I purchased a vehicle through my business from this
dealership in December 2021. They were clearly told that they were not to submit my personal credit as I was concerned it would show up on my persona
dealership in December 2021. They were clearly told that they were not to submit my personal credit as I was concerned it would show up on my personal credit report. It is an asset of an incorporated business, so it does not belong on my credit report. I gave them all business information for credit, gave them my Dunn and Bradstreet #, and a corporate code to register the vehicle. I have bought other vehicles from different dealerships this exact same way through my business. A 100% company owned asset does not go on your personal credit report. I have tried to rectify this with Equifax, Experian, and Chrysler Capital. They all say the dealership has to correct it. The dealership has not taken any action, and I bought this to their attention on March 30th. Multiple emails by me to correct this have gone unanswered by the GM, Salesperson, and the Finance Manager. In addition, Dover Dodge took a $1,000.00 deposit from me for the truck. We came back to purchase the truck 2 days later, and the process to go through the contract involves a giant spinning "iPad" type digital signature unit in the finance managers office. Because of the speed and confusion of the transaction, I did not catch the fact that the $1,000.00 deposit was not on the documents. Only later when reconciling my QuickBooks did I discover the omission. When I called they said, "Oh, we would have caught that and sent it to you." Well, they didn't catch it, almost a month later. When exactly would they have caught it? Nobody would have been doing any further review of that file a month later. While it could have been an honest mistake, the fact that it occurred at all is unacceptable. Combining these 2 items shows an extremely sloppy financial department at best, and a dishonest one at worst. The fact that there is no check and balance to make sure the right amount was charged is ridiculous. If I had underpaid, I am sure that would have been caught. When I looked at other negative reviews, many of them called out unethical practices by the Finance Department in the review. This is in alignment with my experience. The Finance Manager, Justin Byron, tried to charge us $300 for "window etching" and said they could not remove the charge. When I told him they could keep the truck, he removed the charge immediately. The window etching that was supposedly already done, had never been done. They also committed to fixing some minor chips in the paint on the door handles. We went there on the day scheduled to have their "paint technician" do the work. It was 15 degrees outside, and they offered him a bay in the shop. The person doing the work declined, and the only reason I can come up with is because he wanted to smoke, as he reeked of cigarettes as soon as we walked up to get the truck. I don't care if you smoke, but don't expect me to believe that you can do paint work outside in the wind when it is 15 degrees. Needless to say, the work was terrible.
As a rule, I do not give a bad review to a company unless it is truly deserved. This one is deserved. I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, and the NJ Consumer Affairs department as well. Let's see if they respond to that. Even if they solve the problem, the review stays. I was nice about each of the "mistakes." Now we can do it this way.