ED Magedson – Founder
Tempest Motors Inc1776 S. Main Street Akron, Ohio USA
Tempest Motors Inc Sold 1997 Toyota Corolla that require repairs before it could be driven Akron Ohio
A** file with the Akron BBB:
Purchased a used 1997 Toyota corolla for $3200 that required $1675.70 of repairs to make the car safe to drive. Toyota corolla purchased on May 28,2013, for $3200.00
Required: two front brake rotors $93.48 purchased 6/12/2013, two rear struts $144.95 purchased 6/18/13, two rear stabilizer links $47.98 purchased 6/25/13. Timing belt replaced,valve cover gasket, two fuel lines, fuel filter, two rear brake lines,and mechanic labor charge $1389.38 purchased 7/8/13.
Consumer's Desired Resolution:
Car was listed as being in excellent condition, obviously was not. Seeking a settlement of half the repair costs ($837.85)
07/09/2013 web BBB Case Received by BBB
07/10/2013 mdw BBB Case Reviewed by BBB - Member
07/10/2013 Otto EMAIL Send Acknowledgement to Consumer
07/10/2013 Otto EMAIL Notify Business of Dispute - Member
07/10/2013 WEB BBB RECEIVE BUSINESS RESPONSE : We are sorry Mr. DelCiappo had issues with the vehicle he purchased from us. We never heard from him with any concerns. We never list a vehicle as excellent. He test drove this vehicle before purchasing it and had he asked he could have taken it to his mechanic before buying it. This vehicle was sold AS_IS -NO WARRANTY. We have the buyers guide that Mr DelCiappo signed on file if needed.
07/11/2013 mdw EMAIL Forward Business response to Consumer
07/16/2013 mdw BBB MORE INFO RECEIVED FROM THE CONSUMER : (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
The Kelly Blue book value for 1997 Toyota Corolla with 165000 miles with all of the vehicle options, in excellent conditions is $2600. Tempest Motors listed this car for sale at $3300, therefore Tempest Motors must have assumed the vehicle to be in excellent condition. I personally do not have a mechanic on hand and do most of my own car repairs, the struts and rotors I did replace, the other work had to be done by a mechanic. I being the buyer do assume 1/2 of the cost to repair this vehicle, Tempest Motors as the seller assume no responsiblity and other potential buyers from Tempest Motors, should be made aware of their business ethics.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/16/2013 01:55 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/tempest-motors-inc/akron-ohio-44301/tempest-motors-inc-sold-1997-toyota-corolla-that-require-repairs-before-it-could-be-drive-1067495. 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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