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Complaint Review: LA Cars Repo Inc
LA Cars Repo Inc7825 Sepulveda Blvd Van Nuys, California United States of America
LA Cars Repo Inc Con artist who prey on people with low income. They talk fast and try to take your cash Van Nuys, California
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Anyway I searched online for a car after being turned down by regular dealerships.
LA Cars Repo Inc. appeared on allot of the searches I did for specific cars in my price range. They advertise as being a dealership that had in-house financing for all credit types. The advertisement on craigslist leads u to believe they will help you as long as u have a down payment and a paycheck. I called them up talked to a guy named Chris he gave me the phone number of the finance manager Big Mike who I explained my situation to. [continued below]....
We test drove it. I asked him about a warranty he said it was only for 30 days. If we wanted more we had to pay 800 bucks for 1 yr. That seemed ok. My friend decided he would inspect the car and test drive it for me since I had the baby with me. He came back and said it was legit and lets get started on the paperwork. I started to ask questions about the price of the car and he said it was $5,550? I said the ad and website said $3,988 ? Sal claimed since I wasn't going to pay cash the price jumps up to $5,500. I wasn't happy about this but I said it would all depend on the payments for the next 12 months. He assured me the payments would be affordable. So we wnt inside to write up the paperwork. After being there over and hour and still not finding out the payment Sal kept pressuring me for more money down even though we discussed 1000 down over the phone and in person when i got there. I told him I was only paid once a month but he kept saying he needed 500 more dollars in 3 weeks from me in order for me to take the car. i told him I simply had only 1000 so if he couldn't do this car then suggest another one that cost less. I got the list of cars out again and he suggested I take the red focus it was the same yr same amount of miles.
I asked him why the red one and not the blue one there practically the same the blue was stick and had cloth seats the red was automatic and had leather like seats. I asked him how much the red one cost and he said $5,550? I said so u mean to tell me there the same price? I looked at my list and the red one was priced at $2,988. So if the blue one was $3,988 why would I pay $5,550 for both and why could they finance one and not the other without additional down payment?>
Sal said it was due to the blue focus having rims and it was in better condition physically. I told him the rims aren't even nice but if u want take them off the car I don't want them. So since the red focus was dented on the driver side fender and the back wheel well and back bumper they could sell it to me at the same price as the "nicer" focus without more money down. This made no sense to me, there were numerous cars on the lot in the same price range or lower but they insisted on selling me something i did not want. Needless to say my friend got pissed off told me to grab all my paperwork and leave. The whole time I was there they never told me the monthly payment. I wanted to get a car but the cars on the lot had issues to begin with that I overlooked because I needed a vehicle. For example the blue focus had no radio face on the car stereo. I asked Sal about it and he said they had it inside the office. However when my friend test drove it he told him it didn't have one. The trunk on that car would not open and was stuck. It took a while to open and then didn't shut properly. The inside panel was missing on all 4 doors on the red focus.
It just seems to me that they lie and practice shady dealings over at LA Cars Repo Inc. The main thing that should have indicated he was a bad salesman was he never took off his dark sunglasses the entire time we were there. He was on his cell phone talking to a friend while i was at the table trying to find out the payments. We told him we wanted to get a car and if he wanted the deal to work we wanted to get the blue car with $1000 down or no deal. Sal didn't even try to fight for our business he just kept pushing the crappiest car. I didn't feel it was safe or reliable for me and my baby. If they pull this kind of crap at this dealership imagine what the payments would have been. Whatever u do no matter how desperately u need a car stay away from LA Cars Repo Inc they are the worst and there cars are crap there dented reek of horrible stench have extreme miles on all of them, are missing parts and pieces and have been smoked in continuously. You will talk to several people over the phone that tell u that you are approved then when u get there you are approved but just not for the car you want. These are all lemons in my opinion. Stay AWAY...
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/03/2010 02:23 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/LA-Cars-Repo-Inc/Van-Nuys-California-91405/LA-Cars-Repo-Inc-Con-artist-who-prey-on-people-with-low-income-They-talk-fast-and-try-to-549009. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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