Join Date: Mar 2017
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Irvine Subaru == FAIL!
First, I had an agreed upon car and price through email and they took a deposit over the phone. When the car came on a Thursday they called and asked when I wanted to come in. We set an "appointment" for that Sunday since I was told it wouldn't be as busy and they could get me in and out.
I arrived at 10:00 am and was told they're getting the car ready. OK, should have been ready, but we wait. 45 minutes later I'm told the keys are locked in the car and they won't be able to open it until the next day, Monday. I ask to see to at least to check the color/car. It's buried in the back lot behind 10 other cars with all the paper and plastic and dust still on it...in other words, nobody even looked at it until I showed up that morning.
THEN, IT'S MISSING A ~$1600 OPTION PACKAGE. Clearly, I wouldn't have agreed to the price and put down a deposit for this car. The salesperson's answer, even though I had the email in writing he'd sent, was that he'd made a mistake and must have copied and pasted something from another customer in his haste.
I then ask about the car I want and what they'll do for me? After verbally telling me about $700 more for the $1600 package, he comes back from the sales manager's office with a price $1400 more than we'd agreed upon originally. I had to leave to get our dogs (and out of frustration) but tried contacting both the Internet sales manager and general sales manager the next day...neither one ever replied to my email, or sent an apology or made an effort to set it right. There's more but this should be enough for anyone to know...STAY AWAY!
The sad thing is I'd bought a Forester from them in 2015 (also not a great deal but not bad enough for me to forego the convenience of proximity). Anyway, took me all of 15 minutes when I didn't hear from either "manager" the next day and a few emails to find a MUCH better deal than even the original offer they wouldn't honor and to be treated like a valued and appreciated customer...easily worth an extra 40 minute drive!