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Elijah Tucker

Elijah Tucker

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
424 Reviews
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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
177 Reviews
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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
173 Reviews
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Adam Richey

Adam Richey

General Sales Manager
129 Reviews
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Jorden Reaves

Jorden Reaves

Product & Technology Consultant

Certified
106 Reviews
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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
79 Reviews
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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

Product & Technology Consultant
54 Reviews
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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker

Product & Technology Consultant
44 Reviews
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Will Hutchinson

Will Hutchinson

Product & Technology Consultant

Certified
20 Reviews
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John Bridge

John Bridge

Product & Technology Consultant
6 Reviews
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Cody Struthers

Cody Struthers

Product & Technology Consultant
4 Reviews
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Morgan Hitt

Morgan Hitt

Internet Sales Manager
2 Reviews
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Teresa Price

Teresa Price

Online Product Associate
2 Reviews
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Eric Leyte

Eric Leyte

Product & Technology Consultant
1 Review
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Charles Fritz

Charles Fritz

Online Product Associate
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Service

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Service Manager
125 Reviews
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Chelsea Rowlands

Chelsea Rowlands

Service Consultant
118 Reviews
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Tim Cooley

Tim Cooley

Service Consultant
50 Reviews
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Eric

Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
4 Reviews
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Kevin Beutler

Kevin Beutler

Service Consultant
1 Review
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Management

Steve Appelbaum

Steve Appelbaum

General Manager
88 Reviews
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Finance

Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

Business Manager

Certified
87 Reviews
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Parts

Justin Mallard

Justin Mallard

Parts Specialist
1 Review
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Sherry Ashcraft

Sherry Ashcraft

Warranty Administrator
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Jason Varner

Jason Varner

Parts Specialist
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Elijah Tucker

Elijah Tucker

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 15 years 10 months
Industry Experience 15 years 10 months
I have been in the car business for over ten years, ALL of them at Kia Country. Kia Elite Platinum Certified, I am one of the top 50 salesmen in the country, helping more people into new vehicles in the Low Country than anyone else. I will use my drive and determination to get you the best deal in the easiest and most convenient way possible. When not working, I'm spending time with my wife and four kids. Veteran, U.S Army, U.S. Marines
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Sep 23, 2022

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Jorden AND Tucker were perfect: my brother came for a car

Jorden AND Tucker were perfect: my brother came for a car and Teresa introduced us to them. I ended up with a car and love it.

Sep 23, 2022

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They were very patient and answered all of our questions.

They were very patient and answered all of our questions. Jorden and Elijah are a great help.

Sep 17, 2022

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Easy, fast, and made the whole process run smoothly

Easy, fast, and made the whole process run smoothly without a bunch of fuss or stress.

Jul 16, 2022

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Great experience, because of Elijah Tucker!

Great experience, because of Elijah Tucker! Elijah went above and beyond. It’s so hard to find good service these days, but I didn’t expect to find amazing service with buying a car. Elijah is so kind hearted, helpful, professional, and goes way above his duty to make the car buying experience actually easy and enjoyable. I don’t plan to buy another car for a long time but if I had to I would work with Elijah only!

Jun 18, 2022

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Great service from wonderful people.

Great service from wonderful people. Elijah hooked us up, and helped us with everything we needed. I love my new car!

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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 8 years 2 months
Industry Experience 8 years 2 months
I was born and raised in Charleston. I enjoy connecting with my customers and meeting new people. When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with friends and family, cook, listen to music and sightsee. U.S. Army veteran.
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Sep 22, 2022

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Tony was excellent.

Tony was excellent. He handled all my needs perfectly. 2 people never called me back but Tony called back immediately and helped with everything I needed. Definitely 5 stars!

Sep 13, 2022

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Tony Washington is a great salesperson, smiles all the

Tony Washington is a great salesperson, smiles all the time and gives outstanding service. He is very professional. The staff at KIA is very friendly and nice. Service is good as well.

Jul 18, 2022

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I wanted an EV6 from the moment I first saw the

I wanted an EV6 from the moment I first saw the commercial several months ago. It took me a few months to finally come to the decision to buy one and when I did, it was hard to find one in stock. After working with several other dealers, I finally came across Tony Washington (and Morgan) at Kia Country in Charleston SC. Tony and team were extremely helpful and responsive as we worked to come to an agreement remotely, as I live in the Knoxville, TN area. The deal process was very easy, and they made having a trade simple and straight forward. Once the agreement was in place, my 13-year-old and I drove to Charleston and arrived early the next morning. Tony was there waiting for us and was very gracious and put any concerns at working with a new dealer immediately at ease. He showed us our new EV6, made sure we were comfortable, and quickly started the paperwork process. Everything went smooth. There was one item that needed addressing, but Tony and Adam Richey even made that a great experience. After a few minutes in the business office with Zola signing the paperwork, the EV6 was finally mine. Tony took the time to review the main features of the vehicle and answer all our questions. He also went for a ride with us to make sure we felt comfortable with it before leaving. Every person we interacted with during our car-buying process was kind and helpful. I have purchased ~36 personal vehicles over the years and this was by far the easiest and best experience of them all. It was definitely worth the 6.5-hour drive. A very special ‘Thank you!’ to Tony Washington for all his help and kindness – and also to Adam, Morgan, and Zola. My wife loves the new car so much she is considering one for herself. If we decide to buy another, the team at Kia Country in Charleston will be our dealer of choice.

