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06 Apr 2012
Stephanie
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Gino's Cars in Lago Patria are Great!

If you are new to the area and you are looking for a great car, call Gino in Lago Patria.  I purchased my car from him when I arrived in 2009 and it has been a great, cute little car.  I take my car to Gino for maintenance and I am completely satisfied.  Give him a call at 338.218.8648.

04 Jul 2014
Michael
Posts:4
Re: Gino's Cars in Lago Patria are Great!

Hello,
I'm a retired HM1(FMF/SCW), IDC who is now here in Naples on my wife's orders (NAVFAC CIV @ CAPO). We've been here about 4 months, and we'd like to say a few nice things about GINO in LAGO PATRIA.
I've written him a nice review before, but this latest experience has gotten me on the keyboard again! So we took our 2006 Alfa Romeo 147 (4 door hatchback) in for an oil change and filter & to replace a burned out lightbulb. The job was done in a very short amount of time and with great care/quality. I've done enough bargain basement "Jiffy Lube" oil changes to know the difference. We drive off and do our thing for the day, heading to Support Site. Well, after finishing up there...there's a warning light and the temp guage spikes to the top. I immediately turn the car off, and after cursing in both Spanish & English...give Gino a call for a tow. He aounds shocked and genuinely concerned. He then sends a tow truck out for us, immediately. Pepe, the tow truck driver arrives in mere minutes...is friendly and reassuring that everything will be ok. I try to pay Pepe, and he says "No, Gratzie. Gino will take care of everything tomorrow."
I tip him and shake his hand with grattitude (the least I can do) as he leaves us virturally at our doorstep. The next day, Gino calls me and gives me the run-down of what happened. He's talking in simple, easy to understand terms and continuously calms me down when I repeatedly ask about costs vs warranty, etc. He brings the car TO MY HOUSE, picks me up and we drive it around as he's explaining the work done on the car. I'm still nervous when we arrive at the shop. He gets out as says, "Don't worry about it. The water pump is within warranty. (Standing behind his work and his word)
I'm like, "No way, Gino. I'm not leaving here without paying anything..." So we decide to at least pay Pepe the tow guy for his services last night.
I simply ask you this question, "WHO IN THE U.S.A. WOULD DO THIS? WHO MAKES THIS KIND OF SITUATION RIGHT?!" Don't answer, because the correct response is NO ONE. Gino is an honest business man, certainly he's making his money off the US and NATO personnel with car sales and repairs/tows. BUT HE DOES IT WITH INTEGRITY AND CLASS! I have brothers-in-law who sell cars back in San Diego on the "Mile of Lies...err, Cars". No disrespect to them, but...c'mon. Are you kidding me?
I don't throw around recommendations and reviews all "willy nilly". I am VERY CAREFUL who I give my money to and who I align myself with. GINO IS A CLASS ACT ALL THE WAY. Give him an opportunity to make you a believer, too.
Very Respectfully,
M. A. SantanaHM1, USN, Ret. 

27 May 2018
Jack
Posts:1
Re: Gino's Cars in Lago Patria are Great!

I absolutely concur!  Gino offered friendly service.  He was informative without bing imposing or pushy.He will assist with the registration process and has earned the respect of key stakeholders throughout the base.

13 Jun 2018
James
Posts:1
Re: Gino's Cars in Lago Patria are Great!

If you are looking for a good dealer that speaks English, knows cars, and man of his word. Go to Gino’s Cars in Lago Patria! He is a great guy and I recommend all sailors, dependents, and contractors to go to him if you are looking for a car. If you have any issues with your car you can contact his brother which is right down (beside Dragonfly) the road from his spot. He will always come to base to get you if you need a ride to his car lot.

12 Jul 2018
Ken
Posts:1
Re: Gino's Cars in Lago Patria are Great!

I found that he can be trusted and He keeps his word. I purchased a great Mini Cooper from him. I will buy the next car from him as well. He completed all the NATO Documents form. Had no trouble at MVRO