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Marie Terronez

Marie Terronez

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15 Reviews
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Recent Reviews

Feb 14, 2019

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Outstanding Experience

I must admit that my least favorite thing to do on the Planet is car shop but Marie is causing me to have a change of heart. She is a great listener who allowed me to share my situation and then she went to work on finding best options to consider. She was Professional and respectful in every part of the process. I will direct people to her in the future. Bill

Feb 04, 2019

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Good Experience

Went in looking for a certified used vehicle, and got into a brand new one for only a little bit more money. Omelia was very helpful along the way. Was talking to a dealership in Minnesota at the same time, and they could only get to within $2,000 of the price I was able to get here.

Feb 04, 2019

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Great Experience and Great Car!

Ms. Terronez and Lithia VW did a great job, they were fair to deal with, pleasant, and helpful. My new car was ready for me to pick up right on time. I highly recommend them, and Ms. Terronez in particular. She was great!

Feb 04, 2019

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Excellent Service

My fiancé came into the dealer looking to get into a new Tiguan at a great price and Omelia and the wonderful team there did exactly that. We’ll return and refer everyone we can because the service is just that great!!

Jan 29, 2019

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great sale and post-sale

Omelia was great to help with both the sale and post-sale process. She and VW Service went above and beyond with a post-sale issue. I very much appreciate it! I don't love buying new cars, but the process went super well with Omelia. Thanks!

Jan 28, 2019

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Omelia helped us with two sales

Omeila did a great job helping us put together the purchase of a new and used vehicle plus the trade in of our car. She was very helpful and patient with us through the whole process. Thanks, Mike

Jan 24, 2019

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New Passat

Omelia was great to work wit’s. Took the time to understand my goals and interests for buying a new car and helped out as much as she could.

Jan 23, 2019

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Great sales service

Maria made sure that my daughter and I were highly satisfied and we were very happy and grateful for her help with our new car.

Jan 18, 2019

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Very positive, best car buying experience I have every had

Everyone in the dealership went out of there way to make sure they found the right car for me. They even went out of state to get it and didn’t charge me extra.

Jan 12, 2019

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Happy With the Car but Disappointed in the Experience

I will start by saying I am happy with my vehicle now that it is home and working. To get to this point though there were frustrations. We went to the dealership wanting to see a specific vehicle and had a great experience test driving it with Marie. Once we got back to the dealership though they continued to waste our time trying to sell it to us for more than we said we would pay. I understand that this is part of the process, but wasting hours of my time right before Christmas with family in town is obnoxious and rude. When we finally got the price down and paid for it I went to drive the car off the lot and it said it was not recognizing the key and would not start. I went inside and Marie was kind and went to find out what was going wrong. The “guys in the back” didn’t come out to look at it or make me feel at ease that the vehicle I just purchased was not defective but told Marie to have me wave the key I front of the sensor and it would work. They also said that they had no issues driving it around the lot so they weren’t sure what happened. It felt as if they were saying I had somehow in the minute I owned the vehicle messed something up. The car started and I was able to drive it home that night, but the next day when I went to drive the car to the store it refused to start in my garage. Once again it said it didn’t recognize the key. This was a Sunday and the dealership was closed. I was able to text Marie and she was kind and said she would speak with the service department. The car had to be towed to the dealership and the service department shared that the keys needed to be programmed to the car, the batteries replaced, and a new car battery installed. These are minor things, but things that should have been done before we purchased the car and took it home. I was disappointed that no one on Saturday evening when we purchased the car and had issues with it starting and recognizing the key felt the need to come out and check the car and ensure it was ready to go. I’m thankful I wasn’t stranded somewhere with the car and that it was just stuck in our garage at home. The dealership through there actions made it seem that the only important part was the sale and it didn’t matter what happened after. Marie was very kind and tried to help as much as possible, but the individuals above her that she checked in with obviously did not care. Thankfully the experience with the service department was more positive and I feel confident the issue is corrected.

Jan 11, 2019

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Buying

Omilia Was very helpful, she took her time to explain all the features of the new car I was test driving I definitely would talk to her again and refer all my friends to her

Jan 11, 2019

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Great experience

Very thorough and kind. I had a great buying experience. Omelia was awesome to work with and had an approachable and friendly style. I would recommend her to my family and friends.

Jan 09, 2019

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New Jetta

We had an outstanding experience while purchasing our first Volkswagen Jetta. All of the staff at Lithia VW were friendly and helpful. We would recommend both the Jetta and this dealership.

Jan 09, 2019

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Used chevy

I went to the dealership and everyone was very helpful and with very little nonsense got me into the vehicle i wanted at the price i wanted.

Jan 08, 2019

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Wonderful customer service

This rating is much given because of the way Marie terronez has helped my father and I. She has phenomenal customer service and was very kind ! She made sure we were going to be happy walking out of that dealership!

Brian Braak

Brian Braak

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71 Reviews
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Dealership Experience 21 years 4 months
Industry Experience 31 years 4 months
I have been in the automobile industry for over 30 years and every day I look forward to learning something new. I have made many friends and will continue to look forward to meeting and taking care of all your automotive needs. Let me know what I can do to make your car buying a special experience.
Recent Reviews

Feb 04, 2019

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Good Experience

Went in looking for a certified used vehicle, and got into a brand new one for only a little bit more money. Omelia was very helpful along the way. Was talking to a dealership in Minnesota at the same time, and they could only get to within $2,000 of the price I was able to get here.

Jan 31, 2019

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Getting better

Improving. They only had one way to go. My last visit was great!! I hope they keep improving. Service I can trust is important to me Cheyanne was very helpful and professional. RPT

Jan 30, 2019

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Friendly and knowledgeable service

Good to see a familiar face when we walked in the door! Brian was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel great about our purchase.

Jan 29, 2019

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Purchasing our leased car

We had our own financing and had abtimebto be at the dealership and we sat there 3 hours without anything being done with regards to paperwork. We left they called us to come back to sign papers finally and then they forgot some of the papers and our new plates are delayed. Not sure the finance office knows what it means to multi task and/or be proactive. We were told he was too busy and he came out and said he wasn’t aware of any paperwork

Jan 29, 2019

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Excellent customer care

They always provide excellent customer care with their services. There is a shuttle to use when you are waiting on getting your car maintenced to take you where you want to be, they also do complimentary car washes. I have no negative words about this dealership. Would recommend!!

Jan 23, 2019

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Excellent customer service

Willing to work with you and find exactly what you’re looking for! Salesman was great and gave me multiple options to make it happen. Understood my timeline and they were very easy to work with.

Jan 17, 2019

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Great experience!

Great customer service - everyone was very professional - made the sale quick and easy! It was a good experience and easy transaction. I appreciate the quick process.

Dec 31, 2018

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Great Dealership

Dealt with Brian Braak. Great guy to work with, very knowledgeable about his inventory. Follow up was very nice as it was unexpected. You don't always get the kind of service and professionalism from car dealers and sales people that I received at Lithia. Will be back again for my next new car purchase.

Dec 03, 2018

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Easy to work with

Brian is a professional veteran in car sales and was very easy to work with. Not pushy at all and very responsive by text and or phone. Thanks

Nov 29, 2018

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Not the simplest car deal ever

Had some difficult times but got through to the end. Car was represented accurately and served my purposes for three years. Never had problems with the car.

Nov 15, 2018

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Great Service at Lithia

Stopped in to get a quick oil change. I was seen immediately. Cheyenne provided excellent customer service and explained the entire process very well in a way I understood. Sometimes it can be intimidating as a women going to get service done on your car but I NEVER feel that way at Lithia. Brian, my original car salesman even came out to say hello and asked me how I was doing. Thank you Litha for always making me feel at peace with my vehicle. One of the many reasons I have and will continue to give my business to Lithia.

Nov 01, 2018

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Hassle free car buying experience

Brian provides the highest level of service making car buying easy and stress free. He worked with us to find the right vehicle to meet our needs, was proactive to make the pickup and closing process as quick as possible, went over all the features of the vehicle, and follows up after the sale. I recommend Brian for anyone looking to buy a vehicle!

