Customer Testimonials

   "We had a great experience-from test drive-to driving away in our new vehicle."

Emily Quinn - Rapid River, MI
_________________________________________________________________
Our service was excellent, very helpful and friendly. It met all of our needs. Salesman Tim Penegor was very friendly and made us feel very important.

Bonnie & Pete DeMay - Gladstone, MI
_________________________________________________________________

As an avid VW person, I truly value the " No hassle" car buying experience that Terry provided. He treated me like I like to treat others; fair, honest, and upfront. Your service department is great as well.

Mark Vonderwerth


 


I have had a long term relationship with Halbinsel. The dealership has never failed to find me the car I needed and provide me with excellent service. They're the best I know at what they do: Selling quality cars at a fair price and providing superb service.

Steve Pence, Marquette, MI


 


Everyone is pleasant, and easy to talk to. I'm loving my new car!

Stacy Parrett, Rapid River, MI


 


I am please with my dealings with Halbinsel.The salesman was very helpful in my purchase, and explaining everything about the car. I am very pleased with it.

Chis Jensen, Wells, MI


 


On May of 2013 we purchased a new Mazda 3 Sedan. After taking several trips, and averaging up to 48mpg on several of the trips, we decided to get another. So December 2014 we picked up our second new Mazda 3. The customer service to date has been great and we'll be back.

Ernest & Gloria Harju , Champion, MI  


 


We have purchased 2 new vehicles from Halbinsel in the past 4 years. We have always experienced friendly and excellent service work done on our vehicles. Never a hassle, if you need a loaner they will provide one.

Great place to purchase a new car!!

Ronald & Sandy Boeder, Iron River, MI


 


Sale & Service were excellent. The vehicle is great, and exceeds our expectations. Thanks for doing what you do.

Mickey Garber, Negaunee, MI


 


I have been treated very well. All questions I have are answered promptly. The Service Dept. is very excellent in getting me in.I am very please with the dealership.

Fred Robare, Marquette, MI


 


Our sales person Tim, was very friendly and helpful in the purchase of my new car. He took the time to explain every detail inside. I would recommend Halbinsel every time.

Mary Wilbur, Escanaba, MI


 


My recent purchase of the 2015 Mazda 6 Is the best car I have ever owned. The gas mileage is my favorite part as well as the extras my car came with.

Tina Ross, Escanaba, MI


 


This was the best car buying experience I've ever had. My salesman Tim went out of his way to find the exact car that I wanted at the price I was looking for!

Beverley Valiquette, Rapid River, MI


 


A huge "Thank You" to Terry and his team during my car trading/buying process. Everyone was extremely professional and patient with me as I went through the process of deciding on a new vehicle. I love that my Mazda is saving me on gas money! I also have peace in mind knowing I have top notch service at my finger tips.

Jolee Hughes, Escanaba, MI


 


I'm really enjoying my new car. It handles very well, and have received great comments from friends and relatives. My new car fits me quite well and I look great driving it. I am very happy and satisfied with my purchase. Tim has been a great help as well as the service department.

Rose Caron, Escanaba, MI


 


I have had a very good experience with the people at the dealership and I like the car very much.  Thank you.

George Clemens, Cornell, Michigan


 


Over the years we have purchased 3 new VW's from Halbinsel.  We have had excellent service with these vehicles. The staff is always friendly and answers any questions we may have.  Our last VW was a 2010 Jetta TDI, it went 100k trouble free miles and averaged 46 mpg.  We just bought a new 2014 Jetta last week.  VW has been a positive experience for us and that is why we keep coming back.

Ray & Sheryl Marchand, Iron Mountain


 


I have owned over 30 cars and pick ups.  My experience with Halbinsel ranks in the very top of buying a car, or having it serviced.  Thank you.

Ronald Lenaker, Rapid River


 


The Staff at Halbinsel is just "Super nice"! Ken and I have been looking for a new vehicle for a few months. We have been to all dealerships at Esky. We felt most comfortable with you. We're so excited with our new Mazda CX-5, never felt pressured by Tim, our sales person.  We saw him several times before we said Yes. What more can we say. Another great vehicle. Thanks to Halbinsel.

 

Ken and Kaye Gross, Gladstone MI


 


This is the 5th Vehicle we have purchased from Halbinsel over the last 27 years. I keep coming back because of the great service I receive! The service department is very accommodating and easy to work with.

 

Sallly Tardiff, Gladstone MI


 


Customer Service is outstanding! Love my 2014 Jetta. My first car was a new 1973 VW Bug - loved it! Wondering why I waited so long to get another VW. Confirmed lifelong customer from now on! Thank you Halbinsel!

