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Old 03-17-2018, 07:51 PM   #1
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After 9 years I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a new ford. Looking for suggestions on dealerships around Houston... Best place to buy from or stay away from… Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:03 PM   #2
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Gullo in Conroe does a good job, IMO.
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:31 PM   #3
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Have had good luck with Ron Carter in Alvin
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:39 PM   #4
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I just purchased a new F250 last week from Ryan ford in sealy. After shopping all the big dealers around Houston and they beat them all as well as gave me more for my trade.


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Old 03-17-2018, 08:56 PM   #5
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Gullo in Conroe does a good job, IMO.
I agree. They have always done me right and we’re $1000 cheaper than planet ford on my wife’s expedition.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:15 PM   #6
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I buy all my fords at lone star ford. Always give me an awesome deal.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:24 PM   #7
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BJ Ford in Liberty. Great small town dealership!
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:27 PM   #8
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Bought my last one from Gullo way back in the day. Was there looking last week and like them overall as a dealership. Had a bad experience at Tomball but that was years ago so they may have changed for the better.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:28 PM   #9
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Thanks guys!!!
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:04 AM   #10
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I contact the internet/fleet sales guys at a dealership to get their price instead of the regular sales guys route. Most are no pressure, and will quote you near or sometimes below dealer cost. Got my last Ford from Joe Myers, and my salesman said that in internet sales they get paid based on the number of units they sell each month, versus a commission associated with how much money they can get out of a buyer for each sale. Good luck!
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:02 AM   #11
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One to stay way from is planet ford in spring. I cought them red handed trying to screw me on the interest rate. They got really nervous when I called them on it.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:26 AM   #12
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One to stay way from is planet ford in spring. I cought them red handed trying to screw me on the interest rate. They got really nervous when I called them on it.
Same deal with planet ford in humble.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:55 AM   #13
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One to stay way from is planet ford in spring. I cought them red handed trying to screw me on the interest rate. They got really nervous when I called them on it.
What did they do with the interest rate? They don’t show one on their website.
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Old 03-18-2018, 06:35 AM   #14
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What did they do with the interest rate? They don’t show one on their website.
So we had an agreed upon price for the truck then they sent me to the finance guy for paperwork. While in his office he starts in on trying to sell me all the extra crap, like extended warranty and all that bs. I decline. He keeps on about the extended warranty. Telling me how great it it and how cheap. I'm not understanding the numbers so he turns his computer screen around so I can see. On the screen along with a bunch of other figures is the interest rate and the added monthly payment for the warranty and the total monthly payment for truck and all. To make the price for the extended warranty be low he is lowering the interest rate. I keep declining and he keeps lowering the interest rate. Well he finally gets it that I don't want the extended warranty so he removes it and then jacks the interest rate way up. When I call him on it he gets really defensive and we have some words. Then he's nervous and asked what he can do to make it right. I should have just walked out, but I just made him put the rate back down to the lowest he had it before and took the truck.
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Old 03-18-2018, 06:40 AM   #15
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Got it. The money guys are relentless to get folks accenting the warranty stuff. I just say no to it all then it’s black and white. Plus, they all come back to you when your note is close to ending with relatively good extended warranties.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:27 AM   #16
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Sounds like plant ford is a no go lol... Thanks for the heads up
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:35 AM   #17
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Mac Haik has had poor customer service for me twice. In 2015 I went to look at a super duty and got a real apathetic salesman. Made it sound like a big deal to test drive one since it would have been slightly difficult to get it out of the lot. A few months ago I was considering going to a half ton. Went in and test drove one. Asked about ordering what I wanted. Next day I sent the sales manager and the salesman a build sheet as both requested. Never heard anything even after following up. I guess unless you are ready walk in and spend all your money that day you are an afterthought.
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:44 AM   #18
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Don’t go to Legacy ford in Rosenberg either. More than one bad experience there.


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Old 03-18-2018, 11:28 AM   #19
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If your willing to drive a short distance Truckville in Sour Lake is the place!
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:12 PM   #20
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Thanks again for all the input.... heading to friendly ford of crosby tomorrow to check them out. Anyone have any luck with them?
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:53 AM   #21
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Another stay away from Planet Ford
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:04 AM   #22
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Thanks again for all the input.... heading to friendly ford of crosby tomorrow to check them out. Anyone have any luck with them?
I've bought my last 2 F-350's from Friendly and haven't had any major trouble. Their service director did try to stick it up my *** when I had a fuel system problem. My insurance got involved, caught a fuel sample and when it came back good, I shut the service guy down in his tracks. They fixed the problem with no further questions.

It's my understanding that this is a common problem with Ford in general, not just 1 or 2 dealerships.

Price wise, they were good. They had $15,000 off the sticker price and gave in a little more than that.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:32 AM   #23
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Stay away from AutoNation Ford in Katy.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:42 AM   #24
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DO NOT USE TOMMY VAUGHN!!!! My nightmare is way to long to type but it ends with a text from the salespersons calling me rude and ***hole
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:01 AM   #25
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I've had dealings with Ron Carter in Alvin and never had a problem.

My sister bought a vehicle from Ryan Ford out in Sealy and had a great experience as well.
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I will go ahead put the plug in for Mcree Ford in Dickinson. Tommy Hicks has sold me my last 3 vehicles. Always fair, always reasonable. No issue there at all on the new car side.

