Dealer 2-Year Rating

Overall Rating

1.9 / 5
Customer Service
1.7  
Friendliness
2.7  
Overall Experience
1.7  
Price
2.3  
Quality of Work
2.2  
Service
1.7  

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Overall Rating

5.0  

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

Truck Purchase and maintenance

By Rudy on 10/22/2018 at 5:20 PM. Helped by Kevin.

I purchased a new truck there a few months back. After purchase, there was some small finance difference which they took care of without issue. I later brought my truck in for a recall notice. They were friendly about scheduling, got me an appointment right away, and the repair was done earlier than expected. The paperwork was all there when I arrived and was processed out quickly and courteously. They have treated me well.

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

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

Disservice: only sales matter here

By Houdiwho on 10/21/2018 at 8:04 PM. Helped by Multiple.

I have two negative experiences to share, but I'll split them between two separate posts. I actually created this account just to be able to share this. Please forgive the long read. I brought my vehicle in on Wednesday for a recall. They "don't do this kind of work on the weekends" so I took the day off to bring it in. I was told it would take 4-5 hours and planned around that. It ended up taking a day and a half. I left work early today to pick my car up. I get to the dealership and there are four service people, none of which acknowledge me until I interrupt two of them talking. I give them my name, sign some paperwork and they look through the drawer for my keys. They're not there. They send a runner to the service garage to find the keys and they come back unsuccessful as well. A third person goes to look for the keys. By this time, I've been there almost 40 minutes for what should have been a quick 10 minute pick up. I'm frustrated, in and out of the service area, pacing, texting. I come back in and the service manager asks if I need to get by. I explained to him that they're unable to find my keys. I'll give him credit, he reacted with frustration about what had happened and he went to look for the keys. A previous seeker of the keys comes in and says they're just going to order me a new one. By this time, I've been there an hour. At this point, I thought it best to leave before I lose my temper. Over the past 4 years, I've purchased over 6 vehicles from them and so I mistakenly thought that maybe they'd take care of their loyal customers. Unfortunately, that's not the case. I'm taking my future service needs and my upcoming truck purchase down the road to another dealership. Lesson learned. Now, a lost key seems like small reason to post such a long rant, but understand that this was actually the final straw in what has become a pattern when you bring your car here. I'll share my previous experience with this dealership at another time. I've wasted enough time on them today.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

1   Customer Service
1   Overall Experience

So disappointed

By Bcrowe on 9/27/2018 at 7:20 PM. Helped by Jane doe.

I have done business with this dealership on my cars over the last several years when service was needed, Recently I called to get service for my F150. Waited for two weeks for someone to call me because no service person was available to talk with that day. Called again today because everyone makes mistakes. Again, no one to talk to in service, sweet lady tried but could not get help. Sorry but I would never consider buying a car from these guys. Next feedback will be to Ford Motor Company. Beginning to wonder if Ford is my next truck.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

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

Dihonest sales people

By Ford on 9/27/2018 at 10:02 PM. Helped by Name not know.

I came in ready to cut a check for a new 2019 F-150 Raptor. I told the sales people that I will pay the full price as long as I can order it from factory exactly how I want it. Again, I had no issue with paying full sticker price as this was going to be a brand new build from factory truck. They came back to me with a price of $5,000 over what it should have been. I know this because I got prices from a buddy that works for ford. They said that the 5k was an up charge, and went on to explain it was because that is what “Ford” said it was worth. (Not True) On top of that they said the Raptor is a limited model and their are only so many build. (Also not true) After I told them this is not how honest business is don’t the sales person was extreamly rude. I went down the road to Marietta Ford 15 min after. Not only did I get the exact price I was quoted with no “ surprises 5K upcharge” I was in and out in an hour. I would not trust this Jim Tidwell Ford sales team you don’t know what if anything they are telling you price wise is true.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

5.0  

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

We love the team at Jim Tidwell Ford !!! You guys rock !

By cynthia & mike on 9/18/2018 at 1:55 PM. Helped by Jack John, Muhammad Umair, Elan Smith and the service guys sorry don't know thier names..

From the start we met Jack John He was so professional, kind and assuring. No high pressure hurried attitude which we left a neighboring dealership for that very reason. Jack John is a person of his word and doesn't make promises he can't keep. I would recommend people to him any day ! Then he introduced Muhammad Umair to us and we were very impressed with his professional and personable demeanor. It was late at night to finish the transaction and Elan in finance got done. This was so important as I needed to work and finish so I could drive out of town the take my 35 year old son for major kidney surgery. I was taking the truck we bought not knowing it's reliability and trusting all would be good. Jack John called and followed up several times to make sure we were happy with the truck and check how my son was doing. He was like a caring family member. The truck is wonderful , we love it ! And we love the team at Jim Tidwell Ford !!! You guys rock ! Took care of everything promised and then some. We be back on our next purchase to you guys and will recommend to for sure. Thank you, Cynthia & Michael Stone

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

4.8  

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

Had a great experience

By Babygurl16 on 9/17/2018 at 2:00 PM. Helped by Oscar Bryant, Chris Auguste.

