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“Stay Well Away FOWLERS = SHARKS”

Written on: 27/07/2015 by Johno12310 (1 review written)

These idiots sold me a car within the first week 08/06/15 problems started to begging sent it in for work to be done at the manchester branch came out worse then it went in!! The manager Pete Pierson is rude and doesn't car about you or your car once sold !! Even the mechanic said once they sell a car they don't care about aftercare!! My car was picked up and sent to stoke to repair 4 weeks on still no car ring stoke head office and get tired rude unhelpful people knowing nothing can't ever… Read Full Review

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“ Stay well clear!!”

Written on: 24/07/2015 by Fred3012 (1 review written)

I had a car with these people they make you believe you can not get finance. So they bullying you I. To buying the car which you pay over the tops for with a a black box in that they control the car with so it feels it's not your car!! I had my car a week with them! Made me believe I had a barging when I was driving down the road the car blow up on me causing me to nealy crash!! I ca th them back and they tyres to fob me off saying they was nothing wrong with the car it was only when we got… Read Full Review

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“horrible lying people ”

Written on: 22/07/2015 by fearneie (1 review written)

fowlers finance what a joke!! These people are robbing dirty liars paying 4 x the price after being told that you have a poor credit history and being vunrable i belived it. Quick enough to phone back and seal the deal, on collection my car seats were soaking wet and parking tickets found everywhere and having to get the car valleted again as they had a horrendus smell. apparently valleted, looked like they had chucked a bucket in the car. having issues with the car breaking down within 1 week… Read Full Review

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“get puilc transport ”

Written on: 22/07/2015 by vqGutierrez342 (1 review written)

October last yer problems after problems stil going on ask 4 money back i no to mor please dont make same mistake as me lie after lie… Read Full Review

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“avoid”

Written on: 15/07/2015 by CarlyWest229 (1 review written)

iths company is a sham purchased a vauxhaul astra back in march from stoke on trent branch everything fine, wasn't given a log book but told it would be forwarded to me and they would tax the car for me happy days then beginning of july bought my other half her first car doing checks online about it thought I would put my details in my car not taxed hasn't been since November rang fowlers couldn't speak to the member of staff I geo the car off as he was sick ring back rang back or that member… Read Full Review

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“Terrible”

Written on: 11/07/2015 by Jroe666 (1 review written)

Purchased a Vauxhall zafira from the Walsall branch (May 2015) Took 3 hours to get all the paperwork completed. Car service log wasn't provided and the car hadn't been serviced for 2 years, was low on oil, brake fluids and coolant. Had the car for 5 weeks and the clutch went. Contacted after sales and advised me to get it into a garage (they chose), week after giving them diagnostics they finally agreed to have the work done. So on completion of the work the garage couldn't get payment off… Read Full Review

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“Shocking service after purchasing a car for just over...”

Written on: 07/07/2015 by Andersonsk31 (1 review written)

Shocking service after purchasing a car for just over 3000pound I have had nothing but problems with the car costing me over 400 pound to get fixed only having the car for 4 months. The after service sales team are shocking. No checks done on the car before selling it to Me and no safety checks done… Read Full Review

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“Fowlers finance !”

Written on: 09/06/2015

I bought a low mileage corsa from the Bristol branch. But just to make it clear the Bristol branch are fantastic. Just before driving off the forecourt I thought I'd check the oil and water. There was water and gunk in oil cap and oil in water clear indication of head gasket issues. So Bristol branch supplied me with a courtesy car, like I said the Bristol branch are spot on they sent the corsage to a local garage who confirmed the issue. Then it's downhill car gets sent to head office STOKE ON… Read Full Review

Snowy1969's Comment

Written on: 14/06/2015

They are a joke, I had loads of inconvience from them also. May as well not bother calling them. They said they wud me. But never did. Waste of bladdy time they are. Gud job I can fix cars myself. Even when they agreed to fix faults on my vectra it took my local garage ages calling them to ask for payment on bill. What a farse

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“time for trading standards and court I think!!!!”

