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Driven to grow: 67-year-old McRee Ford to build $10M dealership - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

November 26, 2014

Driven to grow: 67-year-old McRee Ford to build $10M dealership

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  • IHOG posted at 11:02 pm on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    My wife is driving our third Exployer from Mc Ree. Our 5th purchace from them since 1988.
    We tried them after three GM products and dealers had proven unsatisfactory. I just don't like a sales man telling me repairs needed don't cost anything on warrantee. They really do. Time from work, days without the car I wanted, the runaround trying to find out when I get it back.
    GM has a good warrantee system that dealers use to the Max while owners twiddle their thumbs.
    Before we got our first Exployer I didn't think any car could go so many miles with so little maintainence. After 500,000 ++ miles we've spent more on tires than repairs. If you don't bend them they don't break.

    PS
    The F150 has been the number one selling vehical in America. For 37 years the number one selling Truck.
    Exployers were Ranger trucks with a station wagon body.

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:18 am on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3146

    After 35 years running of GM products (that's 10 consecutive new ones) I decided that I didn't want to buy a truck from the new Government Motor Company. Period.
    And Chrysler/Dodge had been bailed out by taxpayers, twice, so I didn't care for their learning curve issues.
    Went to McCree to order a new Ford PU.
    Great salespersonnel (to me, that means listen to ME, and know the product well, because I already know what I want, and just want to be helped to get it). When the truck came in 7 weeks later, I was on 14 hour shifts, and the salesman STAYED OVER for TWO HOURS after his day ended to spend nearly an hour with us going over every feature and how to use it - a virtual talking owners' manual.
    The service department personnel we've dealt with (had a rock hit the AC condenser and it had to be replaced) have been first rate, and I have detected NO attempt of any kind to BS or condescend to the customers, as so many so-called service departments do (with a particular grimace to a certain dealership not far away that shall remain un-named - I do so hate being lied to - Definitely.)
    Even McCree's body shop is first rate. Had some work done on two of my older trucks, and it equaled anything else I'd seen, and exceeded most.
    Not a thing, yet, bad to say about them after 4 1/2 years.
    I certainly hope that carries over to the new facility.
    It should.

     
  • meglit posted at 7:26 am on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    meglit Posts: 7

    I have had great experiences with McRee Ford, glad they are growing. As I tell everyone, I won't purchase a GM (Government Motors) vehicle. I will stick with Ford just on the principle that they did not take tax payers money to get them out of a hole they dug themselves, then take more to "payoff" the original "loan". Still loving my 2014 Escape!

     
  • Alvinbr62 posted at 6:31 am on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    Alvinbr62 Posts: 355

    Glad to see them expand . They are heads and shoulders over other dealers when it comes to service.
    I plan on giving them a little business this fall when I will buy the new redesigned F-150 with the new smaller ecoboost.