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“Dont go there ”

Written on: 11/02/2016 by wzWagner137 (1 review written)

Ive bought my 2nd car from them the after sales is rank they fob you off saying take it to garage welle pay the costs do they hell as like they sold me a car a day later it was an mot failure with the airbags they wont give you a courtesy car when they take it away they keep it gir hod knows how long its rank dont go there they are quick enough to sell you one tho they dont allow to test drive if you dont have it there and tgen you lose your deposit you paid to hold the car DONT TOUCH THEM!!!!… Read Full Review

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“totally unaceptable AVOID AT ALL COSTS”

Written on: 04/02/2016 by McDaniel1962 (1 review written)

Got a car from these guys and a day after i had a problem.went to a garage and was told the car is a write off. Going through the process of getting out of this finance agreement and then going to a dealer and getting intouch with the car finance company for finance. ABSOLUTLEY VILE AND DISGUSTING THE WAY THEY TALK TO YOU ONCE YOU HAVE REPORTED THE ISSUE. NEVER REALISED THIS COMPANY WAS ON WATCHDOG LAST YEAR. STAY WELL CLEAR AND LIKE PREVIOUS COMMENTS GET IN TOUCH WITH THE CAR FINANCE COMPANY… Read Full Review

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“DODGY DEALERS”

Written on: 30/01/2016 by chaz234567 (1 review written)

1 STAR AS CANT SELECT 0 - DODGY UNFIT CARS and credit for cars should blacklist them - go direct to the finance company and go to a garage off your choice - Try the car finance company :-)… Read Full Review

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“Finance Director is rude.”

Written on: 27/01/2016 by BoomTrikes (1 review written)

Do not deal with this company… Read Full Review

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“Worst Customer service handlers managers staff...”

Written on: 25/01/2016

This Company is a joke my partner got a car from them within 2 days we noticed faults i.e air coming through the window (some how) no lights on the vehicle fog lights indicators seats passenger side drop down mirror the car looks like a cat d and they've fixed it up. Done be fooled by these people they are basically conmen the worst finance company you can imagine. Avoid doing business with this company and within two years they will be bust liquidation jobless. For those wanting to take them… Read Full Review

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“Harrassement”

Written on: 21/01/2016 by 332Parker (1 review written)

I originally applied but then changed my mind after reading reviews about the cars themselves I have had to sent emails to go to junk as even though i replied to two emails and said i was no longer interested i kept receiving them Phone calls stopped for a while, but have started again everyday, several times a day even though i tell them i don't want finance and to stop calling. If this were an individual, i would have the option to contact the police to have them stop them harassing me… Read Full Review

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“Avoid at all costs”

Written on: 20/01/2016 by Roryi202 (1 review written)

I bought my Ford Focus 1.8 tdci from fowlers back in 2013. I lived in Scarborough at the time and travelled to the Sheffield branch. I liked the car and had a test drive which was basically 5 minutes around the block all seemed well until I got half way home then a message came up saying engine system fault then went off about 10 minutes later. I got home with the car and phoned fowlers the next day and of course they said the car had been fine this back and forth went on for a while then… Read Full Review

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“OH NOOOOOOO”

Written on: 11/01/2016 by 144Gazaaaa (1 review written)

I wish I would of seen these reviews before I took finance out with fowlers my car has been in the garage twice I have had it not even a month scared now of what's to come… Read Full Review

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“Watchdog says it all ”

Written on: 06/01/2016 by QuinnMacKinnon150 (1 review written)

Just watch this and then make your mind up its a real emabareassment and a joke … Read Full Review

Daveh1234's Comment

Written on: 07/01/2016

I found the Rogue Traders report on the BBC website and I am astounded by what I have seen. I wish I had seen it before I bought my car from these people. Perhaps we all need to get together to tackle this and remove ourselves from these agreements if what we bought was not to standard and we have been fobbed off. Anyone out there have any thoughts?

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“Awful cold aftercare service”

Written on: 25/12/2015 by JavierMorris242 (1 review written)

Had a vehicle for 10 months, paying £245 a month plus £25 for warranty (which was sold as peace of mind) 60 plate Insignia. 95k on the clock when purchased but before collection was told that mechanics prepping the vehicle for collection. Not being a car person I wasn't aware of water pump change needed. Driving to work last Wednesday the water pump failed, causing the car to overheat and shredding the cambelt. Having spoke to the branch where the vehicle was purchased they instructed me to… Read Full Review

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“Good service right through”

Written on: 16/12/2015 by Kayley316 (1 review written)

