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Earnhardt

Rating
1.228571
Address
PO Box 13160
Mesa, AZ
85216-3160
County
Maricopa
Contact
Tex Earnhardt
Role
President
Phone
(480) 324-8800
Fax
(480) 324-8813
Annual Sales Est
$213,891,000
Employees
249
SIC Code
5511
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Anonymous - 21 d 20 h ago

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I purchased a 2018 Ford F150 from Rodeo Ford Goodyear AZ, this August 2018. This dealership is so behind times! They do all the paperwork without showing you (the customer) anything on a computer screen right in front of us, like other dealerships are doing today. What are your payment options, who they are going to finance you through? What the rates are at each of these places would be etc.

Waiting for over 5 hours we were told that they were financing our truck through Ford Credit at 3.9% for 84 months, I agree to the terms. After sitting around another hour, they finally take us back to sign the paperwork. Steve or Stephen (finance) was going over the paperwork said here you go, were financed you at 3.99% for 84 months, I said no they said 3.9%, he said no it's 3.99%, we signed the paperwork anyway. Now I learned we were NOT financed through Ford Credit (which offered 3.9% for 84 months) but though a local Credit Union. This now makes sense why we were changed 3.99%. This is not how you do business!! This was very shady of Rodeo Ford. Now I'm being harassed by the salesman and his boss Brody DeWeese because I didn't give them a good review. They called me wanting me to change my review to show they did a GREAT job. They even offered me free oil changes if I changed my review. What kind of dealership is this?? This place is not where I would ever go again to buy a vehicle.

I feel Tex and his staff needs to know this stuff is going on.

I'm reporting this to Ford too.

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Anonymous - 43 d ago

The worst company I ever worked for and I been doing this for over 30 years

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me - 63 d ago

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Tex doesn't run or do anything but hang out. He is old. His oldest son Hal run things now, with his brother. But even they are not running things as much as Hal's oldest son Dodge is.

Just ask any employee how much they have cut back on all their pay, bonuses, etc. It's sad how much greed has come into play.

Want a hint on how to buy a car there.... Don't tell them you have a trade in, then ask to see the invoice, then ask for the price $750 below invoice (that's fair where they make a little profit). Then tell them you do not want any nitrogren, alarm etc. NO ADDs. Then once you get a price, then work out financing. This is where they try to sneak in a few dollars here and there. Ask to see it printed for review. Not hand written. Then negotiate the price of your trade in. It will be slightly less then trade in KBB. But don't accept any amount the first 3 times the salesman goes to the office. Wait until a sales manager comes out, and then wait 2 more times. Then leave. Come back later if they don't call you first.

Then in finance, don't get any add ons. They are all overpriced.

You are welcome!

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Jennifer Clemenshaw - 78 d 40 s ago

5

Had to express our appreciation for a wonderful experience at your Gilbert Chrysler Dodge location. Many thanks to Joe Cann and Jeffrey Dupont for giving us the opportunity to upgrade our Chrysler 200 to a 300. We look forward to a continued relationship with service department to maintain our new Chrysler.

Will certainly recommend the dealership to our friends.

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Me - 96 d ago

So basically Tex Earnhardt doesn't respond so basically we are screwed unless we get a tv channel involved

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Me - 96 d ago

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Where are you Tex? Spending our hard earned money we have to make to afford this vehicle? shame on you ya old fart

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Me - 96 d ago

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Don't get me wrong I love the car and my rate is great! Just don't appreciate how I was treated. But because of how I was raised the jerk at Peoria was spared but god help him if I see him if the car is in for a repair!

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Me - 96 d ago

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His name is John Wain!

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KENGBA4 - 114 d 3 h ago

I have purchased three vehicles from San Tan Hyundai. The third will be my last. Why, you might ask. Maybe I didn't like the car? Nope, exactly what I was looking for. In fact, on a recent road trip, its highway miles exceeded estimates by three to four MPG. Was it the salesman? No, I actually sought out the salesman for the way he had taken care of me with a previous purchase. Was it the finance person? No, he thoroughly explained--step-by-step--the financing process and extended warranties. Was it the service department? No, one of the reasons I have continued to purchase at San Tan is its excellent service department. Maybe it was the General Manager? No, he did everything he could to address my concerns and was unable to influence the people who were causing my problem.

In my previous two purchases, I provided a list of documents required by the State of Washington--my home state--to title and register a vehicle purchased outside the state. Within a week of the first two purchases, the required documents were in my hands. This time the people in your title department refused to provide any of the required documents. Their names--Joan and Debbie. They never returned calls. In a speaker phone conversation between Joan, San Tan's General Manager, and myself Joan said she would contact Washington and call me back with the requirements for titling and registering the vehicle. Never happened. Yes, she lied to me and the General Manager. When I finally reached her, she told me the state required none of the documentation I was seeking. Maybe she though I made it up! Why would I do that? Now I am 15 days away from my temporary plate expiring and still have no documentation. So two low-level clerks have assured I will never purchase a vehicle from San Tan Hyundai or any other Earnhardt dealership.

