Leif Johnson Ford

Leif Johnson Ford
501 East Koenig Lane AustinTexas78751

Jeff BuhlJeff Buhl
General Sales Manager
(512) 575-3769
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Dealer Ratings

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This was the easiest buying experience that we have ever had. We contacted the dealer through the site as instructed. Leo Light at Leif Johnson contacted us immediately even though it was after hours. Once we narrowed it down, he offered to deliver the truck to us but we wanted to pick it up at the dealership. He delivered it their location nearest to us, at our convenience and with all the papers already prepared. A great experience. We had limited our search to only CarPro dealers and I'm glad we did. The process really worked. Thanks, Jerry.

John Ruggles

During our search for a truck to replace our 2006 Dodge 2500 Issac Soberon from Lief Johnson Ford in Austin was very timely, and helpful in our search. While we did not choose a vehicle from Lief Johnson we appreciated his help.

John Ruggles

Jan Castleberry

Leo Light at Leif Johnson Ford offered a no hassle experience with our search for a truck to fit a cabover camper.Our learning curve was steep as we did research and narrowed our criteria. He stuck with us and in the end found the perfect truck for us. Leif Johnson feels "old school". No pressure...the truck sold itself with Leo's support. I recommend Leo and Leif Johnson highly.


I really enjoyed my Carpro VIP service at Lief Johnson Ford. Gordon put me in touch with a great salesman Leo Light. Leo worked with me tirelessly for 3 days to make sure I was getting the right vehicle for me with the options I wanted and at a great price. Leo and I were able to work out the deal and financing over the phone and when I arrived I was in and out in about 40 minutes. He had the car ready to go and explained all the features thoroughly and ensured I was completely satisfied. Troy went over the paperwork and no gimmicks were ever tried. Overall the best car buying experience Ive had. Im extremely happy with my purchase of a 2018 Mustang. I would highly recommend Leif Johnson Ford. Many thanks to them and the Carpro show!

David Harrell

Jerry, stopped in at Leif Johnson Ford with my Car Pro letter and bought a 2017 Ford Explorer. Best service I have ever had at a dealership. Goodon and Sonya really made it a great experience. My thanks to them.

Richard M

I appreciate Car Pro as being a conduit for dealing with the sometimes hassle of buying a car. I would like to offer my appreciation for your having followed up on my request for a Car Pro certificate. I am providing some feedback on the dealer from whom I purchased a vehicle.

Leif Johnson Ford in Austin lived up to the high standard that is set for your affiliation. They adhered to my restrictions for communicating with them. Several times, they sent vehicle info that was designed to narrow a purchase to my specific choices. When I scratched vehicles from their list for one reason or the other, they went the extra step to update their list and resend it for my consideration. Eventually, we got to a vehicle that meets all of my needs - to include my required purchase price.

When I visited the Leif Johnson dealership - the sales person who I had been dealing with for a couple of weeks - spent a bit over an hour on test drives of the two vehicles that I wanted to make a decision to buy. I was very much impressed with his patience and professionalism in trying please me the customer... instead of just selling a car to someone.

With this process of purchasing a car from Leif Johnson, I got the extremely positive impression that those who I dealt with actually care about meeting a customer's needs, no matter how demanding it may be.

Of particular note are the two individuals with whom I dealt. The salesperson was Felician Gobert, Jr. and the finance director Ryan Fisher. Both were excellent.

Richard M

Enrique alvarez

Leo light is the man of your looking for a new or used vehicle.

Lief johnson, you have a person(wont call him a salesman, the vehicle sells itself) who treats you like family. Bottom line hes an asset to Lief. Leo keep up the good work. Wifes now thinking about getting a explorer. Peace and love brother. Have a great 2018

paul sanders

Having bought cars & trucks since 1959 I think I might be qualified to speak about dealers. I have bought 40+ trucks and cars, plus numerous motorcycles, boats and 3 planes in seven different states. On one or two occasions where I knew the owner personally in a small town have I received as good a treatment as at Lief Johnson Ford. I went to find my wife a new f 150 as she was tired of her Flex. Ended up with a CPO F 150 with less than 4,000 miles. Best no hassle deal ever, thanks to Leo Light, Chris St. Clair, Brian Cosenza, Angel, Gordon and Ryan. My wife was thrilled. She drove it to Fredricksburg where we had lunch. Thanks again and Merry Christmas. Paul

