Ann Schmidt Chrysler Dodge Jeep

Ann Schmidt Chrysler Dodge Jeep

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jkjmom

Bellefontaine, OH

#1 Jan 17, 2012
This is a warning to anyone wanting to buy a used vehicle - I would highly suggest you NOT doing business at Ann Schmidt's dealership.

I bought a vehicle in Feb. 2010 and was financed through the dealership. I had a sizable amount of a down payment and also had a trade in vehicle. I felt very fortunate because of these two things. I also trusted the dealership that they were selling me a reliable used vehicle.

I drove this vehicle in April to South Carolina and had the engine light come on on my way home. Come to find out antifreeze was leaking into my engine and I had to replace the engine. I called the dealership immediately to see how they could make this right for me. Because I had purchased the vehicle used there wasn't much they could do. I hired them to replace my engine which then of course tacked more onto my loan.
In November, the oil pump (of the engine that Ann Schmidt's put in) ruined that engine. I was very careful to take care of my vehicle's maintenance - always getting timely oil changes.
I have called the dealership, emailed the dealership and can not get a return call or response. I even suggested that they trade this "lemon" of a vehicle with something else of equal value and still nothing.
I feel as though this dealership and its vehicles should not be trusted. If they are going to sell vehicles that are going to break down or not maintain then they need to make it right for their customers.(and like I said, I was very careful in taking care of my vehicle so that it would hold up)

“Just thinking”

Since: Jul 09

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#2 Jan 17, 2012
Some states have lemon laws. A friend of mine lobbyed to have one enacted in NC. Does Ohio have one?
GBA

Saint Marys, OH

#3 Jan 17, 2012
FleetGhost wrote:
Some states have lemon laws. A friend of mine lobbyed to have one enacted in NC. Does Ohio have one?
Not surprised that you would seek a lawyer or government solution rather than buyer prudence. Never make any major purchase from anybody unless you check it out with a neutral party. No law will ever protect you from injury or failure. The law may help in trying to make it right, but never whole again. By the way we do have a lemon law, but like all of them you can almost use them as a sieve.
Lemons into lemonade

United States

#4 Jan 17, 2012
Maybe that's why she's selling out. http://www.showcase.com/property/1751-S-Main-...
GBA

Saint Marys, OH

#5 Jan 17, 2012
Lemons into lemonade wrote:
Maybe that's why she's selling out. http://www.showcase.com/property/1751-S-Main-...
A dealer doing well doesn't sell. She just isn't moving the product and her floor plan is eating her alive.
peggy poo

Bellefontaine, OH

#6 Jan 17, 2012
She hasn't even paid her property taxes. The ship is going down.
animal control

Centerburg, OH

#7 Jan 17, 2012
A womin' tryin' to compete in a mans bizzniss...?....Fail!

“Just thinking”

Since: Jul 09

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#8 Jan 17, 2012
GBA wrote:
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Not surprised that you would seek a lawyer or government solution rather than buyer prudence. Never make any major purchase from anybody unless you check it out with a neutral party. No law will ever protect you from injury or failure. The law may help in trying to make it right, but never whole again. By the way we do have a lemon law, but like all of them you can almost use them as a sieve.
Oh please. Most women aren't savvy about autos and who the heck knows where to get a second opinion? The vehicles should be right to start with and they aren't. I was at a lot in Springfield trying out a car, backed it up, there was a big clunk, and the vehicle froze. Some guy rushed out and quickly took it away with no explanation. At one dealership in Bellefontaine I was shown new cars with employees' old coffee cups, junk left in them meaning they take them home, so to me, that's a used car. It sure ain't my daddy's impeccable show room anymore where thee product is quality built, all of it in AMERICA.
Lemons into lemonade

Powell, OH

#9 Jan 17, 2012
Property taxes are usually the responsibility of the owner, not the renter.
peggy poo

Bellefontaine, OH

#10 Jan 17, 2012
Lemons into lemonade wrote:
Property taxes are usually the responsibility of the owner, not the renter.
Would that be Nelson?
Taxman

