I arrived with hopes of purchasing a used 2009 F150 (Vin: 1FTPX14V49FA82038) from Mullinax Ford of New Symrna. Upon my arrival, I do a general inspection of the exterior of the vehicle, which shows wear and tear consistent with a vehicle of this age. Prior to the test drive, I discover that the drivers’ window was not fully functional and the power mirrors did not work. Knowing the vehicles age and the fact that it is being sold “As-Is,” I wasn’t that surprised with these discrepancies. My sales rep Steve Rocci, who is a Sales Executive with Mullinax Ford, explained to me that they would address the drivers side window, however they would not repair the power mirrors because the vehicle was so under priced. Mr. Rocci was then kind enough to produce a piece of paper showing a value for the truck at $18,900.
I then explained to Mr. Rocci that according to Kelly Blue Book, the “Fair Purchase Price” on this vehicle is $14,009, which takes into account that I’m buying it from a dealer. Mr. Rocci then states that KBB really doesn’t mean anything and his price is what the banks value the vehicle at. We then proceed with the test drive which goes relatively well except for the fact the A/C fan is abnormally loud (this of course is subjective). However, it was distracting and I was unable to carry-on a normal conversation with fan at level 3 and 4.
Once back at the dealer, I start to inspect the interior of the vehicle to making sure at least everything else was in working order. Inspection of the headliner showed a linear water stain along the entire width of the back passenger compartment. This water stain is constant with a vehicle that was partially submerged in water, which was never disclosed or confirmed by Mr. Rocci. BUYER BEWARE WITH THIS VEHICLE AND OR ANY USED VEHICLE BEING SOLD BY THIS DEALERSHIP.
I Recommend This Dealer:
Did you find this review helpful?