Uptown Motor's owner admitted in court that his road test was only driving the car ten feet back and forth in his garage.
A road test is supposed to on the road at least around the block but it is usually at least a quarter a mile and most of the time more than that for the purpose of determining that the repairs made to the vehicle are proper and that the car is operating properly and is in good condition with no problems. Driving the car back and forth ten feet in the garage can not do that.
Andy Buczek only drove my car back and forth ten feet after making his negligent and faulty repairs on my 1961 Chrysler 300G classic car but he lumpted a road test in his chages in his bill - I consider this fraudulent.
The result of his negligence in working on my classic car was that the transmission exploded costing me two thousand dollars in repairs. He refused to take responsibility for his negligence and I had to sue him. [continued below]....
..... At the trial the expert testified that Uptown Motors was negligent in making the repairs. Sadly, the judge who was a woman with no knowledge of cars said that the car was old and disregarded the expert who testified that it was Uptown's fault and found for Uptown despite it being their fault.
Here is the sad story about Andy Buczek's faulty work and his stubborn refusal to even talk with the expert about his negligence.
My classic 1961 Chrysler 300G was stalling and would not run so I had it towed to Uptown Motors located at 327 East 84th Street in New York City to have it repaired and put into proper operating condition. I did not limit the work. I wanted whatever work was necessary to get the car put into proper operating condition. According to the expert, what was wrong with the car was that the carburetors were gunked up and needed to be completely rebuilt.
Andy Buczek did not realize the carburetors needed rebuilding and what he did was to increase the idle speed of the car from its proper idle speed of 850 rpm to 2500 rpm to get it overcome its stalling. According to the expert, this idle speed would cause the transmission to blow up which it did after I took the car out of Uptown Motor's garage after picking it up after it being "repaired" and drove it for two blocks.
I told Andy Buczek what the expert said and he refused to take responsibility saying that he told me that the transmission was "locking up." But the expert said that even if the transmission was "locking up" which it wasn't, this would not result in the transmission blowing up, that it was setting the idle speed to 2500 rpm with Andy admitted to.
I asked Andy Buczek to turn my claim for his negligence over to his insurance company and he refused. So I sued him. He did not turn this lawsuit over to his insurance company but defended it with his own lawyer at this own expense paying I suspect much more in legal fees that it would have cost to pay my claim. He refused to speak to my expert who would have explained to him what he did wrong. Andy is a very stubborn and stupid man who does negligent work and refuses to take adult responsibility for his mistakes.
The worst part of the story is his lumping a charge for a road test and then not doing what is normally considered a road test. According to my expert, driving a car back and forth ten feet in a garage is not a road test. Calling it a road test and lumping a charge for a road test in my opinion is a scam and a fraud.
Does Andy Buczek do this for all his so-called road tests. Is the car you bring to his repair shop being really road tested after being repaired? He testified in court that his road test was driving the car ten feet back and forth. Beware of Andy Buczek and his Uptown Motors. He is a ripoff charging for a road test that wasn't really a road test.
BEWARE OF UPTOWN MOTORS AND ITS OWNER ANDY BUCZEK.