Special Report: Auto dealership seeks new life

Jamie Rivas and her husband, William, were shocked when the bank holding the loan on their Chevrolet Silverado truck called to ask when they were going to make their next payment. Full Story
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Bowman

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Oct 24, 2010
We are also a victim of Performance, We went to the dealership in good faith. We are thankful that are trade in was paid off after going to the dealership many times and a lot of phone calls,(we owed $3000.00). Now our big struggle is getting the title, our insurance company might not pay us if there is an accident,they might have to pay on the other "owners" insurance. Our hearts go out to the MANY other people that have been taken by this dealership...I would NEVER go back and I tell everyone I talk to NOT to trust them. The lady at MVD in Alb. had to deal with a lot of people that did not receive a title, my hat goes off to her she handled it with grace and patient's.
Hmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Oct 24, 2010
Sounds like Mega Auto all over again. I was a victim of them when they closed their doors.
Farmington Resident

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Oct 24, 2010
Oh what a tangled web we weave!!
my name is earl

United States

#4 Oct 24, 2010
Sounds just like Francisco's in Durango and that dealer in Flora Vista and Mega Auto and Graffis in Cortez and ....who knows how many. It is a sad thing.
str8talk wolfe

United States

#5 Oct 24, 2010
hey !!!!
performance.
get the hell out of town!!!
i have no sympathy for any business
that states.
"we'll pay off your trade no matter what you owe"
thats a scam, if ever ,ive heard one.
these clowns will also sell a 50,000 dollar,to anyone!!!!!
regardless of your credit history.
this is exactly how the housing market crashed!

sell a person a vehicle worth more then his/her income/home.send a monthly bill of 7 or 800 hundred dollars and with mandatory full coverage insurance.some dont have a chance of paying it off.
but who cares?
as long as these rich fat cats get their commission and the big auto labor unions get paid.right?

we need jobs in Farmington.
but i can live without another dealership!

good riddens
idea in Farmington

Rio Rancho, NM

#6 Oct 24, 2010
pay cash it saves on messes like this!
Grimreaper

Union Star, MO

#7 Oct 24, 2010
Quit doing business with government motors and bank of america,wells fargo,chase manhattan.Havent we been ripped off enough?
susie

United States

#8 Oct 24, 2010
I am thinking of taking my business to ABQ. At least when I went car shopping last time, I received better services in ABQ.
ConserveUS

United States

#10 Oct 24, 2010
Buy a Ford, at least they didn't take federal bailouts! I wondered how Perormance could construct a new building in the during the failing economy.
hmmm

United States

#11 Oct 24, 2010
Don't buy from these dealerships...
Denverite

Denver, CO

#12 Oct 24, 2010
I wonder what other corrupt dealings are going on besides cars....

Cars are probably only the cover to a bigger mess.
Lee Farmington

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Oct 24, 2010
Car dealers being Cheated and cheating WHAT a surprize
Lee Farmington

Santa Fe, NM

#14 Oct 24, 2010
Not only do they CHEAT their customers they CHEAT each other
Car Guy

Farmington, NM

#15 Oct 24, 2010
Buy from "Local" dealers....ie: Webb,Ziems,Melloy,(Advantage/A utomax),Horace. These company's are run buy honest family people who don't own Jets and exotic cars...I saw Paul Ziems shopping at wal-mart yesterday and Setev Melloy driving a 6 year old Dodge truck....Perry Webb driving a Tundra last week....last time I saw Stigelman he was in a 100k Mercedes and Thomas was in a Ferrari....hum
Car Guy

Farmington, NM

#17 Oct 24, 2010
susie wrote:
I am thinking of taking my business to ABQ. At least when I went car shopping last time, I received better services in ABQ.
Yea that makes sense....NOT.... Zangara did the same stuff about a year and a half ago...Try buying from a dealer who has been doing good honest business for over 50 years in Farmington....Webb,Horace,Ziem s,Melloys (Advantage/Automax) these dealers have NEVER failed to pay off a trade or provide plates to their customers. Try looking at the BBB website...High Country isnt even a member.
OMG

Draper, UT

#18 Oct 24, 2010
If you live in the area and hear all this BS that is going on with Performance. Why go there? You may go there in good faith, but reading issues like this in the paper is poor management and poor judgement of yourself. You should have known to go else where or keep the vehicle you are in. I don't know why it is so important on buying a new vehicle. To showoff or to be in more debt. I payed off my cars and they run just great - as long as you take care of it; just like you would your children. The dealerships can't take all the blame. Shame on you, too.
Two Cents

Rio Rancho, NM

#19 Oct 24, 2010
It's hard to trust anyone these days. Buyer/borrower/depositor beware.

Put your money in your mattress and pay cash. If you don't have cash you can't afford it.

If a political candidate tells you they are going to fix it, they are lying. They don't know how.
joe

Santa Fe, NM

#21 Oct 24, 2010
HaHa, This is kinda funny, 3 crooks trying to screw each other. Buy a Ford, they did'nt take any money from government bailouts!
Aztec_NM

Albuquerque, NM

#25 Oct 24, 2010
OMG wrote:
If you live in the area and hear all this BS that is going on with Performance. Why go there? You may go there in good faith, but reading issues like this in the paper is poor management and poor judgement of yourself. You should have known to go else where or keep the vehicle you are in. I don't know why it is so important on buying a new vehicle. To showoff or to be in more debt. I payed off my cars and they run just great - as long as you take care of it; just like you would your children. The dealerships can't take all the blame. Shame on you, too.
Apparantly people were cheated with their trade-in's before this article came out, that's why the writer was able to talk to people who had an issue with the dealership.
There always has to be a hibopcrit. People finance and trade-in cars everyday without a problem, if they want to do that it's their choice.
Oh and just so you know my child works great and so does my brand new car, yes I can afford it!!
Car buyer

Rio Rancho, NM

#26 Oct 24, 2010
I disagree with the the guy who wrote "If you live in the area and hear all this BS that is going on with Performance. Why go there?" Hello we would not go to a dealership if we knew they were crooked!! and who are you to judge if we NEEDED a car or just wanted to SHOW off.....anyone that can afford the payments should be able to make a choose if they want to buy s car..I think we still live in a free country!!! I don't appreciate you using the Lord's name in vain!!!! The dealership is to blame for ripping people off..Know the facts before you Judge...I have seen the LONG list of people in the same fix..

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