South Coast Mitsubishi

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  • 5.0 out of 5
    September 6, 2015

    Just picked up a new 2016 Outlander and absolutely love it. Easy buying process. Thanks again to the staff helping me get in and out within a reasonable... time. Never easy making a big purchase with 2 kids. Very happy A+++

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    Shopped for a new car
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  • 5.0 out of 5
    September 1, 2015

    Just wanted to thank Sam Smash and staff for a very pleasant experience purchasing my new Evo. Shopped around and visited other Mitsubishi stores and felt... at ease here at South Coast Mitsubishi. I guess some places won't take a woman serious if she wants to buy an Evo. Sam answered all of my questions and loving my new car. Thanks again !!! See you for my 1st service

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    Shopped for a used car
    Did make a purchase
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  • 5.0 out of 5
    September 1, 2015

    Bought my 2015 Ralliart from here the experience was great, fast and easy I would really recommend this dealer for you next car they have a massive inventory... of cars ready to go!!!!!!

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    Shopped for a new car
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  • 1.0 out of 5
    June 16, 2015

    My first new car buying experience and honestly one of the worst. My process started out of state, as all the dealerships in Arizona didn't have the Wicked... White Evolution I wanted. I also wanted to get the Sight and Sound package on this car, and that was a big selling point. After contacting multiple dealerships and searching the country, I found that there was only 1 left in the nation and that was at South Coast Mitsubishi. I called and I got Munshi. This is where the whole process went downhill very quickly. Most of our conversations was through text so I have time stamps and the text itself all recorded for this review as well. I was ready to buy the same day that I called which was 4/15, however my salesman Munshi wanted me to get preapproved, which I understood. I submitted that all same day at 4/15 5:31PM. He responded and told me he would have everything done so we could get the ball rolling the next day, next day being 4/17. Next time I heard from him was at 11:03AM 4/17 confirming the car I wanted to purchase, which was the 2014 GSR with the SIght & Sound, Navigation, and the interior upgrades. I then get a text at 3:13PM telling me that he has good and bad news. The bad news that they are selling it to this person that just walked in offering 12k over MSRP. The good news being that they have 2 more in the lot, but not the color I want. Also one that is white without the Sight and Sound package. I told him if I didn't pay any markup on the basic model just as we agreed on, I would go through him. I wish I was smarter and stopped the entire process. Later on in the day, at 6:44PM on 4/21, Munshi tells me that I need to make a deposit for the car to make sure they hold it. I quickly do as they have already sold a car out from under me. Munshi explained to me that once the car was bought the deposit on the car would be refunded no problem. Once I got to the bank and with my banker, they began to tell me that they would in fact be charging markup on the car, however one of Mitsubishi's discount would make it so it didn't cost me anything. I explained over the phone to Munshi's boss, Eric who was the fiance manager, that me and Munshi had agreed that I wouldn't be paying for any markup on the vehicle. Eric said that wouldn't ever happen and that I would have to pay markup for it. Eric said that he would help me with $200 of something to make up for the frustration, however unsurprisingly that never happened either. Frustrated but eager to purchase one of my dream cars, I decided that I would move forward even with the extra markup.I then text him again on 4/29 at 3:27PM to again check on the status of the car, Munshi explains that the parts are installed however that I couldn't pick it up because he needed two "Go's" from two mangers, and Eric had gone to Vegas for the fight, so that I would have to wait at least until Thursday. I also asked about the deposit that I had given them, as it hasn't come back to me, Munshi told me that it would be refunded but at the end of the month, and that he didn't have any control of that. The car was delivered with watermarks and no title which was requested to be sent with the car, so I can't even drive the car yet. The car was delivered with watermarks and no title which was requested to be sent with the car, so I can't even drive the car yet. Overall, this has hands down been one of the worst, and longest car buying experiences I have ever heard of. I asked a couple of friends who not only work at dealerships, but that have owned dealerships and they are absolutely floored by how horrendous this whole experience has been. I would look anywhere else to buy a car, even if you are looking for your dream car and they have it, I would've rather bought it used, than new from this dealership. This whole experience will make this the last time I buy a new car, and the last time I recommend buying a Mitsubishi car from any Mitsubishi dealership. There is more, but it didn't all fit