Jun 01, 2022

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Tony is totally outstanding when it comes to customer

Tony is totally outstanding when it comes to customer service. I asked a million and one questions and not once did he get frustrated lol. Everything was done with a smile. I will be back soon just to bring Tony more business he made my first big purchase easy as possible

Jun 01, 2022

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Tony is the best car salesman there is to know.

Tony is the best car salesman there is to know. He will get you all your car needs and go above and beyond to help you.

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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 15 years 4 months
Industry Experience 17 years 11 months
I have been in the car business since 2004 and with Kia since 2007. I always try to listen to my customers so that I can put them in a car that fits not only their needs but their budget as well. I am a fan of college and professional football and am an avid snow skier.
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Jan 19, 2022

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Norm was superb would highlyRecommend buying from this...

Norm was superb would highly Recommend buying from this guy he not only got me out a terrible deal but also got me the car of my dreams and kept me updated throughout my wait for my car I had to order ! Whole dealership was helpful.

Oct 04, 2021

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I called to ask Norm about a new Kia and received all of...

I called to ask Norm about a new Kia and received all of the information that I needed.

Aug 18, 2021

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Words can not express my gratitude for Steve Applebaum...

Words can not express my gratitude for Steve Applebaum (GM) and the staff at KIA Country of Charleston. Too make a long story , Medium length My Mom Lives in North Charleston, SC and I reside in Georgia. My Mom was recently involved in a head on collision and her vehicle was a total loss. I started searching for a replacement vehicle for her. I found a few vehicles that she was interested in on Kia Country of Charleston's website and contacted them to discuss her situation. My Mom needed a car immediately and could not wait two weeks for me to get there. I initially spoke with Steve and he set me up with the sales associate Jordan Reaves. After finalizing price and additional add on (i.e. Maintenance agreement , additional floor mats etc.) we were ready to buy a beautiful, Certified Kia Sportage. Even though we found the vehicle, Our conundrum was not over just yet, my mom had no way to get there, to test drive, sign paper work or anything. I suggested she take a lyft or uber, you would have thought I was speaking a different language, lol. My mom is not tech savvy at all. Considering the situation, Joran (The sales associate) was so kind and volunteered to pick my mother up , let her test drive the vehicle, swing by her bank pick up a certified check and bring her back to the dealership to sign her paperwork. When she arrived at Kia Country she was very comfortable, She said Steve , Jordan and all the staff was Great to work with and very knowledgeable. She couldn't be happier with her purchase. I have done business with them in the past and I knew they would take good care of her, However it is still nerve wreaking trying to help your mom when you live in a different state and to trust that people will not try to take advantage of her. I am so thankful for all that you guys did for my family, You guys will forever be our go to dealership because you can truly see that Kia country of Charleston goes above and beyond for their customers and are the epitome of excellent service. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You, I would give you all 10 stars if I could. -Mon'e Williams, Hampton, GA.

Jul 31, 2021

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Top notch experience. Tough to find a Kia Telluride these...

Top notch experience. Tough to find a Kia Telluride these days and Kia Country had just the one I was looking for. Thanks for everything Norm

Jul 30, 2021

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Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival...

Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival in the Low Country in 2008. The purchase and service for these vehicles at this dealership have been excellent. I would recommend them highly to anyone who wants to purchase a reliable and valued vehicle and have it serviced by their efficient and talented service staff.

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Adam Richey

Adam Richey

General Sales Manager
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Dealership Experience 4 years 9 months
Industry Experience 12 years 1 months
I started working in sales and finance management at a Kia dealership in Lexington, Kentucky in 2010. I joined Kia Country of Charleston in January of 2018 as the General Sales Manager. I enjoy helping people get great deals on great cars, new or used. I take pride in what I do and emphasize attention to detail and great customer service to my salespeople. I understand that customers can buy cars at numerous places, and my job is to make customers shopping and purchasing process as convenient as possible. I care more about making customers happy than I do about making a lot of money on a car deal. The car business is gratifying to me because I am in a position to change people's lives for the better on a daily basis. Even though I'm busy most of the time as the GSM, I love to get out and help customers one-on-one. It all comes down to one simple rule; Treat others as you wish to be treated. That's why you should come to Kia Country when you look to purchase your next vehicle.
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Sep 19, 2022

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Will was delightful.

Will was delightful. We enjoyed spending time with him. Kia Country is to be commended for employing Will. He is a real asset to your dealership.

Sep 16, 2022

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Awesome, Friendly, Personable, Willing to take time to

Awesome, Friendly, Personable, Willing to take time to answer questions and give reasonable and easy to understand guidance without trying to be overwhelming with the sale!!!!

Sep 07, 2022

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Amazing Dealership!

Amazing Dealership! Everyone is kind, courteous and knowledgeable! I walked in and recently purchased a 23 Kia K5 from John B. He was a pleasure to work with!! John walked me through everything and made purchasing a new vehicle a breeze! Definitely the best experience I have had purchasing a new vehicle! Adam was also a pleasure to work with!! He listened and understood my concerns and was able to help me! Kia Country of Charleston has a great staff!! One of the friendliest dealerships I have walked into!!!

