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By: turlis655
Four Seasons Ford
I was told that this car was in really good condition. Everything worked on it just fine. It sounded like a deal so I offered to buy it. He kept telling me over and over that someone else was wanting to buy it and that he could only hold it for so long. I tried to rush out and get a loan. Every day he would call me asking for the money. I finally got the money but I wasn't going to be able to make it for another week. He said until the money was in his hands, the car was still for sale so he told me I should wire him the money. I specifically told them that this car needed to be in good working order so I can drive it home. He told me everything mechanically was was working soundly. I went ahead and wired the money. When I finally got the chance to make it out there (21hr bus ride) I get to the dealership. The car has many more scratches on it than the pictures revealed. The pictures were conveniently positions to hide the fact that the side panel was screwed on by sheet metal screws and there was a huge screw right though the console holding the faceplate on. That wasn't in any of the pictures but I thought to myself, its just cosmetic. I can fix that. I wasn't happy though. They tell me to drive the car down to the office to fill out the paperwork. I'll admit, the engine ran smoothly and sounded good. I drove it down and we began the paperwork process. He told me that since the money was already transferred to them, the car was now mine. No backing out now. So I signed the paper. After I filled up for the first time and started the car, there was a rattling noise from what sounded to be in the transmission. That scared me but I still had 11hrs more to go. I decided to push on. The car was driving just fine down the highway. I decided to turn on the A/C. Cold air was coming through but just barely even when it was set to high. I decide to roll the windows down since the AC just wasn't cutting it. I turned on the radio and listen to the music. I listened for about 3min when the radio station started cutting out. I began to smell smoke. I shut the radio off and the smell went away. Great. Now I have to get a new radio installed. That's three things wrong so far. I come across some rain on the way back. I go to turn on the wipers. Doesn't matter which mode its in, it only has one speed. Slow. I pull into a gas station on my next rest break. As I was leaving, I noticed the man in front of me didn't put the cap back on on his car. I went to honk at him so I could let him know but my horn dont work. So now I have a car with worse cosmetic wear than I thought, No A/C or heat, no radio, no horn, one speed wipers, and a rattling noise in the transmission. Im only half way home. This is not the car they told me it was. I was to have a fully operational vehicle cause that is what he told me it was. I go to open the back hatch but it wont open for some reason.I got it to open at the dealership easily though. I decided to give it one more big tug and finally got it open. Something catches my eye. The back seat wasn't latched in all the way. I went to fix it only to find out that the back seats are broken. I have no way to unlatch or latch the seats. How am I suppose to have passengers with a seat that doesn't work?I have to buy a new transmission, a new radio, fix the A/C, get a new heater core, repair the back seat, and replace the latch on the back hatch. All this time I was thinking I would only have to do cosmetic repairs. I still cant get them to talk to me or respond to my emails. I feel cheated and lied to. These people will tell you anything to get your money. I will never ever buy a car from them and I most certainly will not recommend them to anyone else.
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By: Andrew F.
Four Seasons Ford
Unethical business practices. I bought a Used Armada from them. During test drive they tried to tell me it got 17mpg in the city and 24 on the Interstate. I knew better than that but liked the vehicle enough to ignore the salesman's uneducated remarks about the vehicle.2 weeks after purchase the vehicle began smoking at start up. I took it to their service dept. where it sat for 2.5 wks. It would still be sitting there had I not called to check on it. Long story-short, I needed a new engine and after being told Four Seasons would "make it right," nothing has been done to do so. The general manager John said he would "bend over backwards" to help me on a trade-in. After coming in and willing to purchase a vehicle at twice the cost of what I paid for mine, they would not even come off of the sticker price and would give me $3900 less than what I paid for the vehicle they sold me less than 1.5 months ago!I wrote the owner an email but he will not respond!! Never go here!
By: tedvw61
Whitey's German Automotive
I have known Whitey since 1977 and he is the best at what he does. I am convinced that there is no one better at VW engine work. He is very honest and trustworthy guy who takes great pride in his work. Not many in this world left like Whitey. You can't go wrong patronizing his business.
By: cox4ragtop
Whitey's German Automotive
This is the best vw shop around!!! Whitey knows volkswagens inside and out, I have been doing business with him since 1998 , he has always given me the right parts and the knowledge to install them correctly ! He does all of my machine work, and I buy all my motor and suspension parts from him. I have three vw's and all the parts come from German Automotive! If you are looking for a vw parts shop , German Automotive is the place to go!! Great quality parts and very reasonable priced!
