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Old 02-19-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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Hey eveyone. I bout my wife a mini van Oldsmobile Silhoette on monday and 5 days later it has a rod knocking bad. We barely put 150 miles on this thing and its blown up. I bought it from some shady ass dealership and they wont do anything about it. The owner actually laughed at me on the phone. So im going this monday to talk to my attourney. I bought it "AS IS" no warranty. But 5 days and 150 miles is absolutely rediculous. So now what do i do? Has anyone ever dealt with this kind of crap? I have never had a vehicle blow up even when i tried to blow up my 81 chevy. Any help will be appreciated.
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you're screwed imo. but i'm guessing your attorney knows more than i do about this subject.
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SOL dude.
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I'd say screwed too, but you can give them a bad knock on the better business bureau

Lemon law may be an angle, but I don't think you will see any thing from it.
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I dont even have it titled in my name yet. If i have to ill paint the effer yellow and park it across the street from them. With a big sign saying dont buy piece of crap cars from Lafayette Exclusive Auto Sales.
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Quote: Originally Posted by TokoDragon
I'd say screwed too, but you can give them a bad knock on the better business bureau

Lemon law may be an angle, but I don't think you will see any thing from it.
lemon law isn't for used car lots as far as i know.
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InB4someonesuggestsbeating/stabbing/shootingtheownerand/orburningtheplacedown.
Old 02-19-2012, 05:16 AM   #8
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those 3.1 and 3.4 engines will do this

it is one of our top repair jobs that come into our shop


have had to pull ansd replace entire engines many times


head gaskets and timing cover gaskets from factory were junk and allow water into cylinders burning water and can hydrolock a cylinder and cause damaged rod bearing or worse
overheating and cooked cyl heads on these as well


it happens

ppl keep running driving them overhewating sand doing this until water is in oil and bearing damage has occured


then they try to say its someone elses fault even though they continued driving it knowing that something bad was failing.


when they should have parked it long ago

even if it was a bad factory gasket

weve got another one to replace head gaskets on here real soon, i think a grand am again

the last one i had to do was a couple visiting form phoenix , they drove it past redline and cooked it so badly that the oil was cooked into the heads material top side and permanently stained even th3 hot tank couldnt remove it

[hjeads were junk scrap cooked cracked warped done for, had to gert another dset of head sfor it, but i was able to replace them and they were ablew to drive the car back to AZ


lucky the bottom end survived miraculously i dont know how

had another one that dropped the oil pump or something else as bad at only 99k miles all original, odoometer not rolled over to 100k miles yet


we bought the car as is and put another engine in it with hair over 100k on it and sold it for good profit, was a clean black 2 door so it was worth it

its been doing great with its new owner lady out of town

she has brought it to us for a couple small other things to repair, since then, a window lift motor and something else i forgot
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Quote: Originally Posted by mostizzle
InB4someonesuggestsbeating/stabbing/shootingtheownerand/orburningtheplacedown.
relocate that mofo
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Well i looked into the lemon law a little one site says 18 months or 18k miles. Like i said if it was a couple of months later i wouldnt be so pissed. I checke the van over really good before i bought it and every thing seemed fine even the leaky gaskets, the oil looked great. I think it was loaded full of motor honey or something like that now tho. Ive been flaming there busness ever chance i get i did the bbb and angies list. Any other places i can report them or give them a bad rep??? I dont want anyone else getting screwed like me.
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Lemon law is only for new cars. Did you sign a paper that you are aware that you were buying vehicle "as is"? If so, about all you can do is tell everyone about your bad experience. A dealer is required to have you sign/give you a copy.
A search turned up a facebook page for them. You could leave comments there.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:54 PM   #12
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Quote: Originally Posted by opiefavors
I bought it "AS IS" no warranty
I'd say you are screwed.
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Put an engine in it
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dont buy a shitty van from a dealership next time?
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Quote: Originally Posted by wildman ss
dont buy a shitty van from a dealership next time?
No joke. I really wish we didnt need one. I hate them but with 3 kids in car seats a sedan just dont cut it. At the moment a SUV isnt in our budget.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoosier Rick
A search turned up a facebook page for them. You could leave comments there.
I would leave comments on there but they are already treatening to sue me for defamation of caracter for bashing them. Which i know wont stand up in court because the statements are "TRUE". And the other things i said were "opinions".
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they will win if they take you to court. they have more money...
Old 02-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #18
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if it's not in your name yet dont put it in your name, you may still have some power there
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"As-is"

What else is there to understand? lol
Old 02-19-2012, 06:12 PM   #20
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too bad ypu wern't in Ca, be a different story. The BAR and DCA take a pretty dim
view of shaky car dealers and repair shops.

I'd look at your state atty general's website site for a dept of consumer affairs.
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out here in va theres somthing about 30 day warranty on any car sold from a dealership ofcourse i didnt know that when my alt went out 2 days after buying my truck. they have to fix it if it breaks in 30 days or some shit like that.
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Quote: Originally Posted by J_SIN
SOL dude.
this, typically you have 24 hrs to return a used car. Buy a $500 junk yard motor and write off your losses
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i doubt they'll take you to court and pay court fees and attourney fees for a pos van. the rational man would just give in and give your cash back or something else to shut you up. just keep speaking your mind (not stupidly) and flaming them in every way possible without bringing harm to your case. maybe threaten em with some lawsuit even if you have no case; even if they won i doubt they want to go to court and do all that crap for a mini van. chances are (hopefully) they'll just write this off as part of the business. it shouldnt be the other way around.
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Quote: Originally Posted by opiefavors
I would leave comments on there but they are already treatening to sue me for defamation of caracter for bashing them. Which i know wont stand up in court because the statements are "TRUE". And the other things i said were "opinions".
Already threatening to sue you? Sounds like they have been down this road before.
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Go to Mikz86TA's house, trap the cat and release it at the sales lot to get payback with paint damage to the rest of their inventory.
Unfortunatly for you the vehicle was sold as is and thats what you agreed too. If you can find anything to show they covered up a problem then you may have a case but those engines are known for internal problems so you probably need to write it off as a bad buy.
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lafay...55809971147979

is this their fb?

http://www.yellowpages.com/lafayette...ales-459168934
There are all kinds of places like this on the internet you can write a review about them...
Old 02-20-2012, 11:22 PM   #27
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Quote: Originally Posted by deadclown
out here in va theres somthing about 30 day warranty on any car sold from a dealership ofcourse i didnt know that when my alt went out 2 days after buying my truck. they have to fix it if it breaks in 30 days or some shit like that.
i think IL is something like that too. im not sure of the details tho...
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I know it's shitty the thing is toast after just buying it but AS-IS is pretty cut and dry. It's a gamble.
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