By Anonymous - 16/5/2021 00:01

Burning rubber

Today, I bought a car that literally caught fire seconds after I started the engine. The dealership then fobbed me off, saying I'd driven it off their forecourt (by about 3 yards), so it was entirely my problem, but they still expect my monthly payments to be on time. FML
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By  TwoBytesCarley  |  19

May need to find yourself an attorney but, unless you were making mechanical changes to the vehicle before you drove it off their lot, you are due either a) the dealership repairing your vehicle to its original condition -which seems unlikely or worthwhile so b) a replacement vehicle that is similar to the damaged one or c) and I highly recommend this choice since this dealership doesn’t seem to be very consumer friendly, the ability to end the contract.

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By  TwoBytesCarley  |  19

May need to find yourself an attorney but, unless you were making mechanical changes to the vehicle before you drove it off their lot, you are due either a) the dealership repairing your vehicle to its original condition -which seems unlikely or worthwhile so b) a replacement vehicle that is similar to the damaged one or c) and I highly recommend this choice since this dealership doesn’t seem to be very consumer friendly, the ability to end the contract.

By  jc1015  |  23

don't pay...let them repo it then you're only out the down payment, they get no more of your money, and they're stuck with a 2 ton toasted paperweight

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No that's pretty much how it works the only thing missing is the credit but with the fact that it caught on fire 3 yards from the dealership you can probably get that removed. If they even tried a lawsuit to get their money they would end up paying them counter lawsuit.

By  slkeithh  |  12

Judging by the OP's use of vocabulary (fobbed, forecourt) I imagine they're not in the US so can't say what laws are in place. Surely there is something to be done. Waiting for an update, OP!!