I can't believe this. First, they tell you the price of the car and then they say finance with them to drop the price $3000.
I ask to test drive the car and they ask for my license. I give it to the salesman (sales-child) and he takes it back into a tinted office and comes back out. They would not let me test drive because they said they had to move too many cars. So they start the car and let it run in place. Some 18 year old sales kid says don't worry, he drove it and that it runs good. Hilarious.
I asked if we can discuss pricing and what kind of financing they have available. The sales-child says they have some of the best financing available and that in order to discuss pricing and financing they need proof that I am able to purchase/in good financial standing, they said it is because they get too many people wasting their time and it costs money to run these checks to see rates/finance options. They said this requires a hold on my credit card for $100 dollars. I asked, "A hold or a charge?". The sales-child assures me it is a hold and that it is dropped if the car is not purchase or deducted from the purchase if made. I already should have already seen this coming. Funny thing is, once the sales-child goes into the tinted-window office to do a credit check, my brother starts googling them on his blackberry and tells me that they have so many scamming complaints. At that point I decide I am not taking this any further.
The kid comes back and before I can tell him I'm not interested anymore, he goes into a spiel about how they cover anything from bumper to bumper on the car for 3 months after the purchase but this would require a charge of $1500 added to the price. Called a "Restoration Fee" and that all dealerships in NY are mandated to do so. It gets more funny. He tells me that I need to transfer the car temporarily to my insurance to test drive the car. Even better, he finishes by telling me he can't tell me what kind of rates I would have available or any other financing details until the next day. I tell the sales-child, no worries, we are not interested anymore, that they can drop the hold. As I stand to leave, I notice a photo copy of my license slipping out of one of their folders. I took it and I said "I hope this is the only one!". They were silent for a bit and then the other sales-### says "Hey don't be upset that you can't get a good rate, many people get upset because they have bad credit score and can't get a good rate". I have perfect credit score and I hadn't even received any financing details!
I leave out of pure exhaustion of arguing with the guy. I call my credit card company and tell them to block any activity from these people. My credit card company tells me there is a $500 charge that was approved but not posted yet to my account. They say I need to file a dispute. I did. I call Northern Auto Trader up and tell them they made a charge to my card, when they said they would make a hold and cancel it if there is no purchase made. He says I have to come back in to make a refund. I said, I will be there in two hour.
I get there and the guy says I have to come back when the account is there! It gets better! That sales-### tells me the accountant is only there on Friday from 1PM to 4PM. Argument ensues and I ended up leaving without getting my money back. Long story short, I go back on Friday at 2PM and the "accountant" isn't there. Waiting to see what is the outcome of my dispute filed with my credit card company. I have fraud protection and was told that they are not responding to the dispute letters sent to them. I have two more weeks to wait for results. What a scam.
I recently purchased a Honda Civic Si from Northern Auto Traders. To be honest I am extremely happy about my...
"I purchased an Infiniti M45 from these guys at Northern Auto Traders and when I saw some of the Negative stuff People are writing about these guys, I felt compelled to write something too!!! In my opinion some of these negative reviews are false because I went in after seeing a car advertised on The Northern Auto Traders, website (www.liccars.com). But the reason I'm writing is the price I saw online was the same price they sold the car to me. And I had never financed anything in my life accept for a small Macy's credit card they got me into a first time buyer program with an interest rate of 8.9% and my payment was about $75.00 less than I was ready to pay, so the reason that I think Northern Auto Traders is alright with me is because I went to another dealer about a week before I went to Northern Auto Traders and it took them like 4 days to get me approve and when they did, the rate was like 19%... So in my Book Northern Auto Traders is A-ok!!! Not to mention the car was in great condition and was priced $5, 000 less than the local infinti dealer.. As a result my cousin also went to Northern Auto Traders and she bought and Acura TSX and she too got a great deal and they even made 1 of my monthly payments because I gave them a referral.. a check for $435.00 hey I'll take that any day..so speaking for myself and my cousin we would have to say that our experience at Northern Auto Traders was definitely a great experience and we would definitely do business with them again..."
These people are just down right criminals, they should be trown directly in a dark cold prison. Cris, and Imran Khan tried to scam me by trying to make me belive that my credit was bad and then trying to overcharge we with 10, 000$. They refused to show me my interest rate or the bank that would approve me . When I refused to gou trough w the purchase they refused to give me back my deposit.
Then this fat guy with the nastiest attitude named Cris told me that over there he is God, and that I can co F--K miself.
They have scammed so may people with the same metod, I got away loosing only 500$ but others have lost up to 20, 000-25, 000$ they should be town in jail.
These guys are SCAM ARTISTS deluxe! They won't tell you what the interest rate on your loan will be until you give them all of your money. Also, they tack on TONS of hidden fees, such as insurance and inspection fees that somehow add thousands to the original price of your car. Furthermore, they are extremely unorganized and have no problems keeping you waiting.
Get this: I found a car being advertised from them on autotrader.com that was listed at $12, 000 and was the "special internet price." I called to ask about the car and they told me that that WAS the price and encouraged me to come in and check out the car. I printed out the ad from the internet and went in, with intentions of buying the car. After they had me waiting for days on whether or not I was able to be approved for a loan (when my credit score is high 700's) they told me they "found a bank" and that I should come in to finalize the deal before someone else bought the car. I thought, "how can someone else buy it when I have a $500 deposit on the car" but they said they can. Now, they STILL didn't tell me any terms of the loan until they had all of my money. They found me a semi-reasonable lender and then some slick-talking arab/indian by the name of Imran aka Sayfur Rahman scammed the hell out of me. He charged me $22, 000 for the car! Can someone tell me how that is possible? He not only ignored the internet price, but he charged me more for the car than what it was even listed for on the showroom floor.
Sure, maybe you people who are reading this are wondering how something so simple was overlooked. But to be honest, the people here are so damn slick with what they do! The way they present you the material, it's no wonder how this didn't catch my attention. Plus, when you're stressed out about buying a car, and finally getting excited that a deal is going through, they capitalize on the fact that your head is in a million places.
Folks, please trust me, these people will bait you, hook you, then screw you. They should be stripped of their license!
For further information on these guys, check out complaints.com and you will be blown away!