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Wes P.
Buffalo, NY
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07/30/2019
OK Dealer, Lousy Car
The 2019 BMW 330i is not a good car, and is missing basic features that any car should have, let alone a luxury sedan, in 2019. The dealer misled about features the car does not have. When I discovered this deception, I brought it to the dealer's attention. Towne has not resolved anything, only "promising" to fix everything, but I have yet to receive even a phone call.

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Mike M.
Niagara Falls, NY
Overall Rating 1/5rating 1rating 1rating 1rating 1
07/09/2019
Bought car tried to upgrade to truck within first payment
Wife thought it would be safer for family to upgrade to truck called before first payment was due dealership wanted me to take a 5 thousand dollar loss on car witch I payed full price what they were asking for car but they were not willing to make deal

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FRANK B.
Niagara Falls, NY
BMW 3 Series
Verified Customer
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01/07/2019 Category: Sales
Buying a car
Dennis Merrilck was a pleasure to do business with. BUT I needed a new used car because my first one was a nightmare. 10,000 in repairs in 4 months never fixing my oil leak. Mike DaCosta was great. I can't say anything good elsewise. No one returned a call til I wrote the att. General

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RAINER H.
East Amherst, NY
BMW 3 Series
Verified Customer
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12/17/2018 Category: Sales
Ability to execute: excellent. Price: higher than expected
This is the 3rd vehicle we've bought from this dealership. By and large, the vehicles are good, the service is good (but not perfect), and people are very friendly. I thought in this latest round the price was too high to fall into the "good deal" category--at best it was a "fair deal".

Verified Customer
Williamsville, NY
BMW X5
Verified Customer
Overall Rating 1/5rating 1rating 1rating 1rating 1
05/03/2018 Category: Sales
New car purchase
Everything was great, until...you attempt to get a hold of your salesperson for outstanding questions after they "seal" the deal. VERY disappointing with the purchase of a $71,000 vehicle. Customer service SHOULD be included with this hefty pricetag

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Tracy G.
Niagara Falls, NY
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04/05/2018
Service
I arrived on time for my scheduled 8am and was told by Bill G in an inappropriate tone that the shuttle is by the door. I'm looking and waiting on the mini van I took last time but to my surprise it was a BMW that was being utilize and me unaware of this because I was not told, was left standing looking lost. Bill failed to return phone calls and did not return my call until 2pm. I have been driving s BMW for over 13 years and have dealt with Towne on both purchases. Being a person of color I felt totally disrespected and overlooked. Bill did not apologize and felt as if he did nothing wrong. I called his supervisor to complain and left a voice message and never heard back from Adam. I will not purchase my next BMW from Towne, I will spend my hard earned money somewhere where I am respected and treated as if I am a human!!!!!!!!

Verified Customer
Tonawanda, NY
BMW I8
Verified Customer
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07/07/2017 Category: Service
Slow Service
I have a BMW i8 which is an unusual car. That being said when I had an engine light come on I asked for an appointment. They said they couldn't get me in for a few weeks because they only have one tech who works on them. When I asked if I could get it in to check the engine light soon to see if it's ok to drive they said it was not possible. My appointment came and the day after the appointment they said I could pick it up and drive it but I needed to get the gas down to a quarter tank. About a week later I brought it back and they said again they needed to order more parts. They did give me a loaner car. Towne have friendly people but I feel this took way too long.

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THOMAS G.
Jamestown, NY
BMW X6
Verified Customer
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07/06/2017 Category: Service
Poor communication in Service Department
Too long to go into, but poor communication within the Service Department and Body Shop led to a prolonged time (17days) to repair a malfunction in the driver's seat position adjustment.

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DANIEL D.
Youngstown, NY
BMW X5
Verified Customer
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07/05/2017 Category: Service
Repair
Wifes car broke down one mile from dealership and they wouldn't arrange for a tow. My dad taught me me better than that when a lady needs help!!

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MICHAEL F.
Lancaster, NY
BMW 228I
Verified Customer
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07/05/2017 Category: Service
Conflicting Suggestions on Safety of Defective Tire
I'll start by saying to I've normally had great experiences with both Towne BMW and my vehicle. However, in this particular instance, I left feeling a bit disappointed and concerned. The reason for my visit was a defect in my tire that led to a bulge in the sidewall. I had randomly noticed it one evening and assumed it should be addressed for safety reasons.

