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Old 05-27-2013, 07:39 AM   #76
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I started a similar thread last year. Here ya go. Feel free integrate it.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251128
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:56 AM   #77
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Bad Dealership - Chapman Chevrolet (Philadelphia)

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Del Chevrolet (Paoli)
Chapman. Rude employees, too many dealer add-ons, and they make you wait forever till your paperwork is ready hoping that you won't read the contract and notice all the fees that were added in.

Del. We were looking for a 2011 Cruze Eco in the summer of 2010. Pretty hard to find actually. Another dealer that is not shady, just merely incompetent, did not find the car we wanted. Went to Del, in 24 hours they had the car we wanted in one of the two colors we were looking for, and they gave us a fair price and great trade in value on the Nissan we were driving, and paperwork was done in 20 minutes.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:15 AM   #78
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ed bozarth, in nevada. was happy to deal with them, little bs during the sale. the finance officer is a gooch weazle but there service department makes up for it. warm cookies gourmet coffee and all the fox news i want. im in heaven when i have to go there.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:59 AM   #79
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I don't have firsthand knowledge yet since I don't have my SS, but I started a thread on my club's board requesting dealer service department recommendations in the N. Texas area and a few members gave a green light to El Dorado Chevrolet in McKinney. I'm going to start with Huffines Chevy in Plano but red or green is yet TBD.

El Dorado link: http://www.eldoradochevy.com/

This thread's a great idea, and hopefully more North Texans will chime in.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #80
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Hood Chevrolet in Covington, LA has treated me great. Sales dept gave me a good deal. And the shop foreman is a great guy.

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #81
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I had a really good experience buying my car at JBA Chevrolet in Glen Burnie, MD but have minimal experience with their service department so can't say much there.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:17 AM   #82
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #83
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Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, TX treated me right and so did Bruce lowrie Chevrolet in Fort Worth, TX. Although if anyone else has had a bad experience I would like to know....
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:19 AM   #84
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U can add burlington chevrolet NJ Up there as a good one.

Got my Custom ordered 1SS 1LE for 42 out the door. That means I got the car for around 37.5k. If I get it before the promotion ends I get it for around 36.5

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:48 AM   #85
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2nd on paradise chevy in temecula being awful. from sales to service its a stealership.

i would add that mark christopher (all gm) in ontario is a quality dealer. Bought my car there 4 years ago. Will buy my wifes caddy there. Only dealer i will ever let touch any of my cars again in socal... figured out a oil pressure issue when i had something in my pickup tube. 4 other dealers told me it was fine.
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I seen you put Mark Christopher under Ontario Canada. Its actually in Ontario California. And +1, great dealership!!
Yes Mark Christopher (all gm) is in Ontario California, not Ontario Canada. I bought my Camaro from them and they were good to buy from.

I take my car for service to a (fairly) new dealership that's now open in north Fontana California called Rotolo Chevrolet. Very nice facility, people in the service department are great.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:56 AM   #86
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #87
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This is shaping up nicely.

I have yet to find one in CA that owners have been happy with.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #88
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Lakewood on Route 88 a stealership? I completely disagree. They gave me almost 6k off my price. They are a great dealership, always willing to go the extra mile. Lakewood Chevy has helped me out tremendously, always had a solution to the problem. Let me test drive a SS convertible. They're a great dealership. I don't work for them.
The Cadillac/ Chevy dealership in Nanuet on Route 304 is a stealership. They treated me horrible. Constantly talking down to me and acting all condescending. They kept calling me to do a review when if I I did I was going to write a nasty one. I got treated with sarcastic remakes such as when I went there on Saturday, the one worker said "well did they tell you to come here today?"
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"Then why would you come?"
I'm not an idiot, the worker had a sarcastic bitter tone to it. I don't post here often only because I'm a sarcastic asshole lmao.
Just saying.
Thanks, and what's the name of the dealership in Nanuet?

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Chapman. Rude employees, too many dealer add-ons, and they make you wait forever till your paperwork is ready hoping that you won't read the contract and notice all the fees that were added in.

Del. We were looking for a 2011 Cruze Eco in the summer of 2010. Pretty hard to find actually. Another dealer that is not shady, just merely incompetent, did not find the car we wanted. Went to Del, in 24 hours they had the car we wanted in one of the two colors we were looking for, and they gave us a fair price and great trade in value on the Nissan we were driving, and paperwork was done in 20 minutes.
I'm using your post just because it was one of the more recent ones, not trying to call you out or anything like that.

I really don't want to add dealers to this list if the person's only experience is with the sales team, simply because I've been to dealerships where the sales people are complete jerks - but the service manager is the nicest guy out there.


