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I can say I never expected to only be at the dealership 2 and half our from start to finish, but I was. Everyone I spoke to was super nice and I enjoyed my time at the dealership. I live an hour away, but next time I am in the market for a Ford car or truck I will start my search with Tim first. Even going to the Finance was easy, Kevin Green made it super easy and understands no one wants to spend an entire Saturday buying a car.
I give Tim Roche and Kevin Green 10 plus starts. I have never owned a Ford or been interested in a Ford. I will go back to them for my next car for sure! I had my ideas on a couple of cars that we wanted.
My sales rep was Chad Franklin, who was not pushy, very friendly and helped me with my purchase. Lane the finance guy was awesome as well.
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He went over everything and showed the options that were given. Did not get the feeling that numbers were being shuffled and hidden from us. You leave feeling like they honestly cared about you and tried anyway they could to help you. We bought a Ford Escape. This was not our first choice since the hubby is 6ft 6. But in the end after test drove it, and were very impressed with the room and all the bells and whistles it came with. If your interested in a new or used car, you should go by and see if they can't help you!
Jeff Hawkins I have not had any truck buying experience go so smoothly. I could not be happier buying a new truck and working with Ray Moyer and Kevin Green. All my other experiences over the years where always disappointing and I was left unsatisfied with the vehicle I purchased. I even waited a couple of days after buying the truck before writing this review and found that Ford Lincoln of Cookeville does care after the sell when Ray called and made sure that I was enjoying the truck and to see if I needed anything.
Kimberly Underwood I hate to say it but this was the worst experience I have ever had on a car purchase. I received three calls during the day to make sure I was going to make my appointment.
I take off work early so I can be on time and by the way I have and hour and half drive. I arrive at the dealership and the receptionist tells me my sales person is not available even though I'm on time. He doesn't even have the courtesy to come talk to me. Then I'm told the truck I've came to see is not there after the sales person had told me he would have it waiting on me. Then I'm told the internet pricing is not the correct price.
I negotiate the price on the vehicle and go into the finance dept. I'm lied to by the sales manger. Then I ask if I need to make the payment on my trade in and they tell me no it will be taken care of. Well guess what I receive a letter 3 weeks later that I have a late payment. Now it's been a moth later and I still have no paper work my temp tag has expired and I still haven't received my loan information.
The staff is always very nice and they allow you to roam around actually let you look without pushing you and making you feel like you are trespassing. Any car or truck I wanted to look at they opened up and allowed me to get in and check it out, even in the rain! I am very happy with the service and respect I get each time I visit the dealership. My thanks to Lane, Clint and Joe for being so patient and making my car buying experience a wonderful one!
I enjoy working with real Professionals! I've been in Real Estate for over 30 years and it's very enjoyable to work with professionals that do what they say! I live in Blue Ridge, Ga. There are many, many Ford dealerships much closer to my home, but they didn't want my business like Ford Lincoln of Cookeville! My Sales Professional was Mr. Shuman knew some of the preferences I was looking for in a another vehicle and he was able to help me select exactly what I wanted.
He never rushed me in my decision making; he took the time to explain the pros and cons; and he encouraged me to test drive in order to see if it was a 'good fit' for my needs. Shuman was very knowledgeable when showing me the different functions of the vehicle.
He was very patient with me and was willing to work on the best price to fit my budget. Greg Shuman got it off to such a great start!!!! Thank you, Vanessa Jones Jerry D.
Pancho Martin gracious and sincere attitude with far beyond simply trying to sell a car. It's quite obvious to me that is just his nature. At no time did they make me feel as though they were doing me a favor, instead making it more than clear just how much they appreciated my business. Even in their follow-up with me just to be certain that I am completely satisfied with the whole experience. So without hesitation I highly recommend anyone in the market for a new or used vehicle to visit Cookeville Ford Lincoln-Mercury first before going anywhere else because I'm certain you will be as satisfied in every way as I am.
There are several names I could mention because even the personnel that had nothing to do with my purchase were just as honestly friendly and courteous as Mr. Martin So I would highly advise anyone considering purchasing a vehicle to go to Cookeville Ford Lincoln-Mercury and ask for Pancho Martin and he will be certain you leave and remain a happy satisfied customer. I'm 64 and never had such an experience buying a vehicle. Some agents had friendly approach was good and some were OK. Matt Crabtreethe Internet Sales Specialist was really nice, knowledgeable,helpful and friendly.
