Wilson Toyota of Ames

Why Buy at Wilson of Ames

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Welcome to Wilson Toyota.  We have had the pleasure of serving our community and central Iowa for over 30 years!  We are recognized as a top dealership in Ames because of our dedication to our customers throughout their ownership experience.  Denny and Danny Wilson are committed to giving Wilson Toyota Scion customers and owners a positive experience that encompasses an easy sales process along with convenient service.  Read what our recent customers are saying about us!

5-6-2015  "I have a great experience purchasing my car with Wilson Toyota.  All my questions were answered, the representative who helped me made everything so comfortable and stress free.   That was a big plus for me.  I could not believe how smoothly things went, that was what I wanted with my first new car puchase.  Indeed it was.  Thank you"

5-11-2015  "this was the 2nd vehicle that we have purchased from Wilson Toyota in Ames over the last year.  we live in the Twin Cities (MN) area and were down visiting our son at ISU.  We stopped in to look at used car inventory.  Rob assisted us and did a wonderful job.  We ended up purchasing a new vehicle and rated the purchase experience as truly exceptional.  Thank you again!"

5-9-2015  "I have always been nervous of buying a Toyota.  I must say the experience with Alex and Becky has been second to none.  From a person that has been second to none.  From a person that has been in the car business for over  10 years I can say Wilson Toyota is a fantastic place to buy a car.  No games just great deals."

5-8-2015  "Awesome care.  Prompt attention without being pushy.  Kind and thorough explanation of car and all the options.  I would encourage my children to buy from this dealer!!!"

5-2-2015  "Great job Ryan.  My son and I are very excited about our cars.  Thank you very much.  God bless."

4-27-2015  "This is my first purchase at Wilson Toyota.  I moved here from a small town in eastern Iowa that had a Chevrolet dealership, and everyone in town pretty much did business at this mom-and-pop dealer.  So this was my first experience with a "city" dealership, and I was quite satisfied.  Hopefully the care will also meet my expectations."

4-23-2015  "Alex is great to work with.  This is my 3rd car from him!"

4-23-2015  "Compared to another dealership where we also test drove cars, Rob was far more professional-His experience showed!"

4-22-2015  "I had a great experience with Wilson Toyota.  Everyone was super nice and I purchased my car and drove it home within an hour and a half."

4-21-2015  "We worked with Glenn, he was wonderful.  We felt like he treated us like we were his family.  This is the second time in a week that we have worked with him.  His is a top notch salesman, we will send other people we know to him.  His is the best salesman we have ever worked with."

4-7-2015  "Salesman was extremely helpful and answered any questions I had.  Was very quick at responding to phonecalls or emails.  Friendly and made a difference in the quick leasing purchase."

4-2-2015  "Alex is by far the most helpful person at Wison Toyota!  I know he is a lover of Scions but still sold me a camry with extreme ease and confidence!  I think he deserves a little extra bonus!"

4-1-2015  "Randy did an amazing job of taking care of us and handling our special requests.  Got me in and out in near record time.  We forgot to take our old plates home with us before we realized it he had already had them in the mail on the way to us.  Worth the 217 mile drive for the truck for sure!"

3-31-2015  "Rob Schwartz was fantastic to work with!  He and the whole toyota team went to bat for my husband and I.  thanks!"

3-27-2015  "I have always received excellent service from your dealership, thank you so much!"

3-24-2015  "Dave O. was very good to work with.  Wilson Toyota was overall a positive esperience."

3-21-2015  "I so appreciate Glenn Sandler and Wilson Toyota's great generosity and work to find the perfect car at an unbelievable price and great lease."

3-20-2015  "I enjoyed Randy's service.  It was great to get to a ballpark figure over email and because of that we made the drive from Cedar Rapids.  Ill gladly look to Wilson to do business in the future."

3-10-2015  "Very friendly service, I did not feel pressured at all like other dealerships do."

3-3-2015  "I have purchased a number of cars in my many years.  I really do believe this purchase was the most enjoyable ever.  The car was on the lot and so time was not lost locating and I could see what I was buying.  No pressure to purchase the extended warranty. It was shared and again no pressure.  The sales person knew what they were selling.  The finance department was very helpful.  Most important they were very respectful of my time.  I live in southeast Iowa but will be back to trade a Camry for a new Highalnder in a few months."

3-4-2015  "Very much appreciated John's approach to salesmanship.  Made the process very easy.  Took the Rav in for service and went home in a Highlander.  We wish now we would have had him search for split middle bench seats.  Great Vehicle!"

