I've been working with Ultimo Motors for more than a month to purchase a 2014 Audi R8 V10 plus.
They were ready to ship the car to me until I insisted on some kind of assurance that the car would should up without any issues, which they were unwilling to do. All they wanted to do was keep pushing a warranty. They tried to push and push it like 7-8 times, and I found out why later (it had known issues).
Eventually, the agreement was to do a pre-purchase inspection, which met both of our needs.
Unfortunately, this is where the lying started. The car was taken to an Audi dealership, but not for a pre-purchase inspection. It was taken there to fix a known issue that was triggering a check engine light on the car.
The issue ended up being a very costly repair (thousands), as it needed a new ECU and wiring harness. These parts needed to come from Germany and were going to take at least 3 weeks before the car was sellable.
While I was waiting for the repairs to finish, I learned that the clean CarFax was actually missing an accident the car had been in that was only reported the the AutoCheck report. When I called, they acted like they didn't know about the accident. Let me be clear, dealerships that take in cars to sell know about accidents without needing CarFax or Autocheck reports - they have paint meters, and they definitely use them on $92,000 cars.
So I begin to ask for some relevant information about the accident. Since the accident happened with the current owner who is consigning the car, I asked if they could obtain any repair information from the body shop and potentially photos of the accident damage for my peace of mind.
At this point, I was still interested in the car, I just wanted a little more information. During the call to the dealership, when I asked about the damage, I was asked to finish paying in-full for the vehicle that was still being repaired in the shop for three more weeks. I explained that it wouldn't really make sense for me to finish paying in full for a car in full that was still being repaired. The dealership didn't like that and was upset, because they wanted that money to close out their April books.
I've been bounced between the GM, the finance manager, the salesman, etc. so many times - more than I can count, and at this point, I'm sure they are just trying to find a buyer that won't realize the car was in an accident or ever needed these major repairs, rather than continue to work with a buyer that is already approved for this $92,000 purchase.
When I was reading reviews, I saw so many people have problems with this dealership and I was hoping they weren't true. Let me tell you, I dodged a bullet. Avoid this dealership. They will tell you anything to sell you a car. Lies after lies after lies.