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I bought my Trail Teams there earlier this week. The guys were completely upfront and honest. There were no surprises. I got the price quote I wanted through e-mail, was greeted at the dealership, and treated like an important customer by all who dealt with me.

The internet guy I was dealing with had me go on a few test drives just to be sure with a very very low pressure salesman who knew everything there was to know about the FJ/4Runner/and Tacoma.

They seem to be in the business of moving cars, and NOT playing games, and that is totally refreshing. Just in the sake of full disclosure, they said that any customer that refers somebody who buys a car will get $100 as a thank you. I of course wouldn't take it, but would have them roll it into your deal if you chose to purchase there. They said they were cool with that and just like getting new customers. :)

So I am not attempting to make anything off of this. Just to help others find a dealership who has good prices, good service, and knows the FJ. They actually walked me through their clean shop and had me meet the parts and service guys, and they were all very cool and treated me like a member of the family.

The internet guy is young and on the ball and his name is Scott Leach. My salesman (they split the commission because the salesman knew more about the FJ and took me on the drive and just sort of hung out with me for the afternoon) was Chris Anderson. Chris is as nice and honest of a guy that I've ever dealt with in my 20+ years of buying cars. He knows every feature of the FJ and the history of them. He also has some funny stories about folks who shouldn't have bought one! Give them a shot if you're looking.
 

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Congrats on the new FJ man!! SWEET!!!! Pics? :D Hey, someone had to ask....

P.S. - If I ever bought a vehicle from Manlove Toyota, I'd have to remove the dealer plates ASAP....I just couldn't drive around with that on my truck....:lol:
 

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Bam Bam,

I bought my highlander and Fj from Mark Miller in downtown SLC and also have had a really good experience with both thier sales and maintaince teams. Very helpful, upfront, and got good deals on both vehicle purchases.

I've had a lot less luck with Karl Malone down in Sandy. I gave them a few chances and each time they never wanted to work with me, played too many waiting games, and weren't even in the same ballpark for price compared to Mark Miller. I wouldn't recommend them and they will be very sloooowwwwww.
 

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MenLove sounds like a weekend retreat for emotionally beaten males. I have a mental image that everyone in the dealership is shirtless and gives you a big "I Understand" hug when you walk in. Social group Photograph Fun Lady Darkness


Glad to hear you were treated fairly.
 

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Menlove... it really is Menlove. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Anyway, I had bought one months ago (actually I had two different ones that I "bought"), but the deals fell all apart at the very last second because of some extremely strange happenings.

I am sort of glad it played out the way it did though because I got a good deal on the Trail Teams, and it just seems to fit me pretty well. So no big deal. I do need to chronicle the adventure in getting one though. It's pretty funny looking back on it now.
 

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This is where I purchased my FJ from as well, and it was well worth the 500 mile drive to do it. I couldn't find a damn stealership in Vegas at the time who was even willing to speak to me if I didn't have interest in their fully loaded on-the-lot models. I called Menlove, told them what I wanted and a month later they had exactly what I requested at the price we wanted. Great dealership.
 

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And the second I arrived at Vegas soil, out came the hair dryer to remove all Menlove badging! I am not a badging guy anyway, but especially with that name! Funny name, but a great dealership nonetheless. No BS there.
 

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I tried to work with a dealership in Vegas as well. It was awful. I bought a Pilot at Findlay Honda in Henderson in January and it was as great of an experience as I've ever had. I tried to do the same sort of a deal with Findlay Toyota. It was terrible, horrible, and awful. I am being nice about it when I say that.

Same name..... TOTALLY different experiences. Findlay Honda = Great. Findlay Toyota = crap.

I also got the Menlove badging off within a few minutes. Luckily I got it before the stickers started to set up. I just parked so my back faced the sun for about 30 minutes then it peeled right off very nicely. I also took those tacky dealer plates and things off. They are good folks though, and I am happy to give them a positive reference on the internet. I just don't want it all over my car!
 

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Would love to get a MenLove license plate frame for my Yaris HB. Guys at work make fun of "Precious" everyday. I have no problem goofin' on myself. It calms them down when they know they can't win. I think it's the 40+mph it gets!

I come in after my evening run out to NY and the car has been moved. Only takes 4 strapping lads to pick it up and move it. Most of the time it's spun around pointing out of the spot where I had parked it pointing in the spot.
 

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Would love to get a MenLove license plate frame for my Yaris HB. Guys at work make fun of "Precious" everyday. I have no problem goofin' on myself. It calms them down when they know they can't win. I think it's the 40+mph it gets!

I come in after my evening run out to NY and the car has been moved. Only takes 4 strapping lads to pick it up and move it. Most of the time it's spun around pointing out of the spot where I had parked it pointing in the spot.
I'll see if I still have mine. If I find them, I'll PM you and send one. If you REALLY want one.

I bought mine there since they were the first ones to e-mail me back and the ONLY dealership that wasn't charging a "premium" on the price. They were efficient and prompt with the purchase.
 

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Dang, I just threw mine away with yesterday's garbage pickup. I would have gladly sent them away to somebody.
 
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