|Category:||Used Car Dealer|
|Address:||7550 Leavitt Rd, Amherst, OH 44001, USA|
|Working:||9AM–8PM 9AM–8PM 9AM–8PM 9AM–8PM 9AM–8PM 9AM–6PM Closed|
So a little over a year ago I went to a few dealerships to try to get financed. Everyone wanted thousands down or a co signer, I had neither. I had tried to make a deal where i would pay more the first few months to pay for the down payment but no one was willing to help. JDB was the only place that let me drive away with a post dated check for $250. Then the first 3 month payments were almost double to pay for the down payment. Which sounded better than having no car to me, so I went ahead with the deal and drove away that day. They told me for 250 down i had a choice of 3 cars, one of which was already sold so really I had a choice between 2 cars. A 2000 something ford taurus or a 2003 toyota celica. Obviously I chose the celica as i did not have kids or anything that required 4 doors. Plus its a Toyota so i knew it would run forever. And it did, a year and 2 months later It was running like it did when I drove away with it. I guess the moral of my story is, know what your signing up for. If they would have given me a choice between the taurus and lets say something generic like a chevy malibu. I probably would have had breakdowns throughout the year I was paying on it. Its really up to the car you buy, of course no matter what you choose you will be overpaying but at least I lucked out with a car that was dependable. Any way, after a year of not missing any payments and really not having any trouble with the car. I decided to take it to my local Toyota dealer to see if I can get refinanced and maybe pay less per month or pay the same amount per month for a newer car, with a warranty. Sure enough they took my 2003 Celica and gave me a 2014 Scion Tc for roughly the same payment per month. They did have to add the debt I owed to JDB onto the sticker price of the car but I have a 2014 car with a warranty, which is what I wanted. All in all my experience with JDB was positive. They were able to finance me when no one else would, plus after a year of not missing payments I was able to get a brand new car and build my car credit history. My only advice is to make sure the car you sign up for will actually last. I strongly believe if I had chosen the taurus I would of had multiple breakdowns plus the dealership would not have given me as much money as they did If i had traded in a taurus instead of a toyota celica ( celicas hold their value much better) so I repeat KNOW WHAT YOUR GETTING. If you need a car right now, dont just sign your name away as it may hurt you in the long run. I know my story is few and far between when it comes to dealing with JDB but if you are smart and actually want to build your credit for lets say a brand new car, this is a good place to start if you can get a decent vehicle. Thanks JDB I would definitely recommend others to you but of course I would tell everyone to have a mechanic look at the car before you sign your name. JDB is no different than any other used dealership, generally speaking they just put a car up for sale when they get one, then if and only if you complain about something, will they try to fix it (of course BEFORE you sign your name) after you sign your name they could care less about your car trouble unless you want to give them money to work on it. Which does not only happen here, but everywhere used cars are sold so be patient and make smart choices, you are after all signing your name for 2 or more years of payments. BE INFORMED!
Ok. It has been a couple years now, but I still feel I should tell people about my experience with J.D. in Amherst, Ohio. I seen the car I wanted it was sitting on an elevated ramp, but it had 2 flat tires. I mentioned to them they were flat... So the salesman talked me into test driving a car Id never drive... When I return to the lot to test drive the car i wanted, they told me that I cant cuz they tore the front bumper off getting it off of the ramp (I told them it had flat tires) anyway I left disappointed... So later in the day they call me back and told me they had what they needed to make the repair... I test drove it and it was shaking a little. I figured it was cuz of the tires. I told the salesman Id like to buy it if I could get new tires on the front... He said well get it taken care of... So I bought it. I had to take a 2 week trip with work, when I returned I had 2 flat tires on the front, so i got down to look at the tires and I seen the repair job they done on the front end... Very unhappy... THEY USED WHAT LOOKED LIKE AN OLD WIRE COAT HANGER TO HOLD THE FRONT BUMPER BACK ON... (very sneeky guys). I call them and complain about that, and he also said theres nothing he can do about the tires... later I get a call from someone probably in corporate from J.D. they say they heard I was disappointed.... He tried to offer me a lifetime of free oil changes, cMon really??? After that i just drove the car back to J.D. and just parked it on the lot... Technically it got repo-ed, so thanks for ruining my credit, and not helping me fix it. This all could have been avoided, probably if they just had tires that held air. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS BUSINESS, THIS PLACE SHOULD BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS.....
I chose J.B. Byrider because I have less than perfect credit and I know they can work with me on that. The sales people and service staff were very nice and got me the car I wanted. The wait time however was lengthy. I started my aplication on my lunch break and came back after work around 6 with all the necessary paperwork. By the time it was all said and done I didnt drive out of there until after 10 pm. Tired from spending half the day there I noticed that the gas tank was nearly empty ( which it is to my understanding that it is customary to at least full it up to half a tank when buying from a dealer.) any way so I had to fill up right away on my way home. The very next day I did some running around for my employer when the air bag light came on shortly after that the check engine indicater lot up and the vehicle would not accelerate past 30 mph. I had to make the long drive back which took over an hr because of the slow speed and they do not offer a tow service. I am already stressed out because the down payment and the high monthly payment Christmas is right around the corner and now I am left without a vehicle until however long it takes to fix the issue. I really hope if you choose them your experience is better than mine. I will update this review after they return the vehicle if they dont offer some kind of discount or refund I would have to rate them down to one star or less if thats possible.