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Sandie Owen

Sandie Owen

Personal Purchase Assistant

Certified
673 Reviews
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Candy Abbs

Candy Abbs

Service Advisor
335 Reviews
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Rick Kobold

Rick Kobold

Service Manager
199 Reviews
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Chris

Chris "CJ" Johnston

Service Manager
181 Reviews
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Josie Parker

Josie Parker

Service Advisor
92 Reviews
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John Wade

John Wade

Business Manager

Certified
83 Reviews
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Scot Jones

Scot Jones

Parts Manager
46 Reviews
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Jose Lopez

Jose Lopez

Personal Purchase Assistant
46 Reviews
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Trevor Jensen

Trevor Jensen

Service Advisor
43 Reviews
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Shelby Dilla

Shelby Dilla

Service Writer
33 Reviews
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Laura Yoder

Laura Yoder

Reception & Cashier
22 Reviews
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Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson

Service Manager
7 Reviews
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Jesse Branham

Jesse Branham

Personal Purchase Assistant
4 Reviews
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Amber Grocock

Amber Grocock

Purchase Assistant
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Sandie Owen

Sandie Owen

Personal Purchase Assistant

673 Reviews
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Dealership Experience 23 years 10 months
Industry Experience 23 years 10 months
I have been at the dealership for over 24 years and am a 10 time Ford Motor Company Employee Excellence Award Winner for Exceptional Customer Service and have received the Best of the Best in Michiana for Car Sales Person every year since it was established. If I'm not here I'm doing things with my Church and my extended family. I believe serving my customers well, above all else, is how I have developed a large and loyal customer base over the years! I'm here to help make your car buying experience simple and stress free and I'm always available to answer any questions. I enjoy the people and the community we live and work in and try to go the extra mile to follow up with my customers long after they purchase a vehicle. When you purchase a vehicle from me, expect to hear from me through birthday and anniversary cards just to say thanks for trusting me. I look forward to serving all my customers and earning your business.
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Jun 15, 2024

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Sandie Owen and Travis Gilbert are great at getting the

Sandie Owen and Travis Gilbert are great at getting the job done and me in a new truck

Jun 08, 2024

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I visited Auto Park Ford 8 months ago on my bicycle.

I visited Auto Park Ford 8 months ago on my bicycle. Some salesmen would probably not have given me the time of day. Jose not only took the time to show me the new Mach-E, but he also let me sit in it, try out the controls and answered several questions I had. The wife and I visited again (with the car) two days ago and looked at the Mach-E's that were in stock. Jose was now in the service department, so we spoke with Sandie. We started the process to purchase one. Yesterday we drove it home. On the visit two days ago, the three of could not figure out how to make the A/C work. It was my mistake by not pressing the brake as I pushed the start button. That was different than my old car. Second visit we figured it out and it froze us out of there in seconds. Sandie apologized, not realizing that in our current car it was not necessary. The only negative was that Sandie was also dealing with a customer that kept returning and flip flopping: BUY: Yes?, No?, Yes?, No?. That made our two visits longer than they would have been. She was very nice and apologized again for the other customer. It was not a big deal as we are retired. She was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Before we drove off, she went through more information than I could remember and explained all the functions on the touchscreen. This is the first time in 50 years of driving that I left a dealership with a smile. They gave me a fair amount for my trade, did not try to pressure me into buying extras, and the best part, 48 months zero interest. zero down. We will leave our down payment money in the bank. We usually keep a car 10+ years, but when we need to purchase again, Auto Park Ford will be our first stop. I would uhh, will recommend them to anyone that asks.

Jun 01, 2024

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Very pleased with the help I received at Auto Park Ford!

Very pleased with the help I received at Auto Park Ford! They made sure I found something I was happy in. I will always recommend them to anyone searching for a new vehicle!

May 22, 2024

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Sandie was very helpful with this whole process.

Sandie was very helpful with this whole process. I was able to sign everything digital and my husband picked it up for me.

