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#120 of 169 Re: Odometer [explorerx4]
Mar 02, 2009 (4:58 pm)
The trouble is your car is now a TMU car and it's value will be forever hurt by this.
#121 of 169 Re: Odometer [isellhondas]
Mar 03, 2009 (6:47 pm)
traded it last year. got average trade for it.
the dealer i traded in at, not selling dealer, posted a carfax report on their website.
that repair was listed as check instruments, check dash gauges, or something like that.
Mar 04, 2009 (6:12 am)
That car still has to be sold as a TMU car and that scares a lot of people.
#123 of 169 Re: You were lucky... [isellhondas]
Mar 04, 2009 (3:50 pm)
it scared me when i got it appraised as a trade in!
there was never anything physically put on the car to indicate it as a TMU.
looking at the carfax, i didn't see anything that would point to that either.
#124 of 169 Re: You were lucky... [explorerx4]
Mar 04, 2009 (4:10 pm)
They should have put a sticker in teh inner door jamb.
The sticker states the miles on the old odometer and the miles on the new.
Still, a TMU car and still tainted merchandise.
You did get lucky!
#125 of 169 New car odometer rollback?
Apr 12, 2009 (1:45 pm)
I am in the process of buying a 2008 Kia Optima. The odometer states that it has 202 miles on it, However the sales manager slipped up and said it was a demo, and thought it had a lot more, as a matter of fact he said he would give us a real good deal. After the paperwork the good deal works out to 21000 +, he said the rebate was taken by americredit and put over to me in a lower interest rate (17%) instead. I started checking things, tires are worn, yet rotors gleam and have crosshatching visible. The calipers look brand new, yet the brake pedal is worn, and best of all the engine air filter is brand new, yet the cabin air filter is filthy, and the ac smelled real bad (hence checking the filter) The new car smell is long gone, and they did a poor job detailing it. The other kicker is we had to sign an as is disclaimer, yet they are selling it to us as new. How do I check to find the actual mileage, and can i sue the pants off them if it has been tampered with?
Any input would be appreciated
#126 of 169 Re: New car odometer rollback? [carpetguy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 12, 2009 (1:51 pm)
Seems crazy for a dealer to do this. You don't have to sue them, they can be put in JAIL. This is a Federal crime. Jail time to make a couple thou extra on a Kia. Seems insane, doesn't it?
Anyway, best thing to do if you are suspicious is to just walk away. There is no Kia shortage last time I looked.
You can buy a 2009 Optima for this money anyway.
Just take a walk on this whole deal.
#127 of 169 Re: New car odometer rollback? [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 12, 2009 (4:08 pm)
17% is a lower rate? Where the heck did it start?
#128 of 169 Re: New car odometer rollback? [fezo]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 12, 2009 (5:05 pm)
another reason to walk.
#129 of 169 Re: New car odometer rollback? [carpetguy]
Jun 04, 2009 (12:25 pm)
I am in a very simliar situation. A dealer is offering me a 2008 "NEW" vehicle that has 220 miles on the odometer. The CarFax report is showing that a few months ago it had 15,000 miles on it (from service done at that very dealership!).
The salesman asserts that this IS and WILL BE SOLD TO ME as a "NEW" vehicle, and that the CarFax data is wrong. He said he will attempt to rectify this with them, but that could take months.
How can I confirm, through visual inspection, whether the car has 15,000 miles on it. Since this is a big discrepancy in the mileage, I'm sure there are some things I can look for that will give me the answer. Tires, fluids, filters can all be changed, so that's not going to cut it.
Thank you in advance !