Oct 25, 2018

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Brian Braak Found the right Tiguan

We were looking to replace our Routan with a 2018 Tiguan, however, the preference was for an interior that was not black. After much searching and dealing Brian found the perfect one and my wife loves it. We have purchased many vehicles from Brian and he's always been very helpful during and after the sale.

Oct 17, 2018

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Unexpected

I was honestly shocked about how helpful and friendly and respectful the staff was. They listened to what I had to say and they did try and sale me some extra stuff but when k told them I'll did not want it they stopped.

Oct 17, 2018

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Great experience

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Brain and Dewayne were very patient with us and very informative. I will never buy another car from anyone else. Great experience and awesome customer service!

Oct 16, 2018

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Professional and knowledgeable.

Working with Brian Braak was a wonderful experience. The depth of knowledge and utter professionals Brian displayed made this experience extremely pleasurable. I recommend VW of Des Moines to anyone who is looking to purchase their next car.

Oct 16, 2018

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it was alright

I would have preferred to have been contacted personally since they had my number, but otherwise the people working were helpful. I also would have liked to have been updated more on the car while they were working on it, but I understand how busy that can be. But they were friendly and helpful though.

Oct 13, 2018

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Great dealer!

I struggled to get the pictures and answers I was looking for, but then I was connected with Georan, checked in on by Gerald, and helped by Brian Braak! Great crew and I am overjoyed with my new Jetta! Thanks guys! -The Langrecks

Oct 09, 2018

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I strongly recommend Lithia Volkswagen

Brian Braak, was always proactive in providing us with clear and thorough information and ensuring that we were completely comfortable with his answers. When clarification was needed, he always responded patiently and clearly. Dwayne Hill explained and went over very carefully about the lease process. in a few words sales and management team where very straightforward and worked in a hassle free manner that we really appreciated. OUTSTANDING TEAM!!!

Oct 04, 2018

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I purchased and financed my leased vehicle

Brian and Brandon did a great job handling my lease purchase, and financing remaining balance. I was very pleased with their work and would recommend them and this dealership to others.

Oct 02, 2018

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Fantastic

Brian, Scott, and Dwayne did a fabulous job with getting me setup in my new Jetta! Thank you for all of your hard work, I appreciate it!

Oct 01, 2018

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Customer Service!!

Brian Braak has been my representative for many, many years at Jordan and Lithia. He has always gone the extra mile for me and for my family!! Most recently he has helped me lease a beautiful S5 Audi!! Hats off to others at Audi who helped with my trade in vehicle and the lease.

Oct 01, 2018

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OIL change

Adblue fill low, service manual not updated functions performance capability. Not able to understand service contract guidelines on responsibility of owner and dealerships on service.

Oct 01, 2018

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New family vehicle

Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with. Brian was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining how everything on the car worked.

Sep 27, 2018

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Brian

Dealing with Brian Braak was an energizing experience and was unlike any other salesman I’ve worked with. It felt like I was kicking back talking with a friend. Would definitely recommend him to anyone

Sep 18, 2018

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Great service

I'm very pleased with the people that work there. Very professional and helpful, they make you feel welcome and help you the best they can.

Sep 12, 2018

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Recall

Attentive and polite . Ensure I left in a timely manner from my appointment time. Good service from the frost of contact to when I got into my car!

Sep 01, 2018

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Betta Getta Jetta

This is my 3rd Jetta in a row! Great Dealership to work with, I would highly recommend Brian Braak, I wouldn’t buy or lease from anyone else and I love my Jetta. It’s the perfect car for me! Deb

Aug 29, 2018

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Outstanding Sales Rep!

I had Brian Braak as my sales guy. And let me tell you. He is the best! He is patient, personable and he really cares about his clients! The best sales guy I have ever met. Lithia over all was a great place! The people are friendly, atmosphere and comfortable and clean and they really are knowledgeable. Dwayne was our financer and was also very patient(we had our toddler with us) and kind. He explained everything in detail and was even able to get us a better deal than originally planned!

Aug 25, 2018

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Could have went a little faster

Computers were down but I wish the whole sales experience would have a little quicker. Overall the experience was good just wish they could have been a little quicker.

Aug 19, 2018

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My initiative not theirs

Ongoing concerns with my '16 VW Beetle. Radio security lock (they wouldn't believe me for 2 years until a fix came out), starter switch-not always able to turn car on or off. After asking about it twice ("make sure your foot is on the brake" duh!) they finally experienced it and ordered a part. No one called for a week. I finally called and, yes, the part is in. Got it scheduled and dropped off. Picked up that afternoon. When I started it the next morning, the oil light came on. I checked the oil and it was below the fill mark. Called dealer to ask about what to do. (Okay to drive, fill it myself, etc.) Called twice and each time got into telephone xxxx. Finally left a message with the receptionist. No call back. Called the next day and got in same telephone circle. Finally got back to the receptionist who asked if I'd like to leave a message!! Said I did yesterday. Couldn't find it at first then said she would make sure they saw it. Really angry by now. Finally called my salesperson who called me back and said to bring it in. Pulled in to service garage and young man asked me how he could help. I explained about the oil light. Service advisor came out and I explained the situation. He told the young man he could check the oil, got a rag, pulled the dip stick and looked at it. He looked at the service advisor. I said "Shouldn't he clean the stick" and put it back in to see the resting level?" Advisor directed him to do so while telling me VW's do often run a quart low. I told him the car was midway in mileage and time until the next oil change which seemed strange to me it would run low now. I told him they had checked my washer fluid when the car was in a few days ago but not the oil? He said if it's not involved in the service visit, they don't. Maybe they should. And don't get me started on the brakes. They squeak continually like it needs new brakes. Always been told for the last 2 1/2 years that there is moisture and they squeak's. Doesn't matter if it is dry as a bone out or snowy. They did look at the brakes at my request on the last visit (starter) and service advisor said they did show some wear but were okay. "Next time might get a better quality of brake." When I told him they were original and this was a leased car, he had no response. Not really happy with this dealership or the car.

Aug 03, 2018

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Amazing service all around!

I didn't have to wait at all when I arrived to the dealership or when I went through the financial process. Brian and Shawn were extremely friendly and helpful throughout the entire experience. The dealership is very clean and nice. I absolutely love my new Jetta!

Jul 25, 2018

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Great customer service

We had a car get flood damage, and needed a new car quick. Brian Braak and the staff here were amazing! Brian had options for us and treated us like family!

Jul 23, 2018

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Helpful and thorough.

I came in need of a car, knew what I wanted and had only a small window to find what I wanted. Any question or concern I had was satisfactorily answered. The car buying process was made easier for me.

May 09, 2018

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Green Bug

Sales people easy to work with and very friendly. Didn't have the color car in stock so Chris put in the extra effort and found the one I eventually bought. Love my new Bug!

Apr 27, 2018

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Great service buying a used vehicle

I just had the best experience of my life working with salesmaster Brian Braak. Never have I felt so at ease working thrpugh a purchase process. As a wife buying the vehicle, he was cognizant and attentive to me as the purchaser rather than my husband, and it was refreshing. Brian has the calmest demeanor and none of the "used-car guy" attributes. He listened to us, he offered suggestions and alternatives, and had a smile on his face the entire time. Again, it was refreshing. I had a wonky finance situation and the handled it with aplomb when we had to sign papers three times. I would purchase from them again.

Mar 26, 2018

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Great experience!

I have been doing business with Lithia for years. I've purchased several vehicles over the years, and have had many great experiences with the service department as well. I recently purchased a 2018 Passat R line and I am in love with the car. The looks, power, styling, everything. It's a phenomenal vehicle for the price. Brian Braak was very helpful and never pushy. He understands that I am picky and that I was going to buy the vehicle that I was going to buy, no matter what he said or did. The service department is also incredible. Amber has been a ton of help, and the technicians are top notch. I am always treated fairly and taken care of.

Feb 17, 2018

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Fantastic service!

I've been very happy with my experiences here. From purchasing my new vehicle with Brian, to now having the 10k and 20k services done. I was there yesterday for the 20k service and they got me in and out in less time than anticipated, which was great since I was waiting there. I would definitely recommend this dealership!

Jan 16, 2018

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Friendly

All staff I come into contact with are friendly. When I come in for service, Brian B. always stops by to chat a few minutes.

