Used Volvo V40 for Sale in Denver, CO
Subaru of Loveland - Loveland / Colorado
Located 48 miles away from Denver, CO
I first purchased a used vehicle from Davidson-Gebhardt Cheverolet's Subaru of Loveland dealership in October 2016. The dealership agreed to fix the heater, a passenger's seatbelt, a sunroof motor and a sunshade bracket in the 2004 Nissan Morano. It was almost two months from the time of purchase before I recieved the car. The first dealer I worked with, Pat, did not provide me with updates, was hard to get a hold of, and snapped at me when I expressed my frustration at not being in the know about the status of my vehicle (I was told that I could go pick up my car from the third party service shop and pay for the work myself). I was passed on to the general manager, Chris, who was apologetic about his employee's behavior, and provided me a borrowed dealership car to use until my car was presented to me. I repeatedly expressed my gratitude for this service as I'm a single mom and had no other vehicle (my previous car was totaled by an uninsured driver) and I was put into a difficult situation having to wait much longer than expected to drive away with the vehicle I had purchased. When I did receive my car, it died due to a failed alternator, while driving on the highway, within two weeks of driving off the Subaru lot. The heater was also still not working for the two weeks I drove the vehicle, despite that the radiator had been replaced - I was told. (It was winter, with daytime temperatures reaching as low as single digits and I had to wrap my children in blankets to ride in our car.) I contacted the Nissan service shop and spoke with the service manager who informed me that they had recommended a radiator replacement to the Subaru dealership, but the dealership only approved a radiator flush (which was attempted two times as it did not fix the issue). Again, please note that I was told by the dealership that it had been replaced. I contacted the Subaru GM and he agreed to pay for the alternator replacement and let me trade the vehicle back in. He said he would look into having the vehicle towed to his service shop and repaired. After several days, and having not heard from Chris, I reached back out to him and to the car service shop where my vehicle was located several hours away. The car shop told me that the work was done and I could come pick up the vehicle. When the Subaru GM, Chris, returned my calls, he told me he had changed his mind about letting me trade back the vehicle. I insisted, as I did not trust the quality of the vehicle as it had been described to me (especially after learning that the radiator had not been replaced as I had been told). Prior to this, I had a enjoyable working relationship with Chris. At this point Chris raised his voice at me and began telling me that there was "no pleasing" me, and I was ungrateful for all the "bending over backwards" they had done to make me happy. He continued, unprofessionally, to tell me that he had no legal obligation to fix the radiator or take the car back (this is true) and that if I wanted a car without "issues" I should buy a new car. I did not raise my voice back at Chris or insult him, but I did insist that he take the car back. Eventually he agreed to this. Chris never spoke to me again, although I went on to trade the vehicle back and upgrade for a newer vehicle. I saw Chris three more times at the dealership during this process, and each time he would turn around and walk the other direction - refusing to greet me or shake my hand. (Even if Chris did not enjoy working with me, I believe this behavior is not reflective of the maturity required of a general manager, especially taking into account that I was always respectful in my words and tone to Chris and his employees regardless of my ongoing frustrations with the circumstances and service provided.) I was contacted by the dealership's newly hired dealer, Rich, to complete the trade. Rich was very nice, and stayed in frequent contact during the two weeks I worked with him. Unfortunately the newer used vehicle I purchased through Subaru of Loveland (a 2011 Subaru Forrester) threw two rods through its engine within two months of driving it off the lot. This required a complete engine replacement (an approximately $6000 repair). Subaru of Loveland will currently not contact me back. I purchased this vehicle, paid outright, in January 2017 and four months later I still have not received the title for the car, though I have left several voicemails with this department (specifically Denise). I was sold an $8000 car and $11,000 car - both of which did not run longer than two months after purchase without major repairs. Subaru of Loveland is not legally obligated to - as the GM informed me, the Lemon Law only applies to new cars. However, I would not recommend purchasing a vehicle from a dealership who stands firm in it's legal right to not do "the right thing" per its customers. It can be assumed that a used vehicle with a large price tag would be a running vehicle. I was not treated professionally. I was told I was a problem customer because I was requesting a vehicle that ran, I was requesting repairs in a timely fashion, and I was requesting good communication. If you are in the market to buy, I would highly recommend purchasing a vehicle from a different dealership than Subaru of Loveland. My experience with them has been a nightmare.
Features and Specs:
Description: Used 2002 Volvo V40 Base with Rear Bench Seats, Auto Climate Control, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Alarm.
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive
22 Combined MPG (19 City/27 Highway)
Certified Pre-Owned: No