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""Repeated bad service forces me to write this..I have serviced my MDX a couple of times at . The first time," I spent more than a few thousand dollars and they were regular in updating me. But when I got the car back, I still had some issues. The second time, I had specifically requested a loaner car when I was going to drop by car for service which they had agreed to, but when I went there there was none. I was to go to airport to pick someone up (which I had specifically told them earlier) and I was kept waiting. After a while, I could not wait and I left. I came back to give the car for service the next day and got a loaner (they did give a discount due to inconvenience). May be I should have learnt by then, but I did not! I had scheduled for another service a few weeks ago and was supposed to get a loaner. I went there, waited... and waited... After 20 minutes or so, no service rep, no loaner and I walked out. I normally don't vent for bad service, since I think may be someone is having a bad day and it is an isolated incident, but a premier car dealer having such poor customer service repeatedly deserves to be pointed out. This has been very frustrating and disappointing.

-RAJESH K.

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"I purchased a car off eBay from this company and had it shipped. It was described as having "flawless paint". When I received it, I noticed paint bubbled-up" on the rear quarter panels. I notified the seller who offered to pay for some of the cost to have the rust repaired. They stopped answering emails and phone calls and never sent the money.

-Harry F.

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Personally, I would never spend the money on a new car, regardless of any incentives offered.  Nor would I ever buy a used car from an individual.  You never know what is under the hood...

I would find a reputable dealership and look for a certified pre-owned vehicle that has a clear carfax report, and a make/model that is highly rated by Consumers Report or another reputable source.  I'm going thru that process right now. I'm taking my time until the right vehicle comes up for sale thru a dealership I trust.   

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For donation options, here is a link to a prior response -

http://answers.angieslist.com/were-place-donate-car-q27711.aspx

For sale, here is another answer I previously gave to same type question -

http://answers.angieslist.com/how-sell-damaged-auto-q57349.aspx

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Sounds like your biggest problem will be narrowing your list to a limited number of models, and deciding what brand names you are willing to consider to narrow the field.

You can search for websites blogging complaints for each model you are considering to see how they rate with users, and you can also go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at     www.nhtsa.gov     to see how many recalls there have been on a specific model and year.

Most dealers these days have websites with their listed prices for new and used cars that you can browse to get an idea of available listed prices.

I would also recommend that you check out the used car values (free) for models you might be interested in on    www.edmunds.com    and on Kelley Blue Book  -  www.kbb.com

Those 2 sources will give you a lot of negotiating power, because they list what the dealer pays the manufacturer on new cars, shows what people have been paying for each vehicle model and model year, and shows used valuations also. There are undoubtedly other such sources also - these are just the ones I have used and seem to be the best known.

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Car Dealership reviews in Gainesville

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Right after buying the new car I was driving over railroad tracks and it was very rough. Everyone said it was fine, even the President said it was fine, making me feel crazy. Turns out they didn't deflate some of the air out of the tires. I needed some work done and the two times I took it back I had a horrible service, leaving grease on the seats ...More and the headlights not hooked up. I am very unhappy with their professionalism and service.
- lucia D.
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It has gone very well. The customer service is very friendly and they have been very punctual. Also, my actual car buying experience went really well and the salesman worked very hard to get me into the right car.
- Jeffrey D.
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DO NOT BUY FROM THIS DEALERSHIP. We assumed that since was owned by the of the city, that they would operate in a manner of integrity. We were wrong. We were in an emergency situation when we went to buy a car, ended up purchasing a vehicle above KKB value with multiple problems. We were told that one ...More of the problems (low tire pressure) would be fixed, but when it turned out to be a nail in a tire (discovered after the sale, despite car going through an inspection before sale), the dealership refused to repair the tire because it wasn't in writing. We inquired about tha battery since it was a hybrid and were assured that it had already been replaced or was in perfect condition. Unfortunately, within days we were seeing issues that turned out to be related to the battery. Now, nine months later, we have to pay around 3k to replace the battery after being discouraged from purchasing an extended warranty and the dealership is absolved of all responsibility despite our certainty that we were knowingly sold a failing car. To make matters worse, we were informed that our battery could have caught fire and endangered ours and our child's lives. After consulting with hybrid experts, we are certain that the dealership knew the battery was failing and chose not to disclose. We will never buy from here again and will discourage all friends and family from ever doing so.
- Brigette Y.
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DO NOT BUY FROM THIS DEALERSHIP. We assumed that since was owned by the of the city, that they would operate in a manner of integrity. We were wrong. We were in an emergency situation when we went to buy a car, ended up purchasing a vehicle above KKB value with multiple problems. We were told that one ...More of the problems (low tire pressure) would be fixed, but when it turned out to be a nail in a tire (discovered after the sale, despite car going through an inspection before sale), the dealership refused to repair the tire because it wasn't in writing. We inquired about tha battery since it was a hybrid and were assured that it had already been replaced or was in perfect condition. Unfortunately, within days we were seeing issues that turned out to be related to the battery. Now, nine months later, we have to pay around 3k to replace the battery after being discouraged from purchasing an extended warranty and the dealership is absolved of all responsibility despite our certainty that we were knowingly sold a failing car. To make matters worse, we were informed that our battery could have caught fire and endangered ours and our child's lives. After consulting with hybrid experts, we are certain that the dealership knew the battery was failing and chose not to disclose. We will never buy from here again and will discourage all friends and family from ever doing so.
- Brigette Y.
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The dealership changed their name In November 2015. When the car was purchased, it came with a lifetime oil change contract. When they changed their name, the cancelled all lifetime oil changes. This is affecting many customers. They are not calling people to advise them of the change. Just come in next time for your oil change and let them say ...More "SURPRISE". This was a major selling factor for many people. Very dishonest company.
- Sandra P.
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They did the inspection on my car and it should've never passed inspection because the brakes and the turn signals do not work. I have print out of who did the inspection and 's employee signed the inspection as a certified inspection expert. I called the number on the internet and it is a fax number. I can't ...More get ahold of them at all.
- Richard E.
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I knew what type of car I wanted. They found the car and had it shipped in. Everything was what I wanted. There was not a lot of negotiations. The place was very clean and pleasant. I did ask a lot of questions and the sales person did have to look up the answers for me. I have also been there for the service and it did not take long and it was very good.
- Arlene E.
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They are quick, they are efficient, their prices are reasonable. But what I really like is when I asked them to double check some stuff on my car and I have never felt like they are adding or tacking on additional work that needs done. Very honest!
- DAVID & KIMBERLY H.