Richard Egal

I have listened to the Car Pro Show on KLBJ 590 AM in Austin for several years. When I decided to buy a new truck, I took advantage of the Car Pro VIP program. I located the recommended Ford dealer in Austin, Leif Johnson Ford. I printed the VIP certificate and notified the dealership contact, Gordon Lanbert, that I was on my way there. I was greeted by Gordon, who had a previously scheduled appointment. He introduced me to another sales associate, Jo Ann Bustamante. I highly recommend working with Jo Ann Bustamante at Leif Johnson Ford. I wasnt sure exactly which Ford truck I wanted to buy and Jo Ann was extremely patient in answering all of my questions. She was very knowledgeable and helpful without being arrogant or pushy. She showed me several different models, including a previously owned vehicle, and allowed me to decide what I liked or didnt like about each one. Eventually, I decided on a vehicle, and she was very forthright on pricing and financing options. Jo Ann followed up with me after my initial visit, and stayed in constant contact with me throughout the buying process. She later contacted me after the sale to ensure I was still satisfied with my purchase. It was a pleasure to work with her, and Ill definitely go back to see Jo Ann Bustamante at Leif Johnson Ford when I buy my next Ford vehicle. Thank you, Car Pro Show, for providing me an exceptional car buying experience without the hassle and frustration!

Jim Glazar

My wife and I have been interested in replacing her 2005 Ford 500 for some time. I recently heard one of your shows where you were discussing leasing for older people. We are in our 70's. Since we had rented a Ford Taurus for a trip to Colorado in the past couple of years and really enjoyed the ride, we decided to see what we could get on a Taurus. We live outside of Austin and checking your certified dealers in Austin, we found Leif Johnson Ford and naturally got your certified Car Pro VIP certificate just before leaving to go to the dealer. As we were driving into Austin, I got a call from Gordon Lambert the Sales Director at Leif Johnson Ford. When he found out we were coming, he told us to just go to the Sales Department and he would meet us there. We were greeted by Gordon and he introduced us to Felician Gobert III, known as Junior, who would be taking care of us. Needless to say, this was one of the best experiences we have had and Felician and Gordon were fabulous. Felician showed us several 2017 Taurus's and we picked out a SEL that we liked and took it for a test drive. We then talked with Felician and Gordon about buying and leasing and they made us a fantastic offer for either approach. My wife and I left the dealership after telling them that we needed some time to discuss and decide. Later that day, we called and told them that we had definitely decided to do a three year lease. That was Wednesday. We filled out all of the paper work which we emailed to them and cleaned up the 2005 Ford 500 and met them at noon today (Friday) to finalize the deal.

The Taurus is fabulous, the deal was great and all of the personnel that we dealt with at Leif Johnson were fantastic. That includes Gordon, Felician, Felician's Dad and the Business Manager Amanda Lindsey. We are now home with a beautiful new Taurus and trying to learn all about the fantastic options and the new Sync Voice Activated Systems that are part of this great car.

I would highly recommend Leif Johnson Ford to anyone interested in leasing or buying a Ford product in the Austin TX area.

Robert L. Halverson

After sending in my interest email I soon received an email from Leo Light at Leif Johnson. We connected, I reviewed the inventory and told him which trucks I was interested in taking a look at and evaluating. We made an appointment. When I arrived at the Leif Johnson lot, I was greeted by Leo and Gordon Lambert. The truck was already parked near for me to look at and ask all kinds of questions. We did look at a couple other truck and I selected the F150 Lariat with LOTS of options. The longest part of the visit was the Finance Office. However there was not problems, just lots of paperwork.
Leo was great in explaining the options. Gordon also followed up and made sure I was happy. I received calls the next business day to check if all was well and I was happy. Gordon also stated he would send a technician to my home in Georgetown If I needed any assistance.
I am HAPPY and enjoying the truck. My old 2012 F150 was great but this one is super. Thanks Jerry for steering me to Leif Johnson. Regards, Bob


I bought a pre-owned 2016 Ford Escape. Melissa was great. She sent me information on the vehicle so I could look it over at home and decide if I wanted to see it and compare to others on line. The car was located in Buda and she even had it brought to the Austin location for me. We discussed the max price I wanted to pay over the phone before I went to the dealer.

After the purchase I had to go back to the dealer for some minor repairs and to get a second key made. All at no additional charge.

I would recommend Leif Johnson Ford and Melissa anytime.


My experience was good not great. The dealer discount was great $6666 and incentives were great. Did I pay the car pro price not sure. I feel I got the same discount, without having to "haggle" that anyone would have gotten just by looking online and walking in. I might be wrong about this

There were some add ons like lo jack that I did not want to pay for couldn't get them to remove it - I didn't mind paying for the rhino liner and window tint even at quite a markup.

I did do the extended warranty and maintenance and believed I paid to much $2895 for 6 years/75 months.

That being said Leo was great and knowledgeable and very patient when I decided on choosing another vehicle after they had one transferred from College Station.


