BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Dec 2007
Vehicle: 1994 E320 Sedan
Location: Vancouver, BC
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What do you hate about buying a new or used vehicle (nightmare stories)
I'm curious to know what is it that most people dislike or hate about buying a new or used car? I know some people like buying cars, but I'm curious about what people don't like?
It could be about the process of buying a car a dealership, time spent in the business office, or haggling?
it could be about the time
it could be about the lies and games
here is my story:
The first car I bought was a 1993 Buick Regal GS. I was excited about being able to buy a car on my own and obviously missed some red flags. When I was test driving the car I noticed that there was a digit on the odometer missing. I asked the sales person about it and was told "This car only has 5 digits on the dash". Seemed logical and I was excited so I over looked it.
After driving the car for about two weeks I noticed that I had driven, according to the odometer, 40,000km. It was at this point that I figured out that the 2 in front of the 14600 was missing. So instead of 146000 kilometers, I thought the car had, the car had 214600 kms. The 2 had burnt out. Soon afterwards the engine started to knock, and needed to be replaced, and then found out that the car had been in a $12000 accidents years earlier. The mileage issue, voided the warranty I bought and I now was in debt about $9500 for a car that was worth $500.
I ended up trading the car for a 1985 Mercury Cougar so I at least had wheels but owned like $10000 for it.