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Belliveau Motors Ltd.

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Phone: (902) 769-0706Fax: (902) 769-0841View Additional Phone NumbersP.O. Box 190, 1484 Highway 1, Church PointNS B0W 1M0 Send email to Belliveau Motors Ltd.

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A BBB Accredited Business since 04/29/1992

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for Belliveau Motors Ltd. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • 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.

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

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Belliveau Motors Ltd.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
09/02/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I had a verbal agreement with a salesman, and trusted that he would keep his word.He did not keep his word.
In **************** I purchased a new **** truck from *********** at Belliveau Motors. I had initially spoken to him regarding the purchase and he was not able to give me a reasonable deal, so I went to another dealer. This dealer offered me 0% financing on a new vehicle. I then went back to tell **** that I would be purchasing the other vehicle, as they had offered the 0%. He then stated that he could also give me that deal for the first 7 years of my contract; the remaining year would be 5.9%. We shook on the deal and I left the dealership. A couple of days later, **** called and stated that the contract was ready and could my wife and I stop by to sign the contract. I went in and signed the contract, as did my wife. Both of us have very busy jobs, and we did not have much time to spare and so we didn't read the contract. (I felt ok not reading the fine print,as I trusted ****, having dealt with him many times in the past, and actually had worked with him previously). Again, I felt we had a fairly good personal relationship and he could be trusted. We did not realize we were actually paying 5.9% until a couple of weeks ago when we were at our bank doing some other financing, and were told by the bank officer, that we were in fact, paying 5.9%! I even argued with her stating that we had a deal of 0% for 7 years. When I contacted ****, he stated that he did not remember having any such conversation. (We had even turned down buying an older truck when we initially made the deal, because we could only get 3.9% on a used vehicle). I realize how important it is to read the fine print before you sign any document, but I felt confident that the contract stated what **** and I had agreed on. I am upset, but also confused, by the fact that no one, (not even the owner of the dealership, *****************) has offered any kind of recourse.

Desired Settlement
I only want what was discussed and agreed upon. I want 0% financing for the remainder of my contract.

Business Response
Once the customer has agreed on a vehicle purchase with the sales consultant then the Financial Service Manager reviews all documents with customer explaining to them all the details of his or her contract. If at time of review of the contract that the details are different from what the sales consultant had discussed, before signing the contract the sales consultant is brought into review the deal back with the customer to correct any differences before the customer signs or the customer can walk away from the deal if he or she are not satisfied with the deal.
With regards to this customer, a call was received several weeks ago about the interest rate and it was discussed about the rate on the contract and what the rates were at time of purchase and why the rate on their contract was chosen.

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 04/29/1992Business started: 01/01/1945
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Registry of Motor Vehicles (NS)
6960 Mumford Road
Halifax, NS B3L 4P1
(902) 424-5851

BBB records show a license number of 04425 for this company, issued by Registry of Motor Vehicles (NS).

Type: Registry of Motor Vehicles-Dealers License

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Claude Belliveau (Office Manager)Mr. Richard Robicheau (President)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Dealers - Used Cars

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2 Locations

  • P.O. Box 190
    1484 Highway 1 

    Church Point, NS B0W 1M0

  • #292 Hwy. 303, Conway
    P.O. Box 507, 

    Digby, NS B0V 1A0

Industry Comparison ChartX

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Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

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  • Billing or Collection
  • Problems with Products or Services
  • Delivery
  • Guarantee or Warranty

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.


Additional Phone Numbers

  • (800) 565-1484
  • (877) 601-6565

Additional Fax Numbers

  • (902) 245-6426

BBB Complaint Process

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