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I Do Not Recommend Parks Chevrolet!
Posted by Countrychick on 02/02/2009
KERNERSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I also had problems with Parks Chevrolet! I went to buy a used vehicle, was going to spend quite a bit of money! They lost my business! They were going to sell me a $17,000 vehicle with dry-rotted tires. They didn't want to give me free tires...so they added the price of tires to my loan! Well I agreed, like a dummy to buy the vehicle. I told them I would be back the following Monday to pick it up after it got a wash, new tires, and a tune up since the garage was closed on that Saturday. I was approved for the loan and told them I would pick it up after work. Well, 2 hours before leaving work, I call to see if it's ready for me to pick up....and they SOLD it to someone else!!! I was highly upset!!

I don't recommend anyone buying a vehicle from them!!

     
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Posted by saj80 on 2009-02-03:
Did you sign a purchase agreement? If so, you may have a legitimate legal case; if not, while it may be somewhat unethical, the dealership probably made more money selling it to someone else.
Posted by Patrick Henry on 2009-04-20:
Please let me elaborate on this unique review. Lets say that I go into Wal-Mart and spot a huge juicy frozen turkey on sale. I go to the Manager and begin demanding things for free in order for me to purchase the turkey. The Manager gives me a deal on the turkey but cannot give me free things. I agree to get the turkey but it is late and I want to go home. I promise to come back in a day and buy the turkey. I don't put any money towards the purchase of the turkey that night nor do I sign paperwork making me the future owner of this huge frozen turkey. I go home. Later on, a customer comes into Wal-Mart, picks up the Turkey and takes the frozen beast to the checkout lane. It of course is the last turkey left. I then show up a day later and see the turkey is gone. WHO SHOULD I BLAME???
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-04-20:
The turkey?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-20:
lol Boki
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-20:
The turkey analogy doesn't work. Also, we can't be sure from the review if paperwork was signed, but the OP says he/she was approved for the loan. That sounds somewhat official. Turkeys are perishable and trucks aren't so much. Bad analogy all way around IMHO.
Posted by Principissa on 2009-04-20:
Was the paperwork signed? If the paperwork was signed and the pick up time agreed upon in writing, they had no right to sell that car. I don't think that someone gets approved for a loan without signing some kind of paperwork detailing the car, the loan amount, and down payment agreement.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-20:
That's what I was thinking Princi.
Posted by Patrick Henry on 2009-04-21:
I see the turkey analogy was not received favorably. When someone applies for a loan to purchase a vehicle it in no way implies ownership of the vehicle itself. In other words, I can go to a dealership and fill out a credit application for a brand new Ford Fusion, however, I am in no way buying the vehicle. I am only trying to get approved for a loan in order to be able to buy the vehicle. When I am approved for the loan, I would then need to sign a Buyer's Contract, odometer statement, proof of insurance form etc.. I have a strong feeling that none of this paperwork was done and the customer chose to wait till the following day to do the paperwork. Once again, applying for a loan and buying a vehicle are 2 different steps in the purchasing process. I feel very confident that the individual was approved for the loan however did not fully purchase the vehicle by signing all of the required documents. Like they say, "you snooze, you lose."
Posted by Patrick Henry on 2009-04-21:
Also Remember, "The car you are looking at today and going to buy tomorrow is the same car someone looked at yesterday and is going to buy today."
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Unfair Tactics
Posted by Irate Granny on 02/11/2008
KERNERSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- My granddaughter, a college student, wanted to buy a car from Parks Chevrolet. I agreed to co-sign her note, saying that I would be financially responsible if she failed to make payments. She called and said I would have to come in and give permission in person for them to do a credit check. I had unexpected company and was in a rush, which the salesman knew, and he kept giving me forms to sign. I should never have signed them, but I did. My mistake. Anyway, her mother came and the two of them decided on the car. The mother called and told me the car would have to be put on my insurance policy. I knew this was a lie, because my son had just bought a car for his daughter. He co-signed the loan, but the car is in her name. She is a college student also. I refused, and surprise, surprise, they decided she could have an insurance policy in her name. When I went to the business office for them to complete the paperwork, close to the end of the workday, I found they had put the car in both my name and her name. This was never meant to be done, and they knew it. They said, "We had to do it this way." I know that is not true.