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    Shopped for a new car
    Did not make a purchase
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  • 1.0 out of 5
    June 27, 2014

    Well, we bought the Mirage because we had done our research and for the money for a car for the kid it was the thing to do. The car is nice and we like... it, but this dealership is a nightmare. My mistake was not reading the reviews of this place. Yike, what a nasty vibe; what creepy place. The sales guy was ok. The guy that the site indicated that we should actually talk to (Eric) basically refused to talk to us even though we were there with cash in hand to buy the car. They played every game in the book with the price and the facility was uncomfortably hot. They are obviously aware of this because every office has table fans (pointed at the salesperson, not the buyer), though the sales guy express amazement when I said it was really hot in there. The sales guy would leave us in this sweltering room and go off to "go to bat for us" getting the price that the website had already told us that we could get. We could actually see them just standing behind the plexiglass partition just shooting the breeze while we sweated and waited. We were the only people buying anything on a weekday afternoon. They were not busy. A particularly nice touch was their non-refrigerated soda machine that for $1 offered blazing hot exploding cans of soda. I am convinced that this is no mistake. Then he would come back and hem and haw for a bit. They even audaciously offered us a used Mirage for basically full pop. (I think he thought we were really that dumb!) The guy was whining about how they “only make $500 off of this car”. (a.) That’s not true, and (b.) that’s not my problem even if it were true, and (c.) if that is true then why do you have over a 100 of them on your lot? Anyway, having driven over an hour to get there we just ponied up and bought the car - which again is not the problem, and our son really likes it. What they didn’t realize is that we had actually also come to look at a far more expensive Mitsubishi for Dad as well but quickly decided not to even bother with these people. In fact we bought a Subaru (at a great dealer!) later that very same day. I am glad that we won’t have to go to these guys for service because you can just imagine what that would be like. So, one thing I learned is that if you get a great price from certain websites that I won’t mention and they direct you to this dealership. Don’t go there! Just print out your stuff and go to a dealership that isn’t rated ‘beware’ and they will probably match it and you will have saved yourself a miserable transaction.

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    Shopped for a new car
    Did make a purchase
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  • 1.0 out of 5
    February 24, 2014

    I should have researched South Coast Mitsubishi customer experiences before driving 12 hours round trip only to be disappointed. Unless you HAVE TO HAVE... a particular car from South Coast Mitsubishi then my advice is to look elsewhere and avoid the dealership and their GM Eric like the plague. My son was searching for a 1996 Porsche 911 993 C2 Coupe and found a used 1996 model for sale at South Coast Mitsubishi. Together we sat down and made a list of questions to ask over the phone so we could make an informed decision to drive 12 hours round trip to look at and possibly drive home this car. We called and asked to speak with the Sales Manager. Eric picked up the phone. I introduced myself and that I was interested in the Porsche they had listed. Since I lived in the Phoenix areas I had a few questions to ask before committing to the long drive. Eric said, "I can help you with that. What do you want to know?". Our questions were simple and basic. So were Eric's responses. Here's what I recorded during our conversation: Q. Is this a clean or salvage title? A. Clean title. Q. Does it run well? A. Yes. Q. Does it have any engine leaks? A. No. Q. Is the paint/body clean? Any repairs, damage, evidence of repainting, rust? A. No. but it does have a slight door ding in one panel. Q. Do the interior controls work/function normally? Stereo work? A/C work? Sunroof work? A. Everything works Eric was very pleasant answering these questions over the phone. He even emailed me an Auto Check report. Satisfied with Eric's answers, we made the trip from Phoenix to Costa Mesa. Upon arrival we were greeted and handed the Porsche keys so we could inspect it. It didn't take long to figure out we were scammed by Eric. The Porsche front/rear bumpers paint did not match the body paint. The bumpers looked like they were painted in the parking lot with a spray can with overspray on the fender liners and exterior trim and mis-fitted as though involved in an earlier accident. Rust was visible on the exterior passenger side. The stereo was dead. The sunroof was broken. The factory alarm system did not respond normally. Even had some aftermarket DIY wire patching in the fuse box and on the dash. Generally lots of disappointment everywhere we looked. BTW I am very familiar with 993's having owned one for the last 10 years and a member of the Porsche Club. Again - Unless you HAVE TO HAVE a particular car from South Coast Mitsubishi then my advice is to look elsewhere and avoid the dealership and their GM Eric like the plague.

