Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
12/11/2018 1:58:31 AM
11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 3/12/2005 4:41:35 AM EST
I just found out that the car a 'friend' sold me has an additional 30,000 - 40,000 miles on it because he had disconnected the odometer for a while. I must say I am rather pissed about it. Although I am not sure if I am more upset about the car or the fact that I was lied to. I no longer feel this is a person I can trust and I have certainly lost respect for them. I detest liars! Am I overreacting or would you be pissed?
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 4:45:48 AM EST
You should be pissed...

30 or 40 k is a lot more then "a while"!!!

...and that is a serious criminal violation. If this is a person with a vehicle dealers license, it can be a biggie.

However, no matter what you decide to do, it won't make the vehicle have less mileage.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 4:46:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 4:50:50 AM EST
Am I overreacting or would you be pissed?

You were scammed by a thief.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:02:20 AM EST
2 Lessons of life
1: Never lend money to family
2: Never buy anything of value from a friend.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:06:00 AM EST
If you're not happy with the deal, call the guy on it. If you're satisfied with the car, keep it.
I'm not as concerned with mileage as I am with maintenance. I've seen low mileage cars that were shot due to neglect. As well, I've seen hign mileage cars that ran like a top because they were cared for.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:10:20 AM EST
Pissed off would be a understatement
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:19:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By DEC:
2 Lessons of life
1: Never lend money to family
2: Never buy anything of value from a friend.



The sad part is one only says that because you can only trust your family and friends as much as a stranger when it comes to both.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:33:49 AM EST
I would be pretty pissed off.
No one forgets a thing like that when selling a car.
I usually stated right on the title that false milage is a crime.

The guy knew. He lied to you.
Good luck, not sure what I would do in the same situation, but you are certainly within the norms by being pissed off.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:35:13 AM EST
give him a swift kick to the nuts for his troubles
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:20:08 AM EST
I heard that in Illinois if you can prove odometer fraud you get the car and your money back. I don't know if it's true though.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:21:28 AM EST
That is FRAUD and is illegal
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:32:38 AM EST
Tell him to give you some or all of you money back while holding a cell phone with the number typed in to report him.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 12:23:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Penguin_101:
Tell him to give you some or all of you money back while holding a cell phone with the number typed in to report him.



+1

40,000 miles is 3-4 years of mileage for the average vehicle, he owes you money or else.

He purposely fu*ked you.
Top Top