babyluismommy on Dealerrater
15 years ago
11/07/2004, 03:15 AM
To make a long story short, I was interested in purchasing a Nissan Altima. I went in without my fiancee, and agreed to let them run MY credit. I really wanted the car so I let them talk me into signing the contract in order to hold the vehicle until the next day when my fiancee could come down to the dealership and give them written permission to run his credit and sign for the car.
They basically thanked me for purchasing the car and told me to get insurance by the next day when we could both come in and he could sign the contract.
We talked it over and decided that we were going to look around a little while longer because we didn't think it was that great of a deal for that particular car.
We went back the next day and of course they thought that we were back to close the deal. When we told them we changed our mind they started threatening us. They told us that the car was ours and that if we didn't drive it home by the next day they would have it towed and send us the bill for it. I asked how that could be if he never signed the contract, or gave them permission to run his credit and they said they would just rip that contract up because little did I know they had me sign 2 contracts, one with my fiancee on it and the other with just my name on it. So they would basically just use me. I proceeded to tell them that the vehicle was not mine because nor did I have insurance on it but I did not drive it off the lot! I told them that I would call my lawyer and they said if I did that they would have it towed right away and it would be my problem.
Little did they know that I had spoken with the manager at Midway Chevrolet and found out that they have the same owner. He told me that the vehicle was never mine as long as I didn't drive it off the lot. He personally called the big manager over at Peoria Nissan and tried to purchase the car from them and sell it to us at a cheaper price. They found out that it was for me and would not sell it to Midway, instead the big boss asked us to come in and talk with her so she could sweeten up the deal. All she offered was $500 off the car price. What a waste of time!
This dealership will do anything for money! I would not recommend this dealership unless you don't care about money. They lied, and not to mention this was a manager. To make it even worse a few weeks later we recieved a few letters from banks thanking my fiancee for applying for a loan from them, which means that they ended up runnung his credit without a signature!