Powell, OH

#11 Jan 17, 2012
Lemons into lemonade wrote:
Maybe that's why she's selling out. http://www.showcase.com/property/1751-S-Main-...
$1.6 million plus property tax?
GBA

Saint Marys, OH

#12 Jan 18, 2012
FleetGhost wrote:
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Oh please. Most women aren't savvy about autos and who the heck knows where to get a second opinion? The vehicles should be right to start with and they aren't. I was at a lot in Springfield trying out a car, backed it up, there was a big clunk, and the vehicle froze. Some guy rushed out and quickly took it away with no explanation. At one dealership in Bellefontaine I was shown new cars with employees' old coffee cups, junk left in them meaning they take them home, so to me, that's a used car. It sure ain't my daddy's impeccable show room anymore where thee product is quality built, all of it in AMERICA.
Oh please, Fleet, what a sexist remark. She and her whole family are immersed in the car business, she knows cars. As far as used cars go, they are at a premium. Dealers used to rely on fresh trades to keep their used lots full, but since the wonderful auto deal not many folks are trading like they used to do. Thus you find even new car dealers going to auction to supplement their inventories. It also means that more junk is coming across the block than before. The combination of people running their vehicles longer and until there are problems and more crap at the auction, make buying a use car more risky. As I previously said, buyer beware; always check out every major purchase. Take no one's word for anything, it's you money.

“ A TRUMPSTER”

Since: Sep 11

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#13 Jan 18, 2012
ho="jkjmom"]This is a warning to anyone wanting to buy a used vehicle - I would highly suggest you NOT doing business at Ann Schmidt's dealership.
I bought a vehicle in Feb. 2010 and was financed through the dealership. I had a sizable amount of a down payment and also had a trade in vehicle. I felt very fortunate because of these two things. I also trusted the dealership that they were selling me a reliable used vehicle.
I drove this vehicle in April to South Carolina and had the engine light come on on my way home. Come to find out antifreeze was leaking into my engine and I had to replace the engine. I called the dealership immediately to see how they could make this right for me. Because I had purchased the vehicle used there wasn't much they could do. I hired them to replace my engine which then of course tacked more onto my loan.
In November, the oil pump (of the engine that Ann Schmidt's put in) ruined that engine. I was very careful to take care of my vehicle's maintenance - always getting timely oil changes.
I have called the dealership, emailed the dealership and can not get a return call or response. I even suggested that they trade this "lemon" of a vehicle with something else of equal value and still nothing.
I feel as though this dealership and its vehicles should not be trusted. If they are going to sell vehicles that are going to break down or not maintain then they need to make it right for their customers.(and like I said, I was very careful in taking care of my vehicle so that it would hold up)
XXXXXXX
Concerning this dealer, before I could make a judgment call ,I would have to know:
1. Year, make & model of vehicle
2. Mileage on vehicle @ time of purchase
3. Price of vehicle @ time of sale
4. Applicable warranties @ time of sale, and wording of the warranties
5. Whether the salesperson was an employee of the dealership, or an employee of Chrysler Corp.
In today's automobile world, with CARFAX & consumer protection laws, there is very little chance of getting hosed on a used car purchase if one uses all the tools available to him, and if he watches his "PEES & QUUUS."

“Just thinking”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#14 Jan 18, 2012
GBA wrote:
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Oh please, Fleet, what a sexist remark. She and her whole family are immersed in the car business, she knows cars. As far as used cars go, they are at a premium. Dealers used to rely on fresh trades to keep their used lots full, but since the wonderful auto deal not many folks are trading like they used to do. Thus you find even new car dealers going to auction to supplement their inventories. It also means that more junk is coming across the block than before. The combination of people running their vehicles longer and until there are problems and more crap at the auction, make buying a use car more risky. As I previously said, buyer beware; always check out every major purchase. Take no one's word for anything, it's you money.
If you're referring to my saying most women not knowing about autos, I wasn't referring to Ann Schmidt. I don't bad mouth people by name. I meant all most women know how to do is get in and drive a car, that's it. Too bad we weren't taught more about engines, etc. because women are taken advantage of all the time because of their lack of knowledge of things mechanical.
GBA