With some help from Jerry via email "steering" me to the best place to find a nice used Ford Fusion, I had a great experience with Leo Light at Leif Johnson Ford in Austin, TX. The prices on their IWantToBuyUsed.com site were already the fairest I saw, and Leo helped me to narrow down the best value and recommend the best options for what I wanted. Leo personally went and got one of the cars I was interested from a different Ford lot and brought it to his to make it easy for me to check out along with a few others. We worked out a nice deal on my trade in and a great out-the-door price all in a few emails and then a few hours in the Ford dealership with some test drives and purchase process.

I appreciated the low pressure attitude, and especially not getting ANY of the annoying sales pitches for extended warranties, Lo Jack, special under carriage coatings, etc. Just a straight deal, sign the papers and on my way. I'd highly recommend Leo and Leif Johnson (and of course Jerry and the Car Pro folks) from this experience!

And as far as the car itself - I was very impressed with the 2014 Ford Focus. It drives and handles like a far more expensive vehicle. The 2.0L 4 cyl Turbo has some surprising power, and the luxury package (leather, 18" wheels, heated seats and more) make this an amazing value for under $20k.

Tim Metzler

I recently bought a vehicle through Lief Johnson Ford. It was the best experience I have ever had dealing with a car purchase. I sent them the contact email Sunday night after checking the inventories for all the San Antonio to Austin dealerships and found the one vehicle I was looking for at the Austin store. Wesley contacted me first thing Monday morning,verified the vehicle and after less than 20 minutes spread out over a couple phone conversations I had my deal done. The next day Wesley drove the vehicle to my work and the paper work was signed and I was saved having to take a day off or having to deal with Austin traffic.These guys bent over backwards and gave me the deal I was looking for. Thank you Lief Johnson Ford.

Bob Seguy

We could not be more pleased with the professionalism of both Gordon Lambert and Leo Light at Lief Johnson Ford. They answered our questions and wanted to make sure that the vehicle we purchased met our driving needs for years to come.

Wow, talk about customer service, having never set foot in Lief Johnson dealership and because of our busy schedules, Leo drove a vehicle to our house and left it over night to see if this was the right vehicle for our needs. There was no pressure only the desire to make sure we were happy with the vehicle. This allowed my wife and I over the next 24-hours to drive it and talk about it in the comfort of our home.

Leo helped us line up better financing than we could have gotten with our bank. We buy cars and drive them for 10-years or more. Needless to say our experience was very, very positive. We even had a full tank of gas when we left. If looking for a car, I would encourage you to call Leo Light at Lief Johnson. He was attentive, engaged and extremely helpful throughout the entire sales process.

Thank you Leo and Gordon and the entire Lief Johnson staff for an excellent buying experience!

Johnny Holder

I just bought a new F150 XLT. Ken Franklin and the rest of the staff whereready easy to work with. The only reason I visited was due to them being a certified Car Pro Show dealer. I will recommend them to friends and family.

Ryan Petersen

Good so far waiting for the results.

Tony and Kellie Craft


We are very happy with James, Gordon, Wesley, and Gabriel at Leif Johnson. They took care of us promptly and we feel we were treated well with the value placed on our trade in. We purchased the Ford Extended Warranty when they made it work for us.

Our trade was a 2010 F350 Crew Cab Larient 4WD, we downsized to a 2014 F150 Super Crew 4WD XLT with the Eco Boost. The diesel was no longer needed after selling our travel trailer last December. The Eco Boost was a big surprise to the amount of power it has. Heard you say many times that it is a great product.

Always enjoy your show as we did even when we were not in the market for a new truck. It's great radio.

Tony and Kellie Craft

Brad Jacobs

We took your advice and went to Leif Johnson Ford in early November 2013. The sales manager Steve spent 45 minutes with us going over the ins and outs of the F series trucks. The salesperson Isaac then took us around the lot and showed us a wide variety of trucks. We decided on a 2014 F250 Lariat diesel as we had recently purchased a large 5th wheel. The time the staff took with us was invaluable in selecting the right truck to do the job we needed done. We love it, it drives like a dream and we can hardly tell we are towing the 5th wheel. A great buying experience and a super group of folks at Leif Johnson. Thanks so much for your help.

John Faria

Thanks again. We had another great experience with the Leif Johnson Ford and the Car Pro Show. I called Leif Johnson on Wednesday, James was on vacation but Gordon Lambert the New Car Sales Manager took great care of me. I told Gordon which Lariat I was interested in, he put a hold on it, had it detailed, and it was sitting at the entrance to the dealership when I arrived for my appointment on Friday. Gordon passed me off to a great young salesman, Brandyn Staas, who had just gotten out of the Marine Corps so we hit it off right away. Within six minutes of arriving at the dealership my old truck was being evaluated for the trade in and Brandyn and I were doing the test drive on the new truck.

