My story begins in 2010 when I purchased a Dodge Viper from Mercedes Benz of Delray Beach, FL. Initially I financed the car and a month or so later I paid it off. Just after paying it off I am hit with a lawsuit by Chrysler Financial saying they want the car and I do not own it.
Immediately I go to Mercedes of Delray and the manager, Ralph Mesa, tells me "don't worry, we will make this right". Chrysler states the orignal owner of the car defaulted on the loan and then the car was sold by a towing company and then traded in to Mercedes of Delray who sold me the car. The Chryler lawsuit had been going on since early 2009, long before I bought the car.
I have offered to MB Delray since day 1 to take the car back and get me out of this. I did not buy a lawsuit, I bought a Viper. They refused and now after trying to work things out with Chrysler, I am suing AutoNation and MB Delray. Their attorney, Richard Ivers, rather than helping keeps filing Motions to Dismiss and drag this out for me.
I am up to $20K in legal debt because of them and have a car I cannot sell. I have written to the AutoNation CEO, Mike Jackson and he has never responded to me, despite responding online to others. We now have another hearing date set for late November and that is just to get passed another one of their Motions to Dismiss.
How much longer can this go on? If they wanted to do the right thing they should have taken the car back and worked it out with Chrysler. I even suggested given me a car of equal value...still they won't do anything.
They are going to spend more fighting this then it would have cost to make it right. Until a court decides I have what amounts to a $70K paperweight in my garage thanks to AutoNation and Mercedes of Delray. Every GM at other dealers I have spoken to said they would have taken the car back. I guess AutoNation And MB Delray could care less.