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Certified: J H Barkau & Sons Cedarville

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DealerRater Mar 4, 2024

Great service excellent job love everything and almost the car awesome customer service great place

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DealerRater Mar 4, 2024

So wasn't even actually planning on getting a car that day. But seen the car, test drove it, and loved it. And thanks to Nils (salesman) the process was so easy and hassle free. We ended up leaving with the new car same day. 1st car I test drove and it was the perfect match. Thank you Barkau and Thank you Nils.

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DealerRater Mar 3, 2024

Tim made the buying process quick and easy. The truck was as pictured and described on the website. I let them know when I would be there and they had the truck and all paperwork ready for me. I was in and out.

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DealerRater Mar 2, 2024

I had a great experience dealing with Tim. He came highly recommended and I would gladly purchase from him and Barkau’s again.

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DealerRater Feb 29, 2024

Our experience with Barkau Auto in Cedarville was top notch. Tim B was very knowledgeable of the inventory and listened to our needs. We highly recommend Barkau if looking for a quality used vehicle.

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DealerRater Feb 29, 2024

Everyone took care of my needs when looking for a newer vehicle. I love my car

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DealerRater Feb 22, 2024

Barkau's is a trusted used car dealership we turn to first. It's always a pleasure working with them and salesman Nils Sandstrom.

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DealerRater Feb 22, 2024

I am a first time car owner and I really appreciated everyone explaining everything to me. I felt educated and ready for my purchase. Thank you!

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DealerRater Feb 22, 2024

This was a very pleasant and accommodating experience. My trade in car stalled along the road and within 10 minutes the Barkau tow guy was there to take it to the dealership in Cedarville. This certainly met my expectations and it couldn’t have worked out better than it did! They had the car I was looking for and answered every question I could ask. This was a very pleasant experience with no pressure put on the buyer. Based off this experience, I would highly recommend this dealership to other potential buyers. Thank you, Dylan for the pleasant experience and help ...

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DealerRater Feb 19, 2024

It is always a great experience when go to Barkau & Son’s in Cedarville. We love working with Tim Border - he is always going the extra steps to help yiu find the right vehicle.

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DealerRater Feb 17, 2024

We drove two hours to see a vehicle we found on the internet. Since we were that far away we couldn't get to the dealership for a few days. Tim gave me all the information I requested and kept me up to date on the vehicle's availability. When we got to the dealership he had the truck waiting for us to drive. Tim was polite, respectful and was great to deal with. He made the car buying experience easy and stress free. My son had a great experience purchasing his first vehicle. I wouldn't hesitate to deal ...

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DealerRater Feb 17, 2024

Nils and the rest of the team were wonderful to work with. As repeat customers of Barkau Automotive, we are happy and satisfied with the deal we made and with our new vehicle. Thanks again to Nils and the team.

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DealerRater Feb 15, 2024

Flew into O-hare and driver (Tom...nice guy) picked me up and brought me to dealership.Car was in great shape just as (Nil's... salesman) described it.Everything went smoothly with no surprises.Would definitely recommend this dealership!!

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DealerRater Feb 12, 2024

Nils and the rest of the team at Barkau were awesome. Very fair trade-in price for our old vehicle and they had exactly what we needed! Everyone was very friendly and helpful throughout the process. Scout was a great help and welcome addition to the showroom floor as well!

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DealerRater Feb 10, 2024

As a repeat customer I do drive the 90 miles round trip to go here. This is the second car we've purchased here and Tim is so helpful. Great service with a smile!

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DealerRater Feb 10, 2024

I ran across a picture of this beautiful red truck about 2 weeks before I convinced my hubby to take it for a test drive. He loved it from the get go!! So, happy with Tim & the gang at JH Barkau. Those guys were great to work with. So blessed to have met such nice people.

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DealerRater Feb 9, 2024

They were so easy to work with. Tim is a great guy and made the process super easy! My daughter is happy with her vehicle and will be for many years! Thank you so much!!!

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DealerRater Feb 9, 2024

Excellent customer service, Dylan listened to wait I was in the market for. Absolutely no pressure. I ended up with the car I wanted, Dylan was so helpful during the entire process.

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DealerRater Feb 7, 2024

I love the truck I bought it drives great and nils was a great salesman he showed me a lot of different option's. They have a lot of different vehicles to chose from.

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DealerRater Feb 1, 2024

We had a great experience with the dealership, very friendly and not pushy at all!

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DealerRater Jan 31, 2024

We buy all our cars from Nils. He makes sure we get what we want.

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DealerRater Jan 26, 2024

Very nice place, clean, many vehicles to choose from. Very informative. It was a pleasure working with Nils and catching up.

