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Sales

Elijah Tucker

Elijah Tucker

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
388 Reviews
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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
157 Reviews
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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
150 Reviews
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Adam Richey

Adam Richey

General Sales Manager
107 Reviews
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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
63 Reviews
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Andy Bittner

Andy Bittner

Online Product Associate
57 Reviews
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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

Product & Technology Consultant
51 Reviews
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Frank Classen

Frank Classen

Product & Technology Consultant
38 Reviews
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Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

Business Manager
24 Reviews
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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker

Product & Technology Consultant

Certified
17 Reviews
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Caleb Fulmer

Caleb Fulmer

Product & Technology Consultant

Certified
13 Reviews
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Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian

Product & Technology Consultant
12 Reviews
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Jorden Reaves

Jorden Reaves

Product & Technology Consultant
8 Reviews
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DJ Thiemann Jr.

DJ Thiemann Jr.

Online Product Associate
8 Reviews
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Kelli Markosky

Kelli Markosky

Online Product Associate
2 Reviews
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Cody Struthers

Cody Struthers

Product & Technology Consultant
1 Review
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Service

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Service Manager
120 Reviews
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Chelsea Rowlands

Chelsea Rowlands

Service Consultant
109 Reviews
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Tim Cooley

Tim Cooley

Service Consultant
45 Reviews
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AJ Matthews

AJ Matthews

Service Consultant
2 Reviews
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Eric

Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
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Maureen Alborez

Maureen Alborez

Service Consultant
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Management

Steve Appelbaum

Steve Appelbaum

General Manager
75 Reviews
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Parts

Justin Mallard

Justin Mallard

Parts Specialist
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Glenda Morris

Glenda Morris

Parts Specialist
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Elijah Tucker

Elijah Tucker

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 14 years 6 months
Industry Experience 14 years 6 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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Mar 17, 2021

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My wife had an illness and the whole Kia Country of...

My wife had an illness and the whole Kia Country of Charleston worked to complete our deal, Elijah Tucker even driving out to complete the paperwork!!! We will definitely be back!!!

Mar 07, 2021

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I knew what I needed when I walked in and that’s what I...

I knew what I needed when I walked in and that’s what I got. Everything was quick and easy. I’ve been satisfied with Kia Country for years now!

Feb 27, 2021

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Elijah was great to work with! I am from Savannah, so...

Elijah was great to work with! I am from Savannah, so everything was done virtually- and it couldn't have been a smoother process! Elijah even delivered my vehicle to me! I couldn't be happier with my Telluride--and will definitely work with Elijah in the future! Thanks!

Feb 25, 2021

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He was very straight forward and helpful, didn't get any...

He was very straight forward and helpful, didn't get any vibe that I was being taken advantage of. It was actually the opposite, felt at home. Very kind environment, I didn't know what I wanted and he guided me in a way that worked for me! Would recommend to anyone!

Feb 15, 2021

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We really enjoyed the interaction of the purchase....

We really enjoyed the interaction of the purchase. Business was done with professionalism and respect. Elijah went above and beyond in the delivery. We really appreciate his effort of meeting us halfway to Florida with our vehicle.

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Norm L'Heureux

Norm L'Heureux

Senior Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 14 years
Industry Experience 16 years 7 months
I have been in the car business for a total of 15yrs, 12 of which have been with Kia. I always try to listen to my customers so that I can put them in the car that fits not only their needs, but their budget as well. and I am a fan of college and professional football and am an avid snow skier.
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Apr 24, 2021

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Shopping for a car with Norm was possibly one of the best...

Shopping for a car with Norm was possibly one of the best experiences looking for a vehicle I’ve had. First, he never made you feel like you HAD to purchase a car. Second, he really knew what he was talking about when it came to the car and the current market. Both of these things helped fuel my decision to purchase a car. Zola was also extremely helpful when it came time to finance.

Apr 22, 2021

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We had some problems with our deal that we had made, when...

