This dealership has a very surly self-righteous service... - habsaturn
This dealership has a very surly self-righteous service rep. The work is very low quality. My car was in an accident, which I acknowledge can raise a lot of issues but the dealer's repair work was way below standards. They had my car over 60 days in 3 months. The work was slow, sloppy and incomplete. I got it back with bolts visibly loose, parts installed backwards, insufficient fluid in radiator (caused third party maintenance). It has been returned to the dealer 6 times (so far) to fix the same set of problems. It is still not fixed properly.
Each time that I have brought my Vue in for warranty... - rapidtrans1
Each time that I have brought my Vue in for warranty repairs, the parts needed are not in stock. I can assure you that making multiple trips to the Saturn dealership, because they can not effectively manage their business, is not what I need to spend my time doing.
Today, Jeff Taggart, Service Consultant, told me that the needed part can not be delivered until Monday, even though I asked for overnight delivery of the needed part. I believe that to be a lie. It's been my experience that you can get overnight delivery service from reliable carriers, such as Fed Ex, even from foreign countries. I needed to get the repair performed before the weekend and brought the car in two days early to ensure that the weekend goal could be met. My mistake! I feel that my repair service needs are being denied as a cost cutting measure. If a Saturn dealership can not reliably and immediately obtain needed warranty parts, then the problems at this dealership are far greater than I first suspected. It took from 7/26- 7/31/06 to obtain the needed part. They do not have loaner cars and their shuttle only runs from 7/30am- 3:30pm.
I have reason to believe that my experience is not unique. Customer dissatisfaction appears to be the daily mode of operation in the service department of the Austin Saturn dealership. This opinion is based on conversations with other customers while waiting for and during courtesy rides to and from work. There isn't a continuous improvement effort being made to meet customer needs. Failure is accepted and that fact is also obvious from my conversations with the service department employees. "I can't" is the only words that I hear.
It is inexcusable for the only Saturn dealer in Austin to be incapable of maintaining an adequate inventory of repair parts for CURRENT models being sold on their lot. Covert Saturn has failed me every time that I have needed repairs!
I detailed the spare parts problem in the Customer Satisfaction survey that I completed after the first service department failure. Why bother to have the surveys if they do not act on the results?
Mr Shoftner has repaired my Ford pickup, which has over... - craiganeedham
Mr Shoftner has repaired my Ford pickup, which has over 300,000 miles, several times, and my experience every time has been outstanding. The one thing that I really appreciated the most was his honesty when assessing the problems with my truck. He did not try and charge me for unneeded repairs, and allways suggested only the repair required to correct the problem. I definitely appreciate him helping me keep my truck on the road with his affordable prices. It is hard to trust people in the car repair business, because I have been burned before by other supposed professionals. I do trust Mr Shoftner though, and he has yet to let me down. I would recommend him to anyone