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DealerRater Jan 24, 2024

Thank you for everything!! Tim definitely made this deal very easy & smooth for me! I appreciate you all more than you know!! I love my new ride & will cherish it for a lifetime.

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DealerRater Jan 5, 2024

Great people to work with. This is my third vehicle purchase from Barkau’s. They always go above and beyond with no pressure. They believe as I do, earn a customer for life, not one sale.

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DealerRater Dec 31, 2023

My husband and I had an amazing experience with this dealership. Tim was awesome to work with. We love supporting small businesses and this one was top notch! The 93 mile drive was definitely worth it! We love our beautiful new car! With warmest thanks, Tom & Mary

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Google Dec 26, 2023

High regards to Nils Sandstrom. I was in the market for a used 2012 chevy malibu and their we 2 to choose from. I really liked the sand colored brown one I drove it was much better than my old one that was totaled by my insurance company In Good or excelant condition a 2012 chevy malibu as well Nils is a friend of my aunt and uncle and highly recommended him and Nils went from his Freeport IL office to meet me in Cedarville Il all though I didn't purchase the vehicle mentioned due to price negotiations and final price I ...

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DealerRater Dec 20, 2023

Great Experience from the initial contact from their website to the delivery of the van. Tim made sure this went smoothly from start to finish. Van was delivered with a full tank of gas which is pretty much unheard of these days. I will defiantly check back when I'm in the market for another vehicle.

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DealerRater Dec 15, 2023

Very friendly and helpful not pushy at all let us walk around and look without trying to force a sale

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DealerRater Dec 15, 2023

Great experience overall. Great salesman willing to help with whatever i needed to find the right vehicle as well as a great staff helping.

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DealerRater Dec 9, 2023

Very patient and can answer any questions you have. I looked at a lot of great cars, it was hard to decide. 9/10

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DealerRater Dec 7, 2023

Tim work with us. We were impressed with his knowledge of the car. We are happy with our purchase.

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DealerRater Dec 5, 2023

My third car in five months. Nils and the Barkaus have been good to me.

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DealerRater Nov 29, 2023

Our family has purchased may cars from Freeport location. Always a friendly and helpful; experience

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DealerRater Nov 26, 2023

They were very kind and helpful throughout the entire process. All around just really good guys

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DealerRater Nov 25, 2023

Tim Border is the nicest person you can work with to buy a car!! He treats you with respect, is knowledgeable and never pressures you!!

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DealerRater Nov 25, 2023

They did very good getting us what we could use. Very efficient made us 😁 happy

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DealerRater Nov 23, 2023

Tim Border is very nice to deal with and provided evidence to back up his answers to my questions.

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DealerRater Nov 18, 2023

Man what can I say. From the moment I made contact with this company they were nothing but responsive and helpful. Even when I showed up to test drive and the vehicle didn’t quite fit our family. Tim was able to quickly recommend another fit and he was spot on. Thank you Tim. My family loves our new car!!!

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DealerRater Nov 18, 2023

Tim was great in helping us find our daughter's first car! Both him and Barkau's made it such an easy process with amazing customer service the entire time. Will definitely recommend. Thanks Tim!

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DealerRater Nov 14, 2023

This journey began on-line where I found a listing for a van from Barkau and Sons. The listing was brand new and they hadn't posted a price. The van looked to be just what we had been searching for. I called the dealership and spoke to Niles who was very helpful and not pushey. I live 4 hours away so they allowed me to put money down to hold the van. When I got there on Monday I was met by Chief the dealership dog and the van was waiting for me to inspect. The van was very clean and ...

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DealerRater Nov 10, 2023

I have bought a vehicle from Barkau before and I still have it also and it was a good experiance.

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DealerRater Nov 8, 2023

Dealership was very clean and easy to find. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. Our salesman did a fantastic job of showing us everything we wanted and more.

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DealerRater Nov 8, 2023

We have purchased cars from Barkau for over 30 years and have always been happy with them. Nils was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend then to anyone looking for a reliable car.

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DealerRater Nov 3, 2023

Brendon was absolutely wonderful to work with. There was no pushy feeling or demand to buy.

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DealerRater Nov 2, 2023

I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and knowledgeable the staff was. It was a pleasure doing business with these guys, especially you Nils. Bonus, you get to meet the beautiful black lab, whose name I think I remember but not 100% sure so. I love our jeep and hope to have it for a very, very long time.

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DealerRater Oct 25, 2023

Very nice and knowledgeable, friendly to work with made the experience fast and easy for me to get a new vehicle!

