CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community
Home Gallery Register Calendar Members List

Go Back   CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community > General Car Discussion > General Automotive Discussion

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 06-21-2015, 02:35 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1
Rep: 10 nufc is on a distinguished road
Default Bought a used 2013 Civic today feel like the dealership did some unethical things?

Hey guys,

Today I bought a used 2013 Civic EX. Once the receipt was printed my salesman mentioned that I had an additional 600 dollars added. One 300$ fee for etch the other for pulse. He said that they were required.

I quickly googled etch and saw that it was not required after pointing this out to him he said okay and removed it. I was wondering is pulse also required or did he lie to me about it?

Also, after I bought the car they only gave me one key and it didn't have a fob (he warned me just before filling out paperwork about the fob missing but not the second key). Should the dealership be expected to give me two keys at no additional charge?

Additionally, in the trunk there are a whole bunch of cords hanging down that the salesman told me that a previous owner probably had a sound system attached. Should they be expected to fix it so there aren't random cords everywhere?

Lastly, the front two seats had protective plastic/paper over the foot mats. After buying the car and seeing it with those removed I noticed that the front driver seats one had a big hole in it. I'm assuming its okay that I ask them to replace it?

They have a 3 day no questions asked return policy so I wanted to get a few of these things fixed if possible. What do you guys think?

nufc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-21-2015, 09:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: NY
Posts: 178
Rep: 10 ValhallaAwaits is on a distinguished road
Default

Seems a little sketchy to me. I never buy from dealers
__________________
Current Car
2009 Scion tC RS 5.0 #1718/2000 W/ TRD struts & coil overs, TRD sway bar, TRD exhuast, K&N Intake, 18" Black and Red TRD rims

Past:
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 W/ K&N CAI, 3.5" Rough Country lift kit, Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Radial 35/12.5R20/10, Straight pipes W/ Flowmaster 44's

2006 Ford Mustang GT
BBK CAI, Roush short throw shifter, Shorty headers, Flowmaster American Thunder catback exhaust

ValhallaAwaits is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-21-2015, 08:52 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
M_Metzger1114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cloverdale, IN
Posts: 428
Rep: 14 M_Metzger1114 is on a distinguished road
Default

Couple things. What city was the car purchased? Was it an actual honda dealer, or was it like a buy here pay here lot? How much did you pay for the car? Miles?

It sounds awful thrashed for a 2013. Whether or not you should keep it just depends on how good of a deal you got and whether you are willing to live with the issues.
__________________
Saphia - 1999 Saturn Sc1 190k ++ 1997 Saturn sl2 223k ++ 1994 Saturn Sl mileage-? ++ 1995 Saturn SW1 236k ++ 1995 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 v6 97k ++ 1989 Ford Bronco 5.8l 351 v8 mileage-?

M_Metzger1114 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-22-2015, 08:06 AM   #4
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 893
Rep: 36 enderx475 is on a distinguished road
Default

The final price you pay should only be plus tax, title, and licensing fees (TTL). Look up what these should be for your state.

To be totally honest you should have taken a closer look at the car and demanded these things be fixed before you bought the car. You should have also demanded that the fees assessed on the purchase of the car will be only TTL. You may not be able to get out of these superfluous fees at this point.

That being said, time is tight so threaten to return the car if they do not fix these things immediately. They could waffle until the return period expires though so you need to move quickly.
__________________
Current Car
2002 WRX Stage 2+ w/ Cobb intake, Cobb EBCS, Mishimoto performance radiator, Cobb 3" downpipe, Greddy Evo2 3" Catback, StopTech slotted rotors & pads, stainless steel brake lines, 17x7.5 Gold BBS
Past: 2005 Volvo S60 R, 2003 VW Golf, 1998 Honda Accord

enderx475 is offline enderx475's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-23-2015, 07:11 PM   #5
Community Director
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 7,602
Rep: 153 Mike has a spectacular aura aboutMike has a spectacular aura about
Default

You've got no leg to stand on. You bought the car. These are things you definitely should've seen.

As for the keys, it varies by dealer. Sometimes the trade in only has one key, some dealers make another copy for fairly new cars, some don't.
__________________
"He shouted: 'You've won! Didn't you know?' I didn't, and it's about the nicest thing I've ever been told" -Bruce McLaren, 1968 Belgian Grand Prix
Read the rules! | DO NOT REPLY TO SPAM
Daily Driver: 2006 Mazda 3 S sedan - 2.3L I4, 5 speed manual - 78k miles
Girlfriend's Car: 2013 Chevy Volt - 30k miles
Bikes: 1979 Yamaha XS 750


Mike is offline Mike's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 AM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright 2015 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.