My other granddaughter's car is in her name alone--same circumstances, except her father cosigned. I firmly believe they thought they could (and they did) take advantage of a 70-year old woman and her teenage granddaughter.
     
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Posted by GothicSmurf on 2008-02-11:
That sounds shady. Why wouldn't her parents sign for the car? It sounds as if the parents and the teenager pulled the wool over your eyes.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-11:
Yes dear, you were taken advantaged of but I'm afraid the dealership was the least of it. Good luck!
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-11:
I gotta agree with GS. Since you were not there during the actual sales process I wonder what daughter/grand daughter agreed to on your behalf
Posted by MSCANTBEWRONG on 2008-02-11:
It's unfortunate but I agree with everyone else. Chalk this up to a lesson learned and never sign or agree to anything unless you are present during the actual sales process.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-11:
As the others have stated plus being in a hurry is no excuse for not reading what you are about to sign. If you can't read over the paperwork then, take it home to read, sign and return. If the deal is good today it will be just as good tomorrow. Sounds like your granddaughter screwed you over.
Posted by Aerocave on 2008-02-11:
In cases where the credit is non-existent or below what the bank requires, they bank will require you (or someone with a solid credit history) to be a co-buyer, not a co-signer...which means you are on the title making it possible to use your insurance as well...You are correct, as a co-signer on the loan, your name is attatched to the loan only...This was probably a requirement of the deal--and granddaughter probably "forgot" to tell you this. I would not blame the dealer...
Posted by Patrick Henry on 2008-10-15:
Dear Maam,
The fact is the dealership did nothing wrong. The fact that they insisted on you coming in personally to sign the credit application means they were respecting your rights. They made sure that the person cosigning was actually you in order to stop any possible identity theft. Your personal information is very important and Parks Chevrolet made sure it was not being stolen or used without your consent. Second, different banks have different requirements. Most require that the cosigner's name always be on the actual title. The registration however only requires one name. Some banks, and I mean only some will allow one name on a title even though there is a cosigner. Your granddaughter obviously did not have sufficient credit to finance a vehicle. This is very normal. Most young people have no credit. In order for her to finance a car she needed a cosigner with a good credit rating. You! By cosigning, you are just as much an owner of that vehicle as your granddaughter is. You agreed that if she cannot pay, you will pay. Case closed. Parks Chevrolet did what was asked of them. I can assure you that you were not taken advantage of at all. A dealership does not tell the banks what to do and how to do it. If you are not happy with the way the car was titled call the bank and let them know. Also, see if they can now remove you from the loan totally and just have your granddaughter's name on it. Also, the paperwork you signed is required by both the lender (bank) and the Federal Trade Comission etc. not soley the dealership. If you are unsure about these things please don't be too quick to blame the dealership. Instead, call the person who handled your paperwork and ask him or her to explain in deatail. I am sure they will be glad too.
Posted by countrychick on 2009-02-02:
I also had problems with Parks Chevrolet! I went to buy a used vehicle, was going to spend quite a bit of money! They lost my business! They were going to sell me a $17,000 vehicle with dry-rotted tires. They didn't want to give me free tires...so they added the price of tires to my loan! Well I agreed, like a dummy to buy the vehicle. I told them I would be back the following Monday to pick it up after it got a wash, new tires, and a tune up since the garage was closed on that Saturday. I was approved for the loan and told them I would pick it up after work. Well, 2 hours before leaving work, I call to see if it's ready for me to pick up....and they SOLD it to someone else!!! I was highly upset!! I don't recommend anyone buying a vehicle from them!!
Posted by BOB B on 2013-02-02:
Bought a car from Parks that I didn't realy want, but I was lied to by a sales person named Gary, He told me that if I bought this car to improve my credit, I could come back in about 6 to 8 months, that I could get a newer car that I wanted to start with and for less payments! I went back to try to trade with Parks for the car I wanted, The person that had told me all the lies had been fired for lying to coustomers and after 4 trips back to Parks to get a newer car, they want a bunch of cash, plus the payments would be higher!! They will not stand behind what the lier told me and other coustomers, all they will do now is tell Me more lies!! DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM, AFTER 40 YEARS OF DEALING WITH THEM, I WILL NOT GO BACK AGAIN AND I WOULD ADVISE YOU NOT TO DEAL WITH THEM EITHER!!
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