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DealerRater Oct 23, 2023

From beginning to end we were never not happy with our experience. Brendon was amazing in walking us through the entire process. He made us feel extremely comfortable and wasn’t pushy at all and made sure we were happy. He answered every question we had and was very thorough when showing us the car and everything else! We will definitely be recommending Brendon and JH Barkau & sons!

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DealerRater Oct 22, 2023

Nils was extremely helpful and informative. We are very happy with our service. Would recommended 10/10

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DealerRater Oct 20, 2023

I Called TIm Border at Cedarville and told him what I had to trade and what I was looking at on there lot he was very professional. I was in and out around 2hrs and came home with a new truck. Got the financing I wanted and very clean truck. Thanks Tim, I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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DealerRater Oct 19, 2023

They always have a good variety of quality used cars at reasonable pricing for the market

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DealerRater Oct 16, 2023

This dealership always has plenty of nice cars and Mr. Mayor is incredibly helpful in giving advice and answering any questions you may have about any car that suits your interest

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DealerRater Oct 15, 2023

We really liked Tim, he was great to deal with, answered all our questions, Tim made our car buying a great experience at Barkau in Cedarville.

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DealerRater Oct 15, 2023

Tim was amazing to work with during the car process. I had to buy a car in a hurry, due to my car breaking down. He made it easy, and enjoyable experience. Than you!

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DealerRater Oct 15, 2023

Great service as always. Will continue doing my future car purchases with the Barkau family

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DealerRater Oct 15, 2023

Brendon was very friendly and helpful during our car purchase, even with it being sort of a unique situation. Adam was helpful also. We never felt pressured and the whole experience went smoothly. I would definitely recommend Barkau to anyone needing to buy a car.

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DealerRater Oct 14, 2023

He is incredibly good at his job and do what he promises. Nice work sear brother keep good works.

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DealerRater Oct 13, 2023

I had a great experience with Dylan during the car buying experience! He deserves recognition for adding another service vehicle to our fleet. Thank you Dylan!

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DealerRater Oct 13, 2023

10/10 recommend seeing Brendon for your new/used vehicle purchase. Brendon is patient, knowledgeable, and very thorough throughout the entire buying process. Have nothing but praise for Brendon and the entire Barkau staff! They make saying yes to a new vehicle purchase easy!

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DealerRater Oct 13, 2023

They have nice variety of cars. Nice place and location is great. They will get a car to you even from a different location

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DealerRater Oct 12, 2023

Dylan was fantastic, courteous & patient. The FaceTime inspection was convincing to purchase the vehicle. He was patient & ansewered all questions & concerns. He was honest.. Thanks you Dylan.

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DealerRater Oct 10, 2023

Had a very smooth and easy time finding us a new vehicle thanks to Tim Border. He was great with my kids and helped us as much as he possibly could. I highly recommend seeing Tim!

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DealerRater Oct 9, 2023

Everyone was courteous, knowledgeable and very understanding to our needs which made our purchase so much easier. Thanks to all

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DealerRater Oct 9, 2023

They were very helpful no pressure had the car ready they even filled the tank I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for your car

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DealerRater Oct 8, 2023

Nice to have a family owned, local car dealership to work with. Nils is very helpful.

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DealerRater Oct 5, 2023

Amazing for first time buyers! Brendan was awesome he asked what I was looking for in a car and made sure I got everything I was looking for and more.

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DealerRater Oct 5, 2023

Friendly, Detail oriented, Listened to what I wanted and delivered exactly that. A good experience.

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DealerRater Oct 3, 2023

Very efficient and easy to deal with and get my paperwork done in a timely manner

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DealerRater Oct 2, 2023

We have purchased three cars from Brendon. His sales skills are phenomenal, and he worked hard to get us exactly what we wanted from our vehicle. Everyone else was pleasant and helpful too. I highly recommend JH Barkau and Sons!

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DealerRater Sep 30, 2023

This is by far THE BEST car-buying experience we've had! Brendon was so considerate and even tested the seating capacity in vehicles to ensure our extra tall teenager would be comfortable. He was extremely helpful in starting the finance process for us before we arrived so that our time was well-spent and our purchase went smoothly. The sales manager Adam Sherman worked with our credit history (or lack thereof) to negotiate a great interest rate that ensures our payments are reasonable. We are so thankful for the professionalism and courtesy we experienced at Barkau! Definitely recommend!!!

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DealerRater Sep 28, 2023

Working with Tim Border on the purchase of this car was great. He explained all the features of the vehicle and is a no pressure salesman. We are very happy with our purchase and would gladly work with Tim again.

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DealerRater Sep 25, 2023

We had a great experience working with Tim Border. He made the whole process easy and our daughter is very happy with her first car!

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DealerRater Sep 24, 2023

Nils was extremely helpful and informative. We are very happy with our Chevy Equinox! 10/10 would recommend to a friend.