 

Deborah Moore, Manistique MI


 


Nancy and I recently bought our second Volkswagen from Halbinsel. Terry sold us our Jetta and Tim sold us the Passat this week. All of our experiences with everyone there have been great. From Terry Packer, who is now manager, to Tim Penegor in sales, Samantha in finance, Dan in service and Ed in parts, manning the phones. We even met and chatted with the owner in Walmart. So you have made us feel like family. Plus the coffee's always hot.

 

Mike Bigger, Gould City, MI


 


We had a ver rewarding and satisfying experience with your dealership. We are happy with the vehicle and all the personal services we were provided with. We look forward to dealing with you in the future.

Sharon Stilson, Rapid River Michigan


 


I love my "new" 2001 Suzuki XL7. I did not even realize how nicely it was equipped, until I got home and started going through the manual. It runs great, looks good, and was incredibly reasonably priced. Even though it was a very small deal for your sealership I was treated well by everyone. I will always think of you guys in the future when it is time to upgrade. Thanks a lot!!

 

J. Michael Shaw, II  Munising, MI

 


 


As much as I loved the VW CC I bought here 3 years ago, it was a dog in the snow. When I test drove the Mazda 6 and CX-5, I was torn. Phil let me test drive the CX-5 a second time after we got snow, and I put it through its paces. I bought it, and its great for winter driving!

 

Suzanne Laskaska, Escanaba MI


 


I must say that I was very satisfied with my "car buying" experience. Tim was exceptional to deal with. Not pushy at all! (I like that!) He was very kind and personable. The service men are very friendly as well. But, hopefully I won't have to deal with them. J  Love my CX-5!

 

Connie Bruce, Bark River, MI


 


A painless process. Tim was on the ball. He took care of all our questions. He was very patient with us, no problems or concerns. Will be going back for all future vehicles.

Sue Bergeon -Bucholtz, Gladstone MI


 


First of all, we love our new Mazda!! We can't say enough about the great experience we had, beginning and ending with Tim and Sam.

Thanks guys!

Melvin and Patti Stein, Gladstone, MI


 


Very happy with everyone at Halbinsel. A special thank you to Tim Penegor for coming in on his day off so we could take delivery of our new VW Beetle. Again, thank you for the great service.

 

Cheryl Millis, Iron River, MI


 


I was treated very well with no pressure. Purchasing a vehicle was a pleasant experience for the first time. I left the dealership with a positive and happy feeling. Thank you so much!

P.S. Too bad you don't also sell Chevy Trucks!

Jeffrey Hurst, Skandia MI


 


We purchased a 2009 Jetta TDI and so far the car has been great. I called Tim Monday night at 6pm and he showed us the Jetta. We bought it the next day. No pressure at all.

 

David Tianen, Escanaba, MI


 


Impression of Tim Penegor : no high pressure, listened carefully and responded to all questions. His product knowledge was excellent (Working and understanding of VW and Malibu trade-in). Tim is also a good teacher. He helped me program in my VW. In summary it was a pleasure to work with Tim as he embodied the qualities of a very professional sales rep. Good balance of technical and interpersonal skills.               

John "Mike" Gorrie, Gulliver, MI


 


I have been in every car dealership from St. Ignace to Marquette in the last couple of months. Yours was the first one that a salesman came out in a timely maor. Phil was friendly and helpful. When it came time to deal, he was very accommodating. It was a very pleasant shopping experience. He helped me stay with in budget and I'm so far very Happy with my new car!

 

John Strom, Manistique, MI


 


Love my New Ride J

All around from the first visit on lot (Tim) to the Sale (Terry) to the final purchase loan (Samantha) The service and atmosphere was great! Evertime I get in my 2014 Mazda 6, it makes me feel so good.

Maxine Sibbald Menominee, MI


 


We really LOVE the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, and you guys couldn't have been nicer! The fact that you knocked another $500 off the "more-than-reasonable" price you were asking (but was still a little over what I could afford) was super duper nice! After having to "Deal with other dealerships and their "that's-as-low-as-it-goes" pricing, it was just wonderful how you accepted our price without making us feel as if we were being totally unfair. THANK-YOU!!!

Everyone at Halbinsel was so, so NICE! What a pleasant difference from the pushy other dealership.

Lollie & Tony Eskofski, Rapid River MI


 


We are on our 3rd VW TDI and love the comfort, drive handling, and fuel economy we have experienced. We own a 2010 VW Jetta Wagon TDI and recently traded our 2012 VW Passat TDI for a 2013 Touareg  TDI Lux. We loved the Passat but after a rugged winter we decided a SUV was more practical. We could get as high as 54 miles per gallon with the Passat. We have driven many makes of cars and by far the VW vehicles surpass all the quality and safely features. Being environmentally conscious we have reduced our fuel consumption significantly while producing lower emissions through low sulfur Clean Diesel.

Dana and Mark Johnson, Chassell MI


 


I now have 3 new cars. "Everyone" is great. That's why I always come back and will keeping coming back. Next car I will come back again.

