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My search for a new factory ordered pickup truck started nearly three years ago. During my search I spoke to numerous sales people from the three main manufacturers, Ford, Chevy and Dodge. I would say that about 20% of the sales people knew there product from a technical perspective. The remaining 80% either BS’d me on my questions or simply never got back to me. Eventually I settled on a Ford F350 diesel and my search to refine the factory build spec and the dealership that I would buy the truck began. I spoke to Ford dealers from Michigan, to Texas, to Arizona and Northern California. Some were technically good and offered me a reasonably price. However the best salesperson and the best dealership that I found was Barry Greenblatt at Kearney Pearson Ford This was amazing considering that I live in San Diego and was very willing to get on a plane to pickup my new truck. Barry was technically very good. I was asking him some very difficult technical questions. If he didn’t know then he did not BS me, he would research and would promptly get back to me with the answer. My Questions continued for a LONG time, he never relented on giving me premium service. He was never pushy, and always extremely professional and friendly. The pricing that he gave me was competitive with anywhere that I found in the United States. All of the staff that I ever dealt with during my purchase at Kearney Pearson were also extremely helpful and professional. On the day that we collected the truck we had to meet with the finance people. Having bought a new car before I was dreading this. Other dealerships will tell you things like “Unless you have this teflon treatment then your car is going to look terrible in a year” etc etc and give you the hard sell on extended warranty’s. Kearney Pearson was nothing like that!.. It was a very pleasant experience!.. in the end I had to ask him about an extended warranty which I did in fact buy because he tailor made it for me. As far as after sales is concerned they continue to be amazing… extremely helpful. Even Barry who has his sale done, continues to make himself readily available to answer any questions that I may have, and help with anything! All in all I highly recommend Kearney Pearson Ford!
"The" Best New Car Sales ExperienceWhen selecting my new car, I wanted a vehicle that is safe, reliable, stylish, and high-quality. And I wanted a brand that I can be loyal to in the future. I found all those qualities with the acquisition of my 2013 Volkswagen CC Sport at Kearny Mesa Volkswagen. I made my first new car purchase in the 1970s, and have bought or leased many cars since then. In making those new car decisions over the years, I worked with many dealerships. I am pleased to say that Kearny Mesa VW is the best experience I have ever had with a car dealer.The credit for my positive review goes to Tony Cavaliere, the representative who helped me select just the right vehicle. Tony listened to every word I said, and when I described what I wanted, he confirmed every detail, and identified a vehicle that I am now thrilled to call my own.Tony Cavaliere and Kearny Mesa VW have set the bar high for customer sales, service, and appreciation. Tony personalized the selection process as though he was buying a car for himself or a family member. What impressed me was his integrity and candor about everything having to do with the vehicles I considered, including cost/financing, performance, options, and other factors, without trying to embellish anything. Tony is a real professional who took time to understand my wishes, and help me through the decision process at my own pace. There was never any pressure from Tony at any time during the sales experience – a refreshing change from my past car-buying experiences.If you decide you want a VW product, I strongly recommend Kearny Mesa Volkswagen for a pleasant, honest, and fair experience.
Walking past El Vitral along the open stadium of Petco Park, shelves of premium tequila glisten in the restaurant window. Walking into the establishment, it becomes evident that tequila is definitely a theme. And why not? It is a quality product from Mexico, which falls in line with Chef/Owner Pablo Becker’s whole vision. His vision is to introduce all things good from fine Mexican cuisine and changing the way San Diego views Mexican food. If that isn’t the best first impression, wait until you walk into the main attraction, the open kitchen. Floor to ceiling stainless steel wrapped in glass pane, the kitchen is the ultimate centerpiece. Chef Becker compares the development of a restaurant is like fitting together pieces of the puzzle. He knows because he speaks from experience. When he first started in the restaurant business his mentor asked him to start like any other employee with no prior experience; by washing dishes. From there, he went through every step of the business from the bottom up. Today, as a restaurateur, he knows a restaurant inside and out and top to bottom. In fact from the hostess to the bartender, all are trained to answer any questions a patron might have about the décor, the various brands of tequila and most importantly, the food. Also on his team is Chef de Cuisine Norma Martinez. She heads the concept menu and blends items in like grandma’s mole recipe. With Chef Becker’s depth of culinary skills, extensive restaurant experience, and love for the restaurant industry, El Vitral is a definite home run.
Some restaurants don't only speak for themselves, but yell. And you should be caught by Mama Testa, every dish is made from scratch. In an age when fusion is all the rage, Mama Testa is happy to show that going back to the authentic is by no means archaic. Each dish represents a focus on the traditions and techniques responsible for producing complicated flavors and textures. This is all especially true when fish tacos are the topic of conversation. Mama Testa was the first restaurant in San Diego to take on Bobby Flay, as part of Throwdown with Bobby Flay. And although these tacos may not have been the original cause of Mama Testa's good reputation, besting Flay was a great way to prove that it was one fish taco you don't want to miss.What made all this possible is Cesar Gonzalez, owner of Mama Testa, and his passion for Mexican cuisine and culture. He didn't want free range chicken just for the health reasons or because it was the current trend, but because only free range can bring out the flavors realized by the dishes as they are made in Mexico. In fact, all the fresh ingredients are for making Mexican food the way Mexicans do. And Cesar knows that just the food is not enough to give a sense of the culture, so he has made sure that while you dine, you can't help but notice the decor; pieces taken from themes of the golden era of Mexican movies and chairs baring actor's names. The entire idea of Mama Testa Taqueria is to fill your senses with the flavors, smells and sights of Mexico. A goal it has surely achieved.
