worst experience - will not be back
Where do I begin...we purchased a 2019 GMC Sierra from Jim Macaluso on On June 13, 2019. Our experience with Jim was great. As part of the deal, he wa
Where do I begin...we purchased a 2019 GMC Sierra from Jim Macaluso on On June 13, 2019. Our experience with Jim was great. As part of the deal, he was able to get the reluctant sales manager to throw in a hood protector and window guards, even though they didn't seem to want to despite the fact that we were long time returning customers. So much for loyalty. Anyway, on June 17 while driving down the expressway during rush hour traffic, the hood protector came unattached (or so i thought)from the hood and was bending ready to snap off in the middle of bumper to bumper traffic going 65-70 mph. I had to pull over and when i got out i realized the protector was not attached in the middle as it DID NOT FIT THE VEHICLE!!! The negligence of this dealers ship putting an incorrect accessory on put both mine and my daughters lives in jeopardy ,as well as the other drivers had it fully snapped off and gone into traffic causing an accident or injury to another driver or vehicle. NOT to mention, that we had to find any thing we could to use to remove the last screws that were still attached on the side of highway by holding the hood against wind from the traffic and praying no car hit us. The negligence of your service department was FULLY to blame for this. Fast forward to calls with Heather the Service Manager, I went to the dealership so she could see the damage to the paint and also make arrangements to replace with the CORRECT part and there I met Service Advisor Steve Gordon. When he heard the story of what happened to us, he had the audacity to LAUGH! It was unbelievable, and Heather stood right there and did nothing! While spending days working on all this and we also found out from our bank that they had not received payoff from our trade 10 days later, and we were charged a late fee. I called the finance manager Don Shade and left a message. NO return call. I called the dealership and asked the operator for the general manager and I was transferred to the voicemail of Zach Stahl and i left a message. Zach Stahl is also the name listed on the letter we were provided at the time of delivery as being the Sales manager. After a few hours of no response, I left another message for Don Shade, and I called the auto attendant and entered Zach Stahl's name and left him another message. A short time later I received a call from Bill Simpson who said he was the Sales Manager. I told him that based on the document the dealership gave me and who the switchboard operator transferred me to, that it was supposed to be Zach Stahl. He replied that he had been there for about a year and they still did not have his voicemail set up correctly. REALLY???? I told him that as a professional, that was one of the most unprofessional excuses I have ever heard. How does a person in a position like this allow that? Anyway, I explained everything that had transpired and how dissatisfied we were as customers, and told him we would be in later that evening to meet with him in person. Now I never did receive a call back from Don Shade, but low and behold he was one of the first people we saw when we got there. He saw us and turned and walked away. Another fine example of professionalism. We met with Bill Simpson, told him how we felt, that we had no desire to ever work with this dealership again, and he plain and simple didn't care and never even tried to offer or do anything to keep our business. This was the 5th vehicle we have purchased in the past 4 years. We have spent approximately $200k in this dealership, and we were looking to purchase two more vehicles in the next few months in our family. Since this nightmare, we have already gone to another GM dealer and purchased one of those two, and the other will be in the next couple months, also NOT from Bob Johnson. Now I say this to let you know that the employees at this dealership are the direct cause of this loss of business. I know we are just a small fish in your pool of customers, but we will do our best to discourage anyone we can from coming there in the future. Completely disgusted. If this review raises any concern in the Bob Johnson corporate management team, we would be happy to discuss this,but we will not discuss anything more at the local level. It will be interesting to see how important customer service is to the Bob Johnson name.