Jul 18, 2022

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I wanted an EV6 from the moment I first saw the

I wanted an EV6 from the moment I first saw the commercial several months ago. It took me a few months to finally come to the decision to buy one and when I did, it was hard to find one in stock. After working with several other dealers, I finally came across Tony Washington (and Morgan) at Kia Country in Charleston SC. Tony and team were extremely helpful and responsive as we worked to come to an agreement remotely, as I live in the Knoxville, TN area. The deal process was very easy, and they made having a trade simple and straight forward. Once the agreement was in place, my 13-year-old and I drove to Charleston and arrived early the next morning. Tony was there waiting for us and was very gracious and put any concerns at working with a new dealer immediately at ease. He showed us our new EV6, made sure we were comfortable, and quickly started the paperwork process. Everything went smooth. There was one item that needed addressing, but Tony and Adam Richey even made that a great experience. After a few minutes in the business office with Zola signing the paperwork, the EV6 was finally mine. Tony took the time to review the main features of the vehicle and answer all our questions. He also went for a ride with us to make sure we felt comfortable with it before leaving. Every person we interacted with during our car-buying process was kind and helpful. I have purchased ~36 personal vehicles over the years and this was by far the easiest and best experience of them all. It was definitely worth the 6.5-hour drive. A very special ‘Thank you!’ to Tony Washington for all his help and kindness – and also to Adam, Morgan, and Zola. My wife loves the new car so much she is considering one for herself. If we decide to buy another, the team at Kia Country in Charleston will be our dealer of choice.

May 28, 2022

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My mom and I drove down to Charleston from Raleigh

My mom and I drove down to Charleston from Raleigh because Caleb made us feel comfortable and at ease. The process was simple and we were back home before dark! The manager even reimbursed my mom for the hotel we stayed in so we could be here when they opened. It was a great decision to work with him. Go see Caleb you won’t regret it.

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Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Service Manager
Dealership Experience 16 years 4 months
Industry Experience 37 years 6 months
My automotive experience includes parts, service and body shop work. These experiences have provided me with the knowledge to make your service and parts visit as smooth and informative as possible. Customer satisfaction is my top priority. Personally, my wife and I enjoy riding our Harleys, visiting the mountains and spending time with our children and grandchildren.
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Aug 18, 2021

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Words can not express my gratitude for Steve Applebaum...

Words can not express my gratitude for Steve Applebaum (GM) and the staff at KIA Country of Charleston. Too make a long story , Medium length My Mom Lives in North Charleston, SC and I reside in Georgia. My Mom was recently involved in a head on collision and her vehicle was a total loss. I started searching for a replacement vehicle for her. I found a few vehicles that she was interested in on Kia Country of Charleston's website and contacted them to discuss her situation. My Mom needed a car immediately and could not wait two weeks for me to get there. I initially spoke with Steve and he set me up with the sales associate Jordan Reaves. After finalizing price and additional add on (i.e. Maintenance agreement , additional floor mats etc.) we were ready to buy a beautiful, Certified Kia Sportage. Even though we found the vehicle, Our conundrum was not over just yet, my mom had no way to get there, to test drive, sign paper work or anything. I suggested she take a lyft or uber, you would have thought I was speaking a different language, lol. My mom is not tech savvy at all. Considering the situation, Joran (The sales associate) was so kind and volunteered to pick my mother up , let her test drive the vehicle, swing by her bank pick up a certified check and bring her back to the dealership to sign her paperwork. When she arrived at Kia Country she was very comfortable, She said Steve , Jordan and all the staff was Great to work with and very knowledgeable. She couldn't be happier with her purchase. I have done business with them in the past and I knew they would take good care of her, However it is still nerve wreaking trying to help your mom when you live in a different state and to trust that people will not try to take advantage of her. I am so thankful for all that you guys did for my family, You guys will forever be our go to dealership because you can truly see that Kia country of Charleston goes above and beyond for their customers and are the epitome of excellent service. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You, I would give you all 10 stars if I could. -Mon'e Williams, Hampton, GA.

Jul 30, 2021

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Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival...

Have bought 2 vehicles from KIA COUNTRY since my arrival in the Low Country in 2008. The purchase and service for these vehicles at this dealership have been excellent. I would recommend them highly to anyone who wants to purchase a reliable and valued vehicle and have it serviced by their efficient and talented service staff.

Jul 28, 2021

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Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars...

Norm is my go-to guy for car purchase. I’ve bought 3 cars from him, and I’ve sent a number of my friends. He’s honest and accommodating and I trust him. An absolute gem in the auto sales business! Can’t recommend him enough! Kia Country is a great place to work with overall. I’ve always had my kias serviced there and feel like their service department is also honest, straightforward, and conservative with their recommendations. Kia Country is the best dealer in the Lowcountry in all areas. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

Jul 07, 2021

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Elijah Tucker is very friendly, professional,...

Elijah Tucker is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and trustworthy. He makes purchasing a vehicle extremely easy and stress free. His customer service is excellent! He goes above and beyond to make sure that you get the right vehicle at a great price.

