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Auto Class Direct

Phone: (972) 509-0600Fax: (972) 509-0650825 K Ave, PlanoTX 75074-8503 Send email to Auto Class Direct

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A BBB Accredited Business since 08/06/2012

BBB has determined that Auto Class Direct meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered Auto Class Direct's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.

Factors that raised Auto Class Direct's rating include:

  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)BBB Closure Definitions
02/07/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint Category: None of the Above - Product Quality Complaint Issue

Complaint: autoclass direct claimed the vehicle they sold me was in good running condition and within 4,000 the transmission completely failed.
I purchase a 2002 BMW 330Ci convertible for my daughter from Autoclass Direct in July 2011 with 92,000 miles on it. The company stated that their mechanic had looked the vehicle over and that it was in good running condition with no known problems. Within 4,000 miles the transmission failed. I took the vehicle to two different mechanics and both said that there is no way another mechanic looked at this vehicle and could not tell that the transmission was about to fail at any time. I tried to call back in December 2011 and spoke with a gentlemen on the phone to explain my concern and was hung up on. The vehicle has sat since December 2011 and I just now have saved the funds and had the vehicle repaired back to normal driving condition (picking it up on 1/10/13. I feel that Autoclass Direct misrepresented the vehicles condition at the time of sale.

Business' Initial Response
As this is the first time (2013) anyone has heard about this, we are researching Mr. ******'s (2011) claim and have attempted to contact him at the number provided.

First off, we are very sorry Mr. ****** has incurred hardships from buying and maintaining a European luxury vehicle.

Mr. ****** did have a 30 day/1,000 mile warranty on the POWERTRAIN ONLY, offered free of charge by the dealer at the time of purchase. This is something we offered for peace of mind for both the customer and the dealer in case there are any unexpected issues. We are told by many transmission specialists that there is no way to tell when a transmission is going bad until it does. Mechanics seem to have different opinions.

We also offered Mr. ****** an opportunity to purchase an extended service contract which he declined and said he may buy later and did not.
Mr. ****** did come back in on 7/26/11 and the dealer took care of several minor repairs at no cost to him-something they were not obligated to pay for since he bought the vehicle As Is and the 30 day/1,000 mile did not cover. He was very appreciative at the time.

We typically do not hang up on customers at Auto Class Direct. Had we talked with him at the time we would have offered the discounted services of our mechanics and/or vendors, whom would have worked with him regarding repair and would have considerable savings options.

Nothing else was promised or owed on this 2002 BMW Convertible.

We will continue to look into this claim and reach Mr. ******.

Consumer's Final Response
In my initial complaint I intended that my suggested resolution be that Auto Class Direct pay for half of a rebuilt/used transmission that would have in total cost around $2,300 - $2,500. When I read the suggested resolution it stated that I wanted them to pay for atleast the full cost of a rebuilt transmission. That was not my intent and if possible I would like to amend that to state that they pay half of what a rebuilt/used transmission would cost which would put them paying approximately $1,150 - $1,250. I apologize for the error. I did state this as my suggested resolution to Auto Class Direct when I spoke to them on the phone as I thought that was what got put into the complaint originally.

Complaint Resolution: BBB determined that while the company addressed the complaint issues, the complainant was dissatisfied and the matter was outside BBB Rules of Arbitration.

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Dealers - Online, Automobile Dealers - Imported Cars, Auto Warranty Plans

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 06/26/2012Business started: 03/01/2010
Type of Entity

Sole Proprietor

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Chip Winn (Owner)Ms. Rome Colburn HCS (OPS/Finance/IT/HR)
Business Category

Auto Dealers - Online, Automobile Dealers - Imported Cars, Auto Warranty Plans

Map & Directions

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Address for Auto Class Direct

825 K Ave

Plano, TX 75074-8503

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