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My husband and I recently bought a newer car, 2011 Malibu Fleet at Academy Cars, and I have to say that the staff there are great! Everyone was friendly and generous without being too pushy or obnoxious into selling you a vehicle. The atmosphere is really laid back. In particular I like to give props to Guy Neighbors who helps us with obtaining our new car. He may be the new kid on the block there but he knows his game and was very helpful and courteous and funny. He made us feel at ease, like we were doing the right thing. Thank you Academy Cars for helping us get a new car, you ROCK! Hope y'all have a successful and fruitful year!
- Nona Hansen

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I went to Academy Cars fresh out of bankruptcy (I'm talking days) and they helped me get into the fuel efficient family sized beautiful car I'd been hoping for!!!! Bill Goodson was very efficient and let me know before hand what he needed from me and he was very quick too get started once we got there!! From start to finish it was a good experience made the kids and I very comfortable and at home. The kids LOVED the free popcorn!!
- Jean Marie-Temple Marie-Temple

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Bill was great, treated us good and helped us through a normally stressful situation. We appreciate all the extra effort and going above and beyond to help us. This would be first stop if we were ever in the need for another vehicle. This was our second purchase from Academy.
- Jeremy Wilson

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Walked into Academy after visiting another local big car dealership that said they would do anything to help me. I was greeted right away by Mike and he sat me and my fiance down right away to get me financed. He also noticed my car, trade, was smoking in the drive way, YIKES!! Mike went to work right away. I disclosed that I always paid cash for my car and never financed one before, I also recently filed a bankruptcy which was done and over but would make it difficult for a bank to loan to me. He went over my options and worked diligently to get me approved. After he went back to his desk the owner Lonnie walked up to me and introduced his self. I was oblivious to who he was, but he treated me like family and I soon calmed down and knew I was in good hands. I then met his wife and did not know they were co-owners of the dealership. I was so impressed. I was a first time buyer, with a bankruptcy, and got approved and drove away in a Much newer and Way more Reliable car with AWESOME warranties on the vehicle. So impressed. I never felt less than for having poor credit, for coming into their lot in a car on its last leg, or for being at their mercy and feeling that they would take from me and not have my best interest in mind. I will definitely recommend coming here for the best quality service. JUST ASK FOR MIKE!!!
- Kristin Johnson

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I had a great experience, there was no pressure. I was in and out with a new car in a very short time.
- Anitra Boyett

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Wonderful sales crew helped us find a vehicle within our budget! Thank you Ron S.
- Vicki Billings

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Ron Schock was very helpful and nice while we were searching for the right car! He made our experience fantastic! Definitely a great place to go car shopping!:)
- Jordan Coates

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My husband and I just traded in our old car for something new, with low mileage, and looks good. Ron and Mrs. Blackburn were very helpful and knowledgeable not only about the options but about financing as well. There were plenty of cars to choose from and they were able to help us find and buy the car we really wanted.
- Misty Carrier

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THESE GUYS DO WHAT THEY SAY!!! They got me into a car that I love, with no credit to speak of, they didn't give up...Larry and Vanessa and the rest of the gang, YOU ROCK!!!! Thank You Lonnie and Joyce for very the professional personal experience. I tell every one!!! Academy Cars in Lawrence, Ks saved me....I love the gas mileage on my Chevy Aveo BEST of all!!!!
- Sheri Spaugh

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Debbie made sure we were comfortable and listened to what we needed specifically before placing us in a van that met all our needs. We got the car payment we could afford, the seating and cargo space we need for our family and a car 10+ years younger than the one we had to trade in.
- Georgia Thomason

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These folks are very friendly, they will get you into a car that you will love,. I got professional service and a pleasant personal experience... my new car has made keeping two jobs and commuting very enjoyable and less stressful...I love the gas mileage most of all!!! Thank you Lonnie and Joyce... AND Larry, Vanessa and the rest of the team YOU ROCK!
- Dan Canady

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I walked into Academy Cars with no history of ever having to take a loan for a car out before. I have always paid cash (for much older cars that never lasted more than a few years) and have a lot of student loans that I am paying off. I was wary about having to purchase something that I would have to make payments on, as I am a single mother, with a strict budget. I had a down payment of only $500 and traded in a 1994 Toyota Corolla, that I think they gave me MORE than it was worth for a trade-in, and left with a 2010 Toyota Corolla, fully loaded and beautifully cared for. It's been almost a year that I've owned the car and the payments are fair for my credit and lending history ( I did have to get a co-signer ). My experiences there since, with getting regular maintenance on the car have also been terrific, they get me in quickly and out with a smile. Thanks for taking a chance on this single mom who desperately needed a reliable vehicle. You guys are awesome and best of all - honest and genuine, and I know you'll be helping many more people in the future.
- Sarah Lockwood

