Gaede Auto Sales / Terrible experience
I purchased a 99 VW Beetle from this company in August of 2008. It was doing ok after first driving it off the lot. After the first 30 days past, I had to buy new spark plugs and wires for this which cost me $125 for new plugs and wires. I also spent another $350 doing upgrades to the vehicle (new speaker system & tinted windows).
My car payments were $310 each month, with NO WARRANTY (AS-IS). They have the 'PassTime' auto-theft and payment system in the vehicle. Before I even drove it off the lot, they had problems with this device, and the device ended up frying the starter and they took 4 days to get the vehicle back to me after 'trying different things' and figuring out that it was the starter, after I was telling them the whole time it was the starter.
In the mean time they put me in a Buick LaSabre granny car to drive around for the 'time being' to get me to and from work. They told me that it was fixed and that I could come and pick it up, instead of driving the vehicle to my house and picking up the other vehicle.
In November... the vehicle started having troubles and was spitting and sputtering. I yet again replaced the spark plugs and wires spending another $125 on the vehicle. This did not fix the problem, so I had a fuel system flush done and had the fuel filter replaced. This seemed to have helped the problem for the time being. The vehicle ran great for a little bit longer, under I started having similar problems at the end of Jan 2009. It was then, I have been sick of putting money into this vehicle, and getting no results out of it.
I have been driving my fiance's car to and from work for quite some time. It's now that the vehicle is sitting in my drive.
As of February, the vehicle now has one flat tire and it's completely un-driveable, as the vehicle is running very, very rough and is not shifting gears properly. The transmission now appears to be going. After putting too much money into this vehicle, and not getting any results out of it, I called up the car lot and I told them that they can come and pick-up their P.O.S!
They came and got it 3 days later, after calling them. The vehicle is no longer in my possession and they did not have any problems getting it back.