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Good Honda West Complaint - Withheld Important Car Information And Sold The Car For Price

Review by meshweta on 2008-06-10
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- I am an Aggie. I got a used CERTIFIED 2002 Honda Civic from Goodson Honda last year. During my purchase the dealership had told me that the car had a clean title history. When I asked for the Carfax report the sales person and manager there conveniently eliminated papers from prints saying that all pages were being printed and that they have confirmed that the car had a clean title with no previous accident records.

After a year I am to leave the country. When I went to sell my car to a local Honda dealership, I was surprised to know that the car had an accident history prior to the time I owned it.

The dealership has put me in a soup as my car value has depreciated to 50%. I don't even know what to do I this situation.

Is it possible for me to file a law suit in the consumer court?

I feel cheated as I was very specific about not buying a car with any history of accidents. I got a Honda as I did not want my car to depreciate in a year as I knew I would have to leave the country.

I am cheated, left with less money and don't know what to do. If you are a lawyer and reading this I would greatly appreciate you contacting me.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-06-10
Posted by samtheman on 2008-06-10:
I have never been in this situation and I know "should have" comments don't really help, but...I would definitely spend the few dollars on a CARFAX report and print one myself when buying a used vehicle. On the legal front, I think it will be difficult to prove that the dealership withheld pages from the CARFAX report from you.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-10:
It's always a bad idea to accept a CarFax report from a party that has in interest in handing you a clean CarFax report. Since you've already signed a bill of sale and accepted the car, an attorney might be able to help you threaten the original dealer, but not much else. And if you're not too pressed for time, try selling the vehicle yourself. These days, it should sell quickly. A dealer will give you the absolute worst price, wholesale at best. And BTW, have you run a CarFax report yourself? One of the dealers is lying to you--a report would clear up which one it is.

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