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Old 08-11-2002, 02:34 AM   #1
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Thumbs down I guess dealerships think everybody is a schmuck.

Okay, we just had the install day down in Milwaukee @ Subi Ru's place. We worked on my car for about 8hrs and came up with a few interesting things.

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1) I specifically asked if the car had been in any kind of accident and he, Gordie Butt @ Sommer's Pontiac/Buick/Subaru, told me no several times. I took off the bumper and it was totally in a fender bender, but I plan on replacing the bumper anyway so no biggie (except the lie part). 2) I have only had the car a few months and we also were installing 2.5RS struts/springs to firm up the ride a bit and lower it slightly. We get all the old ones off and 3 out of 4 of them were totally blown...I could push the strut down and there was absolutely no rebound. It does have 53k miles, but is it normal for struts to blow that quick? I do not abuse my car and I know I didn't blow them, so it must have been like that before I bought it. And if they do inspect cars, like they should, then they purposely let it slide. I will personally never give them any business again. I don't think it should be normal to have a dealership jerk you around. Why can't they just give better service? Oh well...

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Old 08-11-2002, 02:40 AM   #2
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I hear ya ! I was there to see it for myself so I know whatcha mean.

I was not pleased with my lying bastard of a dealer either (Don Jacobs)

Dealers just suck!

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... but look on the bright side Slack, at least you GOT the engine you paid for! Unlike me... ugh.
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Old 08-11-2002, 02:42 AM   #3
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Don Jacobs?
There are Don Jacobob's dealerships in lexington... I wonder if it is the same company?
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Old 08-11-2002, 02:53 AM   #4
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Yeah, I feel for ya, Michelle. I know it wasn't right and they know it wasn't right either, but the fact that they know and don't care enough about the customer is what pisses me off. If they would take the time to do things right and at a fair price, then they wouldn't need to take advantage of people b/c they would continue to deal with them and even put in a good word with others who are looking for a car. ugh, its like bad business laws don't apply to them and they just do what they please.



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Old 08-11-2002, 03:53 AM   #5
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Don Jacobs?
There are Don Jacobob's dealerships in lexington... I wonder if it is the same company?
Really? I dunno - how many Don Jacobs can there be in the world - that deal cars nonetheless? It could be the same Don Jacob's as here in Milwaukee...
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Old 08-11-2002, 01:25 PM   #6
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Slack,

It looked to me like some one hit their garage, or another parked car in their driveway/parking lot (someone that they know, or didn't know and didn't tell) or something like that where the only damage was to the bumper skin (aside from the sligt bend that didn't cause any weid looks to the bumper skin). They then took care of it on their own without notifying the insurance company. Unless it was your salesman who owned the car, he wouldn't have a clue about anything like that unless the previous owners said something to him about it. Alot of people "brag" about how they screw dealerships on tradeins. I had a friend who sold a 5.0 Mustang LX to the dealer, that didn't shift into 4th anymore (automatic), or a guy that sold his Mustang GT to the dealer who had hit a curb, replaced the wheel cot an alignment, duct taped the shock (it was leaking) and traded it in. Never mind that if you looked closely, the drivers side rear tire was way closer to the fender than the passenger side (the side that smacked the curb). Neither person told the dealership about the problems.

They also could have told a bald faced lie, because they knew about it. You should see if it shows up on a vin check as being in an accident. If it says that it was, I would sue them.

ANother trick they use is that if you ask them if the car was in an accident, they say that "the car has a clear title". All that means is that it wasn't damaged to a point where it was concidered a total loss by the insurance company, and was repaired with out a salvage title. I want to kick the nit-wit in the nuts every time I hear that. It is a yes or no question, no explination needed. I usually turn into a royal pain in the ass at that point.

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Old 08-11-2002, 02:36 PM   #7
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Well, the car wasn't driven by my salesman, but it was owned by the used car manager's neice or daughter...I can't remember exactly. But regardless, are they not obligated to inspect and repair a car (within reason) before turning around and selling it or at least notify the prospective buyer? Before I bought it, they were going to sell it for 16 grand...that was the sticker price.

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Old 08-11-2002, 04:53 PM   #8
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That is likely why you got such a great deal on it....

but hey, it could have been worse, you could have paid the 16k !

You still have a really nice car.
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Old 08-11-2002, 06:48 PM   #9
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just next time try carfax
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Old 08-11-2002, 07:09 PM   #10
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Caveat emptor when purchasing a used car. Dealers are no more or less inclined to tell a big fatty than a private party. They will do whatever is necessary to get that car the Hades off of the lot.

It is up to the buyer to do the necessary homework to ensure that there isn't the buyer's remorse that so often pops up with used car purchases.

If I sound less than compassionate, I don't mean to.

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