Jun 30, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

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Chelsea Rowlands

Chelsea Rowlands

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 16 years 8 months
Industry Experience 18 years 9 months
I have been with Kia since 2006. I enjoy helping customers and seeing them leave the dealership happy and with a smile. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my pets, going to the beach, and traveling.
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Jun 27, 2022

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Will made the whole process seamless and smooth.

Will made the whole process seamless and smooth. He immediately understood exactly what I wanted and came to do. To this end, I successfully got the vehicle i wanted with t the help of Will and the title manager.

May 12, 2022

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I had a wonderful experience today at Kia Country of

I had a wonderful experience today at Kia Country of Charleston. Cody Struthers was the most gracious and professional salesperson ever. Everyone there worked to make the experience great including the Finance Manager and the Sales Manager.

Feb 26, 2022

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What an amazing experience I had with dealership during

What an amazing experience I had with dealership during such a tough time to find a vehicle. Mr. Elijah Tucker, my sales rep, really made the whole process incredibly enjoyable, exciting and stress free. He was always there to keep me in the loop and really took care of me throughout the entire time I was waiting for my new 2022 Kia K5 to come in. I ventured to other Kia dealerships in the area, but it was Mr. Tucker's great customer service and loyalty that kept me coming back. I highly recommend Mr. Tucker and his Team if your looking for an honest, no pressure, seamless process of buying or leasing a car.

Feb 23, 2022

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I have leased and purchased my past 4 vehicles with

I have leased and purchased my past 4 vehicles with Elijah. He is the best!!!

Aug 18, 2021

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Words can not express my gratitude for Steve Applebaum...

Words can not express my gratitude for Steve Applebaum (GM) and the staff at KIA Country of Charleston. Too make a long story , Medium length My Mom Lives in North Charleston, SC and I reside in Georgia. My Mom was recently involved in a head on collision and her vehicle was a total loss. I started searching for a replacement vehicle for her. I found a few vehicles that she was interested in on Kia Country of Charleston's website and contacted them to discuss her situation. My Mom needed a car immediately and could not wait two weeks for me to get there. I initially spoke with Steve and he set me up with the sales associate Jordan Reaves. After finalizing price and additional add on (i.e. Maintenance agreement , additional floor mats etc.) we were ready to buy a beautiful, Certified Kia Sportage. Even though we found the vehicle, Our conundrum was not over just yet, my mom had no way to get there, to test drive, sign paper work or anything. I suggested she take a lyft or uber, you would have thought I was speaking a different language, lol. My mom is not tech savvy at all. Considering the situation, Joran (The sales associate) was so kind and volunteered to pick my mother up , let her test drive the vehicle, swing by her bank pick up a certified check and bring her back to the dealership to sign her paperwork. When she arrived at Kia Country she was very comfortable, She said Steve , Jordan and all the staff was Great to work with and very knowledgeable. She couldn't be happier with her purchase. I have done business with them in the past and I knew they would take good care of her, However it is still nerve wreaking trying to help your mom when you live in a different state and to trust that people will not try to take advantage of her. I am so thankful for all that you guys did for my family, You guys will forever be our go to dealership because you can truly see that Kia country of Charleston goes above and beyond for their customers and are the epitome of excellent service. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You, I would give you all 10 stars if I could. -Mon'e Williams, Hampton, GA.

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Jorden Reaves

Jorden Reaves

Product & Technology Consultant

106 Reviews
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Dealership Experience 1 years 8 months
I'm a North Charleston resident but West Ashley is home. For the past 5 years I've been selling cars and I love seeing customers smile next to their new car. When I'm not at work I'm shopping or dining out with my wife or letting the Dallas Cowboys convince me they'll win a Superbowl.
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Sep 23, 2022

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Jorden AND Tucker were perfect: my brother came for a car

Jorden AND Tucker were perfect: my brother came for a car and Teresa introduced us to them. I ended up with a car and love it.

Sep 23, 2022

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They were very patient and answered all of our questions.

They were very patient and answered all of our questions. Jorden and Elijah are a great help.

Jun 15, 2022

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Jorden’s close to selling me a Seltos.

Jorden’s close to selling me a Seltos. I’m a few months away from needing it but he’s keeping me up to date on new models.

Jun 15, 2022

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I want to work with jorden again.

I want to work with jorden again. My budget was way higher than I expected for an old van but jorden was still helpful and gave me information.

Jun 15, 2022

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Favorite truck I’ve bought to date!

Favorite truck I’ve bought to date! Jorden even sent me a manual a couple weeks later that he located on his own time. Great salesman. Drove from Georgia to buy from him

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Steve Appelbaum

Steve Appelbaum

General Manager
With over 20 years in the car business, half of those with KIA, I have held every position in the dealership from detailer and technician to GM. My experience affords me the ability to make your experience as enjoyable and smooth as possible. Boating, golfing, and my dog, Molly, round out my free time.
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Jul 18, 2022

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I wanted an EV6 from the moment I first saw the

