I have recently purchased a certified 911 Targa with very
low miles from Porsche of Huntsville. They failed to honor there price quoted in text and despite that I worked with them after traveling from TN as
low miles from Porsche of Huntsville. They failed to honor there price quoted in text and despite that I worked with them after traveling from TN as they stated it was a local car, bought in Huntsville and owned by one family in Huntsville, THIS WAS NOT TRUE. With that, I worked with them thinking the bogus price quoted was an honest mistake of over $10k and that this was a quality well kept car that I could get good life from, that's exactly what they promoted as they meet me after hours and the 2 salesmen and finance coordinator painted an untrue picture. It only had 5k miles on the odometer.
I find on Christmas day, the second time I had driven it, that the car is defective and is dangerous to operate. My local mechanic has instructed me not to drive it and my council advises me to work with the dealer, Century Automotive Group, which owns and operates all the upline vehicle dealerships on University Dr. if possible.
I was told that it was a 3 owner with the same couple buying it back a few times; sounded strange but they they did a real acting job to make this seem believable. I find it to be a five owner, now 6, car that was registered and serviced in Chicago for its first years in total contrast to what the salesman and manager conveyed. The car was sold to me as a certified car but it has serious front end problems and when turning pops, cracks, and the front tires scrap on the pavement to the extent its wearing down the front tires outer sections in only 5,000 miles.
I have now communicated well over a dozen times with the salesman Ray Diaz and on each occasion he denies a problem, I have just been sent onto his mgr. Jon. I haven't herd from Jon yet but I foresee the possibility that this may escalate to a court case for sales of defective products; in that. the salesman denies responsibility and will not act for mutual benefit or comitt to do right, he simply denies the whole thing. I realize that everyone makes mistakes but repeated errors, lack of concern for standing behind products, and apparent false clams concerning pricing and the history of this car seems more than coincident.
I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMEND THAT ALL CONSUMERS SHOP ELSEWHERE, THIS PLACE SEEMS CRIMINAL TO ME.
I will let you know if things resolve with Mr. Jon and if the dealer rectifies the situation. Please be careful here: unfair, untruthful, with a nice twist seems the operating model of this business.
Please stand by; I will post updates and the outcome here and on Google periodically until conclusion. (You may wish to look at the consumer protection act of 97; it entitles a consume done wrong to receive 10 times the original purchase price for intentional misleading companies and this one, Century Automotive, is factually in violation)