Made it RIGHTWritten by fyoung10 on 04/11/16 07:58:26 AM PDT Go back to Sales reviews
Recommend this dealer? No Purchased a vehicle from this dealer? No
**UPDATE** I wanted to make sure that I posted an update to this last review. After posting this review I was contacted by Mercedes Benz of Buckhead Manager Dominic Ford. He not only insured me this is not the way they do business here at this location but wanted to display that this location is all about customer service. He asked that I come back in to meet with him and others. This experience was NIGHT and DAY again. They were so pleasing. I was set up with a car specialist Moses to walk me through my car and go over the features of my car. He was so nice, thorough, and amusing. He made it fun to learn more about my car and I appreciated that more than ever. I also met with another Manager named Grene Baranco. She also insured me that this is not how they handle business and this location is customer service based and sincerely apologized for what I experienced. They walked me around the service area and showed me everything. I will take my car back there because they showed me a different side and that was an isolated experience that was NOT a reflection of Mercedes Benz of Buckhead and the things they showed me let me know that and I am so appreciative for that.
Original Review - I have heard from some people a few years back that this dealership was the best. Lately I have heard different and I experienced it for myself. I contacted MB of Buckhead to purchase the new GLC 300. Benjamin Wheeler reached out to me to assist. I definitely wanted to purchase from here because it’s so close to my home less than 10 min away. I immediately went that day to meet with him and to possibly order my vehicle. There were a lot of upgrades I wanted to the vehicle so we discussed those, but couldn’t get to a price point I was satisfied with. So he told me he would do some more research and get back with me. In the meantime other dealerships were also reaching out to me and one happened to be all the way in Alpharetta, GA which is about 45 min away from me. I also met with them. Told them the EXACT same thing I told Benjamin at MB of Buckhead. They were eager to work with me and assist. I told them that I was working with him first and would like to give him the opportunity to get back with me. They were more than happy to do that. DAYS went by and I NEVER heard anything from him, and he was INFORMED that I was looking to make this deal VERY QUICKLY. He never responded. But Alpharetta followed up a lot, because they wanted the business. Although it was 45 min away I decided to go with them. On the day I was going to place the order with then low and behold Benjamin sends me a generic email about how it was good to meet me...blah blah…I told him he never contacted me back and that I was about to make the deal with Alpharetta unless he could get something done by COB today. He said oh yes, let me get out your old paperwork and get the new numbers and call you right back…HE NEVER CALLED BACK. So at 630 pm I just decided to go with Alpharetta. They were not only professional but they were about business. I am going to assume that Benjamin never had any one contest the price he gave…or tried to make a deal. Im buying a brand new vehicle and getting all upgrades …Im going to talk price here. So fast forward I got another generic email about a month later from Benjamin stating he was still here for me and that I should come there for maintenance and if anyone else wanted to buy a car to send to him. So I’m thinking…well maybe he is a good guy and it just didn’t work out. I got my car and I had a question about the door on the passenger side. Alpharetta told me I could go to MB of Buckhead to have them check it out. I take it up there and ask for Benjamin since he said I could contact him…he comes up to me looks at me like “What do you want” I explain why im here. I also wanted to get the courtesy wash everyone was talking about that has a Mercedes. He quickly said oh no …you can’t get your car washed here, that’s only for people who bought cars here and are a part of our elite status club. He stated that included washes and a maintenance package. I said oh I got the maintenance package can I just buy the washes from you guys. He looked at me as if I was the dumbest person on earth and said…ummmm no that not how we work at this location and you can’t. So I said ok…well I just want you guys to look at my door then, please. He said I’m not sure why they would tell you to come here for that when you bought it from them. His tone was so demeaning to me, and just rude. I left and I will NEVER send anyone there or purchase from them. Based on his responses and dealings with me, they are only interested in those that “LOOK” like they have money and big spenders. It seems to be all about what you look like and status at this location. They were rude and very unconcerned. I have since spoken with other MB dealerships and they ALL stated he should NOT have turned me away for a car that is still under warranty. If you really want to get GREAT service and get a good deal on a Mercedes DO NOT GO TO THIS LOCATION. MARK MY WORDS. I bought my car from RBM of Alpharetta and the service was INSANLEY good. It was like NIGHT AND DAY compared to MB of Buckhead.