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Honda, Temecula, CA Complaint - Car repainted and sold as new-Lost value

Review by mkathleenj on 2010-08-06
TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA -- I bought a brand new 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid and have just had it appraised by CarMax for trade in-value and they told me the entire car has been repainted reducing, the value by over $3,000 dollars. Dealership never told me the car was repainted and in my opinion, stole my money by failing to report a value changing alteration, while charging me full price for the car. I highly recommend future customers to have the car appraised by CarMax BEFORE they buy to ensure this does not happen to them.
Am seeking retribrution,
Mkathleenj, CA
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-08-07
Posted by spiderman2 on 2010-08-06:
I hope someone who knows about cars chimes in on this one. I don't know a lot about cars, but my first though is that this dealer is trying to give you a lowball trade and the paint thing is an excuse. How do they know the car has been repainted?
Posted by dan gordon on 2010-08-06:
go to carfax.com and see if it was repainted. A car is either new or it isn't.
Posted by spiderman2 on 2010-08-07:
I think the OP has CarFax and CarMax confused.

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