We had some problems with our deal that we had made, when we brought our issues to Norm he went above and beyond to help us out, so much so that I brought my mother in to purchase her car from there as well. Very impressed with Kia County of Charleston.

Apr 22, 2021

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Wonderful experience. Norm was polite, helpful and...

Wonderful experience. Norm was polite, helpful and friendly. He helped us find the perfect car for our family. Everyone else in the building were also very friendly, overall a great experience.

Apr 20, 2021

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Norm made the whole car buying experience easy and...

Norm made the whole car buying experience easy and straight forward. He listened to what I wanted and didn't waste my time. He was quick to communicate as soon as options that would work for me became available. Great service!

Apr 20, 2021

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Norm really went the extra mile to get our new Kia...

Norm really went the extra mile to get our new Kia delivered to us in a tight window. We really appreciated the extra effort that he put in for us.

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Tony Washington

Tony Washington

Product & Technology Consultant
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Dealership Experience 6 years 10 months
Industry Experience 6 years 10 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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May 04, 2021

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The absolute best service from a dealership in my life ....

The absolute best service from a dealership in my life . Tony is very knowledgeable and helpful . Ten out of ten will continue to drive kias and refer friends and family Kia country because of the stellar performance ..

May 04, 2021

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Even though I didnt leave with a car I got the best...

Even though I didnt leave with a car I got the best service ever. He was helping me find the best car with the best price. Will be back soon

May 04, 2021

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He gave me the best service. Was patient with me as I...

He gave me the best service. Was patient with me as I took days to look for my new car! He got me in a newer model which I wasn’t expecting! Love him

May 04, 2021

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Tony,My car purchase was great with Tony , when I fly...

Tony, My car purchase was great with Tony , when I fly in from Alabama to pick up the car the service was fast I was in and out. Thanks Tony

Apr 23, 2021

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tony was great, very attentive and helpful. would...

tony was great, very attentive and helpful. would recommend anyone to go here if you’re looking to buy a car. awesome experience at kia county!

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Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Service Manager
Dealership Experience 15 years
Industry Experience 36 years 2 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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Apr 24, 2021

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Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was...

Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was patient, informative, answered all my questions and wonderful to work with. He helped me get past the new purchase nerves. He is awesome!

Oct 27, 2020

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So happy to be a returning customer. Kia friendly experts...

So happy to be a returning customer. Kia friendly experts always give great service and advice. This is my second time purchasing from Kia Country and I'll drive the extra distance to use them for service and purchasing. Elijah Tucker once again was exceptional in helping me choose the best new car for my lifestyle. It's comforting having a company with people you can trust to do good fair business and provide A+ service.

Jun 26, 2020

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Just wanted to say thank you for your assistance in...

Just wanted to say thank you for your assistance in taking care of my issues yesterday. I appreciate your kindness and professionalism. Mitch you are truly an asset to Kia.

Mar 24, 2020

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This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA...

This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA Country AND with the assistance of Tony Washington. Tony isn’t pushy like other car salesmen at other dealerships. He knows what I like and how much I can afford to spend. He will find what I love even if it comes from another part of the state! I will forever be a KIA Country cheerleader! Thank you Tony!

Jan 28, 2020

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Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different...

Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different options and what models would be best suited for my needs. His product knowledge was very informative and most helpful in my final choice. Justin was so friendly, kind, easy to talk to and a great listener. He is so professional and was a joy to work with. Thank you so much Justin! He is a remarkable asset to the KIA sales team!!!!

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Chelsea Rowlands

Chelsea Rowlands

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 15 years 4 months
Industry Experience 17 years 5 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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Apr 24, 2021

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Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was...

Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was patient, informative, answered all my questions and wonderful to work with. He helped me get past the new purchase nerves. He is awesome!

Aug 19, 2020

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Chelsea Rowlands was expedient in answering my emails...

Chelsea Rowlands was expedient in answering my emails regarding questions I had and the scheduling service for both on my Kia's! She is always GREAT!!!

Jun 26, 2020

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Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the...

Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the right Kia Soul for me. Very helpful, Elijah was by far the best one there, he definitely helped me getting everything in order. Definitely recommend!