Jan 03, 2018

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Awesome New VW Lease Experience

I just leased a new VW GTI and had a very good experience at Lithia VW in Des Moines. Brian Braak was my salesperson and he made the entire process a real pleasure. He displays relaxed confidence and great product knowledge and enthusiasm. Brian is a credit to the dealership and to the Automobile Sales profession. Brian always had a sense of humor to go along with being helpful through the process, making my investment of time in researching and test-driving seem perfectly acceptable. All other dealership employees were welcoming and helpful each time I came to the dealership. I am excited to be driving a great new car and am looking forward to great service moving ahead. Thank you Brian and Lithia VW in Des Moines!

Dec 27, 2017

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Brian is my go to car guy!

I have bought/leased many vehicles from Brian. He is always helpful and makes the whole process smooth! His knowledge is top notch! I wouldn't buy from anyone else!

Dec 27, 2017

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Always Shop with Brian

Brian is my go to guy for cars! He listens to what I need and helps me find the right car for the right price. I have trusted Brian to help me lease 4 cars over the years, and I will send everyone I know to work with him.

Dec 26, 2017

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Easy experience.

Brian really wowed us. Easy and stress free car buying experience and according to true car, we got a great price too! He helped us pick the right car for us and never tried to upsell us into something we didn’t need or want. He was very knowledgeable and helped us align our needs to the perfect car for us.

Dec 03, 2017

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Excellent and very down to earth respectful people!

Eric Danielson treated us like the only person in the building. He was busy but took a great deal of time with us to listen and give us straight forward answers. Everyone we dealt with was respectful. They treated us like they wanted us to be their customer and friend the rest of our lives. They really cared.

Nov 25, 2017

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Best experience in leasing a car

I’ve had the pleasure of having Brian Braak help me in finding the right car for the past several years. I have leased 3 cars now, and each time that I have to change cars Brian can usually have me in a new one in about an hour. He is great in having the necessary paperwork ready, and I usually just have to pick a car and finish with signing the necessary forms. He is always cheerful, and makes me happy to come in to Lithia knowing he’s there to help. He is great at showing all the details of a new model VW before I drive her off the lot. As long as Brian is at Lithia, I will remain a loyal VW owner.

Oct 23, 2017

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First time VW owner

When I began looking into getting a new car, Brian was very helpful in providing information about the VW models and options. He took the time to understand what options were most important to me in my everyday driving. After my purchase Brian continued to check-in with me, assisting in any vehicle questions and helping to schedule service appointments. Best sales service around!

Oct 23, 2017

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Excellent Product knowledge

I have known Brian for 20 years and his product knowledge is second to none. He is easy to work with and makes buying a car as hassle free as possible.

Oct 18, 2017

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A Great Buying Experience

It was a very straight forward buying experience. Brian answered all the questions I had sincerely and helped me thoroughly. Even after the deal was closed, I was offered to come and get them with any issues.

Oct 03, 2017

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Excellent

Always treated with the utmost respect and attention to any concerns. Always ready to answer my questions and concerns and and make for a pleasurable experirence

Oct 03, 2017

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A great experience!

Everyone at the dealership was very outgoing and friendly. Our salesman was not pushy, but very knowledgeable about the car we were looking at and answered all our questions. I look forward to a long working relationship with this dealership. Than you so much for helping me find "Pearl", AKA our 2017 white convertible bug!!

Sep 08, 2017

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Overall Experience

I would highly recommend someone coming here to purchase their next vehicle!! Everyone was super friendly and awesome to work with! The store is also beautiful - light and airy!

Aug 11, 2017

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The best possible experience

I've worked with Brian for many years, and trust him enough that I ordered a vehicle from him from Minneapolis, without seeing or test driving it, getting most of the info by text message. There was never any pressure, just good information and advice based on knowing what was important to me. His experience and knowledge are so obvious in how easy and seamless he makes the buying experience. I've spent half days at other dealerships buying a car. With Brian, he had everything ready ahead of time so I could go in, sign the papers and walk out in less than an hour. Incredible service!

Aug 11, 2017

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Long Term Customer

Been dealing with Brian and VW/Audi for 20 years and multiple vehicles. Brian is very professional but still a lot of fun to work with. Car buying should be fun and Brian makes sure the experience doesn't detract from the excitement of getting a new ride. His follow up is great.

Aug 11, 2017

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Profesional, No preassure, Happy Customer

Brian Braack is the most patient sales person I have ever worked with. He listened, answered all my questions, and provided options but never pressured me. This is the reason I have purchased 2 cars in 3 months from him! I really appreciate the attention provided before and after the sale, thank you Brian for your willingness to address those minor items, for the great deal, and best service.

Jul 05, 2017

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Wonderful Dealership!

Every time I step into this dealership everyone is so helpful in what I need. Transitioning from one leased vehicle to a new one was so simple! Thank you!

Jul 05, 2017

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Second excellent vehicle lease!

Brain Braak is the best! Professional, patient and never forgets the important details. Past Volkswagen lease, lead me right back to Volkswagen and Brain Braak.

Jun 30, 2017

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Thank you for very nice and helpfull sales person

Brian was wery helpfull and nice he did great job. In future if we have question on car he told us he will be happy to answer all questions Very nice and patient person and we are thankfull

May 16, 2017

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Very happy with our Tiguan.

Very happy with our purchase. Brian and Thomas were very helpful, we are happy with our Tiguan. We would highly recommend Lithia to our friends. Thank you!

Mar 26, 2017

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Used Car purchase

Excellent service from Brian Braak. We were looking for a used Audi with specific criteria. He continued to keep his eye open for anything fitting that criteria and notified us. This last one was a success! Beautiful car with all that we wanted. Very happy with his efforts and great customer service. Everyone at the dealership was very friendly as well.

Mar 21, 2017

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Lithia Service and Purchase Riview

Overall a good experience. My comments are both for the sales experience with Brian Braak and Chris Cameron, as well as recent service work on my wife's 2012 Tiguan, whichj was handled by Alisa Romick. Also, Anthony Gladney arranged for a tin of chocolate chip cokkies be sent to our personal residence...great touch! Because of the cookies, the experience at Lithia was "a lot like going to Grandma's house"!

Mar 03, 2017

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Car Purchase after TDI turn-in

The return of my Passat TDI went through easily at my appt and then I worked with Brian to look at a replacement Passat TSI. Low pressure sales, willing to wait patiently a few weeks allowing me to test drive both new and certified pre-owned vehicles. I finally found the right choice for me which was inbound to the dealership and he was able to get it held for me until arrival.

Feb 15, 2017

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Excellent as always! Love this place!

They always make you feel like family around there! Everyone is awesome and helpful. They even gave me a rose and candy since it was Valentine's week!

Jul 13, 2016

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New Golf Sportswagen

Brian Braak was great to work with during the recent lease of our VW Sportswagen. He made the process easy and he was pleasure to work with.

Mar 16, 2016

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Great Experience

I've never brought a brand new vehicle and was a little hesitant to do so. Brian was so friendly and helpful and even showed me every little detail on the car. He's been very helpful with follow up after the purchase making sure everything was still going well.

Feb 28, 2016

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Great!

Brian was really great to work with. Excellent customer service. Really happy with my new Jetta. Very easy and pleasant purchase experience. Would defiantly recommend.

Jan 07, 2016

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good experience--Brian was great to work with

everything associated with purchasing the car was good----look forward to the relationship with Lithia with possible purchase again in the future. Would recommend to anyone!

Nov 29, 2015

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Buying a New (Used) Car

I originally went into Lithia to look at a Toyota Corolla I found on their website. I test drove it with Brian. He was very easy to talk to and knew about the vehicle. After driving the car I could tell it wasn't the right one for me. Brian suggested I try a 2010 Jetta. I was in a situation where I needed a car ASAP so I figured why not?! I absolutely LOVED the car and Brian was extremely knowledgeable about the vehicle. He told me not only about the important functions but also all the bells and whistles that came with it! I looked at the car on a Monday, he gave me the Carfax and did not pressure me into buying right then-which I really appreciated. He wanted to make sure it was the right car for me. I ended up purchasing the car the next day and would definitely recommend Brian and Lithia.

Jul 23, 2015

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The salesman took the time to listen to our needs and wants.

