WARNING DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES. DO NOT BUY A VEHICLE HERE. I purchased a Land Rover LR4 from Colorado Auto Finders. I put $15,000 as a down payment and financed the remaining portion through the dealership directly.
Within weeks of buying the vehicle I took it up to Keystone. After being in Keystone for about 4 hours it was time to return to Denver area. The vehicle would not start and made sounds as if the engine was grinding inside. I was forced to tow the vehicle back to the dealership at a cost of $750.00 out of pocket.
Additionally the vehicle could not pass emissions and I could not register the vehicle until emissions issue was resolved. The dealership denied any issues/responsibility and gave me the run around for weeks. I took my vehicle to Land Rover dealership in Denver and found out what the exact issues were. There were plenty:
Faulty catalytic converters causing failed emissions, Faulty wheel bearings, and multiple issues with engine. The Land Rover Dealership notified me that the vehicle had a fairly extensive and significant repair history explaining that the vehicle had previously been at Flatirons Land Rover for catastrophic engine failure. I contacted FlatIrons and was told that MY vehicle was received by them in near salvage condition. The vehicle was sold at auction to Colorado Auto Finders needing a complete new engine. A clean CarFAX report was given to us at the time of the sale and I learned that the engine repairs had yet to be posted when they sold the vehicle; meaning the dealership exploited the lag time for repairs to be notified and posted to CARFAX and provided us a report from a date prior to the engine repairs and sold the report to us as current knowing full well that the updated information would be reflected within weeks of the sale.
I questioned Colorado Auto Finders about this and continued to do some of my own investigating. Colorado Auto Finders said point blank "they were not required to disclose any of this information to me prior to the sale." They refused to provide the name of the repair shop they hired to replace the engine and when I was able to find out on my own, they contacted the repair shop and told them to not disclose any information to me regarding the engine repair, despite me needing this for the current repairs needed.
The necessary repairs were finally done in order to pass emissions, however, the repairs cost were added to my balance there at the dealership.
I have yet to reach any sort of resolution to this nightmare of an auto sale despite now having paid more than $20k for this vehicle which should have never been sold without Salvage title. The management of Colorado Auto Finders ignore my emails/phone calls. When I attempted to contact the owners I was told to "NOT BOTHER THE OWNERS WITH MY ISSUES"
The guys will put on a show at the time of the sale, but please do research before signing. Take the extra time and ask the tough questions before buying OR BETTER YET buy a vehicle from a dealership that is not deceptive and not using exploitive sales tactics.