Mar 24, 2020

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This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA...

This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA Country AND with the assistance of Tony Washington. Tony isn’t pushy like other car salesmen at other dealerships. He knows what I like and how much I can afford to spend. He will find what I love even if it comes from another part of the state! I will forever be a KIA Country cheerleader! Thank you Tony!

Jan 28, 2020

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Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different...

Justin was amazing! He communicated all my different options and what models would be best suited for my needs. His product knowledge was very informative and most helpful in my final choice. Justin was so friendly, kind, easy to talk to and a great listener. He is so professional and was a joy to work with. Thank you so much Justin! He is a remarkable asset to the KIA sales team!!!!

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Adam Richey

Adam Richey

General Sales Manager
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Dealership Experience 3 years 5 months
Industry Experience 10 years 9 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 sales people. I understand that customers can buy cars at numerous places, 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 peoples 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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Apr 24, 2021

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These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable,...

These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable, respectful and very fast with the service they provided. All my questions was answered honestly and in a timely matter.

Apr 19, 2021

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Excellent service from day one. I drove 100 miles to use...

Excellent service from day one. I drove 100 miles to use this dealer after less than stellar service from our local kia dealer. Simply awesome

Apr 12, 2021

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Hands down the best place to buy a car!!! Love my new...

Hands down the best place to buy a car!!! Love my new ride and how smooth and easy the process was. They even made it fun for my 3 year old daughter who was ready for bed. Shoutout to Caleb and Adam for getting me more than I wanted, getting me in and out, and going above and beyond to make sure I was happy. No pressure. I LOVE my car. Check them out-you won’t regret it :)

Apr 01, 2021

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Originally spoke to Tony Washington who got Adam...

Originally spoke to Tony Washington who got Adam involved. Adam went above to find the car I was looking for and Tony made sure the car was prepared and ready when I arrived.

Mar 15, 2021

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My experience of buying a car with William at Kia Country...

My experience of buying a car with William at Kia Country was excellent! William was great to work with, did not pressure us at all and was very knowledgeable about my new car. it was a great car buying experience.

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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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Apr 20, 2021

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Listen to what I wanted and did not try to push me into...

Listen to what I wanted and did not try to push me into something I did not want or could afford very happy with it all

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!

Apr 19, 2021

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Tony was the most patient and most informative sales...

Tony was the most patient and most informative sales person I ever had. He made the process so easy and painless along with the entire staff at Kia country including Jason Leming.

Jan 02, 2021

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The sales prices of the Kia Telluride (used) is...

The sales prices of the Kia Telluride (used) is approximately $2,000 over the original new price sticker on the vehicle as illustrated by Carfax. Tellurides that sold new for $31,000.00 are now being sold used for $33 - 35,000. Apparently they feel the vehicle is worth more used than it was new. Great way to milk the public.

Nov 12, 2020

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Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great...

Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great experience buying a car with him and kia country of Charleston. I highly recommend buying or leaving a car with them

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Jason Leming

Jason Leming

Assistant Business Manager
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Industry Experience 16 years 5 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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Apr 19, 2021

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Tony was the most patient and most informative sales...

Tony was the most patient and most informative sales person I ever had. He made the process so easy and painless along with the entire staff at Kia country including Jason Leming.

Mar 10, 2021

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Bill was excellent to deal with. It was a great...

Bill was excellent to deal with. It was a great experience dealing with your company he was very honest and very friendly to work with. I would definitely recommend him to a friend. We have bought 5 cars from them and will continue to in the future. Bill is Awesome to deal with.

Mar 02, 2021

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Excellent dealership. Jimmy was fantastic. Both were...

Excellent dealership. Jimmy was fantastic. Both were direct and straight to the point. They didn't play games, they didn't mess around, they just sold me a car at a great price. I'd highly recommend both!

Nov 12, 2020

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Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great...

Bill was great , I highly recommend him. It was a great experience buying a car with him and kia country of Charleston. I highly recommend buying or leaving a car with them

Oct 27, 2020

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The team here at Kia Country of Charleston is amazing and...

