• Report: #1081247
Complaint Review:

Settle Auto Sales

  • Submitted: Tue, September 03, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, September 03, 2013

  • Reported By: John — Fort Wayne Indiana
Settle Auto Sales
4737 State Road 930 E. Fort Wayne, Indiana USA

Settle Auto Sales Listed and Sold Car as Excellent Condition 4500.00 that required 3500.00 in repair. Fort Wayne Indiana

*Consumer Comment: Questions

*Consumer Comment: Just Wondering

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My Wife took in her 2001 Mecury Sable for trade for a 2004 TrailBlazer. She paid top price 4,500.00 by Kelly Blue book for a Trail Blazer in Excellent condition. After a day of driving found it to be rattling and took it to an auto shop to be looked over.

1. They found the Air conditioner compressor was missing.

2. They found that all of the Shocks and struts were nearly total worn out.

3. They found Sway bars and tie rods all loose in need of replacement.

4. They found that all fluids were in poor condition including transmission, powersteering and oil.

5. When my wife left the lot it seemed strange to me that it was with an empty tank of gas in her newly purchased vehicle.

Total = estimated repair = $2384.00

The trade in Value we were assesed for our 2001 Mercury sable was the lowest possible trade in value. 

What we recieved was not a vehicle in Excellent Condition as the advertisement led us to believe as as the sales person persuaded my wife to percieve of the Trailblazer. In fact she was pursuaded to trade in her vehicle for under its value and to purchase the trailblazer for above it actual real value.

I just want to warn you that this company has no ethical intention in selling you a running vehicle. When I brought this information to Settle. They asked me to bring the vehicle in to them so that they could inspect it. They told me that they would not take the word of Hires Automotive on the actual condition of the Trailblazer. Hires Automotive is an outstanding autoshop that can be trusted and we have trusted for many years with the service of our vehicles. 

I simple wish to warn anyone against the idea that you can Settle for Better with Settle Auto Sales. Look at what we have had to Settle with.

It seems very wrong to me that in today's world car dealers are allowed to be so dishonest and that they are rewarded and feed from the trust of others. This practice needs to be regulated and suspended for its total lack of integrity. I for one can not comprehend why it is allowed to go on unchecked.

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AUTHOR: coast - ()

"Hires Automotive is an outstanding autoshop that can be trusted and we have trusted for many years with the service of our vehicles."

Why didn't you request a pre-purchase vehicle inspection from an outstanding auto shop that you have trusted for many years with the service of your vehicles?

Why did you write, "required 3500.00 in repair" but then later wrote, "Total = estimated repair = $2384.00"? Why do you consider 3500.00 and 2384.00 to be the same number?

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AUTHOR: Jim - ()

How did the fluid levels check out prior to the test drive?  How did the air conditioner work on that same test drive and were there rattles then?

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