The other feature like 7 year maintenance, exterior and interior protection are negotiable. The staff were very respectful of my feelings, there were no moments that I felt pressured.
I would like to recommend Chris Fruchey and Doiron Clowers I absolutely love my Ford Focus Robyn Thomason After 2 bad experiences with local Ford dealers we kept looking and found the Ford dealer in Cookeville. Talked with Tim Roche, went there an hour away the next day. Drove home in our new Ford. It was the best car buying experience we have had. The salesmen Tim Roche was just awesome. The only complaint we have is their "detail" shop. The salesmen sent the vehicle back twice, we still had to wash it when we got home, other than that it was great.
We totally recommend this dealership and Tim Roche. Heather Roberts Ray Moyer displayed fruitages of the spirit with me - patience and long-suffering!! He spent many hours with me by e-mail, on the phone, and in person to encourage me to purchase my Ford Fusion SE.
It will need to be delivered from Nashville I asked for the sunset color so they gave me a brand new red loaner car until then. The trade in was an awesome offer. The rebates were the best. The loan offficer, Lane Boyce, was also extremely helpful with the many questions I had regarding options and not at all "pushy.
Cookeville was the best!! Michael Victor Looking for a used late model vehicle, found the car online and contacted the dealership. Joe contacted me quickly and I made him an offer, he came back a few hours later with an approval.
The car was sold at thousands below my local and other online listings. Drove rental car to Cookeville, btw there is an Enterprise rental location a block away, to pick up vehicle.
The process to seal the deal took no time and they matched my good financing offer on the used vehicle. The car exceeded my expectations. Completely satisfied and if I am in the market again I will look at their listings first.
Jerry Black I have to say this is the best experience I have had purchasing a new car. We made the purchase the same day and we have been enjoying our Focus ever since. Highly recommend Ford Lincoln of Cookeville and Matt Crabtree to anyone thinking of buying a vehicle. Amy Thomas Thanks so much. We were never expecting to even find just what we wanted. We are so excited to get room for our grandson. We didn't have room to put him in our small car without cramping everyone up.
Thanks for your friendly people and your offer of food. Loving our new truck. Chris Roberson I honestly did not plan to purchase a car that day. My plan was to test drive a Focus in Cookeville and if I liked it stop by all the Ford dealerships on my way to Nashville and then likely purchase the next following week. My parents and I were gravitating towards a Focus in PerformanceRed with beautiful black rims.
The sales associates Ray Moyer and Matt Crabtree were a pleasure to work with. My experience was very casual and stress free. Matt shared that he owned a newer-model Focus so he was great about answering all of the many questions I had. These guys were extremely professional and I felt welcomed and appreciated. If anyone asked me for a recommendation, I would send them to these two guys instantly. I purchased the Focus without even driving to the other dealerships because of the outstanding service and better warranty options not offered at the other places.
Jason Barnick Chris Fruchey worked with us to get the car we wanted. The price was in our range, the quality was exceptional and the deal was painless. I would highly recommend Chris and the staff at Ford Lincoln of Cookeville without reservation. My next vehicle will also come from there. Blake Clemons Bought a F after several months of pricing vehicles everywhere I could find. Chad Franklin helped me find my ideal truck and put up with about 3 weeks if me pestering him about anything I could find.
He got me a good deal and even gave me a nice Ford Lincoln of Cookeville hand bag, with my purchase. Almost immediately I heard from Ray Moyer, who was friendly and knowledgable, and offered a very good price. Within a matter of days, Ray had delivered our car to Knoxville, where he showed me all the features, and answered my questions. Finally, he made the closing effortless. We are delighted with our new car.
Chad Franklin was very friendly and easy to deal with and provided excellent customer service both during and after the sale. Everyone I have interacted with at this dealership has been very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend this dealership to anyone. Johnny Shoemake This was the best car buying experience that I had.
The team was very respectful and was very knowledgeable about the vehicles. They listened very carefully to what we were wanting and met each demand that we asked for.
They made us feel very comfortable and did not pressure us in any way.
The staff that we worked with stayed with us during the full process. I recommended them to a friend and they purchased a vehicle the following week from the same dealership and the same sales team.
