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Complaint Review: EARNHARDT FORD & KEY BANK

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  • Submitted: Mon, August 07, 2000
  • Updated: Sat, August 12, 2000

  • Reported By:Chandler AZ
EARNHARDT FORD & KEY BANK
777 E Baseline Rd Tempe, Arizona U.S.A.

Beware Earnhardt Ford's Lease Deals *Rebuttal "ripped off a many Airman stationed at Williams Air Force Base"

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In Dec 99, I went to Earnhardt Ford's dealership looking at Crew Cab Pick ups.

I was able to get the dealer price the vehicle close to Invoice at around $28,000 or so. Unfortunatly, I was unwilling to sign up for those payments, and they suggested a lease arrangment.

To make a long story short... I fell for the lease deal and got ripped off big time. I traded a '96 Volvo which I was slightly upside down in. Based on their valuation, it was $6,000 upside down. I had no problem with this.

On my lease deal... they simply added the 6,000 to the MSRP, threw in a maintence agreement and viola... I signed a lease for a vehicle at $36,097.00, when the truck was only worth about
say $28,00. ($8,000 profit to the dealer for letting me have access to such a nice truck).

Now I'm looking at getting out of this mess, and it looks like the payoff on the lease, after making six months of >$500/month payments will be $36,859.08 Gee... more than the value of the
lease when I started. Since the market value of the truck is now less than when I started, I am looking at anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000 to get out from under this lease! UGH!

I can't believe that these types of deals are approved by bankers ... I also can't believe that I dived in and signed on this! I was very unhappy when I bought the truck (within 24 hours), and now I am really upset. This experience has made me
to decide NEVER to buy a new vehicle again.

$10,000 can buy a lot of parts on a used car!

I was warned AFTER I bought the vehicle not to sign a KEY BANK lease, as their early termination terms are prohibitive.

** BEWARE **
DO NOT BUY A VEHICLE FROM EARNHARDT FORD in Arizona. DO NOT USE KEY BANK AS A LEASING FINANCE COMPANY... or expect to pay $$$. -- Ross

......8-12-00 REBUTAL...........

FROM: JBro266133@aol.com
To:info@ripoffreport.com

Subject:Rebuttal%20to%20Report

Sent: 8/12/00 5:01 PM

Earnhardt Ford did the same thing in the fiftys. He ripped off a many Airman stationed at Williams Air Force Base. He tryed to rip me off but I got the best of him. One Airman bought a car from him and took it to the base to change the oil, he found saw dust in the crankcase. I can see that the old man or his kids have not changed.

Retired Air Force Sgt.

JBro266133@aol.com

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