I bought my car from fowlers in August 2014 right from the start of looking for a car i have found fowler so really helpful. The day I picked my car up went smoothly with the company taking me out in the car for a test drive. My only issue on picking up was the company told me that the vehicle was taxed and showed up on the dvla website as been taxed but once I got home from Stoke on Trent to Halifax I found out from dvla that my car was not taxed and I had drove all that way with an untaxed… Read Full Review

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“pile of.........s***”

Written on: 11/12/2015 by ccLeblanc41 (1 review written)

I wouldn't bother, their cars are a pile of rubbish. Iv only had mine for 7months and the starting motor went within the 1st 4weeks (which they did fix). The key fob broke in the 1st 8weeks which they also fixed, you don't expect to have problems with a car within the 1st few weeks of buying. Iv just taken my car into the garage again this morning due to the axial braking & the heating isn't working. Before i bought my car I need my car I discussed this with the car dealer that i needed… Read Full Review

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“If you do not want a car with major faults that the...”

Written on: 07/12/2015 by miGeorge140 (1 review written)

If you do not want a car with major faults that the company then expects you to pay for and fobs you off for as long as is possible. Then fowlers car finance is definately the one for you. Take the hint in the name… Read Full Review

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“Some issues in common with others but.........”

Written on: 02/12/2015 by DaveH1234 (3 reviews written)

I bought my Mondeo TDCi Titanium X from the Stoke branch back on September the 1st. It was an internet/phone purchase and from the outset, the salesman was utterly brilliant. I had a specific make and model that I wanted and he scoured the place and found the car for me. When I collected the car, there was no V5 ( the auction house has lost it) so they said they would apply for one and send it to me so I could tax the car. On day 2 of ownership, a number of problems came to light which were… Read Full Review

Daveh1234's Response to DaveH1234's Review

Written on: 07/01/2016

So, time for an update to my review. I have just had reason to call Fowlers to look at getting 2 faults sorted with the car, a noisy rear suspension and a boot that fills with water. The bottom line is that they were cold and callous, dismissed my issues out of hand stating that the warranty only covers engine & gearbox. This is in direct contradiction with what I was told when they sold me the warranty. Bearing in mind that I bought the car in September 2015 and couldn't use it until the second week of November, I was shocked at being dismissed so abruptly. I think that all of the other reviews are probably nearer to the way this company operates and I was lucky at the start to get something from them for their muck up. If anyone is looking for a car then AVOID THIS COMPANY they are just useless. They don't answer the phone or respond to e-mails. I have been trying to contact them for a week and finally got them to answer today, though it did me no good. PLEASE DON'T GET INVOLVED WITH THIS LOT, YOU WILL HAVE A NIGHTMARE.

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“vauxhalla astra ”

Written on: 17/11/2015 by Woodri1966 (1 review written)

Had a Vauxhall Astra for 10 months and had nothing but problems after problems and now cant Evan move my car as my clutch went with my family in the car . And cant afford to Evan get it fixed . So very disappointed with car and wish I have never had it . . The first week I had this it spun out of control while I was at work as a carer and both wheels locked up and engine went on me. And still had to get fixed… Read Full Review

Becky80's Comment

Written on: 11/12/2015

Iv had nothing but problems with mine. I am a support worker and use my car every day for work. I discussed with fowler's on the phone before getting the car and in the office whilst picking my car up that i needed something reliable. I now know i was fed a pack of lies so they could make a sale. Within the 1st 4 weeks of me owning the car the starting motor went, then the key fob broke. I phoned them which they did say they would fix both things. i know have a new problem the heating has packed in and the axcil has broke on the right had front wheel. all these problems within 6 months. I do take some blame i should have taken a mechanic to look at the vehicle and done a thorough inspection of it. worst thing i ever bought. As i cant use my car with the heating broke, i cant work, therefore i wont get paid to pay the finance company. To be honest with the way i am feeling they can come and take it back as they wont be receiving another payment until they sort me out a tidy and road worthy car.

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Sholt33's Comment

Written on: 13/12/2015

I sent my car bk . And did u see fowlers on watchdogs

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“Read the reviews and avoid”

Written on: 11/09/2015 by Vanr476 (1 review written)

Bought a Fiat punt grande 07 had car a week clutch went when fetching kids from school then the blowers stopped working window switches didn't work car was supposed to be cleaned inside it was filthy I took it back and said I want it cleaning again. I had no parcel shelf which they promised they would get me guess what they didnt. You pay over the odds for a rubbish car. After service is shocking they never call you back please read these reviews and avoid… Read Full Review

Jendata147's Comment

Written on: 29/09/2015

Hi there, I have just read your review and I am gobsmacked!! I am sure I have just bought the exact same car from Fowlers on the 12th September. I have had it 2 weeks and I got them to come and collect it as there was numerous problems with it:
No blowers working
no parcel shelf
dirty inside and out
Fiat punto grande 07

We have had a nightmare with these people with service too. My husband was driving the car with my daughter in the car the other day and the drivers side wheel locked and it smelt of burning.

