Saturn of the Desert in Cathedral City, CA


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Phone(s):(760) 324-2424
Address:68080 Perez Rd, Cathedral City, CA, 92234

Reviews on Saturn of the Desert

 
solange s. | 2014-03-09

WORST Car, WORST dealership, EVER!!!!  I bought, or, rather, was conned into buying a used Saturn here.  It had about 3600 miles on it, not bad.  What I wasn't told was that it had been in an accident. (no CARFAX back then.)  I paid $13,000, cash, for it and was allowed one month's free trial.  About two weeks out the door, I had to bring it back for some serious problem or other.  I should have taken my option and returned it then.  I didn't.  I ignored my intuition.

In the next few months, I had nothing but trouble with it.  There was always something going wrong.  It always seemed to be in the shop, the dealership.  I can still remember the sly and conniving face of my salesman, who kept on lying through his teeth, smooth talking me into believing that it was all okay.   Later, when I saw him with a nice looking older couple, who also looked as gullible as I used to be, giving them his sales pitch with that same arrogant, sly gleam in his eye, I was so very tempted to just lay it on them right then and there, right in front of him.  But, I clenched my teeth and kept on walking.  If it were now, I wouldn't hesitate.  

Anyway, it was one of the worst cars I've ever owned, very unreliable.  I don't even think I had it for a year.  The scariest incident was when I was driving a patient to the Shriners Hospital in L.A.  On the freeway, the car began making a loud grinding noise under the hood and began to lose power.  After dropping off my young patient, promising to pick him up later, I had to first find a garage there in an area I was unfamiliar with and wait with my young patient while it was fixed.  Luckily, the staff at the Shriners are angels.  The short drive there was teeth clenching and seemed to take years.  I was really scared.  Would I even make it?  The car kept losing power.  So, what was to be a short, half day trip turned into an all day, harrowing affair.  We didn't get back until well into the evening.  All and all, I wound up paying a total of $18,000 for that car, mostly in repairs.

Not long after that last incident, I decided to trade it in.  I had a Toyota before and loved it, so I went to the Toyota dealership across the street.  Now, since the Saturn had some bondo on the trunk from a minor accident, Toyota offered me only $700 for that car!  In hindsight, I guess I could have haggled, but I just wanted to get rid of it and get out of there with my new and better car.  I hated that Saturn that much.  So, I was out a total of $11,000, and, later found out over the years that Toyota of the Desert is also a very bad and dishonest dealership that used to tell me I needed repairs that I did not need.  But, that's another story.  (See my review there.)

The upside is, I still have my Toyota, and it is the most reliable car I've ever owned, even it the people who sold and serviced it in the desert are not.  The Saturn was one of the most UNRELIABLE cars I've EVER owned!  This dealership is also one of the worst.  These establishments are what give actual, honest dealers and garages a bad name.  What a shame!  In my opinion, in the long run, there is more to be made by honesty than by greed.