May 22, 2024

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Working with Sandie was great!

Working with Sandie was great! Kept me up to date with my truck order from beginning to end!!

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Candy Abbs

Candy Abbs

Service Advisor
Mother of 6 and finally a grandma of 1 beautiful lil girl. I am a people person and love listening and speaking with folks, I have been in customer for over 40 years and enjoy every minute. Welcome to Auto Park Ford and we hope you enjoy your visit as much as we look forward to meeting you.
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Jun 14, 2024

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We had an issue with our warranty and they were very

We had an issue with our warranty and they were very patient with our situation.

Jun 01, 2024

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Very pleased with the help I received at Auto Park Ford!

Very pleased with the help I received at Auto Park Ford! They made sure I found something I was happy in. I will always recommend them to anyone searching for a new vehicle!

May 24, 2024

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Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it

Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it would go there again thanks so much

May 10, 2024

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Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on

Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on with your truck what's needed how long it will take to fix

Apr 14, 2024

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Take good care of you.

Take good care of you. Candy is great to work with. All ways great service.

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Rick Kobold

Rick Kobold

Service Manager
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May 28, 2024

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These guys are who you want working on your fleet.

These guys are who you want working on your fleet. Incredibly knowledgeable and have fixed multiple things that other dealers misdiagnosed. I bring my vehicles from over 5 hours away because I trust them that much.

May 24, 2024

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Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it

Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it would go there again thanks so much

May 10, 2024

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Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on

Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on with your truck what's needed how long it will take to fix

Feb 10, 2024

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We purchase all of our fleet trucks through Auto Park

We purchase all of our fleet trucks through Auto Park Ford solely because they stand behind the trucks they sell. They are willing to do warrantee work in a timely manner. Auto Park Ford's Service Manager, Lead Mechanic, and mechanic staff are great to work with!

Jan 19, 2024

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I enjoyed the service at Auto Park Ford.

I enjoyed the service at Auto Park Ford. The people are friendly and very thorough. It’s nice to be able to get a free car wash and have refreshments while you wait as well.

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Chris

Chris "CJ" Johnston

Service Manager
Dealership Experience 3 years 10 months
I am a US Navy Veteran where I served as a Navy Diver for 8 years. My wife, Britt, and I have 2 boys and have been married since May 2009. I am an avid golfer, angler and enjoy volunteering my time to my local American Legion.
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May 28, 2024

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These guys are who you want working on your fleet.

These guys are who you want working on your fleet. Incredibly knowledgeable and have fixed multiple things that other dealers misdiagnosed. I bring my vehicles from over 5 hours away because I trust them that much.

May 24, 2024

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Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it

Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it would go there again thanks so much

May 16, 2024

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Nice people and they even washed my Bronco.

Nice people and they even washed my Bronco. CJ was great getting my Bronco’s trailer hitch hooked up.

May 10, 2024

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Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on

Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on with your truck what's needed how long it will take to fix

Jan 19, 2024

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I enjoyed the service at Auto Park Ford.

I enjoyed the service at Auto Park Ford. The people are friendly and very thorough. It’s nice to be able to get a free car wash and have refreshments while you wait as well.

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Josie Parker

Josie Parker

Service Advisor
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Jun 14, 2024

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We had an issue with our warranty and they were very

We had an issue with our warranty and they were very patient with our situation.

Jun 12, 2024

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I’m very disappointed that I was charged $200 for parts

I’m very disappointed that I was charged $200 for parts and over $900 for labor. Took over 9 hours to figure out what the problem was? Your dealership should know EVERYTHING about Ford products. It’s a Ford Fusion not a rocket!!!

May 24, 2024

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Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it

Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it would go there again thanks so much

May 22, 2024

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Easy to schedule service appointments, convenient

Easy to schedule service appointments, convenient location, and they take their time to explain everything up front. At pick up they review everything with you.

