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Barato Auto Sales

905 North Long Beach Blvd, ComptonCA 90221

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered Barato Auto Sales' rating include:

  • Failure to respond to 4 complaints filed against business.

Factors that raised Barato Auto Sales' rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

5 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Guarantee / Warranty Issues1
Problems with Product / Service4
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 5

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Barato Auto Sales

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (5)
07/19/2013Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Dealership refuses to send me title or Plates to car after more than two months of me Paying off.
I have tried to cooperate with dealership. They sold me a car (white Toyota camry 1994) they don't own the title to. I cannot use vehicle because it is not registered. I paid barrato auto sales for registration and title and have not received either. I held up my end of the contract but Barrato auto sales will just not. I paid off the car on March 22 2013

Desired Settlement
Plates and registration or full refund

09/08/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Dealer did not transfer the registration to the buyer within 60 days as required by the State Law.
1994 Cadillac Deville plate #4BVT925 was purchased on 3/29/2014. As of 8/3/14 the titled had not been transferred nor the registration paid. Car was impounded due to lack of registration over 6 months. Sheriff's dept. told me why vehicle was towed off the street in the City of Bellflower and that it was located at *****'s Tow in Bellflower. Dealer was notified of towing on Mon. 8/4/14, the first business day. Manager, ****** (XXX) XXX-XXXX, said he would take care of the issue and have the car out by end of business. Many days have past, many calls have been made, many visits have taken place to the company trying to get them to retrieve the car out of the impound. Margin repeatedly has said that he is working on it and the lady, whose registration service he uses, has submitted the required documents to DMV. The registration is still incomplete. I am not the registered owner because they failed to honor their end of the contract where I paid for taxes, fees, and licensing. The vehicle is still in the impound.

Desired Settlement
I am seeking restitution of the fees I paid due to the contract not being fulfilled by the dealership. I honored the contract by paying in full.

04/29/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Refund $1800/Car needs many repairs that Barato refuse to repair including warranty parts.
On February 16th, 2014, I bought a **** Cadillac Deville at *** ***** **** ***** Blvd for 5,700 dollars. The fair purchase for this vehicle should have been between $1,500- $2,200,which i found out later on through and reliazed Barato charged an extra $3000 on the vehiecle.

Unfortunately, the car has not performed well and the service was inadequate because on the first day(02/16) of driving the car less than two miles away, the car over heated so I returned it to your location. **** the Manager one day then not a manager the next, told me he will have it by wednesday.I went without the car for a week calling **** who told me the car is ready Friday (02/21). I drove the car about 6mi away and it overheated so i returned vehicle (02/22).**** promise to fix once more. Upon numerous requests for confirmation during that week I received no confidence in your company fixing the car. Car ready on (03/3), car overheats so return vehicle and ask for refund. **** said the Owner dont give refunds and once again promised the car will be fixed. This same routine happened over the course of six weeks with the car being in my possession for only two days during that whole time. . I am disappointed because upon my research after the purchase of the vehicle I found that the car is valued at $2,196. This shows I was over priced for this vehicle as well. Time and time again your company refused to fix the vehicle and your sellers even advised that nothing was being done to the car and the reason was that the "owner" didn't want to fix the car. This lack of professionalism violates the lemon law and vehicle code ethnics. Employees would not give owners info even though they claim the owner is making all decisions and refuse to get the car fix. The car was never worked on but Manager **** insured me that the car would be fixed or i can have a refund or exchange cars. **** said the Owner doesn't want to fix car so pick another one and pay an extra $900 for the exchange. That is an outlandish deal after all that has happened and dis-concern for solving a customer issue. I purchased a vehicle from you that your sales rep (****) said was in excellent condition and the car is a Lemon. It is now going on 2mos. and i still don't have the car or cant get info out of the **** because he informed me that the Owner does not want him dealing with me, and i don't know where the car is.

Desired Settlement
The down payment of $1,500 and the first month payment ot $300. Which is a total refund in the amount of $1,800.

12/01/2014Guarantee / Warranty Issues
04/11/2014Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Dealers - Used Cars

Additional Information

Business started: 06/24/2010
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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Number of Employees


Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Dealers - Used Cars

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Barato Auto Sales

905 North Long Beach Blvd

Compton, CA 90221

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1 Locations

  • 905 North Long Beach Blvd 

    Compton, CA 90221

Industry Comparison ChartX

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*Barato Auto Sales is in this range.


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Industry Tips for Auto Dealers - New Cars


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