I wanted an EV6 from the moment I first saw the commercial several months ago. It took me a few months to finally come to the decision to buy one and when I did, it was hard to find one in stock. After working with several other dealers, I finally came across Tony Washington (and Morgan) at Kia Country in Charleston SC. Tony and team were extremely helpful and responsive as we worked to come to an agreement remotely, as I live in the Knoxville, TN area. The deal process was very easy, and they made having a trade simple and straight forward. Once the agreement was in place, my 13-year-old and I drove to Charleston and arrived early the next morning. Tony was there waiting for us and was very gracious and put any concerns at working with a new dealer immediately at ease. He showed us our new EV6, made sure we were comfortable, and quickly started the paperwork process. Everything went smooth. There was one item that needed addressing, but Tony and Adam Richey even made that a great experience. After a few minutes in the business office with Zola signing the paperwork, the EV6 was finally mine. Tony took the time to review the main features of the vehicle and answer all our questions. He also went for a ride with us to make sure we felt comfortable with it before leaving. Every person we interacted with during our car-buying process was kind and helpful. I have purchased ~36 personal vehicles over the years and this was by far the easiest and best experience of them all. It was definitely worth the 6.5-hour drive. A very special ‘Thank you!’ to Tony Washington for all his help and kindness – and also to Adam, Morgan, and Zola. My wife loves the new car so much she is considering one for herself. If we decide to buy another, the team at Kia Country in Charleston will be our dealer of choice.

Jun 15, 2022

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First off, I just have to say how much I love this

First off, I just have to say how much I love this dealership!! Everyone has been so nice and has made this car buying process easy and stress free. I have to give a big shout out to my salesman Will!! He is absolutely the best! Will paid to attention to all my needs and helped me get into my new Kia which I am obsessed with btw! Thank you Kia country of Charleston. 😊

Mar 13, 2022

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The best place in Charleston to by a Kia.

The best place in Charleston to by a Kia. Do not make the mistake by going anywhere else!!

Mar 10, 2022

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AMAZING experience!

AMAZING experience!! They are so friendly and welcoming. First time buying a car on my own and I couldn’t have chosen a better dealership. Will recommend to everyone!! (:

Feb 25, 2022

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Best and smoothest experience ever buying a new car!

Best and smoothest experience ever buying a new car! Definitely Charleston's 5- Star dealership!

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Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

Business Manager

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Dealership Experience 2 years 5 months
Industry Experience 13 years 9 months
I moved to Charleston in 2020 and I absolutely LOVE it. I served in the Navy for four years and have worked in the car business since 2007, ten of those years as a Finance Manager. At the end of the day, I like helping people and I think I'm good at understanding what they want. Nothing is more fun than helping someone get their first car. I have two daughters, one in law school and one in graduate school.
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Sep 17, 2022

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Easy, fast, and made the whole process run smoothly

Easy, fast, and made the whole process run smoothly without a bunch of fuss or stress.

Sep 17, 2022

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The dealership always great to work with.

The dealership always great to work with. This is our 2nd Kia! Buying a car to service department, great job!

Sep 05, 2022

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Had a fantastic experience at Kia Country of Charleston!

Had a fantastic experience at Kia Country of Charleston! William immediately greeted me with a smile and was very helpful throughout the whole process. He was very understanding and not pushy at all. When I got to finance Zola was just as great. I felt like my best interests were in their mind. Overall I felt they valued my time and my business. I will be back for future car purchases.

Sep 01, 2022

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I felt very comfortable at the dealership.

I felt very comfortable at the dealership. The GM was so nice to us when we purchased our Telluride. They made everything smooth and easy.

Jul 25, 2022

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Everyone at Kia was very supportive of my decisions and

Everyone at Kia was very supportive of my decisions and knowledgeable of the vehicles on the lot.

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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
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Industry Experience 17 years 9 months
I have worked in the automotive industry since 2005 as a Product Specialist, Sales Manager and Finance Manager. What I enjoy most is meeting new people every day and helping them secure a loan that makes good financial sense for them. I am Charleston born and bred. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, golf, boating, and traveling.
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Sep 19, 2022

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John was awesome and helped us meet our needs with the

John was awesome and helped us meet our needs with the exact vehicle we were looking for.

Jun 15, 2022

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I bought a car from Jorden 2 years ago and loved it.

I bought a car from Jorden 2 years ago and loved it. It got to be too small so this time when I reached out and he knew exactly what I’d drive. When I showed up he had the Niro parked. I sat it in and didn’t even need to drive it. I love it.

Jun 01, 2022

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Updated Review: I believe in redemption.

Updated Review: I believe in redemption. My wife and I didn't have the best first impression and we let them know it. Jason and Eric stepped up to make things right. They didn't just give say it, they showed it through hard work, dedication and honesty. They earned our business back and I will highly recommend them in the future.

May 09, 2022

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A long time friend referred me to jorden.

A long time friend referred me to jorden. He picked out a safe car that fit perfectly in the budget for my wife and I. From beginning to end I may have been there just over an hour. Simple process.

May 09, 2022

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The best thing I did last week was go so jorden for a

The best thing I did last week was go so jorden for a car. He showed up 3 options that fit what we needed and I liked them all. I went with the forte. Jorden said he has had 2 forte’s in the past and agreed that I made a good choice.

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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

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Dealership Experience 8 years 7 months
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I relocated to Charleston from Massachusetts, but I am a native of Bennington, Vermont. I worked as a silversmith for 38 years. After I retired, I started working in car sales because I actually like working with customers. I also enjoy woodworking, skiing, and spending time with my two children and four grandchildren.
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Jul 29, 2021

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Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get...

Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get my car quickly, easily and at the lowest out of pocket cost. Highly recommend!

May 30, 2021

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We want to thank Kia Country of Charleston and Tim LeRay...

We want to thank Kia Country of Charleston and Tim LeRay for facilitating the sale of our daughters first car (Optima) . The process was smooth and professional. Tim went the extra mile coordinating with us in Washington State and our daughter in Charleston to complete the process in 24 hrs . Exceptional Customer Service !

May 24, 2021

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What a great team, Jimmy went over and beyond what we we...

What a great team, Jimmy went over and beyond what we we expected from a sales Associate, as well as the rest of Kia Country’s staff. A-plus rating from me. Thanks again Dan

Mar 24, 2021

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Tim was very helpful with the purchase of our daughter's...

Tim was very helpful with the purchase of our daughter's KIA Forte. He was very thorough and made the process go smooth and easy

Feb 04, 2021

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I have purchased two cars previously from Tim LeRay at...

I have purchased two cars previously from Tim LeRay at Kia Country Charleston, SC. As always he had my best interests at heart no run around, or pressure sales techniques. He understands that my time is valuable and treated me accordingly with respect and professionalism. With that in mind I reached out to him for my next purchase. I went home with the vehicle I wanted at a fair price. Thanks again Tim!

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Tim Cooley

Tim Cooley

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Dealership Experience 7 years 7 months
Industry Experience 32 years 2 months
Tim offers twenty years of experience in parts and service to our customers who always come first. “First and foremost, I like helping people. I enjoy the relationships we have with our customers. There are so many places that they could go, and it means a lot that they bring their cars here to be serviced. I work hard to make certain that everything is done to their satisfaction and that they leave with a smile on their face.” In his spare time, Tim enjoys weightlifting, traveling and helping others.
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Jun 24, 2022

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Wonderful staff and customer service!

Wonderful staff and customer service!! It didn’t feel like a typical car dealership where you are just treated like a number or paycheck. Our salesman, Jimmy Walker was great. So kind, helpful and efficient with our time. He was able to get us down to the price we wanted for the exact Telluride we wanted. He makes himself easily accessible, so if we have any issues after buying our Telluride, he is readily available to assist with anything we may need. The entire process of trading in our old car, buying our SUV, and taking it home took maybe less than 2 hours. I used to dread being at the dealership all day, not here! And the finance department was great, Zola was our financial assistant and she made everything simple and easy to understand, since this was my first car purchase. Also, you can’t beat KIAs warranty! Lastly, the service department is outstanding, especially Tim. My husband recently hit a bad pothole and popped the tire. Not even 24 hours later did they have my SUV in the shop first thing in the morning and repaired for us that same afternoon, no charge. They work quickly and around your schedule and have always been kind to us. They even wash your car every time you bring it in, no matter what for. Overall, we have been very pleased with this dealership! Seems to be wonderfully operated and managed. Keep it up! :)

Jun 15, 2022

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First off, I just have to say how much I love this

First off, I just have to say how much I love this dealership!! Everyone has been so nice and has made this car buying process easy and stress free. I have to give a big shout out to my salesman Will!! He is absolutely the best! Will paid to attention to all my needs and helped me get into my new Kia which I am obsessed with btw! Thank you Kia country of Charleston. 😊

Mar 11, 2022

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Fastest paper work experience I’ve ever had!

Fastest paper work experience I’ve ever had! That’s we came back and bought a second car!

Jun 30, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

May 29, 2021

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We love Kia Country! We have a Kia dealership closer to...

We love Kia Country! We have a Kia dealership closer to home, but we ALWAYS drive across town for the friendly and helpful staff. We purchased a barely used Kia Sorento over 5 years ago, and when we recently brought it in for some routine service, we decided to browse cars for my teenager who will be licensed next month. I never expected to be purchasing that day, but we got an amazing deal on a used Kia Forte! Norm stepped in when the first sales agent got tied up with a returning customer, and went to extra efforts to wrap up the paperwork quickly, even though it was a very BUSY morning in sales. He arranged some necessary service and extra detailing to make the car perfect, and then delivered it to our home later that week. You won’t find better customer service anywhere else!

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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker

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Dealership Experience 1 years 8 months
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I am a Marine Corps veteran from Walterboro South Carolina. I am kind of a computer nerd as I have been building my own since I was 15. I live out in the country and love it especially after living in the Atlanta area for almost 20yrs. I really like being out doors and enjoying the beautiful ACE basin area of my home state. My favorite car right now is the KIA Telluride It is so roomy, comfortable and loaded with safety features.
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Aug 01, 2022

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Excellent personal service.

Excellent personal service. We were very satisfied with our sales person, Jimmy Walker. He goes the extra mile to explain everything!

Jul 25, 2022

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Everyone at Kia was very supportive of my decisions and

Everyone at Kia was very supportive of my decisions and knowledgeable of the vehicles on the lot.

Jun 24, 2022

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Wonderful staff and customer service!

