RAY SKILLMAN NORTHEAST MAZDA

★★★☆☆
  • 1630 N Shadeland Ave

    Indianapolis, IN 46219

    Cross street: 16th and Shadeland Next to Wendy's

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  • 317-749-0578

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It was not the first car I have ever purchased, but it was the very first brand new car I have ever purchased. I worked with Dave Sturch. Dave was very upfront and honest with me. I think we took quite possibly the longest test drive in the history of car dealerships. He said he wanted me to feel it at highway speed and on a rough city street. I was sold.\n\nThe management staff was very friendly and we came to a very agreeable price on my trades. I hit my pricepoint and ended up with a manageable payment. The car was given to me with a full tank of gas and freshly washed. All in all a great experience. And the cookies in the waiting area might have added a star to my review ;). \n\nI would recommend this dealership to anyone. If you go in with a researched idea of what you are looking for and it is workable you will drive out of there in a Mazda! \n\nI should add, that the new Skyactiv rocks. I've had it for nearly a week now and I'm averaging close to 40 mpg combined highway/city (surprisingly mostly city driving)and I think that this car may be smarter than me. Zoom zoom!

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★★★★★

It was not the first car I have ever purchased, but it was the very first brand new car I have ever purchased. I worked with Dave Sturch. Dave was very upfront and honest with me. I think we took quite possibly the longest test drive in the history of car dealerships. He said he wanted me to feel it at highway speed and on a rough city street. I was sold.\n\nThe management staff was very friendly and we came to a very agreeable price on my trades. I hit my pricepoint and ended up with a manageable payment. The car was given to me with a full tank of gas and freshly washed. All in all a great experience. And the cookies in the waiting area might have added a star to my review ;). \n\nI would recommend this dealership to anyone. If you go in with a researched idea of what you are looking for and it is workable you will drive out of there in a Mazda! \n\nI should add, that the new Skyactiv rocks. I've had it for nearly a week now and I'm averaging close to 40 mpg combined highway/city (surprisingly mostly city driving)and I think that this car may be smarter than me. Zoom zoom!

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Four things to remember before entering this dealership:\r\n\r\n1) These are professional car salesmen -- they want as much of your money as they can get, so do your homework 1st -- know the price of the car BEFORE you get there.\r\n\r\n2) NEVER give them your car keys to get an estimate on Trade-In. Once they have your keys, you can't easily leave and YOU MUST LEAVE to get the best deal. NEVER give them your car keys... NEVER.\r\n\r\n3) Get the dealer Invoice as a STARTING price. Negotiate down from there. Once you think you have their best price you have to LEAVE. Tell them the price you want, that you are already qualified to buy a car, and that you will buy a car from them IF you get your price. You must LEAVE the dealership to get the best price.\r\n\r\n4) NEVER buy an extended warranty at the Dealer. The car is already covered and you can buy one several years down the road. Extended warranties are for IDIOTS and represent pure profit to the DEALSHIP. Read the fine print -- all maintenance records must be kept, usually a deductible applies. In short, Warranties are a waste of money.

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★☆☆☆☆

Four things to remember before entering this dealership:\r\n\r\n1) These are professional car salesmen -- they want as much of your money as they can get, so do your homework 1st -- know the price of the car BEFORE you get there.\r\n\r\n2) NEVER give them your car keys to get an estimate on Trade-In. Once they have your keys, you can't easily leave and YOU MUST LEAVE to get the best deal. NEVER give them your car keys... NEVER.\r\n\r\n3) Get the dealer Invoice as a STARTING price. Negotiate down from there. Once you think you have their best price you have to LEAVE. Tell them the price you want, that you are already qualified to buy a car, and that you will buy a car from them IF you get your price. You must LEAVE the dealership to get the best price.\r\n\r\n4) NEVER buy an extended warranty at the Dealer. The car is already covered and you can buy one several years down the road. Extended warranties are for IDIOTS and represent pure profit to the DEALSHIP. Read the fine print -- all maintenance records must be kept, usually a deductible applies. In short, Warranties are a waste of money.

