mikey99

Best Farang friendly car sales showroom

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I'm looking to purchase a new car, either a pickup or SUV and am looking for the best place around to purchase.

 

I'm not really bothered whether it is a Toyota or a Ford or a Chevy or a ........

 

What I looking for is ease of purchase to a Farang. Finance will be required.

 

Your opinions / experiences would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Mike

 

 

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When I bought four or five years ago I found the dealers here in town to be uniformly useless. Not interested in selling, not interested in discussing prices, no stock and no brains. Since my purchase some dealerships have opened up in Na Jomtien and these may be better: I certainly do use one of them for my servicing rather than use the dealers in town.

 

But my recommendation would be to go to Bangkok as the dealers there seemed to be much more on the ball and prepared to talk.

 

I have no idea about finance as I dont need it.

 

I do find it odd that you dont care what brand/model of car you buy though.

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1 hour ago, KittenKong said:

When I bought four or five years ago I found the dealers here in town to be uniformly useless. Not interested in selling, not interested in discussing prices, no stock ...

Can't disagree with this.

I found Ford to be the better of a bad bunch (but this was my 2nd new car from there, so they knew me).

I don't have any experience with finance - I guess that will be a tricky area to navigate for most foreigners.

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where are you?

i wanted a new mitsubishi. the dealership at the north end of pattaya ripped me off and kept my 14000thb deposit. the dealership on the south end of pattaya were great. i dont know how a foreigner would go about getting finance.

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They all seem to be scared of foreigners, they might ask to speak English :shock1:

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When I was in the market, the sales staff at the Isuzudealership on Second Road near Central Mall were very helpful and keen to make a sale. The newish Nissan dealership on Sukie in Na Jomtien were also pleasant to deal with. Sorry but don't know about finance as I paid cash.

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On more than one occasion I have made enquiries in shopping malls in Thailand where there were cars on display with sales reps. in attendance......one would not find more helpful people anywhere.

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Have to agree with the other contributors. Having been a Toyota owner in the UK for 20+ years, I was set on buying a Toyota pickup however the Pattaya dealership staff were so unhelpful, I ended up at Mazda. Have to say that they (Mazda) were enthusiastic and I consider I had a good deal. White plates took months to come through.

 

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You can talk to Khun Suchart at the Honda showroom in N Pattaya, they are located a couple of clicks past the hospital on Sukhumvit. 

I have purchased two CRVs from him over the years,  no problems with the cars, with the service or with the staff.  

 

He speaks perfect English and is most helpful without being pushy.  His office is to the left of where the sales girls sit in the showroom. 

I have no idea about the sales girls that work there as I have never dealt with them.

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try Siammotorworld, ask for Tim (English guy)
http://www.siammotorworld.com/

They will help you to find the best deal. 
In march 2017 I bought a secondhand car there but they also sell new cars.

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8 minutes ago, tonboy said:

try Siammotorworld, ask for Tim (English guy)
http://www.siammotorworld.com/

They will help you to find the best deal. 
In march 2017 I bought a secondhand car there but they also sell new cars.

Plus one from me too. 

 

Top service, multilingual, no bull poop, very high customer satisfaction ( me being one) and will continue to assist you post purchase. 

 

Doesnt get much much better than that, anywhere in this world of ours!

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Very hard to get financing here you will probably need to put 50% down to get your credit started.  Most dealers will not even try to help you.   

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14 hours ago, KittenKong said:

I do find it odd that you dont care what brand/model of car you buy though

Thanks for the reply :-).

 

I do care about the model, less for the brand though as all cars are pretty much the same for me. Until recently I have always had a company car and just driven what was given me, or from a limited choice in a catolog. Since then I have had a couple of clapped out second hand cars just as a drive around and when I travel on business I have a hire car.

 

That is most probably why I don't care about the brand.

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10 hours ago, williamgeorgeallen said:

where are you?

i wanted a new mitsubishi. the dealership at the north end of pattaya ripped me off and kept my 14000thb deposit. the dealership on the south end of pattaya were great. i dont know how a foreigner would go about getting finance.

Currently in France - moving to Thailand at the beginning of October. With the job. I will be working in Eastern Seaboard and living somewhere between there and Pattaya, most probably around Lake Mab Prachan where I can get easy access to get to / from work.

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10 hours ago, CutiePi said:

When I was in the market, the sales staff at the Isuzudealership on Second Road near Central Mall were very helpful and keen to make a sale. The newish Nissan dealership on Sukie in Na Jomtien were also pleasant to deal with. Sorry but don't know about finance as I paid cash.

Thanks for the info, very useful.

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