My Review Of Desert Toyota Scion:
This is an update to a previous review. I take back everything I said.
The car they sold me was involved in a front collision, per their provided CARFAX report. I was assured by Carl and the dealership that everything had been fixed. The car was Toyota Certified so I felt comfortable purchasing the car out of state.
Three weeks after I brought the car home, the front bumper started to detach itself from the front of the car. The paint also started to peel off and pill near the front right headlight. I brought it to a nearby Autonation dealer and they said the repair work was shoddy. Instead of repairing the fender, the liberally sprayed bondo all over it, shaved down one of the clips to force the bumper into place, and put a wood screw into the front of the bumper. They painted over it all so it didn't look suspicious.
Desert Toyota would not cover the cost of repairing the bumper, indicating I'd need to drive the car back to Las Vegas (400+ miles one way) for them to fix it "free of charge." Mind you, it was also at least a 3 day fix to PAINT the bumper (much less fix the fender) and this car was supposed to be "certified."
Desert only agreed to split whatever repair costs I decided to pursue. I decided to only paint the bumper, since it was peeling off since whoever did it previously didn't prepare it it correctly for the paint to adhere. This cost me $250 (my portion of the split cost).
The fender repair would have cost me $600 extra (that's my portion split cost). It's not worth putting in $850 into a bumper, quite honestly. I have a new bumper but there's huge gaps between the fender and bumper because of poor worksmanship at Desert.
I would not trust Desert Toyota again and this "certified" used car stuff from Toyota is an empty guarantee.
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