|Category:||Used Car Dealer|
|Address:||16 Milford Ave, North York, ON M6M 2V8, Canada|
|Working:||10AM–7PM 10AM–7PM 10AM–7PM 10AM–7PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–5PM Closed|
To whom it may concern: I bought a 2006 Ford F 150, 2WD, crewcab from Coliseum...nice, clean, ex government of Ontario truck. We live 170 KMs from Coliseum, up North of Gravenhurst. Brought it home, took it to Maryland U.S.A. with no problems. Returned home, and a day or 2 later, went to start it, and there was nothing... Battery was fine, all electrical worked...so called Coliseum, as there was a 30 day total warranty on the truck...with their permission, after working out a plan of attack....we had the truck towed to a good, reputable mechanic in Minden, Ontario, GP Tires Plus. He found the problem instantly. It was nothing serious or major, just a typical Ford problem with the starter motor and a corroded and burnt wire from the solenoid. Apparently it is a well know problem with these F150s. Towing was free because of personal roadside assistance, and the truck was back in 24 hours, and Coliseum covered every penny of the repairs. This problem had nothing to do with Coliseums pre sale inspection for the safety...it was a problem that had no warning symptoms until it failed. It has no reflection on Coliseums competence or ability and had no safety issues...it was just one of those flukes. They gave me no hassles or grief whatsoever, and my entire experience with them has been first rate. I would consider dealing with them again, without reservation. Thank you Calvin...a raise is in order... :-) Eric Roth, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario.
I found this small dealer on autotrader and decided to give them a shout as they had a car I was interested in. I called a specific salesman as he mentioned his name in the ad. I come from a business background and I know how not to waste peoples time so I asked him if he would be willing to make a deal and gave him the figure I was willing to pay. When he heard the figure he told me to give him my credit card over the phone and he would take a deposit, obviously I didnt. I bluntly asked him if he would sell the vehicle for my offered price and he said "yes, we can make that deal, come on by". I get there and the price of the vehicle is priced $1000 more than that listed on autotrader and he didnt acknowledge the autotrader price until I specifically mentioned it! So, I mentioned the price that we discussed over the phone and he refused! So I specifically bring up our telephone conversation and he replies: "I say a lot of things over the phone". I thanked him for his time and left when in fact my time was wasted because of his unprofessional salesmanship. I cant say much about the other two salesmen at this place but a dealership that employes such a person is not worth dealing with. I do not recommend this place to anyone.
My husband and I came across a used Ford Expedition on autotrader and wasnt too sure about the location because we are in Ajax. We went anyways because my husband is a die-hard Ford man and loved the vehicle. We called ahead of time to get information like total mileage, condition of the vehicle and such. The guy over the phone was really helpful and we were satisfied and decided to go see the vehicle. It wasnt a location I was familiar with but was easy enough to find. I admit the space was cramped but because we called ahead they had prepared the vehicle. They let us take as much time as we wanted and did not linger. They let us take the car for a drive. (I just hate it when dealerships insist on coming along for a test drive, I wont feel comfortable checking all the buttons and all the features and really "giving-er" on the road if someone is there watching.) We thought the vehicle was great and they were really helpful and accommodating regarding the purchase of the vehicle. We "negotiated" a few things and it all went smoothly. Weve had the truck for over 18 months and weve had no issues. (Only regular maintenance fixes you can expect with the age of the vehicle which are totally acceptable.)
Im surprised by the reviews that have been posted here...possibly competitors Im thinking because my experience was actually the exact opposite. I was in the market for a used Lexus RX350 any year between 2007-2009. This place had the vehicle that fit my budget. Its not an ideal looking dealership but the service was excellent. The dealership is medium-sized was located around Keele and Lawrence. The words, "great condition" are highly subjective when it comes to used car dealerships, but the best part was they allowed me to take the vehicle to my own mechanic prior to purchase. I spoke with Ross and he took the time to explain the specs of the car and we went out for a test drive. I was really struck by how patient he was during the entire process and wasnt pushy at all. Other than telling me what the list price was, he didnt even mention price again until I asked that we talk about it. Definitely a friendly guy who went out of his way a few times to make sure I was satisfied with the vehicle. Its been about 6 months since I purchased the SUV, and I can definitely say that Im very satisfied with the vehicle.
Coliseum had a specific vehicle I was looking for. So, even though I live in Ottawa, I made the call. I was pleased with how they realistically answered all my questions from the beginning. I sent my brother, who lives in Toronto, to see the vehicle. He used to sell used vehicles and he was pleased with their service and got a good feeling about the establishment. They allowed us to take the vehicle to an independent garage for a review. The vehicle passed with flying colours. I drove from Ottawa to pickup the vehicle at a specific time. Ross had all the paperwork and vehicle ready to go. It was literally a 5 minute transaction and I was on my way. I have been completely pleased with the vehicle ever since. There was one minor mechanical issue. Because I live far away they said I could go to my local mechanic to have the minor issue dealt with. I sent them the small bill and they issued me a cheque to cover it. I am completely pleased both with my purchase and the service I received at Colisuem Auto Sales.
We bought a Mazda B4000 from Coliseum back in October. Overall we were pleased with the service we got. As others have indicated, we were allowed to take the vehicle for a test drive without a sales person accompanying us which gave us some freedom to discuss and test privately. We also brought the vehicle to our own mechanic who helped us identify some issues that Coliseum was very cooperative in addressing. The main thing I did not like was the complete unwillingness to come down in price even a little. Having said that, Ross found other ways to help us out ie: splitting the cost of brand new winter tires vs putting on used all season. In the 36-day warrantee period, we drove it a lot in order to flush out any other issues and sure enough there was a major issue with the transfer case. When I brought this issue to Ross at Coliseum, he was quick and efficient at booking me into their transmission person and the problem was fixed. The truck is still driving well and we love it. Thanks Ross!