10/30/2013
By: h3g29wd8
Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Over the years, I have bought Original Mopar parts from this dealer. The parts counter has always been helpful; the employees there are generally very nice. I replaced multiple sensors on my Dodge Dakota 5.9 R/T, and needed my fuel sync reset because my idle seemed off and I thought this was the culprit. This dealer had done this exact procedure for me two years prior, when I replaced just a crank sensor. The dealer can reset the fuel sync, other shops can too, but it requires a special diagnostic tool that happens to be expensive. Since I don't want to spend thousands of dollars for this diagnostic tool, taking it in for $100 or so it the logical answer. I took the truck to the dealer and spoke to a service manager about it. He was a fellow about 50 years old, glasses, dark hair and mustache. Since he did not really understand what I was asking him to do, he went and talked to somebody who knew the procedure I explained to him. Then he came back to me and said, NO, we will not reset your fuel sync. When I asked further, why, he claimed it was because my truck did not meet "Federal Emissions". Now this guy had not looked under my hood, asked me any questions about emissions, nothing. After a further set of questions concerning how he had come to that conclusion and reminding him they had done this for me once before, I told him that was a BS answer. At this, he got quite offended and then became inflammatory. He ordered me off the property. So I stayed right there and calmly called my wife, who was enroute to pick me up while the truck was supposed to be worked on, and she asked me why they would not work on it, so I repeated his words to her, loud enough for him to hear, and he got even more infuriated... Again, he ordered me off the property and then he picked up the phone and threatened to call the cops. OK, so just so you can get this into perspective, I am an Engineer by trade, I am 46 years old-not some kid, and I have never been in trouble with the cops. My take on this is that this little tree-hugger guy got intimidated because I knew more about his job than he did. He got mad when I repeated his reasoning to my wife on the phone, and his reason sounded stupid. He was embarrassed because he had a lady walk up and some mechanics too, they heard this exchange and I was not doing exactly what he wanted, when he wanted it. In conclusion, I give this dealership, prior to this experience, a 5 star rating.I give the pin-head service manager with the lack of experience and knowledge, with the school boy brat mentality, with the Al Gore diploma in his office, a 0 star. My overall rating for this dealership goes to a 2 because I will NEVER go back to this place again because of this guy!PS-I think the mechanics that were standing behind the service manager, laughing at how he was handling this situation, would silently agree with me, that this guy was over-reacting and using poor judgement!
06/14/2017
By: Judy G.
Panama Alternator And Starter
Panama Alternator and Starter is a Top of the Line family owned and operated repair shop. Our old car broke down/died in the middle of road and had to be pushed into a parking lot. Im new to the area but called Panama Alternator and Starter. IT IS THE BEST DECISION WE MADE. The owner Joey took the time to find out details of car and what happened to it. He personally helped us get the car to his shop and he gave us an EXCELLENT price on the very fast service we received. The alternator was rebuilt and installed in a matter of hours. The car runs better than before. Joey and the mechanic Derrich also took care of a few other things on this old car that needed replaced. Joey, his wife Chrissy, Derrich and the rest of the team at Panama Alternator and Starter truly care about their customers, very honest with you and go well out of their way to take care of their customers needs and give very HIGH QUALITY services. This IS the best place to take your vehicle for service.
03/16/2012
By: ame12393
Honda-Volkswagen of Panama City
I went to Honda of Panama City because I knew that I could expect to find integrity and that's what I found. When I did h ave a problem they listened to my concerns and worked with me to resolve that problem. That quality alone makes this dealership stand out. The dealership has resolved the problem to my satisfaction and I feel whole again. Hopefully those looking at this review will feel like they are working with professionals that will do what they can to make sure that you, as the customer, will leave satisfied with the dealership and the way they conduct business. I do recommend Honda of Panama City to anyone looking for a new or used vehicle!!!
12/29/2014
By: Vernon B.
Yamaha Motor
Before buying a Honda be aware that the Service Maintenance costs can be significant. My sisters 2001 Honda CR-V developed a slow leak around the oil pan gasket. We took it to Honda of Bay County (Panama City, Florida) and were quoted close to $500 to replace the oil pan Gasket. $500 – I was shocked. I expected it would be high due to being a dealership but $500 for an oil pan gasket, a job a back yard mechanic could do in an hour? This was beyond high… it was outrageous. Honda may be a good car to buy but stay away from their service departmentsand be sure to take service costs into account when purchasing any new vehicle
01/22/2015
By: Josh O.
Bill Cramer Chevrolet Buick GMC
From start to finish Bill Cramer was awesome! I purchased a 2015 GMC Terrain last month from Patrick Kelly. I arrived at the dealership with an idea of what I wanted but Patrick helped me get into a nicer trim level for just a little bit more money. The Terrain was the right color on the outside but was the wrong color so Bill Cramer found a leather kit with the right color and installed it. The quality of the installation of the leather and service was beyond my expectations! I will be referring this dealership to everybody I know.
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03/20/2015
By: Devinya M.
Pep Boys Auto Service & Tire
Incredible Service by an incredible team. I went in to get my car checked and the Manager Bill absolutely handled the the situation with care and professionalism. I came in with one issue and he realized my problem created another issue with my tires. The staff asseessed the situation and they made sure my car was safe fo my sons and myself before we traveled on the road. Mikkel and Cody the Mechanics on site made my heart happy with their persistance! Thank you Pep Boys. You have my business.Ceo/ Owner 3D Enterprises, Inc.
01/31/2013
By: geebo58
Panama Alternator And Starter
Awesome, awesome service. I called to price a rebuilt starter for my lawn tractor, Joey instead offered to talk me through a simple diagnostic of my lawn tractor starting system to make sure it was, in fact, the starter. I accepted and it appears it's not my starter at all but the battery. This guy made my day because there is just NO ONE in town that treats you this good. He was so patient and cheerful with me. Panama Alternator and Starter will forever be my shop of choice for stuff like this. Joey is a Prince!
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08/17/2015
By: Ian L.
Panama Alternator And Starter
I was referred to Panama Alternator and Starter today by Quadratec. I'm from New Jersey and needed the most professional, precise assistance and help for my Jeep CJ5. I spoke with Joey and he did everything in his power to help me get my wiring correct for my regulator/alternator. He was very patient and helpful and spent 30 minutes researching what exactly was wrong with my alternator wiring. (P.S. The owner before me was an idiot.) Thank you Joey and the Panama Alternator and Starter family!!! Love from NJ����
05/30/2014
By: Henry M.
Bubba Hill Auto Plaza Inc
Great place to buy a vehicle, especially if you are not looking to buy brand new. Not sure what buying parts from a car lot has to do with a review, but it seems that dolphingrad is just an ornery internet troll that goes around blaming their personal problems on small businesses. This staff has been nothing but helpful over the last 10 years that I have done business with them. I have established my credit with their help and have had 3 great vehicle purchases. Thanks Bubba.
02/21/2017
By: Andrew N.
John Lee Nissan
Went to John Lee Nissan yesterday after going to few other places looking for a new SUV for my wife. Was not really planning on buying anything but after walking the lot Patrick Colbert was able to show us a used Nissan Pathfinder that she fell in love with. Before we knew it thanks to Pat we drove away in her new car and have been incredibly happy. Great staff and service. Will definitely return and suggest John lee to my friends!!!!
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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