The salesman was wonderful, we only needed to drive two cars to find the right one and he took care of all paperwork. The process was simple and up front. No hidden cost.

Jun 26, 2015

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Made it fun and easy

Brian Braak made buying a car easy! He answered all my questions and concerns. He took the time to explain how everything worked in the car. He followed up after I took the car home to make sure everything was going okay. I didn't expect this experience to be enjoyable, but it was!!! (Not to mention I love my new car!)

Apr 08, 2015

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Exceptional team!

Top-Notch all the way, from service to sales! Thanks Brian Braak for your personable sales approach and product knowledge; you are our salesman for life! Dustin offers a professional and trustworthy approach to all service needs; thank you! Our first and brief meeting with Jeremy Crosser was no less than expected, knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Any other employee we met along the way greeted us with smiles or hand shakes! The Lithia team is exceptional!

Mar 25, 2015

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Great Experience

Brian Braak listened to what we wanted in a vehicle. He was patient, as I wanted something different from my husband. He was professional, funny and very knowledgeable in all the vehicles. He took the time to show me all the options in my new car.

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Feb 19, 2019

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From lease to purchase.

Both Lamont Johnson and Dwayne Hill were very patient and helpful in working to help her purchase a VW Jetta she had leased for 3 years. Since her second language is English she was patiently helped to understand the process of purchasing her leased car. She left very satisfied with the process. Koudos to both gentlemen.

Feb 14, 2019

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Awesome

The visit was great trey worked extremely hard to get me the vehicle I wanted he was patient and worked within my budget great and awesome young man would definitely recommend to anyone

Feb 09, 2019

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Fantastic service

I walked into the dealership and was immediately impressed. The staff was very friendly and Andrew was right at the door to greet me. I had very little hope that they were going to be able to help me but they surprised me and went to work very hard and diligently to surcome several obstacles to get me in something that I would be happy with and get me 1 step closer to a better place in life.

Jan 31, 2019

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Getting better

Improving. They only had one way to go. My last visit was great!! I hope they keep improving. Service I can trust is important to me Cheyanne was very helpful and professional. RPT

Jan 30, 2019

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Friendly and knowledgeable service

Good to see a familiar face when we walked in the door! Brian was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel great about our purchase.

Jan 25, 2019

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Quality customers service

I went in to look at cars & buy if I found something I liked. They found something I liked & got me into it. I was more than please with the customer service I got.

Jan 23, 2019

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Excellent customer service

Willing to work with you and find exactly what you’re looking for! Salesman was great and gave me multiple options to make it happen. Understood my timeline and they were very easy to work with.

Jan 17, 2019

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Great experience!

Great customer service - everyone was very professional - made the sale quick and easy! It was a good experience and easy transaction. I appreciate the quick process.

Jan 17, 2019

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Best used car buying experience ever!!!!

Looked at this car online the night before. Called the next morning and talked to Lamont to see what we could do to hold this car till I could get there to look at it and drive it. He took care of that and I was able to come in that evening for the look and test drive. Lamont was an excellent salesman. Very easy to deal with, not pressuring or pushing the sale. Definitely knew his automobiles. Mostly concerned of what I thought about the vehicle and test drive. Also took the time to learn a little bit about me and my family and what the vehicle would be used for. Would definitely buy a new or used car from him again. Dwayne was also great to work with in financing/paperwork end of the sale. Lithia is probably happy to have both of these men!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 11, 2019

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Great Experience

Lamont was great to work with. I came in to test drive a GTI to make sure I would be ok with the purchase we had planned for my husband. He answered all my questions and shared a lot of the features that I wasn't aware of in the car. Lamont and Gerry were able to get us a deal that worked. There was a bit of a wait after we decided to purchase, as the dealership was busy that Saturday, but Dwayne made the paperwork go fast. Everyone was really helpful and tried to make it up to us for having to wait.

Jan 07, 2019

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I had a great experience at Lithia Volkswagen.

Over the weekend I bought a VW GTI at Lithia Volkswagen and worked with Lamont Johnson. Overall, this was the best car buying experience I have had in my life. Lamont went above and beyond in every facet in educating and assisting me in the process. Dwayne, in financing, also went above and beyond to simplify the process. Together, they gave me a great deal for a great car. I am very happy with my experience.

Jan 05, 2019

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Excellent customer service!!

Lithia VW has an excellent group of people ready to help you with whatever you need. They are friendly and very helpful. Make you feel welcome and they also make sure that you are getting /buying what you really need in a car, safe and reliable. I have been coming here for more than 5 years and I am veryh happy. Of all the lithias I could go for service ,I like this one.

Dec 16, 2018

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Lithia Volkswagon of Des Moines

I would have to express the service that they offered me was exceptional, but I would have to disagree on the paper work end of it, i felt that i was rushed through a lot of things and alls they wanted was the sale. Some request I had were planned, for example full tank of gas, and 300 dollars knocked of my car payment, once the paper work was ran up none of these two planned ideas, instead they put the paper work back to the same listing amount and still sold me the car for asking price.

Dec 15, 2018

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Vehicle Purchase at Lithia

Ok experience. Caleb is a great salesman to work with. Very friendly. Sales manager Dwayne was ok. I felt extremely rushed filling out my paperwork for the purchase. It was past closing time so I understand, but that wasn’t my fault. The customers in front of me took forever. Wish I would have gotten more for my trade in , but that kind of stuff is common. Multiple inquiries into my credit occurred though, which I get was unnecessary. That negatively effected my credit score. Very nice dealership inside though with decent amenities. Overall decent experience with the exceptions of the rushed paperwork and credit inquiries.

Dec 03, 2018

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Quick, easy, and informative

The car shopping process at Lithia was a painless experience. They found the perfect car for my needs, and had it to me within 24 hours.

Dec 02, 2018

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Everyone was friendly and helpful.

When we first went in we were not sure of what type of vehicle we wanted. The sales team showed us some different options and talked to us about what would best meet our needs. We are very happy with our final decision.

Nov 29, 2018

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Not the simplest car deal ever

Had some difficult times but got through to the end. Car was represented accurately and served my purposes for three years. Never had problems with the car.

Nov 25, 2018

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Great deal on my Jeep!

Our salesman worked hard to get us in the Jeep we wanted for the payment we needed. Happy with the deal and love my Jeep!

Nov 21, 2018

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Atlas Purchase

Clean friendly dealership respectful of our time schedule. Was very impressed with the Atlas as have been Toyota and Honda owners in the past. The six year warranty also impressed.

Nov 18, 2018

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Installed cruise control on 2017 VW Tiguan

We had cruise control installed on our new 2017 VW Tiguan Limited as the vehicle did not come with it. The install was professional. We live 2.5 hours away and the cruise worked flawlessly keeping the speed within about a mile or so on our Missouri hill country.

Nov 14, 2018

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Very easy to get an appointment on the date and time request

Same as I stated above, I would return to Lithia to have service and or repair work done on my VW Atlas . Mechanics are well trained and thorough.

Nov 13, 2018

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Great experience

I knew that I wanted to buy a year old, low miles Atlas so I emailed about one they had and Georan responded right away to confirm availability. We were greeted by Trey when we came to test drive the vehicle. He was knowledgeable and helpful. Even when I wasn't sure it was the exact interior and exterior color I wanted, they said that they would work with me to locate exactly what I wanted. We decided to go ahead with purchasing the one they had in stock and worked with Trey. I was really impressed with him - he's honest, hardworking and even helped move my car seats in freezing weather. Dwayne helped me with all of the paperwork and financing. He was a joy and I probably could have spent all day chatting with them both. Not something you often say about negotiating a car purchase! Most importantly, I was impressed with how they treated me as a woman. They didn't defer to my husband during discussions about features or pricing. It was a great experience and I definitely recommend them both.

Nov 12, 2018

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Great experience

I worked with Caleb to buy my 2013 Nissan Rogue. Great experience beginning to end! Initially reached out with interest in the car I found on their website. I came in that day for a test drive, they weren’t too pushy and answered all of my questions. Got a great value on my trade in, and with a little negotiating I got the car at the price I was hoping for! Had a tire pressure warning light pop on after driving it off the lot, and Caleb got me in the next day to take a look at it (no issues with the vehicle). Would recommend working with this dealership for sure!

