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Oakville Volkswagen

1355 North Service Road, Oakville, ON
37 reviews
Business claimed Last updated: Over a year ago
About Oakville Volkswagen

Experience it for yourself. Shop at your leisure in warm, relaxed surroundings that include a customer lounge and children's play area. There are many reasons for Oakville Volkswagen to be your new an Go to full description...

1355 North Service Road
Oakville, ON, L6M 2W2, CA

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905-844-2719
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Today: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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Oakville Volkswagen, Oakville Reviews (37)

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By non-member130842 on Aug 10, 2017
Fantastic Service
I would only go to Oakville Volkswagen if you want quality, prompt, professional, friendly and great service.

Ask to deal with Alessia Lafrate, Zahir Dukhan and Eriona Zallqi.

Alessia Lafrate and Zahir Dukhan listened to my needs both financially and the lifestyle I wanted from my car. Unlike other car dealerships, they listen and are not selling you something that is out of your comfort zone. They work with you to give you the best car for your needs. I didn't feel pressured or tricked. They are very honest and made sure I got my car in such a short time.

Eriona Zallqi answered all my questions with honesty, professionalism, was friendly and accommodating with my request to get the car a few days early.

All 3 of them including their receptionist exceeded service expectations. I will come back here and get my car and recommend anyone too.
By kathleena3000 on Aug 10, 2017
Sexism and Customer Abuse
Oakville Volkswagen enables its male staff (from sales reps to financial services managers and service coordinators) to prey on/romantically pursue female customers of interest. These individuals will use customers' personal contact information obtained for business purposes only to later engage in conversations of a personal nature. They may also extort a 'date' from a customer by claiming that they take all their customers out to dinner while this is not true - their only intent is to engage with the female of interest on a personal basis. So far I have been taken out on such a 'date' without my consent, and pursued by several other employees from this dealership, and Oakville Volkswagen has not even apologized for this highly disturbing and abusive behaviour. Ladies, if you wish to be treated like dirt and a piece of meat, just go to Oakville Volkswagen. These sexual predators will make your experience unforgettable. And...is this legal in Canada??
Comment by oakville volkswagen - company rep on Aug 10, 2017
Good Morning Kathleena, my name is Josh Pogue and I'm the Marketing Manager for Weins Canada of which Oakville Volkswagen is a division of. I've personally found your review very distressing and would very much like to speak to you regarding your past experience. If you can please contact me at joshp@weinscanada.com I would like to gather some more information so any issues can be addressed directly. If protecting your anonymity is a concern I promise to do my best to protect your privacy from any staff you may feel uncomfortable with.
By Gordon Buchan on May 11, 2017
OIL CHANGE
I arrived at 12.55 for my 1.00pm appointment for an oil change, after waiting 10 minutes the shuttle took me to the local Tim Hortons, 2-mins.away.and I said pick me up in 1/2 hour which would be 1.30pm.
At 2.00pm I waited outside, then at 2.10pm I started to walk.
I arrived back at 2.15pm and politely asked where my car was, and was informed that they were still working on it. At 2.40 I asked why I was taking over 1-1/2 hrs. to do a simple oil change and was told they were working on it.
Now I was upset and asked to see a manager no one came.
When I finally got my car I asked why so long and I started to get a story \i did not like, so I told to stop make up my invoice and left.
No one ever said "sorry" it is taking such along time and gave me an explanation.
Comment by oakville volkswagen - company rep on Aug 02, 2017
Good Afternoon Gordon,

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Please note that our dealership strives to maintain a level of excellence in customer service. We apologize your experience to Oakville Volkswagen did not reflect that. We wish to further speak to you about this matter. Please kindly email us at your earliest convenience to brittanym@weinscanada.com.

Regards,
Brittany
By Al on Jan 27, 2017
vw Oakville
I was negotiate with Mr Arnold Geiser I would say very professional customer approach efficient and keep a promise.I am happy to be Your customer keep doing good yob Tks
By Jadewar on Oct 18, 2016
Sexist salesman
I purchased my brand new Volkswagen Golf in October 2015. I entered the dealership knowing exactly the car I wanted as well as the price I was willing to pay. I was placed in the hands of a salesman named George who from the start, was not interested in me and my needs, but in my money and the hope of a quick sale. My number one must have for the Golf was a manual transmission as I had been raised driving a stick shift. When George found this out he asked, "Are you sure you want a manual transmission? I've never sold manual to a girl before.". That was it for me. I immediately asked to be placed with a different salesperson, which they complied with. I was placed with a manager, Lydia, who without my knowledge, gave George the sale and commission anyways. I did not realize until later that it was still his signature on the papers. Extremely deceptive and sexist. I was also told that some one would call to see how my Volkswagen was working for me and to set up a free inspection- obviously that never happened. This dealership receives its money and then wants nothing to do with you. I have since been dealing with st.Catharines Volkswagen which is much, much better.
Comment by oakville volkswagen - company rep on Oct 17, 2016
Good Evening Jade,

Thank you for sharing that review. We strive to provide an exemplary experience for all of our guests and create an environment where everyone feels welcome. I would like to get some more details about your case, can you please send me an email at RobinD@WeinsCanada.com.

