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Customer Service
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Friendliness
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Overall Experience
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Price
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Quality of Work
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Service
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5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

Thank you Garlyn SHELTON VW

By Bigcountry4608 on 7/27/2019 at 8:00 PM. Helped by Brandon, Ronnie, and Steve.

Just want to give a shout out to Garlyn Shelton VW for taking care of my girlfriends VW Beetle when we took it in for repairs. Excellent staff and thank you to Brandon, Ronnie, and Steve for making it all happen!!

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

1   Customer Service
1   Friendliness
1   Overall Experience
1   Price
1   Quality of Work

Unprofessional and Rude

By rrc7673 on 7/25/2019 at 1:08 AM. Helped by Service department.

Very disappointed with the unprofessionalism in their service department. I leased my first Jetta with this VW in Temple and my current Jetta with VW in Waco. Living in Nolanville, it is more convenient for me to have service done in Temple. I called in advance and specifically requested to schedule service when I could get a loaner so I could get to work on time and be able to run errands if needed while my car was being serviced. I was assured a loaner would be available for me. When I arrived I was not greeted nicely, the man in the service department was rude and unprofessional, and they had no loaners available for me. He didn't even apologize for the inconvenience or misunderstanding and I now have to reschedule my service appointment. Huge waste of time. In the future I will save myself time in the long run and just drive to Waco. I will never use the service department at this dealership again.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

Awesome Dealership

By SunnyB on 4/16/2019 at 10:33 AM. Helped by Ronnie Collins.

Great customer service. This dealership truly cares about their customers. My sales experience was amazing. I love how this dealership calls after the sale. The staff is so friendly, very professional, and family oriented. I highly recommend this dealership to everyone.

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

1   Customer Service
1   Friendliness
1   Overall Experience
1   Price
1   Quality of Work

Underhanded, shady.

By GarlynSheltonSucks on 10/23/2017 at 2:11 AM. Helped by Everyone in service department.

The customer service at this location leaves a lot to be desired. The workers in the service shop are particularly unhelpful. Caused personal property damage (broke back tail light), and gave a faulty report on what was wrong with my vehicle. Quoted me at needing almost $2,000 in repairs for faulty drainage tubes. I inspected them independently and found that they were clogged and fixed the issue with a grand total of $0. Very shady business. 0/10 would not recommend.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

Purchased 2 used vehicles

By mmonte5 on 3/24/2017 at 2:56 PM. Helped by Caitlyn.

Caitlyn, took excellent care of us. We also had some follow-up issues that she helped resolve. She made herself Available and iwas quick to return all of our calls.

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

Great customer service

By Melissa coffee on 10/20/2016 at 12:58 AM. Helped by Caitlynn Coleman, Eric and Sean.

This dealership was a pleasure to work withard. Caitlynn and Eric were there to assist us in every way with the new purchase of my 2016 Passau. I owned a Jetta, and everytIme I took it in for maintenance, Sean was such a great help. This is one top notch dealership. GREAT JOB you guys!!

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

1   Customer Service
1   Friendliness
1   Overall Experience

bad service

By mackado on 5/11/2015 at 9:13 PM. Helped by jared cook.

service manager angry at world when I arrived down hill from then on was told do not like it go some where else so I did !

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

2.6  

3   Customer Service
4   Friendliness
3   Overall Experience
1   Price
2   Quality of Work

I took my 2001 Beetle to have a handful of different...

By fatboyfetish on 9/3/2013 at 3:59 AM. Helped by unknown.

I took my 2001 Beetle to have a handful of different things done to it, the trans flushed, the a/c fixed and the keys programed. They said they would have a loaner car for me but it would be a few days, I went to the dealership and they had to rent one, that was put on my credit card, the weather was horrible out at the time and the lady at Enterprise said any damages due to weather wouldbe my responcability and sugested I purchase ins. $85.00 for two days....GS didnt reimburse me. When I picked up the car, the a/c wasn't fixed the keys "couldn't be programed because the computers were down" asked me to bring it back at a later date. When I returned at a later time shanty work was done. The a/c was later inspected to find wires pulled taunt and not ran correctly, they lost my power steering cap, the engine cover wasn't bolted down and a pair of pliers were left under it, the dipstick guide was broken, it was a horrible experience over all the car still has a few problems, JD...in the parts department is great, my husband has been doing the work and JD always finds us the right parts. I'm still waiting 3months later for them to callme when the computer comes back up. HMMM...

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

This is my 3rd time purchasing a new volkswagen vehicle...

By clopes76571 on 5/10/2013 at 12:36 AM. Helped by Cleadra Lowe, Eric Lopez, and Ronnie Collins.