Nov 08, 2018

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Wonderful Experience!

Best car buying experience ever! The team that assisted us was professional, courteous, friendly and completely prepared to ensure a quick and seamless purchase! We will recommend Lithia as the dealer to go to!

Nov 08, 2018

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Nice car

We got a nice car at a good price. Smooth process with no issues at all. It didn’t take a long time either. Thanks.

Nov 05, 2018

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Great service!

We enjoy this dealership and all the services offered by the caring staff! We LOVE our 2019 Jetta and high suggest getting one from the awesome sales team!

Nov 02, 2018

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The Sale was Great. Service after the sale was bad.

The salesperson Trey was outstanding and there were no issues with the sale of the used car. There was a VERY minor (but safety-related) repair issue so they were going to hold the car for a day or two until they had the 5-10 minutes to fix it. A few days turned into a week and communication was terrible. I called to ask if the tech could simply check the check engine light code while he was doing the other fix (something any autozone will do for free) and he refused, telling me I'd have to ask a salesman to ask him to do it. I was also told multiple times that I'd be called back and I was not. Also, they could not tell me the VIN of my new car when I asked for it for my insurance company. Finally, they told me to come in and pick up the title but when I called, I was sent to the Acura business office, where they told me the title would be sent to the county. The ridiculous disconnect between sales and service really ruins the otherwise good purchase experience. Two wings that should work together to maximize sales and sales after the service actually hate each other, and the customer gets caught in the middle. And I still don't have my car!

Nov 01, 2018

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Hassle free car buying experience

Brian provides the highest level of service making car buying easy and stress free. He worked with us to find the right vehicle to meet our needs, was proactive to make the pickup and closing process as quick as possible, went over all the features of the vehicle, and follows up after the sale. I recommend Brian for anyone looking to buy a vehicle!

Nov 01, 2018

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Amazing

My experience at Lithia could not have gone smoother. The employees and service were exemplary! I would highly recommend working with any of these professionals.

Oct 30, 2018

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Flawless Experience - I didn’t make it easy

Had a phenomenal experience with Caleb. Did my research and comparative shopping before I came in, so I had plenty of questions and hurdles for Caleb to jump through. Test drive was very relaxed, negotiations were done with respect, and timelines were met. My car was ordered from Missouri initially, until the deal fell through between dealerships. Caleb was able to secure the car I ended up purchasing from Indiana, where it was shipped to Lithia, only one day later than I had initially planned for the first car. As a car guy who has tried a slew of manufacturers and dealerships, new and used, I have to say my experience with Caleb and Lithia was right at the top. I’d definitely recommend!

Oct 26, 2018

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Randal Crabb provided above and beyond service

First time brand new car buyer here. Randal Crabb was great at getting me in a nice 2019 VW Jetta at an affordable price. Very great service all around. Manager Scott was very helpful and friendly as well.

Oct 25, 2018

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Great experience with Lithia Volkswagen

Caleb helped us find the perfect car for our growing family. Everyone involved in the process was so helpful and friendly. We're so happy with our purchase and would go back to Lithia again in the future.

Oct 20, 2018

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Lamont was great!

Lamont wasn't pushy...he helped out so much in dealing for the car that I wanted. He was funny and amazing to work with...kept me relaxed making such a big purchase. I would definitely come see him again when looking for another car!

Oct 19, 2018

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Friendly, low pressure

When we purchased our new car, Trey was very helpful, informative, and did not pressure us. He made sure we got the price we wanted. Dwayne handled the financial end and everything went smoothly. We love our new Jetta.

Oct 18, 2018

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Most vehicle knowledgeable dealership visited in 20 years

From my initial visit to the Lithia VW website to driving away with my new car, Morgan and Dwayne had answers to all my questions. Morgan seemed more like a friend than a car salesman and was easy to work with. I am happy with the deal they gave me, and the financials worked out the way I needed them to. Some of the wait times to get pricing information from managment seemed excessive, my overall experience was very good.

Oct 17, 2018

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Unexpected

I was honestly shocked about how helpful and friendly and respectful the staff was. They listened to what I had to say and they did try and sale me some extra stuff but when k told them I'll did not want it they stopped.

Oct 17, 2018

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Great experience

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Brain and Dewayne were very patient with us and very informative. I will never buy another car from anyone else. Great experience and awesome customer service!

Oct 17, 2018

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Best Volkswagen dealer in the states

Your salesman was a helpful as all get-out. You have a great dealership in Des Moines Iowa. You make a person feel welcome and just wanted to thank you for helping me get my new car. I enjoy it very much. I can't say enough about your successful team and how much they care. Thank you so very much.

Oct 16, 2018

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Great Buying Experience

I went in not knowing what to expect. Im a Maryland transplant and normally my Dad would assist me with buying a new vehicle. Randy joked I could pretend he was my dad and he would guide me as best he could. He worked closely with me and listened to what I wanted. In the end I left with a new car. He has assisted me with the after sale services I purchased and made it all seamless. Dwayne was fun and nice to work with through the financial aspect and paper work. They were both like dealing with a family member or friend more than a stranger or like other dealerships that try to force you into something.

Oct 09, 2018

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I strongly recommend Lithia Volkswagen

Brian Braak, was always proactive in providing us with clear and thorough information and ensuring that we were completely comfortable with his answers. When clarification was needed, he always responded patiently and clearly. Dwayne Hill explained and went over very carefully about the lease process. in a few words sales and management team where very straightforward and worked in a hassle free manner that we really appreciated. OUTSTANDING TEAM!!!

Oct 03, 2018

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Positive Experience

We decided to visit Volkswagen, as an afterthought, on our way to purchase a Kia down the road. We were immediately assisted by Trey and Lamont, who promptly showed us the two options that fit our criteria, a Tiguan and an Atlas. They were both very knowledgable about the vehicle specs and features. We ultimately decided on a Tiguan. The manager Scott was very helpful in clarifying the purchase process and pricing. Financing was smooth with Dwayne. Upon returning to the dealership for a minor issue (glue residue), Randall was willing and able to assist us promptly in Lamont's absence. I would highly recommend Randall, Lamont, or Trey to help you find the perfect vehicle that works for your family and budget.

Oct 03, 2018

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Excellent Service and sales

Very please with how I was treated. Salesman was great, management team went the extra mile to make the deal happen and the finance guy was quick and a funny guy. Overall a very good experience.

Oct 02, 2018

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Fantastic

Brian, Scott, and Dwayne did a fabulous job with getting me setup in my new Jetta! Thank you for all of your hard work, I appreciate it!

Oct 01, 2018

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very good job

They did a good job on my car but what I asked them to check they didn't but I'm ok with the work they did..

Oct 01, 2018

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New family vehicle

Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with. Brian was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining how everything on the car worked.

Sep 18, 2018

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Great service

I'm very pleased with the people that work there. Very professional and helpful, they make you feel welcome and help you the best they can.

Sep 10, 2018

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Great experience overall

The sales staff was great to work with and very knowledgable. They made the experience as painless as possible and got us in and out as fast as they could.

Sep 06, 2018

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Good experience

A non aggressive, friendly dealership. Trey is a good sales person. Felt like he worked hard for us. Dwayne was also great to work with.

Aug 29, 2018

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Outstanding Sales Rep!

I had Brian Braak as my sales guy. And let me tell you. He is the best! He is patient, personable and he really cares about his clients! The best sales guy I have ever met. Lithia over all was a great place! The people are friendly, atmosphere and comfortable and clean and they really are knowledgeable. Dwayne was our financer and was also very patient(we had our toddler with us) and kind. He explained everything in detail and was even able to get us a better deal than originally planned!

Aug 25, 2018

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Could have went a little faster

Computers were down but I wish the whole sales experience would have a little quicker. Overall the experience was good just wish they could have been a little quicker.

Aug 21, 2018

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2018 jetta

I told the sales person I wanted to pay cash for my car, I was told that I could not and was forced to take out a loan. Even though I will be paying off the loan very soon I don't think it is a good business practice at all. I like the new car, but I probably would go to another VW dealer in the future.

Aug 20, 2018

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VW for the WIN!

We very much enjoyed purchasing a car at VW Lithia! The sales team and financing team made the process very easy and we were able to pre-shop online which was nice.

