• Report: #1077703

Complaint Review: Atlantic Motors llc

  • Submitted: Wed, August 21, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, August 21, 2013

  • Reported By: Calvin — allentown Pennsylvania
Atlantic Motors llc
520 Watertown Ave, Waterbury, Connecticut USA

Atlantic Motors llc False information, photos taken in front of another showroom no showroom cars are not inspected Waterbury Connecticut

*Author of original report: Photo's, Discription & Questions

*Consumer Comment: Did You?

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When i arrived the car had damage to body not disclosed, when i was leaving "it was getting dark) the headlights did not work, the seller fixed with switch from another car that was the same type. after the switched was fixed the battery light cam on, seller tested battery and replaced from another car, when that didn’t work the got a new battery and installed. Without checking they closed the hood and said everything was ok. Mechanic onsite said the tester was bad but the voltage was low. Leaving @ 9:30 pm in a heavy rain i got about 70 miles away and the car shut down on route 684 which after 2 hours sitting in a dead car @ 10:30 pm waiting for a tow truck i learned it was a restricted highway and the police had to be called to get a tow truck. @ 1:30 i was dropped off at a hotel and my car was taken away. The next day i learned the alternator was bad and it would take hours to get one and the garage declined to work on it. [continued below]....

..... After text messages back and forth to the seller i was told to tow it back and the would replace it, probably with one from the donor car, which i refused because i was out $161.00 for towing and 70 mi from them and 130 mi from home. i got the battery charged and drove the car until i was in range of my towing service and had the car towed. after further examination of a rattle i was told that the catalytic converters were bad and would need to get them fixed to pass emissions. on further inspection there were some body damage that was not disclosed.
If you read the description one would thing that it was driven and was ready to drive, in fact if you take the mileage that is in the photo and subtract the miles i put on this car you can bet they discover the alternator issue, and this is more evident to me now because when i opened the hood the battery cover was off and was told it was jumped because it was sitting. if i drove off at 7:30 when i tried to leave i would have been stuck in the dark rainy night. with a mechanic on site that night that changed the light switch and tested the battery with a service manual open they knew that the voltage should be @ 14 volts not the 10 volts they were seeing which was blamed on the battery.
i tried to contact the seller when i got stuck but the phone was either off or out of cell service. As much as they were trying to make things right in the end I was at my expense, the text says it all "you pay for the towing back to us and we will change the alternator” not counting my time and unexpected hotel stay. My last message to them was send me the alternator and I will get it changed but got no reply.
As far as the rattle, it was dismissed as a heat shield that needed to be tightened.
There were parts missing from the dash, which they offered to replace, we went online and they order the parts, I waited three weeks and still no parts. I have come to the conclusion that they never really ordered the parts.
when i filed a claim with paypal the seller said that the altanator was working and failed after 90 miles which was not trun since the mechanic they had there to replace the battery tested the output and it was only 10 volts 4 shy of what the manual that he had open stated "14v".

this place takes parts from other cars to try to fix issues, i could not return back to them becsue a faailed altanator will cause the car to stop running as you can see above. it was a scary experence in a car that small.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/21/2013 08:00 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Atlantic-Motors-llc/Waterbury-Connecticut-067089/Atlantic-Motors-llc-False-information-photos-taken-in-front-of-another-showroom-no-showr-1077703. 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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AUTHOR: Calvin - ()

Everything looked good and questions didnt reveal that you cant drive it at night becasue the headlam switch didnt work and the alteranator was not charging the battery.

they seemed to want to fix the few little things but when the mechanic put the new battery in and closed the hood he knew that i was not going to make it far at night in the rain with the ac on.

i guess my problem is if you have a mechanic there saying it was good to go and i didnt make it 60 miles, how many other cars are they selling that have issues they know about but refuse to disclose.

and to be put out on the road 150 miles from home with a defective altanator like that is irresposible.

Up for sale we have a 2002 Porsche Boxter Convertible. This Boxter was just traded-in for a newer car. The car runs and drives very good. It features the H-6 2.7L motor. The engine fires right up each time and it sounds solid and very healthy. The 5-Speed Manual transmission shifts thru all the gears like butter and the clutch grabs strong. The car is clean inside out and it has a clean carfax/title with no accidents. We can always fax you a copy upon request. The convertible top is automatic and it opens and closes as it should with no issues. The tires look like they've just been replaced recently and they have a lot of good tread left on them. The brakes are nice and firm and the rotors do not pulsate. This is a low mileage boxter with no check engine lights on dash no service reminders no stories! Miles: 74,XXX Any questions message us.

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Just curious...did you check this car out BEFORE you bought it??? 

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