San Francisco, California
100% full Not resolved

I ordered a used replacement engine for my 850 volvo 1997 3 weeks ago which came in finally 4 days ago.The engine was in decrepit condition to say the least and although it was guaranteed to have only 69,000 miles, my mechanic who is from Sweden and trained at Saab and in very reputable believes it to have many more miles than claimed, possibly over 200,000.

Additionally the engine was beat up and dirty and does not look anything like the picture on their wed site. I feel that they straight ripped me off. In addition I have left 3 phone messages including to customer service and a supervisor and none have been returned in the past 3 days. They also want to charge a $250.00 restocking fee plus I have to pay for return shipping.

I am extremely dissatisfied with the ethics and treatment SW engines has displayed. I have included 2 photos for comparison. It will be obvious once you look at the pictures. The first is the original engine that needs replacement.

It has 160,000 miles and is very clean.

The second photo is the replacement engine from SW engines which they claim has only 69,000 miles.I intend to file complaints with the local district attorney's office and any where else necessary to get corrective action.My advice is to avoid doing business with this company they are extremely unethical.

Review about: 1997 Volvo 850 Engine.

Review #777739 is a subjective opinion of a user.

Turnaround Time
Customer service
Billing Practices
Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy
Reason of Review / Monetary Loss Bad quality / $1000
Preferred solution Not specified

Had an Experience with Southwest Engines?

Write a review


Comment as anonymous or
Terms of Service
Post Comment
Beloit, Wisconsin, United States #1232984

how sad don't worry sounds like a lot stuff they been doing to people just hope that before anyone else gets caught up trying to buy they read there reviews I talked my son into buying a motor from them he only had it in his car 5 days and it blew I feel so bad for him they are hanging up on us and being very rude this company cant keep getting away with this people work hard for there money only to be scammed by this company

Concord, North Carolina, United States #1180765

Totally agree with this customer.

Very similar things happened to me.

Don't walk away from SW Engines, Run away before they rip you off as well.Took me for $1200 and the engine I received for my VW that was supposed to have only 30,000 on it look to have over 100,000 on it.

You May Also Like

Gforce Performance Chip - GForce chip scam Gforce Performance Chip "I took the unit apart. Came in a small aluminum container. The 'chip' and the PC board it was on were a joke. Pure scam. The circuit is nonsense. Not..." Read more Southwest Engines - Engine Review Southwest Engines "Paid the money up front as requested. Got the engine 3 days past time promised. Engine in horrible shape pics show broken parts and plastic pieces in cylinder heads. SW..." Read more Southwest Engines - Review about Complete Engine from Ellendale, North Dakota Southwest Engines "Bought a so-called complete motor. After 3wks it finally shipped. Said it was being "tested". Received a block of metal, nowhere near complete. Had a broken off intake manifold, cracked..." Read more Seal Skin Covers - Boat cover that falls apart Seal Skin Covers "I purchased a boat cover from these clowns and after 4 months at split apart about 2 to 3 feet long. I sent them pictures of it and for $35.00..." Read more Molly Maid - Just wanted the house CLEAN Molly Maid "Big mistake, agreed to let two individuals work by the hour. They were late arriving, left for lunch, did not appear to be in a hurry. I did not stand..." Read more GEX International - Trash, Horrible, Horrid. Clickbait GEX International "This is literally nothing like the game. This is the virtual equivalent of SJW's. Why... Why did u do dis. Like Bruh why did you do dis. I wasted so..." Read more Ocwen - PMI Cancellation Request "Bait and switch" Ocwen "My wife and I just purchased a home about 8 months ago. We poured in alot of money, sweat and tears to update and remodel the home (it was a..." Read more Regency Furniture - Damage furniture that they dont take the blame Regency Furniture "I waited 1month for all my furniture which i bought dining set, sofa or living room chair with ottoman, bedframe and side table. The driver was so nice and looks..." Read more