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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Best Dealership in Nor Cal?

I'm in the market for a CR-Z, where did you all buy yours from? Which dealership is the best to work with?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 04:42 PM
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I've done service at a number of South Bay spots. At least for that South Bay honda has been a good spot for me. Again that's just from the service side.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 01:04 AM
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Bay Area Dealers

I bought mine at Victory Honda in San Bruno, and it was a generally pleasant experience. At first they tried to sell me the car for sticker and offer too little for my trade, but quickly backed off and gave me a reasonable deal -- not spectacular (I'm not much of bare-knuckles negotiator), but perfectly decent. I had distinctly unpleasant experiences at 2 other dealers: San Francisco Honda and Honda of Oakland.

At the Oakland store, I had a very pleasant test drive and got along well with the saleswoman -- until she introduced me to her sales manager, who was a pushy jerk who tried to pressure me into buying then and there, which I had absolutely no intention of doing. It was so obnoxious that I stormed out and swore I'd never, ever give them a cent.

San Francisco Honda was a strictly email experience. Having shopped a bit, I emailed them to see if they might give me a better offer than other dealers. They didn't, but then kept emailing me again and again, even after I had told them I'd bought a car elsewhere. After 3 "please don't email me again, I've bought a car" notes, one of their clowns phoned my cell to try one more time -- at which point I was apparently unpleasant enough that they stopped contacting me after that.

On the other hand, I did take the car into SF Honda (much closer and more convenient than the others) for a repair after I had an unfortunate mishap that crunched my driver's side mirror when I'd had the car about 2 months. The service department, at least in that one experience, was entirely professional and pleasant to deal with, even after Honda parts screwed things up the first time.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 01:49 AM
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I got mine at Marin.

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Winter Honda in Pitsburg.
Best service center and staff.
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If you want to traverse another bridge, I've been very satisfied so far with Lodi Honda. Elk Grove (I saw no elk, and no groves), where I bought mine used, not so much. Lodi got me through the facebomb debacle with a 3-mile '16 Civic as a loaner. I put five-thousand miles on it. Lodi has a good reputation for doing internet deals as well. They have 3 Zs in stock, all with CVT, one of them a '15.
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