Please please get in touch if you can as I am taking this complaint as far as I possibly can as they can not get away with this.

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Vickydal's Comment

Written on: 06/10/2015

Hi I'm in the same situation only got the car Saturday a fiat punto grande which has no parcel shelf I brought it home it needs a full new back box and two middle pipes ect the after care are useless telling me lie after lie and have also said I can't return the car I don't know where to go from here

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Becky80's Comment

Written on: 11/12/2015

Just dump the car outside the showroom where you got it from. leave it there & dont accept it back. thats exactly what i am doing with mine. it a pile of rubbish the worst thing i ever bought.

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“Tried having me off but I wouldn't back down and won them ”

Written on: 01/09/2015 by Donna66xx (1 review written)

I bought a car (silver Zafira 56 plate) off fowlers Manchester in November 2013, within weeks I had major problems, that car had 18 litres of oil within 6months and also had problems with the power steering, the engine malfunction light kept coming on, seat belt casing was missing, was told to take it to a independent garage to have the work done but then they refused to pay and then tried saying I had left it too late to still be covered by the warranty, although I was contacting them nearly… Read Full Review

Rachaelk's Response to Donna66xx's Review

Written on: 18/10/2015

Hi I have a silver 56 plate Zafira from this company and its not road worthy at all they sold me the car when break pads was wearing thin the car didn't lock and the gear box is knackered they told me to take it to a garage and they would pay for it to be fixed which I did and it wasn't fixable at all, they didn't pay the garage and proper did my over they are saying that I can't return the car I'm just wondering if this is the car you had and how I can get out of this agreement with downers I would appreciate it if you can help me please

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Donna66Xx's reply to Rachaelk's Comment

Written on: 19/10/2015

Hi, if you want to let me know what the reg is of the car you have now I can check my paperwork when I get home and get back to you, I know the car was straight back out on to the road not long after I'd sent it back because we did a check on it and if it is the same car then I advise you to get into the ombudsman straight away and tell them, they helped me greatly, even if it isn't the same car I'd strongly advise you to do that anyway and go to the garage you took it too and ask for the paperwork to back up your claim

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Rachaelk's Response to Donna66xx's Review

Written on: 18/10/2015

Hi I have a silver 56 plate Zafira off these that is not reliable at all so many things wrong with it to mention I need to get out of my agreement with these I'm wondering if this is the same car and where I would start by getting rid of this agreement please x

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Donna66Xx's reply to Rachaelk's Comment

Written on: 19/10/2015

Hi I've just looked through my paperwork and the reg is YB56 YMK, if it isn't the same car then I still strongly advise you to contact the ombudsman and tell them everything, also Google rogue traders fowlers garage, that's a very interesting video indeed, they even admit they buy scrappers for auctions and sell them on to the public, good luck and keep fighting, I did and I won them, I'm also intrigued as to if its the same car and if it is they should be ashamed of themselves

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“Waste of space”

Written on: 29/08/2015 by Rohan337 (1 review written)

Took a car on finance of this corrupt company 2 weeks ago biggest mistake waste of time I have ever gone through!!!! Please steer well clear they took my debit card details processed deposit 3 hours later I was allowed to drive away in car to then be told that deposit hadn't been taken and they collected the car car also had high clutch which was knackered airbag light and other endless faults!! Also I tried to change my payment date to monthly as that how I get payed snd they said no weekly… Read Full Review

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“Wouldn't even give one star!”

Written on: 27/08/2015 by Danika288 (1 review written)

I feel like I am in a nightmare and cannot wake up! I wish wish wish I had saw these reviews before purchasing a car from fowlers! I had a black Astra 1.4 (only car I was allowed) price was ridiculous but I needed something reliable working in the community. I have had the car for 4 weeks and the timing chain and water pump had gone I reported it to fowlers and they said to take it to a garage and they would transfer the payment to them no problem. So the garage billed them £450 and wanted… Read Full Review

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“dont go there”

Written on: 24/08/2015 by alisonjbaldwin47 (1 review written)

after applying for finance I was given 1 choice of car a Vauxhall zafira. I was pleasesd with this but have had problems ever since. Within 10 minutes engine light on took back to Walsall did work picke up car again next day within an hour light was on again . It was then booked in at stoke where I water 4 and half hours . The next day the light was back on again now I have grinding noises from the back… Read Full Review

Donna66Xx's Response to alisonjbaldwin47's Review

Written on: 01/09/2015

What colour and reg was the Zafira???

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