Terrible sales and customer service practices. They have made false promises but do not deliver after the sale is over. I purchases a Nissan Murano from them. They got me in the door by quoting an ultra low price. When I got there, they said it was a mistake and gave me a higher price, but said they'd make it up w/ other things (free cargo nets, 2 free oil changes anywhere, etc). After the salesperson (Sam Anderson) said he sent the next day, it ended up taking 2 months and multiple calls and emails to the manager to get them. Now that I've hit 4k miles and want my oil change, they are reneging on that as well (despite the fact I have an email from them saying they'd pay for it anywhere). Below is the back and forth responses from them through the Better Business Bureau where they basically have given me a big F-You (btw, BBB has been the only way to even get that as they refuse to return any phone calls or emails). In the end, beware as these are horrible people and a systematically corrupt place.
Ever since sale, have been very unresponsive to follow-ups (e.g. promised cargo nets, 2 free oil changes) and unpleasant to work with.
Provide me with the 2 free oil changes as they had promised upon sale of vehicle. I would like them to honor this oil change at a different Nissan service center than theirs (they said it was fully transferable). In general, would like to have emails and phone calls returned (sales person Sam Andreson, head of sales Fred Anguila, and manager Larry Smith have all been equally unhelpful and at times rude).
Company's Initial Response - Posted 11/02/2010
surf city has honored eveything promised to Mr.Chan. Nothing seems to be exceptable at all to him. Mr. Chan was offered 2 oil changes at our dealership. We can honor them at another dealer. He his more than welcome to bring his car here.If the price was too high he didn't have to buy the car. We thank Mr.Chan for his business and wish him the best.
Initial Response Summary
surf city has honored eveything promised to Mr.Chan. Nothing seems to be exceptable at all to him.
Consumer's Rebuttal - Posted 11/07/2010
If Surf City honors 2 oil changes at a dealership of our choosing, as indicated in this response (""We can honor them at another dealer""), and indicated in an email we have from time of purchase, then I would be satisfied on this request. However, when I last spoke to dealership (JP), he emphatically told me he would not honor at another dealership. For record, our standards are not extraordinary. We've simply requested a response from our salesperson (has not responded to emails or calls for 3+ months), and living up to promises (e.g., oil changes honored anywhere, timely delivery of cargo nets and car manual, resolution to issues with our entertainment system). None of those things have been solved timely (we've been trying to get an oil change for 3 weeks now) and getting a response is like pulling teeth. We have records of email after email we've sent without response as well as initial emails of what are now empty and false promises. We challenge them to produce any records of responding promptly or good customer service! Regardless of this outcome, we will review on blogs to warn others of this business' poor practices and work to have them removed from Amex auto prog
Company's Final Response
Company's Final Response - Posted 11/10/2010
Thank you for your kind words! We have done everthing possible to help Mr.Chan nothning seem to be good enough! We wish him the best and hope he has many happy nissan miles! we will honor the oil changes here at surf city nissan. thank you surf city nissan