Written on: 11/05/2015 by hillsy26 (1 review written)

I called fowlers for car finance due to a poor credit history I decided on a citroen c4 due to the boot size needed for my new puppy. I was accepted which I thought was great but now the problems have started. I wanted to pick the vehicle up on 01/05 to be called after I had sold my other vehicle and was devised that I could not pick the car up that day and was told several different reasons why, I argued that I have no transport now and need a car for work I was then told they would try and… Read Full Review

Mrsmith86's Response to hillsy26's Review

Written on: 09/06/2015

Hi I ended up with the corsa the day after it went back to Bristol the head gasket Was gone I got it back today after 3 weeks the car is in worse condition my wife's items have been taken out of the vehicle it's dented filthy and has 600 more miles on the clock I've refused it and am going to take legal action. If u need any assistance or help in Bringing these people down I'd be happy to oblige. I remember the chap saying a dog handler had brought it bk from Devon for a c4 as they messed u about

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Llatus's reply to Mrsmith86's Comment

Written on: 16/06/2015

Hi i got a car from the manchester branch in apríl,Théy gave me the car but needed to take it back to fix the loose front passenger seat.2 weeks later i take it back to get the seat fix only to Be told the finance had Been dećined And had to take finance with them Théy had me there for 4 hours And didnt fix the seat i was also Made to pay a 500 deposit.a few days later the fan belt went,i took it to a local garage who fixed it And folwers paid for it.now my head gasket gone And i dont know what to do

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Meldy82's Response to hillsy26's Review

Written on: 27/06/2015

I have been in the process of getting a car from these idiots since April after been promised 4 different cars and also paying a 300 reserve fee the cars I was promised somehow have all had different issues apparently. I am going to call on Monday and tell them I don't want a car from them as I have been lucky enough to see the watchdog episode before actually getting a car I am disgusted I've never known anything like this company and I also have a 3000 deposit been treat like an idiot I'm so angry but just happy I didn't hand over anymore money hope you get sorted out ☺

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“Review of Fowlers Finance”

Written on: 09/05/2015 by janiegraham (1 review written)

On the 1/5/15 I order our ford focus I was told to pick it on friday 8/5/15 at 1:30 at Manchester we got there at 1:00 were we meet with a nice man who we sign our papers. When we left him went to test drive the ford focus we were told the car wasn't at manchester so a nice young lad called ste called to see were car was. I had phone call  to tell me it wasn't ready. So we was told to go get some lunch and to come back the would be at Manchester between 5:30 and 6 pm. So we went back for… Read Full Review

Fowlers_Finance's Response to janiegraham's Review

Written on: 12/06/2015

Hello,
First of all please accept my sincerest apologies on the wait that you had for your new vehicle. I can only apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you could e-mail me a copy of your receipt/card transaction for your lunch, I would be happy to reimburse you for this. I will also look at covering some petrol costs as a goodwill gesture. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Danny.

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“Don't even bother they sale cars that are not fit for...”

Written on: 03/05/2015 by Bernardg85 (1 review written)

I went to fowlers in November 2014 where I got an 08 Vauxhall zafira after 4 days of having the car it broke down I then find the gearbox had gone so after a massive fight with fowlers they decided to replace the car for an 09 Vauxhall zafira in which I have had for 4 months it's been in the garage to have repairs such as clutch water pump timing belt breaks and a few other things now I have a noise from the engine in which I've been told the car needs a new engine great I'm now in another… Read Full Review

Chall03168's Comment

Written on: 09/05/2015

I agree with you I bought an 60 plate punto in march it whent to garage the day after then they sent it back worse so I swaped for 57 plate jetter 2 days clutch went 5 days later turbo went and now its back after weeks I found out no work has been done on it went to office to confront them and they are bad bad DO NOT EVER BUY A CAR FROM THESE PLEASE

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“"Dangerous Cars and Appaling Service"”

Written on: 17/04/2015 by chrisandbecky1975 (1 review written)

Agreed to buy a 2008 Ford Focus Titanium from Fowlers 2 weeks ago and from the moment I stepped into there showroom there were problems as car wouldn't start so they resolved that by getting a new battery then we noticed the external temperature gauge was reading extremely high so they agreed if we book it into our local branch of Ford they would pay for the work which was fair enough. We also asked why it hadn't had the new MOT as promised and was told they will pay for the new MOT once the… Read Full Review

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“Complete Waste Of Time”

Written on: 05/04/2015 by RowanMcCarty334 (1 review written)

