Reviews of Auto Ranch Group

  • Reviewed on 2022-04-23

    Doc Fee
    Did you purchase a new or used vehicle?New
    Did they sell you the car at MSRP?No, below MSRP
    Did they require you to purchase accessories?Yes
    Did they require you to purchase protection packages?No
    How likely is it that you would recommend this dealer to a friend?9
    What fees did they add and how much did they charge you?
    What accessories or protection packages did they require you to purchase and how much did they charge you?Blinking stop lights and etching but only 400 bucks... I personally like the blinking stop lights thing at 199, etching, not so much.
    Is there anything else you want to share with us about this dealership?This dealership is 500 miles from where I live. In the NW, Idaho has some of the largest volume best priced Ram's and other vehicles in the country. I live in Montana. Ram's have been marked up anywhere from 3K to 7K or 8K at most dealerships in MT. There are quite a few "Lithia" dealerships in MT... Be careful when dealing with them but each is somewhat different with some being "better" than others. That is why I have shopped in other states including ID and Utah essentially within 500 miles and I used Cargurus as my primary source looking also at dealerships I know are NOT listed on Cargurus also. I did not order, because I am reading essentially five month horror stories about ordering from the factory including when the trucks get there they are missing things involving chips with like a 125 reduction in price (blind spot monitoring/example). So, I've shopped on the lot or in transit deals since December 2021. After working with numerous dealers including MT, I stumbled across the Auto Ranch in Ontario Idaho. They had the unit I wanted meeting most of my requirements. It came in with a lot of 10 identical trucks except for colors and for some reason was MSRP'ed at 1800 less than the identical trucks that also came in. The dealer called it a "special" at a lower price. I called, they gave me an out the door price of 2K less than MSRP. This included a 1K reduction IF I financed through them and 1K if I traded in my 2021 Ram 1500 with them. They quoted a finance rate that was actually better than my local credit union (pre-approved). They also quoted me a trade in price that was three K more than any other dealer. I was a bit skeptical but figured the deal was so good that it was worth the drive even if I didn't do the deal because in case they tried to mess with me after the drive. So, I get there and it and there was no BS. They gave me what they said AND even got me a finance deal that was .5% less than they quoted since the original bank didn't lend to MT residents... They were personable, easy to deal with no pressure to do anything from the sales person to manager. In fact, I wanted GAP insurance and they never mentioned it so I forgot and they didn't add to deal, but that's less important now days and I did have a decent amount of trade in equity. They quoted a factory extended warranty at almost 2K less than MT dealers (2.8K vs over 5K) but didn't push and were aware I could get it less online after the purchase. But didn't offer to match... IF you were local, they also included a one year oil change for free deal (three changes). I bought it no surprises. I had to work with their people on the out of state title issues, but they were pleasant and easy to deal with. I would buy from them again and recommend them. I took one point off for the "forced" "already installed" accessories, but even there they were less than everywhere else and I actually liked one of them... I didn't even argue over the 300 bucks in "fees" because the deal was so good already... For a quite similar truck in MT, I would have paid at least 5K to 7K more...maybe up to 10K on a good day, if you could find one. Thumbs up to Auto Ranch. They are also a Ford and a couple other brands, but I can't attest to that part. I got the impression they were somewhat independent...