Report: #1067495

Complaint Review: Tempest Motors Inc

  • Submitted: Tue, July 16, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, July 16, 2013
  • Reported By: Stephen — Marshallville Ohio
  • Tempest Motors Inc
    1776 S. Main Street
    Akron, Ohio

Tempest Motors Inc Sold 1997 Toyota Corolla that require repairs before it could be driven Akron Ohio

*General Comment: Sad really.

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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)

 BBB Processing

 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.

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#1 General Comment

Sad really.

AUTHOR: Tyg - ()

 First of all the Kelly Blue Book is only a guide on pricing. Its not a definative book. Its what the SUGGESTED price is. A dealership can offer a used car at any price they wish. Second....ALL used cars are sold as is UNLESS a warrenty comes with the purchase or a warrenty was purchased at the time of sale.

That being said, you can post and complain all you like but if they have you on file and your signature on the paperwork, you really dont have a leg to stand on. They have you by the short and curlies. EVERY single repair you have done is the recommended repairs for ANY used vehicle. I doubt that you will be able to get anything for the repairs as they have your signature stateing that you understand the vehicle is AS IS.

As for the BBB, you would have more luck getting money back standing outside the dealership with some freinds and picketing. The BBB IS NOT A REGULATORY AGENCY!!! They are a consumer advocacy group. THEY HAVE NO POWER!!!!!!! Companies can PAY for a favorable grade. Youre barking up the wrong tree there.

Like I said, picket them. You will see more for your efforts then sitting at home complaining to a website.

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