Seems like a problem to me! My rating below refers to the Earnhardt corporate employees named above and has no bearing on any employee at San Tan Hyundai. San Tan's rating is 5 Stars.

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Anonymous - 121 d 18 h ago

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I baught a new 2017 Dodge Durango. My auto had only 24, 101 miles on it. I had my tires rotate per service manual. All 4 tires were worn out and and was unsafe to drive I had to replace all 4 tires. It cost my $784.00. Where I have my service done thay gave me a letter stating thay my tires (Michlean Prime) were unsafty to drive. When I took the letter to Earnheart the Manager told me anyone could have written the letter calling them a lier. All I got from Earnhardt was lip service. I will never buy my next auto from them. Earnheart no bull is nothing but bull

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E . Frankel. - 121 d 19 h ago

I own a 2015 Kia Soul purchased at Earnhardt Kia at Bell Rd in N. Phoenix. I love the car. The service department however NEVER returns a phone message!! Very frustrating and unprofessional!!

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K. Mineer - 130 d 15 h ago

This is to the owner and General Manager of Earnhardt Kia. I received an unsolicited email from Earnhardt Kia and while browsing the used car inventory in the email, inadvertently entered my personal information. Within 10 minutes, John Ahern, a sales person at the dealership began to inundate me with phone calls, voicemails, emails, and text messages. I responded in writing demanding that he remove my contact information and discontinue contacting me as I'm a school teacher and had to shut my phone off during class. He continued to contact me via email, voicemail, texts, and phone calls. I again demanded he stop harassing me on Sunday, May 13th. At this point, he generated my personal contact information to every dealership in Phoenix with false statements of interest in a Camaro, a Focus, a Hyundai, a Charger, a Ram pick-up truck, and so on. Within an hour I received 27 phone calls, 15 emails, 27 voicemails, and 22 text messages during a family lunch for Mother's Day. It ruined my lunch, ruined my Mother's Day, and I am left spending hours trying to block my phone number and delete the contact information. I am emotionally upset, feel violated, and abused, along with having my personal information divulged without my permission. I want John Ahern fired at the very least. I have filed a complaint with the BBB and plan to pursue a complaint with the Attorney General's Office to seek charges of harassment.

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Dennis Deeds - 165 d ago

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4/6/2018 Just picked up my car from the Earnhardt Auto Center body shop at the Earnhardt Chevrolet location in Chandler, Arizona. I had a minor fender bender accident which resulted in a hole in the front bumper of my 2003 Toyota Camry. After having the car for two weeks (of course I have a rental car the whole time), the Earnhardt Auto Center body shop called and said they were having trouble getting the passenger headlight assembly back in the car and they had to put it on the "Frame" machine. I told them I did not want a new headlight, it wouldn't match the other. They were not supposed to replace the headlight assembly, which of course they did. I now have a new headlight on the passenger side and the older one on the drivers side. The car looks like its wearing a monocle. Here's the great part, the headlight the replaced with a new assembly because the existing one didn't fit, doesn't fit either. It sticks out front of the car nearly 1/2 inch further than the other side. They tried to hide the work by putting in a larger rubber gasket/moulding around the new assembly and the fender. Incompetent people are usually quite clever at trying hide their incompetent work. They replace a headlight that didn't fit , with a new one (and billed for it) that didn't fit. My wife said the car looks kinda like one of those bug eyed gold fish thanks to Earnhardt Auto Centers. And the really really great part, they broke the front windshield at the body shop, it looks like someone hit it with a bolt, a nut or the like. just at the bottom of the window at the bottom, so I didn't even notice until I pulled out of their lot there on Arizona Ave. Before I reached Hwy 60, the crack was starting to work its way up the glass. When I arrived to pickup the car and return the rental car after nearly 3 weeks for a new bumper, The body shop people didn't even walk me out to present their work as people do when they have done a good job to the customer. They didn't say "Thank You" either. The only person I saw other than the cashier was the car runner who brought my car up. Its no wonder Earnhardt Auto Center's have the reputation that they do and if my insurance company had not listed Earnhardt Auto Center as a "preferred bodyshop" in the area I would have never taken my car there. Hopefully the insurance company will drop Earnhardt Auto Center as a preffered shop when they find out that Earnhardt Auto Centers billed them for replacement parts for existing parts that "don't fit" with new parts that "don't fit" I will be posting this review in several different places for other's to read, Chamber of Commerce's, independant review sites etc. And that ain't no Bull. Dennis C Deeds,

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Anonymous - 202 d ago

On November4,2017, late in the afternoon my husband and I drove into the Bell Rd Kia dealership to look around. I had a Hyundai Tucson that the lease would end in 2 months and had at least 13,000 miles under what I was allowed-12,000 miles a year on a 4 year lease.

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CYRIL AROCKIA PRABU T - 203 d ago

4

Your company services are very good

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Bert G. - 1 y ago

0

Earnhardt Mazada in Las Vegas is by far the worse dealership I have ever had the misfortune of doing business with. I have been lied to, ignored, and been provided the very worse service by these people. There is really no point to going into the details because nobody at this business cares but I will tell any consumer looking for a new Mazad to STAY AWAY FROM EARNHART MAZADA LAS VEGAS.