Thanks,

Robin
By vpcr on Sep 20, 2016
BEWARE of VW Oakville CHEATERS
There was check engine light on continuously when I took my Jetta to Oakville VW for check up. They saw it and asked me to leave my car for diagnose. After about three hours I received a call from Chris, VW Oakville saying that they did not find any engine light on and ran diagnosis test and stated that they did not find any record in ECM memory. My car is under warranty still they charged me for diagnosis. The engine light came back very next day and this time I took the car to the another nearby VW dealer and they found and fixed faulty Rear Oxygen Sensor. It is obvoius these VW Oakville cheaters erased/reset all ECM memory before running the diagnostic test, so that they can charge customers even the car is under warranty.
Comment by oakville volkswagen - company rep on Sep 20, 2016
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for sharing your review with us. Unfortunately, warranty coverage is determined by Volkswagen Canada and as such, we do not have a say in what services are and are not covered. I don't have the complete details of your case but I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that you may have faced as a result of your recent visit.

If there's anything that you feel we can do better next time, please let me know directly at RobinD@WeinsCanada.com.

Thanks,

Robin
Guest Satisfaction Manager
Oakville Volkswagen
Comment by unhappyOakvileVWcustomer on Sep 30, 2016
I'm surprised Chris is still there keeping at it.
By unhappyOakvileVWcustomer on Sep 13, 2016
Lying to you is the business model
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I've been contacted by the dealership and they have resolved this issue
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Reading about this Chris/Tom comparison I can't refrain to bringing my contribution to the matter: have you noticed that if you get lucky to deal with Tom when you drop your car, he advises you that Chris will take care of you further on? Why? - of course because Chris will try to squeeze more money from you any way he can and that is something Tom cannot do out of honesty. You will later in the day get a call from Chris advising that you need more work done to your car and they will go as far as replacing a good part of your car only to increase their sales. In some cases they will even tamper with your old part in order to make it look bad, it happened to me.
Be sure that every time you walk into a dealership you will be lied and over-billed, this is the their business model, unfortunately it is an quasi-generalized anomaly.
Comment by oakville volkswagen - company rep on Sep 13, 2016
Good Morning,

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for us. I can appreciate your concerns in regards to your experience at our dealership. Trust that we value integrity and transparency and we would like to apologize for any inconvenience that you may have faced.

One thing that we would like to stress is that we never have, nor will we ever tamper with a guest's vehicle unnecessarily in order to replace a functioning part as it goes completely against our code of ethics.

I'd like to get in touch to get some more information, can you please send me an email at RobinD@WeinsCanada.com?

Thanks,

Robin
Guest Satisfaction Manager
Oakville Volkswagen
Comment by unhappyOakvileVWcustomer on Sep 30, 2016
Dear Robin, of course you personally will never tamper with a guest's vehicle, sure thing is that it happened with my car. You can't be sure that everybody at the dealership lives by your code of ethics but we all understand you have to declare that, it is your job.
By zoink540 on Aug 29, 2016
Some service reps are better than others - Choose Tom.
A word of caution for anyone going to this dealership for service to avoid Chris (Assistant service manager, sits in the middle). Having been to this dealership on numerous occasions within the last 2 years for all sorts of service and have sat around their waiting area waiting for my car to be ready. Some waits were 30 minutes, some were upwards of 3-4 hours depending on work. During these wait times I have heard Chris try to always up-sell customers on various services they were not requesting or requiring. He uses a lot of sales scare tactics without knowing the facts if it is even applicable to the car you have. Some examples have been (From personal conversations with him and those I have overheard):

1) "You must have a transmission flush, if you have issues with your transmission down the line and they see you've never done a transmission flush, it will void your warranty" - True for some VW models but not all, but he will tell you this as if it were fact without even checking what you are bringing.
2) "You must have an alignment done because simple driving over something like railroad crossing will throw your car out of alignment and compromises safety" - A statement I heard him say to a 50 something year old lady who was there for an oil change.
3) "We provided service for you today at a discount" - A customer who got a full synthetic oil change done on her car (same make and model as mine and same oil change service that I get). The oil change normally costs ~$120. Customer was asking for a discount and Chris lied to her saying that that is the discount rate at normally their shop rate is $119/hr and on top of it you have to pay for the oil. The lady believed his lies.
4) He will not go through the proper protocol steps to check your customer file. He automatically started arguing with me about me not having extended warranty (which I do). When I asked him to look into it because it is there, he simply told me that I would have to call my original dealership to sort it out. I called my original dealership who said it's in the system. I spoke with another service rep named Tom (who is amazing) who told me all Chris had to do was take one extra step and look in another window for the info which showed my warranty status.

