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AS Cars - reviews. Do people do good reviews?

  • 12-07-2017 6:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,506 ✭✭✭ frash


    Hi all,

    Looking at a car in AS Cars (no pics there yet).

    Came on here looking for reviews of the dealer & found some bad ones as expected but then do people ever put up good reviews of car dealerships?

    They've been in business for 20 years so they must have sold some good cars in that time!

    Will get my mechanic to check out the car but if anyone has anything good to say about them I'd be interested in hearing it.

    Thanks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,547 ✭✭✭ hairyslug


    Bought a 11 year old car off them, something (honestly can't remember what) went wrong, but it was fixed, only negative thing is that it took a while longer than I was told to get the part in and repair. That's the problem with not having a mech on site.

    They've been in business quite a while so there are gonna be a few complaints.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,469 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    People are more likely to make the effort to log on to the internets to give bad reviews.
    So look for a lack of bad reviews, rater than a presence of good reviews.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,506 ✭✭✭ frash


    biko wrote: »
    People are more likely to make the effort to log on to the internets to give bad reviews.
    So look for a lack of bad reviews, rater than a presence of good reviews.

    Thanks.
    Found 3 or 4 here (one by PM this morning) but they've been in business 20 years. 15 of which at the current location so there's bound to be some complaints.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 dubmonk


    Hi
    I bought a car in AS Cars this year. It took already a while to get the car valeted. And after one week, the car started to have mech problems. I brought the car back, and it took more than 1 month to get it sorted. Conclusion: I would definitely avoid this company. They are not professional at all and should not be considered as a SIMI dealer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,123 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Not that being or not being a member of the SIMI matters much to a consumer but it sounds they are perfect candidates for being a member of the SIMI. :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 846 ✭✭✭ morritty


    biko wrote: »
    People are more likely to make the effort to log on to the internets to give bad reviews.
    So look for a lack of bad reviews, rater than a presence of good reviews.
    dubmonk wrote: »
    Hi
    I bought a car in AS Cars this year. It took already a while to get the car valeted. And after one week, the car started to have mech problems. I brought the car back, and it took more than 1 month to get it sorted. Conclusion: I would definitely avoid this company. They are not professional at all and should not be considered as a SIMI dealer.

    1 Post..... That just proves bikos point. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 932 ✭✭✭ kerten


    I helped a friend to buy a car from them. Delivery of car was the worst car buying experience I have ever had. Salesman invited us to collect the car friday afternoon, we went there 30 mins earlier than the agreed time to have some time before he goes to his holiday.

    He wasn't there then he drove in around agreed time, waved his hand from driver seat and drove off. Then I found out part worn tyres he put on the car(I asked for better tyres and agreed on part worn) was barely legal. Had to deal with other salesman who claimed 2 mm tread depth is perfectly fine and safe to drive. My friend was desperately needed a car so we couldn't walk away. Salesman was watching me fuming in the process and offered us 50 euro towards to new tyres we should buy.

    Car didn't have a problem afterwards even it had, I wouldn't bother with them for a fix after that experience. It is all about expectations though. If you assume low to no customer service and get the car checked, you may be fine.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,107 gwalk


    Bought a car off them in August,

    no issue with the car, only problem was the log book took ages and I couldn't tax car without it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,506 ✭✭✭ frash


    OP here
    I bought a car off them in August 2017

    Bit of a delay in getting it.
    Some BS about mechanic being on holiday or something

    Car running grand now.

    I'd treat them as a slight step up from a private sale if dealing with them again


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,569 ✭✭✭ tossy


    frash wrote: »
    OP here
    I bought a car off them in August 2017

    Bit of a delay in getting it.
    Some BS about mechanic being on holiday or something

    Car running grand now.

    I'd treat them as a slight step up from a private sale if dealing with them again

    You're being very hard on the average private seller there :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Savage_Henry


    Bought a car a while ago, still running fine today. Do take their external warranty. I was dealing with a guy called Alan. No issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Savage_Henry


    Were the tyres above the safety mark?
    kerten wrote: »
    I helped a friend to buy a car from them. Delivery of car was the worst car buying experience I have ever had. Salesman invited us to collect the car friday afternoon, we went there 30 mins earlier than the agreed time to have some time before he goes to his holiday.

    He wasn't there then he drove in around agreed time, waved his hand from driver seat and drove off. Then I found out part worn tyres he put on the car(I asked for better tyres and agreed on part worn) was barely legal. Had to deal with other salesman who claimed 2 mm tread depth is perfectly fine and safe to drive. My friend was desperately needed a car so we couldn't walk away. Salesman was watching me fuming in the process and offered us 50 euro towards to new tyres we should buy.

    Car didn't have a problem afterwards even it had, I wouldn't bother with them for a fix after that experience. It is all about expectations though. If you assume low to no customer service and get the car checked, you may be fine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 585 ✭✭✭ Dazzy


    Its a long time ago but I bought a car from them and I have commented about it here before in another thread.

    I had a very bad experience. I did a deal with them and there was an agreement made about what would be done to the car before I picked it up which never happened. I ended up having to bring the car back multiple times and even had to take the car to the mechanic they used myself.

    I also had a problem with a seat belt that they would not fix. There was one other issue which I wont go into here about the 3rd party warranty.

    Getting a car is supposed to be a good experience and it was something that I always looked forward to, it is dealers like this that take the good out of buying a car. Based on my experience with them it has made me very wary of all other dealers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 932 ✭✭✭ kerten


    Were the tyres above the safety mark?

    Yes around 2 mm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,540 ✭✭✭ tnegun


    Dazzy wrote: »
    Its a long time ago but I bought a car from them and I have commented about it here before in another thread.

    I had a very bad experience. I did a deal with them and there was an agreement made about what would be done to the car before I picked it up which never happened. I ended up having to bring the car back multiple times and even had to take the car to the mechanic they used myself.

    I also had a problem with a seat belt that they would not fix. There was one other issue which I wont go into here about the 3rd party warranty.

    Getting a car is supposed to be a good experience and it was something that I always looked forward to, it is dealers like this that take the good out of buying a car. Based on my experience with them it has made me very wary of all other dealers.


    Would you mind PM'ing me I'm having an issue with the 3rd party warranty too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,123 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26


    Selling 3rd party warranties is just a convenient way for dealers to wash their hands of a customer who bought a car from them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 356 ✭✭ Savage_Henry


    Its because garage warranty doesnt cover much. "Engine warranty" - most people think its the whole thing under the bonnet. But technically its just the block and head. Not CPU, not wiring, not anything else.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,633 ✭✭✭ andekwarhola


    Bought a 7 year old car from them in 2007. Kept it for about another 7 years with no issues outside of usual maintenance and repairs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 zehknas911


    Hey all.. also bought a car from them and logbook not yet received. For those who said it took a bit of time to arrive- how long did you wait?
    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,506 ✭✭✭ frash


    zehknas911 wrote: »
    Hey all.. also bought a car from them and logbook not yet received. For those who said it took a bit of time to arrive- how long did you wait?
    Thanks

    OP here
    It took a while - can't remember how long exactly but it came eventually

    In contrast I changed car the car this year at a reputable dealer
    The logbook arrived within a couple of days & was taken aback having dealt with dodgy dealers up to that point


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