So yesterday I purchased my first big girl car! A 2017 Mustang Eco Boost convertible and I have to say my experience was way better than I thought it would be. Oscar went over and beyond to get me a good deal and to make sure that I got everything I wanted. He was attentive, kind and not pushy at all. No one likes a pushy salesman, am I right? Lol his manager Chris handles my financing etc and he also did a great job at getting me the best deal that he could and working with me on what I wanted. Thanks guys. Pleasure doing business with you!

I would recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

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

Extremely incompetent service department

By jcg1962 on 7/9/2018 at 2:43 PM. Helped by Unknown.

I took my truck in for regular maintenance, and they discovered a nail in my tire. Instead of simply informing me and removing the nail, they rotated the tires! When I went to pick up the truck they told me about the nail and rotating the tires. When I asked why had they not just removed the nail, the response was "that's not the way we do things here." If a service department doesn't have enough common sense to remove a nail from a tire, I would have serious qualms about them doing anything else. They are also extremely rude and condescending.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.3  

1   Customer Service
2   Friendliness
1   Overall Experience

Incompetent Service Department

By Jbj3 on 6/23/2018 at 11:47 AM. Helped by Mike and Joe.

Customer service is terrible in the service department. Dropped my truck off for scheduled service at 7:30am by 4:30 pm I had not heard a word from the dealership. When I called the "service coordinator" he didn't know the status of my vehicle. He called back 30 minutes later and stated that the technician assigned to work on my truck left early for a dentist apppointment. They had not touched my truck in the 9 hours it was there. The service coordinator stated that "just because you have an appointment doen't mean that we will a technician available to work on your vehicle." He had no answer when I asked why no one called me. Do yourself a favor and find another Ford dealership to service your vehicle.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

3.0  

2   Customer Service
5   Friendliness
2   Overall Experience

Recall and oil change

By quirky smiles on 5/18/2018 at 12:58 AM. Helped by Ryan.

Had an appointment early A.M. for a recall and oil change. Should be at most 2 days. Received call late afternoon asking if I wanted an estimate for some damage on my roof. Astonished, I said there was no damage to my roof. Recall hasn't been done. Oil change, was informed wasn't needed. Long story short, I heard a few statements--waiting on parts, part arrived damaged, car wasn't prepped for the installer so he couldn't do the work. No one ever called me after the 1st day. I had to call for updates. Nineteen working days later I pick up the car. On the way home the prompt "oil change required" came on. I AM NOT HAPPY. Thus far no manager has returned a call or answered an email. 5/18/18 Calls/emails have be answered and addressed. More at ease now. Thank you Jeremy Smith, Pat Carroll.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

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

LIARS AND CROOKS!!!!!!

By Shon on 5/11/2018 at 3:09 AM. Helped by Pat Carol, Mike Stimmel, Shaun Barr.

LIARS....DISHONEST.....CROOKS.....I bought a brand new truck from them in November 2017. I wanted a specific look with the ford raptor tires put on my truck. I was told by the sales rep he would check and see if they could make that happen. He returned with a service manager and they both assured me it would be possible because his sales manager had the same tires on his truck. So the tires were written into my sales contract. 4 return visits for scrubbing tires and 5 months later still not fixed. So on my last visit I was told by Shaun Barr and Mike Stimmel both in management positions they would make it right, to bring them my receipt for getting my tuck lifted as the service manager Pat Carol had informed me a lift is required and they don't do those at the dealership and I should have never been told they could put them on my truck. 4 VISITS OVER 2 MONTHS LATER I GOT THIS AS AN ANSWER. REALLY!!!!!!!! They butchered the underlying fender panels like a 5 year old had a knife cutting away at my 48,000.00 dollar truck. So disgusted and disappointing. When I called Shaun back he no longer works there and so I called Mike and he said we can't help you with the lift. THANKS FOR DESTROYING MY TRUCK/BUMPERS/FENDERS THAT I NOW HAVE TO REPAIR AND HAVE THE TRUCK LIFTED BECAUSE YOU CAN'T FOLLOW THROUGH. GREAT JOB GUYS!!!! WAY TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT :0

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.6  

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

Oil change and warranty work

By CatS9292 on 4/23/2018 at 11:43 PM. Helped by Joe Wilson, Ryan.

