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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 07:48 PM

Recently purchased a 2012 Ford Focus for Family use, as I mainly drive a 95 Camry for work. I questioned the "Only" one key-fob available. Dealer said they only provide one on used cars. Oh well, I'll have another key made later.
My Daughter mentioned that the car was restricted on speed to 80 mph, and the radio couldn't be turned up. I didn't think much about it, figured I'll read the manual later to un-do the restrictions. Well I had a conference to go to in south Austin. On the way there interstate speed is 75, The "reaching max speed chime" got to be very annoying. I made the "almost fatal" mistake of taking the toll way where the speed limit is 85. dam near got run over several times. During the meeting I read the manual and it said I needed the original key fob to program the mykey. I stopped at the dealer on the way home, and they said I need to go to parts, He took the car information and said a week for the key to come in. I said "any cost for the key?" Loooong pause, but before he answered I said that the sales man (Bob) did not inform me that the car was CRIPPLED when I purchased it, and that it was the most annoying and potentially dangerous car I have ever driven. At that point he said he would talk to Bob about this.

 

It has been over a week now and I have not heard from the dealer. Now I have another issue. The contract stated my monthly payments would be $XXX.XX, and I made the first payment (on time) to the finance company. I received the next payment notice and all looked fine, then I received a letter from them saying the account number needed to be changed, and a revised payment with the new account # and an increase in the payment by about $30 with no explanation. I am getting so fed up with this car.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 07:52 PM

I can sure understand the frustration.  I hope all this can be rectified.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 07:56 PM

Ummm... No.
They are trying to pull a fast one. You have a contract, they are trying to break it to hose you out of $
(Unless there is some weird clause or extenuating circumstances)
Call them tomorrow and tell them they have until 3pm to get their (and the financing companies) sh!t together
At 3, you will be calling the Tx state attorney generals office and then channel __ news. You know, the one with the consumer advocate that does investigations on scams and rats out the a-holes of the world.

After you get them back in line and you still feel the need to send someone an extra 30 for doing nothing, I will gladly send you my address.
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As for the fob, they need to get that dealt with as well. Even if they have to eat it, that unit was not sold in good faith and without full disclosure. Makes me wonder what else isn't known by you. Might want to try to demand they do a carfax
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Posted August 24, 2015 - 08:07 PM

Say, that dealer knows all the tricks, doesn't he? I'm with Alan.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 08:09 PM

I agree with MH81. They sold you a vehicle that does not operate in a safe manner and now they are reneging on their contract without your approval or signature. 

If they give you any guff tell them your going straight home to contact the States Attorney's office, and the Better Business Bureau . 

No one should have to put up with this and they are hoping you will bury your head in the sand. 


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 08:19 PM

I would be annoying the sales man as much as possible. Plus the manager. You are getting taken to the cleaners, and they are cleaning out your pockets. Noel.
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Posted August 24, 2015 - 08:28 PM

You signed a contract for that loan. It is a Legal Document. If they revised it without your signature, they cannot do that. Unless you have a variable rate loan on a car? Or something else tied into the loan?

Either way, they have some explaining to do. Make sure you have the A.G.'s # written down, then ask the finance company if the info you have is correct.
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Posted August 24, 2015 - 08:42 PM

And be sure to mention GT Talk.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 08:47 PM

The contract was revised (I forgot that I had gap insurance added, and the contract was revised. They back charged for it to the 1st payment, that is the increase I saw . Seeing it is being driven by my Daughter (she doesn't have good luck with cars) I opted for the extra insurance. Still need to get the key fob worked out.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 09:03 PM

Ummm... No.
They are trying to pull a fast one. You have a contract, they are trying to break it to hose you out of $
(Unless there is some weird clause or extenuating circumstances)
Call them tomorrow and tell them they have until 3pm to get their (and the financing companies) sh!t together
At 3, you will be calling the Tx state attorney generals office and then channel __ news. You know, the one with the consumer advocate that does investigations on scams and rats out the a-holes of the world.

After you get them back in line and you still feel the need to send someone an extra 30 for doing nothing, I will gladly send you my address.
:D

As for the fob, they need to get that dealt with as well. Even if they have to eat it, that unit was not sold in good faith and without full disclosure. Makes me wonder what else isn't known by you. Might want to try to demand they do a carfax

Well said.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 10:23 PM

can't have problems with a system on a car that doesn't have it.  Get rid of it and find an older car. I am tired of them putting 20# of garbage in 5# packages. Youre in TX, well out of the road salt belt. Remember K.I.S.S. 
At least 80% of the crap on new cars isn't needed.... we got away without for many years.

I was down there last march, and saw more than a few cars that I wish I could have brought back with me..... RWD, wing windows, dimmer on the floor, wiper switch on the dash, no rust, no monthly payment, you get the idea


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 10:42 PM

Good luck getting it sorted out. I hate buying junk in a pretty wrapper. If the dealer gets on your nerves too much just tell him where he can stick the car. :D

Every truck I have bought so far had to meet the following requirements.
1) Real front bumper, not that plastic crap.
2) Big fuel tank, I gave up mpg to drive a truck, but still hate stopping for gas.
3) Can I find the engine... And more important, get to the oil filter.
4) Where's the simplest one (ie: less electronic features)

My current truck is 2004 Ford F150, and my current plan is to get to 200,000 miles on it, or 20 years old (bought it 4 years ago with 73,000 miles). I'm currently sitting at 110,000 miles, and the bed wheel wells are starting to bubble...
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Posted August 25, 2015 - 05:05 AM

That is tough. Hopefully it doesn't take long to straighten things out.

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Posted August 25, 2015 - 06:19 AM

They are required by federal law to provide you with a key that allows all standard features to operate. They are not required to provide keyless entry unless that is part of the key's normal operation or  in the contract. We sell20-25 a month and run into this stuff all the time. Our key bill some months, for keys we can't program ourselves, as much as $500.


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Posted August 25, 2015 - 06:53 AM

 Remember K.I.S.S. 
At least 80% of the crap on new cars isn't needed.... we got away without for many years.

I was down there last march, and saw more than a few cars that I wish I could have brought back with me..... RWD, wing windows, dimmer on the floor, wiper switch on the dash, no rust, no monthly payment, you get the idea

The trouble is, we like love toys! We need a cell phone, but we want a Smart Phone. We need a '75 Ford F-150  w/ 6cyl stick and radio, but we want a 2016 F350 4x4 diesel with every option.


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