Aug 09, 2018

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Ease making an appt in service department

I would like to offer my praise to the service personnel at Lithia VW in Johnston. The ease of making an appointment, and their ability to keep me informed about the progress and status of the work being performed helped me keep to my schedule of things that I was in DsM area to get completed, as I am from outside the metro area. Also, the technician, Jonny Rankin, is well qualified, thorough and highly recommended.

Aug 03, 2018

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VW for life!!

My time was spent very well at Lithia des Moines, cant explain how excited I was to get a new car! Everyone there was great, easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I will come back every time I buy a new car!

Aug 02, 2018

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Bought my first car!

This was my first car I had to finance and they made it so quick and easy! I love my new car and will go to them for any future purchases!

Jul 03, 2018

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Awesome people

Great Team from sales to service always available for questions and very helpful outstanding people to talk to and definitely buy a car again from there dealership

Jul 02, 2018

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Very helpful and friendly , staffed with knowledgable perso

LITHIA VW has very knowledgeable and friendly sales and service personnel . I would not hesitate to return for future work on my Atlas. Amber S. is very personable and easy to talk to and answered all questions about what is going on with my car.

Mar 03, 2018

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VW Atlas

After looking at other dealerships, the VW Atlas has everything we wanted in a vehicle. We need lots of legroom, stowage space, dependable vehicle, great service and sales teams...just to mention a few reasons for our VW Atlas purchase. I couldn't be happier.

Feb 01, 2018

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Purchase of new car

Great customer service from every employee I interacted with! Everyone listened to what I was interested in and we found the right match. Very smooth process start to finish.

Jan 26, 2018

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Fair and Honest

I aways feel as though I'm being treated fair and never rushed or bullied into a purchase. Mr. Hill in sales and Mr. Cameron in finance are very knowledgeable, honest and easy to work with.

Nov 01, 2017

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Amazing!

Dwayne and Roger did a great job helping me purchase my new Jetta. I thought the whole process went smoothly and they were so friendly and helpful! I appreciate it. Thank you!

Aug 07, 2017

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Excellent!

His reply is prompt and I could buy the car smoothly. I recommend my friends him as a good dealer and good person. Thank you again!

Jun 18, 2017

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Quick sale!

I hate filling out feedback or reviews! The sale was quick and efficient. The price was ok. Dealership was good, and clean. Friendly, and very knowledgeable.

May 15, 2017

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Dewayne Hill

Dewayne Hill really worked with me to get the best deal with my credit situation. He's very friendly and personable. A very nice guy. I appreciated dealing with him.

May 13, 2017

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Used car purchase

Worked with Dwayne on purchase of a 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Fair price and overall great sales experience with Dwayne and all the staff at the dealership. Would recommend to anyone!

May 13, 2017

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Great place to buy a car!

Dwayne Hill was great to work with. He was genuine and kind and he made my wife and I feel at home the entire time!

May 08, 2017

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Best customer service of any company, anywhere

The title says it. I highly reccommend this dealership. Of all my dealings with all the different companies and industries I have, Lithia VW of Des Moines has the best customer service of anyone I've worked with. Go there.

Apr 05, 2017

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Knowledge.... Express your needs....and budget!! Stand firm!

Ask for Dwayne! Nice, very professional! Went the extra mile for me!! Did way more then the 1st guy I dealt with!! Do your homework.....before buying! Compare $ and info. on CARGURUS some asking $ is over priced on some cars!! 😕

Mar 21, 2017

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Loyal Customer for Life!

From start to finish Dwayne Hill made my experience memorable. Drive away with a white new 2017 VW Passat and couldn't be happier. He explained every detail of my new car and most importantly listened to what was important to me. He got me financed when no one else in town could. I am now a loyal customer for life. Thank you Dwayne!

Sep 24, 2016

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Enlightening

Dwayne was very easy to work with. He wasn't pushy and he knew what I was wanting. I had actually met him on another visit in the dealership and I liked him then, so I made sure I asked for him when I went in to get my new car.

Apr 30, 2016

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Tanked my Credit Score

The car buying experience was good excluding the financial side. The only complaint that I have is that the financial department ran at least seven (7), yes seven, separate loan hard inquiries for my credit. That dropped my overall credit scores from 84 to 103 points depending on the bureau. I have seen this complaint submitted in reviews for Lithia in the past. If you come to Lithia be sure to ask who and how they are submitting loan requests!

Jan 28, 2016

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AWESOMENESS!!! Thank You Dwayne and Chris

Dwayne was and has been just AWESOME in helping me get into a good vehicle. Chris was instrumental in this great success, as well. I know salespersons jobs are to "get it sold", but I believe they worked hard to make it happen when they could have given up and moved on to someone who required less work. They were both very professional, were quite personable and were great at helping me to feel assured that they were on their jobs and knew how to get things done - and they got things done. Because of my AWESOME experience at Lithia has inspired me to bring my family and friends who are in the market for a car so they have an opportunity to enjoy kind of car buying I experienced at Lithia. I have a couple of items on the which need repair, attention or explaining. I will be taking my vehicle in to have those corrected and I am counting on Service to continue in this wonderful car buying experience. ?? Kimberley Myles Happy Routan Owner

Jan 11, 2016

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Worst and most expensive service I've experienced

I bought a used VW Golf from this dealership in August and I've had nothing but problems with it and I have had to put in over $2000 worth of necessary repairs. Every time something goes wrong, even though it is obvious...there is a $140/hr diagnosis charge which has never taken less than 2 hours. The shuttle hours are much less than the average 8 hour work day and my car has never been done in less than 3 days. During my last oil change they came up with over $1500 worth of needed repairs and marked them as URGENT. A second opinion said these were unnecessary for at least another 30,000 miles.

Trey Burkhall

Trey Burkhall

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Des Moines Native, #CycloneNation, On the side I customized and design athletic footwear for NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes. Enjoy spending time with my Wife and Son. In depth passion for all genres of music. Also in my spare time I coach youth athletics.
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Feb 14, 2019

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Awesome

The visit was great trey worked extremely hard to get me the vehicle I wanted he was patient and worked within my budget great and awesome young man would definitely recommend to anyone

Feb 13, 2019

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Great experience

Got my new car today if anyone comes to Volkswagen I recommend Trey Burkhall he was so helpful made me feel comfortable and helped me find the perfect vehicle thank you so much!!!

Jan 25, 2019

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Very professional and personal

Made the time getting the car very efficient and was very patient with us. Also went out of his way to my mothers job from the dealership to help her get some paperwork signed. Shows the amount of passion and the level of work ethic he possesses.

Jan 16, 2019

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Diagnosis

I was asked permission for a couple of hours of diagnostic I get charged over $400 for the diagnosis alone after I was told its $125 an hour and for a COUPLE of hours that adds up to $250 for the diagnosis not over$400 had I known that I would have not got a diagnostics test because that is an absurd price on top of having to pay over $5000 just to get it fixed it was a very terrible experience

Jan 08, 2019

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Trey Burkhall is awesome

Just like to leave a great review for Volkswagen of Des Moines. Great people to work with. My salesman was Trey Burkhall and he did everything to get my sale.

Jan 07, 2019

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Excellent Experience!

I had a great experience working with Trey. I went to the dealership looking to buy an Atlas. Trey as polite, understanding, and he did his part to work with me in order to come to an agreeable deal. Trey was understanding of my needs, he listened to my requests and was excellent in his replies. Car buying is always a little difficult, but Trey did everything to make this deal enjoyable. I would recommend reaching out to Trey if you're looking for a VW.

Jan 03, 2019

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Enjoyable Car Buying Experience

The salesman we worked with, Trey, was very friendly and personable during our car buying process! He took the time to show us different versions of the 2019 Tiguan to ensure we purchased the car that fit our needs! He also took the time to make sure all of our questions were answered. I would return to this Volkswagen in the future!

Dec 31, 2018

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Purchase experience

Trey did an outstanding job finding the right car for us. Very helpful & personable! Caleb worked hard to get us the right price for our vehicle. Great teamwork between them & an overall great experience here at VW Des Moines!

Dec 30, 2018

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Great, friendly service

We had such a great experience. Did not feel pressured to make a purchase and both Trey and his manager were more than willing to work with us to get us a deal that worked with our budget. Thank you!! We will be back!

