Report: #1153929

Complaint Review: Foreign Auto Imports - Irvington New Jersey

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  • Foreign Auto Imports 995 Clinton Ave Irvington, New Jersey USA

Foreign Auto Imports Scam Irvington New Jersey

*Consumer Comment: Misrepresentation of the down payment is loan fraud

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went to Foreign Auto Imports, Monday-June 9, 2014 to purchase a car. After signing contracts and paying a down payment of $2000, in which finance manager asked me to lie to Credit Acceptance Company of Nevada and report to them I payed a down payment of $3,800. The car had various interior defects such as dirty seats, carpent, burned and holes in seats and doors. This 2008 Nissan had broken out dashboard parts in which they promised to fix. Foreign Auto Imports failed to share with me that the air conditioner was not working. I began to feel like I was being pressured into taking the car off the lot just so they could make a sale. Both manager and salesperson and finance manager were trying to SCAM me.suspected fraudelent activity, but I was unsure if I could back out the control because I felt uncomfortable with everything I was seeing. Above all I encountered that day at this disgrace of a car lot.

The major issue was the broken driver seatbelt, according to the law this vehicle should have not been on the lot for sale with defective seatbelts, which could cause death or serious injury. I expressed to the workers I would not move this car off the lot with broken seatbelts, he in turn said "you can buckle your driver seatbelt into the passenger side seatbelt". I continued to refuse and grew rather dissatisfied with the lack of concern, professionalism, safety, etc exhibited by Foreign Auto Imports. Due to my stance on not driving the vehicle saleperson offered to drive me in the unsafe vehicle off the lot to his friends auto garage. At the garage both saleperson and garage mechanic broke apart rear seatbelts and removed pieces from rear belts to attempt to fix front driver seatbelts, while observing the men I noticed the salesperson slide on of the broken springs from the rear seatbelt into the driver seat folder compartment so I would not see. I demanded to returned back to the lot and refunded, called my attorney of the $2000 down payment I was given $1200.I never drove away with car because it was unsafe and I felt uncomfortable. I was cheated out of $800. Received horrible customer service, scammed into purchasing a lemon and asked to lie to the bank about how much I paid on the down payment. Absolutely a horrible car dealer which needs to be investigated.


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#1 Consumer Comment

Misrepresentation of the down payment is loan fraud

AUTHOR: FloridaNative - ()

POSTED: Monday, June 16, 2014

Just a tip:  if the finance person or sales rep asks you to lie about the amount of your down payment it is loan fraud. Because you are the one that signs the loan application, you are the one that would be charged with fraud. The other thing is that it gives the auto dealer a chance to come after you for the down payment they didn't collect at the time of sale. It puts you in the worst possible position as a consumer.

Next time a dealer asks you to lie about the down payment - walk away and don't buy anything from them. Safety is important. So is integrity. You don't want to get messed up with loan fraud either.  Work on your credit and go to a credit union for your loan so you don't have to deal with these type of bottom feeder car dealerships.

PS I am glad you walked away from the purchase anyway. It may have cost you $800 now, but you can recoup that by taking the dealer to small claims court to get your money back. You don't need an attorney to go to small claims.


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