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Berthod Motors Inc

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Phone: (970) 945-7466 Fax: (970) 945-1142 View Additional Phone Numbers 2914 S Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 View Additional Web Addresses

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Automotive and Agricultural, Construction, and Homeowner equipment dealership with full body shop.

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Reason for Rating

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  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

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

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

2 Customer Reviews on Berthod Motors Inc
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 2
Total Customer Reviews 2

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 28, 1998 Business started: 01/01/1946 Business started locally: 01/01/1946
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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

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Department of Motor Vehicles- Colorado
140 W 6th Ave, Denver CO 80204
Phone Number: (303) 376-2200

Type of Entity


Business Management
Donald Gerbaz, VP / GM
Contact Information
Principal: Donald Gerbaz, VP / GM
Business Category

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Products & Services

Berthod Motors Inc sells the following brand(s): Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, GMC, Jeep, John Deere, Kobelco, Massey Ferguson, RAM, Stihl

Refund and Exchange Policy
30 day return on parts purchases
Service Area
Western Colorado Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys
Products & Services

Sales, parts and service for GMC, Buick, Jeep, John Deere, Kobelco, Hesston. Also complete body shop for any make vehicle.

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Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Berthod Motors Inc has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Additional Locations

  • 2914 S Grand Ave

    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

  • 400 27th St

    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

  • PO Box 759

    Glenwood Springs, CO 81602


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Complaint Detail(s)

9/27/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: I found a 2006 Mercedes R500 on and called Berthod to find out more about it. ******* ****** called me back and said he had just barely driven the vehicle and told me about it. He went back to look at it to answer some of my questions and then called me back. He told me the inside was like new, and said the only defects on the exterior was a small scratch on the front and rear bumpers. He went on to say he wouldn't be surprised if the tires were brand new. He then sent me 4 pictures of the car, I asked if he could email them to me, he said he didn't know how and would have to text me them. The 4 pictures I received on my phone looked fine and I said I wanted to buy the car. I let him know I would be coming from **** **** **** and I filled out their credit app and was all set to purchase the car. I rented a vehicle one way and made the *** mile trip to Berthod, I arrived and the car was really in poor condition. The tires on the front were nearly worn out on the front outside edge, the rear hatch would not open as the power lift gate was broken (over $1,000 repair at MB dealer). The driver's seat was very worn, there were missing buttons/lights on the interior of the vehicle, the interior was stained etc. The exterior of the vehicle had a clear bra that was oxidized and had a couple gouges in it and was far from "clean" as described by *******. The was willing to overlook this until I drove the car and it really drove poorly. There was a lot of front end noise from presumably bad wheel bearings and a lot of play in the steering wheel, making it so it would certainly not pass safety inspection. ******* was not there the day I went to pick up the car, so I did the test drive with another salesman who could hear the loud noise while test driving it. Afterwards I spoke with I believe the sales manager who said ******* told him he had accurately described the condition of the car, and this person apologized. I was then stranded begged ********** to rent me a car due to it being labor

Desired Settlement: I would like them to cover at least half of the cost of my travel to/from Berthod. I rented a car one way and dropped it off in ******** ******* which was $203 plus $62 in gas, I then rented another car one way which was $200 and another $66 in gas. I was nearly stranded as no car rental places had vehicles available due to it being Labor Day weekend. I understand there are some risks with buying a car unseen, but have done so last year & in the past with franchised dealers only & good results.

Business Response: The Mercedes that **** was looking at was being sold "as is" because of the expense needed to repair the rear hatch and front end work. The car was priced accordinly and I am sure looked like too good a deal to pass up. We are very sorry about the miscomunication between ******* and **** and will refund Half the expenses.

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 once I receive half of the costs associated with the trip. Thanks. 


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