The team here at Kia Country of Charleston is amazing and always provide a great experience. Whether its buying new cars from them or selling my cars to them, the have always been very on point honest and up front and have always given me really good deals. Please go see these guys if you are looking to buy sell or trade. I highly recommend the team here.

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Andy Bittner

Andy Bittner

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Dealership Experience 3 years 10 months
Industry Experience 3 years 10 months
I’m originally from Minnesota. I’m new to Charleston and new to sales, but very excited about joining the Kia team. I’ve always loved cars and people so it is the ideal fit for me. I’m a huge Vikings fan, love going to the beach and watching movies.
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Apr 27, 2021

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Jimmy was pleasure to deal with. Very personable guy...

Jimmy was pleasure to deal with. Very personable guy that treats people right. Adam always does a great job finding the necessary lenders to get acceptable payments.

Apr 19, 2021

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Excellent service from day one. I drove 100 miles to use...

Excellent service from day one. I drove 100 miles to use this dealer after less than stellar service from our local kia dealer. Simply awesome

Mar 17, 2021

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My wife had an illness and the whole Kia Country of...

My wife had an illness and the whole Kia Country of Charleston worked to complete our deal, Elijah Tucker even driving out to complete the paperwork!!! We will definitely be back!!!

Feb 06, 2021

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We had a great experience all the way around, from first...

We had a great experience all the way around, from first contact with Andy all the way to a detailed explanation of all features from Tony after we finished our purchase. Everyone was very helpful and responsive to our questions. We highly recommend Kia Country of Charleston!

Feb 06, 2021

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Traveled all the way from Virginia to purchase our new...

Traveled all the way from Virginia to purchase our new ride. The whole experience was outstanding!! We have never been to a dealership with such great hospitality. Andy and Tony were especially great! They answered all of our questions no hassle or pressure from start to finish made our purchase very easy. The team gave us a fair trade-in for our vehicle and financing was a breeze. We would recommend Kia Country Of Charleston to anyone wanting to purchase a car. If we purchase another car in the future would be worth the drive from Virginia again. Thanks again. Bill & Denise

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Tim LeRay

Tim LeRay

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Dealership Experience 7 years 3 months
Industry Experience 7 years 3 months
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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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!

Feb 01, 2021

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My wife and I both drive Kia’s that we bought from Tim....

My wife and I both drive Kia’s that we bought from Tim. His personable, no pressure personality was exactly what was missing from so many dealerships of our past. We’ve purchased several cars from Tim over the years, most recently a new car for our 16 year old daughter. I can’t imagine we’ll buy from anyone or anywhere else, as long as Yim is around to help us out.

Nov 12, 2020

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Tim was very laid back. I appreciate Tim not being over...

Tim was very laid back. I appreciate Tim not being over bearing. He allowed us to ask questions and even walked the lot with us, just to make sure we covered all the inventory in our "need list" on a vehicle. We took overnight to decide if we satisfied with our vehicle we chose. He even brought the paperwork to my office for me to sign. I used my bank for financing. So I didn't have interaction with the dealership itself....finance, etc... The transaction went smoothly and seemed a little too flawless, since it went so smoothly. 1,2,3 easy. Ask for Tim Leray when you go to Kia on Savannah Highway.

Aug 06, 2020

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Great Dealership! The service there is great and the...

Great Dealership! The service there is great and the quality of the vehicle we purchased is fantastic! Norm and Tim were both extremely professional and answered all of the questions we asked! I Look forward to shopping at Kia country again!

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Tim Cooley

Tim Cooley

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 6 years 3 months
Industry Experience 30 years 10 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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Nov 27, 2020

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Horrible service. I couldn't even get my tire patched...

Horrible service. I couldn't even get my tire patched correctly. Waste of my time. Lost my business after that treatment. They decided to patch my tire then told me two weeks later after it was still leaking that it was because of the original damage. Why would you patch something that was that damaged then? You wasted my time and wouldn't compensate me for that. Treated like I was child.

