Family Auto Mart of Melbourne, Fl. Complaint - How To Get Screwed By Family Auto Mart, They Treat You Like Family?
MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA -- I have a good friend that thought the adv. of Family Auto Mart made sense, trusted them, he even traveled out of town to see and buy a used truck. The result: HE GOT SEVERELY SCREWED! The truck is a 2001 Dakota. It has bad brakes, bad tires, a low compression on at least one cylinder/valve out of six, no power options, and numerous scratches and severe dents. The bedliner is falling apart too. He's lucky if this joke/junker is worth $1500, not the $6,000 he paid. They also forced him under duress to sign a contract that states he is buying "as is condition" with absolutely no warranty. Is that fair? He feels very badly and, being a Norweigan, not exactly savvy to our car dealers here in the U. S.A., is tentative about speaking up for his rights and theirs. He has had the truck less than 30 days, and I recommended he get an attorney to talk to them. Can this crooked contract hold up? Even when he was obviously duped and cheated?
I don't see the truck lasting him more than 6 months unless he spends another $2,000 to fix the obvious defects. Any attorneys out there that can help? Thanks.