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Germain renames Honda outlet on Sawmill Road | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 70 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 7, 2011, titled Germain renames Honda outlet on Sawmill Road | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Germain Motor Co. has renamed Immke Northwest Honda, which it acquired in September from Lucas Auto Group.

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“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#46 Feb 7, 2011
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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LMAO! Have you seen the poor reviews Hinderer gets? And Honda of Marysville is owned by Mike Devers in Cincinnazi (also owns Toyota Direct on Morse Rd. and Performance Chrysler on the west side).
Can you explain to me how the Toyota Direct people are any better than the Germains? They are SLIME. Not to mention the fact that you are sending Columbus money down to Cincinnazi instead of keeping it in Columbus.
Nourse, Lindsay and Hugh White are all okay, but Roush Honda is the BEST. It's also employee owned and it shows in how they deal with the customer.
My family has used Roush for many years and their sales and service seem to be the best in the area when it comes to Honda.
Enzyte Bob

Pickerington, OH

#48 Feb 7, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
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My family has used Roush for many years and their sales and service seem to be the best in the area when it comes to Honda.
My family has purchased Hondas from Hugh White, Nourse, Lindsay, Immke Acura (Dayton) and Roush. I helped my dad with his last purchase at Roush and was very impressed with both the sales help and the feedback from service department. You feel like you are dealing with professionals there. The other dealers have more of a huckster feel to them.
GetSchooled

Philo, OH

#49 Feb 7, 2011
In Columbus, your choices are:
1. Get ripped off buying a new car.
2. Get ripped off buying a used car.
3. Get ripped off leasing a car.
4. Get ripped off renting a car.
5. Get ripped off stealing a car (chops aren't paying squat for parts these days).

I suggest staying away from cars altogether.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#50 Feb 7, 2011
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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My family has purchased Hondas from Hugh White, Nourse, Lindsay, Immke Acura (Dayton) and Roush. I helped my dad with his last purchase at Roush and was very impressed with both the sales help and the feedback from service department. You feel like you are dealing with professionals there. The other dealers have more of a huckster feel to them.
I haven't had experiences with those others, but I know one of the sales managers at Roush and that is why my family has used them. Very nice guy, easy to deal with, and shoots you straight. Having been in the business, sometimes it's hard to find someone who just tells you how it is instead of giving you the runaround. If I buy a Honda, it will be from him.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#51 Feb 7, 2011
GetSchooled wrote:
In Columbus, your choices are:
1. Get ripped off buying a new car.
2. Get ripped off buying a used car.
3. Get ripped off leasing a car.
4. Get ripped off renting a car.
5. Get ripped off stealing a car (chops aren't paying squat for parts these days).
I suggest staying away from cars altogether.
You forgot one:

6. Get educated and stop playing the victim.

Blame yourself for all of those times you got ripped off. You chose to walk in not knowing what you were doing.
Blinded-By-The-R ight

United States

#52 Feb 7, 2011
GetSchooled wrote:
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I fail to understand how paying $700 per month for anything is a good deal. Wouldn't you rather keep $700 per month in profits, or invest that in your business, rather than waste it on a car lease? I suppose you are on the debt treadmill so why not more?
He gets to write off the whole amount on his TAXES!
Enzyte Bob

Pickerington, OH

#54 Feb 7, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
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I haven't had experiences with those others, but I know one of the sales managers at Roush and that is why my family has used them. Very nice guy, easy to deal with, and shoots you straight. Having been in the business, sometimes it's hard to find someone who just tells you how it is instead of giving you the runaround. If I buy a Honda, it will be from him.
We had a deal for my dad's car at $3,500 off sticker. When we showed up to close the sale, the salesperson said he had $500 in incentive money to give us and got $4,000 off instead of pocketing the money. How many dealers are going to do that for you? I also like their new facilities, easily the second best in town (next to Germain Lexus).
Enzyte Bob