Car Dealerships in Gainesville, FL

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A Fair Deal Automotive Consulting

125 NE 23rd Ave
Gainesville

ACURA OF GAINESVILLE SVC

3435 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

ALACHUA AUTO AUCTION INC

3728 NE 4TH ST
Gainesville

AUTO MALL

1700 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

AUTO MALL

1550 NE WALDO RD
Gainesville

Auto Plaza of Gainesville

2222 N Main St
Gainesville

Auto Transporters Online

25108 Marguerite PKWY, Ste A-353

BETTER HOMES INC

4434 NW 13TH ST
Gainesville

Bimmers South Inc

543 Commercial Dr

BOB'S R V'S USED PARTS & SLS

23486 S US HIGHWAY 441
High Springs

BRASINGTON CADILLAC

PO Box 357958
Gainesville

Carrsmith Auto Repair

2205 SW 13th St
Gainesville

CARRSMITH AUTO SALES

3432 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

COUNTRY CARS INC

7816 NE 51st St
Gainesville

CRAIG CARTER GOLF CARS

PO Box 357366
Gainesville

CRUISIN CARS INC

5725 NW 13TH ST
Gainesville

DE NUNZIO AUTO

2715 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

DUVAL MAZDA

3525 NW 97 Blvd
Gainesville

ELITE AUTO CTR OF GAINESVILLE

4215 NW 6TH ST
Gainesville

FIRST PLACE AUTO SALES

3336 N Main St
Gainesville

Gainesville Chrysler Dodge Jeep

3000 N Main St
Gainesville

GAINESVILLE NISSAN

3915 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

GATEWAY AUTOS

2601 NE 39TH AVE
Gainesville

GATORLAND ACURA

2985 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

GATORLAND TOYOTA

2985 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

HAWES CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH-SUBARU

3535 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

HONDA ACURA SVC & REPAIR

2383 SW ARCHER RD
Gainesville

HONDA OF GAINESVILLE

3801 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

HYUNDAI OF GAINESVILLE

2201 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

INNOVATIVE CHASSIS WORKS

7727 SW 122ND ST
Gainesville

JIM DOUGLAS SALES AND SERVICE, INC

18300 NW US HIGHWAY 441
High Springs

JONES AUTOMOTIVE

9000 NW 13TH ST
Gainesville

MAD Cash 4 Cars

981 E Eau Gallie Blvd.
Melbourne

MAGIC IMPORTS OF GAINESVILLE

1725 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

MAIN STREET AUTO CTR

514 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

MOTO-GUZZI-STAN'S BMW SVC

2406 NE 19TH DR
Gainesville

N & J AUTO SALES

1500 NW 53RD AVE
Gainesville

PALM CHEVROLET OF GAINESVILLE

2600 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

PALM CHRYSLER

3535 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

Pampered Auto Spa

3728 NE 4th St
Gainesville

PARAGON MOTORSPORTS

2610 NE 39TH AVE
Gainesville

Parks Ford/Linclon of Gainseville

2201 N Main St
Gainesville

PAUL WEST USED CARS

3320 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

POPULAR IMPORT AUTO SALE

4304 NW 13TH ST
Gainesville

PRESTIGE HYUNDAI

2120 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

RIDES AUTO SALES

PO Box 6052
Gainesville

SANTA FE FORD

16330 US HIGHWAY 441
Alachua

SATURN

PO Box 5929
Gainesville

SELECT MOTOR CARS GAINSVILLE

2715 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

Shore Auto Lease Inc

1913 Atlantic Ave

Southeast Car Agency

310 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville

Strickland Auto Sales

862 Hwy 20
Interlachen

SUN CITY AUTO

2306 NE WALDO RD
Gainesville

SUNRISE AUTO SALES

3630 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

T & R QUALITY AUTO

2848 NE 20TH WAY
Gainesville

Tomlinson Motor Co

3580 N Main St
Gainesville

TOYLAND USED CAR SALES

3630 N MAIN ST
Gainesville

USAA Bank

PO Box 33490

VAL-U CAR

3535 N Main St
Gainesville

Volkswagen of Gainesville

3737 N Main St
Gainesville

Wade Raulerson Pontiac Buick GMC

2101 N Mn St
Gainesville

WAYNE FRIER'S 13TH ST HOME

4431 NW 13TH ST
Gainesville

WESTGATE HOME SALES INC

4431 NW 13TH ST
Gainesville

WHOLESALE AUTO BROKERS

320 NE 23RD AVE
Gainesville

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