Would people prefer if I clarified in the thread title with something like - "Servicing Your Camaro: Dealerships and Stealerships"

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Dealership - Estle Chevrolet, Defiance, OH
Why? Need more than just the dealership name.


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Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, TX treated me right and so did Bruce lowrie Chevrolet in Fort Worth, TX. Although if anyone else has had a bad experience I would like to know....
Service or Sales related?

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:39 AM   #89
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Don Hattan Chevrolet: Wichita, KS

Very competitive pricing and they always keep a fresh inventory new and used! Great experience buying my SS there last year.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #90
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...Would people prefer if I clarified in the thread title with something like - "Servicing Your Camaro: Dealerships and Stealerships"...
Yes. It would probably help you too. The gouging dealership thread is stickied here all: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=622
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:46 PM   #91
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Abel Chevrolet in Rio Vista, (central) California. Great Dealership and the parts and service manager is on board. Rich takes GOOD care of the people who bring their cars in.

The below list are my opinion of stealerships in Northern California.

Boardwalk Chevrolet, Putnam GM, Stewart Chevrolet have bad marks in my book. Putnam sold out someone's order while they were on the way to pick up the car.
Folsom Chevrolet just refuses to sell anything at MSRP or below, even if someone qualifies for incentives/discounts.
John L Sullivan Chevrolet in Rosevile also have documented incidents that will make me not want to buy from them ever.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #92
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Not that I want to toot my own horn, but here's a recent thread from the Canada section posted by Squalo

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #93
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This is shaping up nicely.

I have yet to find one in CA that owners have been happy with.
I'll throw one out there. Sequoia Chevrolet in Sanger. When I was looking for an SS 4 years ago, they were the only dealership in the area who weren't attaching a 5K mark-up. When warranty work was needed (oil cooler, pan gasket, rear main seal leaks) they fixed it and it stayed fixed.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #94
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This is shaping up nicely.

I have yet to find one in CA that owners have been happy with.
There are no good ones in CA
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #95
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yeah...ummm....so how do the dealerships get rated?if someone has a bad interaction then the name is posted in red here?what if the customer had totally unrealistic expectations?or wanted something for free and didn't get it,so they got pissed?or they screwed something up and tried to get the dealership to cover it?

this list is just a bad idea all around.
Are you a Chevy salesman?
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #96
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lol, this thread is pretty much useless, I think there is going to be someone from every dealer that has had a bad experience. I have had nothing but good from my dealer, but i know people that have had bad, lol.
Outright lies, improperly done service, removing all MSRP's from all vehicles on the lots, giving a car the sunshine oil change...all constitute stealerships.
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yeah...ummm....so how do the dealerships get rated?if someone has a bad interaction then the name is posted in red here?what if the customer had totally unrealistic expectations?or wanted something for free and didn't get it,so they got pissed?or they screwed something up and tried to get the dealership to cover it?

this list is just a bad idea all around.
Hence why I'm not adding dealerships to the list until the member explains why they rated the dealer the way they did.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #98
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Findlay Chevrolet out here in Nevada is probably the best Chevy dealer in Las Vegas. They are very knowledgeable and don't rip you off. Very friendly people. However bozarth Chevrolet is full of jerks that do not know what they are talking about. One of the service men was very rude to me and it just seemed like they didnt want my business.
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Lafferty Chevrolet - Warminster, PA - Dealership

My family has purchased 3 cars from them in the last 2-1/2 years and every experience has been great. Good numbers and they include lifetime free oil changes and state inspection as part of the purchase of a car from them. Ask for Bonnie, she is good people.

As a suggestion, maybe you need to rate the dealerships with a feedback rating, positive/negative, similar to eBay and such, as I can see some people have differing opinions on the same dealerships. This way they can be rated fairly and one dealership/stealership rating doesn't determine whether they are one or the other. This way people can see if there is some consensus or not about the dealerships.

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Lafferty Chevrolet - Warminster, PA - Dealership

My family has purchased 3 cars from them in the last 2-1/2 years and every experience has been great. Good numbers and they include lifetime free oil changes and state inspection as part of the purchase of a car from them. Ask for Bonnie, she is good people.

As a suggestion, maybe you need to rate the dealerships with a feedback rating, positive/negative, similar to eBay and such, as I can see some people have differing opinions on the same dealerships. This way they can be rated fairly and one dealership/stealership rating doesn't determine whether they are one or the other. This way people can see if there is some consensus or not about the dealerships.

Just my $.02...
That's what the scoring system is for. If a member rates the dealership as a "Dealership" (or Positive) it gets +1, then if another member rates them as a "Stealership" (or Negative) they get a -1. Which results in the dealership having a score of 0, and it being in black.

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