Dec 27, 2018

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First time lease - Jetta

I stopped at the dealership based on a lease promotion, The dealership honored the promotion BUT based on personal preferences we ended up going with an upgraded model

Dec 18, 2018

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New Jetta

Trey was very helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend working with him and this dealership. He worked hard to find the right car and got the price where I needed it also.

Dec 16, 2018

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Lithia Volkswagon of Des Moines

I would have to express the service that they offered me was exceptional, but I would have to disagree on the paper work end of it, i felt that i was rushed through a lot of things and alls they wanted was the sale. Some request I had were planned, for example full tank of gas, and 300 dollars knocked of my car payment, once the paper work was ran up none of these two planned ideas, instead they put the paper work back to the same listing amount and still sold me the car for asking price.

Dec 11, 2018

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Terrible customer service

First off we love the Passat but the customer service is terrible! When we test drove the car the gas light came on ( no biggie ) we ended up buying the car and it was late by the time we got all of the paperwork done. Thank goodness there is a gas station across the street! No gas in the Passat when we drove off the lot. Before we drove off I noticed there were no floor mats. Trey said he would order them. After several texts and call to Trey we finally got them. Along with not having floor mats the first aid kit was missing also. I know this seems petty but I paid for it it was on the sticker of the car. I have talked to Trey, Brandon, Scott, and the finance guy several times. I have been told everything from we will have to order it to it’s in the parts department to we will just take one from another car to the manager is taking care of it. It is know December 11th and I have yet to see or here from anyone. I guess even though I have paid for the first aid kit I just figured im not going to receive it. The next thing is we have had to redo the paperwork 4 time now. What’s irritating is all of the trips back to the dealership we have made due to the poor communication and what seems like the lack of knowledge of all of the papers we signed. If l could change the first review I definitely would. Like I said at the beginning we love the Passat but this whole car buying experience at VW of Des Moines was not a good one! I would recommend buying a VW but not from this dealership. Thanks Jeff

Dec 10, 2018

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Excellent Service!

So incredibly thankful for Trey at Lithia Volkswagen in Des Moines! He got me into the perfect car and was kind and reasonable! Highly Recommend!

Nov 13, 2018

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Great experience

I knew that I wanted to buy a year old, low miles Atlas so I emailed about one they had and Georan responded right away to confirm availability. We were greeted by Trey when we came to test drive the vehicle. He was knowledgeable and helpful. Even when I wasn't sure it was the exact interior and exterior color I wanted, they said that they would work with me to locate exactly what I wanted. We decided to go ahead with purchasing the one they had in stock and worked with Trey. I was really impressed with him - he's honest, hardworking and even helped move my car seats in freezing weather. Dwayne helped me with all of the paperwork and financing. He was a joy and I probably could have spent all day chatting with them both. Not something you often say about negotiating a car purchase! Most importantly, I was impressed with how they treated me as a woman. They didn't defer to my husband during discussions about features or pricing. It was a great experience and I definitely recommend them both.

Nov 10, 2018

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Good deal and Great Person

Great experience. Great negotiator. Worked hard for me. I was very impressed with the whole experience at Volkswagen and sales. Buying cars is not easy. Trey was honest and upfront

Nov 08, 2018

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Nice car

We got a nice car at a good price. Smooth process with no issues at all. It didn’t take a long time either. Thanks.

Nov 06, 2018

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Great buying experience

Everyone was very attentive and helpful. Great buying experience, we got a very good car at a very good price. Would reccomend this dealership to others.

Nov 05, 2018

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Excellent

Very friendly nice environment good customer service not rushed greeted at the door very curtious will recommend to family and friends co workers very good experience

Nov 03, 2018

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Great working with Trey!

Great guy! Straightforward buying process! Trey is very friendly and hard working. He is focused on giving the customer a great experience and doing everything he can to earn business.

Nov 02, 2018

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The Sale was Great. Service after the sale was bad.

The salesperson Trey was outstanding and there were no issues with the sale of the used car. There was a VERY minor (but safety-related) repair issue so they were going to hold the car for a day or two until they had the 5-10 minutes to fix it. A few days turned into a week and communication was terrible. I called to ask if the tech could simply check the check engine light code while he was doing the other fix (something any autozone will do for free) and he refused, telling me I'd have to ask a salesman to ask him to do it. I was also told multiple times that I'd be called back and I was not. Also, they could not tell me the VIN of my new car when I asked for it for my insurance company. Finally, they told me to come in and pick up the title but when I called, I was sent to the Acura business office, where they told me the title would be sent to the county. The ridiculous disconnect between sales and service really ruins the otherwise good purchase experience. Two wings that should work together to maximize sales and sales after the service actually hate each other, and the customer gets caught in the middle. And I still don't have my car!

Oct 30, 2018

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Great buying experience with Trey Burkhall

Our car shopping experience could not have been any easier! Trey Burkhall was friendly, listened to our needs and was able to answer all of our questions. His customer service was wonderful!

Oct 22, 2018

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Patient Kind Salesman

I really enjoyed working with Trey. He took his time with me and allowed me to test drive as many cars as needed to make my decision. I was a bit frustrated by the financing part. I think next time I will secure my own financing before going shopping.

Oct 19, 2018

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Friendly, low pressure

When we purchased our new car, Trey was very helpful, informative, and did not pressure us. He made sure we got the price we wanted. Dwayne handled the financial end and everything went smoothly. We love our new Jetta.

Dane Larsen

Dane Larsen

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Dealership Experience 11 months
Industry Experience 11 months
I grew up in the small town of Perry, IA until I moved to Johnston to attend highschool where I graduated. At 21, I moved out to Humboldt California where I spent the last 10 years and started working for Lithia. I wanted to move home so I transferred Lithia stores and now I am working here! I am excited to be home and selling Volkswagen. In my spare time I like to go disc golfing with my dog and friends, I like cooking good food, and I like to go see live music anytime I can. Those are all big reasons I am glad to be home because Des Moines has tons of opportunity to do all of those things. I really like selling Volkswagen cars because I not only get to meet and get to know a lot of different great people, but I also get to find them the car that fits their lifestyle and needs perfectly. All these things make me very happy to be back home! Cheers!
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Feb 05, 2019

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Really good experience!

First time buying a car from a dealership. Everything went very smooth. I love the car and had great service the whole time during my visit!

Jan 25, 2019

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Quality customers service

I went in to look at cars & buy if I found something I liked. They found something I liked & got me into it. I was more than please with the customer service I got.

Jan 05, 2019

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Excellent customer service!!

Lithia VW has an excellent group of people ready to help you with whatever you need. They are friendly and very helpful. Make you feel welcome and they also make sure that you are getting /buying what you really need in a car, safe and reliable. I have been coming here for more than 5 years and I am veryh happy. Of all the lithias I could go for service ,I like this one.

Dec 27, 2018

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Very hard working

Helped us get into a new car in our budget while looking for a used, didn’t think we could come near a new car and they made it work

Dec 12, 2018

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Top Notch Professionals

We were looking for a vehicle for my youngest son and had been comparison shopping for a few weeks. We have spent hours in other dealerships trying to get a fair price and going back and forth with sales representatives going in and out of managers offices and playing the numbers game. Caleb made purchasing the 2018 Jetta in less than an hour start to finish an outstanding experience., We will be back for another vehicle!

Dec 03, 2018

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Quick, easy, and informative

The car shopping process at Lithia was a painless experience. They found the perfect car for my needs, and had it to me within 24 hours.

Nov 09, 2018

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Great inventory, and very nice sales staff.

I worked with Morgan and Dane, and his sales manager. I never felt like they were being pushy with my decision to buy a car. In addition, I felt like they were transparent with our negotiation process. I'm so pleased with the purchase, I'm trying to find the excuse to add another VW to the garage.

Oct 27, 2018

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Very helpul and good at their job

They helped us out and got us what we wanted. We just came from another dealer and left empty handed. We ended up getting better deals and help hear. Very good

Lamont Johnson

Lamont Johnson

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Feb 19, 2019

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From lease to purchase.

