Charleston Auto Sales Complaint - Buyers Beware Of This Con Artist!

Review by tomlb1977 on 2009-01-19
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA -- On Jan 06 2009 I went to this dealer after several days of emails and phone conversation to buy a car that he had listed on another website. The listed price was 1750.00 I test drive the car there was was no engine noise, bearing noise, nothing seemed wrong with the car. After the test drive we went into his office were he began to fill out the paper work on the car and added 50.00 for title transfer, 199.00 for the paperwork he had to fill out. Told him that I am a cancer patient and a student and needed a good car to get to school as well as my Dr's appointments ( the owner ) swore that this car was in great shape and was exactly what I needed. I drove the car home parked it in my drive way till the next morning. I left home to go to a Dr's appointment and the car left me stranded there. after having the car towed home it cranked. I called the owner of the company to let him know but he was to busy to do anything about it he said. I ask if there was anything we could do about repair such as go 50/50 on the repairs and he replied it wasn't his responsibility.

Three days later the car breaks down again in the middle of a busy highway where once again it had to be towed home. I had three certified mechanics to look at the car and all said that the car had been rigged. I then let [snip] know what was said and he replied once again it's not his problem I bought it so it's your problem now.

After multiple lies and cons this man is not willing to stand beside the car that he sold. SO BUYER BEWARE.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-01-19
Posted by David on 2009-01-19:
*+the time to inspect the car is before not after. $1750 doesn't buy much of a car these days.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-01-19:
While $1750 does not buy 'much' car, it should buy a car that has not been 'rigged' to last only as long as the test drive. The OP should get statements from the three certified mechanics who said the car was 'rigged'. Armed with those statements, file a small claims suit against the seller and file a complaint with your state's consumer fraud office. Good luck!
Posted by Soaring Consumer on 2009-01-19:
Do as Ghost of Doc J said, good luck.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2009-01-19:
Cars that are 11 years old often have problems. And anymore, anything under $2000 is pretty much a used-up car. Today's $1750 used cars are the same as a $500 car 15-20 years ago.

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