Kim Chartier, Manistigue


 


The service was great. The staff at Halbinsel and Tim Penegor did a great job to see that we understood all the tings we needed to know about our new car. The Tiguan fits our needs, and is a great car to drive!

James H. Hart, Wilson MI


 


Halbinsel has been my go to guys for several cars. Great deals and awesome service.

Thanks guys!

Gwenda Guenette, Escanaba


 


We really like our new 2014 Mazda 6. Good mileage, good looking car. Getting the Grand Touring addition also provides many amenities. That we're still trying to figure out! Ha! Our sales rep and the general manager were just great to work with.

Kelly Havinga, Escanaba


 


First time at Halbinsel, positive feedbackJ Tim was kind and handed over key after key and we had no plans of purchasing a vehicle. See you in the future for oil changes, checkups and wash. J Regards to the team @ Halbinsel. Thanks.

Richard Detmer, Autrain 


 


I had such a good experience when buying my beautiful new VW Jetta. Everyone was so kind and helpful. I feel like I made some new friends.

Barbara Douglas, Escanaba


 


Thank you to the entire staff at Halbinsel. You made our entire purchase of my 2011 Chevy Silverado crew cab so easy it was really great doing business with you.

Lindsey Pepin, Rock


 


We had a very pleasant experience at Halbinsel. Tim was very knowledgeable of the cars of the lot. We spent hours with Tim looking at cars and appreciated his patience. Terry was pleasant to work with as well and we didn't get the feeling as if he was feeding us a bunch of B.S. as we felt at other car lots. Thanks a lot.

Rob Thull, Gladstone 


 


Visited and looked at vehicles on 05/06/13. Returned on 05/08/13 and looked at vehicles again. Decided to purchase not one but two vehicles. Daughter loves her Mazda 3 and we love our VW Jetta. Salesperson was very helpful.

Pat Wooldridge, Gwinn


 


I finally have the car of my dreams and better! It's a turbo bug I have wanted a convertible bug since I probably was about 15. When I was really little I called then doodle bugs. Now I have my own to share with my kids! The best part is that because I will save so much on gas and payments I will be able to see my son more when he goes to college I love my bug!

Rochelle Field, Marquette 


 


Dear Sirs:

I've enjoyed driving all of the cars I've bought from you. This "GLI" is the best of the ones I've owned. Thank you again for "detailing" it!

Ronald Lee, Gwinn


 


 

First off, thank you Tim and Samantha for your genuine concern for Cindy and I while we were being introduced to your excellent automobiles. Also thank you Volkswagen for not cutting corners in the manufacturing phase and for making Jetta affordable.

Bill Hart, Pelkie


 


Over the years, I've been very pleased with both Mazdas and Volkswagens from Halbinsel. I am looking forward to more diesel options from Halbinsel.

Gary Butryn, Escanaba


 


Looking for a dealership that would be courteous, sensitive to my needs, takes the time to listen to what we had to pay, and at the same time be straight forward and sincere when making a deal. We went back to Halbinsel Inc in Escanaba. Before leaving we purchased a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan.  We were very pleased knowing we received a fair deal.

 James Zimmerman, Hermansville, MI


 



What an opportunity to express my high regard for the total Halbinsel experience from sales to service! We have been Halbinsel customers for many years. I had a life-saving experience in my 2003 Jetta which firmly makes me a Jetta owner forevermore. But finding the right Jetta for me was readily in the hands of the Sales Department which kept me in mind when GLI arrived. I am forever grateful. I need a car which is fun to drive (6-speed!) and responsive, and GLI certainly fits my needs, while keeping me from risk with it's standard German engineering.

But let's talk about service, which couldn't be any better, as demonstrated recently during a snowstorm when I couldn't drive because of a quirky wiper malfunction. I was going to give up plans to take a handicapped friend to an event because the only other vehicle we had was a truck. The Sevice Department reminded me that I have roadside service and gave me a number to call. Problem solved! My car was picked up and into the service department within an hour. Shortly my car was repaired and back in my hands, shiny clean and without charge! You just can't ask for more from people who really care about you as a customer! Thank you Halbinsel! Most sincerely

Frieda L. St. John, Bark River


 



I purchased a 2004 Volkswagen Passat in 2006 from Halbinsel.  I have put over 100,000 miles on my car. The BEST car I have ever owned. I am purchasing my first brand new car this year and it will be with Volkswagen.

Service at the dealership for oil changes and tune-ups is friendly, on time and quality work. My experience with Halbinsel and Volkswagen have been very positive.


Tony Mancilla, Escanaba


 



I have been a customer for 35 years. Halbinsel offers excellent service in the convenient location. They are nice people to deal with, by now good friends.


Chris Economos, Escanaba


 


Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed