I purchased a 2011 used GMC Sierra with a 7.5 inch lift. It was a “cash” sale meaning I had a certified bank check in my hand to pay for the truck.
I signed the purchase agreement around 7pm on Thursday June 21, 2018. The sales manager “Mitch” agreed to the price and he would fix all of the mechanical/drive train issues at that time including but not limited to the front end issues including alignment, window switch, regular service items and key fobs. He agreed that everything on the truck would be in proper working order. We also agreed he would not address cosmetic items such as the cracked dash and missing fog lights etc. The sale also came with a warranty so this was NOT an “AS IS” purchase.
Fair enough, right?
Next day, Friday 6-22-18. I text the salesman several times checking on the progress of service so I could give him the certified bank check. 5pm and the truck still isn’t ready. I was told for sure it would be ready Monday.
Wednesday, nope. So I go to the dealership again, Mitch tells me it’s all getting fixed and they will have the front end work done by another shop that can handle a lifted 4WD truck. Blah, blah, blah. (This day is also when Mitch yelled at my salesman in front of everyone on the showroom floor which was completely uncalled for! )
Friday June 29th comes still getting excuses but told it would be ready by the afternoon. I leave work AGAIN mid afternoon, the truck isn’t ready but they want my check. I meet with the f&i manager to do the paperwork. He takes my check. NOBODY HAS MY TRUCK READY.
I am told the oil change is being done and I will be ready to go.
(Meanwhile, I leave with my papers, go to the tag office for my county only to be told the state will NOT sell me a license plate because there is a title problem. I go back to the dealership, speak with f&i guy again, he assured me it’s a mistake and I will be able to get a tag on Monday)
Wait, wait and wait some more.
It’s after 6:00 and the detail guy gives me my truck, NO service done and NO REPAIRS WERE DONE. I never saw a manager of any kind, no salesman NOBODY. The truck was even out of gas. My keys have the dealer sorting tag still attached!
I later spoke with a manager and was told they would make it right but didn’t really have the equipment to service such a large truck. And also reassured the title problem would be resolved. (You have 7 days to get a tag without penalties) All of this still drags out over the 4 of July week. It is literally July 9th before I can even get a license plate on the truck!
All along still refusing to fix the agreed to repairs at this point.
I had to get the repairs that Mitch, as the sales manager agreed to, done on my own with a shop that could fit such a large truck. 1500$ worth of repairs to be exact.
ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS
This was my second purchase from this dealership BUT IT IS MY LAST TOO!
It’s a shame too, I need a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson this fall but I will drive anywhere else to buy it!
They could still make it right but based on this experience, it will not happen.