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Complaint / Review
Specialty Cars of Sarasota
American Classic Car Sales Classic car RIP OFF

October 26,2012 I saw an ad on Ebay for a 1993 Corvette LT-1 with 71K miles in "Excellent Shape". It was stated in the Ebay ad that everything was in good working order and that it had all of the manuals, keys, remotes, ect. I had the winning bid of $7500.00. They requiered a $1000.00 non refundable deposit within 3 days and the balance to be paid within 7 days. I made all payments as required. October 29,2012 I rented a car hauler and drove to Sarasota to retrieve my newly purchased Corvette. When I got there Daniel Lussier, the car dealers rep., came out to greet me. I did see some flaws right off and brought them to Mr. Lussier's attention. He verbally, and later by email, agreed to fix the flaws if I paid for the parts, and I agreed. The original Odometer Discloser Statement that I signed stated that the car had 71,458 miles, which is one of the main reasons I purchased the car. After paying the balance owed, I transported the car to my home. Later that same day, I received a call from Mr. Lussier and he stated that he had made a mistake reguarding the title and the ACTUAL miles on the car. He said that he would email me some papers to sign and that only after I sign and fax the papers back to him, than he would transfer the title and registration. On October 30,2012, I took the car out for a drive and the check engine light came on. I took the car to AAMCO to had it looked at and I was told that 5 different error codes came up, but that they were too busy that day to go any further and I would have to come back another day to have the car repaired. Also, the cruise didn't work, the stereo was malfuntioning, and there were no remotes or manuals in the glove box. I contacted Mr. Lussier about this and he said that he would contact the person that he aquired the car from and he would retrieve the remotes from him, and if unable to do so that he would supply me with new remotes. That never happened. On November 3 or 4,2012, I drove the car back to the dealership to have the flaws repaired, as promised by Mr. Lussier. After working on the car for a short time, Mr. Lussier told me that the repairs were taking too long and that they refused to continue with the repairs. I left the dealership very unhappy and drove home. I than went online and purchased a Vehicle History report from Auto Check and found some very disdurbing information. The Florida DMV recorded the milelage on 10/13/1998 as being 64,960, and again on 10/01/2001 as being 66,553. That would mean that between 10/01/2001 and 10/29/1012, that less than 5000 miles were put on this car. That's less than 500 miles a year average. After driving the car for less than 400 miles it started to knock loadly in the bottom of the engine. I drained the oil and found SAE 90 oil had been put in the car. That's an old trick used to quiet a noisey engine if you are trying to sell it. I've tried contacting the dealership to rectify the problem, but no luck

Offender: Specialty Cars of Sarasota

Country: USA   State: Florida   City: Sarasota
Address: 5850 Deacon Rd
Phone: 9419257150

Category: Cars & Transport


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