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DealerRater Sep 22, 2023

Low pressure, high quality cars, competitive prices and pleasant to work with. I can't think of anything more you could ask from a dealer.

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DealerRater Sep 20, 2023

Nils was very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. We appreciate the great service! We'll definitely be back when we need our next vehicle. Thanks Nils!

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DealerRater Sep 16, 2023

Tim Border was great -- friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and fair. And, JH Barkau made the purchase quick, easy, and straightforward. Pain- and hassle-free! Love my pre-owned Subaru Forester! I definitely recommend JH Barkau & Sons in Cedarville.

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DealerRater Sep 14, 2023

Thank you so much! I absolutely love my "new" Jeep! She's a real Honey 🐝!

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DealerRater Sep 9, 2023

Tim Border, was assume. He emailed me back and forth for days before I went and test drove the vehicles I was interested in. He helped me pick out the best vehicle that supported what I was looking for in a new ride. He helped me get the car setup and ready to go with all the technical features. Definitely will be recommending him to my family and friends. Thanks again Tim.

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DealerRater Sep 8, 2023

Tim was helpful and straightforward with our purchase. I had to do a major portion of communication via email and Tim was great at keeping me updated.

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DealerRater Sep 6, 2023

This is our second car purchased with Barkau. As always, great customer service. Thank you!

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DealerRater Aug 30, 2023

Tim Border makes it very easy to purchase a car. He's very informed on inventory and makes you feel comfortable during the process. This was the 2nd car I've bought at Cedarville in a year.

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DealerRater Aug 28, 2023

Nils once again came through and got us what we were looking for. Was patient and helpful without being pushy.

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DealerRater Aug 28, 2023

Barkau's is a nice dealership to purchase a vehicle. I love my new Ford Edge. The salesman are so nice. I had Tim Border. I highly recommend him. Thank you Barkau's.

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DealerRater Aug 28, 2023

I had Nils searching for a specific vehicle for me. He found one very similar to what I wanted and sent me a picture. The vehicle was located at the South Street location. My wife and I took it for a test drive and bought it 2 days later. Nils and the staff at Barkau were very helpful and made this purchase an enjoyable experience.

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DealerRater Aug 26, 2023

Got exactly the car I was looking for at a better price than I could have ever imagined! Thank you so much!

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DealerRater Aug 22, 2023

Every one I talked with was very nice, informative, friendly and never talked down to me. A good experience.

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DealerRater Aug 17, 2023

Korey was very helpful, gave great information, and made the whole process very easy and enjoyable!!

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DealerRater Aug 17, 2023

Found just what I was looking for! Love the kind people at barkau! Great service! Friendly staff! Best car dealership around!!

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Google Aug 16, 2023

This is the place you can really trust!

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DealerRater Aug 15, 2023

This was the 1st vehicle we’ve boughten from Tim Border at Barkau of Cedarville. Tim is great to work with, he’s very knowledgeable and professional. Our purchase went very smooth, we were in and out of the dealership within an hour. If you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle don’t hesitate to give Tim a call.

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DealerRater Aug 15, 2023

This was the 2nd vehicle we’ve boughten from Tim Border at Barkau of Cedarville. Both purchases were great. Tim is great to work with, he’s very knowledgeable and professional. Both of our purchases went very smooth, we were in and out of the dealership within an hour. If you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle don’t hesitate to give Tim a call. When the time comes to replace my truck Tim at Barkau will be my first call.

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DealerRater Aug 15, 2023

Barkau made our recent experience of buying our 2019 Traverse quick, easy and affordable. They answered all of our questions and treated us like family.

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DealerRater Aug 15, 2023

Very helpful and easy to work with and answered all questions and they had all the paperwork done and ready to be signed

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DealerRater Aug 15, 2023

Tim made the whole experience of buying a car so easy. We would highly recommend Tim and the Barkau team. They took care of us.

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DealerRater Aug 8, 2023

JH Barkau and sons was easy and great to work with! Nils was a great guy I would recommend!

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DealerRater Aug 8, 2023

This was our 5th family vehicle from Barkau. Nils is always able to find us exactly what we need for the right price and makes the experience low stress. We love being a part of the Barkau family of very satisfied customers!

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DealerRater Aug 4, 2023

Very nice family owned dealership with no pressure and good reputation. Honest and friendly staff.

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DealerRater Aug 3, 2023

Very helpful, they made my first experience buying from a dealer easy and enjoyable. They answered all of my questions and helped find the right car for me!

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DealerRater Aug 2, 2023

Tim and Adam and all the staff,very efficient and helpful and went the extra mile.very thankful for all your help,joanne

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