Wonderful staff and customer service!! It didn’t feel like a typical car dealership where you are just treated like a number or paycheck. Our salesman, Jimmy Walker was great. So kind, helpful and efficient with our time. He was able to get us down to the price we wanted for the exact Telluride we wanted. He makes himself easily accessible, so if we have any issues after buying our Telluride, he is readily available to assist with anything we may need. The entire process of trading in our old car, buying our SUV, and taking it home took maybe less than 2 hours. I used to dread being at the dealership all day, not here! And the finance department was great, Zola was our financial assistant and she made everything simple and easy to understand, since this was my first car purchase. Also, you can’t beat KIAs warranty! Lastly, the service department is outstanding, especially Tim. My husband recently hit a bad pothole and popped the tire. Not even 24 hours later did they have my SUV in the shop first thing in the morning and repaired for us that same afternoon, no charge. They work quickly and around your schedule and have always been kind to us. They even wash your car every time you bring it in, no matter what for. Overall, we have been very pleased with this dealership! Seems to be wonderfully operated and managed. Keep it up! :)

Jun 21, 2022

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Had a great time working with dealership was very

Had a great time working with dealership was very helpful. Look forward to doing business again sometime.

Mar 11, 2022

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Fastest paper work experience I’ve ever had!

Fastest paper work experience I’ve ever had! That’s we came back and bought a second car!

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Will Hutchinson

Will Hutchinson

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Dealership Experience 8 months
Industry Experience 6 years 8 months
I have been in car sales for 5 years. Altogether, I have worked in customer service for over 20 years. I am a Charleston native, a graduate of West Ashley High, and studied business at Trident Tech. I have two teenagers, a daughter, and a son. I love sports, traveling, finding new experiences in life, and helping people.
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Sep 19, 2022

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Will was delightful.

Will was delightful. We enjoyed spending time with him. Kia Country is to be commended for employing Will. He is a real asset to your dealership.

Sep 16, 2022

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Awesome, Friendly, Personable, Willing to take time to

Awesome, Friendly, Personable, Willing to take time to answer questions and give reasonable and easy to understand guidance without trying to be overwhelming with the sale!!!!

Sep 06, 2022

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Kia of Charleston made buying our car a pleasure.

Kia of Charleston made buying our car a pleasure. There was no pressure and no annoying haggling. Our salesman William Hutchinson is outstanding! He is very polite, knowledgeable and efficient. He made the test drive and buying process enjoyable, which is saying a lot. We’ve bought a few cars over the years and most of the time we left exhausted and frustrated. If you’re looking for car I recommend giving Kia of Charleston a try. Ask for William. Jeff and Tammy Chaney

Sep 05, 2022

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Had a fantastic experience at Kia Country of Charleston!

Had a fantastic experience at Kia Country of Charleston! William immediately greeted me with a smile and was very helpful throughout the whole process. He was very understanding and not pushy at all. When I got to finance Zola was just as great. I felt like my best interests were in their mind. Overall I felt they valued my time and my business. I will be back for future car purchases.

Jul 27, 2022

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Received great service and customer care, Will was a

Received great service and customer care, Will was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend.

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John Bridge

John Bridge

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Sep 19, 2022

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John was awesome and helped us meet our needs with the

John was awesome and helped us meet our needs with the exact vehicle we were looking for.

Sep 17, 2022

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The dealership always great to work with.

The dealership always great to work with. This is our 2nd Kia! Buying a car to service department, great job!

Sep 07, 2022

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Amazing Dealership!

Amazing Dealership! Everyone is kind, courteous and knowledgeable! I walked in and recently purchased a 23 Kia K5 from John B. He was a pleasure to work with!! John walked me through everything and made purchasing a new vehicle a breeze! Definitely the best experience I have had purchasing a new vehicle! Adam was also a pleasure to work with!! He listened and understood my concerns and was able to help me! Kia Country of Charleston has a great staff!! One of the friendliest dealerships I have walked into!!!

Sep 01, 2022

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I felt very comfortable at the dealership.

I felt very comfortable at the dealership. The GM was so nice to us when we purchased our Telluride. They made everything smooth and easy.

Aug 31, 2022

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Very professional and down to earth kind of guy.

Very professional and down to earth kind of guy. Well recommended, so go and see my guy The JOHN BRIDGE 👍

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Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
Dealership Experience 2 years 5 months
Industry Experience 42 years
EG grew up repairing and racing cars. His father ran the Industrial Technology Center at Trident Technical College and owned his own auto repair shop. He worked for his father before he went to Trident to study auto body repair. "Service before self is what drives me. I really enjoy making customers happy. It's the only reason I do this. Hopefully, people leave with a smile on their face."
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Jun 15, 2022

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First off, I just have to say how much I love this

First off, I just have to say how much I love this dealership!! Everyone has been so nice and has made this car buying process easy and stress free. I have to give a big shout out to my salesman Will!! He is absolutely the best! Will paid to attention to all my needs and helped me get into my new Kia which I am obsessed with btw! Thank you Kia country of Charleston. 😊

Feb 25, 2022

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Best and smoothest experience ever buying a new car!

Best and smoothest experience ever buying a new car! Definitely Charleston's 5- Star dealership!

Jun 30, 2021

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I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out...

I would like to thank Elijah Tucker on helping me out with getting my brakes service. Also their was a recall for the steering knuckle , also I would like to thanks to everyone in the service departments !

