Report: #987071

Complaint Review: Advantage Ford

  • Submitted: Wed, December 26, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, December 26, 2012
  • Reported By: gdelallo — Palm City Florida United States of America
  • Advantage Ford
    4000 SE Federal Hwy.
    United States of America

Advantage Ford Ripoff dealership. They will do their best to take your money. Internet

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Every time I visit this Ford dealer, Advantage Ford, Stuart, FL, I have an issue.  My original purchase (2012 Focus) was a lemon so they allowed me to give them $5000 more of my money to make it better by letting me buy a 2012 Fusion.  Hid the fact that my loan balance went up by $5000 for the same monthly payment.  Extremely deceptive dealership.  

Now for the service dept.  Their normal practice is to rip off the customer and then apologize. Went in on 12/22 for a routine oil change at 8,000 miles and check my chargers as both had stopped working (I surmised it was fuses).  I was giving 2 free oil changes when I got the Fusion because of the lemon they sold me.  When I went to pick up car, cashier told me I did not have any free oil changes and it was not the fuses.  I needed to make another appointment for the chargers  Made me pay $45 to get my car.  I went over to the business manager that sold me car and he confirmed I had 2 free changes and apologized for the inconvenience.  Told me next oil would be free.    

I returned on 12/26 as both my chargers in car were still not working. After approx. 20 minutes, I was told it was the fuses and I blew them.  I was subsequently charged $138 to replace two (2) $3.00 fuses that took about 2 minutes to replace. They charged me $107 for labor (I guess the diagnostic fee but I wasn't told) and was also charged $16.69 shop supply fee and a $.99 Admin fee.  None of these fees where explained or agreed to. I was told by the service rep I had no choice but to pay it.  So I got charged $138 for 2 fuses and 2 minutes of work.

Can you say ripoff!

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