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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Discussion (not model specific)' started by sjblaw, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. sjblaw

    sjblaw Rookie

    Jan 11, 2005
    19
    anyone have any specific info on this dealer? people have said "I heard some bad things" but no specifics. anything?
     
  2. f1f355

    f1f355 Rookie

    Aug 2, 2004
    14
    holmdel, nj
    Full Name:
    louie devito
    i had a very bad experience w/ them. make sure you see the car in person before you purchase.
     
  3. sjblaw

    sjblaw Rookie

    Jan 11, 2005
    19
    not to press you, but how bad? did they not bring your latte at the right temp when you were waiting for service or did you find out the 300k car you bought was in a rollover and then flooded?

    i have seen the car i want and all it is missing is the window sticker saying "new". but i am not a lambo tech or mechanic? who do i bring to a lambo dealer to look at a lambo? i could see if this was a private shop and I could fall back on the dealer, ... but they ARE the dealer? so where do i turn?
     
  4. whart

    whart Formula 3
    Honorary

    Dec 5, 2001
    2,219
    Grandview NY
    Full Name:
    Herr Prof.
    Won't much turn on a PPI conducted by an independent mechanic? Isn't what's his name (Tim?) in that neck of the woods?
     
  5. wings

    wings Formula Junior

    Dec 13, 2003
    315
    Run from Prestige. Word to the wise.
     
  6. Tomf-1

    Tomf-1 Formula 3

    Jan 17, 2004
    1,230
    Leawood KS/ South FL
    Full Name:
    Thomas P
    hope you are not buying an 03 yellow murcie from them.....
     
  7. titanium360

    titanium360 Formula Junior
    BANNED

    Nov 10, 2003
    545
    i also have had a very very bad exp with them. they sold me a piece sh-t lemon TR. stay away
     
  8. f1f355

    f1f355 Rookie

    Aug 2, 2004
    14
    holmdel, nj
    Full Name:
    louie devito
    i bought a 99 vt roadster from them in 2002. traded a 6.0 diablo and my 99 f1f355 spider for it. ( i know, i don't know what i was thinking ). it had 4k miles on it. they told me it was one owner car from florida. in my rush and excitment, i declined flying down there to look at the car. upon receiving the car, it looked like the car had 40k miles not 4k. there was stress cracks, all the emblems had to be replaced and there was a problem w/ the roof. it was not a one owner car, and it was owned by someone in nj! only 15 mins from where i live. it looked like the car was driven in the snow and left outside. prestige did give like i think 2k towards service for it, but i spent about 20k in paint work at classic coach to make the car look like it was a 4k mile car.
     
  9. CreativeS

    CreativeS Rookie

    Jan 3, 2005
    10
    Full Name:
    Andre
    Wow, I didn't think horror stories like these existed with large scale exotic vendors. They seem quite impressive in the dupont registry, I mean they have alot of cars. With the price these vehicles go for, you'd expect top notch service/product no?!?!?
     
  10. judge4re

    judge4re Karting

    Apr 26, 2003
    99
    Never home
    Full Name:
    Dr. Dumb Ass
    You'll find that once you get "in the know", you don't use the DuPont registry to go finding Ferraris...
     
  11. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2002
    715
    Ft Laud
    Full Name:
    Frank Lipinski
    sjblaw - I live near by and will be there next week if you want me to give you a verbal report on exterior condtion, etc.

    BTW They suck (do search). I looked at a car there when searching for my Diablo. They had nothing but stories. I asked for receipts that clutch was changed and they kept giving me BS and could not produce the docs.

    Here's a good one. Murry Bacchus is a great independent about 9 miles away (he worked there before opening his own shop). I wanted to have a PPI and they will not allow any car to be removed off their lot for PPI ! Even if you pay for the flat bed and he's fully insured - not permitted.

    I ordered parts there before Xmas (small rubber boot that covers the switch in the doors that turn on lights when doors open). Getting ready for concours and wanted to replace all of them. When I ordered the guy told me 2 days...if not in main whse then 4 days. It's been 3 weeks and still not here. Every dealer in the country has them in stock, but these guys are just totally F-uped.