Jun 26, 2020

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Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the...

Excellent customer service, really helped me pick out the right Kia Soul for me. Very helpful, Elijah was by far the best one there, he definitely helped me getting everything in order. Definitely recommend!

Jun 13, 2020

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Bill is the man. Took care of what I was looking for a...

Bill is the man. Took care of what I was looking for a nothing else. Kept in contact during the entire sales process. Thanks a bunch

May 01, 2020

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Elijah Tucker has come through for me 2 times with a...

Elijah Tucker has come through for me 2 times with a perfect car for me! The team of guys make car buying so simple and fast! After 6 months of searching I finally found exactly what I wanted!

Mar 24, 2020

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This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA...

This is the 3rd KIA Sorento I have bought from KIA Country AND with the assistance of Tony Washington. Tony isn’t pushy like other car salesmen at other dealerships. He knows what I like and how much I can afford to spend. He will find what I love even if it comes from another part of the state! I will forever be a KIA Country cheerleader! Thank you Tony!

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Frank Classen

Frank Classen

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Dealership Experience 3 years
Industry Experience 14 years
I've been selling cars for 15 years. I'm a people person who enjoys helping people. I've also served in the Army and as a firefighter. I'm happily married with nine grandchildren. I've lived in Charleston since 1965.
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May 04, 2021

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Frank is a true professional indicative of his years of...

Frank is a true professional indicative of his years of experience! The finance lady is way too aggressive and I was just before walking out when she backed off. Stereotypical dealership offensive.

Apr 24, 2021

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Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was...

Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was patient, informative, answered all my questions and wonderful to work with. He helped me get past the new purchase nerves. He is awesome!

Apr 22, 2021

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I had the pleasure of meeting Frank Classen when my wife...

I had the pleasure of meeting Frank Classen when my wife and I went in to view a new Telluride. Frank couldn’t have been more nicer, or knowledgeable about the vehicle. Being in sales myself, I always appreciate and respect a great sales experience and Frank exceeded every expectation. If you are in the market for a Kia, call Frank!

Apr 19, 2021

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This was my 6th Kia that I have purchased from Kia...

This was my 6th Kia that I have purchased from Kia Country. Frank was very professional and didn't try to pressure me into buying' Frank went over all the features that the vehicle had. I would refer anyone that was looking for a new or used vehicle to Frank and Kia Country

Apr 19, 2021

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Very helpful, very knowledgable! Great dealership and...

Very helpful, very knowledgable! Great dealership and love the sales person frank classen! Will be back for certain. Very girlie fly and helpful, thank you!

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Zola Gearding

Zola Gearding

Business Manager
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Dealership Experience 1 years 1 months
Industry Experience 12 years 5 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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May 04, 2021

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Just bought my 2nd car, Chris was very informative and...

Just bought my 2nd car, Chris was very informative and professional. Answered all my questions and helped to assist me and my mother with the best service possible. He only showed me one car and I was sold, would highly recommend.

May 04, 2021

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In general, I’ve never particularly found buying cars to...

In general, I’ve never particularly found buying cars to be fun experiences, but, Chris Fabian made my purchase of a Kia Telluride a very pleasant interaction. First of all, he was extremely knowledgeable of his product, which I really appreciated. Secondly, he did not put pressure on me to commit until I was ready. It was an easy process closing the sale and the sales manager made us feel like our business was appreciated. I would recommend this dealership and would definitely steer friends to Chris. Mark D.

Apr 27, 2021

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Awesome experience! From the moment we drove onto the...

Awesome experience! From the moment we drove onto the lot, and drove home, we were treated with such kindness and professionalism I didn’t feel pressured or disappointed. Chris is Awesome! He is so knowledgeable and pleasant! If you’re looking to buy a car, Chris Fabian is the salesman to see and Kia Country of Charleston is the car dealership to visit. You won’t regret it!

Apr 24, 2021

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Shopping for a car with Norm was possibly one of the best...