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This was our second time around at Academy Cars. The first experience was great, we got a nicer, newer car with no haggling. This time around was just as great. Our salesman Ron was professional, honest, and answered all our questions. He even stayed late so we could drive away that night with our new car. Thank you for another great car buying experience. We will definitely recommend you to others and come back again!
- Randy D

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This is a great dealership. I went in not sure I would get a car or not. They worked with my husband and I to get the best deal for us. We got exactly what we were looking for, for just the right price. I would highly recommend Academy Cars to anyone. They don't push you just to get a sale. They take all your wants into consideration. All of the workers there were friendly and helpful in one aspect or another. Thanks Academy Cars!!
- Aubreah Smith

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Excellent experience from browsing to our first oil change with the service department. Deb sold us an SUV. She followed through with every question we asked and need we had. This might have been our best car-buying experience ever.
- Tricia M

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It was a very great experience. Great place would strongly recommend it to anyone who is wanting a car.
- Toyna Lacey

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I was treated as if i was a long time customer and friend. Lonnie Blackburn and Brad Medlen worked hard to get me the car I wanted at the price I wanted. Lonnies motto is "Car Dealer For The People" and he definitely went the extra mile for me. I would recommend this dealer to every one I know thats in the market to buy a great used car.
- Ray Mendoza

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I was needing a dependable used car for my daughter and an upgrade for myself. I visited Bill at Academy Cars and in one day found a fantastic Honda for my daughter and a loaded VW Jetta for myself. The entire team assisted us and made us very comfortable through the entire process. My daughter and I both bought with confidence and for the first time I didn't come away feeling like I had somehow gotten a bad deal. In fact I feel like we got great deals and a fair trade for my old vehicle. They are ALL good people over there and I WILL be returning for my next car purchase. In addition, I highly recommend that if you want a fair deal and truly enjoyable car buying experience, go see Bill at Academy. If he is busy any of the other team members will be happy to help you!
- Leah Urias

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After dealing with other dealers this was a breath of fresh air. No pressure and realistic. They knew what we wanted and worked to make sure it would work for us. I would and am recommending this dealership to everyone I know. Love my new car and when it is time know where I will get my next one. A big thanks to all the staff for all the help with making my car dreams come true.
- Jessi Boles

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Our family had a great experience at Academy Cars today. Our salesman, Bill, was very thoughtful and made sure the car we purchased fit our needs and our budget! They had a great selection to choose from as well. The whole process from start to finish was a pleasure. I highly recommend that you check out Academy Cars if you are looking for a nice used vehicle!
- Belinda M

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I am a full time student and my girl friend works at stormont vail, and we were really in need of a second car. We received the friendliest service at Academy Cars in Lawrence, Kansas. No rush tactics at all!! But friendly people is not the only requirement. We got a beautiful used car at a price that was easy to live with. Buying a car today is not as easy as it used to be, but the staff there made it relatively painless!! What's more.... we came late and they stayed late to get us in the car we chose. Big props to Lonnie and his staff for putting up with my stupid pickle jokes, and for getting us in a car we really like.
- Richard Anson

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Ron is awesome! Our experience was exceptional. The car we bought is better than we thought. We didn't feel obligated but the deal was awesome, couldn't pass up the deal. I recommend going to Academy Cars first before any other dealer. Thanks Academy Cars!
- Magdalene Escalanti

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Our shopping experience at Academy was remarkable! Don Payne greeted us, asked our price range, and honored it!! He answered all of our questions without being pushy. We test drove our first choice, a 2007 Pontiac G6.and upon returning to the dealership, Don respectful attitude was greatly appreciated as the terms were discussed. We purchased the car and love it! We definitely recommend Academy Cars as a quality, pleasant dealership that is well worth visiting.
- Dean & Brenda Wigger

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When it comes to financing on great cars, these gang at Academy Cars are the big league. Everywhere else pales in comparison. The professionalism, the SUCCESS of getting me financed!I'll recommend them for years to come.
- Perry S.

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My wife, and I got the lowest rate I've ever seen on our new 2004 Escape! Academy Cars is awesome. we had a blast on the drive home. we never thought we would have a payment this low!
- Don M.

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Is it too much to call a finance manager my hero? That's what Deb is to me. I am a single Mom with no credit and a zero score.. I was turned down for a car loan everywhere. Everywhere but academy Cars! Within an hour, Tom, Don, and their staff had me going home in my 2008 Kia Spectra with only 38,000 miles! Having this car for me and my kids means the world to me1 Thanks again to Academy Cars!
- Carrie R.

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The only thing I regret is that I wasted my time at other dealerships before I found Academy Cars. I have lousy credit. Academy got me financed on my 2008 Dodge Caliber in 20 MINUTES! I messed around with the so-called "Big" dealers in Lawrence for THREE DAYS! Thanks Academy, you are the best there is!
- Jamie D.

