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meganfrollins
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Anyone know which car dealerships offer loans on site?

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Topic starter Posted : March 7, 2015 1:57 pm
speee1dy
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have you tried the ford dealership

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Posted : March 7, 2015 1:59 pm
meganfrollins
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No I didn't even know there was a ford dealership on stx

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Topic starter Posted : March 7, 2015 2:20 pm
CruzanIron
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I've never heard of dealer financing on STX.

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Posted : March 7, 2015 3:51 pm
SausageInTheCan
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Stay away from Caribbean Auto Mart. Both islands.

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Posted : March 7, 2015 6:00 pm
OldTart
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Stay away from Caribbean Auto Mart. Both islands.

Why is that? I've certainly heard a bellyful from the poster who apparently came here to work for them and the oft-repeated fact that that didn't work out. And I know a few people who weren't happy with their dealings with them on STT but those were deals on used vehicles and I don't know too many people who've not had something go wrong with an older pre-owned vehicle and then got their knickers in a twist. 😀

But I've known several people over the years who've been perfectly happy with their purchases and service. I'd likely have had my own experience to relate had I bought a car from them several years ago but I dickered around for too long and it was sold to someone else!

They do do on-site financing through one of the lending institutions on STT so assume they would do the same on STX?

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Posted : March 7, 2015 6:24 pm
speee1dy
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the ford dealership is called metro motors? it is right in golden rock not to far from the mc donalds and a gas station

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Posted : March 7, 2015 6:25 pm
StCroixBeachBoy
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CAM (STX) offers financing through Scotiabank. I have twice attempted to negotiate a purchase with them (once new, once used) but walked away from the negotiating table both times because I felt they were just too greedy. I'm a savvy buyer; I just purchased elsewhere and got a much better deal.
Like you OT, I've heard the good, bad, and ugly about them. I continue to use them for service, even though I think they are absurdly expensive and are unresponsive. I do this because despite their flaws, they are the only place that consistently gets the diagnostics right.

As much as I hate getting ripped off, my time is too valuable to have to take the car to three different places to get it fixed.

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Posted : March 7, 2015 6:56 pm
stxisbest
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Stay away from Caribbean Auto Mart. Both islands.

+1000

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Posted : March 7, 2015 6:59 pm
SausageInTheCan
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I've read the old threads pretty thoroughly and things "did not work out" with the new hire because they refused to adhere to the relocation agreement at the last minute.
I'm sure they have some satisfied customers. Used shouldn't matter. They shouldn't dick people they way they do.
I don't know anyone who's been satisfied with their sales or service. One friend bought a car and was told in order to keep her warranty she had to bring it there for service. That's not only immoral but illegal.

Trust me. They love you long time.

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Posted : March 7, 2015 7:12 pm
STXjill
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Straker Motors finances through First Bank.

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Posted : March 7, 2015 9:37 pm
CruzanIron
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The bank is financing, not the dealer.

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Posted : March 8, 2015 12:18 am
speee1dy
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oh, yeah. i dont think you will find a dealership that does finance

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Posted : March 8, 2015 9:47 am
Alana33
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One could always get out the phone book and call around to see if any dealership does in house financing or whether it's strictly thru the banks that they work with. Good luck.

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Posted : March 8, 2015 11:15 am
meganfrollins
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Thanks all

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Topic starter Posted : March 8, 2015 8:02 pm
JEZZIKA
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Good Afternoon everyone!! So you can buy a brand new vehicle on STX? What car dealerships are on STX offering sales & a service dept? Thank you JEZZ

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Posted : March 9, 2015 7:55 pm
speee1dy
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jezz, might be cheaper to buy one in the states and ship it down here. but in most cases you must hold a clear title

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Posted : March 9, 2015 8:01 pm
OldTart
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We don't need more cars coming into the territory. With the high attrition rate of newcomers there are always decent used cars for sale in all price ranges. This whole "thing" of shipping down a car is relatively new. That new car or the nicely preserved pristine vehicle you ship down will be dinged up in the blink of an eye!

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Posted : March 9, 2015 8:06 pm
speee1dy
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lol that is true

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Posted : March 9, 2015 8:10 pm
Peachey
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A few options for new cars on STX

Caribbean Auto Group - Sells Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

Metro Motors - Sells Ford

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Posted : March 9, 2015 8:25 pm
James T
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A few options for new cars on STX

Caribbean Auto Group - Sells Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

Metro Motors - Sells Ford

Do not go to Caribbean Auto Mart. You will get hosed in some way shape or form!

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Posted : March 11, 2015 12:38 pm
klpmtm
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We plan on buying a new Jeep and shipping it over and buying an island beater when we get there. The reasoning behind buying new and shipping it is for a few reasons. One, we have 2 children and want a reliable warrantied car that won't give us any trouble. And if there are issues, it is under warranty. Two, I'll be teaching and need a reliable car to lug all my stuff around the island in, since I won't know what school I'll be in. Three, piece of mind
My husband wants to know I'll be in a safe car when driving myself and the kids to school every day in who knows what type of terrain and weather. And last but not least, it's about $10k cheaper fore yo buy a car here and ship it to STX.

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Posted : March 13, 2015 3:37 am
speee1dy
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i think that is a good decision, just remember to have the car paid off. most places will not let you ship a car if your title is not clear

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Posted : March 13, 2015 10:58 am
TommySTX
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I just wanted to chime in that I know of 2 national lenders for sure that will let you ship a car while still being financed.

Nissan motor finance company
USAA

I try to use USAA for everything possible unless there's a MUCH better deal. I know that not everyone is eligible for it though.

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Posted : March 13, 2015 11:29 am
speee1dy
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good info-did not know that

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Posted : March 13, 2015 1:07 pm
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