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Factors that raised the rating for Gatorland Acura include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
- Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||2|
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|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||0|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Doug Prendergast, General Manager
Auto Dealers - New Cars Auto Dealers - Used Cars Auto Parts & Supplies - New Auto Repair & Service Auto Services Auto Body Repair & Painting
Alternate Business NamesGatorland Acura Kia Gatorland Kia Gettel Enterprises, Inc.
Industry TipsUSED CAR SALES
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Additional Phone Numbers
- (352) 371-5801(Phone)
- (888) 481-0872(Phone)
- (877) 356-9591(Phone)
- (352) 373-3282 (Fax)
This company was sold 07/08/14.
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|Positive Review||5 points per review|
|Neutral Review||3 points per review|
|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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|3/11/2014||Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable|
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Complaint: I purchased a used vehicle from this dealer on 24JUL13. It is now 4OCT13 and paid cash, over 2 months later and still have not received a title from the dealership.I have called many times, and left messages with multiple people none of which have called me back in regards to the situation. I have had promises of a call back from someone and the only way I have gotten any information is if I call repeatedly until someone picks up that I need to speak to.I now would like to sell the vehicle myself, and have a buyer ready to purchase. But I cannot sell this vehicle without a title and could potentially miss out on selling it because of the issue with this dealer.
Desired Settlement: I would like the title for the vehicle so that I can sell it. If this cannot be done in a timely manner(within 3 business days), the dealer can purchase the vehicle back from me at KellyBlueBook private party Excellent Condition value($10,164), since that is the price being offered for the vehicle now if I had the title ready to transfer.
Dear Ms. *****:
Attached please find a copy of Mr. ****** **********’s DHSMV Vehicle Inquiry report, Mr. ********** received the title for the 2002 Acura that he purchased from Gatorland Acura on October 18th 2013.
I would like to apologize in the delayed response regarding this matter.
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