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i Purchased a car from Mark at Approved Automotive and am glad to report it’s the worst place in Northampton to purchase a car from. MOT station lets cars go out in poor condition. Do not purchase anything unless you want big repair bills. Drove pass it today 29/12/2017 and looks as if Mark had done a runner . Glad I passed on details to vOSA about MOT station behind and cars they are selling. Good riddens.
Claire Head in response to Should be report d to trading standards
I too bought a car last month from Mark. Was promised a repair to be done this month to rear window winding mechanism and also a 3 month warranty. Looks like I have nothing now except for a jeep with potential problems. The telephone number for marks mobile is switched off
Bought a Nissan Qashqai in Nov 16 from Approved Automotive, started off badly from day one when after 12 months MOT was put on the car it had no washer fluid, the wipers and washers didn't work and then the engine management light came on 30 miles down the road. The car has been back in and out 6 times now, not one fault fully rectified and now Mark refuses to answer messages and refuses to do any work. I asked for a full refund and "no chance" was his answer, got very cocky on the phone and wouldn't accept text messages to the phone that he had once text me from, as a reasonable way to contact him. Now going through legal proceedings. IF YOU HAVE AN EMLIGHT ON IT WILL JUST GET RESET.
Andrew in response to Awful, rude and dodgy mechanical work
Hi. We bought a car 4 weeks ago and have experienced the same problems as yourself. I have been advised to claim a chargeback from my bank as i paid by debit card. Firstly i need to send an email to them to see if they will accept our offer of return and our money back. We have already done this verbally, but the response from Mark was 'no chance...see you in court!!' Do you have an email address that you may have used to send correspondence to them? His website has no email. Any other contact information you may have( i have a mobile number already ) will be greatly appreciated. I hope you get your vehicle sorted also and i wish you all the best. Regards.
michael in response to Awful, rude and dodgy mechanical work
Hi, I'm also trying to contact Mark at approved Automotive in Blisworth Northampton, He doesn't answer ANY texts or reply to an email that I sent him via his web page. Ive also popped by three times in last two weeks to show him a problem with clutch release bearing on a car i bought back in end Aug 2017 but the garage is all locked up with no one around on each occasion. Also had thermostat replaced (?) as not getting to temp (too cold) and its having the same problem again. Mark didn't strike me as being like this but I was in the process in buying the car at the time I guess! Have you had any joy so far??
Brought a car from Approved Automotive, paid upfront the car broke down the first day I got it returned to the garage he said he would fix it,tried to call for 2 days no answer blatantly ignoring calls,went to get my money back he pretended to pay my money back but the receipt said void I'm now chasing the money from him be very careful I wouldn't go anywhere near this place.
James Dykes in response to Unprofessional
Hi there, I've bought a car from this dealer and I'm having similar problems, I bought my car back in November 2016, the outstanding issues with the car are still on going up to this day, July 2017. Did your issues get resolved?
Bought a vehicle for my wife less than 3 months ago with a 3 month warranty and felt pretty secure that any issues would be dealt with. Took my vehicle to a local garage with squeaking under braking and AC not getting cold. Told that rear brakes were dangerous and AC is leaking and not holding gas. Spoke to the selling garage and basically told to go away in no kind terms. Now facing an expensive garage bill for a car that is dangerous and carries my wife and young son on a daily basis. Do Not Buy From Here.
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I got a car from this dealer back in June 2016 the dealer sead that the car was verey good for its ages the car as a lot of thinks up with it I tried to speak to the dealer about it but he did not wont to no if you go to this dealer be verey cearfuil watt you get from him I won't buy from him and I will not recommend tham to family or friends as the car that I have got is only good for the jaunt yeard not the road as it will not get a MOT with out a lot of work a d a lot of money put in to it
I phoned on a bank holiday monday to enquire about opening hours. I was asked which vehicle I was interested in and was then told he would open for me as long as I bought the car! to which I replied "I don't know I will buy the car as I haven't even seen it" He then told me the opening hours for the rest of the week. If only he had said he wasn't open and left it at that I would have gone along in the week to view. With that attitude I decided that I would not bother giving any business to this company. I purchased a vehicle 1 hour later.....£6000. His loss not mine
Two months ago I bought a car from them ,I paid a lot, dealer assured as that we will be have really good car, but after few days car started to be very noisy and finally after checks done by my mechanic I found out that car have broken gear box and few more thinks. I tried to speak to dealer but he did not want to help. I sent to him letter he did not reply...I had to do all repairs by myself and I going to court...do not buy from him...
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