I purchased a pontiac Grand prix with monza car last April 4, 2012, they gave me 30 days warranty. Selling price was $5500.00 with 81,338 mileage. We drive tested the car and everything seems perfect as the salesman was telling us it is in perfect condition and guaranty us that this war will last long because the previous owner didn't use it that much thats why the mileage is low, car fax was fine too. But to my dismay after a month it broke down, my daughter was driving to 405 freeway it it stop! tried to contact the salesman but they said they can't do something about it or if i will let them fix it i have to pay for everything. I brought it to my mechanic instead and i paid a huge amount to fix it. Here's the history:April 4, 2012- Purchase in cashApril 28, 2012 - tune-up, egr valve and purge control - 580.00June 11, 2012 - change battery - 157.66June 12, 2012 - Cylinder head gasket broken, valve job - 1425.01October 17,2012 - oil pan gasket, front crank seal - 656.68For the period of 6 mos i already spent almost $3000 for repairs. And now the reason i am writing a complain because my car broke down again! There's a rod knocking and its so loud that anyone who could hear it will be afraid to use the car. A lot of people are telling me that this car is a LEMON.. Right now my car is still in the machine shop and i don't know how could i afford to pay if its again a thousand dollars or god knows how much to repair these.For monza car, please stop selling this kind of car, let the buyer know what's the real condition of the vehicle, like what happened to me, you guys told me i'll be very safe with this car and and i'm getting a good deal from your shop, that this car that you're selling me is in good shape and won't break down for years but look??? after a month the car broke down. PLEASE! Don't don't do this to anyone, we are all working hard for the money but please you guys should have told me the real thing about this car and not the other way around.
Get this car back from me and refund my payment
Monza Car sells only used cars. Monza Car performs a vehicle safety inspection on every vehicle sold. We also allow potential customers to perform their own independent vehicle inspection on any vehicle they are interested in buying. Monza Car offers a 30 day/1,000 mile 50/50 Power Train Warranty on most of our vehicles, with the condition that all work be performed by a mechanic of our choosing. The reason for this is there is no way for Monza Car to know if another mechanic is being truthful in what they say needs to be repaired. The customer purchased a used 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix with 81,338 mileage for $5500.00 on April 04, 2012. This vehicle was sold with the 50/50 Power Train Warranty. The customer signed the 50/50 Power Train Warranty and the Buyers Guild which outlined in detail all the details of coverage, including having all repairs performed by a mechanic of Monza Car's choosing. At the time of the sale this vehicle was 15 years old. There is no way to anticipate mechanical difficulties with a vehicle of that age. This vehicle passed our safety inspection. If the customer was having difficulty with their vehicle, we would of instructed them to take the vehicle to our mechanic to have it inspected at no cost. The customer choose to take the vehicle to their own mechanic. The customer has never contacted Monza Car regarding any other issues with the vehicle. The customer is now making a complaint 1 year and 5 months after the purchased of their used vehicle. Monza Car has no way of knowing how the vehicle has been cared for, if regular maintenance has been performed and if said repairs were actually needed. It is unrealistic to request a full refund for a vehicle the customer has been driving for 17 months.
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For the the first time the vehicle was broken after exacty 30 days i immedietly called them and spoke with the agent for a couple of times and brought the car to their own mechanic of choice but to my dismay they told me i have to pay for everything to replace the head gasket which is part of the engine and also the oil pan is leaking. Pls take note that is 30 days after i bought the car. It is only now that i complain because theres another issue with the engine. I could testify to that it almost 30 days only after buying the car that it broke down as i still have all the receipts from the auto shop.
Final Business Response
This vehicle was sold over 17 months ago. As stated in our original response, this vehicle was sold with a 50/50 Power Train Warranty. If the customer had contacted Monza Car within the first 30 days we would have referred them to our mechanic. If the vehicle required repairs that were cover under the warranty, Monza Car would of paid 50 percent of those repairs, as per the contract. I do not have the ability to recreate a conversation that took place 17 months ago. According to the consumer's complaint, they stated on April 28, they paid to have a tune up, erg valve and purge control. They did not replace the head gasket until June 12, 2012, which was two months after the vehicle was purchased. The oil pan gasket was replaced on October 17, 2012, six months later. I'm confused by the consumer's statement that our mechanic told them that they had to pay to have a head gasket and oil pan replaced, when those weren't the repairs that the consumer made on April 28, 2012. According to the consumer's own statement those items did not need to be repaired until several months later. We have no record of the consumer contacting us after they claim they saw our mechanic. The consumer chose to have repairs made by their own mechanic. Monza Car cannot be responsible for those repairs.
Monza Car makes every effort to make sure all of our vehicles are in good working order prior to being sold. We offer a 50/50 Power Train Warranty at no cost to our customers. We also offer several different service contracts for a fee, to cover any unforeseen issues that may arise from owning a used vehicle. This vehicle is 15 years old. Unfortunately there is no way to anticipate the needs of a vehicle of this age.