Shopping for a car with Norm was possibly one of the best experiences looking for a vehicle I’ve had. First, he never made you feel like you HAD to purchase a car. Second, he really knew what he was talking about when it came to the car and the current market. Both of these things helped fuel my decision to purchase a car. Zola was also extremely helpful when it came time to finance.

Apr 24, 2021

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Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was...

Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was patient, informative, answered all my questions and wonderful to work with. He helped me get past the new purchase nerves. He is awesome!

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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker

Product & Technology Consultant

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Dealership Experience 4 months
Industry Experience 4 months
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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Apr 29, 2021

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Great experience! Jimmy was super friendly and incredibly...

Great experience! Jimmy was super friendly and incredibly helpful. The whole process was easy and very pleasant from start to finish. Buy your car here!

Apr 27, 2021

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Jimmy was pleasure to deal with. Very personable guy...

Jimmy was pleasure to deal with. Very personable guy that treats people right. Adam always does a great job finding the necessary lenders to get acceptable payments.

Apr 24, 2021

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Great honest young man, will go out of his way to help...

Great honest young man, will go out of his way to help customers looking to purchase or asking questions about any vehicle , he definitely no’s how to keep people happy

Apr 24, 2021

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These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable,...

These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable, respectful and very fast with the service they provided. All my questions was answered honestly and in a timely matter.

Apr 22, 2021

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HONESTY IS HIS STYLE, not just cars but everything! He...

HONESTY IS HIS STYLE, not just cars but everything! He is happy with his self and passes it own. He notices the small things also, glad to point them out. A great pleasure working with him. Keep up the good work, Ted.

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Caleb Fulmer

Caleb Fulmer

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Industry Experience 6 years 9 months
I was born, raised and homeschooled in Charleston. I've been selling cars for six years and I enjoy helping people make the second biggest purchase of their lifetime. My hobbies include music; I play several string instruments, dogs and going tubing.
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Apr 30, 2021

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Although I didn’t purchase a car from here I had a great...

Although I didn’t purchase a car from here I had a great interaction with the employees there. Particularly Caleb, he was very friendly, willing to help and happy to answer questions. I went in not confident about what I wanted or with how much I knew about cars, but he was more than happy to help me out. His attitude was so welcoming and he ensured that I didn’t make a decision that I was unsure of.

Apr 28, 2021

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Caleb was very helpful and really awesome. He made me...

Caleb was very helpful and really awesome. He made me feel better about myself and improved my overall quality of life 10/10 best experience ever!!!!!!

Apr 22, 2021

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I stopped in on a whim to get a close look at the...

I stopped in on a whim to get a close look at the Telluride and Sorento. Caleb was very knowledgeable and helpful in answering my many questions I threw at him. Since my visit, he has kept me abreast of any new tellurides that come in that fit my wants and needs. But not a fault on him, I’ve decided to wait a little longer before making a new car purchase.

Apr 21, 2021

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Caleb is the epitome of what it means to be a salesman....

Caleb is the epitome of what it means to be a salesman. He respected our space and didn't bombard us immediately after stepping out of our vehicle like most salesmen do. When he did approach us, he had the most upbeat attitude that it was contagious. He made me and my wife genuinely feel welcomed and listened to what we wanted and worked with us to ensure we got exactly what we wanted. He didn't play the numbers game and was very straightforward with us. This was a huge bonus for us because the dealership was already an hour and a half drive for us, and he understood that and didn't want to waste our time. I can honestly say, if it weren't for Caleb and his diligence, we would have bought a new vehicle from somewhere else. He's the reason why we have been welcomed into the KIA family, and he still continuously checks on us. I highly recommend him for anyone searching for a vehicle, even if it's not a KIA. He'll always make it happen!

Apr 21, 2021

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If you’re looking for new or used vehicle, then go see...

If you’re looking for new or used vehicle, then go see Caleb Fulmer at Kia Country! He’s trustworthy and easygoing. I won’t buy from anyone else!

