North Seattle Auto Sales Complaint - What do they have to hide, warning to customers

Review by publicwarning on 2010-07-11
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- WARNING to those car shopper in the Green Lake Area. Stay clear of North Seattle Auto Sales. My experience was surprising when I asked questions about vehicles they had on their lot. Because I would gather information about a vehicle and do my research on it... it got under the belly of the owner and the salesman told me that I was not allowed to take my first test drive of any vehicle on their lot with out showing $$$ first. This was shared to me by salesman Yaz? If you look on the consumer logs for people with poor experience with North Seattle Auto Sales, her name comes up.

Just warning to folks... if you ask questions about the vehicle and its history more than once.. be prepared to be flagged (as Yaz told me). The owner does NOT like an educated consumer. They want you to buy the crap on their lot. Looks nice, but check the records and you will find lots of things they do not share with you. Consumer beware.
Comments:6 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-07-11
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-07-11:
I think you're smart to walk away. Even the though commercials that say "show me the CARFAX" are cheesy, they are very accurate.
Posted by D. on 2010-07-11:
Raven, I have my doubts about CARFAX...though it does provide good information. I wonder if the repairs reported are only repairs that were turned into the insurance company. If you take your car to a repair garage, they are not going to report the work done. I had the windshield replaced on my last car because a stone came flying from the Heavens above and cracked my windsheild. But that wasn't on the Carfax when I sold it.
Posted by D. on 2010-07-11:
Plus, when people does their own repairs...they're not going to have it reported.
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-07-11:
DB,I agree---the common every day repair will not show on a CARFAX. Insurance claims, etc will.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-07-11:
We bought an '88 Ford Crown Vic from a dealer in Coolidge, AZ to use as a taxicab. The salesperson stated it was a two-owner vewhicle that had been taken very good care of. We had not heard about Carfax, and the car looked and drove nice, or so we thought. We found out later that it had been handed around in a family in Florence, AZ, and had been in a major accident. We had trouble keeping tires on the car, and when we finally were able to obtain a Carfax report, we found several warnings about the car. Due to the accident, the car did 'dog-track,' which was the main reason for the tire wear. We had to pay $19.95 for the Carfax report, which is probably one reason this dealer doesn't want you to see it.
Posted by D. on 2010-07-11:
When I bought my other car, the salesman told me, it only had one owner and the only reason the owner was selling it was because they were downsizing since they no longer have small children, they didn't feel they needed a station wagon (It was a '97 Ford Sable Station Wagon)anymore and traded it in for a smaller car. He said the owner, 'Even gave it a kiss goodbye'...I bought it because it had low mileage on it and I had a hard time find a station wagon at that time after looking through every car lot I came across. After I bought it, I checked the Carfax and found out it was a rental car in Florida.

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