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Car Guru Kansas City

The holidays are tough enough for most of us, so we decided to honor a few people for their contributions in making the season easier to bear. But first, our Evil Act of the Season Award to two scumbags who stole cars full of Christmas gifts. And the owners were both out of work. In the Ballard section of Seattle, Margaret wrote that a friend parked her white 1990 Honda Accord (with peeling rear window tint and a very loud muffler, we are told) which contained skis, boots, and a trunk full of Christmas gifts. The friend has been laid off for a year. In Kansas City, Kan., Carmel Vaughn, homeless for two years, reported her car stolen with, again, a trunk full of Christmas presents, some for her 7-year-old daughter. One may question why these out-of-work folk have money for Christmas gifts, but the Grinch-infected people who stole their cars did not. The Tree Transport Award goes to “skate park designer Greig Howe” of the U.K. who used his tiny G-Wiz electric car to tow a 50-foot Christmas tree 15 miles to his house. He then cut the tree into sections and stuffed it into different windows of his house to make it appear that a giant tree was bursting its barriers. Way to go, Greig, though I’m not sure I want you designing my skate park. Another U.K. source reports that cars laden with Christmas gifts can take up to 25 percent longer to stop. Gor-blimey, carsite.co.uk definitely gets the Stupid Christmas Driving Warning Award for pointing out that the additional weight of two adults, three children, and their luggage and gifts might make it harder to stop—and on ice and snow yet. The Christmas Save Money Award goes to Kay Bell of Texas, whose 12 tax tips for Christmas include: buying a car before December 31 and deducting the sales tax paid from your 2009 tax return. There are some guidelines and restrictions, of course, but “in most cases,” Kay says, the deduction will apply on vehicles costing $49,500 or less. Finally, if you really are a gift-giver with the Christmas spirit, you can earn our Thanks for the Car! Award by giving your “mechanically sound and safe” vehicle to Cars 4 Christmas. They will repair the car if needed or sell it at auction (and use the proceeds to provide cars to needy folks), even providing free towing. That might be a tax-deductible gift too. Whatever you do over the holidays, please drive safely—and allow for extra braking distance, right? —jgoods
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Car Guru Kansas City

Avg. Dealer Rating: (18 reviews) “I never dealt with them directly but my wife did and this review is coming from her. “I contacted Dons Carz about a 09 Dodge Journey to see if it was available before making the hour trip. They were very forward and gave me the information I needed. When I finally did make the trip out there to look at the car, the dealership looked very sketchy..but who am I to judge? I looked at the car and loved it, even took it for a test drive. I did notice the check engine light on as well as a very delayed start and did ask them what information they had on it. They said the code reader picked up 2 codes. Crankshaft and misfire. Ok..doesn't sound like an easy fix but my husband likes this car and it fit our budget so I went ahead and purchased it. On the drive home the engine light was beeping and blinking at me. And then the ESP light turned on..great. I immediately took it to my mechnic as soon as I could. He looked at it and came in about 10-15 minutes later to tell me it's very “disturbing” under the hood. There's not 1 but 2 crankshaft sensors. The secondary sensor sat right underneath the windshield wipers. First one was not plugged in and if you did plug it in it wouldn't start. 2nd issue was the motor in the car wasn't the original motor. It's a junkyard motor to a 2008 avenger. My mechanic said it SHOULD be ok in there but I still should've been told about this by the dealer. 3rd issue was whoever put the motor in butchered the wires..said it looked like a rushed hack job. And final issue is that the computer needs replaced. So now I'm waiting to take it in to a local dodge dealer to fix it and HOPEFULLY it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. The people at the dealership were very nice..but as far as selling cars they need a lot of improvement on. I spent over 6800 on this car only to find out it has a ton of problems that they never mentioned. And maybe they never knew which makes it more disturbing. If you're going to sell a car, have the common decency to find out EVERYTHING that's wrong with it. If you do take the risk to buy from them, bring your mechanic.” “
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Car Guru Kansas City

If there is one thing you need to know about Oakes Auto, it is that nothing is more important to us than providing the great people of Kansas City, Merriam, and the rest of the Eastern Kansas area with quality used cars at affordable prices. In fact, this commitment to excellent service is the driving force behind our team of automotive experts each and every day.
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Car Guru Kansas City

In the Ballard section of Seattle, Margaret wrote that a friend parked her white 1990 Honda Accord (with peeling rear window tint and a very loud muffler, we are told) which contained skis, boots, and a trunk full of Christmas gifts. The friend has been laid off for a year. In Kansas City, Kan., Carmel Vaughn, homeless for two years, reported her car stolen with, again, a trunk full of Christmas presents, some for her 7-year-old daughter. One may question why these out-of-work folk have money for Christmas gifts, but the Grinch-infected people who stole their cars did not.
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Car Guru Kansas City

After wasting a bunch of time running around to other various dealerships in Kansas City over period of a couple weeks, my wife and I were sick and tired of van shopping. Finally we stopped by Oakes Auto, drove two vans and bought one of them that afternoon. Oakes Auto was great to deal with, I got a great value and fair price. No ‘pressure cooker’ BS to deal with at this dealer. John Coyner and Steve Cox were great to work with. Paul Buckmaster
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Car Guru Kansas City

After wasting a bunch of time running around to other various dealerships in Kansas City over period of a couple weeks, my wife and I were sick and tired of van shopping. Finally we stopped by Oakes Auto, drove two vans and bought one of them that afternoon. Oakes Auto was great to deal with, I got a great value and fair price. No ‘pressure cooker’ BS to deal with at this dealer. John Coyner and Steve Cox were great to work with.
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Car Guru Kansas City

I highly recommend Oakes Auto. They were very professional, friendly, helpful and straightforward. I’m not a fan of car shopping, but my old car broke down and I didn’t have a choice. Oakes Auto made the process so easy and pain free. Craig was so helpful and laid back, that I actually enjoyed the car shopping experience. I would absolutely go back to Oakes Auto to purchase future vehicles and I will recommend them to all my friends and family. Thanks Oakes Auto!
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Car Guru Kansas City

Just helped my son purchase a car at Oakes Auto. It was so simple and easy. It’s a great way to show a new car buyer how it should work – friendly, easy, didn’t take hours and hours and he got a great car in excellent condition with low miles. What’s not to like about that? We will refer our friends to Oakes and Jarad.! Christine Synder
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I highly recommend Oakes Auto. They were very professional, friendly, helpful and straightforward. I’m not a fan of car shopping, but my old car broke down and I didn’t have a choice. Oakes Auto made the process so easy and pain free. Craig was so helpful and laid back, that I actually enjoyed the car shopping experience. I would absolutely go back to Oakes Auto to purchase future vehicles and I will recommend them to all my friends and family. Thanks Oakes Auto! Sarah Norris
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Just helped my son purchase a car at Oakes Auto. It was so simple and easy. It’s a great way to show a new car buyer how it should work – friendly, easy, didn’t take hours and hours and he got a great car in excellent condition with low miles. What’s not to like about that? We will refer our friends to Oakes and Jarad.!
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Shopping for a used car is an event that should be built upon trust, transparency, and convenience. Unfortunately, not every member of the used car dealership community subscribes to this line of thought. In some cases, these businesses even go out of their way to obstruct the truth as a means to pump up sales and pull the wool over the eyes of their unsuspecting customers.

Published on Apr 11, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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