I avoid Ron Carter like the plaque, and only live 5 miles from it. I did not appreciate the way they shared my private information with folks I didn't want it shared with.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:11 AM   #27
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Thanks again for all the input.... heading to friendly ford of crosby tomorrow to check them out. Anyone have any luck with them?
Bought my '12 F150 and my wife's '15 Explorer there - and they were great to deal with. Shopped for a dually last year - hit Friendly based on past experience and they had changed. Quality of salesmen had gone downhill - a lot. More pressure, bait and switch, and general BS tactics. I walked out after I called them out on some of their BS. Ended up buying my dually at BJ Ford - they were fantastic to deal with.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:19 AM   #28
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Thanks again for all the input.... heading to friendly ford of crosby tomorrow to check them out. Anyone have any luck with them?


Just bought a F-250 from them 3 weeks ago. I'll say this, they are cheaper then elsewhere but they are ............a dealership. Jacked me around a little bit on pricing but when all was said and done they gave me 1500 more on my trade then they initially came in at, which was 2500 more than anyother dealership.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:35 AM   #29
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Don't go to Big Star in Pearland. My MIL went in there to have here battery changed. They CUT the post off and tried to tell her it was so badly corroded she would need a complete new negative wiring harness to the tune of $800. this is a picture of the SCAM they were trying to pull on her.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:47 AM   #30
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I contact the internet/fleet sales guys at a dealership to get their price instead of the regular sales guys route. Most are no pressure, and will quote you near or sometimes below dealer cost. Got my last Ford from Joe Myers, and my salesman said that in internet sales they get paid based on the number of units they sell each month, versus a commission associated with how much money they can get out of a buyer for each sale. Good luck!
This is what I did with Joe Myers.

All the dealerships (4 different) I was playing against each other. They had the lowest price. But they all wanted to get me to "Finance through them" then switch to my CU which had a better rate.

I called them on the 0% promotion and was told "No one qualifies for that". They ran it......and low and behold.....I do. I know my credit score.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:14 PM   #31
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Drive to Schulenburg. Chuck Brown Ford. True "no hassle".
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Not sure if either of these two are still there but 15 years ago I had a really good experience when buying my Ranger at Helfman Ford and then 10 years ago I had a really bad experience when buying my F250 at Russell and Smith. The finance guys tried to slip a bunch of stuff by me that really ****** me off. I still am mad at myself that I did eventually buy from them but that was due to they were the only one that had an extended cab, long wheel base, XLT, Diesel and 4x4.
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Sounds like plant ford is a no go lol... Thanks for the heads up
Yep. I'd stay away from Planet Ford!!
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:58 PM   #34
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Since 1988 I have bought 11 Ford vehicles. Several from.ones listed to.away.stay from. I get that. I experienced that with each one in the early days. I think it's all about the individual you get stuck with. For the last 5 vehicles I have done my own shopping when I have no interest in buying. Aka I am doing my research. So when I contact for purchase I know what I want, my financial instrument is already in place either directly.with Ford Motor Credit or self financed. The last 4 we're with FMC at 0 or less than 2%. I do the buying process online and that at most dealerships is the fleet or internet manager.
Once a price/deal is set I arrange a time to go in and sign and tell them I have one hour no more or I walk. It works believe it or not.


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Old 03-19-2018, 01:13 PM   #35
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Make the drive to Madisonville a Henson. You won't regret it. Find a truck online it let them get it for you somewhere else. I was in and out in around 30 minutes
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I drove all the way to Victoria to buy a slightly used truck last month from Mac Haik down there. Started with Internet sales Kristen Kerr took care of me. Communication was top Notch!
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Old 04-06-2018, 02:48 PM   #37
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Goodbye Ford HELLO Toyota!!! Went to 3 ford dealers and not a one would give me over $7000 for my truck and would not even work on pricing… Went to Toyota and got $12,000 for my old F-150 and took home this baby!!!
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Old 04-06-2018, 02:49 PM   #38
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That is a good looking truck that will last a long time. Congrats
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:53 PM   #39
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I would call and price all of them and haggle the price its a pain but you will save money.
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:54 PM   #40
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I would stay away from planet Ford. I haven't had good luck with them
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:14 PM   #41
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I would stay away from planet Ford. I haven't had good luck with them
I wasn’t pleased with Planet Ford either every truck they had on line I was interested in was not at the dealership. I ended up buying from Gabriel Jordan Ford I located the truck on their website. And they actually had it in stock at a price local large dealers couldn’t match.
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:31 PM   #42
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Mac Haik has had poor customer service for me twice. In 2015 I went to look at a super duty and got a real apathetic salesman. Made it sound like a big deal to test drive one since it would have been slightly difficult to get it out of the lot. A few months ago I was considering going to a half ton. Went in and test drove one. Asked about ordering what I wanted. Next day I sent the sales manager and the salesman a build sheet as both requested. Never heard anything even after following up. I guess unless you are ready walk in and spend all your money that day you are an afterthought.
Also the Pasadena location,twice after they serviced my truck and topped off all the fluids I didn't go 500 miles and had to stop and buy DEF fluid
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:41 PM   #43
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Had a good experience at Helfman Ford in Meadows Place across from Stafford. I can text you my sales guy if he's still there and you can probably work him over pretty good.
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:19 AM   #44
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Thanks everyone but after driving this tundra I am sticking with Toyota now.
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