I have been looking to purchase a used van for a few weeks and have done a lot of research. I used the USAA Car Buying service to find my next ride.... this place was listed, and after several back and forth emails and being told by JD to come in and let's make a deal, I drove the 2 hours to see what we could do.... What a MISTAKE!!
When I arrived, JD was (conveniently) making a delivery, so after waiting about 10 minutes, Anthony came to help. He informed me that he would "Take good care of me" and that he was their "Top Salesman" (he did have several plaques on the wall in his cubicle to back that claim.)
We went for a test drive -- No problem.
It wasn't until we returned that the REAL problems began....
I'd asked about seeing another vehicle -- we never got to that, because things got ugly quick! After my vehicle was appraised with an extremely low offer, I presented Anthony with my documentation showing it's book value. He then brought that upstairs to their (OPEN) area where I guess employees do their "negotiations" for potential customers.... that's when it ALL fell apart! I kept hearing things like "She xxxxxx" this and "xxxxxx" that. I even heard a female employee, unrelated to my transaction, who was clearly wearing shoes not appropriate for her line of work, say loudly, "I xxxxxx hate these stairs!" as she stumbled down them.
I told Anthony that we were finished and that I'd like my keys back. He went back upstairs for MORE cursing, ( "She just wants her xxxxxx keys back" and "She xxxxxx" this.) Next thing I know, a guy who claims to be the manager, (I didn't catch his name because at this point, I didn't care,) comes downstairs asking how he can help. I told him that was the most unprofessional dealership I'd ever been to and that I'd like my keys back. He didn't want to hand them over , and instead wanted to have a conversation, but I was FINISHED, so I grabbed my keys and began walking out. When I told him I could hear their conversations upstairs along with all of the cursing, he claimed that he wasn't a part of it and didn't know anything... even though he'd just walked downstairs!
Regardless, as the "Manager" he's responsible for the behavior and conduct of his employees, and I doubt very seriously that he's "unaware" of their behavior and use of profanity.
I drove 2 hours (ONE WAY!) because they had a vehicle I was interested in and I was assured that I'd be taken care of.... NOT the case!!
Those people are representing a large car maker who has a good reputation. I expected MUCH better.
I will NEVER set foot there again, and I will be SURE to let USAA know how a business they are referring their customers to treats people.
*** The ONLY reason they got 1 star is because I HAD to check at least 1 to proceed! (they certainly do NOT deserve it!)