"Borderline deceptive sales tactics. Confirm they have and..."
Borderline deceptive sales tactics. Confirm they have and can produce what they tell you, do not rely on their word, it's worth nothing.
Recently I was in the market for a new car. I was very interested in a new BMW M2 Competition. BMW of Crystal Lake "had" the car I wanted and we agreed on a great deal. All that was left for them to do was produce the car. You see they did not have the car, they were going to make a dealer trade for it. This process was on-going for over 2 weeks. In that time I worked first with Julian Dorado and then because of a lack of communcation I worked with Heather Lublink (communication with Heather was no better).
I was ready to seal the deal, buy the car! but no car was available. Heather was "trying to get this dealer trade done asap" then "I have made contact with this dealer and am working out trade solutions" This went on for 3 days until I found out from the dealer that had just had "the car" delivered that. The car Heather was "trying to get this dealer trade done asap" with was a customer order car, it was never available for a dealer trade, it was spoken for months ago when the customer placed their order. Crystal Lake BMW / Heather Lublink strung me along for over 2 weeks on the promise of a car they could never have produced, maybe they were trying to find a car they could sell me in that time and wanted to stall me? However, in that time another dealer I was working with that actually had an M2 sold the car, so I missed out on that thanks to Crystal Lake BMW.
I cannot recommend Crystal Lake BMW at all based on my experience. I did work with Nick Faciano on my car for trade-in and found Nick to be straight and honest. Nick was a pleasure to deal with. The sales side of the business, not so much.
"Sales personnel were very knowledgeable and answered all..."
- Golden bear
Sales personnel were very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions that we asked and requested. In the end, they were able to locate the Mazda we requested and they made the financial process pretty simple. Would recommend this dealership to others. This is our second Mazda from them and the staff is the reason we traveled back from Wisconsin to purchase our next one. Keep it up!
"I purchased an amazing car from an amazing dealership!..."
- Sublime Challenger
I purchased an amazing car from an amazing dealership! Everyone was incredibly friendly! A big thanks to Ethan, Ralph, Denise and Jim. I highly recommend this dealership!
"Best experience purchasing anything in my 44 years...."
Best experience purchasing anything in my 44 years. Everyone was exceptional. Found my car on Autotrader and contacted Leah who stayed in constant contact with me through the entire process. Jim went above and beyond to be as patient and accommodating as possible. Ralph handled everything as a true professional salesman from the time I left my house to drive 365 miles to the dealership. He dropped off my rental and suggested a place to stay for the night. Heather was also very helpful any time I had questions. I have never had anyone or any place offer to hold a car for me without a nonrefundable deposit and they offered from the moment I showed interest without a second thought. I highly recommend them to anyone and I am not the kind of person who leaves reviews for anything or anyone. If I lived closer I would probably change professions just to be part of such a wonderful team. Thank you again. I hope to do buisiness with you all in the future for any of my or my families vehicle buying needs even though it was a 5 hour and 45 minute drive in the snow 1 way from Southern Illinois. I only wished I had brought my Jason Vorhees hockey mask to get a picture in my new ride. There's always next time.
"Julian and Ethan were both helpful on separate occasions,..."
- Ryan & Jasmin
Julian and Ethan were both helpful on separate occasions, but Julian was the person that sold us on this particular vehicle and we couldn’t be happier. The dealership were very fair with negotiating and pleasant all throughout. The Sales Manager, Jim, was very friendly and helped close the already great experience without a hitch. Thank you to everyone involved- this was literally the easiest vehicle purchase we’ve ever been apart of!
"Julian is the best sales man I’ve ever had buying a car...."
Julian is the best sales man I’ve ever had buying a car. I will recommend this dealership to everyone I know. Good, kind people!