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#1 Nov 3, 2010
Do not buy a vehicle from Grindstaff! They get their 100% satisfaction and then screw you. It is the worst place I have ever dealt with!!!!!!
bulldog bob

United States

#2 Nov 3, 2010
2 major problems with grindstaff kia. 1. Grandstaff, hes an a$$ and a crook. What a joke. 2. Kia, a kia i a sorry excuse for a automobile, what does korea produce thats worth a f*ck? Nothing, if it aint german its vermin. So thats my verdict on that place
i agree

United States

#3 Nov 23, 2010
I got screwed by Grindstaff too on a new sorrento with a manufactures paint defect that has been in the shop for 34 days and still not fixed. We've had to contact the Better Business Bureau
bubbles

United States

#4 Nov 23, 2010
Grindstaff is an @@@ hole
HOWARD

Kingsport, TN

#5 Dec 17, 2010
is cashley grindstaff for real? she seems to think a lot of herself. he could do better.
ohno

Johnson City, TN

#6 Dec 17, 2010
I went to Grindstaffs' with intentions of buying a "sporty" car. Long story short- They tried sticking me in a p.o.s. 4 dr. used car, I did not like anything about it!!!!Before I knew, I was sitting in front of the finance manager, him telling me-"Yeah, Yeah, you can drive off the lot in it today!!! Again-I didn't want it, they just tried to force in on me. My sales lady went back to the finance manager to see if there were any other cars that would better suit me; again long story short- this very young couple was sitting in the next cubical next to me. I over heard their conversation, they were talking to each other about how all they could afford w/ insurance was around 400 per month-salesman came back in, told them their payment alone would be around 550!He pressured them so bad and made em feel obligated to buy because he had "worked the deal all day"-They actually bought it, Best I could tell they honestly couldn't afford it(they had 2 very small kids w/ em).....I felt sooooo bad for them!!! They just took advantage of them. After hearing all this-I GOT UP AND WALKED OUT!!! I have never went back nor do I ever intend to go back!!!!!
SATISFIED CUSTOMER

Elizabethton, TN

#7 Dec 22, 2010
I JUST RECENTLY PURCHASED A CAR FROM THESE GUYS AND ALL OF MY FAMILY ONLY DOES BUISNESS WITH GRINDSTAFF. IVE NEVER HAD AN EASIER PURCHASE IN MY WHOLE LIFE. I USED TO SELL CARS AND THESE GUYS WENT WAY ABOVE AND BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS.
concerned girls

Waterloo, Canada

#8 Dec 22, 2010
I heard that Chance is a closet gay. Maybe from high school days?
HAWK

Elizabethton, TN

#9 Dec 22, 2010
There are a lot of people who gripe and wine about dealerships simply because they have nothing better to do with their time. Truth is their credit probably sucks and they cant buy anything to begin with. Or they are jealous because an owner has more money than they'll ever have because they sit on their fat lazy butt at home. I have bought 2 cars from Grindstaff Kia and it was the best buying experience ive ever had. They treat you with respect and they are very proffesional. BULLDOG BOB AND YOU HATERS UP THERE ARE PROBABLY JUST WASTING TIME ON THE INTERNET WAITING FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT CHECK TO COME IN THE MAIL. I HOPE WHEN THE NEXT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT IS IN POWER HE TAKES THAT MONEY AWAY FROM YOU AND YOU WORK LIKE THE REST OF AMERICA. SO READ THIS THEN GO TO WALMART AND USE THOSE FOOD STAMPS.

Since: Aug 10

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#10 Dec 22, 2010
Hey Hawk,

I would normally agree with most of the things you said. But I worked for Grindstaff. Within two days of employment I saw Steve Grindstaff hit an employee, his managers cursed out customers and using racial slurs, and they were trying to teach me how to plain rob customers out of their money.

I would never recommend anyone to purchase a vehicle from Grindstaff. While there are plenty of people on here for the reasons you stated. It is also a truly horrible dealership. I'm glad you had a good experience, but that place is the worst sales job I ever had.
HAWK

Elizabethton, TN

#11 Dec 23, 2010
mcity80, you are about as stupid as it gets. You honestly think Steve Grindstaff would do something like that. If he did that he would be in jail and lose everything he has. Which is more than youll ever have. Whats your real name? Or you gonna hide behind your little screen name. You dont have enough sense to work for the best.

