First and foremost I would like to say the first day I took the car off the lot the check engine light came on. I drove to a shop that I was told would fall under my warranty. Already after not even a full 24 hours they are telling me that to fix a problem with my car I’ll have to pay a $100 deductible. Mind you I just put a little over $1,600 down on this vehicle. I’m broke and now I’m suppose to come out of pocket with another $100 when this car was supposed to have a thorough inspection before purchasing. Mind you I was driving out of town so I already had gone over the mileage that is granted for returning the vehicle...
But wait it gets even better. After the shop ran the diagnostic tests and other mechanic tests that they do it was determined that I needed a new valve cover and valve cover gasket for one. There was something wrong with the camshaft. I can’t remember the exact codes and the purge solenoid valve needed replaced. & do you know what I was told? It’s a $100 deductible EACH. So that would have been $300 out of my pocket. So I just continued to drive the car as is. It’s not my fault they didn’t do a thorough inspection. Anything major that happened in the meantime I didn’t care anymore and wasn’t going to pay to fix it... My mindset then was this is like a rental car. I will use it until I can save up and get another one... Oh but that’s the other thing. Their freaking car payments are so high and the interest rates are through the roof. They go buy a car from the auction for pennies. Then sell it for $40,000!!! They literally most likely purchased the vehicle I got for around $3,000-$4,000 and then are selling it for $18,000 and after interest if I continued with it I’d be out of pocket ≈$35,000.
So fast forward COVID-19 is here.... I’m a CNA and I lost my client due to COVID. So now I’m out of work. I call us auto sales and they do defer my payments for a month I’ll give them that much. But then I’m using my savings to pay rent, utilities, etc. I just found a new job a couple weeks ago. I lost my client back in March. So here we are it’s May now and I cannot afford a car payment again. I call to see if I can get it deferred one more time and you know what the lady told me? We’re not deferring right now. People are getting their stimulus checks, so you should be able to pay with that. Okay..... WHAT IS $1,200 supposed to do when I’ve been out of work for 2 months?!?! My rent is $975 ALONE so now I’m supposed to come up with $412 on top of $975 from $1,200? Something isn’t adding up. So now I have to let this car go.
$412 a month for a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze for 6 years worth of payments comes out to over $30,000. Sorry, but no. It had mechanical problems when I got it, and I’m sure they’re worse now because I wasn’t coming out of pocket. I’ve been faithfully paying US Auto Sales anyway since I got the car in October even though it had issues. But now they can’t help me. Thats fine.
So for a quick wrap-up,
DO NOT GO HERE!!! They’re terrible. They’ll scam you out of your money to give you a car they didn’t fix when they bought it for pennies from the auction and want you to give them 10X what they paid for it. They won’t care about you losing a job. They won’t care if you’re in the hospital and now out of work. They’ll cut your car off 5 days after the due date and they’ll come repo it quicker than you can blink your eyes.
STAY FAR, FAR AWAY!!