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Dont shop at skillman NE Mazda. I been dealing with the Skillman group for over 15 yrs,and the got a loan from here and they told me I can get a truck,out of there huge inv.I think they lied to me the bank said its the only thing I can get,they lied,I dont want a truck.DONT SHOP THERE THEY LIED>>>>>

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★☆☆☆☆

Dont shop at skillman NE Mazda. I been dealing with the Skillman group for over 15 yrs,and the got a loan from here and they told me I can get a truck,out of there huge inv.I think they lied to me the bank said its the only thing I can get,they lied,I dont want a truck.DONT SHOP THERE THEY LIED>>>>>

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We visited this dealership after being quoted a price for a vehicle meeting our specifications, over the phone. After driving 1.5 hours to the lot, we learned that the car we had been discussing did not exist and that the price we were quoted over the phone was now null and void. It was mentioned at this time that there were several cars in the area that met our specifications that they could get for us. We negotiated a price and were happy. \n\nWe had a signed contract for a car. We had already written the check and had a VIN number. The contract explicitly stated that we had purchased that particular car. The next day, we were told that this vehicle had already been sold and that they could not get another, similar car. David Everett then informed us that our purchase was subject to availability and that it was our tough luck and our problem. We encouraged him to re-read our contract, after which he never mentioned that fact again. You see, our purchase wasn't subject to availability - we had purchased that particular car and we had already given them the money for it. His statement would be like me saying ""the money may or may not be in the bank, it is subject to availability and, if it isn't there, tough luck and it's your problem not mine"". After three days of hassle and stress, and being told by David Everett that it was our problem and we would have to deal with it, it was discovered that an identical car was found and could be given to us in leiu of the car we purchased. Amazing!! If he had spent half as much time trying to fix the problem as he did trying to weasel his way out of a binding contract, we would have already had a car. \n\nThe most important part of buying a car is in the actual transferal of the vehicle to the purchaser - this dealership cannot even do this!! No apology was given, no 'it was our fault', no 'how can we make this right?', just a 'wham, bam, we don't give a damn'!\n

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★☆☆☆☆

We visited this dealership after being quoted a price for a vehicle meeting our specifications, over the phone. After driving 1.5 hours to the lot, we learned that the car we had been discussing did not exist and that the price we were quoted over the phone was now null and void. It was mentioned at this time that there were several cars in the area that met our specifications that they could get for us. We negotiated a price and were happy. \n\nWe had a signed contract for a car. We had already written the check and had a VIN number. The contract explicitly stated that we had purchased that particular car. The next day, we were told that this vehicle had already been sold and that they could not get another, similar car. David Everett then informed us that our purchase was subject to availability and that it was our tough luck and our problem. We encouraged him to re-read our contract, after which he never mentioned that fact again. You see, our purchase wasn't subject to availability - we had purchased that particular car and we had already given them the money for it. His statement would be like me saying ""the money may or may not be in the bank, it is subject to availability and, if it isn't there, tough luck and it's your problem not mine"". After three days of hassle and stress, and being told by David Everett that it was our problem and we would have to deal with it, it was discovered that an identical car was found and could be given to us in leiu of the car we purchased. Amazing!! If he had spent half as much time trying to fix the problem as he did trying to weasel his way out of a binding contract, we would have already had a car. \n\nThe most important part of buying a car is in the actual transferal of the vehicle to the purchaser - this dealership cannot even do this!! No apology was given, no 'it was our fault', no 'how can we make this right?', just a 'wham, bam, we don't give a damn'!\n

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Often times when you are working with car dealers, you kind of get this uneasy feeling that they aren't being 100% up front. I never got that feeling working with the people at Shadeland Dodge. I also happened to meet the owner, Kevin Beltz, and he seemed like a really nice and normal guy. Kind of made the normally not so nice experience of buying a car a lot nicer since they just seemed like good people.

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★★★★★

Often times when you are working with car dealers, you kind of get this uneasy feeling that they aren't being 100% up front. I never got that feeling working with the people at Shadeland Dodge. I also happened to meet the owner, Kevin Beltz, and he seemed like a really nice and normal guy. Kind of made the normally not so nice experience of buying a car a lot nicer since they just seemed like good people.

Pros: Nice people, good used car selection

Cons: hard to turn left out of dealership onto Shadeland...be careful!

 

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