In the future we will return to this dealership and will continue to send customers there way. I highly recommend this dealership to any one wanting to purchase a vehicle. We knew we wanted to buy a car that day but were undecided as to which dealer to work with. When we got on the lot, we were promptly greeted with a smile. After being asked if we were looking for a specific sales person Chad offered to help us. We looked at a couple of cars and discussed price and what features we wanted.
We test drove one vehicle and fell in love with it.
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We were on a limited time frame and Chad made the paperwork process a breeze. After only a couple of hours, we left the lot with a car we were proud to own. Did the deal over the phone with Tim Roche. Drove an hour and half the next day to pick it up and now it's sittin in our driveway.
The entire process was very smooth. Tim looked the vehicle over before we arrived, promptly sent the lender all required docs, and was genuinely a nice person. Their finance guy was also very nice. There were no games or grief. Great car, great price, great service.
I would absolutely recommend this dealership and Tim. William Aycock My wife had a very specific and uncommon combination of colors and features she wanted in a new car, and we were unable to find it near where we live in Birmingham. Not only were they able to get the car quickly from the other dealer they offered a better price than we could get dealing directly with that dealer. We arranged an appointment and were able to handle all paperwork, get the car, learn some things about its features and head home in less than 2 hours.
I would deal with Cookeville and Joe Hayden again in a heartbeat. Todd Hinds We purchased a used Honda Civic. It was priced below market value and it was in great condition. We had our mechanic look at it and he confirmed there were no issues.
We are very happy with the deal. Pancho did a great job for us! Francis Young Wednesday, August 21, we had an appointment to have our Escape checked.
We were having a problem with the air conditioner. While waiting, we decided to check out the new cars. We were introduced to salesman Tim Roche.
Whether on his motorcycle or at the helm heel of the family sailboat — The Raymoni — he always went full throttle. When he fought, which was often, it was usually a one-sided affair. Numerous sources identified Randy Ford as former drug dealer, including one who identified himself as former partner, but he and Doug maintained distinctly separate operations.
The eldest Ford sibling, Kathy, has been subjected to media scrutiny over the years, primarily because she has been linked to a number of bizarre, violent and sensational incidents. Most recently, in January,her long-time boyfriend, a convicted cocaine and hash dealer named Scott MacIntyre, was charged with threatening to murder the mayor at his Etobicoke home.
He eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser offence and was given credit for time served. MacIntyre was part of the small group of family members celebrating with the new mayor, his wife, Renata, and Doug.
Ford's relationship with Mr. MacIntyre is even more perplexing because of an earlier incident: Inhe and another man were accused of shooting her in the face during an altercation in her parents' basement. She survived the blast and was rushed to hospital, while Mr. MacIntyre fled in her mother's Jaguar. Crown prosecutors later dropped numerous charges against him, while his co-accused, Michael Patania, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a handgun.
But even before that, there was gunplay — and it was fatal. Seven years earlier, Ms. Ford's lover was fatally shot by her ex-husband, a drug addict named Ennio Stirpe. At his trial, Mr. Stirpe testified that his victim, Michael Kiklas, was a martial artist, which forced him to bring along the shotgun as "an equalizer.
Kiklas was a white supremacist — a group with which Ms. Ford associated in the s. Her friends included Gary MacFarlane, a founding member of the short-lived Canadian chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, as well as the late Wolfgang Droege, perhaps the most notorious white supremacist in Canadian history, a former Klansman told The Globe in an interview. Two other former associates of Ms. Ford confirmed her association with known white supremacists. Droege's numerous criminal endeavours, he also sold cocaine and marijuana, which led to his death in when he was killed by a customer.
Droege was incarcerated for much of the s in U. The former Klansman, who agreed to answer questions by e-mail on condition of anonymity, confirmed that Kathy Ford was close to the movement, but he said he couldn't recall meeting any of the Ford brothers.
He described hanging out in the Fords' basement and being snubbed by Doug Sr. Ford invited him to a party on the family boat. Her father, the former Klansman said, clearly did not approve of his beliefs, while she was engaging and fun but hardly a committed soldier in the race war.
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He is considerably younger — Doug, the closest, is five years older. But at least one of Doug's closest and oldest friends has become an official adviser to the mayor's office. Several sources have identified David Price as a former participant in Doug Ford's hashish enterprise. The morning after the Toronto Star and the U. Ford walked past them, uttered only four words — "these allegations are ridiculous" — and hopped into his SUV. After driving only a few feet, he pulled to the side of the road and rolled down his window to chat with a man in a sunglasses and a blue shirt, Mr.
