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Cloninger Ford of Hickory
1241 Highway 70 East
Hickory NC 28602
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Through hard work and dedication, we at Cloninger Ford of Hickory would like to show you some of our numerous customers and the great things they have had to say about our dealership.
 
My experience with Eric Smith 
I have bought many many vehicles in my life however Eric has made this car buying experience by far the best! His willingness to come to me and bring the vehicle when i couldn't get away from the office, his knowledge of the vehicle, his preparedness for our meeting was outstanding. He is extremely professional and has a great personality. He was easy to work with and accommodating to my needs. When it's time to buy a car again, I will call Eric first. If i had a position in my company for him, I would try to hire him myself. You can't go wrong with Eric. Great Job!

Mia Huntersville NC Date: Fri, February 28, 2014

 
Good Truck buying Experience 
I would like to Thank the people at the Cloininger Ford for a very plesant experience. I found their staff to be very friendly and helpful you did not feel like you were a customer more like part of a family. Eric Smith was a very pleasant and helpful sale person, he went out of his way to help us any way he could and I was very pleased to have had him on my team in purchasing my first truck. He worked hard to get us the best deal he could and would recomend him to family and friends. Again I want to Thank Eric and the members of Cloininger Ford for their help in purchaing my truck and when we get ready to purchase a new car this is the place I will go.

Thank You Again
John & Melissa

John and Melissa Young Iron Station NC Date: Sun, February 02, 2014

 
My 2013 Ford Taurus 
I just recently got a new car and Eric Smith was an excellent salesman. I was just stopping by to test drive a car and actually left with a new one that day. Eric is a very knowledgeable and respectful young man. He answered all of my questions and yes I had several being a first time buyer. He made sure I got the car that was right for me. I would definitely recommend Eric to all my friends and family looking to purchase a vehicle.

Erica Floyd NC Date: Thu, January 23, 2014

 
Best Purchase Yet 
I purchased a used 2010 Nissan Murano from Cloninger Ford of Hickory. Eric Smith was amazing! We found the car online and made a call. We were lucky enough to get Eric in the phone! He walked us through the details of the car, answered all of our questions, and worked out a price over the phone so that we could avoid all of that at the dealership. We arrived to find the car pulled up for us ready to test drive! We loved it on the spot. Eric walked us through paper work, he was pleasant, positive, and so easy to work with! I would recommend him to family and friends in the future for new or used car purchases! Thanks Cloninger Ford of Hickory and Eric Smith!!

Sarah England Cornelius NC Date: Thu, January 02, 2014

 
Fantastic Experience at Cloniger Ford 
The second I walked in yesterday until I drove away in my new F-150 today Eric, Chuck, Bobby and Scott showed friendliness, professionalism, good natured humor, helpfulness, compassion and customer loyalty. This was by far the easiest process of a car buying experience I have ever had. Eric was the lead guy in this deal and was awesome. No pressure, all help and service. Very kind and direct in our conversation which narrowed my choices to help me find the best fit for my trade-in and situation. GM Bobby Yount came out and introduced himself, thanked me for coming in and offered his personal assistance, all being done in an inviting and caring manner. Chuck, who helped my best friend just a few short weeks ago get his new F-150, came out and said hello and chatted for a couple of minutes. Great conversation with Chuck! Then my little league Football Coach and Salesman, Scott Mitchell walks around the corner and spoke, thanked me for coming in. 20 seconds later we remembered each other from 30 years ago and offered his assistance and gratitude for me stopping by. Not only will I get my next vehicle from them I am/will refer them to my family, friends, clients and anyone else who will listen. These guys were fantastic and service oriented from start to finish. Cloniger Ford is a HUGE supporter of our local community and Schools and are quickly building the reputation of a Positive, Service Driven, Community Oriented Business Partner. Guys, 5 Star Service along with meeting a c ...more

Fore Rembert Maiden NC Date: Fri, December 06, 2013

 
Happy Customer 
Eric Smith was a fantastic salesman. He didn't beat around the bush and try to put me in a car they needed to get off the lot. I appreciate the fact that he took the time to ask questions about what features I wanted and what I could do without. I would recommend Cloninger Ford of Hickory to anyone looking for a new car, truck, or SUV.