Saint Marys, OH

#15 Jan 18, 2012
FleetGhost wrote:
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If you're referring to my saying most women not knowing about autos, I wasn't referring to Ann Schmidt. I don't bad mouth people by name. I meant all most women know how to do is get in and drive a car, that's it. Too bad we weren't taught more about engines, etc. because women are taken advantage of all the time because of their lack of knowledge of things mechanical.
Still sexist, check the lib playbook.

“Just thinking”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#16 Jan 18, 2012
GBA wrote:
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Still sexist, check the lib playbook.
I don't claim to be hard line anything as a badge of honor.

“ A TRUMPSTER”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#17 Jan 18, 2012
FleetGhost wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh please. Most women aren't savvy about autos and who the heck knows where to get a second opinion? The vehicles should be right to start with and they aren't. I was at a lot in Springfield trying out a car, backed it up, there was a big clunk, and the vehicle froze. Some guy rushed out and quickly took it away with no explanation. At one dealership in Bellefontaine I was shown new cars with employees' old coffee cups, junk left in them meaning they take them home, so to me, that's a used car. It sure ain't my daddy's impeccable show room anymore where thee product is quality built, all of it in AMERICA.

XXXXXXX
And most women have trouble "driving" too.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#18 Jan 18, 2012
jkjmom wrote:
This is a warning to anyone wanting to buy a used vehicle - I would highly suggest you NOT doing business at Ann Schmidt's dealership.
I bought a vehicle in Feb. 2010 and was financed through the dealership. I had a sizable amount of a down payment and also had a trade in vehicle. I felt very fortunate because of these two things. I also trusted the dealership that they were selling me a reliable used vehicle.
I drove this vehicle in April to South Carolina and had the engine light come on on my way home. Come to find out antifreeze was leaking into my engine and I had to replace the engine. I called the dealership immediately to see how they could make this right for me. Because I had purchased the vehicle used there wasn't much they could do. I hired them to replace my engine which then of course tacked more onto my loan.
In November, the oil pump (of the engine that Ann Schmidt's put in) ruined that engine. I was very careful to take care of my vehicle's maintenance - always getting timely oil changes.
I have called the dealership, emailed the dealership and can not get a return call or response. I even suggested that they trade this "lemon" of a vehicle with something else of equal value and still nothing.
I feel as though this dealership and its vehicles should not be trusted. If they are going to sell vehicles that are going to break down or not maintain then they need to make it right for their customers.(and like I said, I was very careful in taking care of my vehicle so that it would hold up)
This is a perfect example of what is wrong in America today; no one wants to take responsibility for their decisions or ownership of a product.(It is always someone elseís fault or the government should do something)
I am sorry but you purchased a used vehicle. I am 100% sure that an extended warranty was offered to you at the time of purchase and you declined. This is your fault and your responsibility. No one can project the possibility of a car having an issue in the future, let alone a used vehicle. Who knows how it was maintained or abused by the 1st 2nd or 3rd owner.
As for Ann Schmidt not knowing cars or the business, do your research before discrediting someone. Ann Schmidt has been in and around the car business all of her life. Her dad owned a dealership and her and her ex-husband owned a dealership as well before she purchased her dealership from nelson. If she is selling it doesnít mean she isnít profitable, it means she is ready to move on.
Dealerships and business change hands every day, this isnít proof that they are unprofitable!
***uneducated speculation sounds the same as a child on the playground yelling I know you are but what am I***
Wite_Out

United States

#19 Jan 18, 2012
She doesn't even own the place anymore. Did you know that?

“Just thinking”

Since: Jul 09

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#20 Jan 18, 2012
Wite_Out wrote:
She doesn't even own the place anymore. Did you know that?
I wondered because I didn't see any women there except those in to get free gold dollars they "won" during a couple of sales promotions. An Asian man was in charge.

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