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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 Fort Walton Beach

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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 Fort Walton Beach, FL

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19th Street Auto Center

1220 W 19th St
Panama City

A-1 AUTO & TRUCK SALES INC

1910 N EAST AVE
Panama City

ACCENT TOPS & TRAILERS

657 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

AFFORDABLE AUTO SALES

136 GIBSON RD
Fort Walton Beach

Auto Transporters Online

25108 Marguerite PKWY, Ste A-353

AUTOS ONLINE

619 EGLIN PKWY NE
Fort Walton Beach

B LUCKY AUTO SALES

56 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

BARGAIN SPOT CTR INC

916 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

BAYCARS.COM

641 W 15TH ST
Panama City

BEACH CITY MOTORS

42 HOLLYWOOD BLVD SW
Fort Walton Beach

BEAL PARKWAY LINCOLN-MERCURY

350 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

BEAL STREET MOTORS

60 BEAL PKWY SW
Fort Walton Beach

BILL BYRD KIA

2435 E 15TH ST
Panama City

CHARIOT WHEELS MOTORS INC

16 HOLLYWOOD BLVD SE
Fort Walton Beach

CHRISTIAN AUTO LLC

4 WILLIAMS ST NW
Fort Walton Beach

COASTAL CAR CO

331 YACHT CLUB DR NE
Fort Walton Beach

CROWN MOTOR

500 EGLIN PKWY NE
Fort Walton Beach

D & D AUTO SPORTS

42 TUPELO AVE SE
Fort Walton Beach

D & T Auto Sales

704 South Tyndall Parkway
Panama City

DIXIE WHOLESALERS

17 Oakdale Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach

ED COX MOTOR CO

327 EGLIN PKWY NE
Fort Walton Beach

Emerald Coast Motor Cars, LLC

11714 US Highway 98 W Unit 103
Miramar Beach

EXTREME MOTOR SPORTS

164 EGLIN PKWY NE
Fort Walton Beach

FIRST AUTO'S INC

2107 LEWIS TURNER BLVD
Fort Walton Beach

FLORIDA LINE-X CUSTOM TRUCKS AND ACCESSORIES

219 Racetrack Road NE
Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Mitsubishi

350 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

FWB AUTO BROKERS

1824 LEWIS TURNER BLVD
Fort Walton Beach

FWB AUTO BROKERS

604 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

FWB SPORTS & IMPORTS

701 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

Gary Smith Ford, INC

1 Beal Parkway NE
Ft Walton Beach

Gary Smith Honda

225 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

GOLF DEPOT INC

242 Hollywood Blvd SW
Fort Walton Beach

Hampton Hyundai

230 HOLLYWOOD BLVD SW
Fort Walton Beach

Honda of Bay County

3605 E. 15th Street
Panama City

HUB CITY FORD

4060 S FERDON BLVD
Crestview

JAMES VAUGHN AUTO SALES

114 EGLIN PKWY SE
Fort Walton Beach

LEE AUTOMOTIVE PREOWNED

21 HOLLYWOOD BLVD NW
Fort Walton Beach

Lee Buick GMC

4300 South Ferdon Blvd
Crestview

LEE KIA

343 MIRACLE STRIP PKWY SW
Fort Walton Beach

LEE PONTIAC OLDS GMC

235 MIRACLE STRIP PKWY SW
Fort Walton Beach

LEE VOLKSWAGEN SUBARU ISUZU

130 HOLLYWOOD BLVD SW
Fort Walton Beach

LEER TRUCK ACCESSORY CTR

507 MARY ESTHER CUT OFF NW
Fort Walton Beach

MAD Cash 4 Cars

981 E Eau Gallie Blvd.
Melbourne

NORTHWEST FLORIDA AUTO SALES

1319 LEWIS TURNER BLVD
Fort Walton Beach

Pete's Autos

2934 transmitter rd

PRESTIGE HOMES

233 RACETRACK RD NE
Fort Walton Beach

PUTNAM AUTO SALES

318 GREEN ACRES RD
Fort Walton Beach

QUALITY SUZUKI OF FORT WALTON

729 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

REGAL MOTORS

400 ED ST
Fort Walton Beach

RHINO LININGS-OKALOOSA COUNTY

405 LOVEJOY RD NW
Fort Walton Beach

RV Connections

3926 E 15th st
Panama City

S & D QUALITY MOTORS

620 Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach

S & W CAR MAX

624 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

SAM TAYLOR BUICK-CADILLAC INC

329 MIRACLE STRIP PKWY SW
Fort Walton Beach

Shore Auto Lease Inc

1913 Atlantic Ave

STAR AUTO SALES OF FWB INC

785 Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach

Stars & Stripes Auto Sales

958 West James Lee Blvd
Crestview

TIM SMITH ACURA

219 MIRACLE STRIP PKWY SW
Fort Walton Beach

TRUCK CENTER

355 EGLIN PKWY NE
Fort Walton Beach

USAA Bank

PO Box 33490

W W AUTO ENTERPRISES INC

608 BEAL PKWY NW
Fort Walton Beach

WHITE SANDS AUTO SALES-FWB

205 RACETRACK RD NE
Fort Walton Beach

WHOLESALE NATION AUTOMOTIVE

319 MIRACLE STRIP PKWY SW
Fort Walton Beach

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