Airport Auto Sales Complaint - Used Car Dealership ripoff....or AS-IS sale justified?
KILLEEN, TEXAS -- I brought a 92 Civic from a used car dealership alittle under a month ago for my job so I can have a simple car to drive to work and back home...I test drove the Civic and it seemed fine..no leaks, no crazy noises from the engine, everything seem to work fine except the instrumental panel lights and the car door locks which is pretty minor to me.
So I brought the car AS-IS for $2300..he even showed me the Blue Book price and it was the right price.
25 days later these are the problems I have been having with the car:
Coolant Leak from behind the engine.
Timing Belt is cracked.
Radiator fan don't work.
Car shakes(almost a jerk shaking) when in Drive and Reverse but is fine in Neutral and Park.
Car will crank BUT won't start...fuel isn't even getting to the fuel filter(this happened TODAY at work).
TODAY I called the used car dealership where I got the Civic from and told him(the manager) to give me a refund because EVERY SINGE car in that lot is the dealership's responsibility and they should know what is wrong with every car on the lot and TELL the customer the defects or or anything that's wrong with the car.....When I brought the car..he didn't tell me anything like that..he said the car is good and rides good.
YES..I know was an "AS-IS" buy BUT if the dealership told me what was wrong with the car ..then I would have had 2nd thoughts about buying it. Yeah I could have brought it to a Mechanic...but it was low on gas for some reason....maybe that was a trick so I won't have enough gas to get to a Mechanic and back.
Anyway I called the Dealership and he didn't wanna give me my money back....So I told him.."Ok since you won't give me my money back..or I'll just print 2000 fliers with a picture of my 92 Civic with a list of what's wrong with the car, your dealership's name, address, phone number and how long I had it(less than a month) & give those fliers out in front of Wal-Mart and Target..sounds good?".
He said I was talking crazy and the fliers are stupid and I could hear he was nervous in his voice....But I told him "Whatever I put on those fliers is gonna be true and stating the facts so it's not crazy or stupid right? and it's way too easy to do."
I also told him I would talk to a Lawyer as well...that's when he hungup.
Only thing I did wrong was TRUSTING an car dealership and not taking the car to a Mechanic..it's a hard way to learn but it's the dealership's responsibility to know(or have a list) of what's wrong with EVERY CAR on THEIR lot.
Is this True or not?
Did I do the right thing calling them up about the Civic and what I would since they won't give me a refund.