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Offline Timbo64

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Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« on: August 18, 2016, 11:39:13 AM »
Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama   


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Update March 25, 2017

I stopped by Freedom Powersports yesterday and test rode a new BMW.
The dealership had a different fell than it had six months ago and I wold have no trouble purchasing a new BMW there this afternoon if I had the cash.

BTW, David Haynes sure knows his BMW product knowledge.
There was not one BMW question I asked that he couldn't answer.
If you're in the market for a BMW...go see him!













« Last Edit: February 21, 2018, 10:47:45 PM by Timbo64 »

Offline lazeebum

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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 04:00:51 PM »
I hope the business owners see what you wrote and take appropriate action. 

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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 08:58:35 PM »
I support you 100%.  Those extra agreements piss me off 1000%.
There's one rare dealer that understands that no means no.  One is in Florence beside the river.
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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 11:09:56 AM »
If I were looking for a Honda I'd head to Chattanooga and Southern Powersports.
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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 12:03:52 PM »
Ya know. If the bike was what you wanted and the price was excellent.  I think I would have just smiled and kept saying no thank you.  Best not to let such DHs get the better of you. 

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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2016, 11:11:43 AM »
"Ya know. If the bike was what you wanted and the price was excellent.  I think I would have just smiled and kept saying no thank you.  Best not to let such DHs get the better of you."

That's good advice.
If we had it to do all over again, we'd probably purchase the bike.
However, as they sing on the radio, "The feeling has passed."


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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 02:31:32 PM »
Just saw this topic. Nice to know I'm not the only one who went through this exact same experience. I got my BMW a couple few months before you, and the exact same thing happened. The purchase process was excellent with Stuart, probably best I've experienced to date, really pleased with it all. Until I got back to the finance department and got the same treatment you did. It was basically implied that I was a moron for not agreeing to all the extended coverage. I was literally half a second from walking out, and the only reason I didn't was because I wanted Stuart to get the sale.

I told Stuart how upset I was and that I almost walked out. In my opinion, you get one chance to sell me the extras, but when I say "no thank you", that's it. Move on. If it had been any other situation, I would have walked out of there and not come back.
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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 04:16:27 PM »
I also just saw this topic and have to say I had the exact same experience when I bought my Bonneville in November. I absolutely did not have that experience when I bought my Tiger 800 from them in March when I dealt with a different finance person. Matt, if I am remembering his name right, was the salesman for both purchases and could not have been better but the finance guy, whose name I don't remember at all, made the experience horrible.

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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 04:49:17 PM »
I have never bought a bike from Freedom but I do stop by there and look around pretty often.  I have noticed a difference there lately.  It used to be that every salesman I talked to (except David Haynes) was new and didn't know much.  More recently they seem to have more experienced and knowledgeable salesmen.  If I was looking for a Honda or Suzuki I'd probably at least give them a chance.  My next new bike will likely be a Yamaha so it's a no brainer for me, I'll be heading over to Allsport.

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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 06:01:26 PM »
I went by there today to see about a set of tires for my 2016 R1200 GS. They didn't have any in stock in those sizes. 3-5 business days to order.

How can you be a BMW dealership and not have tires in stock in the sizes used by the top selling bike they make???
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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2018, 10:30:33 AM »
I have been in there a couple of times in the last few weeks. And have talked to them a whole bunch on the phone and through email. Hunter my sales guy was really nice and knowledgeable. Louis the finance guy I dealt with went above and beyond to get me want I wanted. Probably one of the better dealerships I have dealt with.
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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 04:45:29 AM »
anybody got any recent business with this place? good, bad, or indefferent? they've got something i'm interested in advertised and wondering if the trip would be worth doing.
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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 09:24:55 AM »
A few month's ago they had a part I needed that none of the other dealers around had.

As for buying a bike from them I have never done that.  I have talked to some people that had a good experience buying from them and others who didn't.  The two complaints I have heard are 1:  Low price to lure you in then hit you with excessive fees and 2: high pressure from the finance guy to sell you an extended warranty. 

My recommendation is that you get an OTD price before making the drive.  They can't force you to buy an extended warranty. 

My opinion, for what it's worth:  If you are smart you can get a good deal from them but if you are not they will overcharge you. 

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Re: Freedom Powersports Huntsville, Alabama
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 12:00:32 PM »
A few month's ago they had a part I needed that none of the other dealers around had.

As for buying a bike from them I have never done that.  I have talked to some people that had a good experience buying from them and others who didn't.  The two complaints I have heard are 1:  Low price to lure you in then hit you with excessive fees and 2: high pressure from the finance guy to sell you an extended warranty. 

My recommendation is that you get an OTD price before making the drive.  They can't force you to buy an extended warranty. 

My opinion, for what it's worth:  If you are smart you can get a good deal from them but if you are not they will overcharge you.

True everywhere, at any dealer. Walk in with a firm and fair price and don't budge.
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