OCALA, FLORIDA -- Do you think that a car dealer has the right of abuse of a 91 yr old man and his 88 yr old wife? Well this 91 yr old man WWII Veteran, who was really having difficulty to even sign a check was convinced to buy a 2008 Pontiac Vibe with over 42,000 miles in October 2010 for the ridiculous price of $17,800 + fees & taxes!!! They took his Hyundai Elantra 2010 with not even 2,000 miles for the price of $15,500 which was average price at the time (he owed $13,910 on this).
Unfortunately we did not know about this before and now that this man passed away we realized about the abuse of this so called car dealership. There is not too much we can do now but please be aware of this bad business practices with your elderly family.
OCALA, FLORIDA -- Wednesday, September 01, 2010
I was in the market of looking for a new car. So I visited Sullivan Cadillac of Ocala on August 28, 2010. I saw a very pretty CTS Caddy and inquired about payments etc.
After some car talk, Nigel Vanlue said to me, "Would I like to take this care home for the weekend and return it Monday". I was surprised by his suggestion considering I didn't think dealers ever did that nowadays. I drove it home at 25 miles one-way and my wife and I drove it locally. We decided the CTS was a very bad designed care at $41,000.
Friday night (8/29/10) Nigel Vanlue called me asking for a $500 credit card deposit. I authorized it via credit card. I actually believed it was to make sure I returned the car unharmed. After I returned it Monday (8/30/10), Nigel Vanlue informed me he thought I would buy it and refused my $25 gas receipt for the gas I put into the car (to get home, the cars gas tank was empty) and also they are holding my $500 deposit.
I want my deposit credited and I don't think I should pay for gas considering it was Sullivan's idea to take the car home to my wife.
I want this resolved and the salesman should be re-instructed about selling cars to maybe buyers. (He spent his commission before he got it.)
Leslie H Burdick