Extremely dissapointed in the service dept. I was scheduled for an oil change and alignment and warranty work on a Saturday. I get there and my service advisor, Ryan, informs me that they don’t even do any of that on the weekend. He says “that sucks, bring the car back Monday.”. Bring the car in on Monday to a whole new advisor. They inform me the car will be ready on Thursday. Thursday they call and say the car will be ready on Friday, the whole time I am paying for insurance on my rental. No call until Monday nand got before they close. Service never answered my call or responded back to my multiple voicemails. I would recommend anyone to avoid this dealership and find somewhere else to take your car. Extreme unprofessional calling me honey and baby and kiddo during my visit because I’m a young woman. I was not comfortable.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.8  

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

Total lack of Professionalism and Honesty

By Crisp50 on 4/9/2018 at 4:37 PM. Helped by Joe Wilson.

Tidwell Service Department Sux! I carried in my F-150 to have an issue with the instrument cluster evaluated. I already knew the problem just want a cost to fix. There estimate was $869.07. I laughed and walked out. $60.00 later it was fixed by me. Most of the cost was for me to purchase a soldering iron. My ol’ Buddy Joe Wilson then said I needed a tune-up ($469.85), new rear break pads and turn rotors ($210.00), and fuel injection service ($220.00). Another good belly laugh!!! I had performed a complete break job two weeks prior. I specifically told Ol’ Joe NOT to come back with a bunch of crap that had nothing to do with the instrument cluster. Ol’ Joe and Tidwell will screw you at the drop of a hat. Be Afraid very Afraid of Tidwell!!!!

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.8  

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

60,000 Squawk box

By cperry0806 on 4/5/2018 at 3:53 PM. Helped by The manger over service and Jeremy Smith,GM.

My husband and I bought a truck in July 2017. Had such great service that we went back at the end of Aug and purchased and Expedition. Again, great experience with the purchase and loved my dream car. That is until a month later when the squeaking started in the dash. I have gone back 5 times now. 2 of which they kept my vehicle for days but did not even look at it. After the 5th time it made it about 2 days and the squeak came back. It happens more when the weather is warmer and the AC comes on and guess what, it is getting warmer and now that is all I hear EVERYDAY. NOW, I do not even get call backs. On Feb 28th I was told that the mechanic was calling Ford engineering to help solve the problem. Hearing nothing a month later I messaged my salesman again. My salesman said he could not help me anymore because he was leaving. I sent a message to Jim Tidwell through FB. Got a reply from the GM stating he would look into it and call me back by lunch time tomorrow. That was March 28th and guess what again....no call. If you purchase a vehicle from them you will not have a problem. If you need service for any reason then you in for a long ride. I guess the customer service stops when the check clears. I'm told now to maybe take it to another dealership to see what they say. That is ridiculous. That means a day off work to go way off to another ford dealership. My dream Expo is now a nightmare.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.6  

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

SERVICE SUCKS!!!!

By kimberlydawn on 3/27/2018 at 10:31 PM. Helped by Brayan Morales.

Had my car towed there with issues with it shutting down, abs light, 2 keys needed, and the code for the door, from the time I called to schedule service the man says it is the fuel pump with out even seeing the car, They got the car on Monday afternoon, by Wednesday NO ONE had called me to even tell me anything, I then called and spoke to my service man BRAYAN who told me they could not replicate the issue and that Ford was sending an EXPERT to look at it. I asked him if they drove the car as it would go a short distance and stop, he said NO, they don't do that bc they would have to have it towed back! Finally he said the fuel pump was bad, $1200 later I was able to pick up my car and I asked if that wasn't the problem what? He said they would give me my money back and fix the car. 2 days later the car leave me on the side of the road AGAIN with same problem, another tow truck bill. Had it towed back and waited for them to call, finally I explained I had a video of what it does and sent that in, told him to have them check the PATS system, as I said to do first and they found an issue with a part and called me, tried to charge me outrageous amount again I said NO. He came back and said he would charge me only the part, ok so I paid another $80, asked him was he sure that was the problem and yes he assured me several times that was the issue and he wouldn't see me again until I needed a tune up! GUESS WHAT??? Yep, a few days later the car left me IN THE RAIN WITH A 18 MONTH OLD BABY! Ugh same problem! I am over this dang company, I want my money back as I was told I would get, now I have a car still not fixed with parts that were not even BAD!!!!! I would give 0 stars but not an option!

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

1   Customer Service
1   Overall Experience

Joe is the worst

By Kristi2012 on 3/9/2018 at 6:12 PM. Helped by Joe Wilson.

