I own a Camaro which I bought from another dealership. I do not know what the car buying experience is over here, so this is not what I am reviewing. I am reviewing the service and parts department. Where do I start?
I first brought my car here because it is still under warranty and the AC gave out. On the very first day I was told to drop my vehicle for assessment and my complimentary rental would be available in two days. Well 3 days later and no phone call I called and was told they had no rental available. I politely voiced my discontent about them not bothering to call me to update me about the work being done on my car or even about the availability of a rental and suggested I had a mind to call Chevy HQ. Well 30 seconds after the call had ended, a rental became available. I told Chevy HQ about this anyway. I was given a complimentary certificate for accessories by Chevy HQ. My car was returned many days later, with a blue wire sticking out boldly from under the dash.
Stupidly or stubbornly (because I still couldn't believe they were trying to be hostile or not helpful), I went back to have an amplifier and subwoofer kit installed using the Chevy gift certificate. I called them and asked about cost of installation. The first time I was told $174.00. The day I went to order it, I called again before heading out and was told it was $176.00. When I went to the parts counter to finally place my order, and it got to the time to pay, I handed over the certificate...... the man who orders the parts looked at me for 5 condescending and stern seconds before chastising me in a very belittling way for my failure to have shown him the certificate before-hand. He told me he did not know what to do and behaved as if it was impossible for him to proceed. So I apologized to him and then after giving me a second hard look, he left in an audibly angry huff to consult with someone about how to proceed. He came back and his countenance had changed from thunderstorm to sweet spring day; telling me ok, I just needed to hand over my certificate and when the part came in, he would call me. Well two weeks later, I called and he began by stating he had spoken to me. I had to sternly tell him, he had not. The truth is I have no record, digital or otherwise of his call. After he confirmed my part was there, I asked him about cost of installation and he transferred me to the service department. There the man seemed puzzled that I had ordered a subwoofer, asked why I had done so and seemed perplexed that their business sold parts such as subwoofers. After leaving me in a near puzzlement myself, he then asked what I needed and I responded stating; the estimate for installation. He now told me $299.00 WOW!
I am so frustrated with this business and their service men. I feel as if they are trying to be confusing. I don't know if its my womanhood, or my minority status or both, that is making them feel they can toss me around. I feel like there is a concerted effort to irritate me away from their business. I feel as if they have no regard for me, either as a customer or a human being actually. I am not going to continue to give myself anxiety over how they will present to me when I approach them. I am a soft spoken mild mannered woman, but I know where to carry my complaints when I have them. For now, these guys cannot help, but I will complain to every available source that I can, about their business.