    Anyway, my parts are guaranteed to be here next week and I can give the car a once over for you. BTW - they have had several law suits over their "extended warranty" on used cars. Jose Conseco (ball player) is currently in litigation with them...

    Send me a PM if you want me to look at the car...
     
  12. wings

    wings Formula Junior

    Dec 13, 2003
    315
    Prestige is really en example of the worst kind of dealership for exotic car sales IMO. The owner of the dealership prides himself in screwing unsuspecting buyers and making $$$$. They continue to exhist because there are so many buyers who are naive and come into the dealership starry eyed and excited. There are always several Lambo's in the showroom to attract ones attention.
    Caveat Emptor!
     
  13. Greg G

    Greg G Karting

    Jul 5, 2003
    157
    northern New Jersey

    Sorry Louie, it bears repeating: you traded a Diablo 6.0 and a 355 Spider for a 99 Diablo VT... WTF were you thinking? Or smoking?
     
  14. bentasm1

    bentasm1 Formula Junior

    Jun 7, 2004
    415
    Just for the record, the warranty company that is causing the problem is NOT The Exotic Warranty Company, which I am the CEO of. Quick disclaimer there since it's a very small market and didnt want to give someone the wrong impression. :)

    -Ben
     
  15. Kds

    Kds Karting

    Sorry for the brief hijack here....you accepted $2K as settlement when the car needed $20K paint which you willingly paid for......after that trade........

    Scratchs head........
     
  16. f1f355

    f1f355 Rookie

    Aug 2, 2004
    14
    holmdel, nj
    Full Name:
    louie devito
    yes i know, i don't know what i was thinking. they would only give me money towards some service that needed to be performed. as far as the paint work, they wouldn't give anything. i had someone look at the car before i purchased, but they obviously did not look at the car that good. i guess we all learn by are mistakes. this was a very expensive one though. i realize now that i should have kept my orange 6.0. i have a orange gallardo now. thinking about putting a tubi exhaust and the clear engine bonnet. anyone out there w/ a tubi on there gallardo?
     
  17. bentasm1

    bentasm1 Formula Junior

    Jun 7, 2004
    415
    Orange 6.0's are worth a *huge* premium on 6.0 prices too. When you see one it usually fetches $20k over market value. Very rare color, and the best in my opinion.

    -Ben
     
  18. Greg G

    Greg G Karting

    Jul 5, 2003
    157
    northern New Jersey
    nice Ben... rub it in further LOL!

    j/k Louie!
     
  19. ghost

    ghost Formula Junior
    Lifetime Rossa

    Dec 10, 2003
    643
    Singapore
    Full Name:
    Vik
    Louie, don't worry about it. We've all made mistakes in the heat of passion. The point is that you live and learn. Life's too short to worry about things like this.
     
  20. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2002
    715
    Ft Laud
    Full Name:
    Frank Lipinski
    Vik - Well put.

    Ben - Disclaimer noted. The majority of lititgation is concerning the 30 day "in house" warranty they offer - not an extended warranty such as your company offers. BTW - When I had my FCar we had met, long time ago when you were on Las Olas... I see your in Sarasota now..

    Anyway..no hijack...point made on Prestige.
     
  21. bentasm1

    bentasm1 Formula Junior

    Jun 7, 2004
    415
    Las Olas? Not sure what that is... Sure you got the same Ben? :)
     
  22. Testacojones

    Testacojones Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    531
    Terra

    Bacchus, is he a black guy?
     
  23. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2002
    715
    Ft Laud
    Full Name:
    Frank Lipinski
    Ben - Sorry

    There was a "Ben" who was a partner with Exotic Car Warranty in Ft Laud. Similar dba - Perhaps you've heard of them....
     
  24. CreativeS

    CreativeS Rookie

    Jan 3, 2005
    10
    Full Name:
    Andre
    I'm still a dreamer, I don't own an exotic yet. I'm simply saying the Dupont Registry is interesting to look at while being on the crapper, and Prestige always has a large ad.
     
  25. johng

    johng Rookie

    Oct 23, 2004
    31
    northern va
    Full Name:
    john g
    is this the same dealership as in prestige imports of kentwood, michigan? there are an awful lot of "prestige imports" around the country....

    john
     

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