Upon my arrival, someone came out to look at my tire. His response was that I "obviously hit a pothole and damaged the tire." However, in the time I've had my BMW, I have not hit a pothole. As we continued, no matter how many times I told the service person I had not hit a pothole, he continued to tell me that I did. It's at this point that I should point out the irony of the large pothole I needed to navigate on Towne BMW property just to access the service entrance.

At any rate, this service person went on to tell me the tire was "fine and totally safe to drive on." I then pointed out that that particular tire was worn differently than the other three. My belief was that the sidewall issue and unique wear pattern clearly indicated a defect in the tire. The service person simply said, "You're alignment is out - that'll be a few hundred dollars to fix and I'm not sure we can do that for you."

At that point, I decided it best to speak with my normal service guy. He was much more helpful and reasonable, though he, too, wanted to convince me that I hit a pothole and that was the cause of the issue. However, he mentioned that the tire was not safe to drive on (which agreed with everything I researched) and that it needed to be fixed one way or another. He also managed to get the situation taken care of immediately.

So I guess my "below average" rating here is based on the fact that I received two very different statements on the safety of the tire. It's one thing to have varying opinions on the brand of oil or type of wiper blades to use. It's an entirely different matter when the opinions vary regarding the safe operation of the car. Had I simply taken the word of the first service person that the tire was safe, I could have potentially placed myself in a very dangerous situation. It's also concerning that the first service person not only effectively called me a liar, but also had bad information on the safety of the tire. Just not a great experience compared to what I'd come to expect.

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BORIS K.
East Amherst, NY
BMW X5
Verified Customer
Overall Rating 2/5Overall Rating 2/5rating 2rating 2rating 2
07/03/2017 Category: Service
Water pump leaking?!?! After "being fixed " still leaking
I dropped my car for almost 3 weeks, they gave me a car to drive at the end of second week , but that's not a problem , problem is that whatever they fix it's still not working. I left a massage, not sure if they open 7/4 . Will see :(

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JEFFREY B.
Buffalo, NY
BMW M235XI
Verified Customer
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06/23/2017 Category: Service
Towne BMW
Dealing with BMW roadside assistance was a breeze and my car was towed to the dealership without incident. I was unable to accompany my vechicle to the dealership because of work; however, shortly after the car was dropped off I called and left a message with the service department. My message clearly stated that I would like to be kept in the loop regarding the service, and that I would most likely need to be picked up from work to retrieve my car once it was completed. After a few hours of not hearing anything from the delearship I called and spoke to a representative who said she did receive my message but didn't have any updates to give me because no one had yet looked at the vechicle. Again I stressed that I would need to have some sort of answer to if the car would be completed that day and that I would need to make arrangements to be picked up by the courtesy shuttle. Fast forward 3 more hours and I had to call again to inquire about the status of my vechicle. This time, I was informed that indeed the car was ready for pick up but that it was too late in the day to schedule transportation back to the dealership as the driver was making his last run for the day at 3pm and my work was 30 minutes in each direction from the dealership.
While I'm grateful that my car was serviced same day without an appointment, I have to say I am extremely disappointed with the communication that the dealership provided. At no point was I ever notified that my car was ready, instead I had to inquire on 3 separate occasions. Transportation not being offered was also unacceptable. I had notified the dealership since 9am that morning that I would need to be picked up and brought back to my car. The dealerships lack of communication greatly inconvenienced myself and my family who needed to make alternate arrangements to ensure I had a vechicle to drive the next day. This is not the type of service I would expect from BMW.

On a side note, while my car was being serviced the technician noticed a part that needed to be repaired/replaced with my brake calipers. I was told over the phone that he would order the part but my car was safe to drive. When I again asked while picking up my vechicle what specifically needed to be repaired, the gentleman helping me wasn't aware of what I was talking about and insisted that he would have the original gentleman helping me call me the following morning. I have yet to receive that call (another communication breakdown I presume) and my car today has a new warning light regarding my braking system which asks me to pull over and call roadside assistance. I have driven approximately 15 miles since my car was serviced and I was told the brakes were safe. It is Friday after hours, my car is currently at home in the driveway, and I have left another message for the service department to call me Saturday morning when they open at 8am. I hope to have a better experience this time around!

