Courtney, a parts advisor, was absolutely terrible. I tried calling to get a spare key made and she was not having it. Polite as my phone voice was, Courtney's tone was pointed and rushed. I kindly asked her to reach out to the company I have paying for the key and she abruptly tells me " I won't call them. They have to call me"... OK, first of all CHILL. I can have that done, it's literally just a phone call. I have the company call Courtney's direct phone line, but she is so unwilling to help and, although I have them contact her, there was no resolve. She didn't budge. So at this point, I'm furious. WE HAVE THE PAYMENT READY, yet Courtney is unwilling to accept it for whatever personal reason. She didn't even bother to call me back. I had to call back. I don't know where she gets being so rude from, but it's certainly not acceptable or appreciated in this field of work.
I called back and spoke to Cassandra and let her know about my dissatisfaction with Courtney. I was ready to take my business elsewhere, however Cassandra is helpful and willing to listen. She tells me that they will call the 3rd party paying for the key and get this sorted out. Courtney still had to email me my receipt and even her emails were vapid. When I arrived to pick up my key, Courtney hands me the new key and tells me that I have to pay to get it programmed. WHAT? With all the straight to the point emails she had sent me, she never once mentioned that I would also have to have it programmed for an additional fee, which meant getting my 3rd party re-involved. All it would have taken was a simple explanation via email, but she neglects to inform me. I legit thought that after we had paid the $175 for the key we were ready, set, go! Nope. There's an addition $73 fee to program it. Whomp, whomp, whomp. The price was not the issue, but Courtney's complete lack of communication was deplorable.
This was my first experience with Fiat Austin and it truly deserved a one star review due to Courtney's salty attitude. However, I'll give credit where it's due and Cassandra shined through. Also, Craig in parts was very helpful and was able to speedily process the new payment for processing and had me on my way. If I have to get another part from this FIAT, I'll again request to work around Courtney or find another place.