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Certified: J H Barkau & Sons Cedarville

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DealerRater Jun 17, 2024

Nils was very helpful and professional . He is great to work with . He is accommodating

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DealerRater Jun 17, 2024

Excellent service! Great customer and follow up service! Great job in finding a correct car choice for me! My hope is my car’s durability and low mileage choice lasts for a long time...

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DealerRater Jun 12, 2024

This is the second vehicle I have purchased from Barkau. Nils was great to work with today and made the process easy.

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DealerRater Jun 8, 2024

Tim was great to work with. He was concise and answered all of my worries. He was very thorough and made the grueling process of buying a car feel like a breeze which is why I wanted to buy from a family owned business instead of a large corporate dealership.

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DealerRater Jun 8, 2024

Went in with little to no idea of what I wanted, and left with a great deal on a car I’m very excited about! Our family is growing, and this car is the perfect fit for us.

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DealerRater Jun 7, 2024

I will continue to do business with Barkau do to their great sales and services departments at all their locations.

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DealerRater Jun 6, 2024

The absolute best car dealer I've delt with. Friendly and straightforward, these guys and gals have you back when anything goes wrong or even to check in on ya during the process. Definitely worth talking to these guys!

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DealerRater Jun 5, 2024

They treat you like family they're really nice and very considerate 10 out of 10 would recommend anybody looking for a vehicle.

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DealerRater Jun 3, 2024

Tim Border and the Barkau crew were spectacular in helping me find my dream car!

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DealerRater May 25, 2024

They were very professional and kind. They went above and beyond to ensure I had the best deal, and easiest time purchasing my new vehicle. I could not have been more pleased with the experience. Brendon was extremely polite and friendly. A true pleasure to do business with.

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DealerRater May 25, 2024

They did a really good job on selling me this car, I really enjoy driving it. It was an amazing purchase.

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DealerRater May 22, 2024

We were treated will respect and felt comfortable. Fair pricing, no pressure salesman, and made us feel like we were family. We have already recommended Tim to our friends.

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DealerRater May 22, 2024

Excellent car buying experience! Tim was easy to work with on a deal. We would recommend stopping in if you’re looking for a new ride!

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DealerRater May 20, 2024

Excellent experience! I saw a vehicle online that I loved, and was kept updated through the entire period before I made it to the dealership to view the vehicle. Very nice to not have to wonder if a car sold before you could go see it!

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DealerRater May 14, 2024

Our family has purchased vehicles from Barkau’s over the years and appreciate Nil’s helpfulness and attention to detail.

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DealerRater May 14, 2024

The people at Barkau are so easy to work with, and they have such great knowledge about their vehicles. They never make you feel pressured, and they do a great job of answering all your questions.

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DealerRater May 12, 2024

This was the best experience I’ve ever had at a car dealership. Everyone is courteous and helpful . Tim answered a lot of questions I wouldn’t have thought to ask . I definitely recommend this dealership to anyone, in fact I already did .

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DealerRater May 11, 2024

Great people to work with who have the ability to listen. Tim didn't sell me a vehicle. He helped me get the vehicle I wanted.

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DealerRater May 10, 2024

What a wonderful surprise today!! Very happy with everyone at Barkau. Thank you. Loving the Elantra!!

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DealerRater May 9, 2024

Everyone was very nice and helpful . We liked watching TV and eating. Coffee cake. I didn’t expect new tires and sunroof thank you

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DealerRater May 9, 2024

Best place to buy a car! Mr. Sandstrom showed me cars that would fit perfectly for what I was looking for. There was a good selection of cars. No pressure to buy any one of them or any of them. Will be back when need another car. Would recommend JH Barkau & Sons and Mr. Sandstrom!

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DealerRater May 7, 2024

Excellent customer service! Tim worked hard to get me into the car I wanted within my budget! Would highly recommend Barkau to all my friends and family.

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DealerRater May 7, 2024

When in doubt go to barkau to help you out!! Such a good experience and super understanding! They will help you get the car thats best for you me and my family love our new car !

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DealerRater May 7, 2024

Thank you JH Barkau for helping our family pick a nice vehicle. Special thanks to Nils and Adam we appreciate you!

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DealerRater May 6, 2024

I would recommend Barkau and Sons. Everyone was very helpful and informative. Tim was very knowledgeable about the vehicle we were interested in.

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DealerRater May 1, 2024

Great service will be back again we love the truck just ask for mr nils

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DealerRater Apr 27, 2024

Always professional and attentive to detail. Very good at understanding what our needs were. Thankyou.

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Google Apr 26, 2024

Purchasing a new car should be a great experience…. And I am here to tell you that Barkau in Freeport won’t let you down!!! Very thankful for the service I have received from Barkau CDJR of Freeport. Major shout out to Jose. He made the car buying experience a great one! His smile and friendly demeanor went a very long way. I left feeling not only that I would have support if needed…. It truly felt as if I were talking with Family. If you are in the Freeport area looking for a vehicle, stop in and ask for ...