Sep 08, 2020

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Quick, easy, excellent service. The 90 day inspection...

Quick, easy, excellent service. The 90 day inspection scheduled before leaving. Everything was explained about the features of the SUV. Questions were answered to my satisfaction.

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Cody Struthers

Cody Struthers

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Dealership Experience 3 years 3 months
Industry Experience 5 years
I lived my entire life in Georgia and moved to Charleston two years ago. I sell cars with integrity and want to dispel the perception of the "sleazy car salesman." When a customer leaves happy with the car that they purchased and the service they received, then I am satisfied. I enjoy sports and play video games in my spare time.
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May 12, 2022

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I had a wonderful experience today at Kia Country of

I had a wonderful experience today at Kia Country of Charleston. Cody Struthers was the most gracious and professional salesperson ever. Everyone there worked to make the experience great including the Finance Manager and the Sales Manager.

Jul 29, 2021

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Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get...

Went above and beyond to make sure I would be able to get my car quickly, easily and at the lowest out of pocket cost. Highly recommend!

Jul 28, 2021

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I think that Caleb was just great and hope get to see him...

I think that Caleb was just great and hope get to see him again.Everyone should have the great personality he has . Thank you Caleb

Oct 26, 2019

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Helped My Mama

Thank you guys so much for helping my mom get into a car that she likes and can afford. You both were unbelievably kind and patient with us. Thanks for making a possibly stressful situation such a great experience!

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Morgan Hitt

Morgan Hitt

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Dealership Experience 4 months
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Sep 16, 2022

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Awesome, Friendly, Personable, Willing to take time to

Awesome, Friendly, Personable, Willing to take time to answer questions and give reasonable and easy to understand guidance without trying to be overwhelming with the sale!!!!

Jul 18, 2022

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I wanted an EV6 from the moment I first saw the

I wanted an EV6 from the moment I first saw the commercial several months ago. It took me a few months to finally come to the decision to buy one and when I did, it was hard to find one in stock. After working with several other dealers, I finally came across Tony Washington (and Morgan) at Kia Country in Charleston SC. Tony and team were extremely helpful and responsive as we worked to come to an agreement remotely, as I live in the Knoxville, TN area. The deal process was very easy, and they made having a trade simple and straight forward. Once the agreement was in place, my 13-year-old and I drove to Charleston and arrived early the next morning. Tony was there waiting for us and was very gracious and put any concerns at working with a new dealer immediately at ease. He showed us our new EV6, made sure we were comfortable, and quickly started the paperwork process. Everything went smooth. There was one item that needed addressing, but Tony and Adam Richey even made that a great experience. After a few minutes in the business office with Zola signing the paperwork, the EV6 was finally mine. Tony took the time to review the main features of the vehicle and answer all our questions. He also went for a ride with us to make sure we felt comfortable with it before leaving. Every person we interacted with during our car-buying process was kind and helpful. I have purchased ~36 personal vehicles over the years and this was by far the easiest and best experience of them all. It was definitely worth the 6.5-hour drive. A very special ‘Thank you!’ to Tony Washington for all his help and kindness – and also to Adam, Morgan, and Zola. My wife loves the new car so much she is considering one for herself. If we decide to buy another, the team at Kia Country in Charleston will be our dealer of choice.

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Teresa Price

Teresa Price

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Sep 23, 2022

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Jorden AND Tucker were perfect: my brother came for a car

Jorden AND Tucker were perfect: my brother came for a car and Teresa introduced us to them. I ended up with a car and love it.

Sep 23, 2022

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They were very patient and answered all of our questions.

They were very patient and answered all of our questions. Jorden and Elijah are a great help.

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Kevin Beutler

Kevin Beutler

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 1 years 1 months
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Mar 11, 2022

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Fastest paper work experience I’ve ever had!

Fastest paper work experience I’ve ever had! That’s we came back and bought a second car!

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Eric Leyte

Eric Leyte

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Jun 01, 2022

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Updated Review: I believe in redemption.

Updated Review: I believe in redemption. My wife and I didn't have the best first impression and we let them know it. Jason and Eric stepped up to make things right. They didn't just give say it, they showed it through hard work, dedication and honesty. They earned our business back and I will highly recommend them in the future.

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Justin Mallard

Justin Mallard

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Dealership Experience 1 years 10 months
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Apr 19, 2021

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My we bought our Kia from here a few months ago and...

My we bought our Kia from here a few months ago and couldn’t be happier, service was quick and Caleb took great care of us, keeping us informed and updated throughout the entire buying process!

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Sherry Ashcraft

Sherry Ashcraft

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Charles Fritz

Charles Fritz

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Dealership Experience 2 months
Industry Experience 2 years 9 months
I am relatively new to the car business after a decade in marketing but I have gotten the chance to work with some great people in the industry and learned a ton about every aspect of the business. I like to say know a little about a lot but am learning more every day! I love connecting with people and helping them do one of the most exciting things they can do and that is to get a brand new vehicle that they love. I am a big sports enthusiast, love to hear about your dog because I dont have one of my own. My passion in this business and in life is to help people, so please dont hesitate to let me know how I can help you.
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Jason Varner

Jason Varner

Parts Specialist
Dealership Experience 2 months
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