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Sandra - 276 d ago

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Same here. Just recently bought a car from them and the general manager who sold it to us left the company. Contact the BBB and the Cfpb

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Fugetabawdit@gmail.com - 310 d 4 h ago

4

Tex

You more than likely will not get this email but somebody will I just wanted you people to know that my 2005 Dodge Ram with over 215,000 miles on it and is still going strong it looks good it may be last leg but I thought you might want to see how the Dodge trucks are built during the 2017 Veterans Day Parade i am an ild viet nam vet I used it and got a lot of compliments on the upkeep and how it looked I just thought you guys might be interested in what it looks like...well apparently can't add pictures to this but just to let you know

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Anonymous - 1 y ago

5

Dear Tex Earnhardt,

I bought a 2014 Kia Sportege and I love it. Unfortunately, I bought it at a different Kia dealership (in Scottsdale) who blew me off, like dust, as soon as I drove away. No one returned any of my calls or e-mails. The driver's side seat belt would not retract and I did not feel safe. So, after two weeks, I called Earnhardt Kia right near my house on Bell Rd. I talked to a service advisor who identified himself as "Joe". He was rude and condescending, he talked over me, and kept telling me that I didn't buy my Kia there! I knew that, but I paid extra for the Kia warranty. I did not give up. I called back and asked the receptionist for the e-mail address of the service department manager. I wrote him an e-mail about the phone call. I no sooner pressed "send" then my cell phone rang. It was Larry Donahue. God bless Larry Donahue. He listened to my story and I added in that after the rude call with "Joe", I discovered that someone had keyed my car! So, now I was crying. Mr. Donahue said stop by, I stopped by, I met him, he was wonderful. Larry Donahue scheduled me to drop off my Kia Sportege the next day, he gave me a loaner so I could get to work, and two days later (as he said) I went back to Earnhardt Kia and picked up my Sportege. She is so beautiful and with a brand new seat belt (safe). Mr. Donahue made sure my vehicle was buffed, waxed, polished, and "perfect". The key scratch is gone. I am happy and that "ain't no bull". Larry Donahue made my bad experience into a blessing. He also put a Earnhardt license plate frame on! I'm showing that off and telling everyone about my excellent experience at Earnhardt Kia. Thank you, sir, for employing quality folks like Larry Donahue.

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Mike - 1 y ago

I paid cash for a 2017 Highlander XLT yet was told that I still needed to fill out an app for a credit check. When I complained they stated the Patriot Act as the reason. This is false. If you google it Edmunds.com. Calls it a scam. First AND last time I'll deal with Your dealership.

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Disappointed - 1 y ago

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They advertise the Earnhardt name of dealerships as "no bull" but I have seen the bull and it ain't pretty. Take Earnhardt Hyundai for example who took a trade-in on a 2013 Scion. They posted the car on Labor Day initially for 14,995 creating interest and having an inquiry developed toward it. An hour later, they changed the price to $16988 and a day later, they now have it listed as:

2013 Scion FR-S Coupe

Detailed Pricing

$19,999

Price

$2,011

Earnhardt Discount

$17,988

Now that is some serious Bull!

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Celeste Taylor Kia Owner - 1 y ago

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I took my Kia to the bell location. The adviser was Damen. My car needed a repair to be done and somehow he take care of it. They let you rent a car while your car been repaired, I thought it was odd especially they have many cars they can loan you.Anyway, I explained to him that my AC not blowing cold air and he asked me to call with some info regarding warranty so he can call the insurance. I called him actually 11 times and left 11 messages on his voice machine. It looks to me that those guys have too many responsibilities for one person and they handle tons of customers at the same time? That's why I never received a callback.Very disappointment and I am actually ready to call the owner to complain about it. It's okay to sell you a car and all the extras, but once your car brakes down seems to me they lift their hands up high. If I don't get this issued take care of very soon I will take further steps. They charge me extra for the warranty and now maybe they won't fix it. I don't think so....Sad customer.....

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Justin Knapp - 1 y 152 d ago

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Hi my name is Justin Knapp and i worked at Earnhardt Hyundai for six months. Adam Breen, Gavin Cooper and Bruce Patrick should be arrested and put behind bars. It is illegal in the State to Arizona to allow work place violence, physical and verbal assault. Deskman bullying other employees for their pay, job or threatening them to cause physical harm is illegal and they will be prosecuted!!!!!!!!!!!

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Michael Portugal - 1 y 137 d ago

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I worked for Adam, Bruce and Gavin for 5 years and never witnessed any behavior that could been seen as illegal. They were a tremendous help in coaching and teaching me to do my job more effectively. If you arent afraid of a little hard work and dedication to improving on a day to day basis then this is a great place to work, keep up the good work

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past employee - 1 y ago

1

Hi Justin, the same thing happened to me at Earnhardt Buick GMC all tho not as bad as your experience. It appears that there is some serious problems with Earnhardts auto centers by reading these reviews. They have very poor hiring abilities and are only concerned with the bottom line, PROFITS.

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