Mandy Date: Fri, December 06, 2013

 
Wouldn't use any other Salesman except Eric Smith and Cloninger Ford 
I had been to another local dealership and had almost given up when I decided to try Cloninger Ford, the salesman I met, Eric Smith was outside when my children and I pulled up. He was extremely polite and worked hard to get me just what I wanted! He still continues to make sure that my family and I are happy with our purchase. I constantly recommend Eric and Cloninger Ford when people comment on my new car! If we ever purchase another vehicle I will be calling on Eric Smith, wouldn't do business with anyone else!

Tonya Morganton NC Date: Fri, December 06, 2013

 
Scott Mitchell 
May 15 2013

After going back and forth on whether to purchase a new Expedition , we decided to go ahead . We went in and talked to Scott on Sat. May 11 and then on Monday we came back . The lot did not have the Expedition we liked . Scott was off work on Tuesday , but by Wednesday afternoon Scott had located the perfect Expedition for us. We had always dealt with the staff at Armstrong Ford , but we really think the staff now at Cloninger is the best ever .

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING SCOTT !

Emily & TK GRAY

Terry & Emily Gray Hickory NC Date: Thu, May 16, 2013

 
OUR 2013 FUSION TITANIUM 
WE BROUGHT OUR '08 GRAND MARQUIS IN FOR AN A/C PROBLEM AND LEFT WITH OUR NEW FUSION. WE HAD NO INTENTIONS OF PURCHASING A NEW VEHICLE THAT DAY OR IN THE FUTURE. WE WERE INTRODUCED TO DAVID O'RENICK AND THAT DID IT. HE HAS A GREAT PERSONALITY AND WE ENJOYED HIS TIME SPENT WITH US IN MAKING OUR DECISION TO MAKE THE PURCHASE. WHEN WE DECEIDED ON THE MODEL AND OPTIONS HE SEARCHED AND FOUND WHAT WE FELT WAS THE RIGHT VEHICLE. AND, WHAT A VEHICLE IT IS.
WHEN IT CAME TO THE FINANCIAL END OF THE PURCHASE WE WERE INTRODUCED TO DALE GREENE AND THAT MADE THE ENTIRE DEAL ENJOYABLE. WE MEAN THIS SINCERELY.
WE HAVE BEEN BACK SINCE THEN JUST TO SAY HELLO AND VISIT FOR A FEW MINUTES. WE WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT YOUR SERVICE WRITER "TY" HAD A LOT TO DO WITH THE WHOLE PROCESS AS WELL.
TY IS THE REASON WE CHOSE TO STAY WITH CLONINGER FORD AFTER THE PURCHASE OF ARMSTRONG FORD.
HAVING BEEN A PART TIME FORD TRUCK SALESMAN IN NY, WE CAN APPRECIATE THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE.
BILL & JOYCE VALE, NC

BILL BOTHE Date: Wed, May 01, 2013

 
Eric Smith was great to deal with online and on the phone 
My wife and I had plans to buy a new Mustang. We are in Knoxville and found the exact car/color she wanted on Cloninger Ford of Hickory's website. I emailed about the car and was contacted by Eric Smith very soon after. We had email and phone conversations and Eric gave us a real world price right away without having to jump thru hoops. We decided that it was worth the 3 1/2 hour drive to do business and are VERY pleased with the experience. Thank You Eric, we rate you a 10 and will contact you when looking to buy another new or used Ford product.

Jim Barillaro Oak Ridge TN Date: Sat, March 02, 2013

 
Amazing Deal 
This week I went to Cloninger Ford in Hickory NC and spoke with Eric Smith about getting a White Ford Explorer.He told me that the explorer I had wanted was sold and he would look for another one,and to give him a day.I had several Dealerships call and wanted me to come by because I had been briefly looking on weekends but just didnt want to take the time sit and talk to any of them.When Eric called to tell me he had a car and if I could come look at it.I was hesitant to go because I had dealt with Armstrong Ford before and the personality was just not there.I decided to go and Eric was AMAZING he had me look at the vechicle and I loved it we went to test Drive. Eric took the time to show me how to use all of the car features and was very friendly and made me feel at ease .I worked him pretty hard trying to get the deal I wanted and he did all he could do to make us Happy! He even came in on his day off and was sick and still wanted to be there for us!!Once we went to sign papers he was there and talked to us like we were the only people there until the whole deal was complete.I really appreciated him giving us the warm and friendly welcome from Cloninger Ford.He also called the next day to make sure we were Happy and if I had any questions that were not answered! I will recommend all my family and friends to Eric at Cloninger Ford and anyone I hear discussing a vehicle..What a Salesman!! If you need a vehicle I would recommend Eric Smith to everyone!! !!In my book he w ...more

Kim Hickory NC Date: Thu, February 28, 2013

 
Eric Smith 2/23/13 
Thank you so so so much for helping me find this amazing car. He made it very easy to understand my Escape. He answered all of my questions to the tee. He was very friendly and nice. He was very willing to help my family with anything.

