I was recently in the market to purchase my second Jetta.
I love the Volkswagen brand, but I’m not a fan of the new body style, so I decided to go with a CPO vehicle. I searched all around the Southeast and
I love the Volkswagen brand, but I’m not a fan of the new body style, so I decided to go with a CPO vehicle. I searched all around the Southeast and found the exact one I wanted at Lakeland VW. A few days later, I drove from my home in Atlanta down to Florida to purchase my new car. Hours after my purchase, I contacted the dealership with issues that I noticed with my air conditioning while driving home. In response to problems with my air, the finance manager offered not to fix a car that was obviously not functioning correctly on their lot, but to sell me an additional warranty on top of the one that came with the car. A few days later, I contacted the general manager, Jared, who refused to reimburse me for the $50 deductible that I would have to pay to have my air fixed under the car’s existing warranty. He insisted that he could not even write me a check, but that the only way he could get around the deductible was for me to drive eight hours from Atlanta back down to Lakeland. When I commented to the general manager that I would spend more than $50 in gas driving down there, Jared was still unconcerned and steadfast in his decision. I contacted Volkswagen Corporate with the bad business practices of Lakeland VW and they stepped up to do what was right by paying to have my air fixed. To rectify the issue with my air, the compressor had to be replaced and now my air works fine. I have no idea why the general manager was so rude and was such a jerk about fixing something that was clearly not right when he sold me the car, but I will definitely not even consider Lakeland VW for my third Volkswagen purchase.