Pickerington, OH

#55 Feb 7, 2011
Blinded-By-The-Right wrote:
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He gets to write off the whole amount on his TAXES!
Leases are stupid whether you can write them off or not. You can also write off a purchase.
Sterling Silver

Columbus, OH

#56 Feb 7, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
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You forgot one:
6. Get educated and stop playing the victim.
Blame yourself for all of those times you got ripped off. You chose to walk in not knowing what you were doing.
I agree! I don't have those kinds of experiences, but "dat's cuz I done edumacated my own self" LMAO

Five years ago, I was run off the road and my Toyota van was totalled. The insurance provided me with a nice rental, and I called Toyota West where we had bought five previous Toyotas. I had already researched Corollas, because I knew that with my van being 10 years old, I would be in the market in the near future. The accident moved that up. Anyway, I was quoted a figure over the phone, which I found to be satisfactory, did my own financing, and headed over to the dealer. All I had to do was pick the car on the lot. The whole thing took three hours, and most of that was to prep the car. The fact that we were long-time customers moved the whole process along and got me good treatment. Had I gone in with what's-his-name's attitude, I'm sure I would have been screwed also. But they recognized the value of keeping a long-term customer and treated us right.
Buford

Saint Petersburg, FL

#57 Feb 7, 2011
bassetball jones wrote:
Hinderer is a metrosexual sleazeball just like Steve Germain!
Hinderers are weasels. Check the auto dealer complaints on the Ohio Attorney General's website. They used to be in first place by far.
GetSchooled

Philo, OH

#58 Feb 7, 2011
Blinded-By-The-Right wrote:
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He gets to write off the whole amount on his TAXES!
You know anything about taxes? To legally write off your car on the business taxes isn't quite that simple...

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#59 Feb 7, 2011
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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We had a deal for my dad's car at $3,500 off sticker. When we showed up to close the sale, the salesperson said he had $500 in incentive money to give us and got $4,000 off instead of pocketing the money. How many dealers are going to do that for you? I also like their new facilities, easily the second best in town (next to Germain Lexus).
Really, a good salesperson will do that. The salesperson doesn't get paid if the dealership keeps that money. I used to do that with my customers if new incentive money came out, and then I would go to my boss and tell him that the customer said he would do the deal if we gave him the incentive money. Worked every time. I had a happy customer, a sale, and a happy manager for making another sale. And yes, their new facility is great!
Parasite Government

Columbus, OH

#60 Feb 7, 2011
Blinded-By-The-Right wrote:
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He gets to write off the whole amount on his TAXES!
Only the part used for business. Writing off 100% of a passenger car as business use is something IRS agents love to see - easy money for them on audit.

Can't document your mileage? Sounds like 100% personal use to me, which is nondeductible!
Just curious

Lockbourne, OH

#61 Feb 7, 2011
Don't any of you commenters have a job? Or are your employers Internet policies that liberal where you have access to any site at any time? Just curious... On the other hand, maybe you are commenting from COTA, or while waiting in line at Job n' Family Services on your BlackBerries and iPhones?

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#62 Feb 7, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
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I agree! I don't have those kinds of experiences, but "dat's cuz I done edumacated my own self" LMAO
Five years ago, I was run off the road and my Toyota van was totalled. The insurance provided me with a nice rental, and I called Toyota West where we had bought five previous Toyotas. I had already researched Corollas, because I knew that with my van being 10 years old, I would be in the market in the near future. The accident moved that up. Anyway, I was quoted a figure over the phone, which I found to be satisfactory, did my own financing, and headed over to the dealer. All I had to do was pick the car on the lot. The whole thing took three hours, and most of that was to prep the car. The fact that we were long-time customers moved the whole process along and got me good treatment. Had I gone in with what's-his-name's attitude, I'm sure I would have been screwed also. But they recognized the value of keeping a long-term customer and treated us right.
Absolutely, customer loyalty goes a long way with most dealers. Notice I said most as there are the few that just want to sell cars at the highest profit possible. But most dealers look at it as a $700 profit on 5 cars over 2 years (knowing that you may send a friend or neighbor or relative and may purchase another car) equals $3,500 plus the bonus money they get for each car sold from the manufacturer. That's better than a one time $1,500 profit and an upset customer because they stretched their budget and gave a bad survey which you then give up some bonus money. A smart consumer is always happy with a purchase. A dumb consumer always has buyers remorse and thinks they got screwed. And normally, they are the people on these types of forums screaming about how a dealer or dealer group ripped them off. Now if you get bad service or someone with a bad attitude, I understand. But in a lot of cases, your attitude drives the attitude of those which you are buying from.
Bubba

