sales force I have ever had!



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    If you want a Ford go see Bob Minella at Granger Motors.



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    Gabus is the worst

    Stivers is awful too (was ok when it was Mid States)

    Dewey is the best in the metro. I've purchased two vehicles from them and no complaints so far.



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    Go to Dewy!! They are hands down the best Ford dealership in the area. When/if you go, talk to Andrew on the Dodge side. He works in the internet department, but he is a younger that won't blow smoke up your arse. Tell 'em Justin sent ya!



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    We bought an Escape from Wiley in Ames. We had to play some hardball to get our price but we got what we wanted. The biggest difference was the amount they gave us for our trade was significantly higher than Dewey, Gabus, and a couple others we had price our trade. The new car pricing is easy since buyers now know all the details of invoice pricing. The tricky part is getting your best trade in value, IMO.

    Dewey really jacked us around when we asked for a trade in value. They actually took our car we were trading on a "test" drive to get their lunch from the Wendy's drive thru. We saw them do this. Then, the came back and ate their lunch in the office while we sat in the waiting room for our trade in value. My wife was so ****** when they came back, they didn't even get a chance to tell us what the value was going to be (they ended up calling us later with a trade in value but it was LOW). After that experience, I'll never go back to Dewey.


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    Re: Ford dealership?

    Ive had good luck with Moffitts in Boone. They treated us very well



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    If you are anywhere near Creston, they have a nice Ford dealership.



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    That's jacked up.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    We bought an Escape from Wiley in Ames. We had to play some hardball to get our price but we got what we wanted. The biggest difference was the amount they gave us for our trade was significantly higher than Dewey, Gabus, and a couple others we had price our trade. The new car pricing is easy since buyers now know all the details of invoice pricing. The tricky part is getting your best trade in value, IMO.

    Dewey really jacked us around when we asked for a trade in value. They actually took our car we were trading on a "test" drive to get their lunch from the Wendy's drive thru. We saw them do this. Then, the came back and ate their lunch in the office while we sat in the waiting room for our trade in value. My wife was so ****** when they came back, they didn't even get a chance to tell us what the value was going to be (they ended up calling us later with a trade in value but it was LOW). After that experience, I'll never go back to Dewey.



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    We bought an Escape from Wiley in Ames. We had to play some hardball to get our price but we got what we wanted. The biggest difference was the amount they gave us for our trade was significantly higher than Dewey, Gabus, and a couple others we had price our trade. The new car pricing is easy since buyers now know all the details of invoice pricing. The tricky part is getting your best trade in value, IMO.

    Dewey really jacked us around when we asked for a trade in value. They actually took our car we were trading on a "test" drive to get their lunch from the Wendy's drive thru. We saw them do this. Then, the came back and ate their lunch in the office while we sat in the waiting room for our trade in value. My wife was so ****** when they came back, they didn't even get a chance to tell us what the value was going to be (they ended up calling us later with a trade in value but it was LOW). After that experience, I'll never go back to Dewey.
    From my experience, all you have to do is print out a Kelly Blue Book estimate from the web and if you don't like the dealer's offer present them with your expectation and they will usually come back with a number quite close.

    Can't blame them for shooting low the first time.



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    Dewy quoted me almost $1,500 more for my GTO than what I got out of it at Ramsey Mazda.



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    Re: Ford dealership?

    A little trick I did that helped me out with a trade in. I spent a day at work looking for cars via the internet and printed out cars and coupons from a wide range of dealers. Made a couple stops for cars that I really didn't like just to see what I could get out of my car. Went to Dewey, for a car we really liked, and left all these ads and other coupons from other dealers in the car. They were looked at because they were between the seats when I left them there and on the passenger seat when I went back though the car. Anyway, they offered me twice as much as the other dealers. Then we just haggled over the price of the car I was buying. I went away pleased with the results.



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