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Author Topic: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth. THIS DEALER APPEARS TO HAVE CLOSED DOWN  (Read 16464 times)

Offline bizkit

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Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2014, 03:25:51 pm »
13 days now and still no response from the dealer regarding my issue.
i feel that prospective buyers should be aware of this

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    Offline Francotoro

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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
    « Reply #16 on: September 06, 2014, 05:52:47 pm »
    I have used them and was delighted... Has it been resolved now? Do you have more details to share?
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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
    « Reply #17 on: September 09, 2014, 07:18:20 pm »
    i have given up on them
    they told me a pack of lies and are now denying it
    i bought a 14k car from them and wouldnt touch them with a bargepole when i buy my next one.

    Offline Martin_M

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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
    « Reply #18 on: January 05, 2015, 09:12:35 pm »
    Not the best experience when I bought from them. Took my deposit and then revealed key parts were on back order despite the car sitting in their showroom. They tried to change the finance deal we agreed on when they hadn't charged me the correct total for the leather interior - result you might think but it was the sneaky way they went about it that annoyed me. Overall, it is what it is, wouldn't deal with them again however.
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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
    « Reply #19 on: January 06, 2015, 09:53:51 am »
    Not the best experience when I bought from them. Took my deposit and then revealed key parts were on back order despite the car sitting in their showroom. They tried to change the finance deal we agreed on when they hadn't charged me the correct total for the leather interior - result you might think but it was the sneaky way they went about it that annoyed me. Overall, it is what it is, wouldn't deal with them again however.

    I had lots of issues with their honesty or lack of it. Seems once they have your money and you drive away they lose interest. I wouldn't go near them again.

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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
    « Reply #20 on: February 04, 2015, 01:01:33 pm »
    Have used Meridien Milano previously for a factory recall and a oil service. To be honest I was impressed.

    However this time I took my 595 Comp to have its suspension looked at under warranty and have mixed reviews about the situation.

    I found out that it needed replacing after just 1 year of being on the car with a slight knocking issue on the rear.

    At first there was a mix up with the ordering of parts. I had been given a courtesy car (at my own expense) and was told that it would be done over the weekend. However the parts they ordered hadn't turned up as planned. So I had to go and collect my car unfinished on the Monday and return the courtesy car, then return it back when the parts had been delivered.

    Bit of a ball ache really as I had to book time off work and travel just over a hour each time, not to mention paying for a courtesy car.

    In the end it has all got sorted and on the plus side they reduced the price I had to pay for the courtesy car due to the mix up. I have to say the way they dealt with the problem was first class. I am just happy that it is now sorted.


     
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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
    « Reply #21 on: February 16, 2016, 02:17:34 am »
    I was not overly impressed after visiting them yesterday and despite having bought two brand new Abarths from them (Nov 2012 & Sept 2014) I doubt I will be dealing with them this time.  I went in to find out about trading in my 595 Turismo (18 months old, 10,000 miles, showroom condition) for a 180 Comp and they said they would give me £10k  :thumbd:

    I know you don't get a lot back when you add a lot of options on a new car but they know what they can sell the car for and considering the spec (MTA, bicolour paint, leather interior sunroof, monza & xenons), I think £10k was a poor offer.  That's the same amount they gave me when I part exchanged my A500 NP for the 595 18 months ago & that was nearly 2 years old with 16000 miles on the clock.  I looked on their website after I had been in to the showroom and they have an instant valuation feature, which came up with £11400 & even WBAC offered £11500.  Then we come to the £500 deposit contribution they generously offered - no mention of the £950 Abarth deposit contribution I later saw advertised, again on their website.

    We went to see about part exchanging my wife's Fiat 500 for a new one last week, and Fiat give a £1500 loyalty payment against a new car, which sounds more like it.  That dealer said they can now order Abarths so I think I will see if they can come up with a more inviting offer.
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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
    « Reply #22 on: March 18, 2018, 06:49:24 pm »
    I bought a 66 plate Abarth in May '17.
    I rejected it after half an hour of ownership due to a fault which appeared after the test drive.

    This dealership were superb in the way they handled it. There was no hassle or equivocation, my money was returned promptly and in full. I recommend them.

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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
    « Reply #23 on: March 18, 2018, 08:58:48 pm »
    Probably worth knowing for people who use them, they are no longer an official Abarth dealership (or Alfa/Jeep), so can not carry out warranty work anymore.

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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth
    « Reply #24 on: March 19, 2018, 10:59:09 am »
    "Probably worth knowing for people who use them, they are no longer an official Abarth dealership (or Alfa/Jeep), so can not carry out warranty work anymore."

    I wonder why?

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    Re: Meridien Milano, Portsmouth. THIS DEALER APPEARS TO HAVE CLOSED DOWN
    « Reply #25 on: March 21, 2019, 06:52:22 pm »
    Closed down

     

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