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Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian

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Dealership Experience 9 months
Industry Experience 9 months
I'm born and raised in Charleston. I'm new to the car business and excited to teach you everything I'm learning! I have spent most of my career in service & hospitality because I love serving my guests at the highest level! I look forward to helping you find your new car. My hobbies include cooking, nutrition, and movies.
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May 08, 2021

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Chris provided exceptional customer service. He worked...

Chris provided exceptional customer service. He worked with me throughout the week back and forth listening to my needs for a new, bigger vehicle. He even went out of his way to send me a special video tour since I live so far away from the dealership. During the test drive for the Sorento S and Sorento SX he was very knowledgeable of the features and explained them thoroughly. Never once did he try to steer me one way or the other. He honestly let me talk it out with my husband and answered all of our questions right there on the spot. I ended up going with the SX and I am so glad I did. Chris mentioned the LED lights being better for visibility and was he right! Driving home I realized how much vision I was giving up by not having LED lights. I recommend using Chris as your car salesman if you are looking for someone with dedication, patience and understanding to your needs. I couldn’t be happier with my experience and purchase!

May 04, 2021

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Just bought my 2nd car, Chris was very informative and...

Just bought my 2nd car, Chris was very informative and professional. Answered all my questions and helped to assist me and my mother with the best service possible. He only showed me one car and I was sold, would highly recommend.

May 04, 2021

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In general, I’ve never particularly found buying cars to...

In general, I’ve never particularly found buying cars to be fun experiences, but, Chris Fabian made my purchase of a Kia Telluride a very pleasant interaction. First of all, he was extremely knowledgeable of his product, which I really appreciated. Secondly, he did not put pressure on me to commit until I was ready. It was an easy process closing the sale and the sales manager made us feel like our business was appreciated. I would recommend this dealership and would definitely steer friends to Chris. Mark D.

Apr 30, 2021

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As someone who's never bought a new car before, I really...

As someone who's never bought a new car before, I really appreciated Chris's knowledge and honesty when I bought my K5. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in the market for a new car!

Apr 27, 2021

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Awesome experience! From the moment we drove onto the...

Awesome experience! From the moment we drove onto the lot, and drove home, we were treated with such kindness and professionalism I didn’t feel pressured or disappointed. Chris is Awesome! He is so knowledgeable and pleasant! If you’re looking to buy a car, Chris Fabian is the salesman to see and Kia Country of Charleston is the car dealership to visit. You won’t regret it!

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Jorden Reaves

Jorden Reaves

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Dealership Experience 4 months
I've been selling cars since 2017. I like the rewards of making people happy. People can get to their jobs, kids can get to sports practice and so on. I was born in Queens, NY but moved here as a child and attended West Ashley Elementary, Middle and High Schools. I am the oldest of four. I am a Cowboys fan. I'm married and we are expecting our first child in October.
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May 04, 2021

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Jorden is an excellent salesperson! He’s very transparent...

Jorden is an excellent salesperson! He’s very transparent about everything and has an amazing electrifying personality! Thank you for all your help with finding the right car for me and my little ones !

May 01, 2021

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Very professional. No games and straight to the point....

Very professional. No games and straight to the point. They kept me updated the entire time I was waiting for my telluride to arrive. Jordan was a great sales person and very knowledgeable. The GM Steve and GSM Adam also took the time to make sure my experience was truly exceptional. I would definitely recommend Jordan and Kia Country of Charleston to anyone looking for a new or used car.

Apr 24, 2021

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Jordan and the Kia staff were fantastic to work with....

Jordan and the Kia staff were fantastic to work with. They never made me feel pressured to buy and made the entire experience seamless. So glad to be a part of the Kia family.

Apr 24, 2021

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These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable,...

These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable, respectful and very fast with the service they provided. All my questions was answered honestly and in a timely matter.

Apr 20, 2021

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Jordan is awesome!! He made sure my first time buying a...

Jordan is awesome!! He made sure my first time buying a car was easy. He made me feel comfortable and worked hard to get me what I wanted. I highly recommend going to see him at Kia Country! Thank you Jordan and the Staff!

