Thursday, February 25, 2016

Car Dealers Should Fix All Problems Before Selling On Lot


There are some very shady dealings happening with car dealers in the area. People purchasing used cars are finding out after a month or more of ownership that the dealer they purchased from did not repair issues with vehicle before selling. They want to sell you the overpriced extended warranty so when you get your vehicle home and find your screwed because they didn't make the repairs, they can charge you an outrageous repair bill for something that should have been done before you left lot.

Share your experiences

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was in the market for a pickup for yard work/home depot hauls. Basically a third vehicle, that'd probably get driven a couple times a week. Had a cash budget of 20K I was willing to spend on a 2WD Tacoma, or a used late model F-150/Silverado. Well, headed over to Pusey's last summer, and looked at a full size, late model Chevy Silverado. The frame looked funny at a distance. Kind of bumpy looking. So, I crawled under it on the lot, and was able to chip off the black spray paint someone had used to cover frame rust with my finger nail.

Whoever bought that truck got ripped off. Big time.

Anonymous said...

Something as bad as that is car dealers doing their own inspections.I bought a car from Car Store that would never pass anywhere unless the inspector was on your payroll.The best one is the one that adds 1250.00 on every used car to do the inspection.That one I walked out of with the salesman saying that if the car was traded in at their dealership with 4 broken windows,it would cost that much to replace them.I've yet to find many that was up and up.And yes I've recently car shopped and bought a used vehicle.

Anonymous said...

I never bought from a used car lot, but yes I think they should fix any known problems before selling the vehicle.

Anonymous said...

This blog is a place to keep businesses honest.

Anonymous said...

D&C Auto in Laurel just sold a friend of mine a car one day later it was missing up, they took it back and they told the customer it would cost to look at it to see what the problem is . Stat far away from that dealer I say..

Anonymous said...

I've heard plenty of stories about that place. Several years ago my friend's co-worker was in a serious accident with the company van, he was almost killed when a truck t-boned him. The frame was bent in so far on the side it pulled the front and rear axles over six inches closer together. I mean it was a twisted, destroyed wreck. Two weeks later we saw it had been towed to Pusey's, we thought they were going to scrap it. A few more weeks go by, and it's on the lot for sale! Same van. We stopped to look at it, and sure enough it was the same van. It had the company logos painted over and a couple new tires, and had somehow been cobbled back together.

The salesman came out and before we could tell him we were just curious if it were the same vehicle, he started going on about how great of a truck it was, claimed it was a local trade by a couple from Ocean Pines (hahaha it was a company truck owned by a corporation out of Pennsylvania). Wanted us to take it for a test drive. We declined, asked if it had ever been in an accident. He assured us it was one owner and never been wrecked.

Anonymous said...

Always insist on choosing your own Md inspection station when buying a car or truck in Delaware.If the dealer insists on a specific inspection station DO NOT BUY THE CAR.If you do buy the car and agree to go to THEIR inspection station,be sure to go to your own inspection station afterwards & have the car re inspected.If there is a major discrepancy between the 2 take the results of each and report it to the Md inspection bureau.An additional $50 for the re inspection will be the best money you ever spent.An inspection won't guarantee mechanical soundness,but it will be a good start.

Anonymous said...

I had wanted a Jeep Wrangler since I was a little kid, and I finally found one last Fall that I could afford. My used Jeep came with lots of extras, including a severe case of "death wobble," which I knew nothing about until I spoke with other Jeep owners who explained it to me. The whole way home from the dealership, I thought to myself "how does anyone wave to anyone when you have to white-knuckle the steering wheel every second?" It really became obvious when I turned onto a Sussex County country road and the steering wheel seemed to be taken over by a ghost having a seizure. It scared me to death! Thankfully I did have a short-term warranty that came with my purchase so it didn't cost anything but inconvenience, but good grief, how could they sell a vehicle with such a dangerous and severe problem? The heat didn't work either, so that was another issue they had to repair.

Anonymous said...

How about a good experience with a car dealer? Lewis Auto,south of Pocomoke is a buy here-pay here dealecir but they sell quality used vehicles,mostly retired fleet cars and trucks.True,they have high mileage,but really mileage is not a big issue when you can't afford a high down payment.My family has purchased used fleet vehicles from Lewis and the only problem we had was replacing a transmission,but we had that vehicle for over a year before it needed replacement so no complaints there.They have a garage on site and are very easy to work with financially.No outrageous interest either!

Anonymous said...

And those warranties they sell are a scam also!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about a good experience with a car dealer? Lewis Auto,south of Pocomoke is a buy here-pay here dealecir but they sell quality used vehicles,mostly retired fleet cars and trucks.True,they have high mileage,but really mileage is not a big issue when you can't afford a high down payment.My family has purchased used fleet vehicles from Lewis and the only problem we had was replacing a transmission,but we had that vehicle for over a year before it needed replacement so no complaints there.They have a garage on site and are very easy to work with financially.No outrageous interest either!

February 26, 2016 at 10:22 AM

Thanks Kenny, way to promo your business for some free advertisement...lol.

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about looking for a nice small SUV like a Beemer, but this is making me think twice. Many times when someone trades their car in there is something wrong with it and they don't want to pay for it. I remember working at Carlton Massey Ford in Pocomoke when I was in high school and I remember them putting sawdust in the oil to quiet the motor. I also remember them going out of their way to hide things on vehicles just to sell them. I also remember them working on newer cars that were out of warranty and charging them full price. Then they would keep the part and turn it in to warranty on a car that wasn't out of warrant and get paid twice on that repair. I don't know if any car dealers get away with that warranty scam these days, but I would really be interested in finding out.