Village Car Store
1390 Courtright Rd, Columbus, OH 43227
I had been looking at used cars for 2 weeks, then was ready to buy. I just sold my car so needed my new wheels quick. Had a list of car lots and specific cars from the internet. Traveled from all over Columbus,to Pataskala, to Lancaster, to Delaware. It was the end of the third and last day of my buyer's grace period, and I was on my last nerve and heading home. I remembered stopping at The Village Car Store during my "shopping around" stage and it was only minutes from my house so I decided to swing by. The very nice young man I spoke to previously greeted me. All the cars there are high quality and I explained my situation and test drove several cars. Unfortunately, although very tempted, they were just a little beyond my budget. This is a family owned business (father & sons). I was asked what my limit was, and the young man went in to talk with dad. When he came back out he said "hold on, my dad wants you to look at a car." They brought around a 2003 Ford Taurus SE. There was only minor body dings/scratches and the interior looked brand new/spotless. Electric seats AND pedals, then test drive made it more inviting. "You can have it at your price out the door." "Huh!?" Was able to have my mechanic give it a good look and thumbs up. Done deal and very happy! To be truthful, I just about felt like part of the family. What a world it would be if we had more people like this. Great car buying experience!
09/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This lot was kind of off the beaten path from my neck of the woods, but it was most definitely worth the trip. I had been conducting an online search and they were the only ones that had the actual carfax already online ready to view. All other dealers had links but you have to buy it yourself.
I test drove the car but had reservations about the high mileage and did not buy it until at least a week later after looking at the ad online, and learned more general info from bloggers about the model I was looking at. After I compared it to the other stuff people were offering in my price range,I realized that these guys only deal in high quality makes that have been well-maintained. The only catch with cars like that is other dealers over-charge. From day one I dealt directly with the manager, no in-between people, and he was very honest and upfront about what was possible given my budget, and we agreed on a price. The sticker was fair to begin with, but they were willing to negotiate.
On top of that, they have a good little shop right there on the lot and they were very good about taking care of a minor issue after I bought it. Some might say ""sold as is"" and charge a discounted rate..they did it for free. I expected stuff like that with the type of car I bought anyway-any car with high miles isn't going to be totally perfect. (But this one is about as close as you can get)
It's no wonder to me they've been there since 1968, I felt like the honesty and directness I got from them may be more on-par with those times than what a lot of people are used to these days. Definitely worth the trip.