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Larson Volkswagen Sales Reviews

  • 7633 S Tacoma Way
  • Tacoma, WA 98409 (map)
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2010 Jetta TDI buying experience

Written by rustysocket on 10/31/10 12:00:00 AM PDT
Recommend this dealer? Yes Purchased a vehicle from this dealer? Yes

I recently purchased a 2010 Jetta TDI from the Larson Autohaus using the Edmunds dealer quote service. I priced out the car we were looking for using the Edmunds system and used it to solicit several quotes from nearby VW dealerships. One of the first to respond to my requests was John Brown from Larson. He was prompt with his replies and was the first of all the dealerships to get me the quotes on the builds I was considering. After reviewing the quotes, I contacted Mr. Brown and negotiated a deal under Edmunds TMV price for a 2010 TDI and purchased it at slightly under invoice with no fees and recieved a fair market wholesale price on my 2006 Mercedes C230 that was comparable to what I expected based on my research. All of this took place via a few early morning emails and one phone call to Mr. Brown. I agreed that I would bring the Mercedes up for them to appraise that afternoon and if everything looked good I would purchase the Jetta at the agreed upon price. Upon arrival I was met at my car by Mr. Jake Weidenbach who had the two cars I was interested in pulled out and ready for test drives. We went over the cars, took a simple test drive and although I was pre qualified for a low interest loan through my credit union, because of my credit score Mr. Brown belived he would have no problem qualifying me for the five year 0% term VW was currently offering on the 2010 TDI. Mr Weidenbach assisted with the paperwork, there was a slight wait while we waited for financing to finish up a previous deal and I toured the dealership. One of the things I always do is visit the service department. I asked one of the service writers a few questions to get a good feel for what my first service would run. The financing process was handled by a nice man who encouraged me to get some of the extended warranties and options as they are trained to do, but he was not high pressure. I just simply don't keep cars long enough to recieve any value from extended warranties. I did however negotiate a deal on the VW gap policy and included that in the purchase price. The value quoted on my trade previously was exactly what I epected it to be. There were no last minute adjustments and I purchased the car exactly as it was negotiated with Mr John Brown over the internet. There were no slipped in fees, or last minute changes. It took longer for me to drive home in rush hour Tacoma traffic than it did to test drive and buy the car. I have to say it was one of the easier deals I have made, I found the staff respectful and professional, and I enjoy doing business with a dealership who is not sitting around waiting to pounce on whoever walks through the door. These guys are obviously doing something right as I showed up the next day with my wife to sign the release on the trade and there was a lot of activity going on. Thanks again to John, Jake and the rest of the staff, who has followed through on a couple of questions we have had


Dealership Experience

How quickly did the dealer respond to your email inquiries? Less than 1 hour While you were at the dealership, did you feel the dealership used your time well throughout the purchase process? Yes Did the dealer honor all commitments made? Not available

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