May 10, 2024

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Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on

Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on with your truck what's needed how long it will take to fix

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John Wade

John Wade

Business Manager

83 Reviews
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Dealership Experience 1 years 4 months
Industry Experience 49 years 1 months
I have been in the auto business for 50 years and have enjoyed taking care of customers wants and needs. It has always been a pleasure to talk and learn more about my customers and their family. I have always looked forward to meeting old as well as new friends. I look forward to seeing you. John
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Jun 08, 2024

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I visited Auto Park Ford 8 months ago on my bicycle.

I visited Auto Park Ford 8 months ago on my bicycle. Some salesmen would probably not have given me the time of day. Jose not only took the time to show me the new Mach-E, but he also let me sit in it, try out the controls and answered several questions I had. The wife and I visited again (with the car) two days ago and looked at the Mach-E's that were in stock. Jose was now in the service department, so we spoke with Sandie. We started the process to purchase one. Yesterday we drove it home. On the visit two days ago, the three of could not figure out how to make the A/C work. It was my mistake by not pressing the brake as I pushed the start button. That was different than my old car. Second visit we figured it out and it froze us out of there in seconds. Sandie apologized, not realizing that in our current car it was not necessary. The only negative was that Sandie was also dealing with a customer that kept returning and flip flopping: BUY: Yes?, No?, Yes?, No?. That made our two visits longer than they would have been. She was very nice and apologized again for the other customer. It was not a big deal as we are retired. She was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Before we drove off, she went through more information than I could remember and explained all the functions on the touchscreen. This is the first time in 50 years of driving that I left a dealership with a smile. They gave me a fair amount for my trade, did not try to pressure me into buying extras, and the best part, 48 months zero interest. zero down. We will leave our down payment money in the bank. We usually keep a car 10+ years, but when we need to purchase again, Auto Park Ford will be our first stop. I would uhh, will recommend them to anyone that asks.

Jun 01, 2024

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Very pleased with the help I received at Auto Park Ford!

Very pleased with the help I received at Auto Park Ford! They made sure I found something I was happy in. I will always recommend them to anyone searching for a new vehicle!

May 24, 2024

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Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it

Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it would go there again thanks so much

May 15, 2024

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Auto Park Ford takes Care of their customers.

Auto Park Ford takes Care of their customers. I had a few issues that were corrected immediately. Thanks Auto Park.

May 12, 2024

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Jesse was phenomenal!

Jesse was phenomenal!!!! I love my new car it's amazing!!!! Would recommend this dealership and Jesse to anyone!!!

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Scot Jones

Scot Jones

Parts Manager
Industry Experience 37 years 11 months
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May 24, 2024

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Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it

Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it would go there again thanks so much

Feb 02, 2024

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We are a repete com.

We are a repete com. Liked there price And knowledge of vech. Thank you, thomas.

Jan 17, 2024

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Our son got stuck in Sturgis with a flat tire and didn’t

Our son got stuck in Sturgis with a flat tire and didn’t have the proper fitting to get the tire off. Auto Park Ford was nice enough to come out In the freezing cold and help him change his flat to a doughnut and bring it back to the shop. They were able to get a new tire and have him back on the road in 24 hours. Everyone who works at Auto Park Ford are the best from service to their billing department. We are very grateful to have them here in Sturgis Michigan!

Jan 12, 2024

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Amazing customer service and friendly staff.

Amazing customer service and friendly staff. Buying process was a breeze. Came from out of state, test drove the car, and signed all papers very quickly. Such a fun experience!

Dec 15, 2023

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They can be pleasant at times and not so pleasant at

They can be pleasant at times and not so pleasant at times. There services are sometimes slow. Josie has been very helpful and kind.

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Jose Lopez

Jose Lopez

Personal Purchase Assistant
Dealership Experience 2 years 1 months
Industry Experience 2 years 1 months
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Jun 08, 2024

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I visited Auto Park Ford 8 months ago on my bicycle.