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DJ Thiemann Jr.

DJ Thiemann Jr.

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Dealership Experience 8 months
Industry Experience 6 years 5 months
I have been selling cars since 2015. I'm from Cincinnati. A colleague moved to Charleston and convinced me to move here sight unseen. It actually wasn't too difficult--warmer weather, beaches and one of the top ten disc golf courses in the country. Guess what my hobby is? I love selling cars and putting excitement into a somewhat dull process.
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May 08, 2021

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Chris provided exceptional customer service. He worked...

Chris provided exceptional customer service. He worked with me throughout the week back and forth listening to my needs for a new, bigger vehicle. He even went out of his way to send me a special video tour since I live so far away from the dealership. During the test drive for the Sorento S and Sorento SX he was very knowledgeable of the features and explained them thoroughly. Never once did he try to steer me one way or the other. He honestly let me talk it out with my husband and answered all of our questions right there on the spot. I ended up going with the SX and I am so glad I did. Chris mentioned the LED lights being better for visibility and was he right! Driving home I realized how much vision I was giving up by not having LED lights. I recommend using Chris as your car salesman if you are looking for someone with dedication, patience and understanding to your needs. I couldn’t be happier with my experience and purchase!

Apr 29, 2021

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Great experience! Jimmy was super friendly and incredibly...

Great experience! Jimmy was super friendly and incredibly helpful. The whole process was easy and very pleasant from start to finish. Buy your car here!

Apr 28, 2021

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Caleb was very helpful and really awesome. He made me...

Caleb was very helpful and really awesome. He made me feel better about myself and improved my overall quality of life 10/10 best experience ever!!!!!!

Apr 27, 2021

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Awesome experience! From the moment we drove onto the...

Awesome experience! From the moment we drove onto the lot, and drove home, we were treated with such kindness and professionalism I didn’t feel pressured or disappointed. Chris is Awesome! He is so knowledgeable and pleasant! If you’re looking to buy a car, Chris Fabian is the salesman to see and Kia Country of Charleston is the car dealership to visit. You won’t regret it!

Apr 24, 2021

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These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable,...

These guys are the best... very welcoming, knowledgeable, respectful and very fast with the service they provided. All my questions was answered honestly and in a timely matter.

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Kelli Markosky

Kelli Markosky

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Dealership Experience 8 months
Industry Experience 3 years 5 months
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Apr 12, 2021

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Amazing service, helpful crew and I am certainly happy...

Amazing service, helpful crew and I am certainly happy with my car!! I am was so nervous but everything worked out and look forward with to doing more business with kia.

Jan 01, 2021

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Justin Bimonte is a wonderful salesman and helped me...

Justin Bimonte is a wonderful salesman and helped me every step of the way! Did not hesitate to answer any questions I had. Best experience at a dealership I’ve had!

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AJ Matthews

AJ Matthews

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Dealership Experience 6 months
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May 06, 2021

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My wife's car had a recall that needed to be taken care...

My wife's car had a recall that needed to be taken care of and I had the BEST customer service from AJ. AJ is a true professional. He created a positive atmosphere out of this experience and I will always be back to this location for future services. Thank you AJ.

Apr 24, 2021

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Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was...

Frank Classen helped me purchase my dream car. He was patient, informative, answered all my questions and wonderful to work with. He helped me get past the new purchase nerves. He is awesome!

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Eric

Eric "EG" Dambaugh

Service & Quality Control Manager
Dealership Experience 1 years 1 months
Industry Experience 40 years 8 months
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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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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Justin Mallard

Justin Mallard

Parts Specialist
Dealership Experience 6 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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Glenda Morris

Glenda Morris

Parts Specialist
Dealership Experience 6 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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Cody Struthers

Cody Struthers

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Dealership Experience 1 years 11 months
Industry Experience 3 years 8 months
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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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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Maureen Alborez

Maureen Alborez

Service Consultant
Dealership Experience 4 months
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