On October 14, 2012 my husband and I entered Advantage Nissan in Westbury to shop around for an SUV. After test driving a Rogue SV, began negotiating the price with James, the sales person. Finally, James and us agreed on $24,000 for a 2012 Rogue SV minus a $7,000 trade for a total of $17,000 to be financed for 5 years. My husband and I using the calculator on our cell phone also came to more and less the same amount. After a long wait, we finally met with the finance person named John Rodriguez. I explained the deal we agreed on with the salesman. He listened, nodded and said : Your payment will be 300. 61 for 60 months. When I got back home from the dealership I reviewed the forms. Thats when I came across a form that seemed like the bill of sale, which I dont recall signing or seeing before. The price of the car was listed as 28,000+. I was charged for extended warranty and an interest rate of 5.9%. I was given a 59 month payment of 300.61 and one last balloon payment of 10,800. When we went back, John Rodriguez said, you should have looked what you were signing.
The car was sold to me under false pretenses. I decided to report this to the office of attorney general for investigation. I am pretty sure that I am not the only one who is ever been taken by a car salesman. However, I believe that this unethical behavior has to stop and that can only be stopped if we, the consumer, tell our side of story to the officials whose job is to protect the consumers. If you are reading this post and have a similar story please report it to the attorney general. The authorities will take action if they see a pattern.