Review: Newcomb's Auto Sales

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Hey Scott is Bill Garvey

White Lake, MI

#1 Apr 15, 2009
Hey Scot,
I hope you are doing well. I am looking for a PT cruizer that is an automatic and is Bright blue in color. It is for my mom and I want to spend around $5,000. Give me a call
Thanks,
Bill
Shondra

Missoula, MT

#2 Jul 7, 2009
They didn't pay me for my trade in when I bought a car from them. They didn't give me the owners manual like they said they would.
I do not believe Newcombs Auto Sales is honest
I will not buy another car from them.
jeremiah

Waterford, MI

#3 Jun 16, 2011
well lets see.. Payed like 12 grand 4 a mustang cobra that had ben hit once apon a time ... Long story short only drove the car too days now it has ben at clydes frame and wheel 4 three days . They had to slot the left side strut tower 4 the crappy camber on the driver wheel. Replace all the break caliper hardwear. Was all loose and could have ben nasty if not cought so soon. No battery tie down block, battery was moving all over the tray. Washer bottle must b cracked my 2 year old says to me daddy you new car is leaking. Yeah as fast as i put it in. Left rear seat belt wont pull out. This place is a joke if you plan on buying a car or truck have the dam thing inspected to a tee!!!!!!!! And they said we look at the breaks tires and that must really b it!!!1 Yeah just the tires maybe.... Costing me 654.45 after only 2 days people!!!!!!!! This really hurts i put 5000 down and 2 days later all most 700 more.
Scott

Sterling Heights, MI

#4 Dec 2, 2011
purchased a 2006 f150 and everything seemed great. Got it home and the next day noticed my two front tires were almost flat. I took it to belle tire thinking it needed valve stems replaced. Found out that on the front two wheels the inside of the rims were corroded and falling apart (there are actual pinholes all the way through to the inside of the tire. I called Len at newcomb and told me to take it to Belle tire in Auburn hills and see Rex ( does tires for them apparently). I took it there and they looked at it and said it needed new rims and would contact Len. A week went buy and no word. I called Len and he stated they told him it was a dealer warranty item. I took it to the dealer and it was past 3 yr 36000 warranty. I called Len back and told him that and he told me to send a pic of the style wheel and he would order them. Two weeks later and never heard back. With an existing problem like that they would have had to add air to the tires daily on their lot, but sold the car anyway without disclosing. They never contact you back and blow you off. DO NOT BUY FROM THERE!! Im sure they made a ton on the truck they sold me but cant spend $400 on replacement wheels. But I bought a toshiba tv for 1100 and they replaced the lcd panel which cost more than the tv within 3 days. Go figure
Bill

Detroit, MI

#5 Feb 19, 2013
I take bad reviews as a grain of salt. Whenever someone is dissatisfied with a used car (they ALL have issues), they hop on the internet to say the dealer is crooked.

Newcombs is crooked. I bought a truck that was supposed to be in good working order. Supposedly Newcombs did a safety check, but there is no way this truck passed. I've had the truck for 4 months and the following things were bad:

Rear brake calipers were corroded and siezed. AT THE VERY LEAST, BRAKES SHOULD BE CHECKED BY DEALERS.
Thermostat was stuck open, so no heat (bought it in the summer, so they got away with that one)
4WD didn't work. The transfercase engages and the light comes on, but again, in the summer, they can get away with it not working. The hubs were both bad, along with the solenoid.
All 4 ball joints and both tierods were bad.

The tires were bad, but they said they'd get me a deal at Belle Tire. They made it out to be a GREAT discount, ended up being 50 bucks. Off 800 dollars.

Moral of the story, get the vehicle checked out by a third party before buying. I'm a mechanical engineer and I've done a million repairs on my vehicles, but these were all things they can "get away with" if you don't get an inspection. Just looking at the vehicle won't reveal the issues, so they don't fix them.

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