I visited Auto Park Ford 8 months ago on my bicycle. Some salesmen would probably not have given me the time of day. Jose not only took the time to show me the new Mach-E, but he also let me sit in it, try out the controls and answered several questions I had. The wife and I visited again (with the car) two days ago and looked at the Mach-E's that were in stock. Jose was now in the service department, so we spoke with Sandie. We started the process to purchase one. Yesterday we drove it home. On the visit two days ago, the three of could not figure out how to make the A/C work. It was my mistake by not pressing the brake as I pushed the start button. That was different than my old car. Second visit we figured it out and it froze us out of there in seconds. Sandie apologized, not realizing that in our current car it was not necessary. The only negative was that Sandie was also dealing with a customer that kept returning and flip flopping: BUY: Yes?, No?, Yes?, No?. That made our two visits longer than they would have been. She was very nice and apologized again for the other customer. It was not a big deal as we are retired. She was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Before we drove off, she went through more information than I could remember and explained all the functions on the touchscreen. This is the first time in 50 years of driving that I left a dealership with a smile. They gave me a fair amount for my trade, did not try to pressure me into buying extras, and the best part, 48 months zero interest. zero down. We will leave our down payment money in the bank. We usually keep a car 10+ years, but when we need to purchase again, Auto Park Ford will be our first stop. I would uhh, will recommend them to anyone that asks.

May 15, 2024

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Auto Park Ford takes Care of their customers.

Auto Park Ford takes Care of their customers. I had a few issues that were corrected immediately. Thanks Auto Park.

Apr 13, 2024

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I am so glad that they worked with me and I am looking

I am so glad that they worked with me and I am looking forward to good times ahead with my new 2016 Jeep.Thank you all so much.Sincerly Gail.L.

Apr 11, 2024

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I went to the dealership having an idea of what I wanted

I went to the dealership having an idea of what I wanted I was just nervous about having a pushy salesman. Honestly, the experience turned out to be great. I think everyone was super helpful especially my sales guy, Jose! No one was pushy, I got a the car I wanted and I’m happy with everything overall. I have already recommended a few people to go see him for their next vehicle.

Jan 27, 2024

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An absolutely pleasure to deal with.

An absolutely pleasure to deal with. I arrived at 6pm and by 6:30pm I was driving my new vehicle home. Travis had everything ready to go and the car detailed for me.

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Trevor Jensen

Trevor Jensen

Service Advisor
Dealership Experience 5 years 7 months
Industry Experience 5 years 7 months
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May 24, 2024

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Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it

Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it would go there again thanks so much

May 10, 2024

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Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on

Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on with your truck what's needed how long it will take to fix

Jan 19, 2024

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I enjoyed the service at Auto Park Ford.

I enjoyed the service at Auto Park Ford. The people are friendly and very thorough. It’s nice to be able to get a free car wash and have refreshments while you wait as well.

Jan 18, 2024

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The cost of labor was extremely too high and I will never

The cost of labor was extremely too high and I will never use auto park again

Jan 17, 2024

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Our son got stuck in Sturgis with a flat tire and didn’t

Our son got stuck in Sturgis with a flat tire and didn’t have the proper fitting to get the tire off. Auto Park Ford was nice enough to come out In the freezing cold and help him change his flat to a doughnut and bring it back to the shop. They were able to get a new tire and have him back on the road in 24 hours. Everyone who works at Auto Park Ford are the best from service to their billing department. We are very grateful to have them here in Sturgis Michigan!

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Shelby Dilla

Shelby Dilla

Service Writer
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May 24, 2024

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Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it

Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it would go there again thanks so much

May 16, 2024

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Nice people and they even washed my Bronco.

Nice people and they even washed my Bronco. CJ was great getting my Bronco’s trailer hitch hooked up.

May 10, 2024

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Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on

Very satisfied they keep you informed on what is going on with your truck what's needed how long it will take to fix

Mar 11, 2024

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Nice staff- like that they pick my car up and return

Nice staff- like that they pick my car up and return Upfront with what needs done

Feb 18, 2024

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Experience was fine.

