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Old 01-16-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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For those that don't know, I have a 2004 Chrysler Sebring. I've been trying to sell it since I bought the Bonne. Last May I brought it to a small dealership after I was contacted by the owner. He said they would sell it for me for free, and they sell quite a few consignment cars.

Well I never got a phone call until last week that people were interested in it. Come to find out, they were only offering $8000! I told the owner that I would not sell it for that. I owe $9600 and I don't have money to pay the difference. The car is worth $10,500, and has a 100,000 mile warranty (that he never advertised).

ANYWAY, I just took it back tonight because I am selling it on my own. When I dropped the car off exactly 8 months ago I had 43,100 miles.

The minute I got in the car tonight, I noticed it had 44,287!!!

Other things wrong:
-missing front floor mats (original, mint condition)
-broken/shattered ventshade on driver'* door (I bought them when I got the car)
-missing keys (original chip key)
-scratch, chipped paint on front bumper (not a huge deal, I can fix it)

So far that'* all I've found. I'm giving him a call shortly to solve the situation. I signed a form when I dropped the car off with him that stated he would be responsible for any damage while he had the car.

I can't do anything about the added miles. The only reason I was pissed about it was that I don't know how those miles were driven and if the car was beat on or not. And I know 1200 miles were not from test drives. The added miles average 38 miles a week since last May. When I opened the trunk tonight there were personal belongings in the trunk (items bought at a hardware store). So I know someone was using the car for personal errands.

There'* really nothing I can get straightened out besides the floor mats, keys, and hopefully money to buy new ventshades.

Sorry for the long-winded rant. I really wish I wasn't so calm and collected because I feel like tearing the guy a new *******.
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Wow, I'd be pissed too! :o
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Wow, sorry to hear about that. Hopefully this dealership is a realivly honest dealership and you will get reperations for the damage that they inflicted to your car. Im pulling for ya.
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Small claims court for the unauthorized personal use?
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Small claims court for the unauthorized personal use?
I really don't know what I can do about that. I know it'* easy for them to slap a dealer plate on any car in their lot and go joyriding. I have proof that it was used for errands. There are also 2 hats on the back deck. The car was not test-driven for 1200 miles. Test drives probably aren't much longer than 5 miles. Assuming it was used only for 7-mile test drives, 169 people would have had to drive this car.

The difference between the value of the car with 43K vs 44K is very minimal if anything, so I really don't see anything coming from it besides a lame excuse for the added miles. I don't know if a judge would put a monetary value on unauthorized personal use.

To make matters worse, the car is not even registered with the DMV. Unless they get certain types of registrations for dealer cars???
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FocKers. Don't ever put your trust in those people. Chryslers loose their resale faster than anything because of poor reliability. Sell that thing ASAP before its only worth $3K.
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that just sucks, I Hope they make up for it.

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This is what I will propose to the guy tomorrow:

The value of the car with 43,000 vs 44,300 is a difference of $50. The ventshades, one of which is broken, cost at least $60 for a set. And since I will not be able to find just one, I'll ask him for my missing floor mats and keys, and the $50. I think it'* pretty fair considering the complete disregard for my personal property that he/his employees gave me. I could tell everyone I know not to go there for a car. Word of mouth travels far.
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I'd be pissed!
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Sorry to hear Pete. I too would be very upset. I hope things work in your favor. Even if you get back some money, I STILL would tell people not to go there. Heck, send me the info on the dealership and I'll ship you a 1000 flyers to hand out!!
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