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Discussion Forums => Off-Topic => Topic started by: SweetVW on October 31, 2006, 03:39:14 PM

Title: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: SweetVW on October 31, 2006, 03:39:14 PM
As of about a week ago they changed to Emich VW.  I am not shure why, but I have to stop by on Friday for some work and I will have to see what happened.  Hopefully they have kept their service staff.  I have never had a issue with them.
Title: Re: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: jayryan on October 31, 2006, 03:44:58 PM
New ownership no doubt. Some guy named Emich.
Title: Re: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 31, 2006, 03:54:11 PM
The Emich family is old school to the Colorado car dealer scene. Mostly American cars and of course japanese. Hell my old 85 Oldsmobile was from Emich.

Mt States was down the road of suckiness anyway. Their sales people became very pushy and made the whole buying experience miserable. Plus, Mt States wasn't really mountain states anymore anyway from what i read on the 'tex. I guess they sold out a few years ago to another large dealership network who has retained the Mt States name since they own the Toyota dealership as well.

I would expect changes for the better there, a rebuilding of the store and hopefully a purging and rebuilding of staff.

All my info on this I got from the RM forum on the 'tex, I had no real knowledge of the whole situation other than that.
Title: Re: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: ianacole on October 31, 2006, 04:31:07 PM
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Their sales people became very pushy and made the whole buying experience miserable.


I would like to kick their finance team in the nuts.
Title: Re: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: 03Indigo on October 31, 2006, 04:35:15 PM
I bought all 4 of my VW's there through the years, but have not had any experience with them since 2002 when I bought my last Passat.  I liked the internet manager there, he was who I dealt with, but he left shortly after I bought my last VW.  I have not been back since then.

Hopefully they will improve their sales dept....even then, some of the guys were pushy.
Title: Re: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: jamathe on October 31, 2006, 04:52:43 PM
my brother will be extremely happy about this!  He had awful episodes with their service desk.  Hopefully they improve.
Title: Re: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: Lila on October 31, 2006, 04:53:27 PM
Public records indicate that on July 3, 2006, Fred Emich III created a new entity named Fred Emich Company, Inc.  On August 10, 2006, the company registered a trade name of Emich Volkswagen.  

Mr. Emich III and Thomas Emich and Ellyn Baumann formed (or bought) an Oldsmobile dealership in 1975.  Over the years it looks like the Emich empire has gotten involved in lots of makes of cars including Subura, Chrysler, Plymouth, Jeep, Lamborghini, GMC, Winnebago and others.  They have partnered with John Elway and others, formed leasing entities, and a few other things.  Apparentally they know the car business.
Title: Re: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: jayryan on November 01, 2006, 08:46:35 AM
The finance manager who I worked with when I bought my Passat on Feb of '03 was fantastic. He left a while ago and I have no idea where he is now. Great guy though. My experience was good. A VW Enthusiast was my sales guy.
Title: Re: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: coveredbytheblood on November 01, 2006, 10:10:56 AM
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The finance manager who I worked with when I bought my Passat on Feb of '03 was fantastic. He left a while ago and I have no idea where he is now. Great guy though. My experience was good. A VW Enthusiast was my sales guy.


Are you speaking of Race?  I dont think that was how he spelled his name, but that is how it sounded.  He was a pretty great guy.  His life threw up.  That about covers that.
Title: Re: Mountain States VW is no more....
Post by: jayryan on November 01, 2006, 10:22:46 AM
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Quote from: "jayryan";p="52696"
The finance manager who I worked with when I bought my Passat on Feb of '03 was fantastic. He left a while ago and I have no idea where he is now. Great guy though. My experience was good. A VW Enthusiast was my sales guy.


Are you speaking of Race?  I dont think that was how he spelled his name, but that is how it sounded.  He was a pretty great guy.  His life threw up.  That about covers that.


Yup. I haven't talked to him in a while- at since just after he went to work for an american car dealership.