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We are from Topeka. We looked all over town for the right vehicle at the right place. My wife checked the Lawrence Journal World on line and found exactly what we were looking for at the price we wanted to pay. The gang at Academy Cars could not have been more helpful. They had us financed, signed, and delivered in less than an hour!
- Bart B.

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My wife and I listened to the hype, at first. "Kansas City, Kansas City, Kansas City! You gotta go to Kansas City to get a great deal on a car!" After two wasted weekends, we learned our lesson. The vehicle we wanted, and bought, was right here in Lawrence all along at Academy Cars. We love our 2005 Trailblazer and highly recommend the crew at academy!
- James G.

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I drove a VW Beetle that I loved so much but it was time for me to trade it in. "Blueberry" didn't want to go but I came to Academy Cars to see what I might fall in love with next. I found my new car now(2010 Jetta "Snowberry") and absolutely LOVE IT!! Brad and Lonnie helped me so much with getting my FIRST car that I have purchased on my OWN! I would recommend anyone on going to Academy Cars to buy their vehicle! They take good care of you and listen to what you need and help you if you are unsure if you can purchase that car. Thank you again Brad Medlen and Lonnie Blackburn for everything!
- Paige Prockish

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Our experience at Academy Cars was the best so far. Bill Goodson was very friendly and helpful. He made us feel relaxed and he did everything he could to help us get a vehicle. With a good down pymt we walked out with a Red 2012 Mazda 5 Sport Van. I would definitely refer my family and friends..
- George Foxworth

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My husband and I just traded in our old car for something new, with low mileage, and looks good. Ron and Mrs. Blackburn were very helpful and knowledgeable not only about the options but about financing as well. There were plenty of cars to choose from and they were able to help us find and buy the car we really wanted.
- Josh Ferris

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Guy at Academy Cars went above and beyond to make my car buying experience fun, pleasant, and stress free. He went the extra mile to get me in the car I wanted and took time to answer all of my questions. It was a real pleasure doing business with Guy and the others at Academy Cars! If you are looking to buy a new car Academy should be your first choice!
- Tamica L.

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My experience with Academy Cars and our salesman, Bill, was great. I had shopping for cars, but, this was nothing like we had experienced before. It was a very relaxed, no stress atmosphere. Everyone treated you with the utmost respect and consideration.
- Teresa Garst

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I had a pleasant experience. I have purchased a car from a used car dealership before and was quite unsatisfied. This was the opposite of that experience. Ron was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient (I had a toddler with me); I didn't feel pressured or bullied into purchasing a used car- which can often be a gamble. I am satisfied with my purchase and love my new car!
- Jazmyne Washington

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My husband and I looked at several cars at several lots and hands down Academy was the best! Debbie was awesome to work with! She was very determined to get us in a car that met our needs as well as our wants and also one that would keep the payments within our budget. I would say this was the best car buying experience either of us have ever had. Thanks Debbie and Academy Cars!
- Lisa Grey

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Both my husband and I have bad credit and we needed a new vehicle. We took a chance with Academy Cars and we qualified for a vehicle that I like. The process was quick and seamless. I was actually surprised how quick I was approved and went through the paperwork. We also had a trade in and got a great trade in quote!
- Rebecca Stock

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My husband and I have always compared shopping for a car to going to the dentist - we don't like doing it! At Academy Cars, we had a wonderful experience, from the moment we walked in, to the moment I drove away in my new car. We dreaded walking in there, knowing we had poor credit and would probably be turned down for a loan. Ron Schock spent a lot of time working with us to make sure we could find a lender, a loan, and a new outlook on this whole experience. Even Lonnie Blackburn stopped by to say hello. Overall, this was the best sales experience we've encountered and we will definitely return to buy all of our cars here and refer all of our friends and family.
- Julie Urban

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This was our second visit to Academy Cars and we were just as satisfied as we were the first time. Ron helped us get our second car as he did our first. We are so thankful that he and the rest of the staff were so helpful in helping us get a newer, reliable car. I would recommend anyone to go to Academy Cars for their next vehicle. The staff is always so friendly and Ron is always such a big help in finding us a car that works for us. My husband and I will probably keep doing business with them for many more years to come.
- Daniel Culver

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Academy Cars REALLY treated us fantastic! Debbie N. was very cordial and helpful! She took the time to find the exact car we needed. No high pressure sales pitch, just the facts! Everyone there treated us very nice. When Lonnie Blackburn says he is the Dealer "For" the people, he means it. I highly recommend checking out Academy Cars for your next vehicle purchase!
- Christina Brewer

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We truly enjoyed the service we received at Academy Cars. They made trading in a vehicle and finding a new to us vehicle low stress and gave us a great deal. They also treated our two little boys well with a hot dog, chips, and cookies. Our boys want to know when they can go back!
- Amy Conklin