Terrible. Would not recommend.
The list of things these people got wrong is long and tedious! First off, they acted like they could get the car I wanted but hardly worked for it and settled for my third choice just because they wanted the quick sale at end of month. Not to mention I had to wait an additional week for delivery. Throughout the negotiation the salesman I worked with browbeat me over a price which I later found Anderson Honda beat with an internet quote! He also didn't provide a comprehensive run down of the vehicle, its warranties, peripherals, etc. My fiancé recently bought from Sam Linder Honda and this was standard protocol when she made the deal. Furthermore, when they delivered the car, (which I had to wait 2 hours at the dealership for) it had 40 more miles on it than the contract stated. Not a huge amount but with a lease, it makes a difference. Also, they let me drive off without the owners manual. This is basic stuff guys, c'mon. To top it all off, I keep receiving notices from them in mail stating my $2k down payment is due. I guess the 2k I gave them up front didn't count. It's been months now and they can't seem to fix this. The only nice thing about this dealership is the cars. I wish I went somewhere else.
Don't waste your time
Shopping for a new Odyssey, went to a dealership in the bay area got a deal I liked, so I called Ocean Honda (my local dealer) and asked them if they would match the deal I would come there to buy the Odyssey. The only reason I called Ocean Honda, is that I live in Santa Cruz, and would have liked to keep my money local. Once I got to Ocean Honda, I was given a completely different price. I was shocked! Not only did they not honor the price match, I was then told I was a [non-permissible content removed]!!! I'm read to spend 40k and the General Manager (John M.) of the store is yelling at me and calling me a BSer. I HAD THE OFFER IN WRITING! I would and could not recommend this Dealership to anyone with a little self respect.
I ended up buying a 2013 CR-V here. My sales person was Mike M. I was very impressed by Mike and his honesty. I brought in documentation of my "true car value" price offers, and Ocean went $100 below. I was very happy as I prefer to buy locally. I was treated with respect, and was in and out quickly. No high pressure to buy extras, or hard sell for anything at all. Very very excellent experience.
Waste of time
I have lived in Santa Cruz for more than 40 years and believe in spending money locally. I did everything in my power to try to get a written quote from Ocean but despite repeated phone calls and emails, was unsuccessful. I had no such problem with over the hill dealers and so unfortunately, did my business there.
Deceiving Business Tactic
After emailing them for a price quote, I was constantly getting calls from this place. Aftering confirming the out of the door price on the phone 3 times with the manager Chris O'Connell. I drove 45 miles to their place and met him. He then told a salesman to take us to a waiting area and he will prepare the contract. Later a person identified himself as the general manager came over with a contract. As to my surprise the contract was $2,000 over our telephone agreed price. The general manager said there is no way he can sell the car at the agreed price. I then asked why the manager lied over the phone just to get me into their dealership. He then said he has not agreed on the price with me personally. I got up and left that place and I told him their business tactic will be disclosed on the internet anyway I can.... So buyers beware!!!
Bait and Switch dealership - 30 mile drive for non-instock vehicle
This was the most blatant bait and switch dealership I ever experienced. Was looking for a specific vehicle. Called Ocean Honda dealership spoke with Internet sales Chris - and was told that they have SUV in stock. Asked several times, giving specifics of the car, and stating that I need to pick-it up today. Was told yes, vehicle is in stock. I live in San Jose, 30 miles away. Called again, to confirm that I am leaving, and that car is in stock, and that I am ready to pick it up today. Was told yes, it is. Packed my family ( 2 kids ), drove for 30 miles, experienced kids getting bored and fighting, traffic and curves of HW 17. Upon arriving at the dealership, was greeted by another sales guy, Chris never came out. After 30 minutes of no action, learned that there is no car in stock, and that they are securing it from another dealership. I have Called Chris, to express my disappointment. During the call I mentioned that this dishonest behavior is unacceptable, and will be reported to BBB and yelp. Instead of apology, Chris started pretending to be scared, and I quote oh, no, not Yelp. I have spent 2 hours of my time, 60 miles and 3 gallons - think twice before patronizing this place.
Straight and to the point.
Did my shopping for a Crosstour via internet and phone. Dealt with 4 or so dealers in the San Jose area and Ocean in Santa Cruz. Ocean matched the best price and the deal went thru seamlessly. Well handled-very straightforward and no game playing. He also had to locate the vehicle from another dealership 150 mile away and had it for me within less than 24 hours. Highly recommended-------
The worst car experince ever
I attempted to purchase a truck from the used car part of this dealership. I went to the used car lot. I looked a reasonably priced Mada B2300 Truck, 2005 with tag price of $9988 and total miles around 33K. It was about $200 less then Kelly Blue book. I was there around 10 mins and no one ever came out of the building (this is their used car lot on frontage road not the one off 41st). I went into the Sales building as they has a neon sign that was one stating open. No one was there either. But the keys to all the cars where there. I took the key for the truck and test drove it in the lot. I liked it so I parked it put the key back and was driving out the lot (back in my car) to the dealership since this site appeared unmanned. The dealer pulled in right as I was pulling out. I made an offer of 5K with my trade-in that is valued around 4K given condition/mileage and features. He agreed and we went to the office to work out the paper work. At the office down the road off off 41st Ave. he insisted that I sign a credit/lease application. I should have held up for my rights. As a cash purchase I shouldn't need to list my employer/history of employment or next of kin. He wrote up my deal and told me to wish him luck. I didn't understand this part since I thought we were already in agreement. He came back and told me that my car was only worth $750. My car is an original owner 2004 Toyota Echo that even in Poor condition is listed in Kelly Blue Book as $2700. The MPG on my car is near 40MPG. One would not have a hard time selling it given the economy and price of gas. Anyways he said that they would cut me a deal and that deal was $9500 for the truck. So with the $750 from my trade-in the "deal" was no longer the "deal" we had discussed on the lot. I went from 5K to $7750 and they would do me the favor of taking my Toyota echo off my hands. I asked him what happened to the original deal? He produced the Kelly Book of the Truck, but failed to reference or produce the Kelly Blue Book of my car. He kept asking how much I wanted to spend and I kept telling him 5K was what I was looking to spend. The reason I am ranking this dealership so low is first the site that was "open" was abandoned for over 30 mins. Second they were all about the hustle. This was very clear. He pushed me into signing a credit application so they could see what my worth is and try to squeeze every penny from me. The third reason was the dealer's attitude. He was rude. I had another person with me and we both agree that this dealer was not interested in really in selling this car. He probably wanted to just go back to doing whatever it was he was doing while we waited at the lot for 30 mins. Forth reason is a deal is a deal in my book. When he verbally accepted an offer of 5K and my trade-in he flat out lied. He should have been honest with me and told me he couldn't make that decision but if I really wanted to know to come back to the dealership and have the person who could make that decision take a look. The sad thing it here I would have coughed up another 1K in cash if I hadn't felt hustled and lied too. If he wasn't so rude and deceitful. I really did want that truck. I know the Ocean Honda always have those nice cool signs posted on highway 17. Unfortunately the only thing they can do right is advertising.