In April of 2016, my son turned 16. He saved his money for years to be able to buy a car he wanted. We found a car on-line with the all features he had been looking for at Albany Chrysler in Albany, MN after months of looking in our area in Memphis, TN. The price was a bit lower than cars we had seen in our area, so my husband called the dealership to talk about the car. He asked why it seemed to be such a good price and asked if there was anything wrong with it that we should know about. We were told, that since it was a Chrysler dealership and this was a Toyota, the dealership just wanted to move it quickly.
My husband and son flew to Minneapolis to get the car. They were met at the airport by the dealership to deliver the car and then made the drive home to Memphis.
A few days later, my husband noticed rust on the undercarriage so he called the dealership. He was told that 'everyone up there knows that older cars have rust issues.' At this point, we decided to pay someone to cut out the rusted area in the frame and replace. This cost us an additional $1500. Now a year later in different areas, the rust has broken through the frame and is not safe to drive.
My issue and concern, is that this car should NEVER have been sold to a consumer but scrapped for parts because of the safety issues caused by the invasive rust throughout the frame.
The car is now being sold for salvage as it should have been 18 months ago. I would expect more from a major dealership that carries the Chrysler name.