Contacted this shower as after my divorce i have been left with a few credit problems. At first it all seemed straight forward & Mick was very polite & helpful when dealing with my application etc. I found a car that suited my needs at a sensible price & with a much better inteinterest rate than i had expected. They arranged for the car to be delivered to my local branch at the weekend so I could view & if happy with everything & after dealing with the paperwork I could drive away that… Read Full Review

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“fowlers joke finance”

Written on: 29/03/2015 by scottdthornhill (1 review written)

fowlers finance,This company told us twice there was a car for us in there Bristol branch first time we didn't go there as we were phoned in the morning to say car was not there and was told to come down when they rang us easier said than done to drop every thing with two disabled children as we had already explained to them. we gave them a second chance and we were told to go there Sunday to pick up the car at 12 pm we were phoned that morning at 10.15 am to make sure we were going to be… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely Appalling ”

Written on: 06/03/2015 by Beech1985 (1 review written)

Don't want to even give them one star but have to to write this review the after sales are SHOCKING!! Had no problem rushing the sale of my car even with its serious problems!! The car is not fit for purpose and we have been in a battle with this company for months now to have it fixed despite the fact we have NEVER missed a payment have full extended warranty of which once again have never missed a payment!! They are uncontainable, rude and unwilling to take any responsibility despite all of… Read Full Review

Babefromwales's Response to Beech1985's Review

Written on: 29/03/2015

We had the same problem with a car purchased from the Bristol branch, we phoned a solictitor and was advised to reject the car under the supply of goods implied term act 1973 and also the consumer credit act 1974 , it worked !!

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“joke of a company”

Written on: 03/03/2015 by ruFinch382 (1 review written)

I had a 2007 fiat punto from them after the first week the front spring had snapped the drivers door wouldnt lock and the starter motor had broke. Then after 2 months the engine blew up. Luckily i had taken out warranty with them. I rang to get my car collected and was told they dont do that so had to tow it to there garage. They said i need new engine n gearbox and would be fixed in a week. After a week i rang to get no answer so went to the garage to be told my car isnt covered by the… Read Full Review

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“Absolute bunch of cowboys ”

Written on: 19/01/2015 by Kezdavo (1 review written)

After having my car 3 weeks the engine seized up I rang them on the Wednesday evening they promised me it would be picked up on the Friday and they're be in touch after no phone call I rang them to ask when the car was being picked up he then told me it might be today or tomorrow or Monday my partner rang them they were very rude to him I explained without my car I can't work they said they're try and provide a curtesy car ringing them back again on the Friday evening I was told they don't… Read Full Review

Sallyjoking's Response to Kezdavo's Review

Written on: 04/02/2015

Has your car been sorted

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Kezdavo's reply to Sallyjoking's Comment

Written on: 05/02/2015

I got it back a week last Saturday,after so many lies eg telling me it had been on the ramps on the Tuesday then come Thursday it hadn't been on the ramps and was yet to be looked at constantly ringing the afters ales team for two whole afternoons to them not even picking up the phone speaking to fowlers (about 8 different people all promising me a call back) but that never happened in the end I demanded to speak to the manager and surprisingly my car was delivered back two days later.they were soon on the phone telling me my account was in arrears it's common sense if I have no car I have no income and if I have no car due to them not fixing it why would they even expect me to pay.

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Sallyjoking's Response to Kezdavo's Review

Written on: 13/02/2015

Call trading standards if you have any more issues

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Danbus180's Response to Kezdavo's Review

Written on: 07/02/2015

I was going to get a Vauxhall Astra of them Friday 1.7cdti with 102000 miles on the clock. I got finance but deep down i am so glad I didn't in the end. I kept the finance open and got a better deal from a proper dealers and a better car with lower miles that company I would never recommend it to anyone. There cars are ex company ones and mostly high mileaged and there apr is so high

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“We purchased an Audi a3 in February of last year &...”

Written on: 10/01/2015 by Simon0305 (1 review written)

We purchased an Audi a3 in February of last year & within 3 months the gearbox failed. Luckaly fowlers said it was still under warranty & said they would fix the car. After sending someone to collect my car they had the car just over one day . On returning the car it was in a bad state it had grease on the interior & all of the wheel nut covers were missing why they removed the rear wheels il never no & the air duct pipe was loose. This is just the start..... After a month of having the work… Read Full Review

Babycakes101's Response to Simon0305's Review

Written on: 01/06/2015

hiya how did u get on did u manage to send car back ,im having the same problems cud do with sum advice plz

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“Fab!”