When we got back there was no negotiation, Brandyn told me what the Car Pro price was (much less than I was expecting), what my trade was worth (much more than I was expecting, $5,000 for a 2004 F150 XLT 4x4) and we did the paperwork. Even though I had a loan approval in hand from my own bank at 1% lower than Ford was offering, Brandyn took the time to do some calculations and we figured out that with FMCC's extra rebate and down payment assistance going with Ford Credit saved us 15 dollars a month. Brandyn walked me through every feature on the truck and made sure I knew how to use the Synch and My Ford Touch systems before he sent us on our way in a new truck with a full tank of gas.

A great experience. Leif Johnson isn't in the most convenient location, and I passed two other Ford Dealers on my way there, but dealing with Gordon and Brandyn I can see why they're your dealer in Austin. A terrific bunch of people, and great service. I have no doubt that in about 9 years and 130,000 miles I'll be back at Leif Johnson to buy my 2022 F150.

Thanks again for what you do,

John Faria
Leander, TX

Kevin H.

Purchased a slightly used 2013 Honda Accord from Steve Clark at Leif Johnson Ford North in Austin, Texas. Best and easiest car buying experience I have every had. The deal was good, service was friendly and I car is beautiful so all is good.

I highly recommend Steve Clark and Leif Johnson Ford in Austin, Texas


Assuming 5 is the "best" :-)
In any case. I purchased my 2013 F150 XLT Supercrew (loaded) through Car Pro Show and Leif Johnson Ford in Austin, TX.

What a great experience. James Figurell replied to my inquiry right away and connected me to Stephen Brown.

Stephen is a pleasure to work with (unlike some other sales manager that I worked with in the past at Leif Johnson - no names taken!).

If you get a chance, please give your preference to work with Stephen. Tell him "Tushar sent you" :-)
(ps: Full disclosure, No, I have not been promised any kickbacks). Seriously, Stephen is a pleasure to work with on your deals. Cheers Carproshow and LJF, Austin!

Donna & Todd

We started with a non Car Pro Certified Ford Dealer. Did not have a good experience. So we went to the Car Pro Certified Dealer - WOW what a difference!! Our experience with Leif Johnson Ford in Austin was pleasant. We were treated with respect and our sales consultants Ryan Fisher and Ross Brown were very professional and courteous. I have to say everyone we had contact with were awesome. Thank you Jerry for recommending this Dealership to us.


last month, my wife decided to trade in a 2011 hhr for something newer. Little did I know she was shopping for something new. She went to lief johnson in buda and we ended up with a 2013 escape. The deal she arranged was quite fair. I will not hesitate to buy my next car or truck there.

Daniel V.

I had a bad experience here many years ago and decided to give them a second chance based on being a Car Pro Certified Dealer. I'm glad I did.

I was treated very well and they helped me find exactly what I was looking for. My new Ford Fusion SE is great and I couldn't be happier with the deal I got.

Duke Cowden

Leif Johnson Ford - Austin TX
EVERYTHING was handled with professionalism and courteous attention!! By having the Car Pro Certificate, they opened up the dealership like I was their most important customer. I received a PERSONAL email from the general manager and then one of their most senior sales people handled by purchase. IT WAS WELL DONE. Thank you Jerry!!

Duke Cowden


Leif Johnson Superstore did it again!
I bought a 2007 VW Beetle from them about a year ago. Long story short I got sideswiped by Mack Truck on new years day. My insurance and bank worked with Leif Johnson to get me back on the road today! I got an excellent deal along with an unfathomable depth of customer service. I hear you talk about them on the show every weekend, and Leif and his team are indeed second to none!

Joe Goodman

Although I bought a very inexpensive car (Ford Fiesta), I was treated like a VIP by Sonya. She was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient. I've had many, many unpleasant experiences in car dealerships. So this was very refreshing. Many thanks, Sonya.
Peter was my "Sync Tech", helping me to feel comfortable with the car's technology. He was so bright and personable, I'm surprised a car dealership is able to hold onto talent like that.
Katie in finance made the paperwork a breeze. Also, I was pre-approved through Chase for their best consumer auto loan rate. But Katie got me an even better rate! The extended warranty was offered without any pressure at all. I opted to take it. The quality in this Fiesta is impressive. Even so, cars have a lot of technology in them now. I want to drive worry-free after 36K.
I'm not related to Leif Johnson in any way. No one asked me to post this review. I just know it's hard to find a car salesperson you can trust. Ask for Sonya.


Just to let you know, we visited Leif Johnson today and bought a Ford Fusion Titanium Hatchback.