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DealerRater Apr 25, 2024

We had such a pleasant and positive experience at your dealership very knowledgeable Salesman! Thank you for all the help.

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DealerRater Apr 23, 2024

Mr Border is great. He makes buying a car very pleasant and smooth. He also has a great memory. He'll remember details from the last time you purchased a car which shows that he values his customers and wants to make it a memorable experience.

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DealerRater Apr 21, 2024

They have a large section of vehicles to select from. They are very helpful and informative. I enjoy very much going there to buy my new pre owned car. Tim border and the other sale dealers make it a joy to deal with.

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DealerRater Apr 19, 2024

We finally decided to upgrade our 2008 vehicle. Our salesman, Nils, was extremely helpful, personable and knowledgeable. When we finally chose our vehicle, the staff was also friendly and streamlined the process.

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DealerRater Apr 18, 2024

Smooth, fast, to the point. He pointed out airbag light and said they get it handled

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DealerRater Apr 15, 2024

Great service, and friendly environment. We appreciate the patience they gave us while we got two vehicles from them . Thanks again

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DealerRater Apr 12, 2024

Tim made buying our car a fairly easy process. A pleasure to do business with

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DealerRater Mar 31, 2024

Thank you for a flawless, easy process every time! The entire Team is great to work with and knowledgeable. Special shout out to Nils for being available any time we've reached out!

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DealerRater Mar 30, 2024

We were in a position where we needed to purchase a different vehicle after hitting a rather large buck that demolished the front end of the car we had had for 17 years. It was going to cost too much to fix, so we headed to J.H. Barkau to see what they had. They've always done right by us in the shop, so it just felt like the thing to do. Our experience was great all the way around. Should we ever need to purchase another vehicle, we will be giving Nils a call there at J.H. Barkau!!

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DealerRater Mar 28, 2024

Super quick yet down to earth experience, affordable prices, and just great service all around!

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DealerRater Mar 24, 2024

Tim took the time to walk us through our options within our established critiera. More importantly, Tim took the time to explain everything to our daughter who is the primary driver. Very much appreciated as a parent.

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Facebook Mar 22, 2024

We just bought a vehicle from Barkau in Cedarville and they made it so easy and helped us with the situation we were in. Tim was great and made the process pretty much pain free! Will definitely buy from them again in the future! 5 stars from us! Thanks Tim and the Barkau Cedarville Crew!

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DealerRater Mar 19, 2024

Nils was amazing to work with. This is the second car he sold me and I would highly recommend him!!

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DealerRater Mar 18, 2024

Such a great experience with Dylan and the whole team! First car purchase ever and it couldn’t have gone any smoother. The first car I wanted to look at was sold but Dylan helped find a new ride that was even better! Thank you to the Cedarville team. Love my new car !!!

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DealerRater Mar 14, 2024

Tim and the dealership were fantastic, Super happy with our purchase! Highly recommended and much appreciated!

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DealerRater Mar 14, 2024

Very informative. Both Nils and Corey are rated a 10. Would recommend J H Barkau to everyone that needs a vehicle

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DealerRater Mar 12, 2024

Tim was amazing! He helped me so much! This was my first time buying a car and he made it such a pain free experience! He answered any questions that came up and was extremely patient with me! I 100% recommend going to not just this dealership but to Tim for any of your car buying needs! I will definitely be going to Tim the next time I need a car!

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Facebook Mar 11, 2024

I found myself looking for a car and my dad, who works with Barkau at his bank, sent me here to get a used car. I found a 2019 Ecosport with 19k miles on it!!! Plus they gave me a good price on top of the amazing rate First Community Credit Union had in partnership with them. Coey, Louis, Matt and the whole team are kind and knowledge. No time was wasted and I got to play with a dog during my wait!!

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DealerRater Mar 8, 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Tim he understood what I was looking for got me what I needed he was up front and told me the truth I did most of my looking online and if I had any questions he was there to answer it. I will definitely be a partner of theirs for a long time thanks again Tim it was a fantastic experience

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DealerRater Mar 5, 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 3, 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 Mar 1, 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 23, 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 23, 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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Google Feb 8, 2024

Shawn is a great salesman, he listens to what you want and makes it happen!

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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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Google Jan 25, 2024

Took my truck in for engine repair and the service was outstanding! Joe and sraff was friendly and professional willing to help with anything you need.

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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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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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Google Nov 26, 2023

I’ve been buying trucks from Rick for over 10 years and the service has never changed.. the entire staff always makes the buying experience seamless and easy. Kudos to the family owned and operated business that always hits the mark.

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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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Google Nov 15, 2023

Outstanding customer service on my purchase. Rhett and team made this a convenient and easy transaction for me as an out of state buyer. There selection was amazing and I could not be happier.

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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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Google Oct 26, 2023

Service department is always polite, answers all your questions, great service.

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Google Oct 26, 2023

Great service! Marcy is always so pleasant when I call to make an appointment or have questions.

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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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