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“!!!! Do not buy from this company !!!!!”

Written on: 27/05/2015 by Hudson1972 (1 review written)

After arranging a good deal and pick up point for my car I was happy. Went to the Sheffield branch were I was meet and dealt with in a good manner. After a quick 1 mile test drive as that's all could have I went in and signed for car. Not even 24 hours passed and I had to get recovery for car after a burning smell and engine shut off. Also happend again with the car having to go back to the branch were it was found that a (black box) they fit had been wired wrong they did the work and all… Read Full Review

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“Worst ever!”

Written on: 23/05/2015 by Daveeeeee (1 review written)

I hav had my car for 3 days i got a ford focus having sayin could have the car before got ther and is ready to drive away i had pay another 200 quid before could take it. Car drove fine. Went to work finished after a 12 hour night shift tired ready for bed car wud not start was stranded. None the number had would work wen i did get intouch they were road and was getting past from one person to the other and seem like not guna get nothing resolved as bank holiday weekend they sed carnt do… Read Full Review

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“Was forced into a car I didn't want at almost £100pm...”

Written on: 21/05/2015 by Supaknockernova (1 review written)

Was forced into a car I didn't want at almost £100pm more than originally quoted. After less than 6 months & just 3000 miles its parked outside my home needing a £1000 worth of work. Shameful… Read Full Review

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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

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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

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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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“Stay Away!!!”

Written on: 02/05/2015 by DorianPike7 (1 review written)

I used to to work for Fowlers and I can honestly say they are the worst company to choose to get car finance. The cars are bought at auctions without prior inspection and are not prepared properly for sale. Do not choose the in house deposit scheme as you will end up paying as much as Ten times the value of the car and if you are in any doubt of this companies dodgy work ethic then this last piece of info should make your mind up. Rogue Traders, the BBC programme visited them this week!!… Read Full Review

Talllegs's Comment

Written on: 21/05/2015

Nice to see you are coming clean about this so called company.Glad to see Watchdog. are onto them.Lets hope he gets what he deserves.

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Robinson0604's Comment

Written on: 22/05/2015

Hi there, I watched Rogue Traders, what an awful company!!! They take advantage of people's circumstances, and leave them in a worst state financially...dreadful!!! They have so little regard to customer service, and find it highly amusing when ripping a customer off. What a disgusting way to treat people. They should be closed down.

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“Fowlers The Truth”

Written on: 20/04/2015 by EliFitzsimmons (1 review written)

Hi guys, Here's the truth about Fowlers Finance. I have worked for this company for 3 weeks and because of what I have witnessed in this short space of time have decided to leave... Firstly you should avoid this company like the plague... The cars they purchase are directly from BSA Auctions they buy them in bulk twice a week. They buy them without any prior notice of there condition , they are simply purchased if in demand or if the price is right. If you believe your getting a brilliant… Read Full Review

Kharntheeternal's Comment

Written on: 02/05/2015

I worked there for 3 years, and it got worse as time went on. That's partly the reason I left just over a year ago. I now work for a reputable company and feel much more safe sleeping at night.

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Gazglad's Comment

Written on: 02/05/2015

I can totally believe this I got a zafira back in nov had it 4 days and the gearbox went after a massive fight with them they decided to exchange my car for another zafira in which I've had 4 months in the time of having this car it's had new clutch new timing belt new breaks new water pump and a few other bits it now as a noise from the engine in which I've been told the engine is no good and needs to be replaced I'm now in another fight with them to cancel the contract I have with them this is the 2nd car and is not fit for purpose they told me they would be collecting my car on 2 occasions and bringing me a curtersy car in which they haven't bothered they are a total joke I'm off the road for 2nd time and unable to get to work. This company are outrageous totally shocking very rude and just don't care well I will be going as far as it takes to get myself out of this contract they sell dodgy cars and I've had 2 to prove it stay well clear

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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

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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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“DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY”

Written on: 15/10/2014 by Abrilm282 (1 review written)

Hi me and my fiancée purchased a car from Fowlers Finance in March 2014 07 plate vauxhall corsa in black. After a week had to contact the after sales team where we got someone on the end of phone who said I was lying when I said car had no power when driving. Was told to take this back to manchester garage to have a new timing chain kit supposedly been repaired but car was still the same when received back. Contacted after sales again got same rep and told to take in again. After receiving… Read Full Review

Wezmathers84's Comment

Written on: 30/10/2014

Iv made the same mistake. Had my focus 6 months within 2days head gasket went took it back , then gear box , clutch , my back passenger side door doesnt open , they gave me a courtesy car which had bald tyres ,and also the front wheels and engine locked and seized on me. Iv been trying for a car swap for the past 5month and also been accused of tampering with the vehicle. After sales managers always hang up when i ring. They also lie to me. Im seekin legal advice

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Jonathanallman2's Comment

Written on: 31/10/2014

Me to mate they are the worst company ever. No customer service at all. I got a vehicle swap but car still had to have 500quid spent on this n still needs money spending on it for MOT did not get a copy of MOT certificate when got car either. Hope you get sorted company should be closed down n customers be reimbursed for there inconvenience

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Sallyjoking's Comment

Written on: 04/02/2015

Hi just want to know what happened with your car did you take fowlers court, I'm having a massive issue with them now and I rgeret ever going tonthem

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Gazglad's Comment

Written on: 18/11/2014

I have same problem had my Zafira 4 days and gear box went a week later still no car and refused to pay garage to fix I told them I'm within my 14 days to pull out of my agreement I have now been told to take car back to fowlers which is impossible as it don't have a gear box totally shocking they can get away with treating people like this the after sales team are shocking very rude and hang the phone up on you. Trading standards are on my case now let's hope this company get what for the stress I am going through due to this company is unreal

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Andereh's Comment

Written on: 08/11/2014

i was looking into this firm, thank God i came across your review,
thank God that i did not apply for a loan, thanks for the heads up :-))

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Plakers's Comment

Written on: 03/11/2014

Hi, i had the same issue - brought the car and after 8 days the car broke down on the M25 as it had been over-heating and the head gasket blew. They took my car for 2 WHOLE WEEKS, only to send it back without fixing the orignial problem - the radiator which had a HUGE crack in it. I then got them to fix the radiator.. it came back and my heating was working again (only to stop a week later), turns out they had sent the car back without doing ANY of the original work they had said they'd do - i STILL had a huge crack in the radiator.

