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Recommend a good dealership?

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Hello Gulf Coasters!

I tried to buy a 2006 Element at Royal Honda in Metairie this week. The Carfax said it had been in an accident, so I had it checked out at CARS repair shop behind the Whole Foods. They verified body work had been done, said the stuff under the hood looked great, suggested getting it put on an alignment machine (they were swamped at the time and had another car on their machine).

I made the sale contingent on the alignment, which Royal at first refused to do. I offered to pay for it, and they agreed. The numbers revealed out-of-spec measurements which cannot be aligned back into spec. I had to walk away from the deal.

I worked with Jared Hotard and he was a jerk. I also worked with Mike Billups, who was GREAT! I overheard other salesmen using very high-pressure negotiating techniques with other customers. So my overall impression of the dealership is not good.

I'm back to square one and thinking of buying new. Has anyone had a good experience at a gulf coast Honda dealership? I'd be less picky about the color if I knew I could work with nice people and get a fair price.
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Got mine in Covington!

Im over here in Hammond and I got my 08 Element at Honda of Covington. I was happy with the service and they didnt seem to pushy. I also recently had the recall repaired there and it also was a good experience. Im not too terribly far from you. if you are ever in hammond or wanted to meet up in covington some time I would be glad to help with any questions about the E.
Good to know! well keep me posted on how everything turns out!
I will definitely keep that in mind! Well, once again if ya ever have any questions (not that you couldn't just find the answers here on the forum) or wanna meet sometime, just let me know. There are a couple of members here in Hammond and one or two in Baton Rouge.
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