- Report: #468845
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Complaint Review: Coyote Classics
Coyote Classics702 N 1st. Ste. 1 Greene, Iowa U.S.A.
Coyote Classics Grossly over stated car condition & told direct lies in answering specific questions I presented Greene Iowa
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The sell price was appx. $10,999. After researching values I offered less than $10,000, & settled on $10,300.
The actual purchase took 3 or 4 months, as I wanted to make certain that I was not going to be burned in my selection of this 55 Ford.
The seller posted many photos of the car which I studied carefully for hours every day. There were several items in particular that I found troublesome.
In every instance I asked for explanations. In every instance the explanations given turned out to be bold faced lies. This car was claimed to be a great running car & a show winner. The list of glaring flaws is lengthy, but a few of the worst are as follows:
Engine is powerless & smokes heavily
Transmission wines & clunks
Paint is poor amateur quality at best, full of horrible patches, runs, overspray, & chips.
Upholstery consists of cheap seat covers over broken down springs, several tears, & a near comical headliner installation.
I have been able to drive the car far less than 100 miles since I got it, & it sets in my garage broken down again as I write.
Trim pieces, emblems, armrests, sunvisors, air breather, trunk liner, bumper jack, usable spare, & bumper guards are missing.
Visible rust at the rocker panels & along the roof lines continue to cause destruction. Gaps on panels & doors seem to indicate a front end crash in it's past
The bumpers are both rusted & apparently sprayed with paint in an effort to cover.
The front crossmember is rusted through, steering is very sloppy, & brakes are bad.
All of these items were explained as normal for a car this old. All of this after I was assured that the cosmetic items were bad camera lighting & mechanically it was perfect. Prior to discovering that this car is way, way, way, worse than described I accepted appx. $700. from seller in order to pick up missing trim & misc. parts. I was to quit complaining & leave Coyote alone. A year later knowing that I have been totally ripped off I must make every effort to remedy the situation.
Wife is recently unemployed & as I was at the purchase time I am disabled.
This owner (Mr. Chad Austin) knew my dire financial & medical situation & not unlike the Madoffs of the world he allowed greed to disrupt my life, empty my life savings & cause repurcussions far beyond anything I imagined.
American Canyon, California
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/12/2009 03:44 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Coyote-Classics/Greene-Iowa-50636-7707/Coyote-Classics-Grossly-over-stated-car-condition-told-direct-lies-in-answering-specific-468845. 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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