Northern Auto Brokers - Easiest Car Purchase Ever!
Auto Dealer - Compliment
DENVER, COLORADO -- My wife and I were looking for a mid-size SUV, since when it snows, her Mustang has a tough time getting anywhere. Started doing some research and visiting a couple dealers to really find what was in our range and what was out there. I found an ad in Craigslist for a 2006 Ford Explorer at Northern Auto Brokers. It sounded right and we headed down there right away. So, I should first say that Northern Auto Brokers sells cars for Public Service Credit Union. Here are the points I would like to make on this purchase:
1. We arrived and Mike was expecting us. He had the key ready to go. We began looking over the vehicle and there was no pressure at all. It felt more like his job was to show us the car and answer our questions, rather than sell us the car. How many dealers can you say that about?
2. The test drive was very laid back. He took a copy of my license and sent us on our way. I asked if he had a route, or time limit. "Well, we close at 1:00, so just have it back by then." It was 11:00 am. We took it out to get a feel for it on the highway, in the city, and found a dirt lot to make sure the 4x4 didn't have any problems.
3. Purchase was also very easy. It really was a "no-haggle" price. I have been to dealerships that say they have a "no-haggle" price, but is generally high when comparing to NADA, KBB, and Edmunds. Northern Auto had this car priced fairly from the start (and I have done my research using the sources above and watching the local market).
4. Finance. We were already members of PSCU, which is their preferred method of financing, but it is easy to become a member if you're not already. We got a discount on the finance rate with PSCU because it was a Northern Auto Broker purchase (2.64 for 60 months). So the terms were great! Here is the best part: When you are at a typical dealership and you have spent hours doing battle with a salesman and finally come to an agreed price, you have to go to their finance guy. The finance guy is the slickest of all salesman. He tries to sell you extended warranties, GAP, undercoating, security system, on top of the commission he makes on the loan (if you get the loan through the dealer).
Mike was the salesman and the finance guy. He never even mentioned any of that nonsense!
All around great experience! I would trust them to sell a car to my daughter.