I am one of the most skeptical, untrusting, "how are they going to screw me" people around, so needless to say, when we drove down from the Riverside area to look at a used car that I had been trying to find, I was, as usual, ready for the normal used car experience. I still have a hard time believing that the car is sitting in my garage, and that it was more stressful buying my big screen TV at Best Buy than it was to purchase this car!!! I was working with Tommy who handles the internet sales, (I think) and he was super nice, yet professional, NOT overbearing or pushy at all and totally the opposite of what the stereotype car sales person is portrayed as. We talked price for, uhm, maybe 15 minutes after a good test drive and closed the deal with a handshake. We then went in to talk to the finance manager Mike and it was so relaxed and casual and, once again, unpressured that I kept waiting for something to go wrong. NOTHING HAPPENED!! Walked out with the keys, 2 year extended warranty and $1000 under Kelly Blue Book price for retail sale of that car. If your buying a car, this place Rocks!! Don't know about the rest of the crew, but Tommy and Mike definitely will earn your respect and loyalty. Thanks guys. Hope you get to read this.
We are very satisfied with Midway Jeep Chrysler of San Diego during the recent purchased of my new Jeep (7/2012). The staff was courteous; knowledgeable of their product and spent time in several test- drives. And when it came to the sale: they were upfront and expedited a cosmetic correction on the purchased vehicle. What set Midway apart from other dealerships I have experienced were their follow-up telephone calls and e-mails to ensure my satisfaction with their product they sold me.The Salesmen there greeted my wife and I verbally and with a smile. They made us feel welcomed. Never got the feeling I was in a ‘shark tank’, but always felt comfortable.About the Jeep Rubicon Unlimited: I was very surprise how well and smooth this SUV is to drive. In addition, it has so many amenities inside like most luxury vehicles. As I have learned, searching on the Internet helps a consumer become well informed, but for me seeing and experiencing the Jeep in person convinced me this was the right vehicle for my family.Midway Jeep Chrysler of San Diego has a great reputation for a reason. I would recommend other to shop at Midway Jeep. Note: I drove approximately 30 miles to this dealership because of previous reviews I have read and glad I did!
My husband and I recently moved to SD from Seattle. We met Bill from Countywide to take a look at our first place in the Mission Bay area. Bill was, and continues to be incredibly friendly, informative, upfront and professional in the process of procuring our new home. His place was one of the first we walked through and Bill impressively encouraged us to look at other properties in order to gain more knowledge and peace of mind in the process of making our decision. When's the last time you ran across someone who wants your money and encourages you to check out his/her competition? He accommodated our timelines; has been extremely prompt in correspondence and when his home ended up being our number one choice, he worked with us personally and professionally in finalizing the terms of our rental agreement and assuring our absolute satisfaction. Bill's presentation, thorough follow-through on all matters related to renting our new home and the rapport we have established contributed greatly to our decision to return to work with him as our property manager. We feel very lucky to have met and established a working relationship with Bill and highly recommend working with him.
Order the Squash Blossoms...Order the Squash Blossoms...did you hear me? Order the Squash Blossoms!My friend and I ate here before going to the theater and the biggest problem was I ate way too much and was uncomfortable during the entire musical. Nothing like watching Wicked while turning green yourself! Seriously, the squash blossoms are so delectable and light, full of flavor, and simply one of the best appetizers I've ever had. We also shared the polenta board, which is polenta severed table side with the ragu of the day. The polenta was creamy and delightful, and the ragu is always different ours was filled with summer veggies and full bodied flavors.For our main courses I ordered the spring lamb bolognese rigatoni and my friend ordered the short rib pappardelle. I really wish I had stopped eating half way through my pasta, however it was so delicious I couldn't control myself. Cucina Urbana is totally worth putting on your list of places to mangia!
I bought my 2006 Jeep Liberty here in June of 2010. This is a review for the service department.Short and sweet: Service department here is AWESOME. I live five minutes away from Mccune Dodge Chrysler Jeep and have had more than one negative experience with their service department. Midway Jeep Chrysler is worth the 25 minute drive for me. They just did a 75,000 mile service on my Liberty. While they quoted me $250 for a worst-case scenario, everything needs replacing kind of deal, I ended up making it out the door for under $100. Other Jeep dealers would have quoted me $250 and then tried to charge me more.I booked my service at Midway. Very friendly, great customer service. It's not the closest Jeep dealership to my house, but I'll go back for more services there - it's worth it.
I love the Garlic Shack! I had read many reviews before visiting and so was expecting some giant size meals, but OH MY GOSH. My burger was the biggest that I have ever laid my eyes on. And those fries, I cannot even describe how amazing they were. $6 for a large is always good enough for me, but you could make a meal of the fries themselves, there were just so many! Garlicky, salty, perfect; I am in love with those fries. The food was definitely amazing. My friend's Korean Beefholic was huge enough for me to steal a few unnoticed bites and was nearly as good as my awesome burger. Besides the food though, the service was just top-notch incredible! Every single person on the staff is so nice, it's hard to describe.