Basically Chris will lie to you and is more concerned with chatting with the younger females that work there than doing his job properly. Overall, after a few visits you get the "Sleezy Used Car Sales Guy" vibe from Chris.

If you must use this dealership, please please do yourselves a favour and deal with Tom (sits closest to the door). Always honest, does not push extra services on you, will tell you if something should be done because it is simply recommended but is not mandatory, will not try scare tactics on you. Amazing employee and I will ONLY ask to speak with him when getting service done.
Comment by vw89 on Sep 09, 2016
That is so true, Chris is the worst service adviser I have seen. He will make you replace parts that your car doesn't need replaced and overcharge you on the labor hours. He is doing a great job at destroying VW Oakville image. I do not want to think he is doing all that up-selling in order to respond to a sales directive from his managers.
Comment by unhappyOakvileVWcustomer on Sep 13, 2016
Reading about this Chris/Tom comparison I can't refrain to bringing my contribution to the matter: the Service department management knows very well about Chris lying to you about work you need done to your car and over-charging you on labor hours, it is their policy.
Firstly, have you noticed that if you get lucky to deal with Tom when you drop your car, he advises you that Chris will take care of you further on? Why? - of course because he will try to squeeze more money from you any way he can and that is something Tom cannot do out of honesty. You will later in the day get a call from Chris advising that you need more done to your car and they will go as far as replacing a good part of your car only to increase their sales. They will even tamper with your old part in order to make it look bad if you require to check it out, it happened to me. Secondly, Chris's sales behavior is well known but what has management done about it? - exactly nothing because it is in their interest. Be sure that every time you walk into Oakville VW dealership you will be lied and over-billed, this is the their business model and it happens in many dealerships, it is an quasi-generalized anomaly, while customers are working hard and honest and need their cars to commute to work businesses like this one will leach on their back.
By Cj10 on Apr 11, 2015
Simply the best!
From a distance when I called, to the moment I stepped in the dealership, and to when I left with my new used ride, always felt very welcomed, well taken cared of and with a sense of priority. Within a few minutes I was already on the road testing the vehicle, no hassles. Felt like they wanted to work with what you offer as long as it is reasonable instead of fighting back to get most of your money. Very pleased with the willingness from the manager to make sure I had a easy and pleasant experience in the process of the purchase from beginnng to end. Very impressed that there was hesitation in giving me brand bew rubber mats when they had gone missing on my new used vehicle. Not necessary to mention as it is common knowledge, but you cannot go wrong with a Volkswagen. I love my GTI!

In summary, the Volkswagen experience from the point of sale to the driving experience is the best I have ever had. Quality, class, reliability, comfort, and FUN all in one car!
By rbe on Dec 29, 2014
horrible manager and service
I went to a lot of great dealerships in October but nothing as bad as the OAKVILLE VOLKSWAGON went there to buy a Golf 2015 couple of days later bought the car had the paper work done to satisfaction and signed which was approved by manager Dave. couple of days later had a appointment with the financial service manager which we had to wait they are very poor when it comes to their time. then the lies came from the manager named Dave who called me and told me that he would honour the price we discussed and already signed now all of a sudden he said that he did not approve this even though it was already on the agreement Dave was very rude guy! I would not recommend this dealership. We bought our Golf from a really friendly dealership.
By non-member76901 on Sep 10, 2014
Time for a new Jetta
My 2006 Jetta was telling me something. That something was its time for a new car. After making the tough decision to part ways with old reliable, Arnold fixed me up with a brand new 2014 Jetta. The entire process could not have been any easier. I had my new car in 3 business days. I also purchased a 7 year 200K warranty that will give me peace of mind as I rack up the mileage. Thank you Oakville VW.
By non-member72425 on Jun 05, 2014
Oakville VW Review
Initial experience was positive - as soon as we left it was a trainwreck, the car wasn't buffed, scrateches all over - had to come back - twice. Not happy
Comment by oakville volkswagen - company rep on Jun 11, 2014
Hi,
Thanks for your feedback, we regret that you had a poor experience with our store as we appreciate all of our customer’s business. We will review this information with all of our associates to improve our processes. If there is anything we can assist you with please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thanks again and we hope to work with you further in the future.
Dionne B – Social Media Coordinator
dionneb@oakvillevw.com
Comment by vw89 on Sep 09, 2016
Same here, great experience to start with, only to be totally tarnished in the end.
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