Wow - how incredibly Dishonest and Unprofessional is this Don Brown Chevrolet!
I would highly recommend people stay far away from this dealership. It is obviously operated by individuals with little if any integrity.
Case in point: On 06/30/2015 at 12:00 PM I called a salesman I had been dealing with and told him I had decided to purchase the vehicle we had discussed. I was en route to meet immediately. The salesman responded by asking if I could instead meet with him at 3:00 PM as he had a class to get to at 1:00 PM. In an effort to keep him from not missing his classes, and to help ensure that he got his commission, I agreed in an effort to do the "right thing" even though it was not convenient for me. We agreed upon a price and I discussed with him the need for my rental vehicle to be picked up at the dealership after we met and signed the paperwork @3:00 PM..
Low and behold, after waiting the extra couple of hours to accommodate the sales rep's schedule and after 45 minutes drive time from O'Fallon, MO, I arrived at the dealership at 3:00 PM. One problem - the vehicle had been "sold". Yes - sold. The sales rep said that the sales manager "Tim" had sold the vehicle from underneath him to a "close friend" in the preceding hour. I demanded to see the General Manager or Don Brown to have the situation immediately righted only to be put off by a "Patty" - a customer service manager? - and then by a "Tim" - a sales manager? - who did nothing to help. Don Brown refused to honor the deal they had agreed to through their sales rep and furthermore offered no apology or any solution to the problem other than to simply say that I had not purchased the vehicle and that it had been sold.
Wow. How incredibly inept, petty and...slimy. So typical of the stereotypical "used car experience". I asked the sales rep if he had notified the dealership that he was selling the vehicle and he assured me that he had and had requested that it be "washed" and brought to the front for pickup at 3:00 PM. So the dealership was well aware of the situation and pulled a "fast one" on an unsuspecting potential customer to further their own personal needs.
Uh, not good for business, folks.
If you promise customers something - like the sale of a vehicle for example - and then deliberately break that promise to satisfy selfish ends and then further refuse to make the situation right while there is still time then, well...you pretty much suck. If this is how they handle a situation like this then one can only imagine how they handle the rest of their business.
As a consequence, I will forever tell everyone of my experience with this greasy dealership who has absolutely zero class...Don Brown. You have been warned....