Both Lamont Johnson and Dwayne Hill were very patient and helpful in working to help her purchase a VW Jetta she had leased for 3 years. Since her second language is English she was patiently helped to understand the process of purchasing her leased car. She left very satisfied with the process. Koudos to both gentlemen.

Feb 09, 2019

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Fantastic service

I walked into the dealership and was immediately impressed. The staff was very friendly and Andrew was right at the door to greet me. I had very little hope that they were going to be able to help me but they surprised me and went to work very hard and diligently to surcome several obstacles to get me in something that I would be happy with and get me 1 step closer to a better place in life.

Feb 01, 2019

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Poor service as usual

Lithia has continuously provided us with poor service no matter the sales rep. We knew what car we wanted before we entered the dealership. Three days later we got the car at 5 pm in a snowstorm. We had to wait around for hours to see the finance person and the battery was dead in the car so the test drive was delayed. This is the only VW dealer in town so we are stuck if we want a VW.

Jan 23, 2019

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Amazing service

Lamont helped me when no other dealership would! He didn't give up until I got a car. Would recommend for anyone. Thanks Volkswagen lithia!

Jan 19, 2019

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Quality

Very friendly and concerned about taking care of my vehicle. I am very pleased that I had it serviced at Lithia. I will be back again when I need serviced again.

Jan 17, 2019

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Best used car buying experience ever!!!!

Looked at this car online the night before. Called the next morning and talked to Lamont to see what we could do to hold this car till I could get there to look at it and drive it. He took care of that and I was able to come in that evening for the look and test drive. Lamont was an excellent salesman. Very easy to deal with, not pressuring or pushing the sale. Definitely knew his automobiles. Mostly concerned of what I thought about the vehicle and test drive. Also took the time to learn a little bit about me and my family and what the vehicle would be used for. Would definitely buy a new or used car from him again. Dwayne was also great to work with in financing/paperwork end of the sale. Lithia is probably happy to have both of these men!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 11, 2019

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Great Experience

Lamont was great to work with. I came in to test drive a GTI to make sure I would be ok with the purchase we had planned for my husband. He answered all my questions and shared a lot of the features that I wasn't aware of in the car. Lamont and Gerry were able to get us a deal that worked. There was a bit of a wait after we decided to purchase, as the dealership was busy that Saturday, but Dwayne made the paperwork go fast. Everyone was really helpful and tried to make it up to us for having to wait.

Jan 07, 2019

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I had a great experience at Lithia Volkswagen.

Over the weekend I bought a VW GTI at Lithia Volkswagen and worked with Lamont Johnson. Overall, this was the best car buying experience I have had in my life. Lamont went above and beyond in every facet in educating and assisting me in the process. Dwayne, in financing, also went above and beyond to simplify the process. Together, they gave me a great deal for a great car. I am very happy with my experience.

Dec 27, 2018

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Very hard working

Helped us get into a new car in our budget while looking for a used, didn’t think we could come near a new car and they made it work

Dec 04, 2018

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Bought VW Atlas

Lamont Johnson was very genuine & looked out for our best interest. We bought from Lamont seven years ago. We liked him then and looked him up to buy from him again.

Nov 21, 2018

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Atlas Purchase

Clean friendly dealership respectful of our time schedule. Was very impressed with the Atlas as have been Toyota and Honda owners in the past. The six year warranty also impressed.

Nov 18, 2018

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Installed cruise control on 2017 VW Tiguan

We had cruise control installed on our new 2017 VW Tiguan Limited as the vehicle did not come with it. The install was professional. We live 2.5 hours away and the cruise worked flawlessly keeping the speed within about a mile or so on our Missouri hill country.

Oct 23, 2018

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Great experience

Enjoyed working with lamont. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Explained all of the details of the car . Would come again to look for our next car.

Oct 20, 2018

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Lamont was great!

Lamont wasn't pushy...he helped out so much in dealing for the car that I wanted. He was funny and amazing to work with...kept me relaxed making such a big purchase. I would definitely come see him again when looking for another car!

Oct 10, 2018

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Lamont Johnson

Lamont Johnson is more than just a car salesman he is truly a people’s person. He actually showed instead in the problems I was facing, he even stayed late and went out of his way to make sure I got the best VW dealer could offer me.

Oct 07, 2018

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Lamont

Lamont was the freakin best. He worked with us on everything and got us in a car within a couple of hours. He really cared about us and didn’t just treat us like a commission check. He really is GREAT and anyone needs a car go see Lamont Johnson!!!!!!

Oct 03, 2018

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Positive Experience

We decided to visit Volkswagen, as an afterthought, on our way to purchase a Kia down the road. We were immediately assisted by Trey and Lamont, who promptly showed us the two options that fit our criteria, a Tiguan and an Atlas. They were both very knowledgable about the vehicle specs and features. We ultimately decided on a Tiguan. The manager Scott was very helpful in clarifying the purchase process and pricing. Financing was smooth with Dwayne. Upon returning to the dealership for a minor issue (glue residue), Randall was willing and able to assist us promptly in Lamont's absence. I would highly recommend Randall, Lamont, or Trey to help you find the perfect vehicle that works for your family and budget.

Sep 27, 2018

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Lamont provided excellent sales service!

Lamont was very professional and easy to work with. He did not display the "pushy" salesman stigma. I came in with the intent to purchase a car and the purchase was made with a hand shake in 1 hour. I highly recommend Lamont! Stivers Ford and Shottenkirk Chevrolet in Waukee should really take note on how to make a sale. Forever sold with Lamont at Lithia of Des Moines.

Sep 18, 2018

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2 edged sword

they have the inventory i was looking for and the product was top notch. the less than positive... if you're not a patient person you will likely be frustrated. they seem to be lacking any sense of urgency once the papers are signed. in fairness, a voicemail the salesman left for me didn't actually get to my phone until 2 days later, so verizon has to take some of the blame.

Sep 06, 2018

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New Car Purchase

This is the 2nd Jetta that we have purchased in the last 2 years. Absolutely love the dealership and its sales staff. Process is easy and did not feel any pressure at all.

Aug 06, 2018

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New car purchases

Lamont was a very personable and a pleasure to work with he made time we spent there enjoyable. He was not high pressure or at least it didn’t feel that way. Best experience with a care “salesman “ we have had.

Aug 02, 2018

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New car purchase experience

I enjoyed my interaction and the attention received. Everything was explained to me and the transaction was fast. Lamont was very knowledgeable and extremely attentive. I recommend him and would use him again.

Jul 26, 2018

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Friendly and helpful

I was impressed with the detail of trying to understand what I wanted in my vehicle. Most times dealerships try to push what is available rather than asking what you want. I was asked what I wanted and I am very pleased with my choice. Thank you!

Jul 08, 2018

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Happy Camper

Lamont went out of his way to make sure I was a happy camper. He does have your back.....he can take him for his word. Thanks everyone; big thank you to Lamont.

May 04, 2018

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Salesman

I was vey satisfied with LeMont and his willingness to work with me. I really felt like he was there to get me in a vehicle and keep my payments reasonable. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends. I am loving my car!! Thank you Lisa

Feb 12, 2018

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Great car buying experience

This dealership is great. From the moment i walked in to buy my 2015 GTI, Lamont Johnson, the salesman I worked with, made me feel welcome. I told him which car I was interested in and he took me straight to it and we went for a test drive. Lamont let the test drive go for much longer than any other I had ever been on, which I greatly appreciated. Lamont showed me every feature on the car in detail. When we got back to the building I knew I wanted the car, but I wanted to get my fiance's approval first. She was at work and it was a busy day so it took me awhile to get a hold of her. Lamont patiently waited and didn't go to any other customers while we were waiting, he even made me a sandwich!! My fiance wanted to talk in person about getting the car, but she didn't get off till five, so at 4, Lamont and the management let me take the car home to Ames so I could show it to my fiance. She didn't actually get off till 6 and Lamont said not to rush the car back, instead, they let me use it for the weekend!! When me and my fiance came back on Monday morning, we both wanted the car but she had to get to work at 11, Thomas Clyce got our paperwork done quickly so she could get to work on time, he also got us a great rate! When I left the dealership they filled my tank full tank of gas. This was a great experience and I will definitely deal with Lithia and Lamont again!! Would for sure recommend to a friend!

Dec 19, 2017

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