Godspeed Motors Inc in Charlotte, NC


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Specialties

At Godspeed Motors you will find a very unique car buying experience.  We operate out of a 12,000 square foot warehouse where every car is kept inside to ensure it's top condition.  Our goal is to provide you with a vehicle of extremely high quality at a great price and an easy laid back purchasing experience with no commission sales people. We will happily offer our advice and strive to meet your needs.  We will not pressure you into anything.  While we sell cars of all calibers, we often specialize in cars that are unique, hard to find, and highly sought after.  Every car that is sold from Godspeed Motors is backed by over 10 years of experience in the car industry.  We have high expectations for every car we buy and sell.  Our passion for quality is what ensures every buyer that he is getting what he pays for.  We operate on the principles of integrity and honesty in all we do.  We welcome you to Godspeed Motors and look forward to assisting you in your car buying needs.

History

Established in 2008.

At Godspeed Motors you will find a very unique car buying experience.  We operate out of a 12,000 square foot warehouse where every car is kept inside to ensure it's top condition.  Our goal is to provide you with a vehicle of extremely high quality at a great price and an easy laid back purchasing experience with no commission sales people. We will happily offer our advice and strive to meet your needs.  We will not pressure you into anything.  While we sell cars of all calibers, we often specialize in cars that are unique, hard to find, and highly sought after.  Every car that is sold from Godspeed Motors is backed by over 10 years of experience in the car industry.  We have high expectations for every car we buy and sell.  Our passion for quality is what ensures every buyer that he is getting what he pays for.  We operate on the principles of integrity and honesty in all we do.  We welcome you to Godspeed Motors and look forward to assisting you in your car buying needs

Godspeed Motors Inc


Dealer Info:


Phone(s):(704) 877-7500
Address:200-A Forsyth Hall Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28273
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on Godspeed Motors Inc

 
Adrian P. | 2015-03-22

So after reading these reviews I felt compelled to share my experience. I called and spoke to Keith about and Evolution 9, the car was tastefully modded and seemed well kept from even the pictures online.

My biggest concern after seeing the "clean" carfax was if any rust was present on the vehicle. The (2) previous owners lived in MA and NY, so I asked Keith if there is rust and how bad is it. He went to find out came back and told me there is really none. Once I got there and inspected the car that was not the case, lots of rust, oil pan, struts and even some on the body itself.

The clean carfax was also false, the carfax reported no accidents but once you open the rear passenger door and trunk it was obvious its had been in a significant accident, from left rear C pillar all the way to a replaced rear bumper.

The next major issue I had was the fact they would put mismatched tires on a AWD car... This is a no no, as it throws off the center differential. But the most simple oversight was the drive belt, in order to change the alternator you have to remove the drive belt first, its an inexpensive item to replace but they decided to replaced the alternator and reuse a badly cracked drive belt.

They do have a great selection of cars, most that are hard to find and the pricing is not too high. Matt and his wife are very professional and they will assist you if you need help. Keith just comes across as trying to make a sale and thats it. He does have knowledge of the vehicles offered but he even made an error on my paper work and over charged me.

They did give me a fair price on my trade in and it wasn't a very pressured to buy atmosphere.

 
Ronnie B. | 2014-12-24

After searching the east coast for a few weeks for a very specific model, specific year import, I found fairly close to what I was looking for  GodSpeed's website.  I can't recall if my initial contact was with Keith (sales) or Matt(Owner), but they took their time in patiently answering all of my questions, and even going out to the car while on the phone and answering my specific questions about the condition of paint, interior, body panels, wheels, etc.  I specifically asked if the car was leaking any fluids (common at this age/mileage), if All pixels were intact/working on the cluster and radio and was assured all was fine and that there were no leaks and 'only 1 or 2 pixels on the radio were missing'. As I was about 5 hours away, and considering the car was 11 years old, I really had to rely on their honesty in reporting condition of the car before I committed to taking off of work and making the drive down.  Matt (or Keith, I cant recall) stated on the phone that in their opinion, the car was an "8.5" overall.   They promoted the fact that they have their own on-site mechanic who checks all cars, and that they check/change all fluids and filters and essentially make sure all cars are road ready to go and need "nothing".   When I arrived to visit, they had the car out front, clean, and ready to go for a test drive. After the drive and Keith allowing me to take my time to walk around their facility and just relax with no pressure to buy, we sat down and agreed on what was a relatively fair market price for the car, with no additional surprises or the usual dealership tricks.  Just a very straightforward transaction.  Keith handled all paperwork and aspects of the transaction in an efficient manner.   Later I found that Foregoing a pre purchase inspection by an independent shop or dealer was a mistake of mine.  

