Car Corner is a scam business!
I recently just purchased a 2014 SUV through Car Corner, the original asking price of the vehicle was $22,988 which I agreed to with $1000 down which I payed no problem. I then signed the Bill Of Sale, as well as all the finance documents and assumed the deal was done and I could pick up the vehicle the following day.
I was then given the run around and told I needed to have a GPS device installed into the vehicle which I agreed to as my credit isn’t the best. This was on a Friday and I was told the GPS system would not be in until Monday to install. So I waited till Monday and called Nathan the salesman I had been dealing with to find out when my vehicle would be ready to pick up.
I was then told the GPS would not be in until Tuesday, so I waited till Tuesday and contacted him and he said it would be in by noon and that the guy who installs them wouldn’t be back until 2pm to install as he was out buying vehicles from auctions and that my vehicle would be ready for pick up at 3pm. I called at 2:30 to see if the guy that installs them was in and working on my vehicle. I was then given the run around once again. So I asked to speak with a manager.
Fred the manager at Car Corner got on the phone and informed me that they under priced the vehicle and that they had a 2012 Dodge Journey for me instead that was a FWD instead of an AWD which is what I wanted. I informed him that I would not be taking the 2012 FWD and that I already had insurance and registration on the 2014 Journey RT that we had already finalized all the paperwork on. He told me that if I wanted the 2014 RT that I needed to put another $1500 down. I told him I had no problem with that as long as it came off the principal price of the vehicle. He agreed that yes it would.
I then went in the following day to pick my vehicle up and give a $1500 check for the remaining down payment. He then informed me that the $1500 would not be coming off the price off the vehicle and that they were going to sell me a power train warranty instead. I told him that I did not want or need a power train warranty.
He informed me that unless I purchased this warranty that I would not be driving the vehicle off the lot. At that point I was done fighting and needed a vehicle so I agreed and planned to fight after. He then informed me that if the check I gave them did not clear that they would disable my vehicle and arrange for pick up. I informed them that I would be contacting AMVIC and the better business bureau as what they are doing isn’t right.
I took the vehicle home and then noticed that the navigation in my vehicle was not working. I then phoned a dodge dealership and found out that I most likely need a new radio for my vehicle and that I would have to have a $150 diagnostics test done. I also found out that the vehicle I purchased already had power train manufacture warranty still on the vehicle for another year or up to 100k km which ever came first.
I then contacted Nathan informing him of my navigation issues as well as wanting my check returned and the warranty cancelled as I already had warranty to begin with. His response was I had to subscribe to navigation (which dodge confirmed I didn’t) and that they weren’t putting anymore money out for this vehicle and that I only have to 60k for manufacture warranty (which dodge confirmed was untrue again). Also the warranty that I forced to purchase before being allowed to take the vehicle was priced at $1000, so where did the other $500 go? In their pocket possibly?
I’m writing this as a warning to other potential customers to avoid this car lot like the plague so that you don’t get scammed like I did desperate for a vehicle! After all was said and done I will have paid $26k for a vehicle with 90k that’s a 2014 and isn’t worth even close to that. Save your money and save yourself the headache! AMVIC & BBB will be in contact with them very soon!