Keith White Ford Lincoln - Car Review from Silver Creek, Mississippi

I've thought long and hard about how to convey my experiences here, and this is the truth, facts, and my personal feelings towards how this business treated us. We had a decent buying experience; I love my car, but then came to when we'd signed papers and we became the afterthought. We requested an oil change, tank of gas (was on a quarter of a tank) and a detail (the car was pretty 'lived in') of our used vehicle. I took it in the next day, to receive that. They spent 2 hours "detailing" the car, it was too late to change the oil so I got an IOU, but I did get a tank of gas ($30). The next day in the daylight I inspected the car, and noticed that whoever had done the detailing had left a LOT to be desired. Gum in the carpet, trash in the seat tracks, melted candy on the seatbelts, chocolate finger prints and mud smears on the interior lighting. I called my salesperson, and requested they redo the detailing because it was horrible. She agreed, but did point out that "nobody had ever complained about their detail guy before". I got the feeling I was being a huge annoyance for them. The second time around-they changed the oil-super fast at their quick lube. They also redid the detailing, which got the things they'd missed before but I was brought outside so the detail guy could "show me he got it all". Shouldn't that have been done the first time? Which leads us to our SECOND problem with this dealership. We broke our down payment into two payments. We agreed on two dates, both of which the financing manager and the salesperson heard and ALSO agreed on. They requested we write a check, and they hold it to those dates. We said okay, but we'd bring in cash on those dates. They said, oh don't worry, we understand, we will not cash those checks until that day if you haven't brought in cash. Good deal, right? The first date came, we brought in a large amount of cash, no problem. Got handed our check back, easy peasy. The next deadline looms closer, and I had the cash the day before the deadline, so I texted the salesperson to let her know I'd be coming in a day early with cash. She said okay, no problem. I show up at the dealership and get told sorry, but we've already deposited your check. A day early, a full 24 hours before the date that was agreed upon by the finance manager, ourselves, and the salesperson. I texted the salesperson and expressed my disappointment, and reiterated that I believed this was HORRIBLE customer service-what kind of dealership completely goes back on their word? I told her the facts-because I had cash, I was going to have to drive 2 hours round trip to the nearest after hours cash deposit ATM so our account wasn't overdrafted. I also asked her how she and the dealership planned to make this horrible oversight right, before I jumped the gun and made any reviews on line. I as a business owner would have jumped at that opportunity, but the next morning, I got a message from a completely uninvolved individual from the company, with a picture of a note handwritten that I nor my husband wrote, along with the words "This is the note that was attached to the check and those instructions were followed. I'd suggest you quit with the verbal trash talking". So let it be known that this unrelated individual called me a trash talker for being upset with the level of customer service that was being provided to me at that point. Good to know that's how this dealership is represented. A further text from my salesperson stated that they went above and beyond by giving me gas, an oil change, and a detail, and that's not standard or policy for their used vehicles, and she hoped I'd still consider them in the future. So, just an FYI before you purchase from these people-get EVERYTHING in writing. EVERYTHING. Their word means NOTHING. Also-if you're buying used and expect a clean vehicle with an oil change and a tank of gas, that's not standard or policy, so you're expecting them to go above and beyond.
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Silver Creek, Mississippi
Reason of review
Poor customer service

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