This is my 3rd time purchasing a new volkswagen vehicle from this dealership. I am always greeted promptly by the staff. Cleadra was an excellent salesperson as she was very knowledgable in answering any questions I had. Eric, the finance manager and Ronnie, the sales manager, went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable in finding a vehicle in my price range. They also made sure that I got the exact color and model that I wanted. The level of service that I received from the sales staff has made me become a loyal customer to the Garlyn Shelton Volkswagen dealership.

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

Excellent customer service. Brent was very patient while...

By Lanamiller on 5/7/2013 at 1:43 AM. Helped by Brent Mattson.

Excellent customer service. Brent was very patient while I test drove cars and made my final decision. Ron was very kind. Excellent dealership! Will return.

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

Ronnie is the best! I would never work with any other...

By nieceyrubio on 4/28/2013 at 2:18 PM. Helped by Ronnie Collins.

Ronnie is the best! I would never work with any other person! He goes above and beyond to make sure his customers leave very satisfied! He made my dream of owning my first new car come true! Thanks Ronnie!

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

I was looking for a car for my daughter that would hold...

By suziliz64 on 2/6/2013 at 8:51 PM. Helped by Ronnie Collins and Cleadra Lowe.

I was looking for a car for my daughter that would hold its value over time. I had an idea of what I wanted but was not sure if I should buy new or used. Mr. Collins and Ms. Lowe were able to guide me in the right direction. They were way more than accommodating to me and my in and out of town schedule. They worked with my inexperienced daughter and made her feel confident about our purchase, that she was getting the very best car EVER! Once we got the car, they took all the time she needed to explain the features and help her set up her preferences to her liking. When she returned for her initial service appointment, they made sure she had a nice loaner so she could get to her college visit. What a fantastic group of folks!!!

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

2.2  

2   Customer Service
3   Friendliness
1   Overall Experience
3   Price
2   Quality of Work

We owned an 2005 Beetle a few years ago and decided we...

By jesseandjodie on 1/24/2013 at 8:24 PM. Helped by Sales: Kevin, Josh / Service: Mike, Wayne / Manager: Ronnie / Finance: Eric.

We owned an 2005 Beetle a few years ago and decided we missed that beetle and wanted to purchase another one similar to it as a play car. We called Garlyn-Shelton Temple to see if they had a used new beetle on their lot that fit our specs. They stated that they did and we drove the 30 minutes to their lot to find a perfect match of what we were searching for. First, let me say that we wished we had never drove up there. Or I even wish we had just turned around. Its something we still shake our head about. 11/2012: We were dealing with the salesman, Kevin, who didn't seem to know what was going on the entire time. We drove the used beetle, loved it. Gave them an offer and told them if they could meet it, to call us in the morning and we would come back to sign papers. They called and we came back up there, only to be told by finance that it wasn't indeed the offer we had made. They had increased the months of financing on it to offset our offer. No go, Garlyn-Shelton. As we were leaving the dealership, we were cornered by the salesman, Josh. Somehow Josh made the offer happen. We really liked Josh and his persistence and we signed paperwork that evening, with the fuel pump being replaced because of an oil leak that was detected. We also needed to order a paint pen for a minor dime-sized spot of missing paint on the front bumper. So the beetle remained at Garlyn-Shelton for several days while that replacement was going on. We were told they would drive our beetle to us 30 minutes away when it was finished. A few days later, we hadn't heard from them. Called Josh and inquired about the beetle. He said he would call us right back. He didn't. The next day, we called Josh, no answer. We called service and was told they would have someone call back. Nope. No call. That next day, we called and asked to be given Garlyn-Shelton's Dealership Manager- the one over ALL the dealerships. Our call was forwarded to Ronnie, the VW-dealership manager. I explained to him we needed to get in touch with the big general manager. He began asking what was going on and we talked a while. Very nice guy. Calmed my nerves a little bit and explained that he was the new manager taking over a very broken dealership. Said he would check into things for us. And that next morning early, we had a call from service department stating our Beetle was ready. Ronnie definitely got things rolling which we very much appreciated. So we drove in and picked it up because salesman Josh said he wasn't able to drop it off that day. No touch up paint or vase but hey, at least we had the car. 12/2012: We call about our paint pen again and left messages on 2 different voicemails, no call backs. We call again next day and Josh said they were mailed to us. We never received it in the mail. We notice the beetle still has an oil leak. We take it to a local oil shop where they told us that it looked to be around the fuel pump. 1/2013: Husband takes a look under the hood and there is a HUGE bolt laying inside a pan beside the fuel pump. We called VW and spoke with Wayne. Wayne scheduled it back in. Turns out, one of the main screws from the fuel pump had fallen out. Service placed screw back in and said that may fix the oil leak and to watch it. He also said they screwed up and sorry. So we drove it home. Oh yes, while we were there on that visit, we got our paint pen. The next day even more oil on the driveway. We drive the beetle BACK UP there where Wayne has service replace the entire fuel pump that they had just replaced. Everything is going good in our book. They are doing the right thing and fixing that initial problem to begin with with no arguments. But wait for it.....they washed our car with a pressure washer. It was beautiful all cleaned up! But our dime-sized spot on the bumper that I was working with the hard-to-get paint pen is now a BASEBALL SIZED BLACK HOLE with a dime-sized red center. Husband let them know he was not happy when he picked it up. Mike & Wayne in service had already left for the day. Hubby calls the next morning, speaks with Mike only to be told "sounds like you should have the whole bumper repainted". My paint pen is not going to TOUCH this baseball-sized spot with its new jagged edges from the pressure washer. We definitely do have to have it repainted now. You know, a simple sorry would have been adequate for us. We are not angry people. In fact, very patient and understanding people. But it seems like every time we drive to that particular car lot to fix your mistakes, something worse happens. We've never purchased a used vehicle before. But if a used vehicle purchase is like this, we'll definitely never do it again. And certainly not through Garlyn-Shelton in Temple. I feel like we've given them opportunity and opportunity to make this right. And would still love for them to! But this paint situation I feel like will be a losing battle. So we draw the line here and will never be back. Breaks our hearts because we are big Volkswagen fans and like to trade vehicles in every 2 years. We'll go elsewhere for now on. Garlyn-Shelton, if you're reading this, you guys are welcome to give us a call if you want to make it right. We're open to it. -McGinley Family

