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Northtown Motors

(314) 524-5961View Additional Phone Numbers1016 S Florissant Rd, Saint LouisMO 63135-3237 Send email to Northtown Motors

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 09/06/2001

BBB has determined that Northtown Motors 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 raised Northtown Motors' rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 5 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

5 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service5
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 5

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Northtown Motors

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

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (5)BBB Closure Definitions
06/28/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I purchased a truck in February 2013. I had a thirty day warranty. I told them the transmission was slipping and kept telling the salesman (Mr. ***). They wouldn't look at the truck. I took the truck back and they said they would repair it. Then I went back to get the truck and they wanted me to pay $1,400.00. I told him that was crazy and he said well just give me $700.00. I told him no. I don't think I should have to pay for this since I complained from the beginning about the transmission.

Desired Settlement
I feel that they should pay for this repair. I have been making all my payments on time.

Business' Initial Response
This consumer is happy. She said she was going to contact the BBB to remove the complaint. She brought the vehicle to us 4 or 5 months after the warranty expired. We explained to her that we could not use the warranty and offered her a payment plan. She said this was resolved and was a mistake.
****** ******.

02/06/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

December 3, 2010 I purchased a 2003 Dodge Durango for $10,070.00. I was paying $329.73 per month. The car broke down several times. I talked with (NAME) and he said he would have his guy fix it for $500.00 and I can pay $250.00 (car payment) plus $100.00 per month for the work done. The car caught on fire September 24, 2010. I went to pay off the car and he said I owed him now for sales tax plus the rest of the payments on the car and it is $6,570.00. I don't owe him that much. He will not provide me with a contract showing what I owe. He also can't explain why I had to pay the extra money per month. When I asked him he said it was a processing fee for my payment. Do I have to pay him that money if I don't have a contract? I have sent in all the receipts and repairs to the BBB. I only owe $3,430.00 My insurance company wants to settle this and send him a check but that isn't the right amount and his name is on the lien. I only have rental insurance until October 24, 2012 and I don't have any other way of getting transportation. I'm 73 years old and don't think he has treated me right. I need to purchase another car and can't until this is settled. Please help me.

Desired Settlement
I want to pay $3,400.00 and be done with this. I'm sending in all of my paperwork. I want to know if that is right that he charged me all that money as a processing fee also. I don't think that's right that he can't find the contract and wants $6,570.00 instead of $3,430.00. Why doesn't he have to prove this?

Business' Initial Response
1. See attachment #1 (Finance Agreement) that explains all cost and total payment at the end of contract.
2. See attachment #2 that show's Ms. ****** put NO money down on this Durango, because Mr. ****** felt sorry for her and she had bought 3 autos prior to this sale and paid them off. It is not, was not, nor will it ever be the policy of Northtown Motors to sell any auto with no money down. The org. price of the auto was $9995.00 + fees/charges noted on the buy order (attachment #2).
3. See attachment #3 Ms. ******'s pay sheet/ payment history as you can see she was scheduled to make 36 payments at $329.73 starting on 12/3/10. As of this date she should have made 24 of the 36 payments due but as you can see she only made 21 and 6 of that 21 pmts was less than what was due. Also note on attachment #1 there is a $25.00 late charge that should have been added to each and every payment, but that did not accrue, Mr. ****** was nice enough to wave that fee due to Ms. ****** being a return customer.
4. Ms. ****** has a copy of each and every piece of paperwork that pertained to this deal.
5. We have no record of these break downs Ms. ****** is speaking of please see attachment # 4 & 5 that show any repairs known to Northtown Motors. Attachment # 4 was due to a car wreck on 3/16/12 and this was covered by insurance, and Attachment # 5 was to check battery and breaks on 1/4/12.
6. If you will note Attachment #6 a copy of Ms. ******'s MDL # TXXXXXXXXX she is clearly mistaken about her age she was born in 1952 so that would mean she turned 60 this year on her birthday in July, not 73. That is unless she falsified state document.
7. The pay off remains the same $5150.00, when that amount is paid we will release the lean and the title.

There is not a spote to enter my attachments so I will fax them

Consumer's Final Response
See attached document

09/05/2013Problems with Product / Service
08/01/2012Problems with Product / Service
06/29/2012Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Dealers - Used Cars, Auto & Truck Brokers

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 09/06/2001Business started: 01/01/1959
Business Management
Principal: Ms. Aundrea Riffle (Office Administrator)
Contact Information
Mr. George Riffle (Owner)
Business Category

Auto Dealers - Used Cars, Auto & Truck Brokers

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Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Northtown Motors

1016 S Florissant Rd

Saint Louis, MO 63135-3237

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1 Locations

  • 1016 S Florissant Rd 

    Saint Louis, MO 63135-3237(314) 524-5963
    (314) 524-7874
    (314) 524-5961

Industry Comparison ChartX

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB's database of businesses located in Eastern Missouri & SouthernIllinois. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

*Northtown Motors is in this range.


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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (314) 524-5963
  • (314) 524-7874

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