• Report: #699625

Complaint Review: River City Auto Sales, LLC

  • Submitted: Thu, February 24, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, February 24, 2011

  • Reported By: Thomas — Eureka California United States of America
River City Auto Sales, LLC
612 Galveston St West Sacramento, California United States of America

River City Auto Sales, LLC Ruby Young and partners deal autos online as private party but sell from car lot or Target parking lot using deceptive tactics and do not disclose legally with regards to as is sales. West Sacramento, California

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We bought a car on line from these people. We thought is was a private owner as it was posted online. Turns out it was an LLC partnership disguised as a private owner. Granted we bought the car as is and paid to have it shipped 300 miles to our town.

When the car showed up, it looked fine (on the outside). We took it to our mechanic to have it checked out because it was a replacement car for our daughter. The mechanic began to find repairs that needed to be made, which was understandable.

The deeper he dug, the more problems. But reasonably minor. The battery was a 420 CCA. MFG. recommends a 500-650 CCA battery. The battery looked new but you couldn't tell because none of the month or day tabs were  punched. The headlights pulsed and some of the internal electronics were not working properly.

After the mechanic was done to the tune of $1500.00, We took it to an electrician because my wife said the car smelled like it was getting hot or something might be burning. The electrician found that the car had an electrical fire at some point. The entire wiring harness was jerry-rigged together and the fuse box was altered with higher amp fuses to cover it up so things wouldn't bl ow.

After we called the "dealer" she was seemingly concerned and sounded as though she was willing to make it right. She stated repeatedly she needed to talk to her husband first though before committing to anything. That was not the case however when she was informed how much the bill was going to be.

Basically we were told, "Well, too bad, you bought it as is, now it's your problem.

The address of this business has changed many times as we suspect they do this to people alot. When the heat is on, they pack up and move a few miles away to avoid detection so there's no way to keep track of them. They're address on Galveston St is more than likely their home. Even the Better Business Bureau can't keep up with these people.

Oh, the bill to have the cars wiring harness replaced?.....$2000.00. We bought the car for 3800.

We're in it for 3500 already.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/24/2011 07:37 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/River-City-Auto-Sales-LLC/West-Sacramento-California-95691/River-City-Auto-Sales-LLC-Ruby-Young-and-partners-deal-autos-online-as-private-party-but-699625. 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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