2001 Volkswagen Jetta: Mutually agreed to terminate sale of vehicle
I met the seller's brother on the date and at the time and location he selected Thursday, May 7th @ 12 o'clock noon. The vehicle was advertised as "interior: Excellent condition, Exterior Good with normal wear, and everything works". Upon visual inspection of the exterior, it was apparent that the exterior was not good and the blemishes were not normal wear. I asked the seller where would you live that key scratched bumper to bumber and words carved in the window posts would be considered normal wear? Also, the passenger window would not raise and was inoperable. He expected me to take the car, drive it home, and take it to a freind of his to get it fixed, and have the bill sent to him without being sure it would even work after that. Also, the AC blew hot air, the armrest on the console was broken and would not stay up, there was no working CD player, the interior was filthy and worn with evidence of misuse and was in no stretch of the immagination considered "excellent" as described. The tranny seemed to spli somewhat and the engine had severe hesitation and ideled poorly. According to the VW garge, is will need a new timimng belt and a full 112 point service as required by VW. This would have resolved most of the mechanical issues if it would have been done at the 75 to 80 thousand mile mark as required. This service could also amount to as much as 2 grand if done right.
This car was in no way 'sale ready'. It was clearly mis-advertised and mis-represented on your site. There are a number of suspicious circumstances that made my wife and I uneasy from the beginning. The seller lived out of state and the brother was selling the car. The owner was not going to be present at the title transfer and the title work at the notary was to only take place at a location 1.5 hours from home at a location I was not familiar with. I could only see the car on a certain day and I was not permitted to see it at the residence of the sellers brother, nor was I ever told the sellers last name or address. The meeting place was at a home that was not his, I was only permitted to drive the vehicle in a certain radius of the house. The vehicle had no license and was not permitted on the road and how he got it to this freinds house without drivivng it is beyond me. There were also a number of other isses that seemed a bit suspicious, but the whole deal was not clean by any means. The seller and I agreed to terminate the deal on the spot. i wrote to Ebay to explain this to them. They wrote back and asked me to forward their reply to the seller to have him cancel the sale. I did so and have not yet seen any reply, any actions taken on his part, or any intention to comply. It is for these reasons, as well as the items listed above that I am writing this negative review. I feel I gave ample and reasonable time to the seller to pull the plug on the car and have not as much recieved any indication he was intending to do so. I would have rather just walked away from this cleanly and quietly, but without any similar courtesy from the seller, I cannot let this go without a realistic review of the situation.
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