All that said, During the test drive I did notice a slight oil burning smell and figured it was the usual valve cover gasket replacement time.  I also noticed that the radio LCD had many pixels missing, contrary to what Keith stated over the phone. Rest of the test drive was uneventful and and despite those two non major issues, a purchase was made.

Not wanting to do the oil leak repair myself, I took the car to a reputable BMW specialist in the Richmond area a couple weeks after the purchase.  (I also sent the radio out for pixel repair). Turns out while the 540 looked great and drove well, it was in need of significant work that any mechanic worth his salt would have detected.  All 4 brake lines are cracked to the point where the car could not pass VIrginia's safety inspection. These lines  require immediate replacement to the tune of several hundred dollars.   The front suspension is significantly worn (needs new control arms and struts. One strut was in such bad shape it was leaking it's fluid).  Cost to replace struts and worn thrust arm bushings? Over $1500.) The brake fluid itself had absorbed significant moisture and the coolant was discolored and required replacement. ($160 for coolant replacement). There were also multiple vacuum leaks from the intake manifold which impacted engine performance. ($350). And the oil filter housing had broken mounts.  ($75).  The drivers side headlight had a broken aiming adjuster and as such, would not pass inspection as the ability to aim headlights is mandatory in Virginia. (Headlight repair $200). And not just the valve cover gaskets were leaking oil but also the timing cover gaskets. ($950 to fix both) . The main drive belt had significant cracking and requires replacement ASAP. ($200)

Is the above partially my fault for not obtaining a pre-purchase inspection? Yes.  But I also do not think it's too much to ask for a business positioning itself as a reputable enthusiast to sell cars that are not in need of critical repairs needed to pass state mandated safety inspections especially when they claim to have a qualified mechanic onsite that inspects and corrects issues before the cars are sold by Godspeed.  I also dont think I'd consider a car in need of several thousand dollars of needed work (critical front suspension components, brake work, headlight work, etc) to be "an 8.5".    Considering that the owner builds and races cars, one wonders if he would personally drive cars in need of such critical safety related repairs.  I'm not saying that the car was misrepresented but based on my experience, if you plan to purchase a car from this business? An independent pre-purchase inspection of the vehicle BEFORE purchasing is a MUST before purchasing from Godspeed.

I also wonder if the five star reviews that are listed for this vendor are legitimate and true, honest reviews or were motivated by the sheet of paper Godspeed provides you as a buyer offering $100 in return for five star Yelp reviews.

 
Josh D. | 2013-12-18

I give this place 2 stars and it's only that high bc of the inventory.  They do carry some interesting cars.  I spoke to Keith briefly on the phone about a 2009 M3 as well has via email.  I asked Keith on the phone what he knew about the history of the car and his response was "did you see the Carfax?"  Yes Keith I can read, thanks for asking.  I was hoping for a little more info as well as to get a feel for him as a sales representative. I was not impressed.  His cavalier attitude in the conversation and the brief email exchanges let me know he was not taking me seriously.  I emailed him to ask how much lead time he needed to make an appointment to see the car on Monday or Tuesday of that week and his response was "call when you are on your way."  I flew into Raleigh, and began the drive to Charlotte with my brother to see the car. I called to let him know I was on my way and he said the car was unavailable as another customer had it at Hendrick BMW, I assume for an inspection.  Ya know an email or phone call would have been nice to let me know that there is another very serious buyer prior to me making the trip. Thanks for nothing Keith!  He told me that this other customer was flying in from out of town...ummm, HELLO Keith, I flew in from out of town.  At that point I turned around and headed back to Raleigh.  I told him to let me know if they sold the car but I wasn't going to make the trip from Raleigh to Charlotte in vain.  FYI, he NEVER called to say sorry for the lack of communication, never called to say that the car sold(which it did), etc.  In short, I guess he wasn't and did not take me seriously.  Justly, I will not take them seriously as I will never consider buying a car from these folks again!