2-27-2015  "This is our third purchase through Wilson Toyota of Ames and all three times, it has been and amazing experience.  Our salesman, Dan Carney, has been a pleasure to work with again for the second time.  He answered our questions over the phone in a very thorough manner and then was a pleasant person in the office.  He helped us pick out the best possible vehicle and walked us through the entire process.  The speediness of the entire process was really surprising.  They had us financed in no time and handed us the keys in a snap.  The Toyota dealer in Des Moines is just blocks from our house as we live in Grimes.  However, we receive such great service in Ames that we continue to drive the 45 minutes there instead.  We are very happy with our purchase and cannot thank Wilson Toyota enough for their excellent service."

2-24-2015  "I was surprised at how easy it seemed to get a good deal from this dealership.  I thought Glenn did a good job explaning everything during our shopping experience."

2-23-2015  "Tron Smith was great to work with.  The entire team made us feel welcome and happy we chose Wilson.  We'd never been through the process before and Tron and Jack Taylor made it painless and easy.  We love our new care and will be lifelong customers of Wilson Toyota!"

2-22-2015  "We had a very effcient, helpful, positive experience.  And we left feeling assured that any questions or problems that might come up with our new vehicle will be handled in the same manner.  Thank you"

2-14-2015  "We had a great experience and have dealt wiht other dealerships in the past and always felt pressured and did not get this feeling with Wilson.  Excellent follow through for anything we asked for.  Ryan should get a gold star and the finance person to."

2-7-2015  "Very pleasant to work with everyone at Wilson Toyota"

1-27-2015  "Alex was very enjoyable to work with.  There was no pressure.  He had a great manner and was very informative.  He followed up on everything I asked of him.  He has a great way of teaching!  Kent and Travis were great as well!!"

1-24-2015  "Everyone treated us with a genuine kindness and I felt our business was appreciated. Having a terrible experience at Toyota of Des Moines, I almost decided to select a different brand of vehicle.  I am so happy we decided to give Wilson Toyota a try before giving up on the brand altogether.  I would absolutely recommend them and purchase from them again."

1-22-2012 "Tim Immel did a great job, and when and independent evaluation showed a problem with the steering pump, it was taken care of quickly and professionally.  We would not have gone there, but our son-in-law used to live in Ames, and suggested we consider Wilson Toyota of Ames. Also, Wilson had better inventory than nearby Toyota Dealers.  We are glad we did, and we told our son-in-law that we were impressed."

1-1-2015   "Very good experience.  John Norlin was excellent, as usual, to work with.  Very happy with the entire dealership."

1-1-2015   "I have been a loyal GM customer having bought 12 or 13 new vehicles over the past 25 or so years. When GM started cutting corners (like not supplying a spare tire in the trunk) I decided to shop around for my next vehicle. I came to Ames and your dealership because my brother-in-law, Clark Johnson, works there. I leased my first Toyota and I wish I had come to your dealership years ago. My sales rep (Rob Schwartz) was terrific and he made me and my wife feel right at home. The Camry drives GREAT so I won't be buying from GM anymore. Wish you were closer to Des Moines buy considering the service, the drive to Ames is no problem."

1-3-2015   "Rob is a very good and special guy to work with.  did a nice job in setting the car up.  Thanks again."

1-5-2015   "This is the secondToyota I have purchased from Wilson's. My sister has purchased many Toyota's from your dealership and she encouraged me to buy my first one in2007. I always get good service from your Service Department and love Dan Wolfe. He ALWAYS has time for my silly questions and concerns. Your otherservice people are great too but I always seem to get Dan when I call in!! I also really enjoy salesman, John Norlin. He is very kind and has alot of patience! My new car is a big change from my 2007 and he explained every
upgrade in my 2015. He answered every question even though I am sure some were silly to him. I have reccommened your Dealership to several of my friends.Thank you for being so kind to a customer!!! PS I love my new Camry!! Took it on a road trip this weekend and got 27.5 miles per gallon!! Yippee!!!!"

12-30-2014  "John Norlin knows how to treat his customers.  He will be missed by many, as I hear his is considering retirement.  Thanks for you hospitality.  The wife and I love your dealership."

12-30-2014  "We had a great experience at Wilson Toyota leasing a Corolla!  Great people and always willing to help!"

12-27-2014  "John Norlin did and excellent job for us.  He was very polite and professional throughout the entire buying process.  Everything was exactly as he had described during our telephone conversations.  Finally, every detail of the delivery process was executed to perfection and in a timely manner.  Thank you Wilson Toyota- We love our new Highlander!"

12-23-2014  "Very pleasing experience wiht your helpful staff"

12-21-2014  "It was a pleasure to work with you.  The dealership in Des Moines is significantly less customer-centric than your team, and I will certainly return to Ames in the future."

12-19-2014  "Best car buying I have ever had has been at Wilson Toyota Scion.  Also, best service department anywhere."

