Best car buying experience both my husband and I have had.
When we decided on a new Toyota truck my husband contacted his preferred dealer and I checked out almost every dealer within 100 to 200 miles. I checked stock, ask questions and set up a contact/sales person to work with. Heiser did things right from the start. They respected my wishes to contact me using e-mail during this stage, the e-mails were from a real person that actually provided the information I requested and provided useful information I didn't ask. I also didn't get tons of generic/bulk e-mails from unknown or duplicate people at Heiser like I did from others.
Pros- e-mailed me like I asked, gave me the info I asked for, initial pricing given was real/transparent/a true fair price
Cons- 1 or 2 bulk e-mails sent over the course of approximately 2 months
When it was time to test drive, James and everyone at Heiser were really helpful without being pushing in any way. I'm not only a new mother, but I have a demanding job and can't predict when I might be done for the day to even schedule an appointment very easily. I believe it took me almost a month to find time in my schedule. James did not get impatient with me in all that time. When I had an unexpected cancellation, James was able to get me in for a test drive with short notice (in fact it was shorter notice than I think is respective to give another professional and I thank him for that).
Pros - not pushy, able to accommodate busy schedule
Cons - not available at 5 am for a test drive **JUST KIDDING; the sales hours were more than accommodating - no cons**
In Person Experience:
Once at Heiser, everyone was professional and friendly. The place was set up well and had some great features like comfortable couches, great lighting, children's area and refreshments. I really enjoyed talking to everyone there. I observed other sales people/customer iterations and was very pleased. Anyone of them would have been good, but James Hicks was great. James was very knowledgeable with all my many questions. He took the time to listen to me and understand my needs. If he didn't have the answer off the top of his head, he found the answer for me. I really enjoyed myself at Heiser. When I came back with my husband, James zeroed in on all of his needs. He helped us find the right truck for the both of us.
Pros - the employees, Sales experience of James Hicks, comfortable place to be
Cons - none to speak of
Negotiate a price was relatively painless. We worked out a great price with the features/accessories that sold both myself and my husband. Every department worked hard to send us home with our Toyota Tundra that day. I am really grateful to everyone for working so hard. I can't wait to get my scheduled service so I can stop in to say hi and thank everyone again. Heiser Toyota will be our first choice for our next new or used car without a doubt.
Pros - relatively painless negotiating, great price
Cons - none
Overall: pros - Great car buying experience. Fair price from the start. Good people to work with and a great product. cons - one or two bulk e-mails