Testimonials

Just a few notes from our satisfied customers.

 

John C. from Colorado

Dear Jerry,

Well, 4-1/2 years have passed since my first purchase from J.J. Rods. Thank you so much. I just received my 57 Chevy today. Wow what a car!!  This is our fourth transaction together — almost a car for  every year and I must say, the cars keep getting better and so does our friendship.

I traveled to Newark, Ohio only once, to inspect my first car.  Every other purchase we have had after that has been on an over-the-phone handshake agreement.  What a rare and amazing thing it is to know that there are businesses that still exist where the owner’s word is his bond.  Every car you ever sold to me is exactly what you described — no excuses, no stories. The cars in person have always looked better than the pictures. Since my first visit, I never hesitated to buy a car from you sight unseen, because I know the quality of the cars you have and the honesty and integrity of your dealership. You have always stood behind every deal we ever made. Our transactions from start to finish have always been seamless.

Finally, you should know that the best thing I got from J.J. Rods is not a car, but a friendship with a car buddy that I shall treasure for a lifetime.  So keep up the good work Jerry. Keep finding us those great cars that bring so much enjoyment and good memories to our lives. To you, my friend, I say, “Well done!”

Happy motoring,
John

Ray R. Florida

We received delivery of the car on Saturday. It looks great and drives better. I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your professionalism and attention to detail. I especially want to thank you for all of the minor accommodations that made the buying process such a pleasure.  Your passion for cars made the buying process fun.
Ray

Reginald from Georgia

I would like to thank you for this 1937 OZE Ford Coupe, it turns heads and stops people in their tracks. JJ Rods is a very professional and attention to detail oriented business. Jerry personally welcomed me with open arms, even though most of or business was conducted over the phone, with me calling from the Middle East. If I asked for pictures he emailed them to me almost immediately. My daughter drove up to look at the car, and Jerry was personally standing by waiting on her. He even asked her to test drive the car, but of course she was to scared. Any additional items I asked Jerry to complete prior to delivery he had them completed. This awesome individual even had it delivered on the exact day I request just before Christmas, now that’s a great Christmas gift considering I only had to weeks to play with my new toy, prior to deploying again. Jerry and his organization is about complete satisfaction. This is the best car buying experience that I have had in my life, and I have bought over 25 vehicle. I would Highly recommended JJ Rods to anyone considering purchasing Hot Rod or classic Car, I assure you that you will be well taken care off, and more than satisfied with the service you receive.
Reginald C.
Midland, Ga.

Bruce & Connie L from Ohio

Just wanted to thank you again for all your attention to detail on our purchase of the ’32 Ford Roadster. We’ve had her on the road and couldn’t be more happy. All of our concerns were addressed and we appreciate you going the extra mile in making sure the car was right. Consider us to be one of your very satisfied customers. Looking forward to future dealings. Bruce & Connie L
Ohio

Fred O. from Florida

Hi Jerry,

I wanted to tell you how delighted we are with the 29 LaSalle we just purchased from you.  It is even nicer than your description and we are very happy.

Fred O.

 

Sam L. from Massachusetts wrote:

Another happy customer, Sam was really excited about the car he loved everything about it  and he couldn’t believe he got the car so fast. The car was delivered exactly 24 hours after it was loaded from door to door 820 miles

Bub H. from Ohio wrote:

I recently purchased a 1933 Ford Roadster from you and it was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to deal with you. I was pleased when my wife and I arrived to find the car ready as promised. Your showroom was one of the cleanest I’ve ever been in–I felt like I could’ve eaten right off the floor!

Jerry’s knowledge and professionalism was appreciated and hands down the best I’ve encountered in the years I’ve been collecting cars. The inventory you carry is all top-shelf quality.

I would gladly recommend you to my friends and look forward to dealing with you again in the future.

Jeff S. from California wrote:

Hi Jerry,

I wanted to thank you again for everything​, it was a pleasure working with you. I’m always a little apprehensive buying a car that I personally haven’t inspected or driven. The 40 Ford was everything you said it was and actually better, the pictures really didn’t do the car justice. Not criticizing your photography talents but the 40 is just so much better in person. I know we will do business in the future, I’ll contact you about other cars on my want list. Take care and thank you again on a smooth transaction and a great car.

