3800 34TH STREET N. ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA -- I purchased a "pre-certified" Z-4 BMW from Bert Smith BMW. I have had to return this vehicle to the service dept 9 times (in just 3 months after purchase) as a result of numerous problems. They give worthless service and require you to return the vehicle to have items fixed that have already been advised were wrong to the car.
The last time I had it serviced, it was returned to me only to have it NOT start. I met with the service manager and general manager to try to resolve this issue (an undependable car) which I purchased pre-certified since I did not want to buy a vehicle "as is." What a joke! Although I was polite and attempted to rectify the problems in a polite and fair manner...they did not listen to anything I had to say.
Instead they offered me a "credit" towards another vehicle where I had to take an $8,000.00 loss. CarMax offered me the same amount of money which would have been paid to me outright, not as a credit! I personally feel they may have "monkeys" certify the car due to all the issues I have had with it.
I CAUTION anyone who would EVEN LOOK at this dealer when buying. They do NOT stand behind their product, but instead make it completely inconvenient to the consumer who cannot rely on their purchase. Additionally, they are very rude.