Other than taking the initial gulp of having to spend the money in the first place, we could not have been happier with our experience with this dealership. James hooked us up with Dave Christian, he was great; informative, very helpful and we felt that he always working for us in order to make that purchase happen. And the new person that they have in their finance department, Katie (from Montana), is a real cutie and instead of being the unhappy part of the transaction, was delightful. In fact, we all ended up with hugs.

Your input (and your radio show) gave us real confidence in visiting this dealership and confidence in buying from them.

We got a great price, great service, the financing that we requested, and above all, a car that I think is safe and I believe that my husband, Phil, will love his 100-miles-a-day commute in.

Thanks for all your help.

Wayne Tisue

I'm driving a 2003 Toyota Sequoia with 182,000 miles and it's fine but it guzzles gas. Gas prices are lower now but I drive 25,000+ miles per year averaging 15 MPG. A move to a small SUV would cut my gas bill nearly in half so I started looking at Carmax for late model, small SUVs. Escapes, Rogues and CX-7s all fit my needs. Since I'd driven two Explorers a total of 393,000 miles, the Escape was my first choice.
For my mid-October trip to Nebraska I decided to rent a 2013 Escape for an extended test drive. I really liked it even though the tailgate latch malfunctioned in Oklahoma and Enterprise made me drive an Impala the rest of the trip.
I really enjoy listening to your radio show but when I started looking for a new car I went to my closest dealer (Jordan Ford) and not the one you recommend.
Used or new? Budget? Gotta look at new and then dial it back if necessary. I'm looking for a 2013 Ford Escape SE that is painted ruby red, has the optional 2.0L engine, the power lift gate, and Ford's SYNC. When I told my Jordan Ford salesman what I wanted he looked in his magic computer and said what I wanted didn't exist anywhere in the United States. As I near social security age, it's hard to accept they don't make it but you have to press on.
So I found a 2011 Escape in Irving with less than 9,000 miles and had Carmax transfer to San Antonio.
But the 2013 Escape LOOKS nice.
I kept searching the internet for 2013 Escapes and TADA!! Leif Johnson Ford has exactly what I want and its listed as an internet special at a price right at what my research told me I should pay.
I called and set up a test drive with Sonja Saat on Black Friday. As I drove up to the dealership the Escape was sitting at the front door freshly washed and ready for the test drive. Since I'd already driven the 2013 Escape this was just a formality. Test drive at 3:30. Out the door with Ford financing, optional 5-year maintenance package and optional 5-year mechanical package at 7:30. Nice folks at Leif Johnson Ford.
So where does the Carpro come in? You did have to read a lot to get to the punch line. I emailed Red McCombs a week ago and printed out my certificate because they had Escapes close to what I wanted. Still no acknowledgement from them. As I was out the door on my hour long drive to Austin, I checked Carpro and emailed them at exactly 2:00 PM. My return email was at 2:02 PM!!! ONE of your recommendations is a winner and the other a dud.
One pat on the back and one kick in the butt.
I'll keep listening.

Scott Byrd

Good afternoon Jerry,

I wanted to drop you a line and give you some feedback on your Ford dealer recommendation you gave.

The San Antonio folks were not that responsive and Id also been by Bluebonnet in New Braunfels and Mac Haik in Houstonwell your Austin referral, Leif Johnson/Truck City Ford blew them all away!

Honestly, prices were all within a couple of hundred dollars, when all the dealing was done, but the it was the guys at Truck City who made the difference!

I worked mostly with Drew, but they were all prompt with information, well informed, easy to talk to and truly seemed interested in my business. They went above and beyond to get some things done that I dont feel other dealers might have done.

Please continue to refer & promote this dealer, I surely will be!

Thanks again.
Loyal listener,
Scott Byrd


I am home now with the brand new Explorer with the Ecoboost engine. I called James this morning and because he was busy I talked to Gordon. I asked about engines and he told me, essentially, he would let me drive the aspirated Explorer for a day or two to see how I liked it. Then he would exchange Explorers and let me drive one with an Ecoboost engine a day or two and then pick which I like better. let me drive an Ecoboost for a day or two and decide which I liked better. He even said I could drive them and if I did not want to buy or wanted to buy something else, no problem.

Gordon asked about the color and features I wanted and said he would check his inventory and select a Explorer as close to what i wanted. In about thirty minutes, he called back and described an Ecoboost Explorer with my color and features, plus a few more. I stated I would drive from Taylor to the dealership to look at the car. Gordon stopped me and said he had a better idea. He would have the salesman drive the Explorer to my office. The dealership is in Austin and my office is about forty miles from the dealership.

