To whom it may concern:
After reviewing the inspection and car fax reports Sea-Auto provided, I decided to purchase my car (02 BMW M3 for $22k). The inspections showed that the car was in safe, drivable condition. The car arrived in very poor condition: I was both misled and lied to by the dealer, Sea Auto Sales. The inspection reports they provided were completely inaccurate and/or falsified. After bringing the car my local Auto Dealer, they revealed a massive amount of issues. The car not only had unsafe, bald tires, but came with taillight malfunctions, broken headlight components, cracked belts, and oil leaks. It was repainted white, while the VIN number shows Carbon Black. It was also missing all safety components including jack, tire iron, and a spare tire/wheel. The dealer refused to pay for any of the issues after months of arguing with them. The fact of the matter is that the car was delivered in an unsafe, far less than acceptable condition, and will not pass inspection without many of the issues fixed. It is not even street-legal without working head and tail lights. Who delivers a car this way? My local dealer estimates over $5000 in repairs, $1500 of which I have already done. Any reputable dealer should be sure a car will be fit for ordinary driving purposes, reasonably safe, without major defects, and of the average quality of similar cars which are generally available for sale in the same price range. Mine was not. During repairs, I've found that expensive lighting components (headlight ballast and igniter) marked "BAD" in permanent marker were re-installed in the car. The brake lights also have fried circuitry and were hanging out of the trunk on arrival (the brake lights do not operate when the headlights are on - this is dangerous and illegal!). The tires were completely bald on the insides from poor alignment, and the wheels had curb marks on them when I was specifically told they were not. When I mentioned returning the car or trying to get some reimbursement, they laughed. If you are thinking of purchasing a car from them, I might try somewhere else if I were you - lesson learned!
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