ED Magedson – Founder
Pana Motors439 W Ben White Blvd Austin, Texas USA
Pana Motors Pana Motors Austin, Jofrett Blackman,Martha Mares BUYER BEWARE, SELLING LEMONS, ILLEGAL REPOSESSION Austin Texas
Buyer BEWARE! I purchased a 2000 Chevy Blazer from Pana Motors in January.
In March I discovered that the tires that were sold to me as "new" (this was listed on their website as a selling point of this vehicle) were actually 12 years old. $485 later, I had 4 new tires because the ones on the vehicle were dry rotted and unsafe.
In June the water pump started leaking, another $400 spent and within 24 hours the intake manifold gasket blew and the car was spewing antifreeze from the top of the motor. At this point, I took it back to Pana Motors and parked it on their lot to repair. The vehicle was still running at this point.
In July I finally got my Blazer back, and within 24 hours (seems like a theme) it broke down again, dead in the road this time and it would not restart for anything so I had to have someone push my vehicle back to my home. The battery was completely dead, I was told probably due to the mechanic that had it for more than a week leaving it on a concrete floor. Another $95 spent for a new battery. After replacing the battery, the vehicle had the exact same problem.
They sent the same mechanic to my home to check out the car yesterday, since it is not running and could not be taken there after it has sat for more than a week, only to be told as far as he can tell the motor is blown. Really? Is this guy even a real mechanic because I saw him put a plastic bottle over the motor yesterday when he was trying to get it to start!
Now I'm out $1500 deposit, $1500 in payments I've made, $485 for new tires, $95 for a new battery, $400 for the water pump repair and now they have added an additional $419 to my $1600 balance to pay for the intake gasket replacement AND I HAVE NOT HAD A RUNNING VEHICLE IN ALMOST 2 MONTHS!
All for a car that was originally listed for sale at $3000 that didn't last 5 months!
Have a REAL mechanic check out anything you purchase from this lot.
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