Report: #939233

Complaint Review: DRIVETIME CAR SALEs

  • Submitted: Mon, September 10, 2012
  • Updated: Sun, November 26, 2017
  • Reported By: LYNN SMITH — JONESBORO Georgia United States of America
    6800 Jonesboro Rd
    morrow, Georgia
    United States of America

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Please whatever you do AVOID this dealership. PLEASE. Back in 2008 I had bought a car well it did not last long due to I lost my job. The day I was told that I was being laid off aka fired. I called them as I was walking out of the door and told them to get the car. Needless to say they didnt until a month latter after harrassing me for the car. When I told them everytime they called to get the car. Now it is good ol 2012. The car is on my credit as a repo and now they are trying to sue me. Forcing me to file bankruptcy. If there are any lawyers reading this please contact me. ASAP Please avoid this company what ever you do. (((REDACTED))) Please avoid this company.
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#1 General Comment

Everyone has?

AUTHOR: TheOriginalJerk - (USA)

 I think I'm part of everyone. Let me check. Yep, I'm part. I don't have credit problems. In 2008 I was ground zero for the financial crisis. I worked specifically in the mortgage lending industry. Started selling assets and dumping debt quick. Walked back and forth to work. No internet or cable, ramen noodles for dinners and so on. Yes I actually did this until I was back on my feet, found a good paying job in 2011, rode the bus for another year to make sure everything was good then bought a car. It's a Chevy Equinox, 2013. If you are responsible you can avoid credit issues. The trick is to plan for everything. As far as DT customer service goes. Hope the poster doesn't take that print out to court. Your atty might not like it.

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#2 Author of original report


AUTHOR: Drivetime ( - (USA)

You would choose to live in your car? Really???? I am sorry but I have kids and I will not let them go without a home. Crazy people on here o yea and FYI DRIVETIME CUSTOMER SERVICE no one likes drivetime. No need to leave the number anyway. Custome care never solves anything.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

DriveTime Customer Service

AUTHOR: DriveTime Customer Service - (United States of America)

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. 

The actions described in your post are clearly not meeting DriveTime's standard of customer service and support.  DriveTime strives to make each customers experience both rewarding and pleasant while ensuring that every customer is treated with the utmost respect. 

Please contact customer service at 888-290-0148 and we will work to get this issue resolved.

Thank you, 



Customer Service

Toll Free 888-290-0148

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#4 Consumer Comment

Oh No

AUTHOR: The Outlaw Josey Wales - (United States of America)

 coast made a grammar mistake, will be kick out of the team
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#5 Consumer Comment

A different view on that statement

AUTHOR: coast - (USA)

"when it comes down to paying rent or a car note. Which one wuld you really choose?"

You should pay the car note before the rent because you can live in your car but you can't drive your house to work.
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#6 Author of original report

YES Thats correct

AUTHOR: Drivetime ( - (USA)

Like I have said once before no ones job is guaranteed. Everyone is not perfect. Just a thought to keep in mind when trying to purchase a vehicle. Do your research. but when it comes down to paying rent or a car note. Which one wuld you really choose? You can always get another car but it is harder trying to get another home for your family. Have a bless day everyone.
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#7 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Ramjet - (U.S.A.)

You said "Of coarse everybody has issues with credit look at the economy."

This is a ridiculous statement, I assure you that not everyone has 'issues with credit'. 

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#8 Consumer Comment

Wasting time trying to explain

AUTHOR: The Outlaw Josey Wales - (United States of America)

 wasting time explaining to ken and coast, they are only here to tear down anyone reporting. you did not meet their approval for a report. ken and coast are member of team rebutt and the rebutt police squad. 
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#9 Author of original report

Thats no the issue

AUTHOR: Drivetime ( - (USA)

I don't care that it is on my credit!!! Of coarse everybody has issues with credit look at the economy. Anyway    my issue is the car was repoed in 2008 in 2010 I moved out of state. I had not heard from them and left all fowarding mail and information for contact. In July 2011 they filed to sue me for the car that they have received back and sold again for the same amount that they financed me for. How do I know? Unfortunately a family friends daughter has the car. ;( And now they are trying to get me for over 10,000 dollars after already damaging my credit. They are just trying to cover all of their lawsuits by trying to sue the ppl that no longer have their vehicles.
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#10 Consumer Comment

What's one more notch?

AUTHOR: coast - (USA)

You defaulted on the loan, the car was repossessed and your credit was damaged. You must have had credit issues before you purchased from DriveTime so what's one more notch?

If they had retrieved the car when you made the request the end result would have been the same. What do you expect a lawyer to do for you?

You were not ripped off.
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#11 Author of original report


AUTHOR: LYNN SMITH - (United States of America)

I was being a good customer and giving the car back after finding out that I was laid off. Instead of keeping it and dogging it out and tearing it up. Unless you do not know they sale the cars AGAIN after repoing it. Unless you know about the situation than no need to comment. if you do not realize no ones job is guaranteed.
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#12 Consumer Comment

If I understand your poorly written report...


You bought the car, got fired, couldn't pay for it and the repoe'd it....right?

Then they reported your delinquency to the credit bureau(s) and want the rest of their money plus some other fees...also right?

What would you expect them to do?

No honest attorney will touch this, sounds lilke the company broke no laws, but YOU broke your agreement with them.

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