Originally Posted by mcbear
I am very glad you are having a good experience.
My point in posting was to insure that folks understand that the CPO program is only as good as the DEALER, that MBUSA will not stand behind the certification at all if it is structured like StarMark was in 2000. Nor would MB in Germany. Only people that made money on the deal was FedEx.
Your car obviously should never
have been certified in the first place. You were the unfortunate victim of a dirty deal by a couple of flim-flam artists/dealers.
At the very least, MBUSA should have investigated those two dealer's business practices and pulled their franchises. Well, that's in an ideal world isn't it? If they did that, they might not have reached that quarter's sales targets
I'm glad you posted what you did. You have shown me, and eveyone else reading this thread, that when buying a used CPO Benz, "buyer beware" still applies!
BTW, I noticed you are in KY. I have been to Tafel several times, and to James once looking for used cars. The KY dealer closest to me (formerly Sim Fryson, now owned by Giant Auto Group) bent me over big time
The general manager for Tafel is a great guy named Lewis (Louis maybe, I don't have his card). who has always been helpful and very friendly. I would buy a car from them in a heartbeat. I only know one of the salesmen at James, and although nice enough, he pre-judged me and my level of interest so blew me off. I seriously doubt that I would ever buy a car from them.
Dave aka Nusikmann