Written on: 10/12/2014 by Huntwr187 (1 review written)

The man I dealt with, I give 5 stars! He was really helpful, always in constant contact with me and even got the car from Stoke on Trent to Walsall for me :) and gave me a discount, he arranged for another man from the Walsall branch to collect me from the train station as I didn't have a clue where I was going or where I was ha lol there was half a tank of petrol in the car when I collected it :) I could go on but last words would I would definitely recommend fowlers finance as they are… Read Full Review

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“DO NOT EVEN BOTHER”

Written on: 24/10/2014 by HeavenGleason55 (1 review written)

Where do i even start?? DO NOT GO HERE!! I brought a car a year and a half ago and what a pile of absolute rubbish it is. I had a Mini for 7 days after leaving your garage with 'MOT' & being 'Serviced' and the head gasket BLEW UP on the M25 resulting in power failure and no steering!! After me paying for the car to be towed, 4 days later you eventually sent a miserable looking bloke to pick my car up with a rubbish loan car that was falling to pieces like bric a brac. When i EVENTUALLY got my… Read Full Review

Plakers's Comment

Written on: 07/11/2014

Now i am getting told I have had the car for 18 months so it isn't their problem, it certainly will be when a mechanic will testify to the fact your car has given me problems since day 1 and was obviously sold to me faulty.

In discussion with the car finance company to legally terminate my contract -

Fowlers finance you are nothing but useless clowns, i WILL be taking you to court and i WILL make sure you stop trading, you can trust the whole legal department at the global company i work for on that.

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Gazglad's Comment

Written on: 18/11/2014

I was also sold a faulty car from them let's hope they get what they deserve I have reported them to trading standards they are shocking

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Frontman's Comment

Written on: 16/01/2015

i like this comment alot im behind you fella the way they have handled me and my partner is out of this world they are rude and think they can take people for fools well with plenty of complaints i dont see them trading to long

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Plakers's Comment

Written on: 19/01/2015

I can't believe that they are STILL trading, i went to the finance company and a woman laughed down the phone when i mentioned Fowlers.. why are they continuously funding finance to this company when they know exactly what they are like??

I'm currently gathering a court case against them - they will get exactly what is coming to them.

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Gazshep82's Comment

Written on: 07/02/2015

I currently have a astra from them which I bought in sept 2014 since day one I've had endless problems. First being that one of the rear doors will not open at all, and still doesn't to this day. Secondly the car was sold to me with no v5 document meaning I was unable to tax the car so it was parked up from end of sept till middle of november . after constant emails etc the finally resolved the v5 issue and they taxed the car somehow without the v5. I finally received from dvla in Jan 15. However I'm now in arrears of £106 yes £106. I have been told that the car is not being repossessed .they have not once sent me a letter to confirm arrears or even issued a default notice. However over the phone they state they had on the 13th Jan 15. But have no proof of this. So even the I'm still paying my weekly payments the car is gonna be taken at some point. I keep being promised calls back from them but no one ever does. If the take it back I'm gonna try claim all my monies back and £500 deposit. On the grounds they sold me car unfit for purpose plus they ain't served me right paperwork to repossess car back.

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Gazglad's Comment

Written on: 18/11/2014

At least they picked your car up I had mine four days and gear box went I was told to get car recovered to my local garage in which I done my garage sent fowlers a quote which fowlers refused to pay I then rang around to get other quotes in which were around the same money which again fowlers refused to pay so here I am a week later still no car was told fowlers would supply gearbox and my garage fit it was told by mark at after sales it would take 1-2 days to get gear box to my garage still no gear box they keep fobbing me off with excuse after excuse now they can't locate a gear box for my car. Shocking after sales team are a total nightmare very rude and just hang up phone on me just can't believe they can treat people like this and get away with it. I have reported to trading standards who are now on the case if only I read these feed backs before I went I would never had bothered

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Plakers's Comment

Written on: 19/11/2014

I am still getting continuous faults with my car, my clutch went a 2 weeks ago, now my gearbox has gone. The garage have told me the input shaft has bent (which is near impossible unless the car had been in a serious accident) wondering if these cars are Cat C write offs and fowlers just repair and send out???

I will let everyone know that this company are dodgy and to NEVER EVER use them. Fowlers have had enough of my mind and the new manager does not even respond to emails.. what a joke.

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