"Sold an unsafe new car and treated poorly by staff"
TL;DR: Despite a nice looking showroom, I was sold an unsafe car in violation of NHTSA/FTC rules all while being treated poorly by multiple staff.
I really had hoped to give this dealership five stars. Buying a Mercedes-Benz, especially a first one, should have been anyone's dream experience. I mean, the cars are luxurious, exciting, and fun to drive and own. When you pay for the best, you demand at least an above average experience. Honestly, a buying and service experience similar to a Honda dealership would have sufficed for me (other people may feel differently). However, I will never buy another one from any dealership after this incident unless changes in business practices are made.
Buyer beware: it is my understanding that I was sold a brand new car by this dealership with three critical NHTSA safety recalls on it at the time of sale: 1. the fuel pump may fail, leading to a crash; 2. the starter motor may catch fire while driving; 3. the passenger airbag may not operate in a crash. The dealer, according to federal law, must fix these recalls before sale, otherwise it is illegal/in violation.
Furthermore, I was treated poorly and with disrespect by multiple sales representatives while purchasing this vehicle, by service representatives when tuning this vehicle at the nearby service center in Morristown, and in regards to remedying this safety issue with the car.
Employees Worked With
"Outstanding auto buying experience."
Exceptionally knowledgeable salesman (Richard Kim) was patient and very helpful. Kept me apprised of status while waiting for a special-ordered car from Germany. Sales manager Sherif Elfatatry also helpful in working out decision to special order or take an available car. Staff very helpful during delivery.
" Great Car love it "
Very Simple. Great Car, great service and most of all Great sales people. We took delivery on a C300 convertible 4 Matic and could not be more please. Our sales person went out of his way to find the car for us with the color section we wanted and the price was great. As to the delivery which was very informative since the was our 1st convertible, he even called us the next day to ask if we had any que. and also offered to drive the plates and install them at our home once they came in.
Employees Worked With
Scott Kaufman and Francisco Beltre