Before anyone says buyer beware or you should have inspected it better blah blah blah. I’m not writing this to get attacked or shamed. I’m writing it to vent. Everyone knows we’re in recession and things are tough. I’m a single income man who supports his wife and 3 kids, I work in the construction industry which has taken a major hit over the last couple of years. This year being the worst. So the wife and I decided that we would use what we had in savings to buy her a used car. A beater, something that could get her to be able to get the kids off to school and get her back working again as its tough to find anything close to where we live.
After searching for 3 weeks we were getting tired of looking and came across what sounded like an amazing first vehicle for her. 2006 chev optra. 192000 km. In all reality it should have some life left. Be good for at least a year driving around the city. I called the guy and asked questions. Like is this a safe car for my young family. He sounded confident and stated there was nothing wrong. We went and looked at it and he explained that he replaced the front brakes and that the rears would need to be done which is nothing, I can accept that. He repeatedly stated it’s a great car nothing wrong other than that. So we decided to purchase it.
Not even 1 km into the drive home it starts making crazy bad noises coming from the front breaks which he just had replaced. We took it into a friend’s to replace the rears test drove it its still making noise. Checked the fronts they are screwed. Anyways the car is pile of crap and he screwed my family over. Check the attached kijiji ad.