Gordon gave me the option of having the salesman take my BMW to be valued or keeping both cars. I opted to let Eddie, the salesman who brought the Explorer, take my BMW. The Explorer was delivered promptly and Eddie is a good guy. I expected to receive calls from the dealership, but no calls came and apparently they were not worried about the Explorer. I really liked the one delivered.

I called in the late afternoon and my BMW was priced. I drove to the dealership and Eddie presented the first offer which I thought was good and I took it. The deal was closed and Explorer was made ready in fast time. Eddie went out of his way to be helpful.

Needless to say, the car purchase is one that I have never experienced before and one that was extremely good. Thank you for the recommendation. The car is "slick".


James sent me an email and one of his guys called me with a sweet offer, thanks for doing that. My experience with Leif Johnson in purchasing the truck last May and dealing with my situation now is everything you talk about and more. All my Ford purchases in the future will be with James and will let all my friends know.

Renee Richardson

Kuddos to Amanda, Jake, and Tom for helping me with the purchase of a 2008 Ford Ranger Labor Day weekend. They were able to arrange financing and a payment that was in my budget. The truck was immaculate, almost like new. I am so pleased with the customer service I received and highly recommend the I WANT TO BUY USED.COM website. When I decide to purchase again, I will certainly return to Leif Johnson Ford--Koening Lane location.

Renee Richardson

Joe R. Worley


I did not think this day would ever come!

Attached is a picture of my fine new F250 from Leif Johnson Austin.

Steve Brown and Isaac Eason really did a magnificent job in finding a truck and working with us in a special circumstance to get the paper work through in time for my wife to catch her flight.

I love the truck!

And for all you listeners out there, Jerry is all he says he is, he sends you to the right dealer who works hard to earn your business with no BS and gives a fair price.

Joe R. Worley
Proudly Still Serving!

R Kidwell

Thanks for your help in buying my "new" used car at Leif Johnson. I showed my car pro certificate and the salesman was not familiar with it saying that they treat all their customers well. I bought a beautiful 2010 Honda Accord. The only benefits of having the Car Pro certificate were a bit of a discount if I bought their warranties, etc. I did not. The car had some problems immediately (brakes, battery, one key only) but young Leif responded very well and all was resolved to my satisfaction. Again, thanks for your help in directing me to "I Want To Buy Used."

R Kidwell

Kim Rigdon

Hi James!

Thanks for following up! I should have written to you on Friday, but we have had a very busy weekend.
The entire process was smooth and as easy as it could be! Gordon greeted us and introduced us to Randy, who gave us a professional and friendly presentation of the Escape, and all its features and benefits. Randy is a true customer advocate and made all the complicated stuff easy to understand. We hope that at your next team meeting that you recognize his special customer skills and give him a big "Atta-boy!" The technical advisor, (whose name escapes me at the moment), showed us all the special SYNC features and also did a great job. At the end, we met Don in finance who gave us an even better deal that we had hoped for!
{Close captioned to Jerry--These guys are great! They did just as you said they would! It was fun and exciting and we felt like VIPs! Thanks for the recommendation! Tell your listeners that we said it pays to be a Car Pro VIP! It was a pleasure!}

Kind regards,
Kim Rigdon

Al Tetzlaff

My experience with Leif Johnson Ford in Austin was a pleasant one. I was undecided as to what type of vehicle I wanted (Fusion, Edge, Explorer) but my salesman (Issac) was very patient with me, let me drive some sample vehicles and found the vehicle on the lot that met my desires. I came away with a 2013 Edge Limited in my desired color. Although I paid more (after the generous "Car Pro Price") for this vehicle than I planned to spend, I am very happy with my decision.

The staff at Leif Johnson Ford were very helpful and once I made my vehicle choice had me out the door in approx 2 hours (after a vehicle prep, going through financing and a very helpful and pleasant tutoring session on the Sync system).

I did not have a trade but I was allowed to leave my 2000 Explorer on the dealers lot until I could come get it a few days later)

Thanks Leif Johnson Ford!!

Brian O.

After deciding what type of truck that I needed, I sent a VIP request in to Leif Johnson Ford in Austin. I received immediate responses from Dave Christian and Steven Brown asking questions and providing details about the options and features that I was looking for.

I went in Monday afternoon 8/6/12, and Dave along with Bill worked out a great deal that met my requirements. Having purchased a Honda Pilot last week that was a great experience, Dave and Bill raised the bar on my level of expectations for service and negotiating a deal. Leif Johnson Ford was very professional from the moment that I was greeted by a manager at the entrance who called the salesperson to the gentleman who finalized the financing. It was a great experience!

I've been listening to the CarPro for over a year now, but I now know firsthand what you speak of when you talk about the standards that you look for in selecting a dealer.


