|Address:||27582 Volo Village Rd, Volo, IL 60073, USA|
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It is so unfortunate that I would have to resort to a review posting instead of speaking directly to someone at Volo for my issues. I have tried numerous times to contact them, my calls are avoided and go unanswered. I bought a 1974 VW Thing Acapulco Edition from them all in for about $25,000. The car is beautiful and after speaking to the staff multiple times before purchasing, being assured this "gem of a car" was in great working order and that the owner himself had enjoyed driving this vehicle with his own family, I was sold. Stupid, stupid me. I had the car for a couple of months without any major problems. Old cars will always need work and maintenance, that I was prepared for, but not what was to happen next. At the end of the summer, I took her out for one last cruise before getting stored away for the winter and low and behold, the car died on the side of the road after 20 miles. After troubleshooting and throwing around ideas as to why (fuel pump? fuses? wiring issues?) I took the car to a local VW mechanic and what a can of worms we opened. Come to find out, this VW didnt have a thermostat. It was MISSING. Meaning, an essential part of the engine was NEVER there. Because the thermostat was NEVER installed, the engine was never able to cool down properly and the entire inside of this car melted. Cylinders were all bad, upon further inspection the cam shaft was bad, 3 teeth were missing from the gears, the whole car was a mess. After having my mechanic take it apart piece by piece we found a folded up COFFEE CAN jammed into one of the hoses being used as a makeshift expandable clamp. Front break cylinder was pouring brake fluid as well. I understand these cars are sold in as-is condition, but they are also advertised as DRIVABLE. In the opinion of most mechanics having a VW air cooled engine missing its thermostat, leaving the valves unable to open and close, deems the car NOT drivable. Thats like selling a car in "drivable condition" with brand new tires but no lug-nuts. Sure you can start her up but you wont be getting far! I was LUCKY the car lasted as long as it did, it was LUCK that the engine hadnt overheated on Volo before they sold me this very expensive lemon. They say all of their cars are inspected closely and given the best care, why was this overlooked?? A $40 thermostat part could have saved this engine. Instead, I am paying a $4300 bill to fix various parts on this car. Please Volo, help me help you, call me back and discuss this with me
I visited the Volo Auto Museum with my 3-year-old son and my mom! Not knowing what to expect beforehand, I can happily say that we were pleasantly surprised. What You Should Know: You’ll receive a map when you pay for your admission. Keep this! You’ll need it. When I think of a museum, it’s singular. One building. The vehicles at the Volo Auto Museum are housed in five separate buildings, well, six if you count the Military Museum. We visited recently (in the winter) so that meant keeping our coats on because you had to venture outside to enter the other buildings. The Volo Auto Museum is home to lots of vehicles used in popular movies: the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the Hearse from Terminator 3, “Grease Lightening” from the movie Grease, K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, and SO MANY MORE! There’s also plenty for kids to love with cars from their favorite movies: Herbie the Love Bug, Lightening McQueen and Tow Mater from Cars, the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, the strange-looking vehicle from Cat in the Hat, and you can even take a picture in the Flinstone’s vehicle that was used in the movie starring John Goodman & Rosie O’Donnell! For a couple of quarters you can also take a spin in some of the kiddie cars on display in the kid’s building, Cars in Wonderland. On your way to the Cars in Wonderland exhibit, you’ll be greeted by scenes from two of my son’s favorite movies, Finding Nemo and Monster’s Inc.! The Volo Auto Museum is also an auto dealership! Hundreds of restored, classic cars are for sale. And for not being much of a car buff myself, even I wanted to buy one to take home! If you’re hungry, don’t forget to visit the whimsical Betty Boop Grill. Reminiscent of an old diner from the past, you can order up burgers, pizza, hot dogs and other seasonal items to chow down. There are plenty of opportunities here for a cute photo op too, so make sure you bring your cameras and a SMILE! I visited with my 3-year-old son in the winter, but I noticed several areas and playgrounds for kids to run around and play in warmer weather. We’ll be back in the spring for sure! Before you leave, make sure you visit the HUGE Antique Mall located right next door! Over 400 dealers sell their wares at the Antique Mall. Even if you’re not looking to buy, it’s definitely worth the visit.
Ive been meaning to go to the Volo Auto Museum for many years and finally got around to it. The first thing that struck me was what a big operation it is with all its buildings. They have a huge collection of cars and many other interesting things. Even kids will have a great time. The Duesenberg room is amazing! They have a restaurant too but the food appeared to be just frozen stuff that is re-heated and the staff was not very friendly. Dont get me wrong; they werent nasty or anything but they had no enthusiasm and never even smiled even when I tried to joke with them. The reason I am only giving three stars is because of something that really surprised me. The paint work on their cars was incredibly poor. They look great from a distance but, when you get up close you see uneven painting, ripples, bubbles, runs and dings were just painted over without being repaired. I couldnt believe it. If you dont believe this, just look closely and at different angles to the light. $29.95 Earl Scheib jobs in the sixties were far better. Thats no exaggeration. Some of the cars looked like they had been done with spray cans of brushes The Duesenbergs were almost certainly done with much greater care but I didnt go back to check after I started noticing the horrible paint work on the other cars. But my wife said she saw flaws in them too but Im sure they were very minor. I wondered whether the terrible paint work might be just how they received the cars but they were obviously freshly painted and the incredible defects were consistent from car to car. It was unbelievable. I wouldnt even think of buying one of their cars if they painted it. Im afraid the paint might bubble up and fall off - which might be the best thing! I just couldnt believe it. Look closely and you will see what Im talking about. Its a shame to have such shoddy work on such beautiful old cars.
Mr. G Man ! The Exterminator
I am a Car Guy , Collector, and Hot Rod Hobbyists, from California.On 7-19-2014 I purchased a 1930 Ford Model A site unseen, because, of my distance living from Volo Il, I had trusted a salesmans word, for the purchase of this car. Mind you, This was my financial money to retire on. [ Anotherwords it was all the money left in my name].I had purchased this antique car , because the salesman said it was a Gem!, So I trusted his word,sight unseen, and purchased it. When the car was delivered here in calif, my eyes went into shock. The Model A looked as if it was shot with a machine gun, with all the dents and scratches, that were insatisfory for my taste, since I just wired The Volo Museum, Almost $20,000.00 for this car. And now that they have gotten their funds, which I wire - transferred through my Bank here in California. I will never do Bussiness with these people at Volo Auto Museum ever again!!!And I will share my experience with all the Magazines and Classified Magazines here in California! Shame on you Volo Museum , Because you have washed your hands of me and this 1930 Ford Model A, I am stuck with a Antique Car of my Dreams , that is nothing worth of a scratched up ,dented, and missused automobile, that I feel this Purchase was mislead to the point of Seller Misrepresentation,Fraudlent Documentation, Just to Plain English Consumer Collector Car Fraud..Future Buyers Beware, Please Dont Send these people at Volo Auto Museum, your hard Earned Saved Cash for your Dreams! You will never Be happy with the Outcome, I now have nothing to show for my Retirement , but a Ill Cosmetic Lemon!! Shame On you All! Especially you Bob! you know whom Im talking about.............Sincerely Mr. M. Sacramento California.