12-19-2014  "Always a pleasure to deal with people who are trying to help me get what I want."

12-15-2014  "We had a wonderful experience working with Ryan Pervier.  His professional service is excellent.  We'll go back to Ryan if we need another Toytoa vehicle in the future.  Thanks Ryan!"

12-5-2014    "Ryan did and exceptional job explaining all the features of the Rav 4 and was very knowledgeable about the process.  He worked to ge me the price I needed in order to purchase the vehicle.  When I neglected to pull the CD's and garage opener from my trade in, Ryan made sure they were mailed to me.  He was friendly and attentive- a great salesman."

12-2-2014    "Great Experience and Fantastic vehicle.  You ROCK."

12-2-2014   "I appreciate that Josh was honest and he delivered what he said he could deliver.  This was the most stress free buying experiance I have ever had for a new car.  We absolutely love the new car.  Keep up the great experiences, I have already told many how great it was."

12-2-2014   "Everything went great.  I love my new Truck"

12-1-2014   "Randy sure has a way of making things very easy!"

11-28-2014  "Timely delivery of new Tacoma was professionally completed.  Salesperson was effecient and courteous and his knowledgeable answers to questions really helped.  Thanks again."

11-20-2014  "Thank you so much for such a positive experiance!  I hadn't bought a car 11 years so I was a little apprehensive.  Everyone was so friendly and helpful.  Dave and Mr. Wilson both were great to help me through this process.  THANK YOU!"

11-20-2014  "Mike Gaston did a great job in helping us find a vehicle and explaining all the options."

11-18-2014  "Thank you to John Norlin and other staff who guided me through this process.  I appreciate the willingness of Wilson Toyota for working with me to trade in 2 cars!  After the passing of my husband at the end of 2013, I have had to do all kinds of new things.  And this transaction went very smoothly plus I have a beautiful car!  The feature I found very useful on I35 today was the sideview mirror signal that a car was approaching."

11-17-2014  "I truly appreciate everyone's willingness to do most of the preparation over the phone and have the car all ready when I arrived.  Its a busy time of year, but it had to be done and I am very satisfied with my purchase."

11-7-2014     "The fact that Rob took the time to set up our blue tooth was testimony to a helpful man.  Rob and Josh were very patient with us when it seems this car would not be ours.  They truly worked with us.  There are so many extras that your dealership offers.  Love the Avalon"

11-5-2014    "We felt that Dave gave us excellent assistance.  He spent a lot of time with us at the end of the day and did not act like he was anxious to end his day or had something better to do.  We would be happy to recommend him to a friend who is looking for a new car"

11-4-2014    "Another great experiance at Wilson!"

10-27-2014  "I felt like John Huber had my best interests in mind during the leasing process and would not hesitate in referring to anyone.  It was a very positive experience with John"

10-20-2014  "Rob was the best sale person ever.  He was respectful and to the point.  It was an uncommonly awesome experience.  I felt like family when I left.  I will definitely make the drive to purchase another Toyota from Ames!"

10-17-2014  "I found all of the people I dealt with to be helpful and professional."

10-16-2014  "I am enjoying my new Toyota very much.  Ryan made the shopping and buying experience very enjoyable.  I appreciate his low key approach, allowing me to make up my mind.  Thanks."

10-8-2014  "Tron is an excellent sales person.  Tron was able to find me a car with in my budget in a very short time.  When I came to Wilson's Tron was all ready for me and within a very short time, I had a car.  I couldn't be happier!  Thank You!"

9-25-2014     "Ryan Pervier was simply a pleaseure to do business with from begining to end. From our initial test drive through delivery of our  new Toyota, Ryan was very knowledgeable in sharing information and patient in answering all of our questions.  It was obvious that he was concerned about our needs when it came to selecting the right vehicle."

9-24-2014     "Rob was a wonderful salesman! Everyone is very friendly & made you feel welcome & comfortable."

9-27-2014     "Ryan was very helpful in helping me pick a car that would meet my needs.  Very nice young man."

8-29-2014     "Great salesman to work with and great experience!!!"

8-29-2014     "I had no concerns.  The experience was great, as always at Wilson's"

9-03-2014     "Dealer with Wilsons is like having a conversation with your best friend!"

9-03-2014    "Very satisfied with our salesman and our Highlander!"

9-04-2014    "My salesman Rob Schwarz was good to work with.  Was very willing to work with me even though I was undecieded on what       type of vehicle I was going to purchasel. Our work with your financing person was very smooth."

9-05-2014    "It was a pleaseure working with Ryan Pervier on the purchase of our new car.  We ran across some car salesman that weren't honest with us so it was refreshing to have someone tell us the truth and do what he could to meet our needs."

9-09-2014    "My salesperson was very helpful and informative."