Brian O.
Georgetown, TX

Bryce Cathcart

Car Pro,
Just got done at Leif Johnson and you were right, they were awesome! Got my girlfriend into a used Prius and the whole process was seamless. Thanks again for the advice.

Happy Costumer

Thanks for recommending James at Leif Johnson Ford in Austin. We made a deal on Saturday and I drove out with my new 2012 F150 on Monday morning. Best experience buying a car ever.

Luanne H.

Thanks Jerry. My hubby weeped a bit when I read him your email. He will always be my hero and the love of my life!

I went to Leif Johnson Ford and James was out but Gordon and Steven Wheeler did a great job finding me a truck! I drove home with a Dark Blue F-150 Eco boost with almost everything I wanted. Steven sat with me, brought me tissues and worked hard to get me through the process as quickly and painlessly as possible. And once the F250 is sold I will be debt free, which is Darrell's wish. I give them and you all a ten for help and service. I strayed from Leif Johnson when I bought the Sport Trac, but will never stray again. Absolutely the best Ford people in the Austin area.

Thanks again and I will continue to be a loyal listener!

Luanne H.

Scott H.


Thanks for the certificate and introduction to Leif Johnson Ford (in Austin). I bought this 2012 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback (hopefully the URL works):


Traded a 2003 Ford F250 4x4 Super Duty Lariat Truck with 85,000 miles, got $13,000 for the trade-in which I thought was pretty good considering I was facing a $1,300 A/C repair. Deal cost me about $4,300 cash after TT&L, and my daughter and I figured out I'll save about $1,500 year on fuel (10,000 miles/year, 16mpg Diesel Truck, 38 mpg gas Fiesta).

I arrived at Leif Johnson Ford at 3:30pm, was greeted promptly, offered several bottles of water, and by 6pm the deal was done and I was driving away in my new car. Overall, I am very happy with my Leif Johnson experience and would recommend them to others.

Thanks for your show,
Scott H.

Karl J.

Hi Jerry
I wanted to think for your help. I contacted James over at Leif Johnson Ford here in Austin.
He put me contact with Gordon Lambert and Greg Ray. They helped me with choosing a new Ford Explorer.

Greg was very patient with me and my questions. The only problem I had was choosing the color I liked after I decided on the features.

Greg and the fine people at Leif Johnson set the bar high in customer service.

I got a great deal on a 2013 Explorer XLT in the deep impact blue.

Again thanks for your help.

Karl J.
Austin, TX

Linda W.

OK....it wasn't as bad as a root canal! Now the proud owner of a $221 mo payment with warranty included. Was impressed with the relaxed atmosphere - friendly but not patronizing [at Leif John Ford]. Go figure!

Thank you for your professionalism and sincerity.

Linda W.

Dennis S.

I recently purchased a 2012 F250 Lariat Crew Cab 4X4 from Leif Johnson Ford here in Austin as you recommended. The general manager James Figurel actually went out and brought up a new truck for me to test drive. The purchase experience was awesome as all the negotiating for a price and value of my trade in was in the actual dollars including taxes, license. There were no surprises after striking a deal. I am extremely happy with the new F250. The new 6.7 diesel has incredible power and is so quiet I find it hard to believe it is a diesel, especially after driving my 2007 with the 6.0L diesel.

Thanks for your recommendation.

Dennis S.
Austin, TX

Tom and Debbie S.

Hi Jerry,

I want to thank you for your web referral to Leif Johnson Ford in Buda on Saturday February 11th. I got a great truck and great deal at Truck City Ford.

I wanted to let you know how it happened.

After you sent an email on my behalf I was contacted by James Figurell, the General Sales Manager at Leif Johnson. He sent me an email with several different truck options. Additionally, he contacted Sergio Martinez the New Car Sales Manager at Truck City Ford in Buda and let him know my wife and I were on the way over.

When we arrived Sergio greeted us and introduced us to Bob Long our salesman. Bob had a conversation with us about what we were looking for. We discussed the three truck options provided by James then we headed out to the lot. As we looked at different models and options Bob helped us to define the specifics of what we were looking for and differences in the options packages.

After we made a selection Bob had the truck ready the next Saturday for me to test drive. (He could have had it sooner - he was accommodating my schedule). After I did some driving around and some errands I returned to Truck City and we arrived at a tentative deal on the truck and my trade in. Gary Faust the Finance guy had good suggestions and information that helped shape the final price and financing.

My wife was sick so we didnt close until the following Tuesday because she wanted to be there. However, Bob let me keep the truck to drive around for the weekend and until we officially closed. Bob spent time that evening showing us all the features of the truck and making sure my iPhone was set up in the Sync system, and creating a web account for Sync.

About two days after we purchased someone from Ford called and offered classes on the Sync system if I wanted them. I also received and email with the same offer for help if I needed it.

