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On 1/3/08, my ‘05 VW Passat had a burning smell and began... - sherri_m
On 1/3/08, my ‘05 VW Passat had a burning smell and began to smoke from the rear. I had it towed to Barry VW. Service Manager Carl Evans had me sign a form to have the car diagnosed and arranged a courtesy ride to Enterprise car rental. The next day, Carl called with the results of the diagnosis: $1700 and 4-5 days, as the car needed “a new turbo line and turbo charger,” coming to $970 in parts and $670 in labor. I asked him to be more specific about the parts, to break it down by item. He said the $970 included the turbo line, charger and any necessary gaskets. I requested a written estimate. He said it’s not written down; he could just tell me over the phone. I said I wanted to stop by and pick up a written estimate; he said they don’t write them down. A $1700 repair, plus accruing rental car costs, put me in a financial crisis. I called Carl and asked if Barry would do any financing or payment arrangements for a repair that costly. He said no, but to try VW credit. I applied online at VWcredit.com in an attempt to get enough money to cover the repair bill. I considered not fixing the car and trading it in at the dealership there for an older car for my daughter in college. I asked friends and family for help. I sweated it out. Meanwhile, I had the car towed to another garage for a second opinion. As I paid the $100 diagnosis charge at Barry to get the key back, Carl told me again, “It needs a new turbo. Let me know if you decide to get it fixed.” The second opinion at Village Garage was radically different, resulting in a $147, hour-long repair. The diagnosis was a plugged breather screen. The mechanic cleared the screen and replaced the air filter and the problem was solved. This was nearly $1600 less than the repairs needed as stated by Barry VW. As a result of Barry’s fraudulent diagnosis, I incurred over $500 in car rental expenses, missed two days of work, tried to secure a credit line to cover the high repair cost, and had a week of extreme duress handling all this. When presented with the opportunity to take responsibility for the situation and make it right, Barry’s “powers that be” would consent to only one thing: refunding the $100 diagnosis fee.
I have been taking my IS250 to Lexus of Watertown for a... - ladamek
I have been taking my IS250 to Lexus of Watertown for a while and then I switched just for minor tune up to Ishkan's Bazarian Motors thanks to my friend's recommendation, who is a car enthusiast. Since then, I never took my car to Lexus of Watertown again. Now, I pay between 50 to 70 percent less than I was paying at my dealership and get the same (or even better) service - the only thing I miss is the nice coffee machine and leather seats:)
I love my experience at this little shop - first, I knew I am not being screwed, second, I was getting superb service and third, my service finally got more personal. Ishkan is really friendly, trying to always help out anyway possible. Once, I had two flat tires after going over a huge stone on I-85 north at night and just towed my car to his place and left him voice-mail on his phone that night. I knew my car was all set, hassles free - and yes it was! He called me the next day and found really good replacements for the tires. I could never get this kind of service from my Lexus dealership. Although, I moved from Waltham to Wellesley, I still go to service my car here. I LOVE THIS PLACE!
I WENT TO ELITE AUTO SALES IN ABINGTON,MA ON 8/15/08 TO... - RECONSIDER
I WENT TO ELITE AUTO SALES IN ABINGTON,MA ON 8/15/08 TO SIGN OFF ON SOME PAPERWORK ON A MATTER THAT WAS ALREADY SETTLED WITH THE OWNER. WHEN I WENT IN I WAS TREATED WITH THE UTMOST DISRESPECT. THE SALESMAN THERE PROCEEDED TO SWEAR AND USE VERY STRONG VULGER LANGUAGE TOWARDS ME IN FRONT OF MY YOUNG DAUGHTER. I AM A MARRIED MOTHER OF THREE AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN SPOKEN TO LIKE THAT IN MY LIFE. IF THESE ARE THE KIND OF EMPLOYEES THAT ELITE AUTO EMPLOYS THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THEM. I WOULD STRONGLY RECONSIDER GOING ELSEWHERE.
Great Experience at Haddad - lahk
Jimi was wonderful to work with. I was leasing a car for the first time instead of buying one and he was thorough and patient with guiding me through the process and making me comfortable with my choice. I was not there for service; I was there to lease a new car.
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I have been here 3 times and they did a good job taking... - aznlilchino103
I have been here 3 times and they did a good job taking care of my car. Two rear-enders and one side-swipe and they brought my car back to showroom condition and with OEM parts. They even buffed my car and made it shine like new.
If you have a BMW DO NOT GO HERE. I'm sure they are fine... - Hector678
If you have a BMW DO NOT GO HERE. I'm sure they are fine for Audi and Volkswagen. There are plenty of places that specialize in BMWs. This is not one of them.
I was scouting for auto shops when I called here. The... - nikki_74
I was scouting for auto shops when I called here. The person I spoke to was rude and kept cutting me off. If this is how I am treated even before I am a customer, I wonder how I will be treated once my car is in their shop.
Purchased a brand new Ford Windstar from this dealer back... - kilfoye
Purchased a brand new Ford Windstar from this dealer back in 1999. Performed routine required maintenance at the dealer for a couple of years. The engine siezed in the minivan shortly after we put 50,000 miles on it. Paul Clark Ford's service manager, a guy, a grouchy old guy maching around in an Army airborne sweater, was combative and argumentive when we tried to get the delership to help us defray the costs of rebuilding the engine. They could've easly went to bat for us at Ford Motor but instead he told us "we don't make any money on those cars anyway" and that it was our fault the minivan's engine siezed so tough luck. What a way to keep those customers happy Paul Clark!
It was our fault for buying a Ford, which we'll never do again. And it was out fault for buying a vehicle from this lousy dealer, which we'll never do again. I would not recommend this dealer or the Ford brand to anyone.
I'm buying Japanese from now on!
Poorly Treated - Stephen Ippolito
I have a brand new 2017 KIA Sorrento. The front bumper was scratched up. I took it to Quirk because it was new. They told me they would need to take it apart first. They would not order parts in advance. The insurance company looked at it and said there was no damage. The bumper skin needed to be replace. Quick told me 14 days plus before getting the car back. Boch Collision looked at the car and saw no damage either but a bumper skin. They ordered the bumper skin. It took 1 day. Took it apart and saw no damage. It took 5 days to get my car back.
This garage came highly recommended to us by a friend,... - 3KidsandaDog
This garage came highly recommended to us by a friend, and they were right on target! Robert is a skilled, friendly, and fair owner/operator of this shop. He gave us a hands-on inspection prior to the work, a recommendation of what needed to be done, an accurate estimate of bill, and a realistic timeframe of what to expect (which was very reasonable, especially for a shop his size).
We trust the mechanics, we like the service and feel... - etinglof
We trust the mechanics, we like the service and feel comfortable working with the service desk. The work done on our PT Cruiser has been good and the prices have been fair. The waiting room could be better (quite cold in the winter) but is adequate. There is no high pressure sales talk.