GET ME OUT OF THIS CONTRACT!!!!

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“bad customer service”

Written on: 14/10/2014 by qoStrong74 (1 review written)

I called fowlers to get a car as mine is in need of major repairs, i was told i would be their a short 30 mins signing up but instead i was sat there for 4.5 hours... the staff in the stoke branch are very rude the person i was speaking to on the phone however was very helpful tim? I advise to speak with him if any probs.. On driving the car away from the premises i noticed the airbag light on and abs light on dash i spoke with the dealer about this and was told it will go off by it self, i… Read Full Review

Fowlersfinance's Comment

Written on: 20/10/2014

Hi, first of all I would like to apologise for the time you were left waiting. This isn't something that happens all of the time, so please accept my apologies on that one. If you could send me an e-mail (I will have e-mailed this comment to you personally as well Sir) I can arrange to have a truck sent out to collect your car at the earliest convenience and ensure you are provided with a courtesy car while that is being repaired. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Teddie72's Comment

Written on: 23/10/2014

Unfortunately we have a similar prob. Got an 06 focus in May. Worn tyres on collection and ticking noice on the drive home. Took it back to Salford branch. Said he had fixed it. We have had to replace all 4 tyres. Tracking keeps going and tyres are lasting 2 months! We had to replace battery after 2 weeks and the ticking noice which was Aparently repaired has now turned into a constant loud grinding. Garage told me the automatic transmission I
Has had it. Thanks dialers you have sold me an unroadworthy car, which is illegal

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Paulw78's Comment

Written on: 11/02/2015

Youre simply full of rubbish fowlers, you have put my family's lives at risk and other road users also some dangerous repairs you done to customers cars and also bent mot's.
Now i signed agreement you dont want to know and you wonder why i sent a messege on fowlers site. You hang up my calls and soon as we do speak to ya you say you rong back and you simply dont bother. 20 times ive phoned in 1 week and got no where. I'm gatthering all evidence and im handing my self into the police station as you grassed me up. Ive screen shot everything and seeing what i can do about it and going to watchdog aswell. You are gambling peoples lives just for your benefit. You clearly put a bent mot on my car also by reading comments that you done it to other people. Its illeagal to pass a car with air bag lights on, ABs warning light. One costomer found out you cut brake sensors off. You are very dangerous and wish i done research b4 buying from you. I make sure you sieze trading but i suppose you will just trade again under different name. Also i going to put car in for mot to make sure you aint done anything dangerous to my car ie cutting brake sensors etc. How do you sleep at night.

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Beckyinglis's Comment

Written on: 11/04/2015

Brilliant bloke. Pick my car up tomorrow from fowlers. Not being condescending at all but me and mine won't allow them to sell me something that breaks within months. To be fair my frien who suggested fowlers has had her car for a while and has no problems. Nothing.

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“just dont care”

Written on: 19/09/2014 by Gauge187 (1 review written)

bought our car a fiat punto 1.3 multijet grey on 29/08/14 ,had to go to hemelhempstead from Bristol to collect the car. was told the car looked brand new. we got there they rushed us through the paperwork. we went for a test drive and my wife drove. she said she would have to get use to the gearbox as we have a auto at home. when at home I walked around the car and found three panels with small dents and on further inspection the car had been in a crash and had a lot of filler in back.i had… Read Full Review

Laststand's Comment

Written on: 24/09/2014

Be careful about taking the car back to Bristol Branch as we did that and that after three weeks we were contacted and told by them they thought they were only garaging the car for us. Why would we do that Uhhhhh

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Alantnorman's Comment

Written on: 30/09/2014

im having the same problems i bought my car on 8th may still waiting to get a wheel sorted out and a load of dents i was told to get quotes then manager contacted me and said he would authorise the work that was in June now going in to October I'm being forced to give the car back as they don't seem to want to do the repairs i would either like to keep my car or be allowed to hand it back and choose another but not being given any choice by fowlers i have about 25 emails between myself and fowlers so if it comes to it and they do take car back then all these emails will be released in the court for a judge to read

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Fowlers_Finance's Comment

Written on: 25/09/2014

Hello,
First of all I am sorry to hear about the problems you have experienced and have looked into the matter for you as a matter of urgency. From what I can see on my system here you picked the car up on the 20th August 2014 from our Hemel Hempstead branch and on the 15th you called up to report glo plugs and the fact it was struggling to get into 1st and 2nd gear. We advised you to get a quote. On the 16th September we had a quote off Dan Cuff motor engineers to replace glo plugs control unit and clutch kit. On the 18th September, this quote was authorised, the work was done, invoice complete and cheque sent.
If that is the case with service received from aftersales, I can only apologise and I will look into this to make sure it doesn’t happen again to both yourself or any other future customers. Mick Rawlingson is a salesman and in a different office, so in his defence an aftersales issue is not his job. He would have simply passed on a message.
Hopefully all of your issues are now sorted but if there is anything I can help you with then please e-mail me.

Thank you

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