JD Byrider JD JOKE DEALERSHIP BYRIDER WORST CAR EVER!Fairfield Ohio
Ok let's face it everyone HAS to have a car , ok maybe not HAS to, but without one you almost can't do anything. I was a victim of the worst auto buying experience EVER and JD Byrider is all to blame.
For starters, I was 19 when I bought my 1994 MX3 from them and at the time had very little credit. I was unaware that they were more of a buy-here pay-here dealership than an accredited auto company.
I wanted to earn some credit on my own and was fed every line in the world telling me how easy it was to get credit from them and they'd help me to be able to buy a brand new car when theirs was paid off and blah blah blah..
I bought my car May 4, 2001 from their location in Fairfield, OH. The salesman and manager both acted as though they were going to do everything under the sun to help me out and this would be the best car I'd ever buy....until AFTER THE PURCHASE.
I was at the dealership for pretty much the ENTIRE day because they took FOREVER to get the paperwork done. When I finally got in to sign the paperwork I was told how much my car was never before that 8400.00 for a 1994 with 100,000 miles on it. then I was told that I couldn't get approved for the loan if I didn't buy their extended service contract for 900.00. So, just to move things along, I agreed and signed all my paperwork.
I had my car for 2 days and went out in the morning to start it and the car wouldn't go into gear. I called the dealership, and was told the service manager wouldn't be in today and was given the number to BEST EXTENDED WARRANTY, that handles the problems.
After being redirected to I don't know how many people. I was finally told that it sounded like it was the transmission and it would have to be towed to the dealership. At who's expense? MINE of course.
I waited around for 3 hours for THEIR tow truck to come pick up my car and be towed to some other dealership, not JD BYRIDER, across town. The guy from the dealership called and quoted the price to fix the car, which was 1300.00 and told me he was calling BYRIDER with the price and my car would be ready that afternoon. Ok fine.
I waited around and didn't hear anything, so I called JD Byrider to find out what was going on with my car. I was told that the dealership they towed it to was charging too much for a new transmission and they were having it towed back to their lot to be worked on the next day.
6 DAYS LATER I finally get a call saying my car is done no rental car, no nothing. I get the car back and am told that before I can have it, I have to pay a 50.00 deductible out of MY POCKET can you believe that.
Well, I'd had enough and refused to pay it, and eventually got the manager to give my car back. I figured everything was fine now and left.
2 weeks later, my alternator goes out and then the starter. So, I called back again, this time spoke with the service manager. He proceeds to tell me that these parts are not covered under their service contract. He said they could do the work cheaper than anyone else though. so to bring it in. I wised up to that and refused because I couldn't be without a car for another week.
SO i take the car to my mechanic and spend 200.00 to have the car fixed just so I don't have to be without a vehichle.
Everything is fine for about 6 months, and then I'm driving on the highway one morning on my way to work and the car decides it's going to die right there in the middle of the interstate this time I have to call AAA to come and tow my car.
I call BYRIDER and tell them what is going on and come to find out from the Transmission place that I had my car towed to that I needed a new clutch AND EXHAUST system which cost me a little over 1000.00 out of pocket. When I informed JD Byrider of this, I was told that clutches werent covered under this BEST EXTENDED WARRANTY either and that I probably just needed to learn how to drive a manual car better.
I WAS FURIOUS! I started contacting managers and so on and told them I would not pay another penny to them until I was reimbursed some of the money I'd spent or they took care of all the problems and paid the mechanics that had fixed my car.
This went on back and forth for 2 months and I was receiving harassing phone calls EVERY DAY stating that I needed to pay them money or they were going to repo my car and screw up my credit. I argued and fought endlessley until one day while I was at work a tow truck came and towed my car back to their dealership for non-payment....without any advance notice to me.
I went into the dealership and spoke with their finance manager, JAY FARNIVAL and explained the situation. in tears, hoping I would get something resolved after all I paid 7500.00 more than the car was worth plus 900 for a service contract, and then almost 3000.00 in repairs...NOTHING...
He was rude and told me I needed to learn how to handle my finances better and that I wasn't going to get my car back unless I paid him 866.00 cash that day....and I was also not getting any assistance from them for all of the repairs. I was told that MAINTENANCE was part of the responsiblity of owning a car....can you believe that crap? MAINTENANCE?
I had a few choice words with him....and with that he ESCORTED, yes ESCORTED me out to my car, now sitting in their impound to retrieve my belongings. I finally thought I had wipe my hands clean of JD BYRIDER.
but I didn't. I starting receiving even more harrasing phone calls at home and work from CREDIT MAX, their collecter, stating they were going to garnish my wages for the monies owed on the car as well as whatever the remaining balance was after they sold the car at auction.
This went on for about 3 months and I finally ended up having to change all my contact numbers and write the credit bureau explaining the situation to have the repossession removed.
Now, 2 years later I still have a repo on my credit, can't get a new car, and they have officially ruined my car loan reputation all because I was sold a piece of overpriced JUNK.
So if you have imperfect credit let me tell you, JD BYRIDER is NOT the answer. You're credit will only get worse because by the time you pay it off...the damn thing won't even run or you'll have gotten fed up and given it back...just like me.
FURIOUS AND SCREWED OUT OF A CAR
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