By: shawnkt
Whitey's German Automotive
I've had several VWs since my high school days and well into college. Whitey has always provided me with honest advice and quality parts. I even crashed my bug in college (not my fault) and he worked with the insurance company & body shop getting them what they needed to repair my car. Whitey is a very honest and capable business owner. He is "old school" so he not only respects people, he expects respect in return and holds people accountable if they try and take advantage of him or his services. These days with the internet and big box stores taking over, it's nice to find a specialist who knows his stuff and is not afraid to show people the door if they disrespect him or his place. Long live German Automotive!
By: blakinc
Whitey's German Automotive
I've known and done business with Whitey Worsham since 1995. Whitey is the owner/operator of German Automotive in Fletcher North Carolina.In all my years of dealing with Whitey he has been: Honest to the core, Very Knowledgeable about automotive machining, Extremely knowledgeable about the Volkswagen Air Cooled engine line in all variations and dependable/trustworthy to a fault.He is a person who prides himself in giving great service to and taking care of his customers. If someone has a problem with Whitey, in my opinion/experience, they went Way Out of Their Way to cause it, because Whitey will bend over backwards trying to help and or satisfy a customer. However, as you may know from your own experience, you simply can not satisfy some people no matter what you do.I believe Whitey opened his business in the late 1970's. Anyone who has been in business that long must be doing things right. You can't stay open for 37 + years in the same location, in a small community if you haven't taken care of your customers and provided good service.This recommendation of Whitey as a person and German Automotive as a business shouldn't be taken lightly. I drove my first VW beetle in 1957. I have been in a Volkswagen based business since 1975. I have owned 497 Volkswagens all at the same time and currently own 93.If anyone had or has a problem with Whitey, I can only say that if you want to be treated like a gentleman, then you must act like one.Lynn Ernst/ Illinois
By: johnnykush
Whitey's German Automotive
The best air cooled VW shop (and store) this side of the Mississippi I have owned air cooled VW's now for 15 years and always go there for the excellent service and knowledgeable info that he is willing to share. Always willing to order parts if needed and I NEVER had any problems with a return Highly recommended A+++
By: aboat1
Whitey's German Automotive
I have had 6 VW's over the years, and currently have a 1977 bug that I am in the process of restoring .Over the past three years. Whitey has gone out of his way to answer my questions,and order hard to find parts. I just can't say enough about this guy. If you have an air cooled VW this is the place to go.
By: mountaineers
Whitey's German Automotive
Yeah, Whitey is a genuine walking, talking encyclopedia, when it comes to Volkswagens. Whitey, went to great lengths to determine the actual parts needed for my car. He explained, that these cars are all so old, that most of them are not close to original. Making it difficult to determine exactly what is my licensed '74 shell is running with.Whitey asked questions before throwing a part on the counter for me to purchase. I would have to say, Run, don't walk, to German Automotive, if you need VW parts.
By: dreamin
Whitey's German Automotive
Having owned 5 different Air Cooled and Water Cooled VWs since 1977, I have to say, go see Whitey. He has always taken the time to ask questions and explain these older vehicles have been modified so much, just because you have a 74 title, does not mean that is what you drive. His experience and knowledge of these older VWs is a fading breed. Go see Whitey for all your Volkswagen parts, he has always done right by us. Thanks, Whitey!
Tips & Advices
Depending on the part and its overall quality, a good amount of money can be saved by purchasing aftermarket parts versus OEM parts. But aftermarket parts that are low in price might also be lower in quality and could do more harm than good to your car, or they may need to be replaced more frequently than a more expensive counterpart. This could lead to saving some money in the short term, but spending more than anticipated in the long term.
The type of tires being purchased is the most significant determinant of their price. SUV tires are more costly than average car tires. And high-performance tires are more costly than economy grade tires. On average, standard tires for an average-sized vehicle are around $100 per tire. Standard tires for an SUV are around $150 and pick-up truck tires are about $200 on average. Some dealers offer discounts if purchasing more than one tire.
Car inspections typically take about an hour. However the wait time can be longer depending on how busy the shop is. Call ahead for an appointment to avoid long wait times.
Depending on the manufacturer, certain aftermarket parts can be just as reliable as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. But one item within a vehicle, like oil filters for instance, could have multiple manufacturers and there could be inconsistencies in quality among them.
Costs of replacing a windshield can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors:
  • Vehicle make and model
  • How much of the cost insurance will cover
  • Whether the windshield installers come to your location or you bring the vehicle to them
  • Standard service costs of the windshield installers
Generally, newer and higher-end vehicles cost more to have their windshields replaced because certain manufacturers use modified or proprietary glass types.

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