Anyway, I followed your Car Show Pro advice and got a great truck and a great deal - thanks Jerry and everyone at Leif Johnson Ford!

Best Regards,
Tom and Debbie S.

Ed T.

Hello Jerry,

I wanted to let you know that I went to Leif Johnson Ford on 2/20 to see what they had to offer. I had a 2009 Silverado Texas Edition in excellent condition.

I must say that I don't think I could have gotten a better deal anywhere. I got top dollar for my trade in and we found a truck that fit my budget and needs. I got the 2012 F150 with the 3.7L V6. I first looked at the EcoBoost, but that was a little more than I wanted to pay so I got the 3.7.

Took a trip to Menard this weekend and pulled a small trailer with about 700 lbs and had no problem going up an down the hills.

Still have a lot to learn with the Sync, but so far I really like the truck.

I don't think I would have gotten as good a deal without your endorsement.

Ed T.

Deb W.

Thank you so much for recommending Leif Johnson Ford[in Austin, Texas]. I read your review of the Ford Focus & had to go look. Loved it. Printed off your VIP Pass & was treated like a queen. Got the best price without any haggling. I had financing, but they were able to beat the interest rate so I went with them. I have always felt uncomfortable going through the car buying process without my husband to protect me & my interests. This time, I was able to do it all myself. It was a breeze. Never felt threatened or like I was going to be taken advantage of. Thanks to the staff at Leif Johnson & your recommendation I have my new car & I did it all myself!!

Deb W.

Diane B

Thanks for the advice on our vehicle search. We went straight to Leif Johnson Ford, were met (before we even parked) by a very sweet salesman, Rico, and were treated very well. We were shown several Ford Edges and Stephanie (my daughter) test drove one. She really liked it but wanted a black exterior. We went inside and Rico shows her the Edge Sport in the showroom...it was love at first sight! Mr. Figurelle came and visited with us and assured us they would do their best to meet our needs. After a test drive and a little negotiation, we left with a brand new 2012 Ford Edge Sport (right around $37K after rebates and Stephanie's Xplan because she is employed by ConocoPhillips). It has all the bells and whistles in addition to a sporty interior and the 22 inch wheels. Everyone was great at the dealership and spent a lot of time making our experience enjoyable. They provided Stephanie with an extensive overview and instruction on the SYNC and Sirius Nav system. Thank you again for the advice....you have helped make one 24 year old's first auto purchase a great experience.
Diane B
Austin/Fredericksburg Texas

Patrick D


I finally got around to purchasing that 2011 F150. I took your advice and went to Leif Johnson (I worked with James, Stephen Brown, and Joel Sacks). As you said, they were super and their price was great. In fact, when I gave them my criteria, they hit it out of the park. I tried to price shop it, but other dealers wouldn't even touch it. The actual purchase process was painless and didn't have any of the stress you hear people talk about. Now, if I can just avoid the buyer's remorse part....

Thanks again for the help!

Patrick D


Good to hear from you! Leif Johnson Ford is my Austin dealer and they are GREAT and stock a TON of trucks. James is the head man there, he'll give you the Car Pro Show pricing on whatever truck you pick out. You can browse their inventory here: http://www.buyford.com/

Here's James' contact info, you will be in GREAT hands! THANKS for listening to the show.

512.323.9200 FAX


Rob in Franklin, TX here... bought my truck from James, walked in said your name and James sent me to their Manor store... they got real busy... then James came and signed all the papers. They gonna bring it to me at the sale barn on Monday. From top to bottom everybody at the Manor store were plenty good to me! Please send James a note; tell him I'm a customer and will send people to him. Never been this easy to buy truck. 2012 f250 w/leather $53,125 drive out - I am happy !
Rob in Franklin


Okay...my son is now proud owner of 2012 Focus S. James @ Leif Johnson Ford sent us to Riata Ford in Manor. Our salesman Ajay was great. Thanks for the quick reply and help.


Bill E.

Hi Jerry,
We followed your suggestion and visited James (and crew) at Leif Johnson Ford on August 25th. We purchased a 2012 Fusion. The sales staff was very helpful, after the purchase was agreed upon and while the finance group worked on the paperwork, I asked if we could go get some lunch. The reply was a cheerful yes and they provided us with one of their cars to use (very impressive :))

Bill E., Texas


Dear Jerry,
I went back to Leif Johnson Ford and bought the 2012 Fusion SE with after market leather seats. It is beautiful and got me most of what I wanted and all I needed. And boy, they treated me like royalty. I got a wonderful deal on the car, bought the extended warranty so I won't have any car expense in addition to payments until the car is paid for. I feel like a "big" girl. My first new car!
Thanks again for you help.
Austin, TX

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