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

I chose to give Garlyn Shelton VW a "Great"...

By ekeddings on 1/23/2013 at 11:07 PM. Helped by Bob Haddock and Eric Lopez.

I chose to give Garlyn Shelton VW a "Great" rating in all aspects, not only because I have been a loyal customer since the beginning of their VW store, but also because the customer service is always excellent - and it is consistent. Each and every time that I visited them for service with my previous VW Passat, everyone was friendly, courteous and efficient.

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

We drove from Dallas to Temple to purchase a special...

By jmp031000 on 1/12/2013 at 3:37 PM. Helped by josh ...bob...kyle.

We drove from Dallas to Temple to purchase a special edition jeep at Garlyn Shelton. We communicated during the week with Bob. He was very nice and helpful. We arrived at 9 am on Saturday January 5th. The salesperson was Josh, he was very knowledgeable, charismatic and professional. He answered all our questions in detail. This was definitely a pleasant experience and I would recommend the dealership.

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

I was looking for a car with good gas mileage lots of...

By reemarie on 12/19/2012 at 9:09 PM. Helped by Ronnie Collins.

I was looking for a car with good gas mileage lots of room. i did not won't to have someone flowing me around bunging me while i looked knowing did this there. They came out talked said look when you are ready to talk let us know. :))

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

THis guy was extremely helpful , he said he would do...

By larissap on 12/7/2012 at 2:43 AM. Helped by antonio Brasher.

THis guy was extremely helpful , he said he would do whatever it took to get his bussiness and he sure did he got us the car we wanted at an excellent price. Very friendly would deffientaly recommend him to anyone. Great job Antonio Brasher!!!!!

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

I have purchased two vehicles (1 new and 1 used) from...

By TLS8369 on 12/4/2012 at 8:45 PM. Helped by Ronnie Collins, Josh and Erik.

I have purchased two vehicles (1 new and 1 used) from this dealership in 30 days! Great experience both times! Excellent customer service! I highly recommend Garlyn Shelton Volkswagon!

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

They are amazing,you do not waste your time.They compare...

By minicooper2009 on 11/23/2012 at 4:20 PM. Helped by joshua harris.

They are amazing,you do not waste your time.They compare price and I like the work ethic.Come to see them....you going to get what you want....

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

5   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
5   Overall Experience
5   Price
5   Quality of Work

My husband and I had an excellent experience with this...

By Lkbyers1 on 11/26/2012 at 6:28 PM. Helped by Ronnie Collins & Cleadra Lowe.

My husband and I had an excellent experience with this dealership now that it is under new management! We will consider purchasing at this dealership again in the future! Our salesperson was courteous, efficient and professional! All around 5 star rating! I love my new car!!!! :)

I would recommend this dealer.