All the best.

Jeff

Artie V. from Arizona wrote:

Just wanted to send you a brief note of thanks for the smooth and effortless tranaction. I have been collecting cars for many years and your high level of communication and service were truly appreciated. The car was just as you described it. Thanks again, I will certainly recommend your dealership to my friends.You can use me as a referral anytime…it was a pleasure. Look foward to our meeting.
Artie in Phoenix, AZ.

Charles O. from Virginia wrote:

I would like to take the time to tell everyone about my personal dealings with JJ Rods and Jerry Jurden. I purchased a 34 Chevy coupe from them. They have something today going for them that most companies have forgotten, customer service. No matter how many questions or problems I have had they have been there every step of the way to help me with the car. It is beautiful . Jerry’s polite manners and helpfulness is second to none, a great experience. I would buy a car from JJ Rods and Jerry Jurden anytime. I will certainly encourage all my friends looking for a classic car to get in touch with JJ Rods and JerryJurden. I know I have made a life long friend with Jerry and his staff and I know we will do business in the future.

 

Tony M. from Ohio wrote:

Jerry, I really appreciate you taking your time to listen to my wants in buying my first classic car. My experience was great with you and JJ Rods! I have never been so amazed at all the nice cars you have in your showroom, you take great pride in exceeding people’s expectations and you definitely exceeded mine. Please find my wife the car you and I discussed so I can come up and drool on your cars.

Rich S. from New Jersey wrote:

Jerry, just wanted to share these pictures with you. A tribute to the quality of car you sell. My car won first prize best car in my first car show. I was so excited to have won. Over one hundred cars were at the show. Having great fun with the 32.

Rich S. from New Jersey wrote:

Jerry, I received all your follow up emails thank you. Anxiously waiting for Terry to arrive to take my 1st. drive. I had dinner with 

Bobby last night and he asked about our JJ Rods hats and shirts. Get them to me so we can show you off in N.J.
Pleasure working with you. Perfect fit both the shirts and the “32” so enjoyed my 1st. ride. Exciting!!!I recently purchased a “32” 3 window coupe Ford from JJ Rods and the experience was incredible. The car was everything Jerry said it would be and more. It was love at first site. To see the car up close and personal was even a greater thrill. Jerry is a fine gentleman to do business with. He never once forced the issue and the decision was totally mine to make. I could not be more pleased with the car. Not only is it pristine but it is a well tuned and great reliable car to drive. I have to admit I wasn’t expecting all the attention the car gets but I kind of enjoy that also.

Thank you Jerry!!

Regards, Rich

Mike K. from South Carolina wrote:

Mike K. buyer & seller……I have bought 2 cars from Jerry and sold 1..I can honestly say if you want to deal with honest, responsive people who love cars as much as you do, don’t look any further. JJ Rods quality is upfront and their after sale service is like dealing with family. Jerry even found parts for 1 car I bought over a year later, we didn’t know that they existed when I purchased it. Jerry called and sent them to me refusing my offer to pay freight, that is true service. 

I had occasion that Jerry at jjrods was going to ship me fender skirts that were needed quickly, following our phone call I e-mailed Jerry the delivery address. On that Sunday A.M. Jerry e-mailed he needed address, I found I had errored on his e-mail address and if he hadn’t followed up I would have missed the truck picking up my car. Follow up and Service seldom seen anywhere.

Steve R. from Texas wrote:

1934 Ford Phaeton

Jerry,

Thanks for all the follow through. The car is exactly as you described it..Would you mind just putting in an email everything you know about the car? Again, thanks for exceptional service.

Steve R.

Tom B. from Illinois wrote:

Jerry. Just want to thank you for the great and honest sale on the Alloway 33 coupe. The car was everything and more than I thought. Had a great time hanging with you at the Mecum Auction at Indy. Look forward to my next purchase through you. Give anyone my phone # if you need any reference . thanks again, see you at the shows.

