Pacific Coast Motors Complaint - I was sold a bad car a taken advantage of !
ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA -- I'm 19 years old and I just got my driver license. So I went into what I thought was a reputable used car dealership. To get a reliable car to get me back and forth, to and from school and both of my jobs. I put $1000 cash down on a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder. It was disclosed to me that there was nothing wrong with this vehicle. But when I was advised to get the car inspected, I found out that there are major things wrong with this car. The radiator has a hole in it, it needs new brakes and there are some other problems. I contacted this dealership the same day I purchased tha car (11-13-09) to let them know that I was unhappy with it and that I wanted my money back. Pacific Coast Motors has been ignoring my calls and I even took the car back on 11-16-09 with no luck in getting my money or a decent car. They told me theres nothing they can do. After filing a complaint with DMV, the dealership called me back and offered to fix the car, and apologized for selling me a bad car. So after them telling me to bring the vehicle in to fix it, they told me my car would be ready in 24 hrs. So I called back the following day to see if the vehicle was ready, this is when the salesperson told me I would have to pay an additional $200. When she clearly told me the day before to not worry about this additional downpayment. I have a voice recording where the salesperson told me that I no longer had to pay for additional down payment. So they have the car & my $1000 and I'm stuck in an upside down loan for almost $16,000 with no transportation to and from work and school. There has to be something that could be done about this situation. I would appreciate if I can be helped in any way. Thank you. Damage Resulting = I have no vehicle to go from work and to school. I'm out of all of my savings $1000, I have no car & I'm stuck in an upside down loan.