• Report: #691511

Complaint Review: Friendly Finance Auto Sales

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  • Submitted: Sun, February 06, 2011
  • Updated: Sun, February 06, 2011

  • Reported By: Melissa — Brooksville Florida United States of America
Friendly Finance Auto Sales
8532 US Highway 19 New Port Richey, Florida United States of America

Friendly Finance Auto Sales SOLD US A BAD CAR, USED ADDITIVES TO MAKE IT RUN GOOD New Port Richey, Florida

*Consumer Comment: Master Mechanic Jim here

*Consumer Comment: Frivolous Complaint

*Consumer Comment: ALL used cars in FL are "as-is", unless written warranty provided

*Consumer Comment: Quote The Florida Law!

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My husband and I purchased a car that we thought was a little overpriced at this rip off dealership. We purchased it because we had been looking for a car like this for a while and this was the only "decent" one we saw. We thought it was decent until we drove it off the lot! Shortly after having the car the air lifters needed serviced and so did the Air Conditioning. The dealer fixed the AC but took it to another rip off shop to supposedly have the air lifters fixed. The air lifters were never fixed by this rip off shop. They oiled them up real good then they went out of business. They said their "work" was under warrantly however the shop closed, owner nowhere to be found therefore we are stuck with a car with bad air lifters. Shortly after this problem we started having problems with the shell gear mount. We called Friendly Finance and they told us too bad. The car was purchased as is..which is against the law in Florida. Some guarantee had to be offered. We will be pursuing that more legally with this company. Anyway the shell gear mount cost us $1100 to fix out of our own pocket. Shortly after that we had oil leaks, transmission fluid leaks, radiator leaks and eventually the motor blew costing us another $3,000 to fix.

DO NOT SHOP AT FRIENDLY FINANCE. EMAIL ME AND I'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT OUR HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Master Mechanic Jim here

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

Just what the hell are "Air Lifters" there's no such thing standard, or did you get an "Obama mobile" like this one
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#2 Consumer Comment

Frivolous Complaint

AUTHOR: Jacob - (USA)

First of all, when you buy a used item from a private party, it is an as-is sale EVERYWHERE. Some states like Massachusets offer additional protections, but your claim that "all as-is sales are illegal" is laughable.

Now, your case involves a dealership rather than a private party, so there can be some cases where they do have to give a warranty, but it is certainly not universal. If you bought the car without a warranty, then it is indeed as-is, and instead of calling the dealer a "rip off" you should be filing a complaint against yourself for being stupid enough to buy a used car without having a mechanic look at it.
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#3 Consumer Comment

ALL used cars in FL are "as-is", unless written warranty provided

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

Under FLORIDA LAW, all used cars are sold on an as-is basis unless a written warranty is provided at time of sale.

To the OP, did you not thoroughly test drive this vehicle BEFORE buying it??

Stupid + Lazy does not = "rip off".
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#4 Consumer Comment

Quote The Florida Law!

AUTHOR: Jim - (USA)

Where is it written it is illegal to sell a car "AS IS" in Florida?  I've never heard of this law and would be interested to see where you've come up with this.
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