WESTPORT, MASSACHUSETTS -- Attempting to do business with this dealership was the worst, corrupt, shady dealership I have ever dealt with. I signed a purchase agreement on a vehicle, gave them $2,500, and they also made me write them out a post dated check for another $1000 and make the first weeks payment. My credit was not the best and they told me they will work with me because the boss was the bank. Well, what a bank it was, little did I know they were going to charge me 21%. The next day after signing the agreement, I called to find out when I could pick up the car. I was told it would be ready the next day. I had to call again the next day and was told, " sorry, we made a mistake, you can't have the car, if you want to give us another $500 dollars, then you can have it."
Come to find out they played games with the vehicle identification number. They refused to give me the car, and would not make good on their "mistake" or the signed agreement. They all hid when I arrived at the dealership, and they had nothing to say. I had enough of their lies and BS at that point. Too bad there were no customers there because I made them all know how I felt about their corrupt dealings! Let's just say they gave me all my money back real quick to get me out of there.
Come to find out later, this vehicle had been in an accident and there has been many other complaints regarding this dealership, as well as police being involved for customers attempting to get their money back. I was one of the lucky ones. Pass the word on regarding this corrupt dealership!!!!
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Posted by Rose on 2009-11-12
WESTPORT, MASSACHUSETTS -- For anyone out there planning on buying a car from this shady place where they take gross advantage of the consumer!!!!! PLEASE THINK TWICE. The carrot they dangled in front of me was a shiny 2001 Mercedes slk 230. My crerdit sucks because I'm going through a bad divorce!! So I go in there they say they are running this great program where you can use your tax refund as a down payment! So I do that! Then they want the sales tax up front they want 895 in fees TO THE TUNE OF 4000 DOLLARS. so you do all that! And then what happens they tell you u can take the car right away! No Carfax no info no NOTHING!!!!! I'm having a problem with the cars interior light imagine it doesn't work! They tell me they have to order the part they do it takes two weeks!! They get it this service manAger who supposedly knows a lot about Mercedes named DANNY puts in the bulbs doesn't bother to check it! I get in car and the interior light won't shut off!!! Now I'm annoyed because he didn't even check it! So I'm done with this shoddy service!!! I got to viti Mercedes to have the problem diagnosed while I'm there they do the Rhode Island state inspection and safety inspection on my vehicle... well guess what 3 of the 4 tires were dry rotted! The drag Links are bad, THE STEERING SHOCK IS BLOWN! THE DRIVE BELTS ARE CRACKED!!!! tHE WORST PART IS THIS IS ALL SAFETY RELATED!!!! MY QUESTION IS HOW DO THESE PEOPLE SLEEP AT NIGHT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PEOPLE LIKE THEY DO!!!! TO THE TUNE OF 21% INTEREST NO LESS!!!! I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AND GOT THE BANKER MANNY THE CROOK ON THE PHONE AND WHAT DOES HE SAY ITS NOT HIS PROBLEM!!! HES RUDE IGNORANT AND SOME ADJECTIVES I CANNOT WRITE HERE!! WELL THEY HAVE MET THERE MATCH WILL BE SUEING THEM FOR ALL I CAN!!! HE SAYS BRING IT ON YOU GET A LAWYER TRUST ME I WILL! I WILL ALSO BE WRITING TO EVRY MAJOR NEWSPAPER I CAN THINK OF TO WARN THE CONSUMER ABOUT PESTIGE AUTO MART! I WILL BE BRINGING MY CAR BACK TODAY!!!!!! DON'T I REPEAT DON'T DO BUSINESS WITH THESE PEOPLE!!!!!
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A Terrible Experience In Westport, MA
Posted by Christopher on 2009-03-16
WESTPORT, MASSACHUSETTS -- What an awful experience. While they offer unique services such as in-house financing, their guise of 'helping the consumer' turns out to be a falsity. I purchased a car in July 2008, and by this time, March 2009, I have had to have the engine replaced twice, and have been held responsible for thousands of dollars worth of repairs. Beyond the unfairness in the service, they are rude, unaccommodating, and completely ambivalent to those they are supposed to serve. In the legal sense, a business and a customer should be receiving a balance in the 'benefit-burden' spectrum. Due to their corruptness, the balance has been so far tilted to benefit them and burden us, that we have decided to take drastic measures in not having to deal with them ever again. We took out a personal loan to buy out the loan we had with them, just they may receive no more benefit on our end.
We hope that people are not roped in by their false promises and gimmicks because in the end ... its more heartache and headache then its worth.