Ride Auto Complaint - Ride Auto is a Rip Off
BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA -- Purchased a 2011 Kia Forte from Ride Auto they gave me the Carfax that showed the vehicle was in good condition, No accident was reported. When I got the Vehicle home I noticed missing parts and lose bolts under the hood. I took the vehicle in to the Kia dealer where they told me that the car was in an accident and had extensive repair work. It also has bondo all the way down on the passenger side of the vehicle. It had a used strut and knuckle on the passenger side front wheel and had a bent tie rod on it. They also told me it could cost me up to $1000 dollars to fix the Air bag issue. I brought the vehicle back to Ride Auto and told them I want my money back. They told me that there was nothing they could do for me I purchased the vehicle ASIS-NO WARRANTY. I told them about the air bag issue and the missing parts and they told me they would cut me a check for $560 dollars to fix the air bag and the missing parts on the vehicle. I later on got a current Carfax which showed me that the vehicle was in an accident and the air bag was deployed. I again tried to return the vehicle and they told me the same story I purchased the vehicle ASIS- NO Warranty and there was nothing they would do for me. I told him about the cars suspension and the used strut and he told me the only thing he can do is cut me another check for 100 dollars for a front end alignment. I brought the vehicle to tires plus for an alignment and they told me that there was several issues with this vehicle and they couldn't do an alignment on it. The following day I returned to Ride Auto and they told me they would take back the car minus $800 dollars I paid for it. I called the Burnsville Police Dept and told them what was going on and had an officer come in and return the vehicle. The Officer Demanded for them to return the full amount of money back and that I Didn't have to sign anything. They refused to give me my money back, and gave the police officer his attorneys card. They argued that I bought the vehicle ASIS-NO Warranty and that he needed the $800 dollars to pay his employee's and to fix the title. We later got it down to $500 dollars and I was forced to sign an agreement that I wouldn't take any legal action against Ride Auto. Ride Auto is a HACK SHOP that takes in used damaged cars and fixes them up half ass and puts them back on there lot. Don't believe anything these guys say, not even the Carfax. They know how to get a clean carfax report when there is damage done to the vehicles. They purchase the vehicles from out of state damaged, fix them half ass, and give potential buyers (Like Myself) a clean carfax report. Do your research before buying from this place make sure they didn't misrepresent any of the information. A dealer must not withhold information as to the condition of the vehicle at the time of purchase. Fraud may be commited by an autmobile dealership by misrepresenting or failing to disclose such things as the true condition of the vehicle whether the vehicle was involved in an accident or sustained some type of damage when in possession of a prior owner. Make sure you do your research and buy from a reliable Dealer.