I began my search at Cherokee Ford and they had little to no inventory and no one available to talk to me. That’s when I went down to look at the Escalade XLT. Classic Cadillac fell over it me and asked me to take the XLT home for the weekend, which I did. Never really felt right though, cannot see myself at the barn with that thing, but the cooler in the bed was awesome for being out in a pasture. (Dear Ford , can you build a cooler in the side panel of the truck bed)??
I did some research on Monday and found out that Chestatee Ford had a very nice Platinum. I called and spoke to James and set an appointment for today. James knew I was on my lunch hour , so he fast tracked his process, but was also respectful and was cognizant about confidentiality and documentation. He was thorough, professional and knowledgeable. Then sent me off to the finance manager and he was lighting fast- believe his name was Kip. Kip knew his loans, financing and was able to get me the best deal within minutes.
All in all, the experience at Chestatee Ford on a scale of 1-10 was a 15!
Headed back there on Friday to pick up industrial sized floor mats and a bed cover.
Because of you, Belinda, James and Kip I have my dream truck that I never thought I could afford! Oh and did I mention when I get in it I look young and skinny? And the horn screams getoutta Beth’s way… LOL
Late in 2008, we purchased our third Ford F-150. Before visiting Chestatee Ford, we met with salespeople at three or four other Ford dealerships closer to our home, including the one that had sold us our last truck. Frustrated that we were unable to make a deal, we extended our search further from our home. And we are glad we did!
The service displayed by our salesman Chip Williams and the rest of the Chestatee Ford team was, and continues to be, outstanding. We were able to negotiate a fair trade and new purchase with relative ease, without high-pressure sales and hours of wasted time. At least once per month, Chip calls to ask how we are enjoying the truck and to be sure that we are not experiencing any problems with it. And most recently, we were pleased to participate in a yard sale the dealership hosted on its grounds; tables were provided at no cost, and we had access to the traffic flow on Highway 400!
We will consider Chip and Chestatee Ford whenever we purchase a new vehicle. Although the dealership is not as conveniently located as others, the level of service they provide far outweighs any minor travel inconvenience."
John and Micki Millar
Ball Ground, Georgia
Millar Consulting Group
Dear Bob Shiver,
Thank you very much for your help with the Escape. It was so nice to make a decision with no pressure!
We saw the fish on your car as we were leaving and thought you might enjoy this cap with a fish on it.
Karen and Randy Gibson
Recently, I had the privilege of purchasing a new car from you dealership. The experience was absolutely wonderful.
The salesmen were professional in their product demonstration and in presenting the vehicle that met my personal needs. Pressure was absent from this experience for which I am grateful. Financing was arranged that met my budget requirements with more than one option being offered plus the vehicle was serviced, cleaned, and available at the time promised.
May I have the joy of recommending Chestatee to anyone needing to purchase a car. Also, I have used the service department on more than one occasion and found the dealer service to be excellent as well.
Dr. Lester Cooper Jr.
Concord Baptist Church
Cumming, GA 30040
Chestatee Ford, is like a second home to our family. Over the years my family has purchased several vehicles there: my wife: an Escape, my daughter and her husband both have Taurus’, my oldest son: an F150 truck, and my youngest son: a Mustang. I drive a Flex. All of them have been great. When we arrive, we are greeted by seasoned salespeople who take time to hear our needs, to show us what is in our price range, and then offer us the best deals possible.
My family lives about 45 minutes from the dealership and it is worth the drive not only to buy, but for service. We know when we enter the service department that we will be treated with honesty and dependability. Not once have we ever had an unpleasant experience and the workmanship is superior.
Since we have been there so many times, we have gotten to know many of the employees and they treat each other like family. They even pool their resources together each year to help the needy in the community (often as many as ten different situations!) We have attended their July 4th fireworks and barbeque and discovered that Chestatee Ford is the neighborhood gathering place for numerous special occasions. No wonder we feel they are like a second home and family to us! In short, I cannot imagine buying anywhere else and am deeply grateful for all they do for the community, the customer and my family.
Dr. D.B. Shelnutt, Jr.
Johns Creek United Methodist Church
11180 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097
I have done business with Chestatee Ford for several years now. I have purchased vehicles from them, used their Service Department and the Collision Center on several occasions. I have always been impressed with the way that they do business. If you imagine all of the things that you hear about car dealerships that people don’t like, you will not experience any of that at Chestatee Ford. In the sales department, they give you their best price right up front with no games. In the service Department and Collision Center, they give you an accurate estimate and explanation of the work to be performed and complete that work it in a timely manner. Furthermore, everyone at Chestatee Ford is friendly and they always treat you like they want you to return to them for all of your automotive needs. I have always been extremely satisfied with Chestatee Ford and my experiences with their dealership. I am a Chestatee Ford customer!
I have purchased several cars and trucks through the years. I admit some from other dealers, but once I bought from Chestatee Ford I realized that I had found the ultimate dealership for my car buying needs. Chestatee Ford has always given the Best Prices, Service, and Care.
Over the last several years I have returned to Chestatee Ford again and again to buy new cars, it’s that relationship that enables me to recommend Chestatee Ford to my family, friends and business associates, Chestatee Ford is the place to do business for your new or used car sales, parts and service. Chestatee Ford is a First Class Car Dealership.
Assistant Athletic Director
North Forsyth High School
Dear Chestatee Ford,
Recently I brought my Ford F-250 in to be repaired. The staff at Chestatee Ford was very helpful in regards to diagnosing the problem and repairing it. I appreciate the willingness of the staff in helping me get my truck fixed in a timely fashion and in regards to loaning me a vehicle to use until my truck was ready.
Once again, I want to thank you for your assistance on this vehicle. I look forward to continuing business with you in the future.
Dear Sir or Madam:
Please allow me this opportunity to express myself, concerning my recent car buying experience, at Chestatee ford. It was such a pleasure to have a salesman such as, Chip Williams, to assist me. Although it took me several weeks to decide, to make such a large purchase, I received no pressure from Mr. Williams. I was expecting to be pressured and told only what my “ears were to hear!” I am sure that Mr. William’s professional manner and his knowledge of the product convinced me to make the purchase.
There was no haggling about the sales price. I asked Mr. Williams to get me the drive out dollar and call. The following afternoon I received the call. I was told the drive out price and I was pleased. We made the deal later that evening hassle free.
While dealing with finance, I met Mr. Brent Escoe. He asked me a few questions; we set the payment amount and the date of the first payment. The deal closed.
I must say that each time I entered the dealership, looking at the Lincoin, a professional sales representative met me. I asked for Mr. Williams, each time and he was immediately summoned. There was always a smile and friendly atmosphere to whomever I spoke.
It was a pleasure to be treated with such a professional and organized team; they make your dealership look good. I would recommend anyone to contact your business before making a vehicle purchase anywhere else. P.S. I am pleased with the car!
Chestatee Ford Dealership
Attention Service Department:
I want to commend the Service Department manager and who ever else worked with me and the Dawson Learning Center to have our vehicle repaired. In responding to our calls and request, we were treated very professionally and informed of our choices. The van is being used now with the new transmission working fine and I would certainly recommend your dealership any time that I may be asked to do so.
Roger D. Slaton
State Farm Agent
Dawson Learning Center
40 Hightower Parkway
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534