We bought a Suburu Legacy Outback (1999) from these folks. We lost a business a few years back, had to file bankruptcy and so our credit was not so good and that is how we eneded up there.
The car's check engine light was on. The windshield was cracked along the bottom, there was body work done to it that was very obvious - but other than that some minor dings and dents. According to Edmunds.com , the car was in "Average" condition and appraisal below. TO INVESTIGATE:
150 SE 82nd Ave
Portland OR 97216
EDMUNDS APPRAISAL http://www.edmunds.com/subaru/legacy/1999/tmv-appraise-results.html TRADE IN PRIVATE TRADE IN DEALER
RETAIL 2391 3071 4205
NATIONAL BASE PRICE 54 65 102
OPTIONAL 16 20 30
EQUIPMENT 38 42 72
ANTI THEFTALARM 16 20 30
AM/FM/CD AUDIO SYSTEM 38 48 72
COLOR -3 -4 -4
ADJUSTMENT 65 83 114
REGIONAL ADJUSTMENT 38 48 72
MILEAGE ADJUSTMENT -985 -985 -985
CONDITION ADJUSTMENT -771 -974 -1305 TOTAL $771 $751 $2127
After financing, we ended up with an almost 10,000 debt for a $2,000 car. The car drove OK but the check engine light was on so it would not DEQ. One day the dealership sent a "DEQ" mechanic to my job to get the car - to fix the check-engine light and have it DEQ'd.
When they returned 2.5 hrs later, they called from the parking lot, said it would not DEQ, they had an emergency, my keys were on the floor, the DEQ money was hanging out the ashtray, car unlocked and they were long gone. 10 minutes later "DEQ" Don called me at my desk and told me I had "clutch" problems. I did NOT have clutch problems when I drove the car to work.
When I got in my car to go home, I could still smell it burning and barely made it home including almost getting hit by other cars when trying to go on a green light. The number they called from was 5033965152 - Michelle Turner - she was driving. We called Metro Motors when we got home, my husband Otto talked to someone there and they said they would repair the clutch.
The next day we called to see when they could do that, and they said it was not their responsibility and the most they would do
would be to charge us wholesale price. So now we are into a $256.00 a month car payment, full coverage insurance and with an undrivable car. We took the car to the lot, asked to speak with management - he wanted to get us into another car AND give us an estimate on the repair the the clutch that THEY broke.
After over a week, he was still trying to get us into another car - did not want to tie up his shop fixing the clutch - and we just asked for the estimate on the clutch and who was going to pay for it. He said he would ONLY charge us $375.00 to fix the clutch THEY broke. We had to pay the money UP FRONT or they would not touch it.
Keep n mind, THEY broke the clutch.
Sunday the car was ready to be picked up. We drove up there and the first thing we saw ws the driver's side mirror busted and completely hanging off the car. There was a fresh new dent in the right hand fender with white paint still showing. The windsheild was now cracked all the way to the top, not just along the bottom as it was when we bougth it.
I was angry and marched in there and called them and was not pleasant to them at all. I told them they needed to fix the car. They said some lady had driven by, hit the car and they had been "kind" enough to get the information for us to turn in on our insurance and when I was hostile about that whole deal,
Titan (THE MANAGER) demanded I leave his property.
In addition, they burned up $30.00 worth of gas I had. This is not a good way to do business.
Please investigate them. Honest hard working people fall on hard times and folks like these prey on us. There must be something you can do. We have spent every dime we have on that car.