Experience was fine. A little overpriced though. I have no complaints on the dealership experince.

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Laura Yoder

Laura Yoder

Reception & Cashier
Dealership Experience 4 years 4 months
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Jan 17, 2024

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Our son got stuck in Sturgis with a flat tire and didn’t

Our son got stuck in Sturgis with a flat tire and didn’t have the proper fitting to get the tire off. Auto Park Ford was nice enough to come out In the freezing cold and help him change his flat to a doughnut and bring it back to the shop. They were able to get a new tire and have him back on the road in 24 hours. Everyone who works at Auto Park Ford are the best from service to their billing department. We are very grateful to have them here in Sturgis Michigan!

Jan 12, 2024

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Amazing customer service and friendly staff.

Amazing customer service and friendly staff. Buying process was a breeze. Came from out of state, test drove the car, and signed all papers very quickly. Such a fun experience!

Jul 27, 2023

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Jose and John were very friendly and professional!

Jose and John were very friendly and professional! Jose did a great job explaining everything to me.

Jan 21, 2023

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Quick, friendly, efficient and prompt Quick, friendly,

Quick, friendly, efficient and prompt Quick, friendly, efficient and prompt Quick, friendly, efficient and prompt

Jan 07, 2023

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Hello.

Hello. My name is Glen carlson. I have been a customer here since 2010. Never ever have been disappointed at any time. From service to sales to parts. Everyone always goes above and beyond. That's professionalism. These people always treat me like family and I'm sure they will for you too.

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Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson

Service Manager
Dealership Experience 10 months
Industry Experience 40 years 10 months
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May 28, 2024

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These guys are who you want working on your fleet.

These guys are who you want working on your fleet. Incredibly knowledgeable and have fixed multiple things that other dealers misdiagnosed. I bring my vehicles from over 5 hours away because I trust them that much.

May 24, 2024

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Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it

Everyone was very nice and would help when I needed it would go there again thanks so much

Jan 18, 2024

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The cost of labor was extremely too high and I will never

The cost of labor was extremely too high and I will never use auto park again

Dec 29, 2023

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Wow!

Wow! A true, caring service department is found at Auto Park Ford in Sturgis, Michigan. If you ever want to see a genuine service department that cares for their customers and each other, you will need to observe the Auto Park Ford Service Department Employees! Having service completed by them and waiting for the service to be completed was enjoyable and relaxing while observing how they treat each other was a unique experience and rarely seen in today’s companies.

Dec 14, 2023

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This place has been truly amazing.

This place has been truly amazing. They treat me like family every time I walk through the door!

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Jesse Branham

Jesse Branham

Personal Purchase Assistant
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Dealership Experience 5 months
Industry Experience 12 years 1 months
Born and raised in Gas City, Indiana. I've been selling cars since 2012. I thrive on helping people find great vehicles. I love what I do! 80% of my business is repeat and referral. Regardless of your situation, I am here to help.
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May 25, 2024

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Jesse did a good job finding us a vehicle after the one

Jesse did a good job finding us a vehicle after the one we had picked out was stolen off the car carrier. I have no idea who John is.

May 12, 2024

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Jesse was phenomenal!

Jesse was phenomenal!!!! I love my new car it's amazing!!!! Would recommend this dealership and Jesse to anyone!!!

May 07, 2024

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Jesse has went above and beyond to make sure we were

Jesse has went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with our purchase. He has checked in to make sure everything was going well. He has also picked up my vehicle when I couldn’t make it to the dealership during the business day when it needed serviced.

Apr 13, 2024

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I am so glad that they worked with me and I am looking

I am so glad that they worked with me and I am looking forward to good times ahead with my new 2016 Jeep.Thank you all so much.Sincerly Gail.L.

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Amber Grocock

Amber Grocock

Purchase Assistant
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