We have twice brought our truck there for repairs and they have yet to fix or actually do anything to it to repair it. We've had to run the service advisor Joe Wilson down through the manager. He has failed over and over to return calls or even get our car looked at tiimely. We will not be using them again.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

1   Customer Service
1   Overall Experience

Lack Integrity

By Ryan on 2/5/2018 at 3:04 AM. Helped by David, Suel, Mohammed.

Did not keep their word. Spent 2 evenings negotiating a deal with them on a pre owned vehicle and they agreed to drop it off at my mechanic to check it out. Instead, they sold it and didn’t even let me know. I had to call and leave a message. They finally texted me to say sorry but it was sold.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

1   Customer Service
1   Friendliness
1   Overall Experience

Terrible Decline in Service

By Julia on 2/11/2018 at 6:05 PM. Helped by Brian.

I don't know what happened, but there service is sub standard. I don't know if it's bad hiring or leadership but it is not good. Have been coming here for 12 years and will happily move on to a place that values my business and honors my trust in their brand.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.0  

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

RUN!!

By Lgcampese421 on 2/7/2018 at 12:06 AM. Helped by Joe Wilson.

Worst ford dealership around hands down. The lack of communication from your service advisor Joe is unbelievable. You guys replaced my transmission month long process (not all on you guys for the length of time). I also was told the radio was fix definitely not the case. Hey at least someone got paid for “fixing it” Also, when I received my car it was filthy. Definitely terrible experience all the way around. I will say the G.M. Jeremy a nice guy that’s the only good thing I can say about this place.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.4  

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

Absoultly terrible service

By jsellier on 1/22/2018 at 12:13 AM. Helped by Andy Phillips, Pat Carroll, Zak Hassan, Whitney Bennett, Brayan Morales,.

I have driven Fords for over 50 years in various areas of the country. I have always taken them to Ford dealerships for my servicing needs. For the most part I have been satisfied with the work performed, my interaction with the service advisors, and the assurance that Ford Service stands behind their work. For 10 years that included Jim Tidwell Ford. Having said all that, Jim Tidwell Ford’s service department has eroded into the most dysfunctional operation I’ve ever experienced. It all started August 2017 when I brought my 2013 Mustang in for Service/Diagnoses because error codes were preventing passing emissions testing. It was eight weeks before my car was returned, not 8 days but 8 weeks! After the first week I would call several times a week to get the status, but there never any return calls. I would have to physically drive to the dealership and corner a Service Advisor to tell me some lame stories about why it wasn’t ready. After 6 weeks of this BS I was to the point of taking my car to another dealer. This finally prompted the new Service Manager Pat Carroll to speak me. He said he would personally oversee the work on my car and get it quickly resolved. It took another 2 weeks to get my car, so much for personal involvement. As it turned out the PCM had to be replaced. My Mustang is a R3 Roush which might have complicated matters somewhat, but 8 weeks? Also, I never received my copy of the shop work order. I have no documentation of this visit. In January 2018 I took my Explorer into Tidwell’s Service Department to diagnose a “Service Engine Soon” light. I made an online appointment for Tuesday at 9:30. I arrived at the appointed time and was told they would be unable to look at it until the next day. What good is an online scheduler if they can’t honor the appointment? Come Thursday and Friday there were no calls from Tidwell as to the diagnosis/estimate. I called both days and never got a return call. I drove to the dealership on Saturday only to find out they had diagnosed the problem earlier in the week, but had not contacted me to authorize the fix. The car had unnecessarily been sitting for most of the week. One week to diagnose and replace a fuel rail pressure sensor for well over $680. What is needed is for Tidwell Ford to put “Service” back in their Service Department. Until then I will be going elsewhere.

I would not recommend this dealer.

Overall Rating

1.8  

1   Customer Service
3   Friendliness
1   Overall Experience
2   Price

Horrible Customer Service

By T. Smith on 12/12/2017 at 2:46 PM. Helped by David Evans, Muhammad.

I purchased a used vehicle in November. Two days later I went to pick the car up it had not been cleaned and the gas tank was not filled as they had promised. I had to wait for the gas and didn't get the car cleaned. Then I was given a paper saying I was leading the car because they couldn't get the temporary tags printed. I was promised it would be fixed the next day. After several days I called and was told that the taxes on the car hadn't been paid. I will be another week. Two weeks later I was told that they sent the taxes to the wrong county that they would overnight the check that day to the correct county and call me. I've called twice a week since and left several messages with no response. Today i asked for the used car manager and he seemed ubbothered by what I told him. Do not use this dealership! A month later I still don't have tags on my car!

I would not recommend this dealer.