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BBB has determined that Vaden Volkswagen 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.

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Reason for Rating

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

Factors that lowered the rating for Vaden Volkswagen include:

  • 6 complaints filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for Vaden Volkswagen include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Response to 6 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

6 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 5
Total Closed Complaints 6

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Vaden Volkswagen
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 04, 2010 Business started: 01/01/1983 in GA Business started locally: 01/01/1983
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Bill Daniel Ms. Marcie Thomas, Social Reputation
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Bill Daniel
Customer Contact: Ms. Marcie Thomas, Social Reputation
Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars Auto Dealers - Used Cars Auto Repair & Service

Alternate Business Names
Team Vaden Imports, Inc. Vaden VW
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Additional Locations

  • 50 Eisenhower Dr

    Savannah, GA 31406

  • PO Box 14217

    Savannah, GA 31416

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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (912) 629-6998 (Fax)

Additional Email Addresses

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Complaint Detail(s)

8/12/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I leased my first car on April 19th. The first month, I was not notified of any issues. When my tag expired, I went to the dealership to ask why my tags were not ready. Only then was I explained that there was an issue with my contract and the car was not actually mine. I was told the manager who was in charge when I leased my car had been fired for participating in illegal activity. My paperwork was never filed by this manager and my car was not actually mine. My sales person who also no longer works there for personal issues informed me that they could not get me my car for the price they originally promised. She told me they would take back my car and order a new *****. I had a ****** so I was not okay with that because the ***** has noticeably cheaper interior. After telling our sales person that I was not okay with it unless they gave me the upgraded interior, she agreed to drop the price of the ****** $30 a month from my original payment. I had to sign a new leasing contract and get my extension for my tag. After another month passed, I went up to the dealership again to ask why my tags were not ready. I then went up to the tag office where I was informed that the property taxes were not paid on my car. When I leased the car, my sales person told me that the taxes on my car were paid and I would not have to come out of pocket any more than I had for the down payment. I was also told by another Vaden ******* person that if I were to switch and register in ******* instead of ***** ********, I would be exempt from the taxes in ******* because I am an active duty soldier and my home of record is in ***** ******** and not ******* where I live. After spending a week trying to do that, I am now being told that I can not do that because my title is in ***** ********. I am being told that I will not be able to drive my car again until I come out of pocket $1500 for taxes after being promised at signing that everything is paid for. My tag has now been expired for a month and a half.

Desired Settlement: I would like the taxes paid in full for my car. ($1500) I would also like reimbursement for the almost 2 months I have not been able to drive my car and visit my family. ($282.92 per month for 2 months) I would also like to guarantee that I will have my one unused of my two free tanks of gas I was promised by my sales rep who no longer works here for the inconvenience.

Business Response:

Dear BBB,

Thank you for bringing our customer's concerns to our attention. We have been in communication with Mr. ***** and reached an amicable solution. Please let us know should you have any further questions or need of our assistance.

Kind Regards,


***** *******

********* **, Vaden Automotive Group

BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved

1/22/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Dealership sold me a ***** ******* and after a week called me and said that I would need to change my license to a ******* license from a ** as the finance company will not fund the money otherwise. I exlained that I have a house in both places and that I didn't have a birth certificate to get it changed. I did however order one and ** state said it will be 6 to 8 weeks and I will have one. They say that the company will only finance ******* residence. This was never explained when I signed the papers, warranty and proceeded to purchase insurance. I now will be without a vehicle and not able to get to my cancer treatments. Dealer falsely sold a vehicle and never told me these conditions until a week after I paid down payment and signed loan documents and took possession of vehicle. Now 3 weeks later they want car back as they cannot get it financed anywhere else. I now have 22 hits on my credit report from them trying so many places and have no chance now of getting a vehicle. They offer no recourse and I have a signed contract that says I purchased this vehicle and have had it and been driving it. I also paid for the insurance that I now have to cancel but will owe a months premium for.

Desired Settlement: I want the same vehicle or similar and the same loan contract. I feel that I have been discriminated against for not being a ******* resident. I have a ** license as I split my time between the two states as I am getting ready to have cancer treatment and am handicapped. If not I want my money spent for insurance and monies or help to obtain another suitable vehicle.

Business Response:

Dear BBB,

Thank you for sharing our customers concerns with us. We have been in contact with Mr. ***** and he is in possession of the vehicle he wanted and all paperwork is finalized. He is satisfied with the outcome.


Thank You

*** *****




Consumer Response:


Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.  The dealer did go above and beyond and made me extremely happy and also took there time to correct all.


**** *****


BBB's Final Determination: Consumer accepted resolution offered by the business.

4/11/2013 Problems with Product/Service
9/6/2012 Problems with Product/Service
7/19/2012 Problems with Product/Service
4/9/2012 Problems with Product/Service