Report: #632873

Complaint Review: palm tradeing group auto sales

  • Submitted: Wed, August 18, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, August 19, 2010
  • Reported By: wendy — debary Florida United States of America
  • palm tradeing group auto sales
    377 E. SR 434
    Longwood, Florida
    United States of America

palm tradeing group auto sales Sold me a car knowing the transmission was shot, and had the codes wiped from the memory. Longwood , Florida

*Consumer Comment: Buyers Guide

*Author of original report: not according to the state of florida

*Consumer Comment: What is that?

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on 7-24-2010 i brought a used car from this place, the biggest mistake of my life, the very next day the transmission started acting up, we decided to take the car amoco the following weds. when we picked the car up we were informed that the codes had been removed from the memory and that it was missing 2nd gear, 3rd gear and 4th gear, i then contacted the people at the place and them what was going on, friday we took the car in to them and i explained what i was told by amoco, chris informed us that it must of been all amoco and that they were lying. i tried to get them to either fix the transmission or return my money, they only wanted to use their guy to have the transmission fixed told me it would cost me 1200.00 out of pocket. i told them no i wasn't doing it. i informed them of the fact that they violated the used car law and they said they didn't care we got the car as is and they don't have to do anything. they had my car for over 3 weeks, and never contacted us, never did anything.

i would never trust these people, they are scammers and liars.
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#1 Consumer Comment

Buyers Guide

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

   The FTC law was the one I was referring to.  It's the paper that tells you you're buying the car "as is" without a warranty.   They usually have you sign or initial it as part of the paperwork process.   Dealers actually like this law because the paper overrides anything they verbally told you about the car.  It also recommends having the car inspected by an independent mechanic.

   Most states have UDAP laws, but they're mostly "feel good" laws that don't really do much.  You're going to have to come up with some proof that the dealer knew about the problem beforehand.  Even if you can get forensic evidence that the codes were removed, you're also going to have to prove that it was the dealer that did it.   They, of course, are going to claim that the car was running fine when they owned it.   If you took it for a test drive and subsequently bought it, that's going to bolster their case.

   I have no doubt that they sold you a piece of junk.   I'm just saying that it's going to be an uphill battle trying to get your money back.   

   There's no substitute for having a prospective used car inspected by an independent mechanic before buying.   It doesn't cost much and they can easily find big problems like this.  It's cheap insurance.

  Good luck.

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#2 Author of original report

not according to the state of florida

AUTHOR: wendy - (United States of America)

your right it isn't the lemon law. but here ya go

Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices Every state has an Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) law. These laws can often be used even if the used car is sold "as is," as long as the dealer is guilty of a verbal deception or a failure to disclose information about the vehicle.

they sold me a vehicle knowing the transmission was messed up.

and then there is this.

FTC Used Car Rule The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Used Car Rule requires dealers to post a Buyers Guide in every Florida used car they sell, including light-duty vans, light-duty trucks, demonstrators, and program cars. The Buyers Guide becomes part of your sales contract and overrides any conflicting provisions in your contract.

guess what there wasn't one of those either..and when i asked i was told they don't pay for them.

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#3 Consumer Comment

What is that?

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

"i informed them of the fact that they violated the used car law"

   What is the "used car law"?    Federal law requires that they tell you in writing that the car is being sold "as is" with no expressed warranties.  You probably had to sign a paper to that effect.  That means that you'd better get the car checked out by an independent mechanic before you buy, because once you sign on the dotted line, any problems are yours.


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