Since: Aug 10

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#12 Dec 23, 2010
Hawk it doesn't matter what my name is, you wouldn't know me anyway. The employee said that while he didn't like what happened, he needed the job too bad. Sorry but I'm not lying and I'm sorry someone needed a job bad enough to ignore being slapped in the face.

As for the personal insult.. I'm a full-time student right now with a 3.85 GPA at the ETSU honors college. So no, I'm not as stupid as it gets. You just can't handle the truth.
JOHN SYKES

Elizabethton, TN

#13 Dec 23, 2010
MCITY80, OBVIOUSLY YOU DONT KNOW THE CAR BUISNESS THAT WELL. HE COULD HAVE QUIT AND FOUND SEVERAL OTHER JOBS SELLING CARS THAT SAME DAY. EVERY DEALERSHIP IN THE TRICITIES WILL HIRE YOU ON THE SPOT BECAUSE IF YOU DONT SELL ANYTHING, IT DONT COST THEM A DIME TO HAVE YOU THERE. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE THAT WONT MAKE YOU HARDLY ANY MONEY
SORENTO OWNER

Elizabethton, TN

#14 Dec 23, 2010
ME AND MY HUSBAND JUST BOUGHT MY NEW 2011 KIA SORENTO AT GRINDSTAFF KIA. THEY WERE GREAT! SALESPERSON WAS GEORGE PEARCE. COMPLETELY SATISFIED AND EVEN GOT VACATION AND SOCK MONKEY!:)......KIAS HAVE COME A LONG WAY!
what a nice person

Bristol, TN

#15 Dec 24, 2010
JOHN SYKES wrote:
MCITY80, OBVIOUSLY YOU DONT KNOW THE CAR BUISNESS THAT WELL. HE COULD HAVE QUIT AND FOUND SEVERAL OTHER JOBS SELLING CARS THAT SAME DAY. EVERY DEALERSHIP IN THE TRICITIES WILL HIRE YOU ON THE SPOT BECAUSE IF YOU DONT SELL ANYTHING, IT DONT COST THEM A DIME TO HAVE YOU THERE. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE THAT WONT MAKE YOU HARDLY ANY MONEY
At least that person is doing something to improve their situation. What makes you think it won't make them more money? Who says that once people get their degree they stay in a shitty place with no job market like this? People like you are so ignorant. You are probably so lazy you could not handle going to college.
Aphrodite

Gate City, VA

#16 Jan 3, 2011
My husband and I went to Grindstaff Kia a couple of years ago. We waited and waited and couldn't get any assistance. We finally went in and got help. Salesperson was a jerk. He made us feel like scum. We ended up just leaving. I can't recommend them for a purchase.
CZ

Bluff City, TN

#17 Jan 5, 2011
My neighbor, fine people.
Shannon

Nashville, TN

#19 Jan 7, 2011
Went there the other day looking to buy. No one came out to help. We also noticed that the KIAs were WAY overpriced. Especially when you compare them to a Hyundai which is essentially the same Korean made car. Long story short, we left and went over to Friendship Hyundai and bought a Santa Fe. We had great service over there. Just my opinion.
Alan D

Blountville, TN

#20 May 26, 2011
Just got our daughter a new 2011 Kia Forte Koup. Great assistance and easy working with everyone. As for the car business, you should not purchase what you don't want. If you can't afford it, don't shop for it. The Kias and Hyundai vehicles are some of the finest vehicles anywhere for the money.(Same parent company). That is why they have a 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. Too bad that people post stuff with a made up name that is negative because they have to hide.
slapcod

Pigeon Forge, TN

#21 Jun 20, 2011
have 2005 kia sedona with 67,000 miles. the transmission is going out. Since i had someone else change my transmission fluid the warranty is void. they said they didn't change it right. even though they drained out 5 qts and put 5 back in. don't buy a kia

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