In December of 2013 my girlfriend and I purchased a certified pre owned 2010 Tiguan SE from Nemer. During the test drive I did a diagnostic on the car and found trouble codes for the fuel pump. I pointed these out to the salesperson and told them I would not purchase the car unless this was repaired. They agreed, and it was written as condition of the sale that those items would be repaired. A few weeks after taking deliver of the car I did another diagnostic and found the fuel pump codes had returned. This shows that Nemer never repaired the problem, they just cleared the codes and sold the car. So I brought the car to Nemer and explained that they were in violation of the terms of the sale, and they could either replace the fuel pump at their cost or buy the car back. They agreed to repair the fuel pump. So the car was left with them so they could perform the repair. When I went to pick the car up a week later, I found that while in Nemer's possession someone had backed the car into a snowbank damaging the back end. Nemer didn't even own up to the problem, I had to see it and point it out myself... and the damage was significant. Nemer took fault and agreed to repair the damage. So again the car was left with Nemer. A week later I went to pickup the car. Not only had they failed to properly repair the original damage, but now there is ADDITIONAL damage to my car. The new paint is too dark and doesn't match the car, also the paint has an orange peel texture to it. They failed to repair all of the chips on the hatch, and the chips they did repair on the bumper cover... they did not fill in before painting. So the divots can still be seen and felt through the new paint. On top of this poor-quality work they also managed to damage my right rear taillight. The lens has several deep gouges in it now. I was furious. Mike O'Toole offered to fix the car but I told him that I wouldn't let them touch it again since it has come back damaged every time. I told him the only acceptable solution would be for Nemer to pay a body shop of my choosing to do the proper repairs. He agreed. I left and went straight to a local body shop to get an estimate. Now Nemer is refusing to pay for the repairs claiming the estimate is too high ($1800). Mike O'Toole has stated that they will not pay more than "400 to 500 dollars" for the repair. This is completely unacceptable. They lied from the start and tried to pull one over on me with the fuel pump, then damaged my car, failed to repair it, and damaged my car again. I asked for their insurance information so I could file a claim, but they refused to give it to me. Too bad for them I found it out through other means and a claim has been filed. These people are worthless. DO NOT DO BUSINESS HERE!
I posted pictures of the damage and their poor repair job on their Facebook page, but Nemer has deleted them and blocked me from posting. Obviously they feel they have something to hide.
In attempt to resolve this without court, I filed a complaint with the BBB. Mike O'Toole lied in his response to the BBB and claimed they didn't cause some of the damage, damage he previously took fault for in person. He also claimed that he got me a new tail lamp but I have not received any new tail lamp. No effort has been made by Nemer to get me the part. No one from Nemer contacted me to say it was available.
Update - Nemer still refusing to pay the necessary amount to repair the damage properly. Filed in small claims court and won judgement against Nemer. (IF THIS IS AGAINST YOUR TERMS, DEALERRATER, SHOW ME WHERE! I'VE READ YOUR TERMS MULTIPLE TIMES AND THIS DOES NOT VIOLATE THEM. THIS IS A FACT SUPPORTED BY COURT DOCUMENTS! REMOVING THIS MAKES IT LOOK LIKE YOU'RE BEING PAID OFF. IS DEALERRATER A SCAM TOO??) Nemer still hasn't paid. Don't do business with these clowns! Mike O'Toole lies through his teeth!
Here's a lie quoted directly from Nemer's website: "#1 Rated VW Dealer in the World on DealerRater.com
Wow, here's something nobody else in the world can say. Thanks you our valued customers, we are the #1 VW Dealer in the World on independent site DealerRater.com. We have more positive reviews than any other VW Dealer!"
They're not #1 rated in the world, not even close. In fact, they're not even an active member on DealerRater any longer!
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Mike O'Toole, Anna Halpin, Josh Masigla, Michelle Murray