I would not advise anyone to purchase a used vehicle from here. I feel that they only care about the money & not their customers. I purchased a used BMW 330 XI 3 days ago CASH as a 1st car for my 16 year old son & was told that the car had no leaks or issues. I have the text messages from Danielle to prove it. I trusted them because Checkered Flag is supposed to be a reputable BMW dealer that also services cars. Danielle told me that the rear light was on, but that the service dept. fixed it prior to my arrival. When I got there, the light was off. I live on the peninsula, therefore, I took the car to Casey BMW for a new purchase inspection within 24 hours. A Master BMW Technician at Casey looked the car over & I learned the following:
• The shift shaft seal from the transmission is leaking;
• The left outer CV boot is damaged & was punctured when Checkered Flag recently replaced the left control arm;
• All 4 tires are dry rotted
• AND the left side reverse and left side tag light are both still out (although I was told they were fixed).
I have called several times to no avail. The Asst. Manager Brian was rude & unwilling to assist me. He pretty much told me, “Your car, your problem.” He referred me to the 12,000 mile warranty (which doesn't cover my issues due to mileage). So what good is the warranty? I also left a message for the General Manager Josh Hamilton, who still hasn't returned my call.
Please beware of Checkered Flag Auto Outlet. I honestly didn’t expect a perfect car because it’s a used car. I only expected great service & for them to honor their work. If they tell a customer that something has been fixed, it should be fixed (lights). If their work was the cause of a bigger issue, they should fix it (CV boot damaged by their replacement of the left control arm). Also, if they knew their warranty wouldn’t cover the shift shaft seal due to the mileage, the shouldn’t have put it on the lot leaking; they should have fixed it first before selling it to a customer. They have a service department. It’s cheaper for Checkered Flag to fix it than a customer. How can they sleep at night knowing they have sold a car for a teenager with these issues? I will NEVER purchase another vehicle from here.