A Sour Taste - Carguy94
My wife and I visited Jones Automotive in Wickenburg today to take a look at a used Honda CR-V. To begin, we had one of the best customer service experiences with Kelly, the contact for USAA members (we were searching through their used car buying program), and Brett, our salesman.
Kelly was extremely friendly and reached out personally to schedule an appointment after I contacted her about coming to see the car at around 10pm two days prior.
Brett was very kind and not once pressured us into considering another vehicle or making a purchase we didn't want to make. As a young family with a pregnant wife and a husband who's currently working and finishing a degree, we were looking for something within our price range with little to no hassle. While these two both demonstrated superb customer service, we had some issues with the dealership, as well as extremely poor experiences with the management.
When we arrived to look at the vehicle the CR-V had already been pulled to the front of the lot with keys in the ignition. Our salesman, Brett, greeted us politely at the door, and showed us to the car. However, when we opened the doors to the vehicle it was immediately evident that it had previously been owned by a smoker since it reeked of cigarette smoke and had multiple gashes and holes in the seats where somebody had put out a lit cigarette.
There had been no notice on the dealership's website that the car had been previously owned by a smoker, nor that it had extensive interior and sun damage. The window seals were rotted out, and there was scratch marks and holes in the front and back seats from cigarettes and what appeared to be dogs. As someone with a pregnant wife, there was no way we'd drive the vehicle off the lot while it reeked so badly, especially for the safety of our soon to arrive child.
A mild inconvenience, but the dealership offered services to ionize-clean the car, so we weren't ready to write off the purchase just yet, especially after the 1 hour drive.
After returning from our test drive we were given a quote for $10,100 out the door before factoring in any extended warranty. This seemed like quite a jump from the $8,450 listed online, and took us by surprise since we were attempting to make a cash purchase. However, we went back and forth on prices and I broached the fact that the car had significant interior damage as a reason to bring down the vehicle's price. Ultimately we offered $8,000 out the door with the inclusion of an extended warranty for 3 years.
By the end of the negotations before lunch management was unwilling to shave off any more than $200 from the final asking price. When we returned we had a short discussion and made our last conditional offer. My wife and Kelly had stepped out while the salesman spoke with his manager. The conversation I overhead was infuriating, condescending, and outright rude.
Our salesman was told that it wasn't his job to negotiate or try to take offers from the customers, but that his job was simply to, more or less regurgitate the price that they'd given him. He continued to lay into the worker in the middle of the showroom floor, only to then begin demeaning my wife and I. He began talking about what an "opportunity" we had to purchase the car, and insinuated that we were "too dumb to understand" and needed the prices laid out for us, all the while getting even louder. His charged words directed at both Brett, and my wife and I were clearly audible to anyone who would be in the main showroom area.
When Brett returned, the manager had the gall to try and say we were getting a bargain because they'd lowered the price to $8,495 from the "MSRP Price". We were told repeatedly that the online price was already a deal, when in actuality a simple search on Kelly Blue Book would reveal that $8,495 is just shy of the "True Market Value" listed for the vehicle in its condition with its current mileage. What they were listing as the current market value was not the cost of a used Honda CR-V, but what I can only assume would be the cost for a BRAND NEW 2007 Honda CR-V LX. We were extremely frustrated, and confused as to why they'd try to charge so much money for something that clearly is marketed at a lower cost in "like new" condition.
Then, you add on the fact that the car had a serious need for repairs and cleaning. Three of the windows had peeling tint, to remove the smoke damage would be near impossible without completely reupholstering the car, and almost every window seal needed to be replaced. That's not to mention the cosmetic damage on the interior and exterior from faded paint and scratch marks (presumably from the prior owner's dogs) that we overlooked. Yet they STILL wanted to charge us the full amount for the vehicle.
Unless such issues are addressed, Jones will continue to lose out on customers looking for a small dealership with a "big heart", just as they advertise themselves to be. We'll likely never do business with them again.
FORD EDGE SEL - Debra Wagner
Mark Appel, The General manager was a great help with my handicap husband getting us in the right car to fill our needs. We saved on state tax plus Globe has no city tax which was another savings.
We got a great deal and recommend MCSPADDEN Ford to everyone who is looking for a new car or truck.
Simply awful - eric sterling
The service that I found at this dealership was absolutely atrocious. Charles Landis was my service advisor and I repeat was my service advisor and would not fix the problems that I had with the car that I bought from that dealership. He just kept poo pooing me as though nothing was wrong and it was all in my head. I ended up taking the car to another Lincoln dealership, Camelback Lincoln comma and they found the rattling noise for me and work diligently to make sure that they replaced all the parts they were causing the noise as well as found the technical service bulletins that were out on my car that would have corrected the situations that I had. If they had only looked at the Oasis on the vehicle they would have seen that these issues were covered and how to correct them. I wouldn't take a tricycle to this place to have them put even air in the tires.