#Happycollegestudent:)

Keely Ford Conover NC Date: Sat, February 23, 2013

 
Best place to make a deal 
Great place to work with. Dave smith is a class act, he will go above and beyond to get it done. You will drive away in a new car or truck trust me.

Tim Boatwright Hiddenite NC Date: Sat, January 19, 2013

 
Eric. Smith. 
Excellent guy. Knowledgeable and super nice. THIS is what a salesman should be! Thanks, Eric!!

Johnny Hudson NC Date: Fri, January 18, 2013

 
Great, efficient service 
Eric Smith. Outstanding guy. He was very personable and knowledgeable about the vehicle I decided to purchase. He was up-front and full of good, positive energy. Truly an asset to the sales team and Cloninger Ford. A+ all the way.

Johnny Hudson NC Date: Wed, January 16, 2013

 
Housewife/mother/grandma 
Eric Smith: Awesome salesperson, so awesome that we went home with two vechiles! His concern and service for the customer I rate a 10

Donna & Henry Partin vale NC Date: Sun, December 30, 2012

 
Great Service 
We needed a second car and was told that this was the best time to buy one since it was the end of the month and end of the year. We used a car buying service, which led us to Cloninger Ford, and Eric Smith. We've never had a good experience at dealerships and was expecting two battles; price negotiation and finance trying to sell you everything. We later learned that our experience could be nothing but good. We didn't know what to think of Eric at first but he turned out to be a great and professional sales consultant whose only concern was making you happy with your purchase.

Price negotiation: Eric asked the right questions and showed us a 2013 Ford Escape that turned out to be just the right fit for us.

Finance: Probably the best experience I've had, hands down. Fast in and out with no hassles. I had to wait a while but there were a few people that were in the same boat I was in.

If you want to make a purchase from Cloninger Ford of Hickory, NC, this is the place to go to since they price their stuff to move. In addition, Eric Smith is your guy should you come and visit with the intent of buying a Ford.

Mike C Hoover AL Date: Fri, December 28, 2012

 
11/23/12 Eric Smith 
We were just looking when Eric came out and introduced himself. My first throught was OH LORD here he comes! But we found him to be very Considerate and Helpful,He ask question so he could find out what we were looking for and what we needed in a car.Never planed on trading,but with Eric's "LeRoy" help we desided it would be a good DEAL. Thanks Eric for your time and Patience and hard work!! Allan & Melissa Dunning P.S. we like him so much we gave him a nick name "LeRoy"

Melissa Dunning claremont NC Date: Mon, November 26, 2012

 
lynn and jean clark 
We purchased a pre-owned Lincoln MKX from Dave Smith about 5 weeks ago. We were extremely pleased at the knowledge Dave had about this vehicle because the dealership had just recieved it the day before. The touch features of the dash were a little intemdating to me, but Dave spent time with us on the basics of what we needed to know and assured me a follow-up phone call with any questions would be answered promptly. The entire staff at Cloniger were helpful and courteous through the buying process. I was able to walk away knowing I had gotten fair trade value for my vehicle and new payments on the Lincoln that were well within my budget.The biggest thanks and highest praieses to Dave Smith for making my dreams of owning a Lincoln a reality.

jean clark CONOVER NC Date: Sat, November 24, 2012

 
Buying from out of town 
Doing business with Cloninger Ford of Hickory was outstanding. I did the deal over the phone and was treated with the up most respect. I did not get hounded or tricked when I got there about the price we negotiated over the phone. All I did was test drive the vehicle and after that I ready to purchase my truck. I came in at 10am and need everything complete before my credit union was closed at 12pm. I was out the door by 12:15. That was including test drive and have papers faxed back and forth between my bank and the dealer. I went to a dealer before Cloninger Ford and they told me I would not get the same vehicle in that good of shape for that price, they were right I got a truck with less mile, more features, and better looking for a cheaper price.

Eric Smith was the best car salesman I ever dealt with. He made me feel like a person and not a number.

Thanks Cloninger Ford of Hickory I love my Truck.

Justin Brawley Greensboro NC Date: Mon, November 19, 2012



 
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