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    Does not recommend this dealer
    Shopped for a used car
    Did not make a purchase
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  • 1.0 out of 5
    December 18, 2013

    I bought a vehicle at this dealership and negotiated a price..once I went in to sign the paperwork, a scam artist named Eric told me that I had to buy... a Lo-Jack for my vehicle at $995.00 otherwise I could not take the car.. I told him I didn't want this system and his reply was that it was already installed in the car as they install this system in all their vehicles for sale and I had no choice but to pay this extra money. Under duress I signed this as I just wanted to complete the sale and go home. I later learned that Mercedes Benz has their own factory installed vehicle theft deterrent and I didn't need to get a LoJack. Needless to say, there was no LoJack installed as Eric told me. What they do is they make you pay the $995.00 then get someone to install this equipment for a couple of hundred dollars. When I tried to cancel this additional expense I kept getting the run around telling me they would call me back. I finally sent a certified letter demanding my money back and they have ignored me. I will be filing a small claims case against them once my daughter finishes her cancer treatment as I don't have the time or in a place emotionally that I can go and fight with these crooks. It has been 5 months since this incident and they have my $995.00. Additionally, I am having problems with the car making noises and the Mercedes dealer is telling me this car must have been in a rear end collision just never made on the CarMax. Mercedes will not repair the problem. Also, I left my car there overnight when I drove off with the Mercedes and they placed a cone on top of the car and the moisture took the clear cover off of the paint and they also refused to acknowledge that. I would never recommend this dealership to anyone.

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    Shopped for a used car
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  • 1.0 out of 5
    June 9, 2013

    6/18/2012 South Coast Mitsubishi located at: 2680 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa Ca. Sold me a non renderable service that was a 2 year warranty in the amount... of $2000.0 I purchased a 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a after market suspension package and other after market parts. Finance Manager Alex explained this to me and I had no problem with this, actually really liked the car just the way it was. He then offered me a extended warranty plan stating that the warranty would cover the vehicle in case a mechanical break down and other unseen future possible issues. I purchased a warranty issued by: Warranty Solutions in the amount of $2000.00 Per-owned 3 Star Plus Little did I know that the same day I signed the warranty contract it voided it self out because the warranty I purchased dose not cover modified cars with aftermarket parts I have been paying for a non renderable service. 2 moths ago I called Warranty Solutions to acquire information in the case I would have to file a claim and get use of this service. Warranty solutions call center asked me if my car had been modified or lowered and of course I said yes they then told me that my car would not be covered at all due to the fact that it had been lowered prior to purchase. I confronted the dealer in person about this issue, Alex made it sound like I did not know what I was talking about, nor did they offer me any compensation.

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    Shopped for a used car
    Did make a purchase
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  • 5.0 out of 5
    May 19, 2013

    I found a 2007 merecedes s550 with low milage and thanks to the sales man Bernard he made it possible! He helped me out and made the experience as easy... can be. The dealer also financed me when no else would! Over all it was a great experience, great selection of cars and thanks to bernard i got my dream car ! I Definitely recommand going to southcoast mitsubishi and ask for bernard he will take care of you

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    Shopped for a used car
    Did make a purchase
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  • 1.0 out of 5
    August 15, 2012

    Had a horrible experience buying a 'certified' used car from this dealer. I figured buying a Mitsubishi from a Mitsubishi dealer would be problem free,... but I was proven completely wrong. The car I purchased from them was in the show multiple times within the first 6 months. Let alone the fact that they tried to sell me the car with BALD tires. Ended up having to sell the car within the first year, costing me thousands of dollars. Once again BEWARE of these scammers and do not give them your precious business.

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    Shopped for a used car
    Did make a purchase
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