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Hyundai Dealer Abandons And Tows Customer Cars, Blames Coronavirus

Car dealers don’t have the best reputations, but you usually can expect them to hold on to your vehicle. Someone should have told that to this now-disavowed Hyundai dealer who allegedly abandoned customers’ cars, then had them towed leaving the owners on the hook for storage and fees.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Dealership Employee Caught on Dashcam Teaching Other Employee How to Drive Stick on Customer Car

Karol Zwolinski wasn’t thrilled when he got the recall notice that his Ford Focus RS needed to have its head gasket replaced, but at least Ford was taking care of the potential problem, even though Karol had experienced no trouble. Still, he only had until the end of May to take care of it, so […]

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What Was Your Best Experience at a Car Dealership?

Around these parts we spend a considerable amount of internet ink railing on car dealers. They don’t make it difficult for us to do this—there is no end to tales of rude salespeople, shady deals, questionable math, insane markups, service nightmares and the occasional joyride. But the dealers and techs who are great…Read more… Continue […]

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Video Showing Dealer Employees Joyriding a Customer’s Ford Mustang Is Everyone’s Nightmare

Suhail Sood recently took his 2016 Ford Mustang GT to a New Jersey Ford dealership for an alignment—a common and hardly labor-intensive job. Since the work took a bit longer than he’d expected, Sood went home and looked at footage from his dashboard camera, which had been rolling during the repair. What he saw is […]

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Manager of Canadian Nissan Dealership Vandalizes Cars at a Nearby Nissan Dealership

This whole story reads like a Shakespearian tragedy, with two branches of the same family feuding, but instead of a family it’s Nissan dealerships and instead of duels to the death its keying cars and instead of being set in Verona or wherever it’s in Orilla, a town about two hours from Toronto, Canada. In […]

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One-Click Online Purchasing Is Encouraging More Car Buyers to Ditch the Dealership

Hands up if you’re one of the countless people who is a fiend for online shopping. With the growth of companies like Amazon, more and more people are turning to the internet to avoid stepping foot in stores. Now, that mentality is beginning to make its way into the car industry.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Brand-New Volkswagen Arrives at Dealer and Drops an F-Bomb to America

A dealership in Rochester, NY had a brand-new, German-built Volkswagen arrive for its pre-sales inspection, and with it came a little message. A message that wasn’t exactly grammatically correct, but the meaning behind it was unmistakable. The message? “Welcome Fuck of USA.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tuner Shop Was Caught Putting Metal Shavings Into Dealer’s ‘Vette, Says It Was a Joke, Not a Scam

This is a strange story. Fundamentally, it’s the story of two Dallas-area enthusiast car shops: one, a dealer in used performance cars, and the other, a tuner shop. What happened between the two companies started out as a normal enough exchange, but got weird, fast, with one side claiming it was an attempted scam, and…Read […]

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Texas Auto Dealer Goes Belly Up After Ford Sues It Over $41 Million in Defaulted Loans 

A few months back, Reagor-Dykes Auto Group was held up as a model example among Ford dealers, having earned an award from the automaker for customer sales and satisfaction. Now, Ford claims the auto dealer chain defaulted on $41 million in financing agreements by falsifying records to obtain extra loans. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Can I Sue A Dealer If They Lied About My Trade?

Everyone knows you aren’t likely to get top dollar for your trade if you give it to a dealer instead of selling yourself. But what if you think the dealer straight up lied about the value of your car only, to profit from it later? Unfortunately, your options for recourse are limited.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Watch Out For Dealers Who Say They ‘Overpaid’ For Your Trade After A Contract Was Signed

You would hope that after you sign the sales contract that you wouldn’t have to be hassled by the dealer anymore. Unfortunately, some dealers will attempt to pull more money from you by claiming they “overpaid” for your trade-in. This is bunk. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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