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Opinion of Gold Coast Bentley?

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  1. deshapiro

    deshapiro Karting

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    Hi All,

    I'm looking at a 458 at Gold Coats. Since I'm local, I'm going to see it in the flesh (aluminum?).
    Has anybody dealt with them? I'm also interested in a name for an inspection. I've searched the threads and only found one or two.

    Thanks,
    David
     
  2. Townshend

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    I tend to find their prices a little higher than market and they don't negotiate a ton, they'd rather wait it out until they find a buyer willing to pay. What you found in the way of PPI is probably accurate; last I knew the official dealers (Continental and LFSC) do not do PPIs. I'd certainly get a PPI: Euroquipe, Team Stradale, Rennology, and Fluid MotorUnion are going to be the shops you'll want to reach out to about a PPI. Unfortunately none are downtown although maybe someone on here is aware of one closer.

    I've had Bentleys serviced by them though and they're pretty good in the service department. Tom Baldassarre who runs that shop is pretty on top of things.
     
  3. jjmalez

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    Hello,

    Thanks for the information. When visiting Chicago, we always make a point to visit Bentley Gold Coast. Neat dealership, awesome automobiles. However, I have a few questions. Their web sight has over a hundred cars listed in their current inventory. Their showroom holds what, twenty-five tops? They are a factory authorized dealer for Bentley/Rolls-Royce/Lamborghini/Maserati/Bugatti. Yet their off sight service department is for Bentley's only?

    Can you please provide additional insight? They didn't respond to my e-mail.

    Thanks
     
  4. JSR29

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    They likely do have the cars on their website. There is a large parking structure by the Perrillo BMW store where many are housed. It’s both impressive and disturbing to see a row of Phantom Drop Heads covered in Chicago winter filth.
     
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  5. Townshend

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    Correct, they have a multilevel parking facility just west of their showroom. They service any vehicle; I primarily see Maserati, Bentley, and Lamborghini there. Though I've seen them service Ferrari, Rolls Royce, and other marques. I believe they even have a Bugatti tech as they're an authorized dealer.
     
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  6. puckybadger

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    Does anyone know if Joe Abbas, late of Luxury Motor Cars, is still employed there?
     
  7. absent

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    yes, he is.
     
  8. jjmalez

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    I remember following the Luxury Motors train wreck. I remember hearing bad things about Joe Abbas there. Luxury Motors wound up in bankruptcy court a decade ago. I haven't heard anything good or bad about Mr Abbas since. Just my $0.02

    Joe
     
  9. puckybadger

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    I purchased my 2004 X5 4.4 from Luxury Motors in December 2005 with 16000 miles. Quite the experience. 4 hours of negotiations inside the Bentley of Downers Grove showroom with loud dance music and beautiful women with champagne for those who made a purchase. My kinda place. Drove that car for 10 years and put 200K trouble free miles on it. Now have 2014 X5 50i. Hi Joe.
     
  10. Alcav5

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    In late '07 I bought sight unseen, over the internet a used '07 S8 from Luxury Motors. The deal went without issues, everything was hunky dory and they set up shipping for me. Car arrived with tire damage and passenger fender misalignment, but visibly nothing else wrong. My local Audi dealer corrected the fender at no cost. It took a bunch of calls to get them to pay for a new tire, it was resolved after I complained to their local attorney general office who sent them a letter on my behalf. I spoke to Joe a few times, he came across as a typical charming salesman, everything was no problem. My local dealer knew him too. The car was otherwise a great car.
     
  11. Zalfor

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    plenty of friends buy cars from there. other than them being relatively expensive to buy a car from and being slick salesmen, the cars should be fine.
     
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    All I know is that back in 2007 wanted to buy their Dk Red Arnage, new car very heavily discounted and the Sales Manager talked me out of it, admitted the car had an incident with the car valet in Winter who revved it up (buried in snow) until the rear tire blew up and caused some damage to rear quarter.
    They finally wholesaled it.
    I would not have any problem buying a car from them.
     
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