2003 windstar - Beth123
I told them what to check my fuel pump because sometime I hear the fuel pump power up. They call me to come and pick up my vehicle. I got there and did the same thing. It would not start
We dropped in to test drive a Fusion Hybrid but did not... - leoret
We dropped in to test drive a Fusion Hybrid but did not like that style so Mike steered us to a C-MaX Hybred which we had not researched. We did some quick research on our iphones and concluded that this might be a good alternative. We had already tested the Toyota Prius. While Mike brought up a new C-Max for us to drive he let us look over a pre-owned 2013 C-Max SEL with 2118 miles on it. After driving the new C-Max we were very impressed with the power and handling and the fit and finish. Mike left us alone while we conferred and we decided to make a cash (what we thought was low) take-it-or-leave-it offer directly to the Sales Manager Tommy. To our surprise he accepted and we drove away a few hours and lots of paper work later.
Most importantly, we love this car! It is a luxury car in every aspect. The number of safety features is nothing short of amazing. It is quiet and rides like a big car. We are still getting used to the hybred aspect of the quiet driving especially while stopped. But with only 2500 miles on it we are getting 40+ MPG. It is a pleasure to fill the 13 gallon gas tank.
Took Ford Truck to the Steve Coury Ford Service Center... - sindaz7
Took Ford Truck to the Steve Coury Ford Service Center for an issue with power loss going uphill only - truck ran absolutley great except for a small power loss going uphill. Brought truck in at 8:30 am on the 12th at approximately 3:30 pm in the afternoon I was called and told that we had serious issues with our truck and it was going to cost a lot of money to fix. I was told that both catalytic converters were completely shot and needed to be replaced , that there was low compression on cylinder 5 and the truck most likely had a bent rod. I inquired about how they know it has a bent rod and told they would have to tear the engine down to figure it all out for sure . I asked for some quotes about just replacing the catalytic converters and was told a few thousand dollars but that they would shop around for some off market catalytic converters and call me back tomorrow - by 4:30 the next day I had not heard back from the service department and so I called and was told that the man (Mark) whom was helping me was out because his daughter was sick . I proceeded to go to dealership the next morning at 9 am and was greeted by the manager - Billy (female) whom I asked to get my truck at which point she said they needed to put it back together and it would be ready soon and went over again what we should have done - then brought us back to the mechanic who proceeded to tell us we would need to replaced engine at around 6,000.00 or more not to mention another 2,000 for catalytic converter replacements at which point we argued with him over how it could be bent rod and could it not just be the catalytic converter causing the issues (we had done extensive research and knew it could ) he said no that there was severe engine issues and it would not just work, we also asked how spark plugs looked and he said they were perfect - that they had just replaced them 40,000 ,miles ago - which we knew of course - we left the dealership with our truck and it was running soo badly we had to literally stop it at another mechanic and barely made it. NOW I called immediately and said what happened to my truck , I brought it to you running fine except for uphill and now it is stalling , front end shaking and jumping to the point of barely driving - the manager then said I will have the mechanic call you - he did and said oh its probably the cylinder 5 issue and when I said no way this was not the way we brought it in he was very rude and said well I don't know and when I said I was going to speak to managment he said whatever and hung up.
the mechanic that we ended up at called me within hours that day and stated that they actually tore everything down and could find no low compression on cylinder 5 or any others for that matter - actually did all compression test and checked everything on truck - literally a laundry list and that only the left catalytic converter was bad - the right one was perfect. The next morning he called me with a quote to replace catalytic converter , spark plugs as they were very worn (but Ford said they were great- I have pictures and my spark plugs they were not great), and clean the fuel injection system - $1900.00(a screaming deal considering they also did hours upon hours of diagnostic work to make sure nothing else wrong.
the next morning we picked up our truck to find it running absolutely amazing - no bent rods, no engine replacement , no 2 catalytic converter replacement - IT IS RUNNING BETTER THAN IT HAS SINCE FORD LAST DID A TUNE UP!
I called Ford - spoke with manager - BIlly again and she was very defensive and could not figure out how there was soo much of a difference and why we were told all of these lies---- IN SHORT STEVE COURY FORD SERVICE CENTER IS A SCAM AND WILL LIE AND CHEAT YOU AND BREAK YOUR VEHICLE - I HAVE ALL OF THE PROOF IN THE WORLD AND WILL NOT STOP JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T SCREW EVERYONE ELSE WHO BRINGS THERE VEHICLE IN .
DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING THEY TELL YOU - GET A SECOND OPINION !!!!!
still no response from Billy the service department manager or anyone and truck is still running great after slight repairs as listed above