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MARTIN F.
Buffalo, NY
BMW 330CIC
Verified Customer
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06/23/2017 Category: Service
Headlight repair
I was disappointed with the service on my headlight. I brought the car in to the dealership, thinking they were the best people to diagnose and fix the problem. Periodically one of the headlights on our 2003 BMW would go off, and usually the next time the car was started it would work.

The car was in the shop for 11 days. The mechanic could not replicate the problem for three days, and when the problem was found, it took two days to get the part. The initial replacement did not solve the problem, so another part was installed (we were told that if this part did not work, then a more expensive part would be tried).

Although the service consultant, Colin, was helpful and kept us informed of the progress, I was disappointed with the time and expense involved in solving (I hope) what I thought was a minor problem. I question whether all of the parts installed were necessary to correct an intermittent problem.

We were also disappointed that when the car was returned, the floor mat had grease on it (it was clean when the car was brought in..

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DAVID J K.
Rochester, NY
BMW 128I
Verified Customer
Overall Rating 2/5Overall Rating 2/5rating 2rating 2rating 2
10/16/2016 Category: Sales
It's a Used Car
Bought a used car. Parking brake doesn't work. How did that pass NYS inspection and CPO checklist?

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MATTHEW G P.
Williamsville, NY
BMW M3
Verified Customer
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05/13/2016 Category: Sales
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KARIN Z C.
Farmington, NY
328XI
Verified Customer
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05/03/2016 Category: Sales
Great salesperson.
So my review is that the people are great but I am not happy that you are mailing /emailing me to an old address/email address. What have I missed so far? I am very upset that you cannot change it. I have repeatedly asked you to change it and it isn't done. Thank you

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RALPH J R.
Rochester, NY
BMW 328XI
Verified Customer
Overall Rating 1/5rating 1rating 1rating 1rating 1
07/29/2015 Category: Sales
Car delivered with chip in windshield and several scratches
I brought in a car that was in better condition than what I left with!

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SRIKRISHNA VARUN M.
Cheektowaga, NY
BMW 428XI
Verified Customer
Overall Rating 1/5rating 1rating 1rating 1rating 1
03/03/2015 Category: Sales
Unprofessional
They lied. They gave a car to me that does not have the features I was told. I go home and call the hotline and they tell me that your car never had these features.....

very very dishonest and unprofessional

TM
TODD J M.
Buffalo, NY
BMW X3
Verified Customer
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12/29/2014 Category: Sales
Nice people..yet know what's buying
The Towne people are nice. However, I'm disappointed with my new car as I thought my car had an option I wanted; yet, it does not. Make sure you know all the options before completing your purchase/order.

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JEAN M.
Fredonia, NY
BMW 328XI
Verified Customer
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12/20/2014 Category: Service
"Absolutely Different"
This appointment with the service department was an emergency. I got into my car and it was skipping and missing. At each stop I feared that the car would stall and not be able to restart. I was told to bring it in even though I was worried about the any damage driving it may cause. The service light was on, but not blinking.
When I arrived I was told the parts, coils were on back order and I might not have my car for 2 weeks. I was surprised and disappointed. How could a BMW dealership/service center not have parts to a common problem? I was told that there were others before me and service told me there was nothing they could do.
I was then given a loaner car. It was a basic model VW Jetta. Needless to say, it was horrible. I got it home and could not get it out of the driveway the next day because of 3inches of snow. I had to scramble to find a way to work. For the next three days I had to use my husband's car to get to work. I called and complained and was told to come back in and switch cars. I had already taken1/2 day to bring the car up. I could not take another to exchange the car. What would I get anyway? Another basic model that was less safe than my car?
It took a week to get my car back. At that point the message said that my car was ready as the service associate promised.
I expected so much more from a BMW service center.
Don't patronize your female customers.
This is one time I cannot recommend going to BMW.