Price appeared again, this time standing between videographers and Mr. Ford as they tried to film the mayor at the gas station at the end of his street. Since he arrived at City Hall, the mayor's office has said almost nothing about what Mr. Price, called director of logistics and operations, is there to do. Concerning the hiring of Mr.
Price first appeared in the office mere days after The Toronto Star revealed that the mayor had been asked to leave a military benefit gala by Councillor Paul Ainslie allegedly because he appeared intoxicated. A few months before Mr. Price became a public official, he was approached by a Star reporter covering a football game being played by the high-school team coached by Mr. The reporter quoted Mr. Price as saying that he had coached the mayor in high school, and ever since he has been described in media reports as Rob Ford's former football coach turned aide.
However, four former dealers who spoke with The Globe described Mr. Price as a participant in Doug Ford's hash business in the s. Both men attended Scarlett Heights Collegiate Institute, where they played football and hockey. Price "Dougie's close ally" and described their hash business as "a partnership. They were both big, tough boys. It just became a natural thing. Price's LinkedIn page, which has been taken down since he joined the mayor's office, he was Doug Ford's campaign manager inand graduated from York University in with a degree in economics and international relations.
Following that, he worked for decades at State Street Canada, a financial services company that provides investment management for institutional investors, such as pension and mutual funds. One former colleague described him as hard-working, very oriented toward customer service, and extremely opinionated when it came to politics. He left the company in Price did not respond to several requests for comment. Rob Ford was not a player in the Etobicoke drug trade.
Several sources said they saw him around his brothers as they were doing business, but they said he didn't seem to be involved in a significant way. It is difficult to determine what it was like for him growing up in this environment.
His spokesman did not respond to requests for interviews. His closest friends from high school declined interview requests. Generally, it was only people who were on his periphery who agreed to speak. As a teenager, the future mayor committed to football like it was a religion. He co-captained his junior team at Scarlett Heights Collegiate, which went a dismal in the regular season one year, but shocked the league in the playoffs by making it to the championship and upsetting undefeated Etobicoke Collegiate.
A yearbook photograph shows that "Robbie" — as he was known then — wore his leather championship jacket for at least three years after that victory. He once played on Etobicoke's all-star team, a mixed bag of players from different high schools that was assembled in the summer to face off against all-star teams from Toronto's other boroughs.
It was a short and intense two weeks of back-to-back practices, which was necessary to inject cohesion into a mixed bag of young men who didn't know each other.
Before each practice, they were told to run a mile. If they completed the run in under six minutes, they didn't have to complete it again for the rest of training camp. But if they failed, they had to keep running it at the start of every practice until they came in under the mark. After a few days, there was only one person left chugging around the track.
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There were even a few occasions, Mr. Robinson said, that Rob alerted him to students smoking pot on school grounds. He went on to attend Carleton University. He dropped out inthe end of his first year, he has told the online news service Openfile. After that, he joined the family business, but unlike Doug, who ambitiously worked to grow the company, helping it expand to Chicago, his heart was not in it, several former employees said.
Undeterred, he became involved in several civic-minded campaigns — including one that targeted drug dealers and buyers. Inhe teamed with his father and Toronto police for an unorthodox project, he later told The Etobicoke Guardian.
In what would be the start of his unwavering tough-on-crime platform, he — at the time, 29 and unelected — and Doug Sr. It would tell them not come back to the area," Mr.
Ford told the Guardian after he was elected to City Council in He said his crime-fighting campaign had helped him win the election and promised to take the battle to other low-income neighbourhoods. But his personal war on drugs was short-lived. The year after their letter-writing campaign, he was arrested in Florida after being pulled over for impaired driving. Police also found a joint in his pocket — an offence not revealed until his mayoral campaign.
Throughout the reporting of this story, Doug Ford made several phone calls to Globe managers and reporters to complain about the questions being asked. In November,he called a reporter in the evening to complain about the newspaper's "yellow" and "gutter" journalism. When asked why he was so upset, he responded that he objected to "the type of questions" being asked.
His call appeared to have been prompted by a brief interview The Globe had conducted that day, when a reporter asked a former associate about the RY Drifters — a group that he said never existed.