When buying a used car there is a lot of room for con artists to make a quick profit like Budget Auto Sales of Carter Lake Iowa. However when I went to Gil’s Auto Sales I was quite impressed. The Good: The staff maintain a professional appearance and seem to really care how their customers are treated and spoken to. The GM of the company, Darren, was the man who assisted me today with the purchase of my vehicle. I very much liked the no pressure sales approach. However, I took a mechanic to test drive the vehicles before I made any decision. The Bad: We test drove three vehicles. Car 1 had a power steering issue and the seatbelt trapped the mechanic into the seat and we decided against it. Car 2 tested perfectly and Car 3 had extreme break issues (like wouldn’t stop break issues!). My budget was 2500 dollars. In this bracket you are going to find a lot of rough cars. It’s just a fact. Take someone you trust who knows cars and test drive the vehicles extensively before signing any agreement. This is common knowledge when approaching a used car lot. Overall I'd give it 4 Stars because of the car issues on some of the vehicles but 5 Stars in service.
I recently bought a car from sonny gerber and it was very reliable. Changes occurred in my work and needed to get a small truck. Red gave me no hassle what so ever and had me in a truck the same day I went looking. I have had the truck since 11/2010. I now drive all over the country for my job doing construction and have had very minor problems with it. Today, my tierod broke and I called Red to see if he could possibly help with towing it back to the shop and getting it fixed. Within 45 minuites, he had his tow truck driver there to pick it up. My wife and I sat in the office while it was being fixed. Altogether, it took about 2 hours or so from the time we called until the time we were back on the road. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a used car. Thank you sonny gerber and especially Red for the great service you provided me. James and Brenda
I was searching the web for a cargo van. I finally found one with the mileage, options and price that I wanted at Select Auto. Since I live just west of Kansas City, I had to set up the deal over the phone. These guys were easy to deal with. I emailed them the pictures of my trade and they gave me a reasonable offer right over the phone. I called my bank and had my financing already set up so when I made the 3 hour drive to Omaha the transaction was quick and easy. I spent more time talking to Ray about muscle cars than we did actually making the deal. I will definitely keep them in mind the next time I'm looking for a used car. Be sure to check out the antique cars in their showroom.