Dom F. from New York wrote:

We were looking on the internet for a street rod to get an idea of what was out there to replace our 1964 Pro Street Thunderbolt we sold to an individual in Australia. A 41 Willys caught my eye on Hot Rod Hot Line and the seller was JJ Rods. Some time went buy and we looked at a few vehicles that were more in the dollar area I wanted to spend. I kept coming back to the 41 because the money I would need to spend on other rods to get them the way I would want was already spent on the 41, so we made plans to drive to Ohio to see it. From the phone conversations leading up to the trip, I was already comfortable with Jerry. He was never pushy, and he spent his efforts making sure of what we wanted, not what he wanted to sell. When we arrived, with my wife, my 7 years old twin girls, and myself, Jerry greeted us and invited us into his shop. It was clean, there were 5 or 6 beautiful cars inside, and you couldn’t help but be excited. We looked at the 41 and it was just as pictured online and in the additional pictures Jerry had sent me by email. Next was the test drive. While we were driving it, the motor ran a little hot, so we returned to his shop before we did any damage. I had also noticed a blemish in the paint I was concerned with when I had the 41 outside.

When I returned, I showed Jerry my concerns. This is when you really find out the quality of the person you are dealing with. Instead of Jerry making excuses or spinning things, he showed concern, and understood these items were important to me. I told him I would never want to worry about a car that runs hot. He offered to get the 41 looked at, get the running hot addressed, and get the paint repaired, then I could take a second look before there was any commitment, and I was comfortable. I told him I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Instead of pressuring me, Jerry simply told me he was going to do the work anyway for the next customer, and he wanted me to be excited about anything I would buy from him, so he would keep in touch and let me know if he came across any other rods that may interest me.

On the drive home, I spoke with my wife how comfortable we felt with Jerry and his brother. We felt our girls were welcome there, Jerry was a true car enthusiast, and we could trust him.

After doing the search again, the same thing happened, and after some time, I contacted Jerry again. The 41 was at the body shop getting the paint repaired and then was scheduled to go to his mechanic. After some thought, I decided to see the 41 again after the paint work, bring some of my own tools, and check things out. We set that up, and returned to Jerry’s shop. After pulling the plugs and doing a compression test, I felt confident I could address the running hot concern myself. We did some negotiating, and agreed on a deal. We drove home with the 41, excited as originally planned.

You might think this was the end to this story, but it was not. Upon arrival after a 4 hour drive, I opened my trailer to unload the 41. I found that during the ride, the alignment rod for the rear end was lying on the floor. One end was broken off the rear end. I can’t tell you the concern I had at that moment. Just made the purchase, just got home, and realized what could have happened if that arm came off while driving with my wife on the test drive. This is when I found out who Jerry really is. His first response was for me to bring it back, no questions asked. Again, he stated he wanted me to be excited about my purchase. We decided to see what needed to be done to correct the issue. Long story short, I removed the rear end, had a new mount installed, and Jerry took care of the expense. He even had the previous owner phone me to go over the history of the 41 so I would feel confident everyone involved was up front and had my interests in mind.

The way Jerry handled this was outstanding. It made me feel I had options, settled me down, and in the end, I have a street rod we love, and a new friend that I purchased it from. I’ve had the 41 close to three years now. We frequently exchange emails with Jerry sending pictures of car shows we attend or of our twins. We’ve even met up at indoor and outdoor shows, and it’s always a joy for all to get together. I know I have a friend I can trust, and when the day comes that I want to sell my 41 or get something else, the first call will be to Jerry. I know he will do all he can to help me.

John from Colorado wrote:

“I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you did for me and how easy it was to do business with you and your company. The entire experience from the very first phone call to the completed transaction was a pleasure.

The service I received from your company was impeccable and the car was everything you said it was.
It was one of those rare cases where it looked better in person that in the pictures. There were no stories. The car was everything you represented it to be and more. Your presentation was genuine and trustworthy.

We had a gentleman’s agreement and you kept your word to the point of deferring an offer you received for an additional handsome profit, waiting until I was able to view the car. I admire the integrity of you and your company.

I am a proponent of building business on trust and I felt that security throughout our transaction. As a matter of fact, I feel I not only completed a business deal, but I gained a friend as well. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to you. In fact, I can’t help but refer you and your company to others.

I’ve dreamed of owning this car since it was built and now I can’t believe it’s mine. Thank you for making my dream come true.”