Chillicothe, OH

#63 Feb 7, 2011
Enzyte Bob ... If dealer had kept the $500 and when they were audited by Honda etc they would be fined or lose status with company up to and including losing their franchise. Audits of dealers happen more often then you would think and lots of dealers have been caught cheating customers so this $500 wasn't an act of kindeness.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#64 Feb 7, 2011
GetSchooled wrote:
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You know anything about taxes? To legally write off your car on the business taxes isn't quite that simple...
Did you ever think that if you took your own advice and were to "GetSchooled" you wouldn't have the bad experiences that you have had in the past? And under your theory, if everyone bought only what they can pay cash for, about 80% of homes would be sitting empty. Banks would be closing everywhere, and our economy would be 100 times worse than it already has been. The average home listing price in Franklin county is $192,045. How many people do you know that have that kind of cash sitting around. You are basically assuming that everyone should be considered "upper class" to have that kind of money laying around.
BrianfireJimBoll man

Columbus, OH

#65 Feb 7, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
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I haven't had experiences with those others, but I know one of the sales managers at Roush and that is why my family has used them. Very nice guy, easy to deal with, and shoots you straight. Having been in the business, sometimes it's hard to find someone who just tells you how it is instead of giving you the runaround. If I buy a Honda, it will be from him.
Is his name Jim? I know the guys at Roush too...good people
Enzyte Bob

Pickerington, OH

#66 Feb 7, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
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A smart consumer is always happy with a purchase. A dumb consumer always has buyers remorse and thinks they got screwed. And normally, they are the people on these types of forums screaming about how a dealer or dealer group ripped them off. Now if you get bad service or someone with a bad attitude, I understand. But in a lot of cases, your attitude drives the attitude of those which you are buying from.
What I am talking about is the "We're Dealing"/"let me go talk to my manager" attitude and that's nothing against Ricart. I have also been happy with Ricart--We got a steal on a stripped down Ford Ranger there and are very happy with the truck. That said, most mid-range car dealers seem like they they'll take anybody off the street - the guys at dealers could just as easily be selling shoes at a mall. Roush salespeople seem to be a cut above - just very professional in their approach.
GetSchooled

Philo, OH

#67 Feb 7, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
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Did you ever think that if you took your own advice and were to "GetSchooled" you wouldn't have the bad experiences that you have had in the past? And under your theory, if everyone bought only what they can pay cash for, about 80% of homes would be sitting empty. Banks would be closing everywhere, and our economy would be 100 times worse than it already has been. The average home listing price in Franklin county is $192,045. How many people do you know that have that kind of cash sitting around. You are basically assuming that everyone should be considered "upper class" to have that kind of money laying around.
Please - feel free to purchase whatever you wish on credit. However, that is a bad policy for an individual who is trying to optimize their finances. You suggest that we have an "obligation" to make the system work by borrowing money? Sounds like socialism to me. As for houses - the reason a house costs $195,000 is that that is the maximum money that the average person can BORROW to buy it. If you outlawed mortgages, then the price would fall to maybe $19,000 - the average amount that the average worker could save up within a reasonable time to buy it. So the entire Realtor-Bank-Mortgage system has inflated the prices of homes by a factor of 10, making them out of reach for today's youth.

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