Used Vehicle For Sale By Owner
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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA (WPMT) — A woman is adopting apropos about the car she purchased from a Cumberland County acclimated car lot. She is planning to booty acknowledged activity adjoin the abode that awash her the car, but in the concurrently wants buyers to beware.
“Out of no area the agent chock-full cold, absent ability steering, started smoking,” said Christine Smith, buyer of the vehicle. “She was able to get off he ancillary of the alley but it was dead.”
About six months ago, Smith bought a acclimated Nissan Pathfinder from Clear Choice Auto Sales in Mechanicsburg for her 16-year-old daughter. Smith says, she knew it was a acclimated agent and things could go wrong, but didn’t apprehend things to be as they are now. After brining her car to a dealership to get fixed, they apparent what appeared to be alike added problems.
“I was told it was missing an discharge sticker, the analysis sticker had been removed from addition vehicle, and that it’s been tampered with and the vin cardinal doesn’t match,” said Smith.
FOX43 alleged Clear Choice Auto and was told it would be canicule afore we could allege to the owner. The man on the buzz says things go amiss with acclimated cars and the VIN cardinal not analogous charge accept been a mistake.
However, Smith doesn’t accept this was a mistake.
“You can see the analysis sticker was aerial in assertive places here, but the better indicator actuality is these X’s up actuality is an adumbration that it’s been bald on and off and put aback on,” said Smith.
On top of the VIN cardinal issue, the car does not accept an emissions sticker, alike admitting it was awash in Cumberland County which requires one. After advertent all these issues, Smith says alike admitting her car will not canyon analysis or accept a accurate analysis sticker, she’s absitively to delay on accepting any added assignment done on the car until she weighs all acknowledged options affective forward.
“Part of me feels like, did I absence something? Should I accept looked for something,” asked Smith. “But these are all things I accomplish the acceptance that because there are accompaniment regulations in place, they accept to accept by those things and a acclaimed banker wouldn’t advertise a agent that they accept not checked, monitored, run through every analysis afore they advertise it.”
Smith says she’s filed a address through the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General’s Office says back January 1, 2015, they’ve accustomed 17 complaints about Clear Choice Auto Sales. The AG’s Office did not say if it has taken any added activity adjoin the acclimated car company.
If you are planning on purchasing a acclimated vehicle, The Office of the Attorney General offers these tips:
Inspect the car in the aurora and acceptable acclimate conditionsDrive the agent afore you buy itHave a artisan audit the car afore you acquirement itLook carefully at the anatomy of the car for blight or cracksMake abiding all automated parts, like headlights and windows, are alive properly
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