not much to laugh about but. bought a 2008 Audi TT Jan/2011 (not from a major dealer but a decent used car place that got pretty good reviews when i asked around) i drove an hour to get the car and it was snowing out, salt everywere i checked the car as best as i could and bought it.. ( it was cold and icey middle of 1 of the many storm the east coast got in jan) dealer shows me a carfax that come up clean no issue at all.. so i buy it.. for a few months me and my wife have been talking about buying a truck so today i go to a dealer and he starts questioning me and then shows me there carfax and now it shows potential odometer rollback back in 7/2009 (wasn't on the carfax report dealer showed me).. 8/2010 shows a sellers disclosure from the auction place the dealer bought it from saying structual frame damage that may impact the safety and reliability so have frame inspected.. i start looking under the hood more and i notice some backyard shade tree repair work.. some of those repair that if you know what you need to look for you will find.. i had my brother and a few other friends look for stuff after i found and they didn't notice til i pointed them out..
the dealer i was going to trade it in says the cars not worth anthing to them and offered at best 10k.. car has 24k miles on it lol.. he tells me the dealer i bought it from should of know about the frame damage cause when he bought it at aution he would of had to sign a statement saying he knew he was buying a frame damaged car..
i called the dealer i bought it from and he says carfax takes time to update and the report he had at the time i bought the carfax was accurate.. he admits if he woudl of know PA law says he woudl of had to tell me and have me sign a statement saying i was aware of it.. i told him the that the report i was looking at says when he bought it at action he would of signed something say he knew what he was buying at auction a frame damaged car.. so he's claiming he didn't know..
he then back peddle a bit and say how he's sorry i'm not happy and what can he do to make it better he offered to let me trade the car back to him but still hit me with negative equity if i'm upside down in the loan (i'm about even in equity) but with my down payment and the 5k negative equity in my passat i traded (passat was in accident in 9/2010 and dealer was made aware of if thats why i had to eat so much negative equity) he was to try to make sure he still makes out after this lol..
so i told him what i was about to buy and the deal i had on the table with the dodge dealer new 2011longhorn dodge dakota quad cab 4x4 power seats, remote starter $23,500.. and he starts saying how he can try to find a used 1 and can he call me back in a few days i say go ahead and we hang up..
so what should i do.. i really needed the truck for a trip we are talking for thanksgiving.. were going to tennessee were my in-laws just moved and we were going to rent a uhaul trailer and empty there storage unit and bring them the rest fo the house hold stuff.. and since i was going to buy a new truck in march the deals now make it worth moving the time table up on it..
do i call a lawyer, or wait to see what kind of deal the dealer can get me on truck.. do i trust him to get me a clean truck lol.. or do i talk my wife into trading here dodge journey for the dakota and piss her off lol.. she hates car shopping and has been prety pissed after today..
any advice is welcome if ayone has been in this situation before and can tell me about there experiance it would be great..